This year, the light emanating from the menorah at Hanukkah takes on special meaning in my life, and in the lives of many Christians around the world. Now, more than ever, we must be a light within the darkness. There are too many false lights circulating in the darkness. Like Lucifer (Satan), whose name means light-bearer and morning star, these counterfeit lights are leading people astray. Unlike a lighthouse, which marks dangerous coastlines, hazardous rocks, shoals and reefs, these fake versions send people toward danger and away from the truth.
As the season of Hanukkah approached this year, I found myself in the book of Revelation. Many people shy away from this book of the Bible because they think it’s too scary, or too “apocalyptic.” Actually, there is nothing to fear when it comes to reading Revelation. The word REVELATION actually means an unveiling, or a revealing. I heard one pastor say, “The book of Revelation should be called REVEAL-ATION because it reveals God’s plans for the world. Yes, there are plagues, fires, earthquakes, droughts and other judgments revealed in the book, but they are meant to show believers what is to come. Revelation unveils the truth about God’s plan to restore this broken world through the Light of the World–Jesus. The book is a light in this dark world because it illuminates the truth and what’s to come.
Interestingly enough, Revelation is the ONLY book of the Bible that promises a blessing to those who read and hear the words revealed in it.
“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near,” Revelation 1:3.
The verse also says, blessed is he who “keeps those things which are written in it.” It’s important to understand what the word keep means. In the Greek, keep is the word tereo, which means: to guard, to observe, to reserve, or carefully preserve. More specifically, it means to watch over protectively, to keep your eye upon, to mark attentively and to hold fast or hold firmly. It implies watching over something, and to retain it in your custody.
So, this means that we are blessed not just for reading and hearing the words written in Revelation, but also for: WATCHING OVER THEM CAREFULLY; HOLDING FIRMLY TO THEM; KEEPING OUR EYE UPON THEM. A person can see and hear the words in Revelation, but that doesn’t mean he/she will carefully preserve, observe, or mark the information attentively.
It’s amazing how God confirms his word because as I was typing this blog, a pizza was delivered to my house and the delivery person who came to my door was hearing impaired. I asked her a question before I knew she was hearing impaired and she did not respond. When I realized she couldn’t hear me, I looked directly in her eyes and made sure she could see my lips moving. Then, she was able to respond. Because she couldn’t hear, she had to keep her eyes on other details and pay very close attention. She had to be watchful in order to perceive, understand and communicate. This is the way it is with a book like Revelation. If we just read and hear it, but do not perceive or take its meaning to heart, it’s almost like we are deaf to the insight within.
In the midst of the pizza being delivered, my husband was outside, struggling to uproot a palm tree. He was trying to move it from one area of the yard to another. He said the roots were hanging on for dear life, and he couldn’t get the tree pulled up. There was a quickening in my spirit as I realized that this is how we must be with the words of Revelation. We must hold on so tight that we can’t be separated from those words. Our roots should go deep, so we remember and hold on to what we’ve read. As the word tereo (keep) reminds us, we must guard the words and keep them within our custody. Once they are seared in our heart, no one can take them. By the way, my husband still hasn’t gotten that tree pulled up! It might take a bulldozer at this rate!!!
Many people read the words in Revelation, but do not go beyond that. One must make an effort to decipher, understand and hold tightly to the message unveiled.
Revelation 3:8 and 3:10 also use the Greek word tereo:
“I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept (tereo) my word and have not denied my name,” Revelation 3:8.
“Since you have kept (tereo) my command to endure patiently, I will also keep (tereo) you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth,” Revelation 3:10.
This is an amazing word to apply to these verses because they are referring to the Rapture of the church. In Revelation 3, Christ addresses the Church of Philadelphia. This is not a specific denomination, but is pointing to all Christians who truly love Jesus Christ and have received him as their Lord and Savior. Philadelphia actually means “brotherly love.” In verses 8-10 Jesus is telling these believers that because they have kept his commands (watched over them carefully), he will keep (carefully preserve) them from the hour of trial that will test the entire earth. This hour of trial is the Seven-Year Tribulation.
