Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

May they prosper who love you

- Psalm 122:6

Category: Hanukkah

December 8: The Beginning

The story is foreshadowed in Daniel Chapters 10-12.  The prophecy is so accurate some people believe that it was written AFTER the event.  But the prophecy was not fully completed, evidence that it will be completely fulfilled in the future.

December 7: HISTORY:  336-175 B.C.

December 10th, the Jewish people (and some Christians) will light the first of the eight candles on the Hanukkah menorah. Actually there are nine candles, but one is always separated in some way.  That “special” candle is called “The Servant” candle.  The Servant candle is lit and then lights all the other candles. So now let’s consider the history of Hanukkah.

December 6: The Myth

Many people believe that Hanukkah celebrates a miraculous provision of a little bit of oil that lasted for eight days.  Hence, the holiday is celebrated for eight days and a candle is lit on each night.  While that might have happened, there is no historical record of such a miracle.

December 5: Hanukkah: Introduction

Soon, the world will celebrate two different but linked holidays – Christmas and Hanukkah. The first candle of Hanukkah is lit at sundown on December 10th.  The last candle is lit at sundown on the 17th but the holiday continues until sundown on December 18.

December 31: Christmas

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

December 30: Christmas

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life; 
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord 
forever.

December 29: Christmas

Messiah’s Eternal Reign (8th candle of Hanukkah)     Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of His government and peace
there will be no end, 
upon the

December 28:  Christmas

Forty days after Yeshua rose from the dead He ascended to the place from which He came – to sit at the Right Hand of the Father.  There He will remain until the time that Israel seeks Him.  At that time He will return and fight for Israel putting His (and her) enemies under His feet.

December 27: Christmas

The Resurrection of Yeshua remains the watershed issue of faith.  His Resurrection proved the deity of Yeshua.  Salvation depends on God’s grace and our faith in the atoning death, burial and resurrection of Messiah Yeshua.  Just believing that Yeshua was a good man will not result in reconciliation to God or the forgiveness of sin.

December 26:  Christmas

Although there continues to be debate regarding the actual day of His crucifixion and burial, almost every other detail was prophesied in the Hebrew Bible.