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THE ORIGIN AND ESSENCE OF VALENTINE DAY

During the third century, an oppressive Roman
Emperor called Emperor Claudius II had made it a capital
punishment (death) to worship and serve Christ. He had decreed
the Romans to serve and worship his gods, and deprived the
young Roman soldiers of getting married. But an elderly Christian
had stood his ground for his faith and had insisted on serving
Jesus Christ and preaching the love of God to the young soldiers.
This was considered treason against the government. He was
arrested, sentenced to death and jailed. In the last weeks of his
life in the prison, the jailer (prison commander) observed that he
was very learned and possessed very good Christian character,
brought his blind daughter to him to be giving her lessons. He
taught her about God and told her many Roman histories and
stories from the Bible. He taught her the love of God. The blind
girl got so used to the elderly Christian prisoner. On his last night
he left a note for Julia, the blind girl, encouraging her to love God
and serve Him. And ending the note, he wrote: “From your
Valentine”. His death sentence was carried out the next day,
February 14, 270 A.D. The name of this martyr was Valentinus, a
man who died for standing for the Preaching of the Christ and
teaching people about the love of God. So, for his love for God, he
was regarded as ‘Saint’. Archaeologists have unearthed a Roman
catacomb; an ancient church dedicated to Saint Valentine. During
496 AD, the Pope marked February 14 as celebration in honor of
his martyrdom. February 14, is known as Valentine Day. But the
essence of Valentine Day historically was a celebration in honor of
the martyrdom of a devoted preacher, Valentinus, who stood on
his faith in Christ against the devilish idolatry decrees of a
Godless Emperor. He preached Christ to the Roman soldiers and
spread the love for God and humanity when it was a crime to do
so. The day he was martyred was declared “Valentine Day”.
February 14, 270 AD. However, the devil has rewritten history
today. All over the world, the history has successfully been erased
and rewritten the way the devil wanted. The reason for the DAY
has been blotted out from people’s memory and a minor aspect of
the whole story had been blown beyond proportion. The little card
note Valentinus had left behind for Julia, her young beloved
convert, whom she taught, preached to and prayed for, had ended
with: “From Your Valentine”. On February 14, in the year 270.AD,
somebody died for Christ and is now in Heaven, but on February
14, 2018, several people will die spiritual death. The Destinies of
several young men and girls will be aborted today, because the
devil had changed the reason for the Valentine Day. He had
rubbed off living and dying for Christ and replaced it with living
and dying on the bed of immorality. Today, many young girls and
ladies will give their virginity away for a gift of phones, ipads,
bags, clothes, and even valueless gifts as little as chocolate,
sweet, fried chickens and plates of pepper-soup and salad.
Evening of this year Feb 14, demons of fornication and adultery
will invade our streets and storm our night clubs and hotels to
take register of those who are dying soon of STDs, including new
candidates who are going to harbor HIV and AIDS. On Feb 14 this
year, forces of evil are coming down on adulterated Valentine Day
to possess people with the spirit of Rape and drug abuse. Imagine
the amount of pregnancy preventive drugs and materials that shall
be sold. Harlots will sell today. There will be Christian backsliders
today…..ALL BECAUSE SOME GLORIOUS DESTINIES WILL BE
ABORTED ON VALENTINE DAY. The story of Reuben, Genesis
35:21-22a 21Then Israel journeyed and pitched his tent beyond
the tower of Eder. 22And it happened, when Israel dwelt in that
land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine;
and Israel heard about it. A strange spirit came upon Reuben, the
first born of Jacob, and he went and sleep with his father’s young
wife. Israel heard about it and said nothing. Nothing was heard
about it again for many years, and we never heard that Reuben
asked for forgiveness or repented or became sober about it and
the matter died just like that. Really? So many events came over
it, nobody mentioned it again. He went with the rest Jacob’s
children to Egypt; he saw the glories of Egypt. He was welcomed
into the palace of Joseph and ate with him in the royal palace. He
grew and had many children and everything was going fine for him
till the day their father would say the last prayers for them and
give them his final decree. At the point of death, whatever he said
was final for life. He gathered them together for the final blessing
and began to bless them all. But he began with Reuben, the first
son, who was to be the heir who should carry the highest
blessings among the children. The record was opened to his long
forgotten atrocity. He thought it had been swept under the carpet.
He thought he was smart and he had had a simple fun. But his
father opened his mouth for his final blessing and said: Genesis
49:3-4 (NKJV) 3“Reuben, you are my firstborn, My might and the
beginning of my strength, The excellency of dignity and the
excellency of power. 4 Unstable as water, you shall not excel,
Because you went up to your father’s bed; Then you defiled it—He
went up to my couch. Though he was the beginning of Jacob’s
strength, he was supposed to be an epitome of Excellency of
dignity and power. He was to be naturally blessed and was born to
be a man of natural dignity and power, but….HIS DESTINY WAS
ABORTED the day he had “fun” with his father’s young wife. So, his
own verdict was: “You shall not Excel” from a man who was
anointed to proclaim a final verdict on the Sons of Israel. Reuben
was destined to be a royal dignified personality above his siblings,
but for that single night of ‘fun’ with that woman. Many people will
have a lot of lustful funs on Feb 14, and wake up Feb 15 morning
as normal, but the truth is: long after a very hot pressing iron had
been disconnected from the power source; it would still be hot for
a while, until it begins to grow cold. Some power cable would be
disconnected from the power source of some people on Feb 14.
Some young men and women will place their entire life virtues and
destinies in the hand of marine agents that night. Feb 14 evening
is a ‘Night of Fun’, when many men and ladies will slaughter their
destinies on the bed of lustful pleasure. By Feb 15 morning it is
done! Destiny Auctioned to a young man or a lady whose future
has been mortgaged to the devil. If Joseph had had a fun with
Potiphar’s wife, he would never have got to the palace to see the
type of Glory he saw. He escaped that trap that would have
aborted his destiny on which so many lives in Egypt and Canaan
land, including the lives of his generation unborn depended upon.
There is a great story in Proverbs 7:6-27. It is a sad story of a
young man on his own “Valentine Night”. He had thought he
wanted to have a fun that night, he had thought he wanted to enjoy
himself, but crashed his future in a night of fun. Proverbs 7:21-23
21 With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her
flattering lips she seduced him. 22 Immediately he went after her,
as an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as a fool to the correction of the
stocks, 23 Till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the
snare, He did not know it would cost his life. I beg every child of
God reading this post to send it to their loved ones especially all
those whom they know have not known the true meaning of
Valentine Day so that their destinies could be preserved for their
glorious future. What good can you do today, brethren? Post this
post to some young boys and girls who would escape the devil’s
traps on Valentine’s Day and pray that the power of God will
prevail against the desires of the devil. May The Lord bless you as
you preach, today, the true meaning of the DAY.

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