Elliot Hong (28 Nov 2021)
"Hanukkah Teaches Two Conditions To Be The Firstfruits"



Dear Doves:

1. The temple of the Bride must be clean, pure and holy without any idols including selfishness and pride in it

This condition fits to the theme of Hanukkah as it's written in 1 Corinthians 3:16-17.
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man
  defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are"
Just before Hanukkah of 2014, pure olive oil for the Temple Menorah was produced for the first time since 70AD.
And the ritual to light menorah with the newly produced pure olive oil took place during Hanukkah.
To me, it was the event that God presented how the temples of His children should be prepared.
It was 7 years ago, and 7 is the number of the God's perfection. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F95C79bqzLM
https://jerusalemchannel.tv/ancient-laws-ritual-purity-resurrected-tonight-holy-oil-menorah/
Gethsemane means the place of the oil press.
And this video shows how olives are crushed and squeezed to produce the oil.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tepTZ7Ms78
The Lord went through the same procedure at Gethsemane before to go to the Cross.
Likewise, the Bride must go through the same procedure in order to be anointed with the holy oil. 

2. The Bride must hear the voice of the Lord, obey and follow Him

As it's written in John 10:22-28, Jesus observed the feast of Dedication, and said the important message.
"My Sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give unto the eternal life; and they
  shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand"
This promise is exactly matched with the promise that was given to the overcomers of the Philadelphia Church.
"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out"

For these reasons, this coming Hanukkah especially 12/4, the new moon of Tevet should be watched very closely.
It's the desperate time that the 2nd "Red Sea Miracle" must happen now for many of us.
Hopefully the scenario that I presented in the previous letter becomes a reality this time.
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/nov2021/ellioth1121.htm

Maranatha!