Many Jewish scholars see a deeper spiritual meaning to Chanukah as a time of light and dedication.
The editors of the popular Artscroll Mesorah Series state:
‘Then, the light is kindled to give inspiration, for the light of Messiah must burn brightly in our hearts’
(Chanukah, Mesorah Publications, Brooklyn, 1981, p. 104).
This is a logical conclusion. Because Chanukah is a celebration of deliverance, it has also become a time to express Messianic hope. Just as the Maccabees were used by God to redeem Israel, so we see the greatest redeemer, Yeshua HaMashiach came at this time to deliver Israel.
John 10:24-25. Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If you are the Christ, (the Messiah – the Anointed One) tell us plainly.”
Yeshua answered them, “I told you and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Fathers’s name, they bear witness of Me.”
Key Verses for Chanukah
Romans 15:4. For whatever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
John 10:22-23. And it was at Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) the Feast of the Dedication (Chanukah), and it was winter. And Yeshua walked in the Ba Yeet Shenee (2nd Temple) in Shlomo’s Meerpeset (Solomon’s Porch).
Why? Read on in this chapter and see God’s Light …
1 Cor 10:11. Now all these things happened unto them (Israel) for ensamples; and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world have come.
Hebrews 11:34. Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
1) Ecclesiastes 1:9. What has been will be again, there is nothing new under the sun.
2) Hebrews 4:2. The word preached (The Gospel) did not profit them, not being mixed with faith.
3) 1 Thess 3:10. That we might perfect that which is lacking in your faith.
Date : 02/02/2020