Chanukah celebrates an astonishing victory. The Maccabees were greatly outnumbered, but they fought to take back the Temple of God, and won! God gave them victory, and He gave us victory when Yeshua (Jesus) died for us and conquered death by rising from the grave. For Messianic Jews, Chanukah is a time to celebrate both victories through Messiah Yeshua.
On this sixth night of Chanukah as six candles fill the Chanukiah, we remember the victory won by God for the Maccabees and the victory He won for us in Yeshua.
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.
“But in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37 TLV).
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31 TLV).
“But thanks be to God, who keeps giving us the victory through our Lord Yeshua Messiah!” (1 Corinthians 15:57 TLV).
God, You are our victory-winning God! Yeshua, You have conquered death, and You have given victory to us. If God is for us, who can be against us? Thank You, God, for all that You have fought and bought for us! Help us to live in the victory You have accomplished for us.
For the history of Chanukah, visit our recent post, “A Great Miracle Happened There”.
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