The Last Night —–

We lit the last of the candles tonight. It was a little sad. I love each holiday (you know we used to call them Holy Days) the most as it comes. After I quit being sad to see it end, I brighten up and begin to think about the next one! I ‘spose it’s the child in me.

We read some Chanukah Scriptures tonight. Y’shua is hinted at in B’resheet in the very first chapters of the Bible. Verse 26 says, “Let us make …” Who is “us“? I believe it was Y’shua.

Chapter 3 – v. 8 = “And they heard the voice of Adonai walking in the garden…..” If G-d is a Spirit – He has no body. Was this Y’shua walking there? A theophany. Y’shua is the Living Torah – the Word of G-d. He has always been here. He said, “Before Abraham was – I was.” We can find Him in every Book of the Bible. He is the alpha and the omega – the aleph and the tav or the A to the Z. He is the beginning and the end. He is our everything!

In the same Chapter, verse 15 talks about the seed of the woman (Y’shua). Only here and once in the Book of Ruth does it speak of the “seed of the woman”. In both cases, I believe He was speaking of Y’shua. Women don’t have “seed”. Y’shua was to “bruise his head” (speaking of satan) and satan was “to bruise His heel”. Satan did cause Y’shua to be “bruised” but Y’shua crushed satan’s “head” or his authority at the cross.

Again still in the 3rd Chapter – it tells where G-d killed (bet it was a lamb….) and made clothes from the skins. Innocent blood was shed as a covering for man. Doesn’t it make you think of Y’shua and the sacrifice of Himself as a covering for our sin?

Bethlehem (Beit LeChem – the House of Bread) is spoken of as the birthplace of Y’shua. The 53rd Chapter of Isaiah is all about Y’shua.

And so we come to Luke, Chapter 1, vs 31, where the angel, Gabri’el, makes the announcement to Miryam (Mary) that she had been chosen to bring the Messiah into the world. Many of us believe this was at the time of Chanukah – Kislev 25. After all, He said He was the “Light of the World”, and Chanukah is the Festival of Lights! Nine months later brings us to the first day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles – Leviticus 23). If He died on Pesach (Passover) in the spring, that is 6 months away from Chanukah, which falls in December. Most scholars say he was 33 and 1/2 when He died. I believe He was born on the first day of Sukkot and circumcized eight days later – on the last day of Sukkot. Makes sense to me! What do you think?

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