The Feast of Dedication celebrates the miracle of Hanukkah that occurred at the cleansing of the second temple during the time of the Maccabees. They had to build a menorah and fill it with what little oil they had. Then God created a miracle. Years earlier, when the foundation of the second temple was laid, the old men who had seen the first temple wept over the lost glory. Still, Haggai exhorted them to take courage and work. God was saying, “The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former.”
Hanukkah doesn’t start with a miracle; it ends with a miracle because God blesses your efforts and faith. The Lord is telling us to fill ourselves with the living Word that He has given us. Fill whatever you do with that anointed oil of the Word. It’s not based on what we have or do not have. The miracle of Hanukkah will be done in you and through you because of the anointing of His living Word.
This message titled “This Feast Of Dedication – Fill Your Heart With The Living Word” came at Grace Chapel in Honolulu, Hawaii. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.