Thursday, December 6, 2007

Happy Hanukah

Jesus celebrated Hanukkah:

Jhn 10:22And it was at Jerusalem the
feast of the dedication, and it
was winter.

[1161] de
it was
[1096] ginomai
[1722] en
[2414] Hierosoluma
the feast of the dedication,
[1456] egkainia
[2532] kai
it was
[2258] en
[5494] cheimon

Egkainia= The 25th of Chislev, middle of our
December commemorating Judas Maccabee
who was one of Christ's ancestors.

Greek for G1456





Part of Speech

neuter noun

Root Word (Etymology)

plural of a presumed compound from G1722 and G2537

TDNT Reference



Outline of Biblical Usage

1) dedication, consecration

a) in particular the annual feast celebrated

eight days beginning in the 25th of Chislev

(middle of our December), instituted by

Judas Maccabaeus [164 BC] in memory of the

cleansing of the temple from the pollution of

Antiochus Epiphanes

Antiochus Epiphanes was a pre-incarnate
Antichrist. He was the template for the final
Antichrist. He corrupted the Temple with
paganism, and replaced the Hebrew deity
with himself and his blasphemies. It is
ironic to me that Christ deliberately
demonstrated his allegiance to Maccabees
and defiance of Antiochus, since the
same pagan pollution has corrupted
the Church with Christmas, with all
the same pagan traditions and blasphemies.

It's very subtle, but, blatant at the same

There was no mention of his "birthday"
and I think it is because he was born
in the Autumn, most likely on Yom Kippur,
since He takes away the sins of the world.

I realize I'm obsessed with the season of
sin, which nearly everyone but me is obsessed
with enjoying. Call me a Grinch, I don't care.

I have always loathed and
dreaded x-mas. That's not unusual for
Jewish kids, even though technically,
we're supposed to get presents from
eight different days of Hanukkah celebration!
There's power knowing Christ celebrated
Hanukkah, and His birthday on Yom Kippur!
(;-) (Ok, I don't have authority to say that
with authority, but, he sure wasn't born
on December 25!)

Christmas is a time of year when
the repulsive ungodly traditions prevail,
most glaringly the greed and lust
for material things. It is a season of
temptations and indulgences, the
antithesis of everything that our
Lord actually represents, which is
temperance, and modesty, decency
and crucifying the self to serve
God and mankind.

It's 6 a.m...

The peaceful stillness in the early dawn
is sacred and unique. The air is scrubbed
fresh, and everything feels new again.
There is hope for the new day, and
gratefulness to have another day
under the sun to enjoy.

I love the sight of the pastel lights
and the smell of fragrant dew. I
love the feeling of awe towards
the beauty God has blessed us
with. I love watching the colors
break in pieces, shattering the
darkness. Light makes the most
ordinary scene a paradise and blessing.

During the Maccabees era, the
spiritual darkness was as intense
as it is for us today, with all of
the errors in faith and the saturation
of Greek/Egyptian and Roman culture
into our Temple, so to speak. It's
the same. Christmas proves that
parallel phenomenon. It isn't
a Hebrew feast day, but, Hanukkah
was, and that's what Christ acknowledged.

We are told that beyond the veil
into the future, our beloved Lord
will be our light, and we will have
no need for the sun to illuminate
our way. Of course, this is the
most literal metaphor, and even
now, I can feel the darkness in
my mind start to awaken in color
as He rises in me, another day
praying for our hope of paradise.

Oil is symbolic of anointing. In
fact that's a major symbol in
spiritual understanding of some
of the verses in Scripture.

It represents the Holy Spirit,
and having that oil to last eight
days can be seen as our miracle
too, for after the SEVENTH DAY,
the Millennium of our LORD, which
commences soon, the EIGHTH
Day will be our reign with Christ,
in a new heaven and Earth.
It's rather deep.

I think our times are every bit as
evil and dangerous as the holy
Maccabees. These great people
of faith were honored by our Lord
and Savior, Y'Shua HaMaschiach.
Jesus Christ, the First and the Last.
The firstborn of God and the
firstborn of the dead.

