MESSIAH
and
CHANUKAH
also known as
The Feast of Dedication
or
Festival
of Lights
“And
it was at Jerusalem the feast of
the dedication, and it was winter. And
Jesus walked in the temple in
Solomon's porch.”
John 10:22-23
Yahushua vs. Jesus
Remembering that He was born a Jew, at a
time when there existed great animosity
between Greeks and Jews, we must then
realize the name ‘Jesus’ was not known to
Him, His family or followers. The name
‘Jesus’ did not appear until 1500 years after
His death, resurrection and ascension, when
man dared to rename our Almighty Saviour
after a pagan deity.
“This then is the message which we have
heard from Him, and announce to you,
that God is Light, and in Him is no
darkness at all. If we say that we have
fellowship with Him, and walk in
darkness, we lie, and are not doing the
truth. But if we walk in the light as He is
in the light, we have fellowship one with
another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His
Son cleanses us from all sin.”
1 John 1:5-7
Elohim vs. God
The word ‘god’ is from the name Gawd or Gott both
with the same pronunciation. But this, in both cases
is the name of a pagan deity. If you have trouble with
Hebrew words you can just say “Mighty One”.
Why the aversion to using pagan names to address
the Most High Eternal Creator?
Moses warned us with; “And in all that I have said
to you take heed. And make no mention of the name
of other mighty ones, let it not be heard from your
mouth.” Exodus 23:13
Why? It is the breaking of the 1st Commandment.
Elohim is “Mighty Ones”, [Father and Son] The
singular is Eloi.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning
with God. All came to be through Him and without Him
not even one came to be that came to be. In Him was
life; and the life was the LIGHT of men. And the LIGHT
shines in darkness, and the darkness has not overcome
it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was
John. This one came for a witness, to bear witness of the
LIGHT, that all might believe through him. He was not
that LIGHT, but was sent to bear witness of that
LIGHT. That was the true LIGHT, which LIGHTeth
every man that cometh into the world.
John 1:1-9
I am the light of the world.
John 9:5
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will
draw all men unto Me.
John 12:32
ICONS
If there is an icon for our Beloved Saviour it
is the menorah, as He is the…
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Can we know His
conception and birth
dates?
Is December 25th correct?
In Biblical terms one’s age
begins, not from the actual
date of birth, but from the
year of conception.
Everything our Heavenly Father
sought to blessed us with, satan has
manufactured a counterfeit, a
forgery.
But as with everything that is fake
the enemy’s counterfeit holidays
hold no meaning, are an
abomination in the eyes of Yahuah
Elohim and are destructive to His
people.
Everything our Heavenly Father has
given was given to bless His people.
Each letter of His alphabet contains
not only a message in and of itself but
also numbers and the music scale.
Much has been forgotten because the
language of heaven was rejected. Just
as His language and Name was rejected
so were His divine appointments,
which when studied reveal His great
plan of Redemption.
Gestation and His Holy
Appointments
On the fourteenth day of
the first month, the egg
appears [as seen in the
custom of the roasted egg
on the Jewish table every
Passover]. The egg must be
fertilized within 24 hours,
or it will pass on [Feast of
Unleavened Bread and the
seed or grain that "fell into
the ground and died" in
order to produce a harvest,
the Firstfruits of which was
presented to Elohim.]
Within two to six days, the fertilized egg attaches
itself to the wall of the womb and begins to grow.
[Feast of Firstfruits is observed anywhere from two
to six days after Passover and celebrates the first
harvest of those resurrected].
Around the fiftieth day, the embryo takes on the
form of a human being. Until then, we don’t know
if we have a duck or a tadpole. [That’s Pentecost!
When the Holy Spirit empowered the believers].
On the first day of the
seventh month, the baby’s
hearing is developed. For
the first time, it can hear
and distinguish sounds
outside the womb.
[Festival of Trumpets, the
loud cry and final
warning.]
On the tenth day of
the seventh month,
the hemoglobin of the
blood changes from
that of the mother, to
a self-sustaining baby.
[Day of Atonement,
when the sacrificial
blood was sprinkled
on the mercy seat, as
His blood did at His
crucification].
