Hanukkah 2012 – Day 3

Posted: December 10, 2012 in Holidays- Holy Days
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Sunday morning I enjoyed teaching at Word Power Church Children’s Ministry. I was excited to teach them about Hanukkah and they were excited to learn.

Whenever we teach, we also learn. If we learn and obey, we grow!

The kids were surprised that there was no more Temple in Jerusalem. We are now the temple of the Holy Spirit. I Corinthians 3:16 reads “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and [that] the Spirit of God dwells in you?”

Just as Antiochus and his group desecrated the Holy Temple of God by sacrificing a pig in the Holy of Holies, we too have allowed and even welcomed things to happen in our life that are so out of the will of the Kingdom of God. Through our eye gate and ear gate we have allowed the powers of darkness too much place in our life.

I am currently rereading the novel “This Present Darkness” by Frank Peretti (1986). When I read this book in the 80’s I was awakened to how the spirit world operated and stirred me up to pray. No other book has made such an impression on me as this book, and rereading it now has alerted me to how easy it is to slip into darkness.

The back cover of this book reads, “Not since The Screwtape Letters has there been a novel with as much insight into spiritual warfare and the necessity of prayer.”

We do not have to work to have weeds grow in our garden, but we have to work to have flowers grow. Weeds naturally happen, just as darkness comes if we do not work to keep our light bright. The Maccabees fought for 3 years to liberate the Holy Temple, then had to work to clean it.

Don’t you think it is time to clean your body, the Temple of God, and rededicate it back to God? Time to get our lights back on!!!!  Remember, there is no power in darkness the greatest power in the universe is in the light. Selah!

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