HANUKKAH DEVOTIONAL READING NIGHT 1 – “Walking As Yeshua (Jesus) Did”

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Then came the Feast of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple area walking in Solomon’s Colonnade.” (John 10:22-23 NIV).

The Feast of Dedication is another term for Hanukkah, so is the Feast of Light and the Feast of Miracles. Because Hebrew is a pictorial language, it can have several different phonetic spellings for the same word in English. Hence, sometimes we see Hanukkah spelled with an “H” and sometimes with a “C-H”.

When anyone asks why a Christian would celebrate Hanukkah, the simplest and most direct answer is that Jesus did. “Jesus gave them this answer: ‘I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself; he can do only what He sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does’” (John 5:19). So when Jesus celebrated Hanukkah on earth, significantly, His Heavenly Father participated also. Stop and really think about that. Our precious Heavenly Father not only approved of Hanukkah, but joined in the festivities. In fact, the days of Hanukkah were designated as a festival of praise and thanksgiving, because the Jewish people recognized the annual return of the same kind of spiritual force that resulted in the original miracle of winning back their temple by overcoming pagan sun god worship. The eight days has to do with the eight days required to purify God’s Altar, which is symbolic of our purifying our hearts.

The light of the Menorah in God’s Temple is symbolic of the light of God’s Presence. It was a priestly task to light it after they went to the Brazen Altar and the Brazen Laver, which is His cleansing by fire and water.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

1) When asked why you celebrate Hanukkah, have you ever responded: “Because Yeshua (Jesus) did?” If so, what was their response?

2) What are the changes that you are seeing this season or since deciding to celebrate the Biblical Feast of Hanukkah? NOTE: We call it Biblical, because it is in the Bible, and the reference shows Yeshua (Jesus) celebrating Hanukkah with fellow believers.

3) The Bible tells us “make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness”(Luke 11:35 NLT). Give an example of how the light you think you have can actually be darkness?

~ Robin Main

Originally published on Dec. 16, 2014 on FB => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/797736560298840/?type=1&theater    

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Other posts about celebrating the Biblical Feast of Hanukkah (in the Messiah):

• GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR CELEBRATING HANUKKAH – KINDLING LIGHTS & BLESSINGS –https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/797723583633471/?type=1&theater

• HANUKKAH DEVOTION – READING NIGHT 1 – “Walking As Yeshua (Jesus) Did” –https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/797736560298840/?type=1&theater

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About Robin Main

Robin's premier quest is to love people and love God with all her heart, soul & strength, because without love we all are nothing. After making a vow to Jesus's face during a personal epiphaneous appearance, she wrote a book -- SANTA-TIZING: What's wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up" to share the mysteries she discovered while searching for where Christmas comes from. There are revelations in SANTATIZING that you will not find anywhere else. So throw away the template for Christmas books and come walk on the kingdom side in an examination of America's most loved holiday. Critical thinking is a must while looking through this lens of history and Scripture. You'll be intrigued and enlightened. What's wrong with Christmas? Plenty. This book shines light on various troubling issues in celebrating a Christian Christmas. How to clean it up? This will be determined by you and your family. Since we have an abundance of traditions, memories, and reasons to stay just the way we are (and possibly miss out on becoming part of His Pure & Spotless Bride), SANTA-TIZING primarily explores the valley of the shadows. Please know that in God's Kingdom no person is forced to do anything against their will. Give em heaven!!!
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