Tuesday, December 20, 2011

They Saw the Light - Hanukkah

Come into my heart
Come into my heart
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus
Come into today
Come in to stay
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. 
As you light your four Advent Candles tonight, you might want to start lighting the candles of the Hanukkah menorah.  Hanukkah begins this evening at sundown.

The first week of December, I attended the annual meeting of the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network in Oklahoma City.  One of the speakers, Bill Schnoeleben, was releasing a word regarding the redemptive power of the Season of Hanukkah.

Hanukkah is the feast which celebrates the miraculous restoration and cleansing of the temple after it was desecrated by Antiochus Epiphanes in 165 B.C.  As they relit the oil in the Menorah, there was only enough for one day - yet it lasted for eight. 

Jesus attended this feast: “Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly” (John 10:22-24).

But more importantly, Jesus (who born during Rosh Hashanah and the Feast of Tabernacles) was conceived during the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah).  The LIGHT OF THE WORLD was conceived!  The light of the world was and is being revealed!

Redemption's incarnational process began! And we continue to release that light through the prayers and actions of our lives in Christ!  I bless you during this season of LIGHT!
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