It’s easy to see that there are important things we must keep watch over in the Bible. If we do not, we will miss important warnings and signals that are coming from the world around us.
Revelation lays out the plan of the Antichrist and how he will deceive the world. He will appear to have all the answers, but he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He is a false light. He will force a mark on all who dwell upon the earth.
Revelation 13:16 says, “It forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.”
This verse tells us the Antichrist will not allow anyone to BUY OR SELL without the mark. This should bring a quickening in the spirit of Christians today because what do we see going on around the whole world? A “vaccine” is being forced on people! If anyone resists, they are marginalized and privileges are taken away. While this “vaccine” is not the mark (because there is no worship tied to it and the Antichrist has not yet been revealed), it is still a shadow of what’s to come. It’s a precursor to what the Antichrist will do one day.
The strong coercion being used all over the world should be a warning. For years, I have studied the words of Revelation and have KEPT (tereo) them close to my heart. When the push for vaccine passports became prominent everywhere, I felt the words I had guarded and watched over ringing in my ears, and stirring my spirit. All the prophecies in Revelation that pointed to a global ID came to mind because I had held on to these lessons tightly, and tucked them into my memory. Right now, many nations are enacting systems where people cannot even go to the grocery store (buy and sell) if they are unvaccinated. People all over the world are losing their jobs (which affects their ability to “buy and sell”).
As the first night of Hanukkah approached (November 28, 2021, at sundown) I opened up my news stream and immediately I could see a new deception was being floated by the mainstream media. New stories about an emerging Covid variant named OMICRON were being plastered everywhere. Of course, the story was being spun like this: “Omicron variant spotlights the dangers of an unvaccinated world.” Give me a break! The reason we are in this mess is because of mass vaccination with leaky “vaccines” that do not work. These leaky “vaccines” allow the virus to enter the immune system, but the sub-standard antibodies of the “vaccine” are not able to adequately fight it. As a result, this challenges the virus, and that’s when it can mutate. World renowned vaccine expert Geert Vanden Bossche predicted this would happen before the mass vaccination campaign began.
Even though the symptoms of this variant are milder than the original virus, the media is using this as an opportunity to coerce people to get boosters. I’m not going to go into all the lies that have been parroted over and over, but I can tell you this: people must open their eyes and see they are being led astray by the pharmaceutical companies, the CDC, the FDA and their own governments.
When I saw the name of the new variant, something stirred in my spirit. I decided to look up the meaning behind the name. I found out it’s the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet and means small. You can see the word “micron” with the word omicron. This Greek letter is transliterated as the English letter O.
This Greek letter is derived from the Phoenician letter ayin, which descended from the Hebrew letter ayin. Now here’s where you should pay attention. All 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet have numbers and meanings associated with them. Ayin (the letter which omicron descended from) has a pictograph shaped like an eye and it means TO SEE. The extended meaning is to understand and obey.
It’s important to understand the symbolism behind this letter. We are now almost 2 years into this PLAN-demic and many still do not SEE what’s really going on. I find it interesting that all these variants are named by Greek letters. The New Testament, which includes Revelation, is written in GREEK. Revelation 18:23 says something we should keep (tereo) and understand.
“The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.
This verse is saying that at some point in history, ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE DECEIVED. What are they deceived by? Let’s go to the original GREEK translation of the New Testament. The verse says, “by your sorcery” the nations were deceived. The Greek word being used for sorcery is PHARMAKEIA and here is what it means: the use of or administering of drugs and medications, poisoning, sorcery, magical arts, or the deceptions and seductions of idolatry.
