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Hanukkah, Christmas, & Krampus, Part 2

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy
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December 22, 2021 7:00 am

Hanukkah, Christmas, & Krampus, Part 2

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy

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December 22, 2021 7:00 am

The incarnation of the Son of God is why we celebrate Christmas It is the miracle of redemption when the Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us. Yet, today, not only is Christmas secularized, snuffing out every reference to Jesus, it is becoming demonized by a generation of scorners who have defiled Christmas into a Halloween theme. They celebrate Krampus, a two-horned half-goat god, even changing the lyrics of holy carols into profane mockery.

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I'm sure not that I'm glad you joined us today for this special holiday message and Christmas versus grandpa's. That's right. We all know about the miracle of Hanukkah in the incarnation of Christmas, but are you aware of the demonic darkness that is invading the sanctity of the gospel story mocking the birth of Messiah with evil glee.

This is the pagan god Chrysippus and he could be coming to a town near you in light of the world's great task of light, darkness, and the context in which it took place. She used this festival of lights to heal this blind man bring them out of darkness and into like had to declare to everyone that was buzzing and buzzing about this miracle. I am the light of the world and when he said that there was a menorah nine candlestick menorah, not the normal seven candlestick manure that was always in the temple, but a special one that was only used for Hanukkah. It had nine lights this menorah that was at least 5 foot tall was standing there with nine blazing candles burning brightly when Jesus said hi alarm, I am the light of the world. So to better appreciate the impact that it would've had only those people we have to look at this special celebration of Hanukkah and you may know some of the but some of you may not. First of all we found out it takes place in winter, and it lasts for eight days. It usually in December. It is not. It is not one of the feast of the Lord that God gave to Moses to give to the children of Israel, that they were to keep forever. Every year, it is not in the Bible and the reason why it's not in the Bible is because it occurred during the inter-testament will.

The 400 years between Malachi in the Old Testament and Matthew in the New Testament and how many know that during that time, the heavens were silent. There were no profits receiving word from God the heavens were silent and this occurred during that time, the rebellion of Israel by this time we get to Malik E. We know that both Israel and Judah had gone into captivity. There were no king sitting on the throne. Amen. Because of their idolatry and their rebellion that allowed them to go into captivity to the Assyrians and the Babylonians. About halfway between this period of 400 years around 165 years into that.

Alexander the great conquered the known world, and he was a Greek and it began what is called Hellenization Hellenization and don't think of hell. The place of fire and brimstone is not what it means. Helen is a Greek word and it included Greek culture.

Greek mythology Greek religion Greek language. All things Greek. Because after all he had conquered most of the world, especially east of the Mediterranean had he conquered all that and wherever he conquered. They brought in Greek culture. Greek language Greek teachings, etc. amen now Alexander only lived to be 33 years old he died young and he died of diseases that were brought on from sexual diseases like syphilis and he was a genius and was deftly a genius at warfare, but when he died they split the kingdom up among four of his generals, and one of his generals to Lucius was given the portion of the kingdom that included the land of Israel and so gradually the people of Israel.

The Jewish people.

They began to speak Greek instead of Hebrew and they gradually began to leave their covenant with God and began to embrace the pagan culture of the Greeks and of the Grecian Empire and when to Lucius first became the ruler over this part of the world. It wasn't long after, I don't know exactly how long after that his son took over and his son's name was Antioch is now Antioch is when he became the ruler he promised the Jewish people. They did not have to hand over all of their religious observance to the Greeks and they would not be politically forced to embrace Hellenism and to adopt Greek religion or culture, but even though they were not being enforced politically. A lot of the Jewish people just backslid. They just backslid and they began to embrace and assimilate into Greek religion and culture. When Antioch is the third died, his son, Antioch is the fourth took over, and unlike his father, he decided he was going to force Hellenization on the Jewish people.

So when he came into power. He throughout the Jewish high priest whose name was Anaïs and 09 guest was fighting hard against Hellenization. He was trying to keep the people true to God. He was loyal to God and the law of God, and he was fighting hard against this influx of this Greek religion so Antioch is the 4th.read him, threw him out and he put in his place. A priest named Jason and Jason was loyal to the Greek empire.

