22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. John 10:22-23
Over 2000 years ago, before Christ, (the 3600s by Hebrew calendar), Israel was controlled by Syria (who was basically controlled by Rome). Long story shorter: the Syrian king Antiochus IV decreed an end to the Jewish religion. All Jewish practices were forbidden, punishable by death. A group of brave and faithful Jews called the Maccabees revolted against Antiochus and fought to reclaim Jerusalem and the temple. Although vastly outnumbered, the Maccabees prevailed. That is Miracle One. The Maccabee army’s leader, Judah, found the temple vandalized and cluttered with Syrian idols. He and his men cleaned out the temple and built a new altar. They rededicated the temple on the 25th of Kislev and lit the Menorah. Miracle Two is they found only ONE DAY’S worth of pure, undefiled, oil with which to light the Menorah. It takes several days to purify the oil and once lit, the candlestick is not to go out! Still, they lit it anyway and that one day’s supply of oil continued to burn for EIGHT DAYS, until new oil was available. The event is commemorated as the Festival of Dedication, or the Festival of Lights, aka Hanukkah.
It’s an amazing story and one I had never heard until last year! Below are three videos in a series by Jacob Prasch concerning Hanukkah. He not only tells the history of the holiday, but he does a wonderful job relating it to Bible prophecy of the last days. He challenges all of us to be a Maccabee and stand up for the Truth no matter what. The special “prayers” recited during Hanukkah has to do with ” “delivering the strong into the hands of the weak, the many into the hands of the few… the wicked into the hands of the righteous.” (linked below)
I recommend taking the time to listen to these videos. Not only are they informative, but also encouraging. To read a more complete history of Hanukkah and how it is celebrated today, click this link: http://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/article_cdo/aid/102978/jewish/The-Story-of-Chanukah.htm
Also, just FYI: Hanukkah this year begins on December 24th and ends January 1st.
Are you weary of videos pertaining to September yet? I realize that as more and more articles and videos are put out surrounding this date, that the more people may “see” a connection that may be nothing more than coincidental. That is if you believe in coincidences. I’m not sure I do. Has September been overanalyzed? Is all this hype just setting a lot people up to be disappointed? Only time will tell of course.
Despite all this, I present to you another video. This one takes a different angle in that it shows how the 9/22-9/23 numbers show up in natural disasters and other events from the past decade or so. Foreshadowing? God trying to warn us? We will see.
Personally, I WANT to go home ASAP; but I don’t want to be found sleeping on the job, so I will continue to look up and follow the Holy Spirit’s leading until He comes.
An eclectic lesson on random, yet pertinent, issues. Notice he mentions the date being off some 240 years…just like I posted on Sunday in my article entitled What Year Is It Anyway? I had not seen this video at the time of my writing, or even at the time it was posted. Interesting. Also interesting that he says the verse “No one knows the day or hour” is not referencing the rapture.
Berean duty calls, as always:
The following video is making its rounds across social media and is being applauded. This news anchor is saying what most Americans are thinking but there is just one problem….
Radical Islam is not “sneaking” into our country; it is not following a Trojan Horse strategy. They are being WELCOMED into America, deliberately, I think, in an effort to destroy this country. The President, his ilk, and those pulling his puppet strings have no love for America and what most Americans value. How could they? America and what it has stood for all these years does not mesh well with their global agenda. America must fall in order to usher in the One World Government.
So, while I applaud this lady for speaking what so many are thinking, for her stand, I have to argue that she is misguided about who the real threat is and how radical Islam has been allowed into this country. Americans. The common Joes and Janes of America whom are fed up with the sabotage and treasonous acts of our leaders taking a collective stand to say “NO MORE” is the only way to put an end to this.
H/T to Serve Him in the Waiting
To some of my readers, this is almost “old news”; but there may still be others who are not yet aware of the all the buzz about this upcoming September. This is for you. It is also taken, in part, from my weekly commentary which I include in our church bulletin. Be sure to check out the videos at the bottom of the post.
