Covenant Ministries Spreading Love at Hanukkah

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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The Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah is mentioned just one time in the Bible; John 10 tells of Jesus being at the Temple for the Feast of Dedication, which we now know as Hanukkah. But it has been well said that Christmas would not be possible without Hanukkah.

The Syrian King Antiochus had ruled Jerusalem with an iron fist, seeking to destroy all traces of the Jewish faith and culture. To that end, he purposefully desecrated the Temple by sacrificing pigs in the Most Holy Place and setting up idols inside the sanctuary to worship.

The Jewish people were greatly demoralized and were on the verge of giving up when a small band of guerilla soldiers named the Maccabees, stormed the Temple and liberated it from the evil King. The large Menorah (a seven-branched candelabra) that was supposed to be lit continually in the Temple, had been extinguished by Antiochus’ soldiers. In their efforts to relight the Menorah, they only found enough oil for it to stay lit for one day. Miraculously, the oil lasted for eight days. And that is why Hanukkah is today an eight-day celebration.


The fact remains though, if the evil King Antiochus had been successful, Judaism as a faith and a culture would have been wiped out and the Messiah right along with it. God’s miraculous act of preserving His people is something worth celebrating indeed.

There are still evil persecutors of Israel today. People who still wish to extinguish any remnant of Jewish faith and culture. And still today, there is a small band of Jewish soldiers who are on the front lines of the fight to protect it.

We believe God will preserve Israel yet again and with it, a place for the Messiah to once again return to.

With all of that in mind, Covenant Ministries was so pleased to send to these brave young soldiers, Hanukkah Cards this past season just to let them know that their Christian friends in

America are standing with them in their fight against those who would seek to destroy them and their way of life. Simple acts like these go further than you may imagine in lifting the spirits of those who feel alone in their fight.

Thank you to all those who wrote cards on behalf of Covenant Ministries and for all of you who support us in this cause to show the love of the Messiah to His own people.


“For Zion’s sake, I will not keep silent…” – Isaiah 62:1.