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, 2021, 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.

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