1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. 2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) 4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. 5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
Children of the Lord are supposed to follow the words of Jesus Christ, hints for that is why they call themselves Christians. The Holy Bible is like a textbook for Christians to learn from and live by. Sadly, many Christians are too sluggish to read God’s word, so they will follow the Lord blindly. Man-made traditions never replace the word and commands of scripture; that is called paganism. Between March and April, the holiday of Easter is celebrated. It is supposed to honor the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who proves He is God Almighty. The word’ Easter’ is only in the King James Version Bible. All other English have Passover written. The question is, is the KJV correct or incorrect? When Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles the word Passover was in chapter 12 verse 4, not easter. If a child of God reads the Holy Bible like Jesus asked, they will see Acts 12:4 is talking about the Passover because it says so in verse 3, saying it was a feast of unleavened bread. The word Easter was placed with Jesus’ resurrection because Christmas was placed on Christ’s birth. When the teachings of Jesus were growing, the rumor of Him defeating death with His resurrection after being dead for 3 days, many people all over the Roman Empire wanted Christianity. Many wanted to keep their Roman, Greek gods that had Babylonian origins. Christmas came from different winter solstice festival practices in the ancient world. Easter is from springtime rituals. In the ancient world, the goddess of fertility is celebrated. Springtime is when vegetation, like grass and flowers, goes from a dormant state to rebirth. The goddess of fertility had many names in all different parts of the world, like “Ishtar, Astarte, or Eoste.” The Springtime festival was celebrated in very perverted ways, and the babies were sacrificed later when they were born. The blood of the infants would be painted on eggs. When the Roman Empire slash the Catholic church, it merges the pagan festivals with Biblical events to gain more members. If a person wants to know how and why rabbits and eggs are a part of the Easter tradition. No animal on planet earth reproduces as much as rabbits, and eggs are symbols of fertility. Even if Easter was a holiday that the Holy Bible tells Christians to honor, the Acts of the Apostle chapter 12 represents the resurrection spirit. Jesus’ body was inside the prison of death’s grave. Peter was locked up for spreading the gospel; he was in a death-like state but only asleep, and the angel of the Lord freed him and told him you are free to go. Dear brothers and sisters, as a child of the Lord, I remember and honor the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus every day by allowing the Spirit of God that raises Him to live within and dwell in me. God bless you all; Jesus, the resurrected Son of God, loves you, and so do I. His bondservant, Samuel Jerry Head.
Acts 12:6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. 7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.