I still have a very special feeling of joy and expectation about Hanukkah!
Hanukkah means "Establishing" or "Dedication". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah)
Jesus walked in Salmon's porch at the feast of dedication:And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch [= temple hall with pillars?]. - John 10:22-23
The promise to the Church of Philadelphia also mentions pillars:
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God... - Rev 3:12a
For a description of the pillars in Solmon's temple, I checked the descriptions in 1 Kings 7:15 - 22 and 2 Chronicles 3:16-17. It mentions 2 pillars with specific names: Jachin and Boaz.
The well known story of Boaz and Ruth is a perfect picture for Jesus and his gentile bride!Jachin means: "Yah establishes" (http://www.templesecrets.info/pillars.html)
Isn't it amazing that Jachin - one of the of the 2 pillars in Solmon's temple - means "Yah establishes", and Hanukkah means "Establishing" (or dedication)? And the other pillar is named Boaz, the one who saves the gentile bride?
Don't give up on Hanukkah yet, I still think this could very well be it! 8th fest, 8th day, 8th candle; 888 = Jesus!
Watch & Pray!Maranatha!YBIC, Josua