So Jason had bribed the king to throw out Anaïs and put him in his place. Then after that occurred. Jason wrote a long listen to this and remove Judy as him as the religion of Jerusalem were talking about the one in the pulpit now. He removed Judy as him as the law of the land and he passed a law that virtually outlawed Judaism and that was just the beginning of the chaos because the betrayer became the betrayed when you betray God when you betray God's people watch out watch out because somebody's going to betrayed you. Amen.

So what happened then is Antioch is then tossed Jason out of his position as high priest and put in another guy whose name was Amanda Lalas and he proceeded to murder 09. Yes, the first one that was the one that was true to God he murdered him and he allowed his own brother to steal the holy items out of the temple. So when the good Jews rose up and arrested his brother for stealing the good things of God. The holy things out of the temple. Antioch is the fourth intervened and set him free in return for more bribes. He intervened and set them free, and he continued to promote Hellenization so wickedness, greed, jealousy, but trails are these things now have come upon the land because when you kick God out of his place when you kick God out of his nation and out of his house every evil thing is going to come in. You can't take them out of schools and be surprised when schools become places where you got murder and shooting.

Amen. You can't take them out of your neighborhood and take God out of his place and then be surprised when it turns into a battleground of neurons in gangs and shootings and killings.

When you no longer take your children to Sunday school and teach them the ways of God. They don't know they don't know and they grow up in that culture. Amen. So all this is going on in the meantime. Antioch is the fourth ends up in a war with Egypt so he goes to Egypt to fight this war while he's fighting this war.

He gets rumors coming back to him from Israel what occurred that he had been killed so Jason that the previous high priest led a revolt. See ruler was away Jason. He was definitely ambitious, so he led a revolt, but Antioch is the fourth heard about the revolt came back from Egypt and he put it down by force, and then he decided I am going to stop these Jews altogether. He prohibited them from praying in the temple. They could not keep the Sabbath day he prohibited any male babies being circumcised, and if women circumcise their babies. They killed the women and they hung the babies, they were not allowed to study the Toronto and any Jews that would refuse to eat pork were killed, but it's going to get worse.

He desecrated the holy Temple.

He wagon install whatever was left of its gold and silver.

He erected a statue of the Greek god Zeus and all holy of holies and the coup de grace. He sacrificed a pig on the holy altar and splattered its blood all over the walls of the temple sharking isn't shocking, shocking and horrible as that was many Jews had become so assimilated into the worldly culture they did nothing. They had no outrage and folks like to see such a parallel what's happening in America today. Amen. You become so assimilated and so accustomed to your rights being taken away and God kicked out a hearing God kicked out of there until when this terrible depression was committed. Many of the Jews did absolutely nothing about it. There was no outcry but God always has someone it may be a remnant may be a small bunch God has someone and there was a father whose name is Matthew. He was a priest and his five sons one is named that we know will name Judah, and they were zealous for the house of God, and they were not taking it anymore. They rose up, and they revolted against the Greeks and they led a guerrilla army. They just gotten men of Israel that were sick and tired of the devil coming in and taking away their religion and desecrating their temple and they rose up that were willing longer as they were greatly outnumbered but they resisted the Greeks they were not intimidated and let me tell you something when God is for you. He is more than all they can come against you. They rose up in their own revolt against the Greeks and they had a motto there motto was, who is like you oh Lord among the mighty who is like you love Jehovah among the mighty and when you say that in Hebrew which they would had when you say in Hebrew, and you take the first letter of each word it forms an acrostic and that acrostic is spelled M ACC BDE which we pronounce as Maccabee, how many of heard of the Maccabees. While that's who they are there. The Maccabees then name is derived from there motto who was like you oh Lord among the mighty, and so this group called the Maccabees they rose up, they fought courageously and they drove that evil peg in a state desecrated out of the temple and client so they had evicted the devil but they have a temple that is desecrated that lies in ruins and spin desecrated in the worst kind of way. So now they have to begin the process to clean up to repair, to restore to cleanse so they can really dedicate the temple back to God. But the lampstand, the seven candlestick manure on the lampstand that would've been in the house of God had to be cleansed and dedicated and it had to be relit.

