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Should Christians Celebrate Hanukkah?

We don’t think about Hanukkah, but I’m going to show you some things, and I think it’s going to blow you away.  I’m going to take some of our old preconceived ideas that are false, and we are going to cut them off. We are going to have a circumcision.  Amen? We are going to see what the Lord is doing now. This feast of Hanukkah is so important to the Hebrews, but I found out that in the Early Church, it was really important to them also.

The Lord is now going to build the third temple.  To understand this new season of building, you have to go back to Hanukkah. Hanukkah is the Feast of Dedication.

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Veronika talked about the anointing in Nehemiah being upon the Church right now for this next season.


Veronika West

“We have entered into a building season in the earth, enter in; divine access, acceleration and a new level of anointing is now being released”!

All day yesterday Papa was speaking to me of a commissioning anointing being released over the nations, I also heard Him say “Watch! A gateway and a doorway is now opening up before my people for a Nehemiah’s anointing is now being released, enter in, enter in, enter in, for my people are now entering into a building season for that which has been torn down and uprooted will now be rebuilt, restored, renewed and revived, for this is a moment of divine access and acceleration and a new level of anointing to build and to plant is now being released over the nations of the earth…”!

Hanukkah was about the temple being rededicated to the Lord.

That temple is symbolic of us. It’s called the Feast of Lights because it’s the lighting of the menorah. In Revelation 1:20, the menorah is us. The word dedication is where we get the word mystery from.


I’m going to read a few things about Hanukkah from a few Rabbis that wrote about this feast.

Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after the Jews’ military victory over the Hellenist Syrians in the year 165 B.C.E., and their deliverance from oppression and defilement of the sanctuary. In Hebrew, the word “Chanukah” means “Dedication.”

The story of Hanukkah is recorded in the First Book Maccabees…

Hanukkah in the Bible

The story of Hanukkah is recorded in the First Book of Maccabees, which is part of the Apocrypha. The Feast of Dedication is mentioned in the New Testament Book of John 10:22.

The Story Behind the Feast of Dedication
Mary Fairchild

Prior to the year 165 BC, the Jewish people in Judea were living under the rule of the Greek kings of Damascus. During this time Seleucid King Antiochus Epiphanes, the Greco-Syrian king, took control of the Temple in Jerusalem and forced the Jewish people to abandon their worship of God, their holy customs, and reading of the Torah. He made them bow down to the Greek gods. According to ancient records, this King Antiochus IV defiled the Temple by sacrificing a pig on the altar and spilling its blood on the holy scrolls of Scripture.

In the Catholic Bible you have the Book of Maccabees; first and second Maccabees. Actually the book of Maccabees has nothing to do with the New Testament Church, but it has a lot to do with this miracle that happened with the Jews before the coming of Christ.

As a result of severe persecution and pagan oppression, a group of four Jewish brothers led by Judah Maccabee, decided to raise up an army of religious freedom fighters. These men of fierce faith and loyalty to God became known as the Maccabees. The small band of warriors fought for three years with “strength from heaven” until achieving a miraculous victory and deliverance from Greco-Syrian control.

After regaining the Temple, it was cleansed by the Maccabees, cleared of all Greek idolatry, and readied for rededicated. The rededication of the Temple to the Lord took place in the year 165 BC, on the 25th day of the Hebrew month called Kislev.

This guy Judah Maccabee was a high priest. Isn’t it amazing that it is always high priest that are in the fight.

Hanukkah is called the Feast of Dedication because it celebrates the Maccabees’ victory over Greek oppression and the rededication of the Temple. But Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights, and this is because immediately following the miraculous deliverance, God provided another miracle of provision.

In the Temple, the eternal flame of God was to stay lit at all times as a symbol of God’s presence. But according to tradition, when the Temple was rededicated, there was only enough oil left to burn the flame for one day. The rest of the oil had been defiled by the Greeks during their invasion, and it would take a week for new oil to be processed and purified. However, at the rededication, the Maccabees went ahead and set fire to the eternal flame with the remaining supply of oil.