On the fifteenth day of
the seventh month, the
lungs become fully
developed. If born before
then, the baby would
have a hard time
breathing. [Festival of
Tabernacles also called
Feast of Ingathering, a
time of celebrating the
temple, which represents
Messiah and without
Him we hardly survive,
and the Ingathering of
His people to go home
with Him, where He will
Tabernacle with us
forever.]
Birth takes place on
the tenth day of the
ninth month. Eight
days after birth, in
Jewish families, a
son is circumcised.
[the eight days of
Chanukah are
celebrated right on
schedule, nine
months and ten days
after Passover.]
The establishment of the Holy Days was
given to Moses by YHWH, Himself. Its
correlation with the human gestation period
is not only remarkable; it proves
"Intelligent Design."
It proves the existence of an intelligence
beyond this world. It proves that there is a
Creator Elohim that guides the affairs of
man.
Like
Thanksgiving,
Chanukah is a free
choice celebration observed
to honor the Creator. It is not
one of His divine appointments.
How Does
Chanukah Fit
in, then, with
Messiah's
Conception
and Birth?
1st
Consideration:
The
Conception
of
John the Baptist
Luke 1:5-25
When the angel, Gabriel, appeared to
Zacharias as he was ministering in the
Temple, it was during the ministration of
Abia. This Abia order of priests
ministered in the Temple the eighth week
of the Hebrew year according to the
ordinance of 1 Chronicles 24:10. The
eighth week transverses the last week of
the second Hebrew month and the first
week of the third Hebrew month, which
culminates at Shavuot (Pentecost).
This is the anchor point for
discovering the exact time of
Messiah’s birth. The angel promised
Zacharias that his prayer had been
answered, and when he went home to
his wife Elizabeth she conceived. This
puts the conception of John the
Baptist very near the time of Shavuot,
the Feast of Pentecost, in the second
week of the third Hebrew month.
2nd consideration:
The Conception of
Yahushua
Luke 1:26-55
At the close of the sixth month of
Elizabeth' s pregnancy the angel Gabriel
appeared to Mary. Gabriel told Mary about
Elizabeth, saying "she who was called
barren is six months pregnant," This would
be the last of the ninth Hebrew month at the
time of Chanukah. There are 27 weeks
between the end of the discourse of Abia
and the start of Chanukah (Festival of
Dedication), which is celebrated eight days.
Mary accepts the word of the angel concerning
the conception of Messiah in her, and she
immediately rushes from Nazareth to the home of
Elizabeth and Zacharias in the Judean
mountains close to Jerusalem, about a three days
journey from Nazareth. Mary was probably
going there to celebrate Chanukah and to help
Elizabeth with her pregnancy, as well as to talk to
Elizabeth about the angel's visitation.
Upon Mary's greeting
to Elizabeth, Elizabeth
responds to Mary,
calling her "the mother
of my Almighty One".
This demonstrates that
Mary was already
pregnant with
Yahushua. Thus,
Messiah Yahushua was
conceived at
Chanukah, the Festival
of Lights, for He is the
Light of the World.
Mithras and Tammuz
are the same deity.
Notice the “hat”?
Ho, Ho, Ho!
Sometimes the time of
Chanukah falls close
to Christmas. The
apostate Roman
church of medieval
times combined the
pagan winter solstice
in late December with
the 25th of Kislev
(Chanukah) to create
Christmas on December 25, to celebrate
the birth of the sun
god Tammuz and most
of the people blindly
followed the deception
of their leaders.
During the Protestant
Reformation some of these
pagan deceptions were
revealed. Christmas was
outlawed in England from
1647 to 1660. Christmas
was also illegal in the New
England Colonies. But in
the 1800’s German and
Irish Catholics, escaping
the Great Potato Famine,
brought their pagan
idolatry with them. And by
1836 Alabama was the 1st
of the States to accept and
make Christmas a legal
holiday. A declining of our
nation.
“Oh, Christmas Tree!
Oh, Christmas Tree!
How beautiful your
branches!”
Is this not idol
worship?
Thus said YHWH, Learn
not the way of the
heathen…For the customs
of the people are vain: for
one cuts a tree out of the
forest, the work of the
hands of the workman,
with the axe. They deck it
with silver and with gold;
they fasten it with nails
and with hammers, so that
it does not topple.
