December 05, 2007

Jews around the world will light a candle on each of the eight days of Chanukah to celebrate victory over the attacks of a mad man

The Jewish holy day of Chanukah is an eight day celebration to remember the victory over the three year campaign of Antiochus Epiphanes, Antiochus the mad man, who tried to wipe out, not only the Jewish people but their lifestyle as well.

After Antiochus desecrated the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, the mighty Jewish family known as the Maccabees rose up against this Grecian king to take back their Temple and purify the worship center by lighting the seven branched candelabra, the Menorah, which stayed lit for eight days with only one days supply of virgin olive oil.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As Jews around the world celebrate the eight days of Chanukah, the enemies of the Jewish state of Israel prepare to eradicate, not only the lifestyle of the Jewish people, but according to Bible prophecy, these enemies want to eradicate the Jews themselves.

On Kislev 25, 168 B.C., Kislev, the Jewish month that corresponds with our December, Antiochus Epiphanes, or better known as "Antiochus the Mad Man", led the war effort to take over the Temple in Jerusalem and desecrate their Jewish worship center by slaughtering a pig on the altar. Over the next three years, the Jews suffered the blasphemy of this mad man, Antiochus. Then, the Jewish family, the Maccabees rose up to take back the Temple from Antiochus Epiphanes, in fact on the same date, Kislev 25, except three years to the date after the Temple was desecrated, the Maccabees would reconsecrate the Temple, then they lighted the Menorah with enough virgin olive oil for one day and it continued to give light for eight days, thus the Jewish holy day of Chanukah, the Feast of Lights, the Feast of Dedication.

The ancient Jewish prophet, Daniel had predicted this prophetic event 300 years before it happened and referred to it as the Abomination of Desolation, a prototype of a similar event which will take place during the Tribulation period, Daniel 11:20-35, 9:27. In order for the next Abomination of Desolation to take place, there must be a Temple standing in Jerusalem, which by the way, the Jews are prepared to build right now.

Chanukah reminds us that Bible prophecy will indeed be fulfilled.