One in Messiah Congregation
קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ
A part of the Congregation of Israel
27 S. Maple Street, Hohenwald, Tn. 38462
Phone – 615 712-3931 - or 615 591-9820
Today we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s,
October 21, 2017 - in the 21 Century
October -- the eighth month – now it is the 10th month
Middle English octobre
Latin octo "eight" + -ber (adj. suffix)
Latin october mensis "eighth month"
October has always had 31 days.
We acknowledge God’s calendar
We are now in: 7th month called “ha Ethanim, day 30”
הָ אֵ תָ נִים
It’s Not Tishri
It’s NOT when the earth was created
It’s NOT Adam’s birthday
It’s Not new year, Rosh Hashanah
Stay away from Judaism, some Messianics groups and some protestant groups that follow Judaism and Messianics…
It is the 7th month
1 Kgs. 8  and all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month (ha) Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
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A remember - Saturday evening – starts the New Moon, Bul /Bool, בּוּל the eighth month – a sense of rain
1Kgs.6 … in the month Bul, which is the eighth month
Two dreams I had recently:
A topic on Jerusalem
Jerusalem - 670 times in the TaNaK and 144 times in the Gospels and letters = 814 times – what a topic that would make…
When did the Israelites loose the land of Israel through invasions? Why and to what nations? Israel, today is back in the land in 1948, not by any righteousness of their own. This would also make a great topic to explore.
Another important topic I have been exploring is Human trafficking
adults and minors and sex trafficking and labor trafficking is a form of modern slavery in 2017 —a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people around the world.
And no matter where you live, chances are it's happening nearby. From the girl forced into prostitution at a truck stop, to the man discovered in a restaurant kitchen, held against his will. All trafficking victims share one essential experience: the loss of freedom. Yes, this is happening in 2017
Today’s Topic at hand is:
Yehovah's Holy Days vs. Pagan Holidays
All God’s Holy days and Feasts are over for 2017
God’s New Year is in Spring – Exodus 12:2
The Spring Holy days and Feasts were
The Spring Holy days and Feasts wereshadows of the first coming of Lord Yeshua.
The Fall Holy days and Feast are
The Fall Holy days and Feast areshadows of the second coming of Lord Yeshua in the future in God’s 7th month ha Ethanim. I kings 8:2
Interesting point: God’s feasts are about Him – Pagan feasts are for people, family, they say, it’s for the children!
God’s feasts are not stressful, as the pagan feasts, with thier false image of love, false emotions, loneliness, depression, financial drain, and suicidal thoughts.
Print this out for your information, if you can
Print this out for your information, if you can
Always remember: Embellished made-up stories are still lies
Sad to say, I know most of the world is getting ready to do the pagan Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah and then Christmas.
Stores can’t be setup fast enough for these days to make money.
Another year goes by and a new generation of the youth is polluted.
You are to teach your children:
Deut.4  Only
take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things
which thine eyes
have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;
 Specially the day that thou stoodest before Yehovah thy God in Horeb, when Yehovah said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.
“Tis the season to be pagan, ho, ho, ho” is already around us!
Halloween - Also called All Hallows Eve, All Saints' Eve, , Samhain, Hallowed End
A History of Halloween
The origin of Halloween is the Celtic Festival of Samhain, lord of death and evil spirits. Long before Christ (at least 2000 years), Druids in Britain, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany and other Celtic countries observed the end of summer by making sacrifices to Samhain. The Celts considered November 1st as being the day of death because the leaves were falling, it was getting darker sooner and temperatures were dropping. They believed Muck Olla, their sun god was losing strength and Samhain, lord of death, was overpowering him. Further, they believed that on October 31st Samhain assembled the spirits of all who had died during the previous year. These spirits had been confined to inhabit animals bodies for the past year, as punishment for their evil deeds. They were allowed to return to their former home to visit the lving on the eve (Oct. 31) of the Feast of Samhain. Druid priests led the people in diabolical worship ceremonies in which horses, cats, black sheep, oxen, human beings and other offerings were rounded up, stuffed into wicker cages and burned to death. This was done to appease Samhain and keep spirits from harming them. It is clear to see that HALLOWEEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CELEBRATION OF DEATH.
