Good king Wenceslas is not my neighbour; there isn’t a good King in sight in any direction. Heaven has lots of music but, sadly, no bells. Santa may have no presents for the naughty people, but God has, and the proof is in every single day. Somebody has a truly messed up view of God, gifts and good will. The healers of the human mind would like to tell us that Christmas time is the time when there is a rise of loneliness and feelings of isolation and thoughts of suicide,. Oh that people need to feel lonely and isolated them and to be suicidal having normal losses of life. Have you read job recently? “Suffocate me” he begged (Job 7:15). Death is not even a Christmas time phenomenon and is such a long way off from the truth that lonly a precious few knew, it brings us to the large drama of Babylon and her daughters, receiving bows of folly.
A truly global agenda
Decking the halls with bows of holly and kissing under mistletoe sounds like loads of fun, but the real christmasy stuff is presents, giving and receiving; at least that’s what they say. Have you ever wondered why are people who are not Christians run around every year saying “Merry Christmas”? All the festivals are mere public service advertising. Christmas is a real holiday behind which there is no holy day. Passover, an actual holy day from Israelite antiquity, becomes a holiday in the Gentile world thousands of years after the historical exodus of the Hebrew people from Egypt, and no-one dares intimate that there is an international movement towards nations becoming Mosaic. Talk about smoke and mirrors! Neither nor Moses has any reason to try to have the nations accept his teaching as a blueprint for civic life. I tell you, people are way more interested in living than in dying condemned without a second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh break. How easy must it be to find one of Babylon’s many daughters, pretending to be a nation of Mosaic-based law, even if one has difficulty find the grand harlot herself.
We will not bow to the popular gods of culture
“But even if [God does not deliver us from your death sentence], let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”Daniel 3:18
Three Hebrew young men in exile in Babylon watched the whole exiled nation get ready to compromise their profession of being God’s people by bowing to a image erected by the Babylonian king. The Hebrew nation was not the first or last nation to bow down and worship the foolishness of humanity. We are witnesses to wholesale bowing to the folly of proud nations who we know full well are chasing the wind and playing the harlot. Moses saw it coming (Exodus 34:15-16, Deuteronomy 31:16). Israel did it (Numbers 25:1, Judges 2:!7, 8:27, 8:33, 1 Chronicles 5:25), and the clients are practically every comer and passerby Ezekiel 16;15, 26, 28).
Bows of folly
Boughs of holly mean something significant to someone, naturally, but they are not going to rescue the human race from its death wish. We have seen the judgment of “the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.” (Revelation of John 17:1-2, NASB). Her narcissistic boasting “I’ll never be a widow” and her brisk business comes to an end, because no-one buys her merchandise any more. Bows of folly, central to the popular church propaganda, continue as if people are blind to the race to the bottom by capitalist democracy in bed with the religious fascism of Protestants and Catholics, all slandering Yeshua.