Jesus Versus Goddess Artemis: Who Wins? 

I was studying the bible today before working out like I do mostly every morning and came across a battle, in the Word, that took place between the people that worshipped Goddess Artemis and followers of Christ with Apostle Paul. 

What I noticed was that the beginning of Acts 19 talks about how Paul baptized newly water baptized believers with the flame of the Holy Spirit, by laying on of his hands. 

I also read how there were many miracles of healing, raising people from the dead and showing Paul as so powerfully anointed even his hankies exorcized demons and liberated prisoners of disease. 

Then he came head to head with the people of Ephesus and all hell broke lose, literally, in a huge riot. His presence, and speaking about Jesus incited great fear, anxiety and emotional turmoil. 

A lot of Christians and Wiccans show this to mean that Christianity is opposed to the divine feminine. But if you study the Bible carefully you will soon see this is a mistake.

Jesus came because Goddess worship alone is not sufficient. He came because God worship alone is insufficient as well. Jesus lived among Jews who had rejected the divine feminine and became male driven. He opposed this and taught about the love and power of Mother God, whom He called Wisdom and the Kingdom of God and the Helper. 

The Holy Spirit is Goddess. And in Acts Paul demonstrates Her power. However, without divine balance of both, then the anointing of Spirit can’t connect you to Source and you stay an ineffectual lower vessel, instead of the god you were created to be. 

Jesus Christ is the union of Goddess and God in flesh. God is the lack burner, Goddess is the abundance restorer. They must both flow in you united for the exchange of power to be shared! 

Most witches know this, as that is their most cherished belief, in Lord and Lady, as above so below. We recognize the power of balance inherent in the universe. Christ is an example of complete unification of this principle to the point that He is the very Law of Balance himself! He is the CHIEF CORNERSTONE. Meaning divine balance is the rock of faith that His church, us, shall be built from. 

However, Christians cling to the new Jewish, Greek and Roman ways of God only. Ancient Jews had it right, until the wars divided the people and maligned the teachings. Now much of the goddess lies hidden, like a rare jewel that is only found through understanding of knowledge. (Chokmah, Binah, Tiphareth)

Paul did not argue against the goddess. He said nothing about Her. Why? Because Paul knew that the Holy Spirit is Goddess, but to share this to the people then would have led to confusion. You don’t give a steak to a newborn! 

God wants us to reach a state of complete oneness with them. You can’t do that only worshipping God as Father and ignoring the Mother principle. You need both! 

And lastly, the people of Ephesus were concerned with money. Their statues was the entire basis of their economy. When Jesus comes into your life He will shake up everything. Father goes burns up what deters your growth and spiritual elevation. But this occurs so that Mother God can bless you with godlike power to transform the world! 

So the question is: Do you want to continue living a life of meager income, or living life to meet your needs? Or do you wish to be a shining stat, that is a beacon of wisdom, an overflowing well of healing and a shower of abundance that blesses all in your reach? 

Be UNCOMMON. Choose Jesus and the Holy Spirit and be filled with the complete power of the Universe! For they will show you the way like no other. Or stay common, choosing the safety net of one sided worship, religious facade and a potato chip bag of life at the supper table. 

Your choice. I love you, Ostara 

Reference: 

The Riot in Ephesus

23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way.<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AI)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27609AI” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there. 25 He called them together, along with the workers in related trades, and said: “You know, my friends, that we receive a good income from this business.<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AJ)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27611AJ” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> 26 And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AK)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27612AK” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> and in practically the whole province of Asia.<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AL)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27612AL” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> He says that gods made by human hands are no gods at all.<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AM)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27612AM” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> 27 There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited; and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty.”

28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AN)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27614AN” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>29 Soon the whole city was in an uproar. The people seized Gaius<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AO)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27615AO” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> and Aristarchus,<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AP)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27615AP” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> Paul’s traveling companions from Macedonia,<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AQ)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27615AQ” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> and all of them rushed into the theater together. 30 Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AR)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27616AR” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>would not let him. 31 Even some of the officials of the province, friends of Paul, sent him a message begging him not to venture into the theater.

32 The assembly was in confusion: Some were shouting one thing, some another.<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AS)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27618AS” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> Most of the people did not even know why they were there. 33 The Jews in the crowd pushed Alexander to the front, and they shouted instructions to him. He motioned<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AT)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27619AT” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> for silence in order to make a defense before the people.34 But when they realized he was a Jew, they all shouted in unison for about two hours: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AU)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27620AU” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>

35 The city clerk quieted the crowd and said: “Fellow Ephesians,<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AV)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27621AV” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> doesn’t all the world know that the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell from heaven?36 Therefore, since these facts are undeniable, you ought to calm down and not do anything rash. 37 You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AW)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27623AW” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> nor blasphemed our goddess. 38 If, then, Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AX)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27624AX” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> have a grievance against anybody, the courts are open and there are proconsuls.<span class=”crossreference” data-link=”(AY)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-27624AY” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> They can press charges.39 If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly. 40 As it is, we are in danger of being charged with rioting because of what happened today. In that case we would not be able to account for this commotion, since there is no reason for it.”41 After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly.

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