Hanukkah Celebration- By Dr. William Schnoebelen With One Accord Ministries
Hanukkah is a time to rededicate yourself, your family and Temple (body, soul and spirit) to the
service and worship of the True and Living Yahuwah, and purge all Greco-Roman influences from your lives!
Ideally, a Hanukkah Menorah with 9 candles is used. However, if you do not have one just use nine small candles of any size or shape. Candles are usually lit around sundown. First, light the middle candle (the Servant Candle representing Yahushua, our Suffering Servant and Light of the World). THEN light the other candles from right to left (like Hebrew writing). On the First Night of Hanukkah:
Recite all three prayers (below).
On the following seven nights of Hanukkah: Recite the first two prayers. Add the lighting of a new candle each night until all eight candles are lit.
Note: Though Hanukkah is not in the Torah; it IS an Israelite celebration that pre-dates Messiah. The word “Hanukkah” means dedication. It is evident from John’s testimony (John 10:22) that Yahushua kept this celebration, set it ap art by His Presence and used it as an occasion for important teachings. It commemorates the great miracle that occurred in the days of the Maccabees (c. 164 BC) ending in the rededication of the Temple.
Yahushua celebrated HANUKKAH – will you celebrate this joyous, Biblical feast this year? Thanks to our Friends and Partners, we now have even more Free Resources on our website, including prayers and examples on how to celebrate Yahuwah’s Biblical Feasts! Rest assured we ALWAYS keep Yahushua Messiah as the CORNERSTONE in all we do! These new resources are meant to focus our hearts and minds on HIS Biblical celebrations so we can find strength together through His Word while living by His example! Remember, Yahushua celebrated Hanukkah (John 10:22) – and so should YOU!