LORD …We thank you for being the God, who is knowable, and extends mercy and grace to all who humbly approach your throne in prayer. We thank you for the gathering of family during this holiday that celebrates the miracle of light.
Lord you have called us throughout history to remember you and your mighty works among the Jewish people recorded in the Old Testament. So we thank you for Chanukah, a special time of remembering the story of the Maccabees, for whom you performed the miracle of lights.
We also remember 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 your Shekinah glory, came to be with your people Israel. Your Glory, the very presence of your light shining from within the Holy of Holies, above the Ark of the Covenant.
But most of all, we thank you for the words that you breathed into the mouth of the prophet Isaiah in Ch. 52 vs. 13 thru Ch. 53 vs. 12. Your own words spoken; 700 years before the Messiah was born, describing your Son (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, YOUR OWN WORDS described the Death of your SON, HIS RESURRECTION and HIS RETURN in EXALTATION as the KING of KINGS.
We also thank you for Your words in Zachariah 12:10 about the FACT… that in the near future you 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.
So we thank you for the light of the coming Messiah and Look Forward to the One the prophet Isaiah said would come to save the Lost and be a light to all the nations of the earth. JESUS, the KING of ETERNITY, the Promised Redeemer from ages past, who will come at the appointed time to bring FINAL PEACE to JERUSALEM, and the World for ETERNITY. And to bring FINAL ETERNAL DEATH to all Evil; to Satan, His Fallen Angels and Fallen Mankind (those who Refused to Accept YESHUA / JESUS as their SAVIOR and LORD).
I pray that the Light of the TRUE Coming Messiah will shine forth like a PILLAR of FIRE and open the hearts and the minds of your people called ISRAEL. That they will have Biblical Discernment to Recognize the Soon Coming False Messiah, so they then will Recognize the 2nd Coming True Messiah and be among those who cry out “TO HIM WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED” and gain their SALVATION and ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.
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.
May your Jewish People who 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 people, the Remnant of Israel.
The One who will finally bring; NOT an end to HIS-Story …but a New Beginning…that will last for Eternity…YESHUA / JESUS, the Messiah of Israel, the LION of the Tribe of Judah, The KING of Kings.
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 HIMSELF by READING HIS WORDS in the Old Testament; not the words of mere men; so you will be able to recognize the 2nd Coming TRUE MESSIAH and be SAVED and not bow to the False Messiah who brings with him your Eternal 2nd Death.
Blessings, on behalf of the LORD of LIGHT.