HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CHANUKAH?
Chanukah means dedication and marks the dedication of the Temple after the victory of the Jews over Antiochus Epiphanes. Antiochus was a Syrian leader who erected a Greek god Zeus statue in the Jewish Temple, and he sacrificed a pig on the holy altar. The Jewish revolt against the Syrian persecution was led by a man named Judas Maccabees in 164 BC. After the victory, the Maccabean family came to clean and rededicate the Temple, but they found only 1 day’s worth of pure oil to light the Menorah Lampstand, but 8 days was needed to produce the pure oil required for the cleansing and illumination. The miracle was that 1 day’s worth of oil lasted for 8 days and kept the Menorah illuminated for the cleansing.
Chanukah is a celebration of how God made the light to shine out of darkness and the oil to miraculously last 8 days.
Because of sin we all walk in a state of darkness and need God to dispel our personal darkness as God said in:
Isaiah 59:2 “Your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”
2000 years ago God became a man, the Lord Jesus Christ, to take away our sins that separated us from God as said in:
John 1:29 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. When God came into the world, light came into the world.“
Isaiah 9:2 “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
In order to put away our sins the Lord Jesus Christ became the ultimate sin offering when all our sins were put on Him and He died for our sins as God said in:
Whoever receives the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Savior will receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life:
Chanukah means dedication. Wouldn’t it be wonderful for you to have a personal Chanukah by dedicating yourself to the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Savior. “
Will you come to the Lord Jesus Christ now and let Him be your light?
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