New year Eve

New year eve
New year eve

New year eve

New year eve On the eve of each new year, millions of eyes from all over the world find themselves transfixed before their television screens-gazing at a sparkling sphere in Times Square, New York. Created by the Waterford Crystal Company, this ball is an amazing 6 feet in diameter and weighs a whopping 1200 pounds. It is covered with 672 crystal triangles, precisely cut on both sides to reflect as much light as possible during its wondrous show. Inside the illuminated orb, there are an incredible 9,576 L.E.D lights that are capable of creating 16 million colors. The grand display is of such intricacy that it is controlled by a computer in order to produce one of the single greatest light shows of the year. From a flickering flame to the waving red, white, and blue of the American flag, the multiple thousands of lights can be controlled to form an image the programmers might imagine.

As millions of people look on, a virtual kaleidoscope of eye-dazzling imagery radiates out of the glittering globe. New year eve

At 11:59 p.m. the ball begins its descent as untold numbers of voices unite to count down the final seconds of the year. Then, at exactly 12 midnight, the resplendent ball is released and its fall signals shout of joy, toasts of cheer, well wishes, warm embraces, and even passionate kisses that sweep across the land from east to west. Literally billions of people celebrate New Year's Day. On the average New Year's Eve, there are more parties than on any other day of the entire year. Millions of celebrants shout out "Happy new year!" in dozens of dialects as they shake hands, clink glasses and take another drink. Shockingly, in the United States alone, over 18 million gallons of alcohol is consumed on New Year's Eve. It is estimated that eight percent of those who drink will vomit that night. New year eve

Far worse, over a million people will be arrested for drunk driving during this time. Tens of thousands will become overly intoxicated. There is quite a raucous on this night. Some light off firecrackers or fireworks. Others ignorantly shoot guns off into the air, and 1.6 million celebrants are involved in fist fights. As many as 6.8 million suffer some kind of injury, and 60,000 individuals will spend the night in jail. Thousands suffer property damage, and what is far worse-some are even killed as a result of celebrations on this night. New year eve

Why Celebrate This Day? In the context of what actually occurs on this holiday, why do we celebrate New Year's Day? Where did this observance come from? Why do our new years begin during wintertime? Is this truly the beginning of the year? Is there any religious significance associated with this day, or is it simply an excuse to party? The truth is that we have been deceived into the observance of New Year's Day. As the apostle John explains: The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him (Revelation 12:9). This is a truth that few take to heart. New year eve

The devil has deceived the entire world. The deception has been so effective that few would ever believe that it has occurred. Even professing Christians have been deceived to some extent. However, if you are discerning, the evidence is everywhere. In our world today, we often think that evil is good. We believe that the way to peace is found in war. We protect criminals instead of their victims.New year eve

 We treat animals with more respect than we do human embryos. We reject God in our society and think we are doing the public a service. We celebrate holidays that honor sex, death, and paganism and by doing so we openly reject God's authority in our lives. This is evident in the simple fact that we celebrate the new year in the dead of winter, at midnight, when God tells us that the beginning of the year is to take place in the Spring (Exo. 12:1-2).New year eve

The Start of a Day The festivities of New Year's Day hit their highest point at exactly 12:00 midnight in the middle of winter. This is indicative of a common belief that each new day begins at midnight. When considering the details of this common practice, one needs to ask a defining question. Why would anyone choose to start a new day in the middle of the night? Just when did this practice begin? Although we do not know exactly when mankind began using midnight to begin his day, we do have clues to its origin. First, we must first realize that Almighty God is known as the Ancient of days (Dan. 7:9, 13, 22). He is the Eternal-determining the end from the beginning (Isa. 46:10). He is the author of time and only He has the authority to determine when a day, or year, begins and ends. Furthermore, His way makes perfect sense. It is not confusion (1 Cor. 14:33). Therefore, a day does not start in the middle of the night! The day comes to its logical close when the sun sets. As the light fades on the horizon, this marks the end of one day and the beginning of another.New year eve

 For this reason, Moses recorded that: God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first days (Genesis 1:5). God has set the time of the day to both ends and begin when the sun has gone down. This fact makes our declaration of the day and year an affront to God's authority. It is the arrogance of man that makes Him think that he has the right to determine what time the day ends when God has already declared it. We have disregarded His designated time of sunset to mark the day's transition, and have instead chosen the middle of the night to mark this changeover.

The Beginning of the Year God tells us when to start and end a day, but what about the year? Does He give us instructions for this? The answer is yes! On the fourth day of creation, before ever making a man, God set the sun and moon in their specific locations "for signs and seasons, days and years" (Gen. 1:14). The word "seasons" is "mo.New year eve

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