Right now, the ENTIRE WORLD is being deceived by the PHARMAKEIA known as the Covid “vaccine.” Not one nation has escaped the reach of this global PLAN-demic and the “vaccine” deemed as its final solution. As Revelation 18:23 states, all the nations are deceived. Why? BECAUSE PEOPLE CANNOT SEE what’s really going on. Even Christians are being fooled by this plan to get everyone injected. I do believe that if more people kept the words of Revelation close to their heart, this deception would not have taken root.
Notice the verse says, “the light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore.” As I look at the lights of my Hanukkah menorah, it makes me sad that so many have their eyes closed to this pharmakeia deception.
But it’s never too late to SEE THE LIGHT. This is what the Festival of Lights-Hanukkah–is all about. One candle of the menorah is lit each night, until all eight nights of Hanukkah have passed–then all the candles are shining bright. The menorah was the light that illuminated the Temple, just like the Holy Spirit is the light in our bodily temple.
Jesus said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light” (Matthew 6:22). Jesus is saying that our eyes are an entrance to our soul. If we have “good eyes” then we will not just see well, but WE WILL PERCEIVE WELL. If we have “bad eyes” then we will have poor perception. As a result, we will be unable to discern what’s really going on around us.
If we have “good eyes” we can certainly see the truth (the light), and we will also carry and share the light. We can be like a living, breathing, walking lamp stand. In essence, if we have “good eyes,” then we have light, and this means we can see clearly. By contrast, if we have “bad eyes” we will walk in darkness.
In the times we are living in, it is imperative that we have “good eyes.” Verses like 2 Thessalonians 2: 9-12 remind us that a great deception is coming. The shadows and precursors of this great deception are already in our midst and serve as a lighthouse–a warning–of what’s to come. With “good eyes” we can be like watchmen on the wall, who will know how to respond to the times at hand.
“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.For this reason, God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness,” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12.
Keep in mind I’m not saying that the Covid “vaccine” will condemn people who take it. The verses above are referring to the mark of the beast and the lies associated with the beast system of the Tribulation. I am showing you the verse so you can see how the SHADOWS of this future event are casting darkness around us right now. We must be sure to see these precursors so we understand how the enemy works.
HANUKKAH : A FORESHADOWING
I will not go into all the symbolism and meaning of Hanukkah in this blogpost, but I want to make a few points that will help you connect this holiday (festival) to what’s going on historically. By the way, many Christians say that Hanukkah is not in the Bible. This isn’t true. John 10 tells us that Jesus went to the Festival of Dedication. This is actually the feast of Hanukkah because the word itself means dedication. Jesus attended the festival, where the rededication of the Temple was celebrated each year, beginning on the 25th of Kislev on the biblical calendar. It lasts for eight days and nights.
John 10:22 says: “Then came the Festival of Dedication (Hanukkah) at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, ‘How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.’”
As the verses continue on, Jesus actually declares who he is at this festival! He says “the father is in me, and I in the Father.”
Actually, we know Jesus is the embodied Temple, and he is the light of the world so it’s amazing that he goes to the festival of Hanukkah, where the Temple menorah is on display, and the Temple is celebrated.
Now this next part is important to understand in order to have “good eyes” to see what’s going on in our world today. Be patient and keep (tereo) the information tucked in your memory so you can see its implications.
We know the Festival of Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the temple, but why did the temple have to be rededicated?
It all goes back to a time in history when a Greek ruler named Antiochus Epiphanes reigned over Syria from 175 BC to 164 BC. He was a ruthless, tyrannical ruler. Antiochus added the name Epiphanes to his name because it means “god manifest.” As you can see, he was quite prideful and delusional. Because of this, he enacted irrational and cruel laws. During his rule, there were two factions within Judaism. There were the Hellenistic Jews–these were Jews who assimilated and accepted the pagan practices within Greek culture. The other group were the Traditional Jews who followed God’s laws. In an effort to force Greek culture on ALL THE JEWS, Antiochus made a decree that forbid the Jews from reading the Torah and prohibited the worship of God. Antiochus demanded the Jews worship Zeus, and participate in pagan practices which involved homosexuality, naked wrestling and sacrificing food to idols. He also forbade circumcision.