The story of Hanukkah is recorded in the First Book of Maccabees, which is part of the Apocrypha. The Feast of Dedication is mentioned in the New Testament Book of John 10:22.

Miraculously, God’s Holy presence caused the flame to burn for eight days until the new sacred oil was ready for use. This miracle of the long-lasting oil explains why the Hanukkah Menorah is lit for eight consecutive nights of celebration. Jews also commemorate the miracle of oil provision by making oil-rich foods, such as Latkas, an important part of Hanukkah celebrations.

Moses goes up Mt. Sinai a 2nd time and waits 40 days and makes the 2nd tablets:

1) He fasts from Elul 1;  40 days to Tishri 10
Thishri 1 is the Feast of Trumpets; it’s 10 days
Yom Kippur is the 10th of Tishri

We can see that this Feast of Hanukkah was not only for rededication, but we know that the word dedication has to do with the word secrets. The priest went in and lit the menorah and that oil burned for 8 days. That menorah was very symbolic. We know that the temple menorah only has 7 lamps on it. To celebrate Hanukkah they created new menorahs with 8 lamps, one representing each day. So that must mean the 7 lamp menorah also represents the 7 days of the week. Amen? The oil was part of the rededication. We know that dedication means secrets, and we know that the word oil speaks of teaching. So the Feast of Hanukkah is about the Temple being rededicated to teach the mysteries and secrets of Scripture.

The reality of it is that this Feast of Lights is also called the Feast of Joy. Hanukkah is also all about the miracle of the oil of revelations being released to the body.


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1 Chronicles 24:7-18 tells us the priestly order of the tribes that served in the temple. It says that the tribe of Abijah, the order of Abijah served the eighth course of the year. Each course was one week, and two weeks were added for the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the Feast of Weeks. So from Nissan 1, the tribe of Abijah would serve the 10th week, and do the priestly services. Zechariah, John the Baptist’s father, was a priest of the tribe of Abijah, so he would have started his serving the 10th week from Nissan 1 until the middle of the month of Sivan. The Bible very clearly says that he was from the tribe of Abijah.

Now, why would that information be given to us? See if you don’t understand the priests, then you don’t understand the orders of the priesthood. It’s just ignorant information.

But there is a reason, and this is why you need to burn your Christmas trees! Now people go,

“Oh, I don’t think God cares.”

I’m going to tell you that He cares, and I’m going to show you that He cares – for those that are serious!

The Bible tells us that John the Baptist’s father, Zechariah, served in the tribe of Abijah. Why do we need to know that? Because something is happening here. While he is doing priestly service in the Temple, the angel of the Lord comes to him. That angel says, “Your wife is going to get pregnant, and she’s going to have a son.” 

Now you have to imagine  Zechariah is looking He’s there looking at this angel, and thinking,

“My wife is so old… like, she is the desert!  My wife is 10 years older than dirt. My wife was created before Adam. There is no way my wife is having a baby!” 

 The angel replied,

“Because of your disbelief you are not going to be allowed to bring the good news.” 


“Because you have a spirit of disbelief, and when you have a spirit of disbelief the Lord is not going to let you minister the Truth.”  

So make sure  No no, I’m going to give you an answer to all this baloney you have been believing  You have to realize God put this in Scripture; Yeshua put it in Scripture for a reason.  He wanted all of us to know that Zechariah was doing priestly service 10 weeks from Nisan 1.

You ready?  After his week service, Zechariah goes home to Elizabeth, and he’s going to try out what the angel said.  After the dust storm had settled…, Elizabeth was pregnant. Now we know the Hebrew months. We have to go from New Testament to the Old Testament to get this information.  We know that Elizabeth has conceived in the month of Sivan.

Now we have a starting date.  Amen?

Luke tells us that Yeshua was conceived 6 months after Elizabeth became pregnant.  If we know the month that John was conceived, and we go 6 months later now we have the month Yeshua is conceived in Mary.

I’m going to give a preview.  There are no ho ho’s.  Maybe for that “woe” in the Book of Revelation, but there isn’t any “hoe” in this!!  For those of you that don’t understand my symbolic, parabolic teaching, the hoe in the Book of Revelation is the harlot.  

