Counterfeits of the Enemy (A rough draft  excerpt  from the manuscript CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEFS by Jewels Prophet (Apostle Rubie James)


Almost everything GOD has the enemies of GOD and man has a counterfeit.  A counterfeit is defined as a copy in order to deceive.  A counterfeit closely resembles the originality of a thing.  GOD commands us in His Word to keep His Sabbaths including His Holy days.


Counterfeit of the Passover


JESUS, in addition to keeping the seventh day Sabbath, also kept the Passover.  In fact, He was and is the Passover.  The counterfeit to Passover is Easter.  The Passover and Easter are not synonymous, as most would believe.  The Christian church protests that Easter is when the MESSIAH was raised from the grave.  However, Easter is an ancient holiday that celebrates the vernal equinox (springtime) and the day of the Sun.  Easter is associated with the goddess of life and fertility.  This makes it an excellent counterfeit indeed.  For Christians, JESUS being raised from the dead is a celebration of life!


Women primarily worshiped the gods of the cults Tammuz, Astarte, and Diana.  These cults celebrated the season of spring and the fertility of nature.  It was a time to mourn for loss loved ones.  The fourth month of the Jewish calendar (originally identified as Tammuz) was celebrated by mourning the death of Tammuz.  This was the time when Tammuz descended into the underworld.  It was also one of the abominations of the people that GOD showed to Ezekiel.


GOD showed Ezekiel a carved image of the goddess Asherah that had been placed in the Temple of GOD.  GOD told Ezekiel, “You will see still greater abominations, which they are committing.  Then He brought me to the entrance of the gate of the Lord’s house which was toward the north; and behold women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz...Then He brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house.  And behold, at the entrance to the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the alter, were about twenty-five men with their backs to the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east, and they were prostrating themselves eastward toward the sun”.  (Ezekiel 8:13, 14,16)   


The word Easter appears only once in the Bible.  This misinterpretation of the word Pascha (Passover) in Acts Chapter 12 verse four is an Old English origin.  The irony is, as you can see from the above Scripture, pagans celebrated Easter and Easter sunrise long before the death and resurrection of JESUS!  Yes, so also was the Passover celebrated centuries before JESUS death.  The Passover, however, in the Old Testament points to and is an example of the Passover of the New Testament, JESUS the MASSIAH.  The Passover of the Old Testament was a shadow of that which was to come.  On the other hand, Easter is a movable holiday that falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon, which was set by the Nicene Council under Constantine.  The vernal equinox and or the summer soltice determines the day  Easter falls on.  In contrast, Passover is the fourteenth   day   of the first month (Aviv or April).  GOD perpetually fixed this day and it is based on the ecclesiastical calendar which perpetuates, if you will, GOD’s time.  Some historians say the fifteenth day of the month.  This is because Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread run consecutively; in addition GOD created days from sunset to sunset.  Therefore, the Passover and Unleavened Bread are usually celebrated together as one Holy Convocation.  The Passover constitutes one day and the feast of Unleavened Bread is seven days. Chances are if someone does not accept the truth about the Sabbath, they will not or cannot accept the truth about Easter and these other counterfeited holidays. GOD in His infinite wisdom originated coherence between the Old Testament and the New Testament.  GOD did this to stress the importance of adherence to the Holy days, His Commandments and decrees for His people.  He did this in order to give those who search for it the Truth.  In addition, GOD verified and cemented His Commandments and Holy Days as perpetual Covenants forever.