In my perusing of online news and commentary, I could not help but notice a growing number of articles pertaining to the month of September. Will something big happen this September? There are certainly a lot of important events lined up, but only time will tell. Here is what is lined up so far:
*September 14: Rosh Hashanah, Feast of Trumpets
*September 23: Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement
*September 28: Sukkot, Feast of Tabernacles
In conjunction with these Jewish festivals is:
*September 28; which brings with it the fourth (and final) lunar eclipse, aka Blood Moon. These tetrad of lunar eclipses are very rare and for them to coincide with Jewish Holidays is ever more rare. The last three times this happened was in 1492/3 during the Spanish Inquisition when the Jews were expelled from Spain. Then again in 1948, when Israel was reborn as a nation. Finally, it happened again in 1967 when Israel reclaimed Jerusalem. So, you see, there is an obvious pattern of significant events surrounding the blood moons which coincide with Jewish festivals. What will be the significant event accompanying Israel this go-around?
It is also important to note that Jesus fulfilled the first three feasts during His first coming: Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits. It is logical to deduce, then, that He will fulfill the last three (fall feasts) in the events surrounding His second coming. This leaves Pentecost just kind of floating out there on its own. Was it fulfilled in Acts 2, not to be repeated?
But that isn’t all that is in store for September:
*September 13; Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinger (a Messianic Jew who allegedly given a vision by God) warns the U.S. economy will suffer a devastating collapse.
*September 15 is set to end the Jade Helm 15 military drill. Jade Helm is reportedly meant to train our soldiers in the event of a terroristic invasion. It will take place throughout several states, such as Texas and Colorado. There is speculation that it is actually a practice run for when martial law is implemented in the U.S. (I personally believe martial law will happen in this country, only it will be the rapture that causes it. Or maybe I’m just hoping it will be that.) The drill was scheduled to take place from July 15-September 15, but there are reports it has been moved up to June 15. Again, we’ll see.
*September 24 brings speculation of as asteroid either getting very near to, or actually hitting earth.
*September 24 is also when the pope is scheduled to visit the White House. Will he fly in on the asteroid? (just kidding of course)
*September 24 (busy day). On May 13 2014 French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced that the world was 500 days from “climate chaos”. What that chaos entails (the asteroid perhaps, or something else?) is unspecified. Well, the 500 days are up on September 24 2015.
*September 25-27 are the dates scheduled for TomorrowWorld 2015 just outside Atlanta. Located in the Chattahoochee Hills, this is a branch of TomorrowLand which is held in Belgium. It is clearly a demonic festival meant to usher in the New World Order and encourage lewd behavior and foster self-love. Of course, it isn’t presented as such. The theme is “The Key to Happiness” and promises good times and good music. This really creeps me out.
*September ? The LHC at CERN is supposed to reach its peak sometime in September.
*September 23 is said to begin the Year of Jubilee.
What is the most bizarre is how September 23/4 has been showling up in our entertainment for years. Sometimes the date is flashed sublimely and other times it is mentioned in song or dialogue. Whether or not you believe the Illuminati exists, many in the entertainment world do. In fact, it is rather common knowledge that there are two sets of powers-that-be: the powers-that-be whom are public (such as Obama) and then there is their puppeteers, who are generally behind the scenes. But then we know that our real battle isn’t against flesh and blood, rather the principalities and rulers of the darkness. They are the puppeteers of the puppeteers. Their goal is to form a one world government, one in which God is not allowed. This luciferian spirit of rebellion and arrogance has been going full-throttle since the tower of Babel. For a very interesting disclosure pertaining to September 2015, check out Renee M’s channel on Youtube. Keep in mind, she predicts the rapture will occur on September 23rd of this year. I DO NOT ENDORSE THIS. She may end up being correct (I hope she is!), but since Jesus told us no one knows the day or hour, I think it much more prudent to observe we are in the season of His return but not try to date it. That can be both dangerous and foolish. I recommend her channel only because it does a wonderful job showing how September is mentioned multiple times in entertainment venues, as well as all the events I listed above. It will blow your mind.
So, why is September the host of so many important global events? Only time will tell, but it is interesting to see that something BIG could happen. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to see how this all plays out! Maranatha!
Note: the following videos are for informational purposes. I do not necessarily endorse the Youtube channels and/or ministries associated with them. As always, test everything against the Word of God.
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