Got the best testimony yesterday: “After walking with the Lord for just under 40 years, Holy Spirit has led me to celebrate Hanukkah for the very first time. You weren’t kidding when you said that a portal has opened up! I have had such an astounding Day 1 that words almost fail me!!! I’ll just say that it has been nothing short of extraordinary, a weighty, epic milestone event has emerged this evening and will continue to unfold during this precious season. All the earth will be blessed. I am dazed and amazed. King of the Universe I commend Thee!” Don’t you just love this?! Paula gloriously encountered the Most High God (the Ascended God), as she simply did what Jesus did. Would love to hear about your own testimony. Please share in the comments below.
For Day 2 of Hanukkah, let’s explore the second “I AM” statement that Yeshua (Jesus) proclaimed during Hanukkah. Recall that the passage John 8:12 through John 10:42 tell us about the works Yeshua did, and the celebration that He walked in during the Feast of Heart Dedication – Hanukkah.
“And He said to them, ‘You are from beneath; I AM FROM ABOVE. You are of this world; I AM not of this world” (John 8:23 NKJV). Technically, there are two “I AM” statements in John 8:23; but we will only focus on the first one “I am from above.”
After Yeshua declares “I AM the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12 NKJV), His very next Hanukkah I AM statement is “I AM from above.” The GREAT I AM is above what we can think or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). Beyond our horizons in all capacities and dimensions.
Before Yeshua pronounced “I am from above” in John 8:23, John the Baptist proclaimed the following in His regard: “He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears Him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. So this joy of mine has been made full. He must increase, but I must decrease. HE WHO COMES FROM ABOVE IS ABOVE ALL, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. HE WHO COMES FROM HEAVEN IS ABOVE ALL” (John 3:29-31 NASB).
When we couple these exalted truths with knowing that Messiah Yeshua is called “the Word of God” (Revelation 19:13) and He is the radiance of God’s glory that upholds all things by the word of His power (Hebrews 1:3), we can get a glimpse into why scripture tells us that God’s Word is above every name: “I will praise thee with my whole heart; before the kings will I sing praise to thee. I will worship in thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth; for thou hast MAGNIFIED THY WORD ABOVE EVERY NAME” (Psalms 138:1-2 Lamsa’s Aramaic).
Philippians 2 declares this lofty reality this way: “And being found as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even death of the cross. WHEREFORE GOD ALSO HATH HIGHLY EXALTED HIM, AND GIVEN HIM A NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:8-11 KJV).
Behold, we have “ONE GOD AND FATHER OF ALL, WHO IS ABOVE ALL, and through all, and in you all” (Ephesians 4:6 KJV). Behold, the One above it all has set the Messiah – who consists of a Head (Yeshua) and a Body – at the Majesty’s right hand in heavenly places: “For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and SEATED HIM AT HIS RIGHT HAND IN HEAVENLY PLACES, FAR ABOVE ALL RULE AND AUTHORITY AND POWER AND DOMINION, AND EVERY NAME THAT IS NAMED, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and GAVE HIM AS HEAD OVER ALL THINGS TO THE CHURCH, WHICH IS HIS BODY, THE FULLNESS OF HIM WHO FILLS ALL IN ALL” (Ephesians 1:15-23 NASB).
Talk about an incredible mystery! The Father who is above all has seated Messiah Yeshua at His right hand of power and declared Him to be the Head of all things, including the ekklesia – a company of people united in one body. This ekklesia formerly walked according to the course of this world fulfilling the lusts of the flesh; but now they have put on the new man in Christ where He has “raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6 NASB).
Tomorrow, we will further explore Yeshua’s third Hanukkah “I AM” statement: “I AM not of this world” (John 8:23 NKJV). For now, ponder that it is the Antichrist that opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God: “Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy (a falling away) comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the SON OF DESTRUCTION; WHO OPPOSES AND EXALTS HIMSELF ABOVE EVERY SO-CALLED GOD or objects of worship; so that he takes his seat in the Temple of God, displaying himself as being God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 NASB).
Within the history of Hanukkah is the most precise revelation about what is going to happen in the end times and how to overcome. Please refer below to “Choose Beauty of the Beast,” “Journey to Become His Bride (Story of Hanukkah),” and “Blazing New Wine” SANTA-TIZING videos.
This Hanukkah Season is a HEARTY HANUKKAH Season. There’s great grace given to examine any areas in our lives where we do not totally and completely align with the GREAT I AM. Always remember we are meant to be completely one with the ONE who declares “I am from above.” Let’s do what Jesus did. Let’s re-dedicate the altars of our hearts to purely walk, as Yeshua walked and set our eyes above. Let’s rise above the things of this world in order to appear with Him in glory: “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the THINGS ABOVE, WHERE CHRIST [THE MESSIAH] IS, SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD. Set your mind on the things ABOVE, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory” (Colossians 3:1-4 NASB).
May you enter His Gateway of Awe, even more, in His Winter One-Dear-Land to ascend on high and lead your own captivity captive (Ephesians 4:9-10). May your eyes be enlightened to be and hold onto that I AM from above!!!
NOTE: The above post can be used as today’s devotional if you so choose, or you can use the one already provided => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/…/hanukkah-devotional-r…// with general guidelines for kindling of lights and the blessings => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/…/general-guidelines-for…/. An entire instructional package has been provided for the entire eight-days of Hanukkah here => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/…/have-a-he…/.
If you choose to use today’s STM post for your devotional, the following are some suggested questions that covers all ages from toddlers to full-blown sons of God.
 What is Yeshua second “I AM” statement that He spoke during Hanukkah? (Answer: I am from above.)
 Who is the One above it all? (Answer: “ONE GOD AND FATHER OF ALL, WHO IS ABOVE ALL, and through all, and in you all” (Ephesians 4:6 KJV).
 How do we demonstrate that we are from above, like Yeshua and the Father are?
Happy Hearty Hanukkah!!!
• HAVE A HEARTY HANUKKAH (Guidelines & devotionals for celebrating Hanukkah) => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/…/have-a-he…/
• YESHUA’S FULL GOVERNMENT DECLARATION DURING HANUKKAH => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/…/yeshuas-full-governmen…/
• HANUKKAH MARKER TO CALCULATE FULFILLMENT OF ANTICHRIST => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/…/hanukkah-marker-to-cal…/
• CHOOSE BEAUTY OR THE BEAST => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/…/choose-beauty-or-the-b…/
• JOURNEY TO BECOME HIS BRIDE (STORY OF HANUKKAH #1) =>
• JOURNEY TO BECOME HIS BRIDE (STORY OF HANUKKAH #2) =>
• SANTA-TIZING #5 – BLAZING NEW WINE OF HANUKKAH – HISTORY PART I => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdhOh4iRD6c
• SANTA-TIZING #6 – BLAZING NEW WINE OF HANUKKAH – HISTORY PART II => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-qVfQtUaKA
• Ascension Manual book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188511
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• Blazing New Wine of Hanukkah: Bridal Restoration of DNA book => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-New-Wine-Hanukkah-Understanding-ebook/dp/B010MHNZMK/
• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/ was written to fulfill a vow made to Yeshua’s face to tell the Christian Church that “Christmas will be the Golden Calf of America.” It took 10 years of full-time research, a golden scribe angel and the Spirit’s leading to unearthing His Truth in the sands of time. It covers every argument that you have ever heard about Christmas.