Posted by: Pure Glory | 12/08/2012

Season Of Lights

by Hazel Straub

This is the season of Lights. It is during the night that the lights are most noticeable.

Jesus celebrated Hanukkah or the Feast of Dedication. It started yesterday at sundown, and will last for eight days. A Greek general had taken over the Temple in Jerusalem about 150 years before Jesus. Worship of Zeus with the slaughter of a pig on God’s altar, had desecrated the Temple. When the Temple was back in the hands of the priests and Levites, dedication to Yahweh, the one true God, took eight days for purification. The candlestick or menorah was lit during this time.

Jesus proclaimed that he was the light of the world and that his followers would never walk in darkness. (John 8:12) His light shines out of us (his temples) and triumphs. The dark flees from light’s presence. Take time to dedicate yourself again, to God through Christ Jesus. Let him cleanse your temple from any pollution. Do not curse the darkness but shine brightly! Celebrate the Light!

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

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  1. Thank you so much for this. I too am blogging about Hanukkah and Advent. Jesus is our Messiah. The Lord be with you. Shalom alecheim

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    • You are welcome! It is good to know that this post spoke to you. May Yahweh bless and keep you. May Yahweh make his face shine on you and show you his favor. May Yahweh lift his face toward you and give you shalom.

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  2. Perfect. Thank you for letting His light shine through you in the darkness.

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    • You are most welcome! 😀

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  3. חנוכה שמח and a very nice second advent weekend – I’m not “religious”, but I like traditions and I want us all to see each other as one – no matter how we look like or how we’ve been raised!

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    • Yes, we welcome the King and the many ways to celebrate! Light the advent candles, the Menorah candles, the sparkling lights and let our lights shine/ It is in our uniqueness of joy that God is glorified. Enjoy the Season. 😀

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  4. May our Light shine forth from within us to all we meet, showing them the Light of Christ and the reality of His abiding presence in this world of darkness.

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    • Yes, and the darkness will recede in the presence of God’s people letting their lights shine!

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