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Hannukah or Christmas?

by Tonya n Nick Smith


Will we ever celebrate Christmas again?

NO. Because we do not believe that Yeshua was born at Christmas

What are our thoughts about a Christmas Tree? Satan is the cut down tree.

What are our thoughts about Hanukkah? We are not against the commemoration of the dedication of the temple because Yeshua standing in Solomon’s Colonnade is a picture that we are the temple not made with human hands and it will be Yeshua who is our inheritance that will indwell our human temple soon.

We know many people think the celebration of Hanukkah is the same as Christmas. But, Hanukkah is not celebrating the birth of the Messiah.

Therefore we do not see where it’s adding to Yah’s Word, because there is nothing wrong with commemorating the Light of Yahusha and looking forward to the day we will receive our New Wine Skin.

Yes, Leviticus 23 defines per Torah our Commanded Biblical Feast, but there is nothing wrong with commemorating the National Holidays when the Jews were liberated from evil.

One of our favorite Bible hero’s is Eleazar from the Maccabees

John 10:22 Then came Hanukkah in Yerushalayim. It was winter, 23 and Yeshua was walking around inside the Temple area, in Shlomo’s Colonnade.

1 Maccabees 4:56 So they celebrated the rededication of the altar for eight days and joyfully made entirely burned offerings. They offered a sacrifice of deliverance and praise. 57) They decorated the front of the temple with gold crowns and small shields. They restored the gates and the priests’ chambers, furnishing them with doors. 58) The people were extremely glad, and the disgrace the Gentiles brought was lifted.
59 Then Judas, with his brothers and all the assembly of Israel, laid down a law that every year at that season the dedication of the altar should be observed with joy and happiness for eight days, beginning with the twenty-fifth day of Kislev.

Judah is the lawgiver – plus, we are to provoke our Jewish Brothers to jealousy

Genesis 49:10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his.

Romans 11:14-16 in the hope that somehow I may provoke some of my own people to jealousy and save some of them! 15 For if their casting Yeshua aside means reconciliation for the world, what will their accepting him mean? It will be life from the dead!
16 Now if the hallah offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole loaf. And if the root is holy, so are the branches.

It is for this reason We DO NOT take issue with celebrating Hanukkah- that Yeshua is our light, commemorating and celebrating the Jews who were liberated. This is also why we keep Shabbat the same day as our Jewish Brothers and Sisters-

Because our only goal is NOT to be opposite of them….. our goal as Children of Yah is to know what to do when controversial matters arise….

It is Yah who declared Judah the lawgiver and who are we to go against what Yah says.

L.J. Rivera
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