How Thanksgiving Began

I have been checking out the children’s Shabbat class the last few weeks. Those children are very knowledgable. This was the lesson given to the children this past Shabbat. It was a short 30 minute lesson. Yes, I took notes too, lol.

Every 3rd Thursday in November marks thanksgiving. The Gentiles use this day to give thanks for all that they have. They give thanks to their god. (My sidenote:Some don’t know they just follow traditions they were taught as we did.) Yah did not command us to keep this day. It is not in the Bible. What is harvest? Harvest is the gathering up of crops. Harvest times are in the spring and fall. Harvest marks the end of a planting season. Do y’all know Yah gave us a harvest time to keep? It is called Pentecost. Pentecost is also called the Feast of Weeks or the Feast of Harvest. Pentecost means 50 in Greek. Fifty days were counted after the Feast of Unlevened bread. The Gentiles mock Yah by making up their own feast day. My sidenote: Remember the king of Israel…Jeroboam who made up his own feast day…1 Kings 12:32.

Leviticus 23:16-17 Grain, meat, fruit for one big harvest festival.

What are thanksgiving’s pagan origins? Thanksgiving worships a pagan goddess or fallen angel called Ceres. She is the goddess of grain. This is where the word cereal comes from. She was worshipped in Greece and Rome. They celebrated ceres at the end of the harvest. They picked corn, wheat, and all grains to thank her with this festival. Romans had a temple dedicated to her. So she would bless their seeds. People still thank her today with the cerenelia festival. This cerenelia or thanksgiving festival and saturnalia or christmas are the pagans two biggest festivals.

Jeremiah 10:1-3 Why Yah does not want us to do paganism: Yah says their customs are worthless. satan has made this day seem fun and about family.

2 Cornithians 11:14 satan fools people…he pretends to be good.

Who were the Piligrims? They were also called The Separatists. They said mainstream people were wicked in England. So they left England and went to the Netherlands. Then they left the Netherlands to find a place to live by the Bible.  In 1620 they left for the United States. We were already here as the slaves by 1619. (The speaker said the Piligrims did not bring us over here.) They arrived in Plymoth Massachusetts in the spring of 1621 and set up a community. They met some Native Americans. One of the Native Americans knew English because he had been captured by the English. They were friendly to the Piligrims, teaching them herbal medicine, fishing and growing crops. There were 102 piligrims. They were not prepared for American winters. About 46 did not survive.  I know this is gross but we have to tell the truth…they started eating their own people and killed some of the Native Americans to eat them. And this is how the wars began between the Piligrims and Native Americans. This is the history they don’t tell. Did y’all know Christopher Columbus did not discover America? Native Americans were already here. There were other Gentiles and slaves here too, before Columbus came here.

The Gentiles wanted Native Americans out of the land. This is called conquesting. Israel did this to the Canaanites. Native Americans and the Gentiles fought a long time but the Gentiles did win. The Gentiles came and got the children of Israel in West Africa (in mass numbers) to work their land. The Native Americans did not suffer as we did. They know their tribes, language, culture and still have some land. We are just now getting our names back. So on thanksgiving they give thanks to their god for prospering them in this land.

Deuteronomy 28:20,37 Yah put us under the curses…that is why we are here. This land does not belong to us. Yahoshua will take us back to our land. That is when we will celebrate.

Do you know Native Americans owned slaves? Deuteronomy 28:37 Yah said we will be a mockery among all people.

Colossians 3:17 This is our thanksgiving to Yah…everyday. When you sit down to eat daily…thank Yah for your food. Thank Yah before you go to sleep.

2 Corinthians 2:11 We are not ignorant of the things satan does. This includes all his pagan holidays. See, satan lies because he knows if people really understood they were celebrating a goddess, they would not do it!

*In 1607 The English Colonists were already in Jamestown VA. In 1621 The Piligrims arrived.  In 1619 Israelite slaves brought here by the English from a Dutch ship they captured. Slavery was already going on in South America.

Ant, do you know my first name means goddess of the harvest or goddess of agriculture in Greek? My first name is Greek from Demeter, the goddess. My mother did not know though. She told me long ago she named me after a pretty girl she knew. She didn’t knowingly name me after a goddess. I found out when I was grown,the meaning of my name. Ceres and Demeter are the same goddess just with different names, one Roman the other Greek.

I’m a little envious of the other Israelites right now. They are all ‘not celebrating’ together tomorrow with their families. (They will be fasting…they fast every 12th and 24th of the month.) Whereas, I am with family who know all holdiays are pagan but are celebrating anyway. It is hard to stand alone. I will be fasting and praying tomorrow.  Yah bless.

Published by blessedwomanofyah

Shalom, my name is AshantiYAH. I am a servant of the Most High Yah and His son Yahoshua. I am a messianic Israylite. My hometown is T'zion.

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