Our Pilgrim forefathers well knew of Halloween's occult roots. In fact they banned celebrating Halloween in America. Halloween was not celebrated in this country until 1845. At that time multiplied thousands of Irish emigrants flooded into New York because of the Irish Potato Famine of 1845-46. They brought with them the old Druid holiday of Halloween. Gradually celebrating this day spread throughout the rest of the country.
Halloween.- Celtic peoples (Britons, Gauls, Scots, Irish). They observed the end of summer with sacrifices to SAMAN (Shamhain). He was "the lord of death and evil spirits". This marked the beginning of the Celtic New Year.
Depending on your source material, the Druid lord of death and evil spirits was called Saman, Samana, Shamhain or Samhain. His "holiday" was called "The Vigil Of Saman" or Samhain (pronounced so-wein). You probably have seen a modern day version of SAMAN without even knowing it. This pagan god was shown as a ghostly, skeleton holding a sickle in his hand. He later came to be known as THE GRIM REAPER.
The Druids - They were occult practitioners, witches of sorts. In the century preceding the birth of Christ, Caesar conquered the Britains and he records very carefully the account of the DRUID PRIESTS (early witches)..."All Gallic nations are much given to superstition...they either offer up men as victims to the gods, or make a vow to sacrifice themselves. The ministers in these offerings are the Druids, and they hold that the wrath of the immortal gods can only be appeased, and man's life redeemed, by offering up human sacrifice, and it is a part of their national institutions to hold fixed solemnities (Ceremonies) for this purpose."
Sacrifices - Druid priests and people would go from house to house asking for fatted calves, black sheep, and human beings. Those who gave were promised prosperity and those who refused to give were cursed and threatened. In addition, it was likely that all of the "wandering spirits" would get hungry. If you set out a treat for them, they would not trick or curse you. Hence we have THE ORIGIN OF TRICK OR TREAT.
"Trick or Treat is a reenactment of the Druidic practices.
The candy has replaced the human sacrifices of old, but it is still an appeasement of those deceptive evil spirits.
The traditional response to those who do not treat is to have a trick played on the.
you give out Halloween candy, you are, in essence providing a sacrifice to
false gods. You are participating in idolatry" says the former high priest
of Wicca, Tom Sanguinet.
The Jack-O-Lantern - The World Book Encyclopedia, 1977 edition, volume 9, page 24-26 says, "The apparently harmless lighted pumpkin face of `Jack-O-Lantern' is an ancient symbol of a damned soul.
"In the book Occult Conceit the author says on page 190, "The candlelit pumpkin or skull served as a signal to mark those farms and homes that were sympathetic to the Satanists and thus deserving of mercy when the terror ("trick or treat") of the night began."
an old edition of The World Book Encyclopedia says "The apparently
harmless lighted pumpkin face of the Jack-O-Lantern is an ancient symbol of a damned soul."
COSTUMES They originated with these terrible Druid death rites also. As people and animals were screeching in agony while being burned to death the observers would dress in costumes made of animal skins and heads.
They would dance, chant and jump through the flames in hope warding off the evil spirits. Again, The early origin of costumes is repulsive. On the evening of October 31st, the Druids, who were the occultic priests and teachers of the Celts, ordered the people to put out their hearth fires.
The Druids built a huge new year's bonfire of oak branches, which they considered sacred. They burned animals, crops and human beings as sacrifices to their sun god Muck Olla and Samhain, their god of death. During this diabolical ceremony the PEOPLE WORE COSTUMES made of animal heads and skins.
They then practiced divination, looked for omens in the struggle of the victims sacrificed in the fires, jumped over the flames or dashed through them, danced and sang. All of this was done to frighten the evil spirits away.
