It was a dark time in Israel’s history when Antiochus IV stormed through Jerusalem and took over the Temple. He defiled it and turned on the Jewish people with oppression, violence, and murder trying to force the Jews to worship false gods.

But God provided, and a small band of devoted Jews defeated their persecutors to reclaim the Temple of the one true God.

Tonight, we light three candles on the Chanukah lampstand, remembering God’s miracles, provision, and how He brought victory over darkness. As the Servant Candle lights the three Chanukah candles tonight, we also remember Yeshua the Messiah who performs miracles in our hearts and overcomes the darkness with His great light.

Chanukah Blessings

Blessed are You, LORD, our God, king of the universe, who has sanctified us by His commandments and has given us Yeshua the Messiah, the light of the world.

Blessed are You, LORD, our God, king of the universe, who has performed miracles for our ancestors in those days at this time.

Light Overcoming Darkness

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it” (John 1:5 TLV).

“These things I have spoken to you so that in Me you may have shalom. In the world, you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world!” (John 16:33 TLV)

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21 TLV).

Thank You, Yeshua (Jesus), that You have overcome all darkness and enable us to walk in Your light. Through You, we have the victory over darkness. You have won it for us. May we cling to You, the Light of the World, and overcome evil with good as we walk this earth with You in our hearts. Thank You for giving us Your peace!


For the history of Chanukah, visit our recent post, “A Great Miracle Happened There”.  

For more information about Chanukah, click here.

To learn more about the history of Israel, the Feasts of Israel, Messianic Judaism, and read testimonies of Jews who believe in Jesus, visit our website.

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