Posted by: peebles | December 19, 2014

John 10:22 to 23 (NIV) ~ Then came the Feast of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple area walking in Solomon’s Colonnade.

This is the only time in Scripture that the Feast of Dedication is mentioned.

It is the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, meaning festival of lights. And, it is a festival of great joy.

It is the time of illuminating the temple area with light and also for the Jewish people to illuminate their homes with light from candles, oil lamps and lanterns.

In John chapter 8:12 (NIV) we read this, “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’”

And then, once again, Jesus said in John chapter 9:5 (NIV), “I am the light of the world.”

Now, take note where Jesus was in John 10:22 to 23 – He was in the temple during the time of the Feast of Dedication, it was winter and it was dark.

Now, let me take you even deeper into this amazing verse of Scripture, because now we see a prophetic picture of Jesus, the Light of Life, the Light of the world bringing not only Light into the Temple, but Life as well, and whoever follows Jesus will never walk in darkness but will have the Light of Life.

Will you also permit me to take you just one more step deeper still?

When you bring the Light of the world, the Light of Life, who is Jesus Christ your Messiah, into the home of your heart He illuminates your life with His Light of Life, and there is great rejoicing in your home as you dedicate your life to Jesus and to following Him.

My friend, when you let the Light of the world, the Light of Life into your life, there is great rejoicing as He illuminates your life with His Life. Let Jesus be in the centre of the temple of your heart and there, walk with Him all your days.

God bless you my friend, Pastor Matthew.


  1. God Bless You MatthewHave a Spectacular Weekend!All the Best,Gia

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