According to Man, Myth & Magic, volume 1, page 68, "The guisers went from house to house, singing and dancing. Their bloodcurdling masks and grotesque costumes may have been meant to keep evil at bay, or more likely, were visible representations of the ghosts and goblins that lurked in the night..."
In the 11th edition of Encyclopedia Britannica, volume 12, page 8578 it states, "It was the Druids belief that on the eve of this festival (November 1st, Celtic New Year) Samhain, lord of death, called together the wicked souls (Spirits) that within the past twelve months had been condemned to inhabit the bodies of animals." Samhain would then send these evil spirits to attack people on the eve before the November 1st celebration. The only way these people could escape was by assuming disguises and looking like evil spirits themselves. (See Christianity Today, October 22, 1982, p.32).
BOBBING FOR APPLES - In A.D. 43 the Roman Empire was in solid control of the Celtic people. As a result of this control the idol worshipping Romans introduced another ceremony honoring their false gods to the already demoniacal Druid New Year's celebration. It was in honor of their goddess of fruit trees. They would try to grasp fruit, floating in water, without the use of their hands. This is the origin of BOBBING FOR APPLES according to the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Associated Press quote, October 16, 1977.
The Black Cat - In the 1959 edition of World Book Encyclopedia, under Halloween it was noted that Druid priests believed that cats were once human beings but were reincarnated as punishment for evil deeds.
Because of this, they held cats sacred and involved them in their idol worship of October 31st and November 1st.
Druids believed "the cat was sacred and...that cats had once been changed (from being human & reincarnated) into that form as punishment for evil deeds." (The American Book of Days, by George Douglas)
"Even after Christianity spread to Europe...oxen were sacrificed on October 31st...and in medieval Europe, black cats [were] chosen as victims in the belief that they were witches in disguise [and] were burned on that day (Halloween)." (The American Book of Day, third edition by Hatch)
It is plain to see that cats, particularly BLACK CATS were thought to represent EVIL. Further, they were a symbol of REINCARNATION. The Humane Society will not release black cats around Halloween for fear that they will be mistreated or sacrificed.
Check your neighborhood… any ghoulish decorations?
Let's talk a little about Thanksgiving, there are many different accounts on the net.
Here is one:
The Pilgrims left Plymouth, England, on September 6, 1620 for the New World.
Although filled with uncertainty and peril, it offered both civil and religious liberty. Arriving in Massachusetts in late November, the Pilgrims sought a suitable landing place. 1621
The Pilgrims were a specific group of Calvinist Christians.
After King Henry VIII separated the Church of England from the rest of the Catholic Church, many English subjects were dissatisfied with the king acting as the highest church authority.
Encouraged by the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Holland, and Switzerland, these dissatisfied subjects separated from the Church of England in favor of a type of Christianity without a church hierarchy with the Bible as the only authority (as they interpreted it).
As a whole, these groups can also be called puritans.
One group, originally called the Leiden Congregation (because they left England and lived in Leiden, Holland for several years), believed that they could not successfully live with their beliefs among the English (and the English authorities also pressured the government of Holland to remove them).
This group set out to live as a congregation in the new world.
They became known as the Pilgrims because they saw themselves as settlers in a promised land with a promised future.
The Pilgrim Church no longer exists as a single entity. They were a type of Calvinists and puritans. Their religion is similar to today's Baptists, Congregationalists, and Methodists. None are of the God of Israel
Fast forward a bit in time...
In 1789, following a proclamation issued by President George Washington, America celebrated its first Day of Thanksgiving to God under its new constitution.
That same year, the Protestant Episcopal Church, of which President Washington was a member, announced that the first Thursday in November would become its regular day for giving thanks, "unless another day be appointed by the civil authorities." Yet, despite these early national proclamations, official Thanksgiving observances usually occurred only at the State level.