I found it very interesting that the great spiritual movement of ‘warfare’ now going on in this country is related to some of these counterfeits.  I read a book entitled; He Came to Set the Captives Free by Rebecca Brown, MD.  In this book, Dr. Brown accepted GOD’s call to warfare.  Her training field was in the very hospital where she worked.  One of her patients was a proclaim satanist.  This patient had advanced to being one of the national brides of satan.  Consequently, GOD had delivered this patient from demonic possession.  Do not get me wrong.  I am not downing this book nor am I taking away from the importance of spiritual warfare.  All of us live in a natural world yet whether or not we acknowledge, we are spiritual beings that hopefully encounter and traverse the spirit realms. We are governed by Divine Laws carried out under the auspices of Divine Spirit.   The normal functions of life are in sync with Spirit. However we, at times interfere because of our ignorance of GOD and His Laws. Our negative and unregenerate thoughts and mind-sets produce negativities which come back upon us as a negative effect. This conglomerate of negative thoughts and energies most call satan or a devil. Therefore I mention this.  If someone happens to be one of those who do not believe in possession and satanic organizations, well, they will probably  end  up in such an organization.  I recommend that every Christian and non-Christian read this book.  Whether you believe in the modern sense of the usage of the words devil and satan or  negative spiritual energies  and forces as being powerful and real.  These things do exist and as long as there is growth and change and mankind has free-will positive and negative energies will exist. Whatsoever a man sows that shall he reap. Our knowledge and the manner in which we think will determine our level of success or failure.


The anonymous co-author of the book was Dr. Brown’s patient.  On page thirty-two of this book, she tells about a group called the ‘Sisters of Light’.  This group is also popularly known as the ‘Illuminati’.  She says “...Most  (Illuminati) are a part of the ‘Brotherhood’.  The Brotherhood is the national major secret cult who gives their power to and worships their deity known as satan and this group is led by this deity.  The group consists mostly of people who are directly descended from the Druids of ancient England.  Dr. Brown goes on to say, “...Their roots (date) back to the sorcerers of ancient Egypt and Babylon who...reproduced three of the ten plagues sent upon Egypt”.  On page sixty-nine, she mentioned several ‘holy’ days when there would be human sacrifices.  The  ‘holy’ days  Dr. Brown mentioned were Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving,  and  (those)  holidays  as  close  as possible to the first day of spring, summer, fall and winter.  The main thing I would like to place emphasis on deals with what the patient (as an ex-satanist) refers to as their “Black Sabbath” or “Black Mass” within this group.  This Black Sabbath or Black Mass, which they give reverence and reference to, is the Christian holiday Easter.  Pages seventy-two and seventy-three says, “The main Easter sacrifice is always a man.  In the eyes of satan and the crowd, that man becomes JESUS and satans supposed victory over JESUS at the cross is celebrated”. 


What does this tell you?  I must admit that I was quite surprised at the mention of Thanksgiving in this book.  I believe that Thanksgiving was mentioned in order to throw one   off   to   the other   diabolical influenced counterfeits while alluding to them as being acceptable holidays for the people of GOD.  Yet at the same time this author has not done sufficient research to say whether or not Thanksgiving is acceptable as a Holy day of observance.  However, I can deduce by looking back at high school history classes and say that Thanksgiving  was  a  day  of thanks for the Puritans and those who made it safe to the New World.  Yet after giving thanks they slaughtered their hospitable hosts—The American Indians.


The Druids were a priestly cult in ancient Europe.  These priests worshiped some of the gods, which are similar in name to those of the Greeks and Romans.  The Old Norse god Odin was the chief ruler.  Odin was worshiped under different names throughout Europe.  This god of war carried a magic spear.  Thor was their god of thunder.  The worship of these gods was conducted outdoors under ‘guardian trees’.  The Bible refers to these trees as groves. Worship was also conducted within sacred arrangements of stones.  Their sacred hours of worship were during the hours of noon and midnight.  It was during these hours that they would sacrifice animals and people.


The Druids urged people to fight the Romans when Julius Caesar invaded Britain.  It was believed that the Druids were destroyed in England in 78AD.  However, they were alive and active in the 400’s when they and their customs infiltrated Christianity!


Solomon was reprimanded for serving the Zidonion goddess of sex  and fertility,  Ashtoreth.  Her  name


In the Phoenician dialect was Astarte.  Her Grecian title was Aphrodite.  In the Assyrian or Babylonian tongues, this goddess of love was Ishtar.  The Anglo-Saxon called her Eastre.  Finally, her English name today is Easter.


