This month has patterns to notice and consider. The patterns point to JERUSALEM, past, present, and future. It is curious that day 8 of Hanukkah began the evening of Tevet 1 on 12-7. Tevet 10 was 10 days later. A full 10 days later brings us to Tevet 21 on 12-28. Might Tevet 1 to 21 this year link to the 21 days in The Book of Daniel? The link to these days and periods is JERUSALEM. The patterns are all about this theme. Babylon attempted to literally and spiritually destroy Jerusalem. Concerning the later Hanukkah stories, Antiochus Epiphanes and his followers tried to spiritually destroy Jerusalem. Later still, Rome destroyed Jerusalem. Repeatedly, we see Jerusalem in peril and siege, unto destruction and death. As before, lessons for now?
In the 10 days from Tevet 10 to Tevet 21, where is the theme of Jerusalem? If this is about Smyrna, there is the victory of some there spiritually joining Philadelphians to enter the open door to Heaven and the New Jerusalem!
Jerusalem will be tremendously important during The 70th Week of Daniel and the Millennial Reign of Messiah/Christ. Then the New Jerusalem will come to earth. For the next few years of peril and siege, Jerusalem will become the following: a cup of trembling or reeling, a burdensome stone, a cutting stone, Sodom and Egypt. Yet it will become Jerusalem the Fair yet again, knowing victory, restoration, and renewal. It shall be a praise in the earth! The days from Tevet 1 to 21 are days to pray for her transformation, as promised in The Scriptures. "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Long may they prosper who love thee." I await the promises, including shalom, for Jerusalem, the Fair! May we daily WATCH for The Defender of Jerusalem, her King!
With Love and Shalom,