We know that when a child is born, it’s what?  A 40-week term. Amen? If we take 40 weeks from Sivan, John is born on Passover.  John is born on Passover.  Amen!  If we count forward another 6 months, because that’s when Mary had conceived – 6 months after Elizabeth, that means Yeshua was born on Tabernacles.  

No Christmas!  No Christmas!  Awwwww.  God didn’t want His Son born on your pagan holiday! He wanted His Son born on His Feast Day!  The only way you can find this out — actually there are two ways, but the main indictment for religion is that God told us that Zechariah was from the tribe of Abijah.  

Now think of this.  Yeshua is born at Tabernacles (Sukkot) which means the second set of tablets that Moses came down the mountain with was not about His first coming.  It was about His Second Coming. It’s about His second birth into the earth. It has to mean that He will be birthed into the earth at Tabernacles. That must mean, it has to mean, that if the Temple has to be finished and the sukkot ready that means that Second Coming has to come in us. 

That’s what all the Early Church Fathers talk about.  See the ascension, the rapture, is about going up the mountain to get Torah.  The ascension is about putting yourself on the altar and becoming a sweet-smelling aroma that’s offered up to God. I’m telling you something.  This is putting it all together. 

I started saying,

“Well Lord, okay!  If you were born at Tabernacles which I know you would have had to have been, because I’ve been saying it for years  I didn’t even have to know all this. I’ve just been saying, “The Lord told me Tabernacles, that’s when He is born. No Christmas.”

Gone!  Gone!

So if you leave here today, and by the way, “Ho ho ho is a term that was used by the ancients.  When they would do plays, and Satan would come into the room.  They would announce him as Ho ho ho.  Have fun with your kids growing up.  The next time you bring them to the mall, and you sit them on Ho ho’s lap.  You wonder why your kids are being messed up.  It’s because we are inviting spirits.  

Yule Tide:  Yule is another fallen angel.  It’s another god. All these terms being used for Christmas are literally the names of fallen angels. 

“Well we don’t believe that”

I don’t care what you believe! Even the demons believe more than you, because they created those days.  Amen?  

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I began to count backwards from Tabernacles forty weeks, and it lands on Hanukkah.  Meaning, the Feast of Lights would have been when Yeshua was conceived; which is symbolic of the first Day of Creation!  


When something is conceived spiritually, what is that?  Conception is when the seed enters the womb, and it impregnates the egg. Yeshua said,

“The seed is the Word.” 

When the Lord speaks it’s the first day of creation.

“Let there be…”

So when there is a “Let there be,” there is what?  Conception. Something is being conceived.

What’s really being conceived?  Truth is being conceived.  The thoughts of God are being conceived.  Right? But there’s a nine month period before the conception of thought becomes reality and moves out of the womb and comes into the earth.  What is that called? Pleuroma.  

Pleuroma is the thought of God behind the veil that is conceived into His prophets.  Once it is conceived, He sends it through the veil and manifests it into the earth, and that which is conceived becomes born. The only way for you and me to be born again, is for secret revelations to be conceived in us, and we watch those revelations manifest in our life on this side. 

For that conception to come through the veil, means the veil has to be destroyed. 

The veil, is the flesh (Hebrews 10:20). 

The only way you can conceive the thought of God is for your flesh to be destroyed and for Yah to be manifested. 

The thought of God is Truth.  The thought of Yah is the Secret of Torah.  At first it’s a secret, then it’s a manifestation.  Every revelation becomes a manifestation.  That’s why the Jews called the veil the opening of the womb, because it was God’s thoughts. 

So Yeshua is born at Tabernacles, and we go back 40 weeks.  He is conceived at Hanukkah. I immediately began to realize Hanukkah is the conception of the next move.  Hanukkah is the conception of what is now getting ready to be birthed.  

Listen.  This is great, but it’s a warning because the next phase when it is birthed, that’s when the door shuts.  There is never another chance. We are right now in the womb. We are in the womb. The Revelation, the Seed has taken place, and it has impregnated us with expectation for the next release.

