THE Light of the WORLD…Hanukkah and Christmas 100 Years!
“9 But [in the midst of judgment there is the promise and the certainty of the Lord’s deliverance and] there shall be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time [the Lord] brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time He will make it glorious, by the way of the Sea [of Galilee, the land] beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. 2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great Light; those who dwelt in the land of intense darkness and the shadow of death, upon them has the Light shined. 3 You [O Lord] have multiplied the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before You like the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil [of battle]. 4 For the yoke of [Israel’s] burden, and the staff or rod for [goading] their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, You have broken as in the day of [Gideon with] Midian. 5 For every [tramping] warrior’s war boots and all his armor in the battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood shall be burned as fuel for the fire. 6 For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from the [latter] time forth, even forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. 8 The Lord has sent a word against Jacob [the ten tribes], and it has lighted upon Israel [the ten tribes, the kingdom of Ephraim]. 9 And all the people shall know it—even Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria [its capital]—who said in pride and stoutness of heart…”
We celebrate Christmas to celebrate the birth OF that Great Light as is spoken of in Isaiah 9:2 “ 2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great Light; those who dwelt in the land of intense darkness and the shadow of death, upon them has the Light shined”
Funny, all through the Christmas season beginning with the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller center (BTW NYC was the first capitol of the United States so it would be fitting that this happened)…the entirety of the crowd sang aloud and rather joyfully I might add… “JOY TO THE WORLD THE LORD HAS COME LET EARTH RECEIVE HER KING!” They sang the entire song about Him being THE Savior and His rulership included in the verses of that amazing song!
They SANG a declaration beloved ones!!! The very testimony of JESUS all tapped into the will of our Heavenly Father… “Our Father Who is in Heaven HOLY is Your name YOUR KINGDOM COME….YOUR WILL BE DONE….ON EARTH as it is IN Heaven!” I have heard this particular song being sung in so many movies for Christmas and other type shows that it is obvious JOY of the LORD is coming. Joy of Light overcoming darkness!
Why is THIS so important? Let me put some possible pieces together for you to ponder before the Lord as I have been doing.
First off…Hanukkah means “dedication”. 100 in dream talk often means “maturity” like a maturity of times or even fullness and Hanukkah has to do with dedication of Lights regarding the rebuilding of the Temple!
Hanukkah and Christmas has NOT coincided in 100 years…it did THIS year!
NOT a coincidence in my opinion!!! I have never believed in them as GOD orchestrates many divine appointments in our lives and corporately for nations, such as our young nation!
In 100 years…when I think of Hanukkah I think of the Jewish people and when I think of Christmas I think of Gentiles…it IS the Lord’s will to bring us together and the One whose birthday we celebrate each year IS the One that will be the connecting factor through Holy Spirit!
In bringing us together specifically USA and Israel the world can be blessed. It is as though the baby nation of the United States who housed many Jewish people for a long time in fact, at one point there were more Jews here than in Israel due to persecution there…but this has changed in the recent years. I love how Revelator Kat Kerr share that the Lord hid America in the English name I might add…. JerUSAlem! Interesting huh?
Like a child being hid…I believe this to be the case or at least a very strong possibility!
We are IN the KINGDOM AGE and since the elections of this November a huge damp cloth depressor/oppressor has been lifted and many of us “feelers” have indeed “felt it” and even those who are not necessarily “feelers” have sensed it as well.
Could it be that we have reached the maturity of times where the KINGDOM of Heaven is truly revealed to this earth? I believe so!
Since Jesus taught that the temple is no longer built with hands…(John 14:23 & John 17:23…because the Temple is where He, Father God and Holy Spirit dwell).
“16 Do you not know and understand that you [the church] are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells [permanently] in you [collectively and individually]? 17 If anyone destroys the temple of God [corrupting it with false doctrine], God will destroy the destroyer; for the temple of God is holy (sacred), and that is what you are.” I Corinthians 3:16 AMP
In John Jesus makes it plain that THEY …Father, Son and Holy Spirit will make THEIR HOME in us who believe and when we all come together as individual temples we are an even bigger manifestation of THE Temple!
With the Birth of Jesus that WAS announced because HE was and is and always will BE King of all kings…announced by Heavenly Hosts and so was His mission…HIS government (rule) would know no end but increase…how? Through us!
HIS Light was even put INTO each of us…Holy Spirit! All you need do is read the first seven chapters of Matthew and the first chapter of John to see this!
Hanukkah…dedication of Light or festival of Lights…hmmm…and the celebration of Christmas, BIRTH of THE LIGHT…so that many will carry His Light…sounds like a Glory invasion and a union between us and Him…and we gentiles and Israel as well!
Why is it important? To be a blessing in order to reveal what Heaven is really like and in order to do that…it must be made manifest in and through those who carry HIS LIGHT!
THE LIGHT…HIS KINGDOM made manifest on earth as it is in Heaven…THIS is the NEW AGE OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN and the dedication of the LIGHT coming forth!
Get ready for all kinds of NEW things! YES…the enemy will probably try and rise up but WE have the authority and power to shut him down completely…in Jesus name the question beloved ones is “will we” get into agreement with what our Heavenly Father IS doing? MAKE no mistake HE WILL DO IT…with you or without you…but for everyone who doubts perhaps two will be raised up who do not doubt! For every one that has spent years in church/ministry etc that is blessed like the elder brother of the prodigal son who resented the “new born” son that changed from prodigal and had great favor of the brother….that elder brother missed out! My guess is there will be those who have had every opportunity in the world to manifest JESUS but have only done so by words and very little action other than maybe their tithes/offerings and a prayer thrown up for people once in a while. I pray if you fit that bill…that you will grab hold of the NOW opportunity to change by repenting and getting on board with the NEW THING the Father is doing! And for all those already shining… you will shine even greater than you do now, just wait and see!
“15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King. 16 Thus says the Lord, Who makes a way through the sea and a path through the mighty waters, 17 Who brings forth chariot and horse, army and mighty warrior. They lie down together, they cannot rise; they are extinguished, they are quenched like a lampwick: 18 Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:15-19 AMPC
“Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you—rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! 2 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you. 3 And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” Isaiah 60:1-3 AMPC
“17 And the Light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day” The LIGHT of Israel IS JESUS! John 1:4-5
“4 In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. 5 And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].”
NOW beloved…as we celebrate the dedication of Lights and finish up celebrating the birth of our LIGHT JESUS…our Savior, Healer, Deliverer and so much more…I pray each of you catch the vision and plans as Heavenly Father moves like a wave across our great nation and over the great nation of Israel to bless this earth with HIS presence and plan…HIS KINGDOM! On earth…AS it is in Heaven!
God bless you and GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas & Happy JOYOUS NEW YEAR!!!