KNOW the REAL TRUTH about Valentines . . . 


KNOW the REAL TRUTH about Valentines . . .

By Pierre Eksteen

Be informed! Do NOT blindly follow the pagan traditions of man!

The FRUIT of real love towards Almighty Father YHUH (YHWH’s) is guarding His teachings, instructions and commandments (Torah).

(Yoh 14:15, 21; Yoh 15:10; 1Yoh 5:3; 2Yoh 1:6)

Mat 18:5-6 WARNS us to NOT let any of FATHER’S children stumble.

Lev 18:30

‘And you shall guard My Charge, so as not to do any of these abominable practices which were done before you, so as not to defile yourselves by them. I am YHUH your Elohim.’

When we consider that valentine’s day is a day of preoccupation with the heart, it is essential that we listen to the following words spoken by the Almighty in YirmeYahu (Jer) 17:9-10, “The heart is crooked above all, and desperately sick – who shall know it? I, YHUH, search the heart; I try the kidneys, and give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds”.

Valentine’s Day came about this way . . .

As far back as 296 B.C. according to World Book Encyclopaedia, there was worship of the god Pan, also called Faunus and Lupercus. Cupid (cupido) is the Latin name for god of sexual love. The arrow and the heart have sexual meanings and goes back to worshiping Babylon gods. Pagan Romans celebrated February 14th and 15th as an idolatrous, sensuous festival called Lupercalia, in honor of one called Lupercus, the hunter of wolves. On this day, Lupercalia, which was later named Valentine’s Day, the Luperci or priests of Lupercus dressed in goatskins for a bloody ceremony (similar as used in satanic worship). The priests of Lupercus, the wolf god, would sacrifice goats and a dog and then smear themselves with blood (similar to sacrifices performed in satanism). These priests, made red with sacrificial blood, would run around Palatine Hill in a wild frenzy while carving a goatskin thong called a “februa.” Women would sit all around the hill, as the bloody priests would strike them with the goatskin thongs to make them fertile. The young women would then gather in the city and their names were put in boxes. These “love notes” were called “billets.” The men of Rome would draw a billet, and the woman whose name was on it became his sexual lust partner with whom he would fornicate until the next Lupercalia or February 14th. Thus, February 14th became a day of unbridled sexual lust.

The color “red” was sacred to that day because of the blood and the “heart shape” that is popular to this day. The heart-shape was not a representation of the human heart, which looks nothing like it. This shape represents the human female matrix or opening to the chamber of sacred copulation. When the Gnostic Catholic Church began to get a foothold in Rome around the 3rd century A.D., they became known as “Valentinians”. The Catholic Valentinians retained the sexual license of the festival in what they called “angels in a nuptial chamber”, which was also called the “sacrament of copulation.” This was said to be a reenactment of the marriage of “Sophia and the Redeemer.” As the participants of the February 14th ritual began their sexual sacrament, presided over and watched by the priests known as Valentinians, the following literary was spoken: “Let the seed of light descend into thy bridal chamber, receive the bridegroom . . . open thine arms to embrace him. Behold, grace has descended upon thee.” As time went on, the Orthodox Church suppressed the Gnostic Catholics and manufactured “St. Valentine”, whose day continues to be celebrated in these modern times.

It should be without saying that Believers should avoid valentine’s day like a plague. In YHUH’s eyes, it is still “Lupercalia”, the “Day Of The Wolf.” Men become wolves, as they carry on the satanic rituals of fornication, which means sexual intercourse without marriage. We have heard of the “wolf whistle”, and we all know that wolves do not whistle. It is lustful men and women, who carry on satan’s blasphemy to this very day.

Britannica says Eros or Cupid is the god of sexual passion, son of Aphrodite and Zeus. Chief gods associated with Eros and Pathos are Himeros (longing and desire), and Peitho (persuasion).

According to “The Two Babylons”, page 5, Semiramis is mother of gods; page 21, mother of Tammuz; and pages 62-63, Tammuz is Nimrod (see Gen 10:8-11). When traced back, valentine’s day is the worship of Semiramis and Tammuz-Nimrod.