You think that’s bad–it gets worse! Antiochus did something that led to the desecration of the Temple. He raided it, stole the treasures and set up an altar to Zeus. To finish off this disgusting act, he sacrificed a pig on the altar. The Jews revolted when this happened, but Antiochus responded by ordering them to eat pig meat and forcing them to offer sacrifices to the pagan Greek gods under penalty of death.
Now we see how the Temple was desecrated. But we know it will be rededicated. How does this happen?
This is where the Maccabees come in. They were fierce Jewish fighters (also known as the Hasmoneans), who were led by Judas Maccabeus. It took three years of bloody fighting, but eventually the Maccabees (which means hammer) were able to drive out Antiochus’ army. They reclaimed the Temple. But there was a huge problem- the Temple had been desecrated by the pagan sacrifices and altars. It would have to be cleansed. Part of this process involved lighting the temple menorah.
And here’s where the miracle of lights comes in….
When they went to search for oil to use in the menorah, they were only able to find a small pitcher. Keep in mind that they couldn’t use just any oil. They needed pure olive oil that was consecrated by the High Priest. Even though there was only enough oil to last one day, they went ahead and lit the menorah. To their amazement, the small amount of oil lasted for eight days.
Below is a description of what happened according to rabbinical tradition:
“When the rule of the Hasmoneans prevailed and they defeated the Hellenes (Greeks), they searched and finally found a tiny pitcher of oil which bore the seal of the High Priest. In it was enough oil to last no more than one day. And a miracle occurred- it endured for eight days! For this reason, a period of eight days was marked off for thanksgiving and praise.”
So, the story of Hanukkah– the miracle of lights– is the story of how the Temple was rededicated to God.
Now, how does this relate to what’s going on today? As you may have already noticed, the governments of this world are acting very similar to Antiochus. As they enact draconian decrees such as vaccine mandates, it easy to see a foreshadowing of the Hanukkah story. Many of them are acting like they are “god manifest.” They think they can have complete control over our bodies and minds.
Antiochus wanted ALL JEWS to follow Greek culture, religion, dietary laws and customs. Leaders around the world (including our own President– Joe Biden) are trying to force vaccination on everyone. This violates the religious beliefs of many, who know the tie to aborted fetal cells, as well as the genetic mRNA technology that the “vaccines” use. Like Antiochus, these leaders don’t care because they demand full compliance. Like the Jews, many people in nations like France, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada have revolted. They are met with disdain and indifference. The spirit of Antiochus courses through the veins of these leaders because instead of listening, they add more rules such as, “Get more boosters or else.”
Most people comply. Like the Hellenistic Jews, who assimilated into Greek culture, many just get the shots because everyone else is doing it. The leaders say to do it–the doctors say to do it–the news says to do it–so they do it too. Others are too afraid to fight back, for fear of being punished. Some people are threatened and coerced to the point that they feel they have no choice.
But here is the part that really ties into the story of Hanukkah and the Temple. These “vaccines” are really genetic therapies. They do not work like traditional vaccines that contain a pathogen and several adjuvants which are injected into the blood. No, these mRNA (Moderna, Pfizer) and vector “vaccines” (Johnson and Johnson, AstraZenica) do something that has never been done before.
These “vaccines” are made from genetically modified lab codes. A man-made code for the Covid spike protein is injected into your body. This code contains a recipe that will tell your cells to manufacture the spike protein. Moderna even calls their “vaccine” an operating system.
Now here’s the part you should pay attention to. The nucleus of every cell in your body is protected by a membrane (a wall). There’s a reason for this. It’s to keep all foreign invaders out of the nucleus, which is important because your DNA is contained inside.
Your body makes mRNA all the time in order to make vital proteins needed for life. Your cell accepts the mRNA your body makes with no problem because it’s NATURAL. But, if fake (lab-made) mRNA is put into your body, your cell’s protective membrane will not allow it to pass through. The membrane acts as a gatekeeper and if something foreign (unnatural) tries to enter, it will not allow it inside. Actually, the body’s immune system will destroy the fake mRNA as a protective mechanism.