Now think of this.  The Lord is born at Tabernacles during the outpouring of the libation offering (the water offering where the gold vessels pours into the silver vessel the rains of Revelation).

Right?  That’s the day that He is born, meaning, the water broke (clapping).  Listen, when He says,

“Out of my inner-most being will flow rivers of living water,”

He’s talking about your womb.  He’s not talking about your stomach. He’s talking about you birthing, and birthing, and water breaking He’s talking about things going from behind the veil to the other side of the veil into the earth.

You ready? I want you to hear this. I want you to hear it along with what I have been saying.  Now this sister, I don’t know what’s going on with this Veronika West, but she’s been hitting points about what is getting ready to happen. 

“We have entered into a building season in the earth.  Enter in, divine access, acceleration, and a new level of anointing is now being released.  All day yesterday Papa was speaking to me of a commissioning anointing being released over the nations.  I also heard Him say, ‘Watch! A gateway and a doorway is now opening up before my people [the womb]*for a Nehemiah’s anointing is now is now being released, [to build the last temple]* enter in, enter in, enter in, for my people are now entering into a building season for that which has been torn down and uprooted will now be rebuilt, restored, renewed, and revived[…]

*comments from Apostle Michael Petro

So, what has been torn down?  What the Lord came and built the first time.  He himself said,

“I am the light of the world, but when I leave darkness is coming back in.”

Now it’s time to bring the light, Hanukkah, the revelation.  It’s time for the conception of the last move!

“For this is a moment of divine access and acceleration and new level of anointing to build and to plant is now being released over the nations of the earth.”

The building and the planting have everything to do with impregnating, conceiving and birthing.  So we’ve entered in. We’ve entered in. That’s why the Lord says this is done. I’ve had you up in the womb.  Now it’s time to be released to start birthing in the nations. 


See there’s other people that say,

“Well, if Yeshua wasn’t born at Christmas (which everybody knows that pretty much), then He was conceived at Christmas.” 

Again, it is just another lie of the religious systems who want to keep up their penis trees and don’t want to deal with Truth.  

It’s the false church, for real.  Now the Lord is saying,

“Sorry. You can’t hold me to Christmas for my conception or birth any longer.” 

Why would you want to celebrate the Light of the World when every spirit of darkness and demon is being summoned by every Satanist in the world?  …on the darkest day of the year? 

John would be born on Passover. Yeshua is conceived on the Feast of Lights: Hanukkah.  He is born of revelation or lights on the Feast of Lights. The life of the light of the world is alive.  The second set of scrolls was brought down to earth; the second Adam!  Do you understand what’s happening? The second Adam is being conceived?  The Feast of Lights, the Feast of the DNA of God is being released into the earth. Oh man!  This so blows away wrapping boxes up with presents. That’s what I mean. I had to dig to see this, but if I would have stayed in my Christmas mentality, I would have never dug.

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You realize now, what is Hanukkah called? The Feast of Lights.  What is Hanukkah symbolic of? The Menorah.  What’s the menorah symbolic of? The Church. What else is it symbolic of? It’s symbolic of a tree.  It’s a tree with lights.  So Christmas must be the counterfeit to God’s feast day. 

Wow! Now we know what Satan’s counterfeit is (the Christmas tree).  Now we know

“Oh… but we don’t worship because”

No. You don’t even worship.  What does worship even mean? It means to lay down my life to live the truth.  I’m not a worshipper if I haven’t laid down my life, and I still want to worship a pagan holiday created by a bunch of Jesuits.  Oh Hallelujah! If I stepped on your Christmas tree, good! 

Now we understand that on Hanukkah, Mary conceived Yeshua by God.  It wasn’t by Joseph. It wasn’t by a Roman soldier.  God came down on His feast day, put His seed, His Word, into Mary, a woman of the earth, and said,

“Let there be Light.” 

Hanukkah, Hanukkah! Let there be Light!  Now we are seeing a huge picture.; humongous picture of what we are really seeing right now at this feast.  The majority of the Church is going out and lighting candles with a veil over their heads because they can’t even see what’s being said. 