Can you as a Believer promote this day or bring children under its curses?


IICor 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers-do not make mismatched alliances with them, or come under a different yoke with them (inconsistent with your faith). For what partnership have right living and right standing with YHUH with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light fellowship with darkness?

IICor 6:15 What agreement (can there be between) a temple of YHUH and idols? For we are the temple of the living YHUH; even as YHUH hath said, I will dwell in and with and among them, and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their god and they shall be my people (see Exo 25:8; 29:45, Lev 26:12, Eze 37:27 and Jer 31:1).

IICor 6:17 So come out from among them (unbelievers), and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says YHUH, and touch not (any) unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor (see Isa 52:11).

IICor 6:18 And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters says YHUH Almighty (see Hos 1:10 and Isa 43:6)

How could I ask YHUH (Yahuah) to bless me when I have just risen up from idol worship (see Jos 23:6-16 and 24:20)?

Since Nimrod worship is Baal worship, and Baal worship required child sacrifice, could it be possible that by serving gods like lupercus, baal and saturn, we have brought the Scriptural curses upon our families and our nation such as abortion, child abuse, homosexuality, unprovoked murders, financial loss, etc?

YHUH really got upset at the Yisraelites for worshiping other gods. Why would He not do the same with us? How can we as Believers encourage our children in satan worship with valentine’s day activities?

Could it be that we focus our children’s minds on erotic ideas in the guise of sweetheart day? Then we wonder why they are promiscuous? It would seem that we are double minded (Jam 1:4-8).

What can we expect to get from Yahuah (YHUH/YHWH), our Almighty? For those who say we can use old idol worship days and be STILL BE IN RIGHT-STANDING with YHUH, how do you explain Mar 7:7-9?

YHUH’S pattern and the world’s pattern has never, nor can it ever be the same. We cannot serve light and darkness. There is NO GREY AREA. There is either TRUTH (incorruptible seed from the Word of YHUH through His set-apart Spirit) or DECEIT (by satan through the doctrines and traditions of man via religion) . . .

Who will you serve? Who will your children serve through your example? (Exo 20, Jos 23 and Deu 28)

Almighty Yahuah (YHUH/YHWH) condemns using pagan religious practices in His worship (Deut 12:29-31)

YHUH condemns adding to or taking away from His commandments (Deut 12:32)

YHUH commands us to separate from and not touch pagan religion (IICor 6:14-18)

YHUH commands us to come out of Roman Catholicism and her sins (Rev 18:4)

YHUH condemns turning to the left or right from His commandments (Deut 5:32-33) Messiah instructed His Disciples to teach us to observe only His commands (Matt 28:20)

YHUH seeks true worshipers to worship Him in truth, not tradition (Joh 4:23-24)

YHUH condemns anything different from His Word as dark ignorance (Isa 8:20)

YHUH abominates anything popular with the world and esteemed by it (Luk 16:15)

YHUH condemns traditions in His worship as evil and vain hypocrisy (Mar 7:5-13)

YHUH hates the polluting of His esteemed Name with pagan idolatry (Eze 20:39)

Exo 20:3-6

“You have no other mighty ones against My face. You do not make for yourself a carved image (cupids are graven images), or any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth, you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, YHUH your Elohim am a jealous Ěl, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands”.

WHO will you serve? satan and his perverted traditions through religion, man and institution, or Almighty Father YHUH (Yahuah) through His inspired Word?

Your choices have DEFINITE consequences for you, your children, as well as their children (Deut 28)!

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Gera'el Toma

A highly esteemed elder in the faith of the Natsarim, the first century believers in Messiah Yahusha, and a treasured member of the Remnant House Team.

Gera'el Toma (Gerald Thomas) is an internationally recognized and respected teacher of the Holy Scriptures as originally written in the Hebrew language.

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Gera'el Toma

A highly esteemed elder in the faith of the Natsarim, the first century believers in Messiah Yahusha, and a treasured member of the Remnant House Team.

Gera'el Toma (Gerald Thomas) is an internationally recognized and respected teacher of the Holy Scriptures as originally written in the Hebrew language.

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