I thought I would take a moment to write about Hanukah, so that you might pass this along to your Jewish friends and family members.
God has called us throughout history to remember his mighty works among our Jewish people. The Jewish Roots of who we are has been set in our hearts and minds through our obedience of Gods command to remember HIS Mighty Works.
Tomorrow, we celebrate the holiday of Hanukah, a special time of remembrance of the story of the Maccabees, through whom God performed the cleansing of the Temple through the miracle of lights.
However, we tend to forget that centuries before the Maccabees were born, at the exact time of Hanukah, Solomon’s Temple was dedicated to the Holy One of Israel and the light of His Shekinah Glory came to be with our people Israel. This was the first Festival of Lights.
The very presence of God came to the Temple in the form of light within the Holy of Holies. The Shekina Glory rested above the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant.
The Rabbi’s tell us according to Old Testament Prophecy that the Messiah will come to the New Temple that will be re- built on the Temple Mount in Israel in the near future, during the end times.
The Prophet Isaiah speaks of the light of the coming Messiah…the One who would come to serve and be a light to All the Nations of the Earth.
God promised a Redeemer and Deliverer from ages past, who would come at the end of time and at the appointed time; to judge and bring peace to this world.
As you light the Shamus candle, remember that the word means “Servant”. It represents the One who will come to serve His people Israel. The One who will finally bring not an end to the Story …but a new beginning…that will last for Eternity.
May the Ancient of Days, the Lord God of Israel shine His countenance upon you and your family and give you LIGHT for the journey ahead and peace within your hearts. May you Seek to Understand and have Discernment from Almighty God and His Word in the Old Testament; so you will be able to recognize the Coming TRUE MESSIAH and not bow to the False Messiah.