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Hanukkah 2020

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by BrotherJJ, Dec 10, 2020.

  1. BrotherJJ

    BrotherJJ Active Member

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    Hanukkah 2020:
    Begins Thursday, December 10 at sunset (today) & ends Friday, December 18 at nightfall

    Hanukkah or Chanukah (means Dedication) The holiday commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem.

    Jesus announced that He was the Messiah during Hanukkah.

    Jn 10:
    22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication (Hanukkah/Chanukah), and it was winter.

    23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.

    24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

    25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
    (NOTE: Matt 16:16-17 & Jn 4:25-26 Jesus again reveals he is the Christ)

    Some Hanukkah History:

    Leading up to 164 BC. Syria via Antiochus Epiphanes governed the territory of Israel/Judea. A group of Greco/Assyrian soldiers came to the Jewish priest Mattathias.

    They demanded he sacrifice a pig to a pagan god. Mattathias fearing the LORD more then the soldiers refused. A fellow Jew that feared the soldiers volunteered to sacrifice the pig. Mattathias drew his sword & killed the compromising Jew.

    Jewish men effective in warfare known as the Maccabees. Rose up & drove out the Greco/Assyrian soldiers, recaptured & rededicated the Temple to God. They found the Torah, but the Menorah had only enough oil for 1 day burning. God caused the Menorah to miraculously burn for 8 days!

    Hanukkah commemorates this miracle by lighting of candles for 8 successive nights. A Hanukkah menorah has 9 branches instead of the usual 7. During the holiday, candles are lit 1 by 1 each night. The ninth candle on the Hanukkah Menorah. Is called the Shamash/SERVANT Candle & is used each day to light the other of the 8 candle sticks.

    Hanukkah is also called Festival of Lights

    Believers have been lit by "The Anointed One". And are to be lights that shine & point to the LIGHT of the WORLD, Jesus the Christ. (Jn 8;12)

    Matt 5:
    14 Jesus said; Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

    15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

    Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
    (NOTE: The middle candle in the Temple & Hanukkah Menorah/candlesticks are a shadow of Christ. The Light & Lighter. Also see: Servant Isa 53 & Mark. And Light of the World John 8:12)

    Scripture proclaims someone a child while still in the womb!

    1 Sam 4:19 His daughter in law, Phinehas' wife, """was with child, near to be delivered""": and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken, and that her father in law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and travailed; for her pains came upon her.
    (NOTE: """was WITH CHILD near to be delivered""")

    Ecc 11:5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
    (NOTE: how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is WITH CHILD)

    Isa 26:17 As """a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery""", is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.
    (NOTE: Before delivery scripture declares a woman is WITH CHILD)

    Lk 1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
    (NOTE: The babe in her womb leaped)

    Lk 2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
    (NOTE: Scripture proclaims a pregnant woman is great WITH CHILD.)

    Jesus the Messiah was most likely conceived in Dec 4 B.C on the 25th day of the Hebrew month Kislev/December 25th during Hanukkah (Feast of Dedication/Feast of Lights), then delivered in Sept 3 B.C. during the Feast of Trumpets at Tekiah ha-Gadol. Circumcised 8 day's later on Yom Kippur. Then dwelt/tabernacled in a manger (sukkah) with his parents during the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) that yr.

    Post is My Opinion Only.
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  2. tampasteve

    tampasteve ✞ High Church Methodist✞ Staff Member Administrator CF Senior Ambassador Angels Team Supporter

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    This is actually a fairly standard Messianic interpretation of the dates of events, give or take a few weeks.
  3. Grumman Tomcat

    Grumman Tomcat ✡Messianic✞ Staff Member Administrator CF Staff Trainer Supporter

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    It is also my opinion.
  4. mlepfitjw

    mlepfitjw May you be blessed!

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    What is the wooden top called you spin and it has four markings on each side of the top?
  5. tampasteve

    tampasteve ✞ High Church Methodist✞ Staff Member Administrator CF Senior Ambassador Angels Team Supporter

    United States
    That is a dreidel. It is a game, the "markings" are Hebrew letters that stand for A Great Miracle Happened There, "there" being in the Temple in Jerusalem.