Lead us into the light Lord,
as we have no other guide but
you. We live in corrupt and
treacherous times, where we
are bombarded with ungodliness
and sin, which is lauded as
being more preferable to piety.

Father, in Jesus Christ's Name,
I pray for the Jews of my heritage.
They need to come out of the
night and into the dawn of the new
day of the Messiah, who is the
light and life of eternal promise.

I pray that Christians are likewise
compelled to put away darkness,
and come out of the pagan
traditions of their ancestors,
which they cherish almost more
than their faith in Christ.

I pray that the scales fall from
the eyes of the preachers, who
teach falsehoods, for Jesus Christ
was not born on December 25th.
There's a clear and vigorous imperative
and standard NOT to make up stuff
about Christ, so there's no excuse
for this abomination to take place.
It's an equivalent to the abomination
of DESOLATION, like the events
which happened with Antioche

I can hardly believe so many
churches fall prey... It's blatantly
forbidden to celebrate the pagan
sin day.

I pray that they no longer combine
the HOLY with the most profane,
which is what they have practiced
doing for centuries with this abominable
time of year.

I pray that this heavy heart and
grieving I feel this time of year
is resolved in hope that many
will soon wake up, before it's
too late.

I pray that the nation of Israel
is converted by the truth, and
that they seek the God of their
fathers, not adultery in the
twisted texts of commentary
which are convoluted and
misleading. I pray that they
see the one who was pierced,
and i pray that they are redeemed.

Lord God, only you control the
Universe, and you count every
blade of grass. It is all yours.
We are in need of your light,
and the darkness is almost
impenetrable these days....

People celebrate sinfulness,
greed, pride, and even worse
decadence and the devil. They
put bad for good, and bitter for

The role models for a generation are
evildoers and demonic harlot-shills,
like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.
This is how low we are today. Please
take away this darkness, and
bring again a standard of light to
rise like the sun on the world today.

We are besieged by an even
more oppressive darkness than
Greece and Rome, and combined.
As perverse as they were, they
don't hold a candle to the
demonic influences in these last
days. There is a campaign of
corruption aimed at this
final generation, to keep them
from entering the gates of paradise.
The method is deceitful and detestable,
and they do it by bombarding children with lust,
greed, violence, perversions and
every value contrary to your light
and holiness. Harry Potter and
Lucifer are rock stars today. The
rock of ages is called evil and
they are given fairy tales and
fat Santa to represent the
God of the Universe, and
our Savior.

Help to dispell these devilish forces
and bring this last generation into
your grace. Be our lamp and the
oil, which represents our annointing,
is also synonomous with our salvation.

Send your Angels to confound our
foes, and may those evildoers who
corrupt the minds of billions be
dispatched to Hell so they can
neither hurt nor destroy again.

Thank you for all your abundant
blessings and mercies.

Even if I die today, I rejoice,
because knowing you, and having
Jesus Christ in my life, has blessed
me more than jewels, yachts, and
mansions. You have promised us
in abundance all of these things,
but, the only thing that matters
to me is to be a loyal and
worshipful lover of God.

My Hanukah is eight days of loving
you, Lord. Each day, the love burns
brighter. Not diamonds, rubies or
millions of dollars be equivalent to
the gifts you have bestowed on all
those who love your holy Name and
call on you. Only the Lord
can bring us peace. That is the
gift that no one else can provide

Come swiftly Lord, down below the
mountain of myhr. Maybe this time
next year, you'll finally be here and
take us beyond the rainbow into
the clouds, into the refuge to wait
out the final storm clouds, far from
the last indignation. We will be
singing a new song.

In the Name of Jesus, I pray for
peace today. Not peace for the
haters of God, but, for the lovers
of Yeshua. I pray that any and
all who despise the Light of the
World, have profound and
unbearable darkness and strife
today, to provoke them to seek
the light while He may be found.

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