‘Hanukkah’ celebrates the success of the ‘Maccabean Revolt’ versus the Hellenistic occupational forces and patron leadership in Judea while commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Today is the first day of the weeklong ‘Festival of Sukkot’ (“FEAST of TABERNACLES”). Around the world, the Jewish People (and Messianic believers) are spending time celebrating in their ‘sukkot’ (plural of ‘sukkah’) that they built when Yom Kippur ended just days ago.
Today at sunset ends YOM KIPPUR – This 25-hour period was a day to fast and rest in the Holy Spirit, reflecting in God’s atoning grace – as we repent and pray for The Lord’s cleansing of our own spirit. You can rejoice before God this YOM KIPPUR because through Jesus the Messiah, Your Name has been written in the Lamb’s Book of Life!