Dec. 29, 2021 (25th day of 9th month of God's original creation calendar.)
This will be our last Hanukkah (Fiesta of Dedication, Festival of Lights) before the start of the Great Tribulation.
Why Hanukkah important to end time Christians:
It represents the victory given to Israel against the Syrian king after the Abomination of Desolation.
In our time, it will again be the Syrian king/president (Bashar Assad) who commits the Abomination of Desolation (of Dan. 12 & Matt.24, also known as the "Strong Delusion" in 2 Thes.2)
We are also promised victory against the Syrian king.
Proof that Assad is the antichrist:
-Rev. 13:2 in the Arabic bible uses Assad's true family surname (last name) where the English says "beast".
The Arabic also says "Assad" where the English says "lion".
To have both his real name and his current name, both in Rev.13 in reference to the antichrist, is beyond any possibility of coincidence.
This is as solid of proof as lightning and thunder coming from Mt. Sinai. It's really all the proof that you need.
Yet there's 49-50 additional main points of proof presented at www.isawthelightministries.com/antichrist.html
If a person can't fully believe that Assad is the antichrist after reading the article, there's absolutely no hope for the person, as their heart is too hard to grow in truth.
John 10:22-23 Jesus observed Hanukkah as He was present at the temple that day. There would be no reason why He wouldn't observe it.
There's no reason at all to suspect that He didn't. It was very important to the Jews and the bible never spoke against it.
2 Macc. 2:1-19 points to the First Resurrection. There will absolutely be another cleansing of God's Temple (in Heaven) before He returns.
:18 says that the "Holy Place" in Heaven will be purified/cleansed, which means that it will be defiled. This is another powerful proof that the Abomination of Desolation will occur in Heaven, not on Earth.
"Holy Place" see also Matt.24:15.
Context of 2 M.2:18 shows that The Holy Place is in Heaven.
"Out of Great Tribulation" is also another proof that we are not gathered to Jesus until after we are in the G.T., not before.
Hanukkah shows us that God is faithful to fulfill prophetic promises on exact specific dates, specially His Holy Days!
How to Observe Hanukkah:
Light 7 candles for 8 nights. Candles can be electric but real fire is better. Could use 7 flashlights or light bulbs or any form of light, but candles or oil lamps are best.
Could light all 7 every night. Or 1 on night 1, 2 on night 2, etc.
I usually light all 7 every night.
Have special feast at least one day. We usually do 1st day and 8th day special meals.
Could exchange gifts if desire, but only with true brothers/sisters who also keep Hanukkah but they must not observe Christmas.
We have a full length Hanukkah movie + a 30 minute cartoon video both linked on the website which you could watch during the week of you want.
If you haven't yet read all of 1-2-3-4 Maccabees, this would be an excellent week to read these.
Could volunteer to not work on 1st and 8th day. No command that we shouldn't work these days. But it would be good to use these days as "sick days" or "vacation days" if your employer offers the benefit of choice of any days off per year and if you still have available days after observing Tabernacles.
Do NOT do:
Warning: Do not use 9 candles/lights. Only 7.
We find only 7 in the bible.
Don't use anything that has the false "star of David", which is actually the demonic Astarte/Easter star.
Don't fast. We don't fast for celebrations/fiestas. Fasting on God's commanded holidays do not make any sense except for the commanded fast of the Day of Atonement.
Full sermon audio: https://soundcloud.com/isawthelightministries/dec-29-2021-hanukkah-2021