1) We all know the story of Hanukkah that there was only enough oil left for one day in a menorah
of the Temple, but it burned miraculously for eight days. How could it happen? Of course, it's
done by the Spirit of God.
By being filled with the Holy Spirit, Five wise virgins could prepare extra oil for their lamps as well.
Could this connection be another evidence that Hanukkah is indeed designed for "Dedication" of
(I'm not sure anyone already pointed this out)
2) In my previous letter, I pointed out that the 5th day of Hanukkah is the first day(New Moon) of Tevet.
Tevet was the month when Esther was chosen as the Queen according to Esther 2:16-17, although
the Scripture doesn't tell us the exact day it happened.
We all know well that New Moon is a shadow of thing to come and the body is of Christ according to
Colossians 2:16-17. And amazingly these two verses of Esther and Colossians are the same 2:16-17.
Is it just a coincidence or a divine design? If it's a divine design, it's a strong evidence that Esther was
chosen on the New Moon day of Tevet as the Queen, and this year it happens to be "Christmas" and
Sunday, the Lord's resurrection day.
So it's very possible that the dead in Christ could be raised on a New Moon day, but the Departure could
occur on The Third Day of Tevet which is the 8th day of Hanukkah.
Again, this is just a study, and hopefully the Blessed Hope could come early.