Misdirection is a form of deception in which the attention of an audience is focused on one thing in order to distract its attention from another.
“But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
May 23rd 2015 at even til May 24th 2015 at even, marks the observance of the Feast of Pentecost also known as the Feast of Weeks, which is commanded in the biblical book of Leviticus, chapter 23. But like so often that fact is largely ignored by media and popular culture and overshadowed by the “fun” to be had at Memorial Day barbecues and celebrations. But what exactly is Memorial Day celebrations about?
Memorial Day is the continuation of ancient death celebrations and the honor and worship of the mythological gods reigning over death. One of the pagan gods of the dead was mentioned in the Scriptures, Baalpeor:
- Deuteronomy 4:3 ” … for all the men that followed Baalpeor, YHWH thy God hath destroyed them from among you.”
- Psalms 106:28 “They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.”
The pagan deities Hades, Pluto, and Grimm Reaper are also known gods of the dead. The practice of visiting graves is leftover from the worship of these pagan gods. Biblical Law shows us how to maintain spiritual clean-ness in staying away from such pagan practices. Numbers 19:16 And whosoever toucheth… a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
- Even the common practice of eating after a funeral / burial, also called a repast, is part of the pagan practices of death worship.
- Just like the flowers left on graves, the food eaten after funerals ARE SACRIFICES / offerings to the dead and to the god of the dead.
This is what Psalms 106:28 “They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.” is speaking about.
Misdirection from Yah’s ways are common, but learning His ways and being obedient in His ways points us towards truth and salvation.