Concerning your realization that the Celestial Calendar might be a
month later than the currently used
Jewish calendar, thus moving the Feast of Hanukah:
People say Hanukah starts December 1, 2010, and runs eight days on
the currently used calendar (some say
Dec. 2,even Dec. 4). If counting 30 days to the future from Dec.
1 or 2,
Hanukah then starts on the last days of 2010 and runs into the
first days of 2011.
Those eight days would encircle the date of the Christian feast of
the Epiphany, which means
"Great Appearing" in the Greek. Epiphany (Epiphania) is Orthodox
Christmas, on January 6, and celebrates
the first coming of Jesus, when He was born in Bethlehem.
So thus the Jewish feast would wrap its arms around the Christian
feast of Epiphania, the Great
Appearing of Our Lord. I am not a crackerjack date-maven as most
here are, but I think that if
Hanukah occurred on Dec. 30 that the last day of Hanukah would be on
called Epiphania, or Great Appearing. Perhaps He would bless the
Orthodox and us by
Appearing for the second time on their Christmas.
That's if the calendar truly is off a month, as you and many others
Remember to love our Orthodox brethren, who have suffered much over
the centuries at the hands of the
antichrist forces, long before we were born. Pray for their
Christmas to be a culminating revelation of Emanuel,
whether or not He comes in the rapture on that day, in their spirits
if not in their flesh! But preferably in their
flesh, and ours, on that Day!
Remember the wonderful Christmas carol: "Oh come, oh come Emanuel!
And rescue Captive Israel!" We
are the Church, not Israel, but are grafted into the tree, and thus
we too sing to be rescued by Emanuel,
which signifies God With Us!