Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

May they prosper who love you

- Psalm 122:6

Fury Against the Jews: Daniel 11:29-30

We don’t understand God’s ways.  It looked as though the enemy had retreated.  But instead, life got much worse for Israel.  Antiochus sought to divide the people.  He persecuted and tortured those who remained faithful to YHWH and extended favor and benefits to those who would turn away from God.

HISTORY: 336-175 B.C. 2 Kings 17:14-16

December 18th, the Jewish people (and some Christians) lit 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.

The Rise of the Evil One: Daniel 11:21

Daniel received a vision of Israel’s future in 539 B.C. but like most prophesies it foretold the future in several layers.  The first fulfillment began after the death of Alexander The Great in 323 B.C.

Yeshua and Hanukkah: John 10:22-24

The Maccabees ruled Israel for 100 years.  In the end they became as corrupt as previous rulers.  Soon God removed His hand of blessing from His beloved city.  Enemies arose and began to threaten Israel.  The king turned to Rome, an emerging power.  Eventually the guest turned against the host and Rome absorbed Israel.

Hanukkah: 2 Chronicles 16:9a

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.


Soon, the world will celebrate two different but linked holidays – Christmas and Hanukkah. The first candle of Hanukkah is lit at sundown on December 28th.


Yeshua came to fulfill the “Law of Moses” by fulfilling God’s promise through Jeremiah.


Unprecedented evil increases in Israel and around the world. Politicians and parents are confused, frustrated and discouraged because no solution can be found.The explanation is as simple as is the solution.


It was impossible for Israel to follow “the Law” but that did not make it useless.

The nations

The curses listed in Deuteronomy 28, which Israel endured for her disobedience, will be put upon her enemies.

Redemption and salvation

The next verse is a reminder that the return of the Jews to the land of Israel is conjoined with her salvation.