Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Darkest Nights- Expectant Light!


It begins with God Himself.

These are the darkest nights of the year. We have learned that most logically, Christ was conceived around this time of year... around the Feast of Dedication. Mary was most likely just pregnant with the Light of this world... not giving birth to (Jesus) Yeshua. During the darkest of nights the pure and true light of the world... truth... was in the womb awaiting to be birthed nine months later around the Feast of Tabernacles! You can learn about how this is calculated by clicking on this link if you want to research more in depth on your own. :)

 This is important because truth is important.

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These are the darkest nights of the year and as our family lights a candle for each night of this celebration, we are reminded of the miracle that took place for the Maccabeans and that the Light of the world... Yeshua's... second coming is expected!

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 As we play dreidal games and have dreidal sweets, we are reminded of how the Jews discussed and taught Scripture even though it was outlawed to do so. (They were able to do this because they spoke in Hebrew and the Greeks couldn't understand them. In addition, the Rabbis knew the Old Testament by heart!). We are also reminded of the importance of hiding Scripture in our hearts.

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Cookies with the Star of David on them, help us to remember that we Christians (The Wild Olive Tree) are grafted onto The Cultivated Olive Tree (The House of Israel).

Leading Idea:
While we are not Jewish, we are adopted Christians into the House of Israel.

Bible Principle: 
For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? -Romans 11:24

The Feast of Dedication is now over (this post is late). I intend to make a post highlighting about more things we have learned during this celebration.


The Jews were the only remaining tribe of the House of Israel. The other tribes were scattered abroad. This is why the Jews are referenced in Scripture so much! More on this later...

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