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Hanukkah With Instructions For Lighting The Hanukkah Menorah

Hanukkah The Feast Of Dedication Is Also Called The Feast Of Lights  John 10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.  

The Feast of Hanukkah is the time Yehoshuha chose to reveal his name as Savior in a special way. 

The information which follows answers the questions about why The Hebrew Apostolic Congregation celebrates Hanukkah as a winter feast. This practice is based on the scripture above, which documents that Yehoshuha celebrated Hanukkah in winter. Therefore, Hanukkah can never be celebrated before winter begins. Winter begins the eve of December 21st.  Yehoshuha is the light of the world, John 8:12. 

Before Yehoshuha's public ministry this feast was celebrated in memory of the Maccabian victory when the Holy Temple was rededicated from its defiled state, which was caused by the introduction of idols and swines blood and the defilement of the consecrated Oil in the Holy Temple. The miracle of lights took place when one flask of consecrated oil was found in the Temple. This flask of consecrated oil should have only lasted for a single day, but in fact it lasted for eight days. Unlike the Menorah in the tabernacle, which had seven lights the Hanukkah Menorah has a total of nine, which includes a helping hand.

The meaning and application of Hanukkah for The Hebrew Apostolic Congregation is recognized as a celebration of the rededication, recapture, and dedication of the restored Holy Temple, but in addition recognizes Yehoshuha as the light of the world and that his name as savior thought to be lost is displayed when the menorah is totally lit. 

The Hanukkah Menorah with its nine lights accurately matches the Hebrew letters in Yehoshuha’s saving name. 

The Lights are lit from right to left the same way Hebrew is read. All other languages are read from left to right. Hebrew is the holy tongue while all other languages are sin languages, that is they came after the sin of Babylon. On the eve of December 21st at the sight of the first star in the heavens the first light or candle starting from right to left is lit using the helper candle. The second night we light two lights or candles, which makes three lights in all. The third night we light three lights, or candles,  which makes four in all. The fourth night we light four lights, or candles which makes five in all. The fifth night we light five lights or candles, which makes six in all. The Sixth night we light six lights or candles, which makes seven in all. The seventh night we light seven lights or candles, which makes eight in all. The eight night we light eight lights or candles, which makes nine in all. 

If you are using Candles instead of electric lights then each night you light a new candle and the helper candle. This makes forty-five, which is the total number of candles lit throughout the feast.  Each candle should burn for one half hour. 

In the tabernacle the Menorah had seven lamps, the High Priest represented another light. He alone could enter the Holy of Holies.

In the Book of Revelation we see this when Yehoshuha is standing in the mist of the Seven Candle Menorah just as the High Priest who he prefigured did on the Day of Atonement.  The name Yehoshuha Moshiach was uttered by the high priest on the day of atonement. Many claim that this name has been lost since then. Some replace the name by saying HaShem (The Name) in its place. The Hebrew Apostolic Congregation who are Hebrews, non-rabbinic Jews, know that the name has never been lost. This notion is a serious error because it takes the victory and force away from the saving name. The Hebrew name was never lost and is still  intended to be the source for the remission of sins for all who repent and are totally immersed in water for the remission of sins, according to Acts 2:38.  Yehoshuha promised that all who do this would be filled with the Holy Ghost evidenced by speaking with other tongues as the spirit gives the utterance. The High Priest in the Tabernacle experienced this when the Shekinah came upon the mercy seat.  

I pray that this year all will be encouraged to light the Hanukkah Menorah with this in mind and come to the realization that Yehoshuha Moshiach is truly the Light of the world. 

Happy Hanukkah to you and yours as we celebrate the recapture of the Holy Temple and the name of Yehoshuha Moshiach this winter! 

(Isaiah 45:23 KJV) I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. 

(Romans 14:11 KJV) For it is written, As I live, saith the L-rd, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to G-d. 

Ephesians 3:1 (KJV)  For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: 3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5   Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: 7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. 8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: 12  In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. 14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15  Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

See you later, Lennie!