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Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Dedication To The Light

on October 8, 2015

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Hanukkah Devotions / Book 3

What Is Hanukkah – Hanukkah, also known as the Feast of Dedication or the Festival of Lights, is an annual festival celebrated on eight successive days to honor the restoration of divine (true, Holy) worship in the temple after it had been defiled by heathens (162/163 BC). The restoration occurred in 165 BC. Hanukkah occurs on the twenty-fifth day of Kislev. Kislev is the third month in the Jewish calendar.

Hanukkah Celebrations – Today people celebrate Hanukkah in many ways. Some, but not all, are:

* Having festive meals for eight days

* Lighting candles in the menorah

* A devotion is read each night of Hanukkah

* Songs are sung in remembrance of miracles and redemption

* Praises are read from Psalms 115-118

* Giving gifts and/or money to loved ones and to the needy

* Children play a game called “Spinning The Dreidel”

* Foods with a lot of oil are cooked

The Servant – The center candle on the menorah is called the servant candle. It is used to light all the other candles in the menorah. It represents Jesus. He humbled Himself and left His place in glory to come to this world. He is the Light Of This World. It is only through His light that we have light.

“Dedication To The Light”

Hanukkah Devotions / Book 3

First Night: Rededication

Second Night: Reflect On The Miracles Of Past

Third Night: Tear Down Old Altars

Fourth Night: Keep Worship Pure

Fifth Night: We Are The Temple Of God

Sixth Night: No Excuses

Seventh Night: Rely On God Alone

Eighth Night: Focal Point Of Jesus’ Ministry

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