When revelation is being released at the libation offering, it is representing Yeshua who was the Light of the Word.  He was the revelation of YHVH.  When He is birthed at that water ceremony on the Feast of Tabernacles, it means that He is literally birthed into the earth.  The water breaks, and the revelation is released back in. What Adam lost is now restored.

Now you see the whole birthing process not just from the physical.  That’s the sin to see it from the physical. Now you see it by the spirit realm, and what the Lord has released. Where we are at, it’s a sin not to believe. Amen.

 And the miracle of the oil is described in the Talmud (Shabbat 21b):

“For when the Greeks entered the Temple, they defiled all the oils therein, and when the Hasmonean dynasty prevailed against and defeated them, they made search and found only one cruse of oil which lay with the seal of the High Priest,… 

So listen, the Maccabees looked everywhere for the oil because they had none.  They had to have oil from the previous making of that oil to dedicate the Temple.  They found one vessel of oil with the seal of the High Priest on it. That cruse of oil was Yeshua.  The oil was sealed, and now the oil was to be released in the menorah.  

…but which contained sufficient for one day’s lighting only; yet a miracle was wrought therein and they lit [the lamp] therewith for eight days. 

Well the eighth day is new beginnings.  The eighth day takes into consideration the six days of Creation, the Millennial Kingdom, and then the New Beginning which Paul talks about as the eighth day.  You can’t even understand it unless you go back to the priests understanding the lighting of the Menorah and how oil had to be made every eight days.  

The following year these [days] were appointed a Festival with [the recital of] Hallel and thanksgiving.” 

From then on the Jews called this festival the Festival of Lights.  To this day Jews focus on the cleansing of the temple and the lighting of the menorah.

What is this cleansing of the Temple?  It’s really you and me and the lighting of the revelation coming into us because we have oil to burn. 


The menorah has nine candlesticksThe one in the middlethat is elevated above the others is called the shamash, which means “servant.”

It’s the servant branch or to them, the Jews call it the Messiah branch.

On the first night the servant candle is used to light the first candle on the far right.   

So we take the light that was already lit on this servant candle and from that we light the first candle. Every night they would do that to pass the light.  The light has to come from our Savior and pass down to the heads of the Church. 

Remember the Book of Revelation?  It says the menorah is the Seven Churches, but it also says that the seven golden lamp stands are the angels of the Church. It’s the Apostles to the Church that Yeshua lights, and then they light the Church.  That’s what Origen taught.

Before the first candle is lit, three blessings are recited:
1.  Blessed are You, Lord our God.  King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments.

Who has sanctified us with His commandments.  Who has sanctified us with His commandments, with His lights

and has commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light. 
2.  Blessed are You Lord our God, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days, at this time. 
3.  Blessed are you, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion. 

Before each subsequent candle lighting, only the first two blessings are recited.  On the second night the servant candle is used to light the first candle again and then the second one next to it.  This procedure is repeated each night until all eight candles are lit.

Isaiah 53 says:
1   Who has believed our report?  And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed.
2   For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of the ground.  He has no form or comeliness and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.  
3  He is despised and rejected by men.  A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief and we hid, as it were, our faces from Him: He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. 
4  Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows, yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God and afflicted.
5  But He was wounded for our transgressions.  He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. 
6  All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned every one to his own way: and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.  
7  He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.
8  He was taken from prison and from judgment,  and who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living. For the transgression of My people He was stricken.
9  And they made His grave with the wicked—but with the rich at His death.  Because He had done no violence. Nor was any deceit in His mouth. 
10 Yet is pleased the Lord to bruise Him. He has put Him to grief.  When you make His soul an offering for sin 

The Lord’s soul was an offering for sin.  He didn’t have a soul in heaven. He had to take this body on to defeat His soul.  Isn’t that amazing? Because this is everything that the Bible, and the Early Church teaches that you have to kill.  Like He did, your soul.  

