I thought I would take a moment to write about Chanukah, 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.
Soon, we will celebrate the holiday of Chanukah, 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 Chanukah, 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 Shekinah Glory rested above the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant.
The Rabbi’s continue to look for, and will SOON welcome the FALSE MESSIAH, who will enter the rebuilt End Times Tribulation Temple and declare himself to be god.
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.
PLEASE READ the words that GOD breathed into the mouth of the prophet Isaiah in Ch. 52 vs. 13 thru Ch. 53 vs. 12. They were spoken 700 years before the Messiah was born, describing the Son of GOD (Prov. 30 vs. 4) Jesus who came to walk among His people as the Messiah, the GOD/man, the Son of David, EMANUEL…GOD WITH US.
In Isaiah 53, PLEASE READ the WORDS describing the Death of GOD’S SON, HIS RESURRECTION and HIS RETURN in EXALTATION as the KING of KINGS. PLEASE READ the WORDS in Zachariah 12:10 about the FACT… that in the near future GOD will grant SALVATION to only 1/3 rd of the Nation of Israel as they “Look upon HIM WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED.” as JESUS comes back the same way He left this earth and sets HIS Feet on the Mt. of Olives.
Then as you light the Shamus candle, remember that the word means “Servant”. It represents the 2nd Coming of the TRUE MESSIAH, the One who will come to save His Remnant from the people of Israel. The One who will finally bring not an end to the Story …but a New Beginning…that will last for Eternity…YESHUA / JESUS, the Messiah of Israel, the LION of the Tribe of Judah, The SON of GOD.
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 will come first.
When ALL YOU LISTEN to are the words of men you have a religion.
When YOU READ The WORDS of GOD written especially to YOU; then you will find THE TRUTH and have a forever relationship with the True GOD.
Deut. 10:16 “So circumcise your heart, and stiffen your neck no longer”.
Romans 2:29 “But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from GOD.”