We are called to redeem the days, not to pass judgement on their use
This year the 25th of Kislev 5777 (First day of Chanukah) and the 25th of December (Christmas day) coincide. Jews and Christians throughout the world will be celebrating God’s light in different and contextually appropriate ways. We are worshiping together, as a symbolic prophetic practice representing our future unity in Messiah.
In Messiah Yeshua we are called to a ministry of reconciliation, a ministry of redemption. We are called to redeem the days, not to pass judgement on their use. The days are subject to the creator of days and regardless of how they have been misused by others they must now be used for the worship of God and His Messiah.
We were once imprisoned by the delusion that the Torah was a punitive law. We are now set free by the understanding that the Torah is a guide that points to Messiah Yeshua. It is for freedom He has set us free, so we stand firm in that freedom, and refuse to return to bondage.
Chag Chanukah sameach v’chag ha-molad sameach b’shem Mashiyach Yeshua l’k’vod HaShem!
Have a Chanukah holy day of joy and a Messiah is sent Holiday of Joy in the name of Yeshua, to the glory of God!
Spiritual leader of Beth Melekh Community, Auckland, Aotearoa, N.Z.