10 …He shall see His seed.  He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. 
11  He shall see the labor of His soul and be satisfied.  By His knowledge My righteous Servant

“My righteous servant” 

What did Isaiah call Him?  The servant. The Servant Branch that lights the rest of us!  

11  …My righteous Servant shall justify many for He shall bear their iniquities.  
12   Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great.  And He shall divide he spoil with the strong…

Not the weak.  He shall divide the spoils with those that are strong; strong in Spirit. 

12 Because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors.  And He bore the sin of many. And made intercession for the transgressors. 

Hallelujah!  The Lord in John 10:1 says this:

Most assuredly I way to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.  (John 10:1)  

Actually the word thief means a false teacher.  

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But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. (John 10.2)  To him the doorkeeper opens, [Notice there’s a shepherd of the sheep, and there’s a doorkeeper. The doorkeeper is Him, so who’s the shepherds?] and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. (John 10.3)   But he who enters by the door is the Shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. (vs. 2&3)

See, this goes back to hearing the voice of God through the servants of God. 

Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers. Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.  Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.” (John 10:5-7) 

Are you understanding what he’s saying?  The doorkeeper and Him are the same.  The shepherds are the ones that He has chosen that hear and have His voice. 

Meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word,… 

What is the door?  A place for the Word to be released.  

…to speak them mystery of Christ for which I am also in chains,  (Col: 4:3)  

He is saying, I’m a servant to preach the mysteries of Christ, and for that door to open that those secrets would be revealed.  

But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. (Mat: 6:6)  

He says that the Father is in the secret place, but when you go into your secret place.   You’ve got to go through the door.  

Rev 4:1 says;  And after these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven.  And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking.

So when the door opens, the trumpet starts sounding.  The opening of the door has everything to do with the release of revelation.  The door is either your mindset or the ears having the ability to hear what God is saying.  I know that’s fact because the Lord actually teaches that He shuts the door on those who don’t take Him seriously.  

What does He do?  He shuts the revelation.  He shuts the heaven, because they don’t take Him seriously.  How can a person that doesn’t take you seriously or hear the Word be used?  It’s a person that’s Egyptian. They have no faith. They don’t believe what they hear.  They are double minded, and a double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways.

Hello? You are supposed to come out of double mindedness. You are supposed to come out of Egypt.  What does Egypt mean? To limit God. What does Pharaoh mean? Double minded. 

Pharaoh considered himself a God.  A fallen angel. If you’re double minded that means you are listening to fallen angels.  You are listening to Pharaoh and you are living in a land called Egypt to limit God. Amen?  Hallelujah.  

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The door has to be opened for you to go into the third heaven. When that door opens, it is the door to the third heaven, or the door to the third heaven is the veil.  Hebrews 10:20 says that Jesus being our high priest has made a better way for us by going through the veil which is His flesh. 

The veil is the door.  The door is the veil. The flesh is the veil.  The flesh is the door that prevents us from going to the Glory.  Amen.

Now it was the Feast of Dedication…  (John 10:22)

It was Hanukkah. The whole battle coming up to Hanukkah, is the false thieves that have come into the Church that the Lord said,

“I’m done with these people.  I’m going to find the ones who believe; who understand these deeper things.”

It was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked into the temple in Solomon’s porch.  (John 10:22, 23) 


Interesting.  What did He do on the Feast of Dedication?  He went into the Temple. What did He do on Hanukkah? He became the Temple.  It’s saying the same thing again, but in a different way.  Now we know that the word dedication is used for the word mystery also.  The Feast of Lights is the Feast of Dedication or the Feast of Mysteries.  They couldn’t understand what He was saying, but yet others did understand what He was saying.  They didn’t care about the signs, wonders and miracles; they were just looking at the man. The proof that He had the truth and they didn’t was the revelation and the signs following.    

The miracle is that He walked with God.

“…and it was in the winter.” 

We know that there are two times a year when everybody has to come to Jerusalem; during the Early Rain and Latter Rain Feasts.  Again, this was at Passover and at Atonement/Tabernacles. When Mary was getting ready to give birth, Joseph and Mary came into Jerusalem at the most populated day of the year.  Everybody has come for the Feast of Atonement, and all the hotels are full. They went to all the hotels to look for a room. There were no inns available.  