Much of the credit for the adoption of "of a later ANNUAL national Thanksgiving Day may be attributed to Mrs. Sarah Joseph Hale, the editor of Godey's Lady's Book.
For thirty years, she promoted the idea of a national Thanksgiving Day, contacting President after President until President Abraham Lincoln responded in 1863 by setting aside the last Thursday of November as a national Day of Thanksgiving.
Over the next seventy-five years, Presidents followed Lincoln's precedent, annually declaring a national Thanksgiving Day.
Then, in 1941, Congress permanently established the fourth Thursday of each November as a national holiday.
The problem with this is today "ANYONE" does Thanksgiving.
Whatever religion you have or do not have, family get-togethers, drinking beer, eating turkey, eating your leftover Halloween pumpkin (pumpkin pie) and watching football and the parade has replaced the God of Israel.
Thank which god, or no god?
Kwanzaa - Ron Karenga (aka Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga) invented the seven-day feast (Dec. 26-Jan. 1) in 1966, branding it a black alternative to Christmas. The idea was to celebrate the end of what he considered the Christmas-season exploitation of African Americans.
I feel it is only appropriate to read about Xmas - Christmas
Christmas tree origin from Germany 1500's
Brought to United States different times by German Immigrants
Christmas, known as XMAS - Once Upon A Time, Christmas was banned in 1659 in America
Catholic Church won – watch the History channel’s “Christmas unwrapped” on YouTube if you get a chance
Xmas Received by:
Decorated Ohio 1847
National Christmas tree created in 1923
Became a National Holiday 1870
Some silly people sing to their dressed up dead evergreen tree, O Christmas tree
“O Christmas tree” is a traditional German Christmas Carol
(Sing to a tree dead or not, No!)
All the lies you tell your children on Xmas
There is a Santa Claus and he is a merry old man with red and white clothes – There is a Mrs. Claus
Catholic St. Nicholas
Catholic St. Nicholas
In 1823 the
famous poem 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' or 'T'was the Night before Christmas',
was published. Dr Clement Clarke Moore later claimed that he had written
it for his children. (Some scholars now
believe that it was actually written by Henry Livingston, Jr., who was a
distant relative of Dr Moore's wife.) The poem describes St. Nicholas with
eight reindeer and gives them their names. They became really well known in the
song 'Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer', written in 1949.
In 1823 the famous poem 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' or 'T'was the Night before Christmas', was published. Dr Clement Clarke Moore later claimed that he had written it for his children. (Some scholars now believe that it was actually written by Henry Livingston, Jr., who was a distant relative of Dr Moore's wife.) The poem describes St. Nicholas with eight reindeer and gives them their names. They became really well known in the song 'Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer', written in 1949.
But someone had to deliver presents to children at Christmas, so in the UK, particularly in England, he became 'Father Christmas' or 'Old Man Christmas', an old character from stories plays during the middle ages in the UK and parts of northern Europe.
In France, he was then known as 'Père Nöel' in Germany, the 'Christ Kind'.
In the early USA his name was 'Kris Kringle'.
Later, Dutch settlers in the USA took the old stories of St. Nicholas with them and Kris Kringle became 'Sinterklaas' or as we now say 'Santa Claus'!
Many countries, especially ones in Europe, celebrate St. Nicholas' Day on 6th December.
In Holland and some other European Countries, children leave clogs or shoes out on the 5th December (St. Nicholas Eve) to be filled with presents.
They also believe that if they leave some hay and carrots in their shoes for Sinterklaas's horse, they will be left some sweets.
St. Nicholas became popular again in the Victorian era when writers, poets and artists rediscovered and embellished the old stories.
The UK Father Christmas and the American Santa Claus became more and more alike over the years and are now one and the same.
Some people say that Santa lives at the North Pole. In Finland, they say that he lives in the north part of their country called Lapland.
But everyone agrees that he travels through the sky on a sledge that is pulled by reindeer, that he comes into houses down the chimney at night and places presents for the children in socks or bags by their beds, in front of the family Christmas tree, or by the fire place.
