Chanukkah 2013 by Pastor David Mathews

The Dance of the Lights.

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Ps. 19: 1- 6 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.  

It becomes evident their purpose is to teach and instruct, to train – to choreograph [Greek khoreia “dance” and graphein “to write”} all the while, illuminating a specific message. This, I believe, is the concealed message of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights – where we celebrate – DANCE WITH – the Light – in us!

I.       Gen. 1: 14 tells us that YHVH established the Lights, (#3974, מָאוֹר ma’owr, a luminary, such as the holy candlestick – Menorah) in this instance; they are the stellar luminaries that form the Menorah of the heavens! 

[Incidentally, the gematria of ma’owr equals 247, the same as Mem-Zayin-Resh, mazzar, the root of Mazzaroth, #4216, מַזָּרֹות, which is the Hebrew word for the 12 signs of the Zodiac and their 36 constellations, houses or decans. Job 38:31-33. Here, Job is asked can he influence the Paths of the Zodiac, if not, who can? The answer is found in the number of Hebrew letters in the 3 verses: 86, the gematria of #430, אֱלֹהִים ‘Elohiym, the One who created them! Furthermore 247 is also the gematria of #2167, זָמַר zamar, to sing, to pluck or vibrate, as in a stringed instrument! It also indicates to dance – which is done according to rhythmical (Choreographed) numbers or vibrations! It is a known fact that each star vibrates at a specific frequency making a sound or musical note. 

Now, these luminaries were said to be signs, (#226, אוֹת ‘owth, a signal, beacon, mark, omen, a warning) for Seasons, #4150, מוֹעֵד mow`ed, appointed time or season. They could be described as: ‘Lights for the Seasons/Festivals’, which connects us to this Festival of Lights – Chanukah, #2598, חֲנֻכָּה Chanukah (trans. dedication). But, since the Alef-Tav is clearly seen, this could also read: To signal the Alef-Tav the Appointed time – [the beat, rhythm & notes of a musical score – dance step?] Interestingly, one of the more common Hebrew words for festival is #2287, חָגַג chagag, to dance, celebrate, to revolve in a circle, from #2328, chuwg, to encircle, encompass. Quite fitting since the luminaries describe a large dance ‘Circle’ in the heavens referred to as the Ecliptic, with the Sun as the center servant or dance partner. Thus, these luminaries could be described as “Lights for the Dance”! How exciting then to read Zeph. 3: 17 where we’re told YHVH will Joy, #1523, גִּיל giyl, to spin, whirl, or dance over us with singing! 

As a microcosmic pattern, the Tabernacle Menorah was designed (as a smaller representation of the 12 Zodiacal Signs and of the 7 visible planetary luminaries) with its 7 light(s) each created to enfold upon the center – Shamash, servant candle, or Dance Partner: thus forming a Circle or whole much the same as time, which itself is circular, not linear! Hence, the familiar face of the Clock with its 3-6-9-12. This curiously represents the basic numbers of the Ancient Solfeggio Scale (each month is represented by one of the 12 tribes and one of the 12 Zodiacal Houses) and marks the 4 compass points of the CLOCK/CALENDAR: 

*Note the frequency sequence: 1-7-4, followed by: 2-8-5, 3-9-6, 4-1-7, 5-2-8, 6-3-9, 7-4-1, 8-5-2, 9-6-3: As you follow this sequence of numbers, you would be “spinning” or dancing around the candlestick branches of the Menorah. 

If you add the numbers 10-11-12 at the top or ‘North’ you would have a complete circle representing the camping order of the tribes around the Wilderness Tabernacle: North (12) Tribe of Dan – East (3) Tribe of Judah – South (6) Tribe of Rueben – West (9) Tribe of Ephraim (Benjamin) making the fact Chanukah occurs during the 9th month of Chislev, #3691, כִּסְלֵו Kiclev distinct enough to warrant attention. Incidentally, Chislev has a value of 116, the same as לוּלִּים, luwliym, a spiral or winding staircase! Doesn’t the addition of the top half circle make the Menorah look like the same DNA helix? This pattern describes choreography where the Bride dances with her Groom around the Tabernacle! This could literally be described as the DANCE OF INTIMACY! In fact, The Hebrew word for the male privates or loins is #3409, יָרֵך yarek which is the same word for the center shaft of the Menorah! 

Yahshua is conceived during this Dance of Intimacy – Chanukah! 