Paul warned the pagan converts in the New Testament churches about their behavior as becoming Saints in regards to this goddess of love, life, and fertility.


Easter sunrise service has no scriptural support and is considered an abomination to and by GOD as reiterated to Ezekiel.  “They were prostrating themselves eastward toward the sun”.  (8: 16)


The majority of Christians believe that JESUS is MESSIAH and was resurrected on Sunday.  It is a popular saying that JESUS was crucified on “Good Friday” and rose early Sunday morning.  Many passages in the Gospels are quoted to substantiate the belief that JESUS rose on Sunday.  Contrary to popular belief,   the observance of Sunday as the day of rest, the Lord’s Day and the resurrection is without biblical or scriptural support.


Perhaps you may have considered why Easter is a movable holiday that is celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox.  Have you ever thought about why Easter ‘sun’ or Easter’s ‘son’ rise service?  Have you ever given thought to why the eggs, rabbits, and crossed buns?  Why the traditional eggs hunt?  It is mandatory that GOD’s people earnestly search the origin of these traditions.  These holidays do not bring honor to  GOD or MESSIAH.  Even the word holiday is derived from and is a counterfeit for the word Holy day.


Let us investigate this counterfeit Easter a bit closer.  In the book of Matthew, JESUS said, “As Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth”. (12:40) There was no other sign given to man to prove that JESUS was the MESSIAH.  Jonah in Chapter One and verse seventeen says, “Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah.  And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights”.  Three days and three nights equal approximately 72-hours.  However, we must not only look at what GOD considers a day but the day He called Sabbath as well.  To do this we must go to Genesis One and Exodus 20.  “And GOD said. "let there be light...and the evening and the morning were the first day”.  (Genesis 1:3,5)


Man says that the morning and the evening are a day.  After twelve midnight is considered to be morning.  However, GOD said the evening and the morning is a day.  Therefore, a day to GOD begins in the evening.  Specifically, a day to GOD begins at sunset.  So from sunset (sunrise) to sunset (sundown) is considered a day, a twenty-four-hour period.  I am convinced that if we were to keep GOD’s perception of what a day is that we would have no need for a leap year or to add another month every 2.7 years or to rely upon Daylight savings time.  Anyway, back to the point.  On the seventh day, GOD ended His work and He rested.  “Wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it”.  (Exodus 20:11)  From this, we can conclude that GOD considers a day to be from sunset (sunrise) to sunset (sundown).


The seventh day of rest is the Sabbath, commonly called Saturday.  As stated before, if someone cannot see that Saturday is the Sabbath, he or she will be unable to see other truths.  GOD’s Holy Days are related to specific events and points to YAHSHUA (JESUS)  as  being  the  MESSIAH, Emanuel, the Only Begotten Son and  the  ‘firstborn  among many’. 


These mythologies celebrated as holidays are counterfeit to GOD’s Holy Days and they detail specific events most often for the explicit purpose of drawing ones attention away from Truth.


If JESUS were crucified and put in the tomb around the ninth hour (6:PM [Matthew 27:46]) on Friday  and  rose  early  Sunday  morning, He is a fake.  He is not the promised MESSIAH.  This is why.  From Friday sunset to Saturday sunset is one day (24hrs).  From sunset, Saturday to Sunday morning is approximately twelve hours.  This means that JESUS was in the tomb approximately 36-hours or one and one half days.  This is half the time JESUS said that He would be in the grave.  This would mean that JESUS is not the promised MESSIAH.  This would also mean that JESUS fooled everyone except those who believes that MESSIAH is still to come as Savior.  


Now, let us look at what the Prophet Daniel had to say.  “And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off; but not for Himself...And He shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of He shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease”.  (Daniel 9:26,27)


These verses contain vast amounts of information and revelation.  It is a three-fold prophecy having literal, prophetic and symbolic representations and applies to three separate events in history.  Therefore, for the sake of study and this text, we will extract one of the prophetic messages in order to avoid confusion. 


