A Celebration of Chanukah – The Feast of Dedication: Third Night
Living Worship in a Living Temple
The Third Night of Chanukah – A New Way to Kindle the Chanukah Lights
Before you begin: 1 Corinthians 6.19-20 reminds all who believe in Messiah Yeshua that a great miracle has happened in them. Faith in the Lord Jesus has made them living temples—temples alive with the Holy Spirit: “…Do you not know that your body is the temple of Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own? For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s!”
Dedicate Your Tongue: This is the part of your living temple that makes a profound difference in the lives of people around you. How are your using your tongue?.
The Shepherd’s Voice:
- Proverbs 15.4
- Proverbs 18.21
- Proverbs 21.23
- James 3.5-8
Kindle the Third Light:
Say a New Blessing: “Blessed are You, O LORD our God, King of the universe! Who has spoken Your words of life through Moses and the prophets and Your Son Yeshua. Who has given me a tongue to praise You, to tell others what I have learned and what is in my heart. I dedicate my tongue to speak as one who believes from the heart that there is not a word on my tongue that You do not already know about. Teach me to speak as a child who has learned both knowledge and understanding—both mercy and truth. In the Name of Yeshua the Messiah, my Lord and my Light. Amen.”
As oil was the precious fuel that kept the Light of Israel burning in the darkness, may the time you spend in the Word of God this season fill you to overflowing with His Oil of Joy to keep your lamp burning brightly in the darkness. And as you give your mind and heart to the Voice of Your Great Shepherd in His Word, may this precious celebration of Yeshua, the Light of the world kindle in your life a new found fire of dedication to your Great Shepherd.
[Excerpt from A Celebration of Chanukah – The Feast of Dedication: Living Worship in a Living Temple, by Patricia Stachew, copyright 1994, Stillwaters Publications, Reston, VA. All rights reserved]