The Practice Of Lighting Sabbath Candles

The Practice Of Lighting Sabbath Candles

By Gera’el Toma

Today’s practice of lighting Sabbath candles stems from the Jewess of yesterday lighting Sabbath candles to invite the Shekinah, i.e. the Sabbath Queen, i.e. the Sovereigness of the heavens, i.e. Asherah into her home during the Sabbath. As near as I can tell this is a tradition that comes from Kabbalah.
Goddess Worship

The symbolism of Kabbalah includes: phallic symbols, such as the obelisk, the “sacred pillars of Baal” (2Ki 10:26), male-female union symbols and hand signs, along with the Egyptian ankh (another form of the Tree of Life). These symbols and signs are very prevalent in occult worship. They also includes symbols such as Sirius the “Blazing Star,” the “Eastern Star,” the shining goddess known as “Shekinah”, etc., are all pointing to the same goddess with many names: Isis, Semiramis, Ishtar, Ashtaroth, Mary, Columbia (means ‘dove’), and Diana … you get the idea.

This demonic diety is a fertility god, such as Ishtar of “Easter,” which they worship her genitalia is worshiped through various forms of the “yoni” such as “mandorla,” “vesica piscis,” and the “Kaaba stone” of Islam. As discussed earlier, all false religions worship the same deities: Lucifer and his fallen angles, and that includes Islam, which uses different names and modified Kabbalah symbolism.

The Shekinah to the Jewess of yesterday was not the extended power of YAHUAH but rather a totally separate entity, i.e. Asherah the female consort of YAHUAH.
That’s syncretism and YAHUAH hates it! Think about that the next time you see Sabbath Candles being lit, that is the origin of the practice.

To me the lighting of Sabbath candles is witchcraft. If I google ‘sabbath candles’ I’ll get Judaism websites, if I google ‘sabbath candles witchcraft’ I’ll get witchcraft websites talking about Jewitches and their use of sabbath candles. There is way too much connection between Kabbalah, Witchcraft and Sabbath Candles for me to be comfortable with the practice of lighting Sabbath Candles.

Lighting Sabbath Candles is found nowhere in Scripture but there is this amazing parallel in Yirmeyahu 44, which is thoroughly condemned, that I would encourage you all to read for yourself.

Why the obelisk? To early Egyptians, it was the shape sacred to the Sun God Re or Ra; the creator of humanity, the source of all heat and light, the being on which man was totally dependent. By the fifth dynasty Re had become so popular he was elevated to the role of state deity. The spirit of the Sun God was supposed to enter the stones at certain periods, and on these occasions human sacrifices were offered to it.

In Israel is the most intriguing. This is because the Freemasons were an integral part of Israel becoming a nation. Without British Freemasonry there would be no modern state of Israel.

Of the hundreds of obelisks that once stood in Egypt, there are actually more that can be found in our landscape today.

The rest were carried away to foreign lands to dwell in the central parks and museum concourses of New York City, London, Paris, Rome, Cairo, Luxor, and Istanbul. Although my initial research only found three obelisks, I found several more since.

The one I found in Israel.

In the 1860s, the British-Israelite movement was initiated from within Freemasonry. Its goal was to establish a Jewish-Masonic state in the Turkish province of Palestine. Initially, British Jewish Masonic families like the Rothschilds’ and Montefiores’ provided the capital.

Masonic/Illuminati pyramid in front of the Supreme Court of Israel flanked by the pillars of Jachin and Boaz, originally found in front of the Temple of Salomon.

The Freemason mark is upon the Supreme Court building complex in Jerusalem. The obelisk can be found along with the Masonic Tree of Life and other symbols.

Egyptian history has become just a hazy memory but the obelisks have become generalized emblems of Egypt.

Could it be that the obelisk will be erected when the Temple in Jerusalem is rebuilt? It is likely that it, along with other ancient pagan treasures, will be brought forth to desecrate the temple.

(Daniel 11:30-31) But he will vent his anger against the people of the holy covenant and reward those who forsake the covenant… “His army will take over the Temple fortress, pollute the sanctuary, put a stop to the daily sacrifices, and set up the sacrilegious object(s) that causes desecration. NLT (Parenthesis mine).

The Obelisk of Caesarea: Caesarea was a Province which was directly ruled by Roman Empire. Since this obelisk was discovered from the underground of the ruin of Hippodrome (Circus), this was originally erected as the decorative centerpiece of the hippodrome, which was built in the 2nd century.

There is one other thing I see when I see a tapered candle thats lit. An obelisk!

An obelisk is a representation of a ray of the sun. When a tapered candle is lit the flame on top is obviously a representation of the light producing sun and the shaft of the candle is a representation of the ray of the sun.

We can certainly turn the Sabbath Candle lighting ceremony into anything we’d like it to be such as lighting the candles to reflect YAHUSHA as the light of the world and probably a dozen other such things but it’s the origin of the tradition that is troubling.

As Natsariym’s (Set-Apart Ones) we condemn Sunday keeping Christians for their keeping Christmas and Easter because we know what the origin of those pagan holidays is. When we confront them about it they say, “That’s not what it means to me.”

Are we in the Natariym (Set-Apart Ones) Awakening saying the very same thing about the lighting of Sabbath Candles?
“That’s not what it means to me!”

Will we ever get the paganism out of our worship of YAHUAH and worship Him in Spirit and Truth as He commands us to?

About The Author

Peter Michael Martinez

Released into Ministry in 1995, Apostle Peter Michael is an Emissary of the New Kingdom of YHWH, Elohim of Israel.