Below is a quote from the National Human Genome Research Center”
“The nucleus contains all of the genetic material for a eukaryotic cell, but this genetic material needs to be protected. And it’s protected by the nuclear membrane, which is a double membrane that encloses all the nuclear genetic material and all the other components of the nucleus. There are some small holes or pores that are in the nuclear membrane that allow the messenger RNA and the proteins to move between the nucleus and the cytoplasm. But the nuclear membrane is regulating what material should be in the nucleus in contrast to what material should be in the cytoplasm.”
Below is a quote from an article about protein synthesis:
“This amazing artwork (check article link above for this picture) shows a process that takes place in the cells of all living things: the production of proteins. This process is called protein synthesis, and it actually consists of two processes — transcription and translation. In eukaryotic cells, transcription takes place in the nucleus. During transcription, DNA is used as a template to make a molecule of messenger RNA (mRNA). The molecule of mRNA then leaves the nucleus and goes to a ribosome in the cytoplasm, where translation occurs. During translation, the genetic code in mRNA is read and used to make a protein. These two processes are summed up by the central dogma of molecular biology: DNA → RNA → Protein. “
Enter the Covid “vaccines.” The makers of the “vaccines” have found a way to bypass the cell’s protective membrane. How? By using nanolipid particles, which are basically fat molecules that trick your body into receiving the fake mRNA into your cells and their organelles. Your immune checkpoints are suppressed to get the mRNA code inside.
Below is a quote from an article that explains how mRNA “vaccines” would not be possible without these nano lipid particles- also notice how it says certain lipids can be toxic. I suggest reading the entire article when you have time so you get a good handle on just how important these nano lipid particles are in the Covid “vaccines.”
“Figuring out how to deliver these nucleic acid therapies—either DNA or RNA—into cells was a major challenge and required something more sophisticated than a conventional liposome. Cullis knew that adding positively charged lipids to the liposomes would help balance the negatively charged nucleic acids, but there was a problem. ‘There are no cationic lipids in nature,’ Cullis says. ‘And we knew we couldn’t use permanently positively charged lipids because they are so damn toxic.‘ Those lipids would rip cell membranes apart,” he adds.
Here is another quote from the article:
“Pegylated lipids, in which polyethylene glycol (PEG) strands are attached to lipid heads, have several functions in a nanoparticle. PEG helps control the particle size during formulation, prevents the particles from aggregating in storage, and initially shields the particles from being detected by immune system proteins in the body, according to James Heyes, a former Protiva scientist.”
Just so you understand, polyethylene glycol (PEG) is just one of the nanolipid particles used in the “vaccine.” But the big takeaway here is that these particles keep your immune system from detecting them and destroying them. There’s a reason your body would destroy a fake mRNA code–because it’s not being made naturally by the body. The drug companies are overcoming this obstacle by using the lipid nanoparticles.
Once the nano lipid particles do their job and the lab made mRNA code is inside the cells, you will be producing a toxic spike protein that is not part of your cell’s original design. Also, keep in mind that this fake mRNA is mingling with the nucleus of your cells, which is where your DNA is contained. Contrary to what google’s fact checkers say, it’s possible to alter your DNA through reverse transcriptase. Will reverse transcriptase be an issue with these vaccines? No one knows for sure, and that’s why very thorough testing should have been done. Also, these fact checkers say the mRNA is safe, but there have been no studies to prove this. These mRNA “vaccines” have never been tested for long-term side effects and they are causing hundreds of thousands of injuries worldwide. The media and drug companies work overtime to censor and downplay these injuries. I can tell you from personal experience that I know of many people who have been harmed by these injections.
