Yes Jesus the light of the World ( the Servant King)
the Holy Spirit the miracle working oil - our Father Jehovah Nissi the Lord Our Victory banner !
Well Hanukkah (means: Dedication) begins tomorrow 16-24 Dec 2014 - what Is it ?! It's The Feast of Dedication which Jesus attended in John chapter 10. I will post a fuller blog on my website but basically between the book of Malachi (last book of the Old Testament) and (matthew) first book of the New Testament - just 200 years before Jesus Our Messiah was born
An evil ruler rose up against Israel and desecrated the Temple by slaughtering a pig on the sacred altar ! And demanded people to bow down to him And defiled the temple !
A group of very brave and angry Jews rose up
And Led a revolt against the Syrian army they were completely outnumbered
(Maccabean revolt ) but they defeated the Army and went back to the temple to cleanse it and rededicate it (Feast of Dedication)
Cleaning the temple
The went to relight the seven stick Menorah which must never go out but discovered they only had enough sanctified oil for one day so they lite the oil and one days oil lasted for 8 days (enough time to make new oil) the Miraculous oil !
So we celebrate this feast by lighting a candle for 8 days to remind us of the miracle oil and how God helped us supernaturally win the battle for the Temple :
We eat things cooked in oil
For 8 days - give & receive gifts for 8 days /
Eat: doughnuts, latkes, & Chocolate coins