The problem was they couldn't just use annual olive oil see they could just go down the giant and buy a bottle olive oil off the shelf. They had a special holy anointing oil that they had to use it was forbidden to use any other oil but the one. According to the recipe that God gave them and not only that, if we read that we find out that it says in the book of Exodus that the lamp was never ever to go out. Amen.

It was never to go out they had to get that menorah relent. But the problem was they only had a little bit of oil enough oil to last one day, and the process of rededication and sanctification was an eight day process, but they only had enough oil for one day. So what were they going to do. What could they do even having oil was not the problem. It wasn't a lack of oil. It was the lack of the kind of oil, the holy oil that they had to process in order to light the lamp so they knew that they only had enough for one day and yet they needed to do this process for eight days. What were they going to do well. They just stepped out on faith and let the land they said will use what we got is all we have will like the lamp and you see when you believe God. And when you step out on faith. Amen. When you do whatever you find it do whatever you can do what you give it to God and thank God this is all we had. But by faith were gonna light. Amen. They they needed that I don't date it was still burning and three, it was still burning on the fourth day… The six day that the day because of all the wickedness and courage to rebound to get the AA are.

And this is why the Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah rededication of the Temple. Amen. And so what they do now was during Hanukkah. They have an nine candle menorah you single was eight days why you got nine because the middle candle is the servant candle and they use that candle to light the others on day one the light one on day two. They like to do and then three and four until the eighth day.

All eight are lit, and I love that that middle candle is the servant candle because God said through his prophet Isaiah, my servant shall be a light, a light unto the Gentiles. Amen. Again we see how the Jesus when he said in this Hanukkah festival. I am the light of the world. He was just hit them on so many levels.

Now, the rabbis claim that during that time when the temple still existed that during Hanukkah when that nine candle menorah was lit that it was so bright that you could see it from a great distance throughout Jerusalem, and to think that Jesus used this occasion to declare I am the light of the world. They were just saying to him, we read it and earlier in the chapel. He said who are you tell us who you are. Who are you, again and again. They asked in the book of John. You just wait until I tell you why I like the world come to light a candle. Amen. What a truly eye-opening word of the Lord. Hanukkah and Christmas versus grandpa's the miracle of Hanukkah is a warning to all Christians can happen if we allow political liberalism and evangelistic inclusiveness of put out the light of gospel truth is also an inspiration to rally us to stand against the infiltration of godlessness and paganism in America when you take a stand for God. He will stand with you and for you. The Maccabees crime was who is like you oh Lord among the mighty and God intervened to chase the enemy out of Jerusalem, the incarnation of the son of God, is why we celebrate Christmas. It's not just a particular date on the calendar, but the miracle of redemption. When the word of God became flesh and dwelt amongst us. But not only has this holiday been secularized by the world snuffing out every inference of Jesus Christ is now becoming demonized by a new generation of atheist exporters who have defiled Christmas into a Halloween theme, even changing lyrics of holy carols into profane mockery and their God is a two ward half goat demon named cramp us meaning clause a sinister alter ego of Santa Claus is neither jolly nor nice but evil and it is dumped fun, family fun, but make no mistake, it glorifies Satan and advances his agenda to order Hanukkah and Christmas versus grandpa's sentimental love gift of $10 request SK 203 to sound the faith PO Box 1744, Baltimore, MD 21203? There is a store and sound the faith.org but to order Hanukkah and Christmas versus grandpa's send your love gift of $10 or more to PO Box 1744, Baltimore, MD 21203 and request offer SK 203 and if you appreciate this ministry and the messages we air. Please talk in an extra year. And guess to help us maintain sound of faith, radio, thank you. Until next time, Mrs. Sharon not saying


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