MESSIAH shall be “cut-off”, not for Himself.  “In the midst of the week”.  This means that JESUS would have been crucified (cut-off) or He sacrificed Himself in the middle of the week.  To be in the midst of something, would put you smack dab in the middle, would it not?   What day of the week constitutes the midst or the middle of the week?  Wednesday would be the midst of the week.  Let us look at the Wednesday crucifixion theory.  From Wednesday sunset (ninth hour or approximately 6:00pm) to Thursday sunset (ninth hour or approximately 6:00pm) is one day.  From Thursday sunset to Friday sunset is one day.  Add one and one you get two days.  From Friday sunset to Saturday sunset is a day.  Two days  and nights plus one day and one night equals three days and three nights.  The Wednesday theory equals the amount of time JESUS said He would be in the grave.  It is very easy to see why many believe that JESUS rose on Sunday morning. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all say that the day was dawning toward the first day of the week, Sunday.  This is a very crucial point.  If someone stops there going along with the traditional concepts and forming their own interpretation, it is easy to say JESUS rose early Sunday morning.  However, we cannot stop there if we are to get a true revelation of what GOD wanted us to see, which was the primary reason the writers include these very important words and phrases.  Therefore, we cannot stop there.  There is no prophecy of Scripture, which warrants neither private interpretation nor our own personal beliefs.  These selected tidbits of information were included for the serious and spiritual minded people of GOD.


The Gospel writers spoke of the Feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread, Sabbath, and the first day of the week.  John, thank GOD, tells us what kind of a Sabbath it was.  John also mentions the “preparation”.  “The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day (for that Sabbath day was a high day) besought Pilate…that they might be taken away”.  (John 19:31)


Those unfamiliar with Judaism will confuse this High (day) Sabbath with the weekly Sabbath.  Therefore, it has been taught that this Sabbath referred to is the weekly Sabbath.  In fact, this High Sabbath could have been any day of the week.  However, if JESUS is MESSIAH and Daniel’s prophecy is true, this particular High Sabbath, the Passover, fell on a Wednesday.


John breaks the events down with one word, ‘High’.


Let us have a look at the preparation.  Most Christians automatically assume because of the fact that the Apostles said that the Sabbath was ‘nigh’ or near took for granted that these Apostles were talking about the weekly Sabbath.  John said, “For that Sabbath day was a high day”.  This gives us a very essential piece of information.  This preparation day was a day distinctly different from the weekly Sabbath preparation day.  The ‘Preparation’ day for the weekly Sabbath is Friday.  Matthew states, “Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying, sir, we remember  that  that deceiver said...After  three  days I will rise again. Command  therefore  that  the sepulcher be made sure until the third day”.  (27:62-64)


Another statement of importance is “The next day that followed the day of the preparation”.  If that next day were the weekly 7th-Day Sabbath, the Priest, neither the Sadducees nor the Pharisees would have been outside of the Temple.  Neither would they have been consorting in secular activities particular that having to do with entombment. 


Both Mark and Luke refer to the day of preparation.  In their writings they said, “And now when the even (Evening) was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the (High) Sabbath...And that day was the preparation, and the (High) Sabbath drew on”.  (Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54)  Luke the twenty-second chapter states, “Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the Passover must be killed.  And He (JESUS) sent Peter and John, saying, ‘Go and prepare us the Passover’...And they said unto Him, Where wilt thou that we prepare”?  (v7-9) 


The Passover is GOD’s High Sabbath.  It is a Holy Convocation unto GOD.  This is why those who instigated to kill JESUS wanted to speed things up.  Even they did not want to profane the High Sabbath.  However, what they did not know was that they were the very instruments GOD used to sacrifice the Pascal Lamb of GOD.  They said, “Not on the feast day”.  (Mark 14:1; Matthew 26:2)  There is no other day holier than when JESUS became the Pascal Lamb. 


