Jesus celebrated Hanukkah, 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.” – John 10:22-23
The feast of dedication (Hanukkah) was celebrated during the time of Jesus and in observance of the miracle that happened when the temple was cleansed and rededicated, the 7 branched menorah was replaced with a 9 branched menorah.
In heaven the 7 branched menorah was seen by John in Revelations. He saw the 2 witnesses stand on either side of the sides of the menorah making it 9 branched. "They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands..."
So what do we know?
1. Jesus celebrated Hanukkah.
2. The 2 witnesses who are especially associated with the end times are seen as making the 7 branched menorah turn into a 9 branched menorah which only happens at Hanukkah.
3. We are in the middle of Hanukkah now.
Does all this mean that the rapture could happen by the end of Hanukkah this year? Yes it certainly does. If the 2 witnesses come down when we go up that could be the case. I'm looking for it to happen.
There is another scenario. It could be next Hanukkah. Next Hanukkah (2013) comet ISON will fly by. Astronomers have already declared that it will be a once in the history of civilization event.
Quoted from "Astronomy Now" website...
New comet might blaze brighter than the full Moon
BY PETER GREGO
Posted: 25 September 2012
File photo of Comet Hale-Bopp which wowed observers in 1997. Image: Kazuhiro Seto.
A new comet has been discovered that is predicted to blaze incredibly brilliantly in the skies during late 2013. With a perihelion passage of less than two million kilometres from the Sun on 28 November 2013, current predictions are of an object that will dazzle the eye at up to magnitude —16. That's far brighter than the full Moon. If predictions hold true then C/2012 S1 will certainly be one of the greatest comets in human history, far outshining the memorable Comet Hale-Bopp of 1997 and very likely to outdo the long-awaited Comet Pan-STARRS (C/2011 L4) which is set to stun in March 2013.
We have to wait and see.