Why?  Because it’s Yom Kippour.  This is the second sign that it wasn’t on Christmas.  The second sign is that it was either in the Spring or in the Fall, and now we know it has to be in the Fall.  Here they come in on one of the busiest times of the year, the Highest of Holy Days, at Yom Kippour, The Feast [Day] of Atonement, and there is nowhere to stay.  What happens at the Feast of Atonement? A lamb is born. The lamb that was conceived at Hanukkah by God is now pleuromed into the earth, comes through the veil on the Feast of Atonement.  

Man.  This is a way better story than Christmas.  This is a way better teaching than Christmas! 

The Feast of Dedication literally is speaking about the release, of the Light of the World, the Secret of the Kingdom.  That’s why everybody had to find out who He was on their own.  


“Who do you say I am?” 

Now it was the 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, “Now long do you keep us in doubt?” If You are the Christ [Anointed One], tell us plainly.” ( John 10:22-24)  

…but you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you.  My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life… [who does He give eternal life to?  Those who hear his voice] and they shall never perish.  Neither shall anyone snatch them out of my hand. (John 10:26-28)    

Neither shall anyone.harpazo.  Wait a minute.  No no no no no! Now He’s telling us something.  He’s saying that the sheep that listen to the false teachers can be raptured out, but the sheep that only listen to the revelation and hear His voice, no one can take them!  He’s not saying that all the sheep are safe.  He’s saying only the sheep that hear Him are safe.  The sheep that are following other voices, they are not safe.  They are going to be plucked out.  

Snatch         Strong number: G726

Greek Def: Harpazo: To seize, to carry off by force, to snatch out, to be snatched away.  

John 10:29  My Father who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.  

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Notice what’s happening.  Where are you at?  In the hand of the Father.  Where are you at?  In the hand of Christ, in the menorah.  When Yeshua is on the cross (overlaying the Tabernacle), what’s in Jesus’s right hand?  The menorah which is the Church. The ones that have the oil, the ones that see, the ones that have revelation, they are in His right hand!

When I was looking through this, I was just crying.  I not only saw the Lord, but I saw how beautiful the Lord who always does everything on a Feast Day is.  His timing has never, ever gotten off His calendar. The conception of His Son, the birth of His Son, the ministry of His Son are all on the feasts.  It’s all about those Feasts. They are just not celebrations. They are transformation times in which we see who we really are.


If we are going to believe, we need to walk it out and not follow the crowd.  It’s easy to follow the crowd, but the crowd is going to hell. Wide is the way that leads to destruction.  Narrow is the way that leads to Salvation and few there be that find it.  The word for few is remnant. It is also the word for Hanukkah.  It’s the lights. Amen?

Before this, I knew Hanukkah was the Feast of Lights.  I knew it was symbolic of the Church, but it became clear to me this week.  It became something in me that was my Savior, and I realized that my Savior, my Lord, was conceived on this Holy Day of the Dedication.  God rededicated. That rededication wasn’t for the Lord. That rededication was for us because without Him as our Temple, there is no way we could get out of our sin.


There’s no way that we could be forgiven of our sin if He hadn’t paid that price.  What a beautiful picture of the Lord, Himself…

It just wasn’t that Yeshua was conceived.  God came down onto this earth and birthed in a young woman. You know when the angel came to Mary do you know what she was doing?  She was making veils in the Temple. She was sewing the veil. She would become the veil for the Son of God. Her fleshly nature, her carnal body, the fallen body, would become the veil that would hide God on this earth.   

Do you realize that there’s this humongous collage of Truth, and what did the Lord do?  He hid it, so that only special people could find it. He didn’t do this for people that are not serious. He didn’t do this for people who don’t care if they don’t make it to church or not.  He didn’t do this for people that don’t serve Him one hundred percent.  

He did this for those that are sold out, that have given all because He knew that they would find it.  He knew that His Holy Spirit would reveal it to them. Isn’t that amazing that He would do that for us?  That He would show us the intricate details.

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