Jeremiah 10:2-4
Dec-ember 25 is
actually the birth date
of Tammuz, the pagan
god mentioned in
Ezekiel 8:14 (KJV);
“Then he [the angel]
brought me [Ezekiel] to
the door of the gate of
YHWH's house [the
Sanctuary, Church]
which was toward the
north [ROME]; and,
behold, there sat
women [churches]
weeping for Tammuz.
Why weeping for Tammuz? Because the pagan
rituals surrounding Tammuz has infiltrated the
True faith of the Early Church. And people don’t
want to give up their customs. In these Last Days
true believers are being called upon to separate
themselves from these pagan practices such as
Christ Mass [Tammuz’s birthday] Easter [the
goddess of Spring or fertility] Halloween
[worship of the dead] and so on…Rev. 18:4
(KJV) “And I heard another voice from heaven,
saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be
not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not
of her [seven last] plagues.”
Who is this
‘her’ and
what are her
sins? The
‘her’ is pagan
worship and
her ‘sins’ are
idolatry.
And in that day seven women shall take
hold of one man, saying, We will eat our
own bread, and wear our own apparel: only
let us be called by thy name, to take away
our reproach. Isaiah 4:1 (KJV)
Symbolically speaking this can be
understood as: ‘ In the LAST DAYS ALL
CHURCHES shall claim to follow Christ
saying We will have our own doctrine,
and wear self-righteousness: only let us be
called “Christians” to hide our
wickedness.
She said, No man,
Master. And Yahushua
said to her, Neither do I
condemn you. Go, and
sin no more.
John 8:11
And the times of this ignorance
Elohim winked at. But now commands
all men everywhere to repent.
Acts 17:30
Messiah Was A Jew
He was born to a Jewish mother in a Jewish
community, to a Jewish nation…He was
NOT Greek nor did He observe Greek
holidays, such as Easter, etc..
To the Samaritan woman He said: “Ye
worship ye know not what: we [Jews] know
what we worship: for salvation is of the
Jews.” John 4:22
IF WE WANT TO KNOW
TRUTH…
WE MUST GO TO TORAH [THE 1ST FIVE
BOOK OF THE BIBLE]:
“For if you believed Moses you would believe Me,
since he wrote about Me. But if you do not
believe his writings how can you believe My
words?”
John 5:46-47
Messiah observed Torah
MEANING - Teachings
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the
prophets: I am NOT come to destroy, but to fulfil.”
Matthew 5:17 (KJV)
The word “law” is ‘nomos’ meaning the first five books
of the Bible…TORAH.
The word “fulfil” is ‘pleroo’ meaning to preach, perfect
and/or fulfill. He did ‘fulfil’ the sacrificial law. And His
sermon on the mount was preaching the statutes and
judgments to perfect them in our hearts. He preached
them throughout His ministry, as did His disciples after
Him.
PROPHECIES FOR THE LAST DAYS
O YHWH, my strength, and my fortress, and my
refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall
come to you from the ends of the earth, and shall
say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity,
and things of which there is no benefit.
Jeremiah 16:19
In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall
take hold, out of all languages of the nations, even
shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew,
saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that
YHWH is with you.
Zech. 8:23 (KJV)
Yahushua is shown celebrating Chanukah in
John 10:22,23. It is at this celebration that
He declares "I and My Father are One"
[John 10:30], which testifies to His Divine
origin in His conception. It also reinforces
Chanukah as the time of His conception.
Historically, then, it is more accurate to celebrate
Yahushua entering the world through conception
at Chanukah rather than to celebrate His birth at
Christmas. As we shall show, Christmas is not the
birthday of Christ. (Christmas is an invention
resulting from religious compromise with pagan
tradition. Christmas only has harmony with the
truth, in that it falls approximately at the time of
year when Yahushua was conceived by the Holy
Spirit. But that is not reason to mix the holy with
the profane.)
3rd Consideration:
The Birth of
John the Baptist
Luke1:56-80
Mary stayed with Elizabeth for three months,
which was until the birth of John. Since a full
pregnancy term is 41 weeks, and 27 weeks makes
up the first six months (two trimesters), which is
exactly the time from the discourse of Abia to
Chanukah, that leaves 14 weeks to accomplish the
last trimester and bring the pregnancy to full
term. There are exactly 14 weeks from Chanukah
to Passover (Nisan 14-22). Therefore, John the
Baptist was born at Passover. He was circumcised
on the eighth day, which would be the last day of
Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread. Gabriel had
said that John would "go forth" in the strength
and power of Elijah [Luke 1:17]. Jewish teaching
was that Elijah would come again at Passover (this
is still a tradition of Judaism today).