Our bodies are the temple and our cells are the key component in the life-system God created. Whatever we place inside our body affects our temple. When we trust the pharma companies (sorcerers) with our DNA, that is contained in the nucleus of all our cells, we are setting ourselves up for possible damage that alters the original design of our bodies. God created our cells perfectly and there’s a reason our cells have a protective membrane (wall) that only allows natural mRNA inside. Like Antiochus, who did NOT care about God’s Temple and wanted to put his own statues and idols inside, these pharma companies and tyrannical leaders want to put un-natural products inside our “temples.” They are not telling the truth about what these “vaccines” do. The end goal of the One World leaders who push these genetic therapies is to force a global ID on everyone through the guise of “vaccines.” There’s also the goal of transhumanism which you can read about here.
I’ve heard people say that these “vaccines” are no different than organ transplants. A person’s immune system can reject a new organ and there are things that must be done to allow the organ to be accepted into the body. This comparison is not correct. With organ transplant, there is nothing mingling with the DNA of our body. The design of the building blocks of our bodies remains intact. The basic function of the body systems remains intact as well. The cell is one of the most sophisticated miracles of creation ever designed. God knew what he was doing when he designed them. These mRNA “vaccines” alter the way our cells work, as well as the proteins they produce. Cells are a foundational building block of the human body and they contain our DNA. The fact checkers can say whatever they want, but they cannot dispute this fact.
What’s sad is that a large majority of injuries from these “vaccines” include blood clots, heart issues and strokes. These all involve the blood system of the body. Leviticus 17:14 says, “the life of every creature is its blood.” Also, we know that Jesus shed his blood on the cross for our sins. His blood covers us completely, and brings us life.
These global leaders and pharma companies are mandating “vaccines” that can damage the life system of our body. Not everyone may experience an injury like this, but the large amounts of cases are alarming. Also, we don’t know what these mRNA/vector “vaccines” are doing to our genetic make-up, or the long-term effects. In addition, leaders are demanding more and more shots, so people are being loaded up with these spike proteins.
The fact that so many injuries are related to the heart reminds me that some of this deception is a spiritual heart problem. Perhaps it’s fear, or blindly trusting pharma companies and world leaders who are only interested in control and money. I have personally tried to warn people by sending them reputable information about the detrimental effects of the “vaccines” and some refuse to even look at it. In addition, they will not do any research on their own. If we are rushing to get “vaccines” out of fear, then this is a heart problem that must be dealt with.
If you have taken one of the vaccines, I am not saying you have desecrated yourself, or that you are a bad Christian. What I’m saying is that these genetic therapies have the potential to damage your body and possibly your DNA. I am not saying it will damage your DNA, but it is concerning that the original design of the functioning of our cells is being tampered with. If anything, they deliver codes to create toxic spike proteins in your cells. The pharma companies and leaders that force them on people are the agents of desecration, not the people taking them.
One day in the future the Tribulation will come, and the Antichrist will ask to be called God– and he will desecrate the rebuilt Jewish temple. The story of Hanukkah will replay itself, but instead of the Maccabees cleansing the temple, Jesus will return and set up his kingdom as our Living Temple. The whole world will be cleansed of evil. We don’t know when the Tribulation will begin, but we can see the shadows of the Antichrist in front of us right now–
The lies–the coercion–the “decrees” and the mandates…If anything, we are seeing conditioning going on for that future time.
The world leaders do not respect the God of the Bible. To them, desecration means nothing and they will continue to push their plans forward. But those who have “good eyes” and follow the Light of the World will not go along with their agenda. Like the Maccabees, we will keep the lights of the menorah burning, and we will KEEP (tereo) the words of Revelation and bible prophecy burning in our hearts like a giant lamp stand. If we do this, we will SEE through the lies and follow the truth until Jesus comes back to take us with him.
This Hanukkah, see the light and be the light. And keep your lamp burning….
Happy Hanukkah 2021!
Dates of Hanukkah- sundown November 28- sundown December 6
Lighthouse photo: Unsplash Evgeni Tcherkasski