Sundown December 22, 2019 marks the start of the Festival of Lights.
Did you know that John 10 places the Messiah at the Temple during Hannukah? At the core of Hannukah are devotion to HaShem even unto death and a resistance to assimilation. Yeshua came first to the lost sheep of Israel to call them to repentance and then sent his Disciples to the gentiles. 1 Maccabees details an occupied Jerusalem, filled with gentiles seeking to pull Jews away from the Torah and towards idolatry. Yeshua lives out the Torah, walking in Spirit and Truth. His mission called gentiles to cast away their idols and devote themselves to the one and only Almighty.