4th
Consideration
The Birth of
Yahushua
Luke 2
Nisan, when John was born, is the first month of
the Hebrew year. As we have shown, Mary
conceived six months after Elizabeth conceived,
which means Yahushua's birth would have to
come six months after John's birth, during the
seventh Hebrew month of Tishri. Since we know
that John was born at Passover/Feast of
Unleavened Bread, we learn the time of
Yahushua's birth by counting six Hebrew months
from Passover. The Feast of Unleavened Bread
begins on Nisan 15 and six months later
Tabernacles begins on Tishri 15. Therefore,
Yahushua was born on the first day of Sukkot
(Feast of Tabernacles).
The first day of
Tabernacles is a
Sabbath rest, so it
fits that Joseph and
Mary planned their
journey to
Bethlehem so they
would finish their
journey before the
festival Sabbath.
They found lodging
just in time.
Concerning the Feast of Tabernacles, YHWH
commanded that Israel should observe it eight
days. They were to build temporary dwellings
called a sukkah and dwell in them [Leviticus
23:34-43]. These sukkahs were erected to house
families with some bare comforts and food for the
eight days. Food was placed in a stall or a crib for
storage in the tabernacle. The King James Bible
calls this food crib a ‘manger’. Yahushua was not
born in a barn, but rather in a temporary
tabernacle which had been built for the
celebration. He was placed in a "manger",
demonstrating in a type that He is the Bread of
Life from heaven.
The eighth day, Yahushua was circumcised
according to the Scriptural command [Luke 2:21].
For a male, this is what accomplishes a full
Hebrew birth. The Feast of Tabernacles is for
exactly eight days. The first and last days are both
holy Sabbaths. Yahushua was born on the first
day, a holy Sabbath, and circumcised on the
eighth day, a holy Sabbath. Evidently, the
Almighty One intended this entire Feast of
Tabernacles to be set aside in order to accomplish
and celebrate Yahushua's birth into the world.
Note that the Almighty One provided
two holy feasts that lasted eight days,
Passover/Unleavened Bread and the
Feast of Tabernacles. John the Baptist,
the forerunner of Messiah, was born
and circumcised in the eight days of the
first, then six month later Yahushua,
the Messiah, was born and circumcised
the eight days of the second.
John came in the first month of the
year and Yahushua came in the seventh
month [seven in Biblical terms
represents ‘completeness or
perfection’]. In ministry, John
introduced the way through Messiah
and then Yahushua perfected it, even as
the first and seventh months signify.
This chronology provides us with the exact
day of Yahushua's birth, Tishri 15,
according to the Hebrew calendar. The
Hebrew calendar has been kept up to date
to this modern day, and every year the Feast
of Tabernacles (Sukkot) is set from Tishri 15
to Tishri 22. Because the Hebrew calendar is
based on the course of the Moon (Lunar)
and the modern calendar is based on the
course of the Sun (Solar), the two move in
relation to each other. The date of His birth
will always be in the fall, not in winter.
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The Feast of Tabernacles
is a most important commemoration.
Zechariah 14:16,17 tells us that
one day all nations that are left
after Armageddon will honor this
feast. For what greater reason,
than to commemorate the birth of
the King of Kings! Then should we
not be keeping it now?
May we all work to overcome
the influence of pagan
customs in our celebrations
and become separate from
this world as a holy people
before our holy Creator.
WALK IN THE LIGHT
“Then Yahushua said to them, The Light is
with you yet a little while. Walk while you have the
Light, lest darkness overtake you. And he who
walks in darkness does not know where he is
going. While you have Light, believe in the Light,
that you become children of Light…”
John 12:35-36
Of the New Kingdom John wrote; “And the
city had no need of the sun, or the moon, to shine
in it: for the glory of Elohim lightened it, and the
Lamb is its Light.”
Rev. 21:23
REJOICE
The LIGHT OF THE WORLD
did come and is
returning soon.
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Biblical Dates for Messiah's Conception and Birth