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Festival of Lights and Jesus

Posted on 11/28/08, 01:29 pm
"Though Hanukkah is a Jewish feast, the New Testament teaches that Jesus honored this feast with His attendance. John 10:22-23 states, "And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch." Since Jesus attended this festival, we should not be surprised that many aspects of its celebration has lessons to His followers today. Let us look at some of these lessons."

Above is an excerpt from http://www.learnthebible.org/Festiv...

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  • Reply #1 12/06/08  3:43pm
    "The hanukkiah (eight-branch Hanukkah menorah) is lighted each of the eight nights and placed where outsiders may see it through a window.
    One candle (in the center or on one side) is taller; it is called the shamish (meaning servant) and is renewed each night. It is lighted first and used to light the branches. It represents Messiah. The candles on the eight branches represent the eight days, from right to left." Excerpt from http://www.messianic.ws/hanukkah.htm

    The article provides information on the celebration and representation of Yeshua (Jesus) within the context of this festival.

    The Lord Bless you!
  • Reply #2 12/18/08  12:41pm
    Video of a messianic dance group during Hanukkah, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMhX...
  • Reply #3 11/30/09  8:47am
    "Hanukkah was from creation the time established for the Temple of God to be dedicated: the Temple at Jerusalem, and the heavenly living Temple of God after which the former was patterned. The oil used in the Temple menorahs (candelabra, a major symbol in the celebration of Hanukkah) is symbolic of the Spirit of God, by which Yeshua was conceived to be the Light of the World. The Hanukkah dreidel, which proclaims "A great miracle happened there," refers to the lasting menorah oil - symbolizing the miracle of the virgin's conception of the eternal Messiah by the Spirit of God."

    Excerpt and additional info. found at http://www.messianic.ws/hanukkah.htm
  • Reply #4 11/24/10  10:08pm
    Hanukkah or Chanukah begins at sunset on Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010.

    Blessings
  • Reply #5 12/11/11  4:01pm
    This year Hanukkah begins on Tuesday evening Dec. 20th, 2011, of significance is that this year the set date given for Christmas during the Council of Tour in 567 AD will be among the 8 day celebration of the Feast of Dedication.

    It is therefore a very good opportunity, timewise, to explain the hebrew roots of the faith, showing the more precise events of our Messiah's dwelling among us. Concealed as a mystery within the scriptures, He was conceived during Hanukkah (Feast of Dedication, Festival of Lights), and 9 months later born during the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).

    Blessings.
  • Reply #6 12/04/12  5:09pm
    Feast of Dedication begins Sat. at sunset on Dec. 8th, 2012. As you can observe by the above fluctions in the dates of celebrations, the hebrew calendar is of importance to us because God's Feasts and time clock is based on it... you can go to www.hebcal.com for a calendar converter. Hanukkah is very joyful and I'm including a music video which incorporates the story from it's jewish perspective, enjoy and be blessed watching this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSJ...
  • Reply #7 11/12/13  6:45pm
    This year 2013, the Festival of Lights begins on the evening of Wednesday Nov. 27th 2013.

    "An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a frenzy of Talmudic proportions." Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,...

    Be blessed!

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