To dawn toward the first day of the week, did not mean that the first day of the    week, Sunday had arrived.  Each occasion told of reaching the tomb, it was said, “He is not here”.  JESUS was not there because He had risen.  He was gone and had been gone for some time.  Just as JESUS was laid in the tomb minutes before sunset on, Wednesday, before the start of the High Sabbath, He rose immediately after the 7th-Day Sabbath.  This means that MESSIAH rose after sunset on Saturday evening.  Even in His death, JESUS through His actions and His obedience was honoring the Commandments of the Father by not profaning the Sabbath.  JESUS could have died and rose on any day.  However, even  in  the  sacrifice  of  giving  Himself, He set an example for us to follow—“Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy”.


All Jews kept the Sabbaths as Holy Convocations.  All those who converted to Judeo Christianity kept the Sabbaths.  In order not to blaspheme the High Sabbath and the weekly Sabbath with “work” (although the work was priestly), GOD planned the precise time when JESUS should be placed within the tomb and the exact moment to the millisecond when He would come out of the tomb.  For us to have the audacity to even infer these events were haphazardly planned and implemented as a result of GOD’s perfect immutable plan, we question GOD’s character, we question GOD’s omniscience and His Supreme Deity just as Adam and Eve did. We therefore place ourselves  as GOD.  As GOD’s creation is perfect so was the inauguration of the systematic and unchangeable events surrounding the life, death, burial, and resurrection of JESUS.


JESUS was in the grave a full three days and three nights.  JESUS was crucified in the midst of the week, Wednesday.  He was placed in Joseph’s tomb immediately before the High Sabbath Passover.  JESUS rose instantaneously after sunset following the weekly Sabbath, Saturday evening.  These conclusions can only be true or the MESSIAH is yet to come as LORD and REDEEMER of mankind.  If MESSIAH has not come as foretold by the prophets we are all lost and there is neither justification nor a means of restoration or redemption for us.  This would mean that mankind remains “Under the curse of the Law”.




Easter was being celebrated before the time of Ezekiel the Prophet and the captivity of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 597BC.  In fact, the people of GOD were taken captive because of their lack of obedience to the commands of GOD in there worship of various other gods.     Ezekiel foretold of the assortment of afflictions that would come upon the people for their lack of obedience to the Commandments of GOD as did Jeremiah and Daniel.


Easter counterfeits the Passover.  Easter draws attention away from GOD’s High Sabbath and the Passover,  to  the   Black Sabbath  (Black Mass), the tradition of the Druids, and the god and goddesses Tammuz, Diana, and Asteroth.


Do not be deceived, GOD is not to be mocked.  Many under the guise of serving GOD are keeping these substitutes.  Whatever excuse someone may conjure  up  is  not  justification  enough  for  the blatant disobedience to GOD, His Law or rejecting His truths and gifts.  In celebrating the counterfeits and being disobedient to the commands of GOD, the people of GOD forfeit their inheritance as ‘Sons’.  They have sold their birthrights for a bowl of soup!  Therefore, they are illegally attempting to steal what belongs to the true heirs of GOD.


GOD commanded that His children be taught His Words diligently not the false concepts of an apostate church, or Babylonian and Egyptian idolatry.  The people of GOD are to “Observe and do all that the LORD commands.  Let us consider the conclusion of the whole matter: fear GOD and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.   If   you   love   me,   keep   My commandments”, GOD said, “This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth but meditate on it day and night…that you may do according to all that is written in it; then you will make your way prosperous, and you will have success”. (Ecclesiastes 11:13; John 14:15; Joshua 1:8)


In spite of the truths presented here, perhaps many reading will continue in these traditions.  To coin a phrase, truth and growth pains hurt and many are comfortable right where they are.  However, nothing but the truth will set GOD’s people free from the ties that snare them holding them captive from that of living a full life of abundance and freedom. 

© Taken from the unpublished, unedited manuscript by Jewels Prophet (Apostle Rubie James) CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEFS.  This literary work will be released in the coming months and is protected under copyright laws.  May not be republished for profit or any other forms of for sale and not for sale media without written consent of the author and not for sale media without giving the author and/or the book credit.

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