Ok, so I’m sure you’re wondering what all of this Hanukkah talk is about. Allow me enlighten you. Known as the Hanukkah miracle, the story is told that:
A tyrant king from Damascus had ruled over the Jews and forced them to worship Greek gods. Jewish rebels fought for their freedom for three years and, victorious, reclaimed the holy temple in Jerusalem. Now to rededicate the temple, they needed oil to light the menorah but they could only find enough to keep the flames burning for one night. And here’s the miracle: The oil lasted for eight days. In that time, they were able to make more oil and keep the eternal flame lit.
And so it is with us. What have you been fighting to reclaim? What has the enemy, life, situations, etc. taken from you that you need to go and take back? 2018 may have been the hardest, most difficult year for you, but isnt it amazing that we serve the God is restoration?
Trust me! I know what it is like to think you wont be able to make it another day, like you just CANT TAKE ONE MORE THING! Like God just wont let up on throwing you hit after hit, trial after trial, this after that. But let me encourage you on today to go into the enemies camp and take back what belongs to you!
Go tell depression, suicide, anxiety, stress, mental and physical abuse, lack or what it is that has been holding you down and holding you back to GO BACK TO HELL! You have got to fight for what is YOURS and no longer allow yourself to stay in the same place, accepting the same thing and being stuck!
Look at you! That ONE day you thought you wouldnt make it has turned into EIGHT! Look back to the day you said you couldn’t, now turn around and look how far you’ve come! It may be 8 seconds, 8 minutes, 8 hours, 8 days, 8 weeks, 8 months, or even 8 years, but YOU MADE IT! You are a miracle! And baby, they tell me 8 is the number for new beginnings **inserts a good shout right there**
You are more than a conqueror and the Bible tells us that we ALWAYS win! So why stay defeated? The battle is won, the victory belongs to you, and what God has promised you has already come to pass. You just have to go get it!
Your assignment for today is to LIGHT YOUR CANDLE! as a sign of victory over your situation! We are going into 2019 VICTORIOUS with everything that belongs to us!
Happy Hanukkah to you, here’s to your new beginning🎉