On January 1st 1881, Harper's Weekly published Thomas Nast's most famous image of Santa, complete with a big red belly, an arm full of toys and smoking a pipe!
This image of Santa became very popular, with more artists drawing Santa in his red and white costume from 1900 to 1930.
2017 - You still can hear parents telling their children that:
Santa has a home located on or near the North Pole
Santa fills socks or stockings with presents on the night of December 24th.
Santa enters houses through the chimney with presents
Santa sees you when you're sleeping
Santa knows when you're awake
Santa knows if you've been bad or good
Sounds like Santa replaced God – SANTA – respelled - SATAN
Decorate and Sing to a dead evergreen tree - O Christmas tree
Every time a bell (on a Xmas tree) rings an angel gets his wings
Tell the children the elves make the toys at the North Pole
Tell the children to leave out milk and cookies for Santa
Tell the children to write letters to Santa
Oh yes, maybe mention to the children that Jesus was born on Dec. 25, another lie.
These tales above are all lies, none of these are
in scripture, and they are made up stories embellished
from the past.
These tales above are all lies, none of these are in scripture, and they are made up stories embellished from the past.
Christmas - Xmas
Christmas - Xmas
The following is a quote from the Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume 11; page 390.
"During the later periods of Roman history, sun worship gained in importance and ultimately led to what has been called a 'solar monotheism.' Nearly all the gods of the period were possessed of Solar qualities, and both Christ and Mithra acquired the traits of solar deities.
The feast of Sol and Victus (open unconquered Sun) on December 25th was celebrated with great joy, and eventually this date was taken over by the Christians as Christmas, the birthday of Christ. !
The Christians were trying to get more converts so they adapted a pagan holiday to their worship to appease the pagans in 336 AD.
The Encyclopedia Britannica reports that "The traditional customs connected with Christmas have developed from several sources as a result of the coincidence of the celebration of the birth of Christ with the pagan agricultural and solar observations at midwinter. In the Roman world the Saturnalia (December 17) was a time of merrymaking and exchange of gifts.
December 25 was also regarded as the birth date of the Iranian mystery god Mithra, the Sun of Righteousness
Colliers Encyclopedia agrees. Quote: "After the triumph of Constantine, the church at Rome assigned December 25 as the date for the celebration of the feast, possibly about A.D. 320 or 353. By the end of the fourth century the whole Christian world was celebrating Christmas on that day, with the exception of the Eastern churches, where it was celebrated on January 6. The choice of December 25 was probably influenced by the fact that on this day the Romans celebrated the Mithraic feast of the Sun-god (natalis solis invicti), and that the Saturnalia also came at this time."
Both encyclopedias plainly reveal that the source of the celebration of December 25 is the birthday of Mithra, the pagan sun god.
Sun worshippers since the time of Babel recognized this time of year in honor of their gods.
These facts are well documented. They can be found in any encyclopedia. Anyone with access to an encyclopedia or the internet today can know better than those with theological degrees of yesteryear!
All the Nativity sets and scenes are wrong, there are no "3" wise men
The wise men came to the "young child" - "in the house" not when Yeshua was a babe lying in a manger.
