Monday, December 18, 2017

Hanukkah - Dedicating Our Temples, Day 8

Oh what a joyous time this has been.  This testing, for me, was hard and at times very painful.  But having rooted some dirt out I feel braver and freer and closer to facing the future YHWH has for me and my family.

1 Cor 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Isa 64:4
For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

Tonight is when my family will be lighting the candles for the last time for Hanukkah.  Of course this is not an ending.  This is the beginning of the rest of our walk with Him.  And here is where we LOUDLY declare our allegiance, our purpose and our master.

Mat 6:24
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Romans 6:15-23
15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves,[a] you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19 I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.
20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

For this last day of Hanukkah, my husband and I will set aside the necessary time to DEDICATE our home and family.

2Ch 7:9
And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

Neh 8:18
Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.

We will use pure olive oil.

Exo 27:20
And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.

Lev 24:2
Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.

Exo 25:6
Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,

We will mark the doors and windows.  We will mark the beds.  We will mark the children's foreheads.  We will sprinkle our gardening spaces.  We will mark each other's foreheads.

Exo 29:7
Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.

Exo 29:21
And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.

We will declare that THIS belongs to YHWH, for His glory, for HIS will. We declare that we willingly ask YHWH to have His way with us and do whatever He wants in our lives and in this space.  We shema, hear and do, the law of YHWH and ask that He be our Elohim, and we be His people.

Jos 24:15
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

And we will REJOICE.

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