Matt.2  Now when
Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from
the east to Jerusalem, [ 2] Saying, Where is he that is born King of the
Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.[ 3]
When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with
him.[ 4] And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of
the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the
prophet,[ 6] And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least
among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall
rule my people Israel.[ 7] Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men , inquired of them diligently what
time the star appeared.[ 8] And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go
and search diligently for the young child;
and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship
him also.[ 9] When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the
star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over
where the young child was.[10 ] When
they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.[13 ] And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.[14 ] When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:[15 ] And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.[ 17] Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,[18 ] In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child 's life.[21 ] And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.[22 ] But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:[ 23] And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
Shepherds, not 3 wise men came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger
Luke 2 [1 ] And it came to pass in
those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the
world should be taxed.[ 2] (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius
was governor of Syria.)[3 ] And all went to be taxed, every one into his
own city.[ 4] And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of
Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem;
(because he was of the house and lineage of David:)[ 5] To be taxed with
Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.[6 ] And so it was, that,
while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be
delivered.[7 ] And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him
in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for
them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch
over their flock by night.[ 9] And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon
them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore
afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring
you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.[11 ] For
unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the
Lord.[12 ] And this shall be a sign unto
you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.[13
] And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God, and saying,[14 ] Glory to God in the highest, and on earth
peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were
gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds
said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing
which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they
came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the
babe lying in a manger.  And when they had seen it, they
made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.[18
] And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by
 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.[20 ] And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
Let’s talk a little about Chanukah which is observed around Christmas
Feast of the Dedication is not the Chanukah of today.
Remember these points:
1. Chanukah in Hebrew means dedication pertaining to the Temple not a battle
2. There is no Temple (destroyed in 70 AD)
3. Wrong month, should be Adar which is around Feb. / March (Winter ends March 21th) (Ezra 6:14, 15)
4. No 8 days of oil in the book of Maccabees
5. No 8 or 9 candlestick menorah in Scripture (only 7 and very important)
It’s all wrong!
Scripture says: John.10  And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter  And Yeshua walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
In the scriptures above, pertaining to Chanukah / dedication, John was talking about Solomon's temple that Ezra help rebuild.
(1 Kings 8:2; 2 Chr. 5:3) Also please read the scriptures below in Ezra, chapter 6.
Ezra.6: And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
 And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, (our Feb. / March - cold - neither Nov. nor Dec.), which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.
 And the children of Israel, the
priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept
the dedication of this house of God with joy,
 And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.
Esth.3  In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar. (Feb. neither Nov. nor Dec.)
Chanukah is a Hebrew word meaning dedication because this observance marks the rededication and building of the Temple after it had been desecrated.
Also remember: The first dedication was in the 7th month, ha Ethanim, 1 Kings 8:2 - (Sept. /Oct.) neither Nov. nor Dec.
1 Kgs.8: And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month ha Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto Yehovah, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel "dedicated" the house of Yehovah. וַיַּחְנְכוּ
Another common made up name for this made-up feast is Hag Ha-orim, which means 'the Feast of Lights'.
It is found in the writings of Josephus, who was a first Century Jewish historian, we are told.
This second name, however, is also based upon a lie, a tradition. Supposedly, when the Jews rededicated the Temple and wanted to rekindle the lamp stand, they found only enough oil for one day. It would take 8 days to make a new supply they decided to kindle and burn the remaining oil, a miracle occurred (lie) as the oil that was enough for only one day lasted for eight days ... thus, the term representing, "the Feast of Lights”.
This is why the Chanukah menorah has eight candles, (which is unscriptural) instead of the seven candle sticks the scriptural menorah has.
****They made 8 candles to commemorate this made up miracle.
The made-up feast of today, Chanukah, is not found anywhere in the Scriptures, as it originated during the time of history “after” the Book of Malachi.
It should be remembered that none of the historical books mention this fake miracle, as it originates with the "Talmud" and not in any book of the Holy Scriptures.
The historical books that speak of the Maccabean revolt as a real event are in the uninspired "Catholic" I and 2 Maccabees and they make no mention of any miracle of 8 days of oil at all!!!!!!
I hope you can understand, it is fact that this made-up feast is recorded in rabbinic writings not found in the Holy Scriptures. I have the Talmud to prove this.
Read the Talmud - Mas. Shabbath 21b yourselves if you care…
“Tis the season to be pagan” is all around us!
I am reminded always to inform you to beware of the false image of love, false emotions, loneliness, depression, financial drain, suicide.
Be aware of the artificial, false festival lights and music they put up.
Satan really sets the stage for you.
Beware if you feel or hear a voice telling you to separate yourself from the congregation, go off on your own and read or whatever.