  • Chanukah, #2598, חֲנֻכָּה Chanukah, commonly rendered, dedicate, it comes from the root of #2596, חָנַךְ, chanak, to train, train up. It carries with it the idea of choreography of our lives, our footsteps, being DANCED by our children! This is the word used in Prov. 22: 6 “Train up a child in the way he should go…” the word child, #5288, נַעַר na`ar, lad, boy, servant, has the same two-letter root as Mem-Niyr-Yah, Menorah, מְנוֹרָה. The word ‘way’, #1970, דֶּרֶךְ derek, to tread, walk, the way. It infers also to be bent like a bow (half circle). Our walk follows the circuit of the Torah! Now, finally, look at the word here for ‘go’, #6310, פֶּה peh, the mouth (a circle in the face?) speech, voice! *Watch This: the two-letter root stem of chanak(ah) comes from the Chet-Kaf, which is a denominative form meaning palate – mouth, to massage the palate of a child! The message of The Festival of Lights – Chanukah, is the same as that of the Heavens: If we follow the Light in its circuit, HE will train – Niyr/Lamp/Light our mouth/words. Ironically, the gematria of menorah equals 301, the same as the word for fire, #784, אֵשׁ ‘esh. If you add the Yod (Smallest or seed of all letters) you get Ish, man. If you add the Hey – Ishah, Woman, wife! 

It should come as no surprise then that the Zodiacal sign of this month is Keshet, (The common name of Keshet is Sagittarius) #7198, קֶשֶׁת qesheth, indicating a bow (rainbow – light refracted, bent through water crystals. You are a crystalline, water sack). The rainbow makes a full circle, though only half is seen at one time! Just like the Menorah and the Ecliptic, where one can only see either the Northern or Southern Circle depending when and where he stands. History tells us the theme of Chanukah centers on the desecration and subsequent rebuilding-dedication of the Altar. Is it a coincidence that the Constellation of Keshet – Sagittarius, has 3 decans in it that conveys that very message? 

  1. 1.    Lyra: The Lyre or Harp (the musical instrument of King David in Ps. 19 with 22 strings, one for each Hebrew letter).
  2. 2.    Ara: The “upside down” Altar, just below the Scorpion’s tail formed by an asterism of 9 *(Note that number) stars whose fire points toward the earth hinting at a fiery judgment.
  3. 3.    Draco: The Dragon, That Old Serpent. The Constellation sitting at the apex of the Polar heavens with its tail enfolding 1/3 of the other stars. Rev. 12: 4. These “One Third” represent the dark months of the Hebrew Calendar: 9th – Kislev/Sagittarius, 10th – Tevet/Capricorn, 11th – Shevat/Aquarius, 12th – Adar/ Pisces and the Tribes of Benjamin, Dan, Asher, Naphtali! 

Over 5000 years ago Draco was the Pole Star, true north. Due to the Earth’s axis, it appears to be cast down. Didn’t Isaiah 14 say that the morning star would be cut down? 

I found it fascinating that by adding the above numbers corresponding to the winter months (9+10+11+12) the total equals 42. Is it possible that a hint is being given regarding the future desecration of the Altar by the Anti-Messiah (Antiochus Epiphanies’ all over again) and the casting down of Draco and 1/3 of the Angels which coincides with the beginning of the 42 months of Great Tribulation and these ‘Dark Months’ of the year? Seems another confirmation to the legitimacy of the celebration of Chanukah! Rev. 12: 6 indicates a period of 1260 days, which is comprised of the simple factors of 1+2+6=9 or 3+6 =9 again. It seems a clock face being shown with the conspicuous absence of the 12 – the North and these dark tribes/months/stars! Did you note the text numbers as well (12:6)? The 3, 6, 9 solfeggio frequencies were said to be able to liberate from guilt and fear as well as, reconnecting relationships. 

This same 3-6-9 can be seen in the simple factors of the degrees of a circle, clock face, or the Zodiacal Ecliptic – 12 Houses – 12 months of 30 days/degrees =360 degrees! It is this 360-day year used to calculate the Jewish/Hebrew calendar that Daniel associates with the 1260-1290-1335 days (Dan.12: 11, 12) and many believe that Messiah Yahshua will return on Yom Kippur (He began His ministry on this day –Lk. 4 the 80th Jubilee). There are 360 from one Yom Kippur to the next (Hebrew 30 day calendar). 360 X 3 ½ = 1260. Add 75 days from Yom Kippur to Chanukah and you get 1335. “JUST SAYING” 

Do you remember how Antiochus desecrates the Altar during the 2nd century (168 BC)? He slaughters a pig – swine upon the sacred altar. (Is. 66:3 to offer swine’s blood is an abomination)The Hebrew word for swine, #2386, חֲזִיר chaziyr, which has a gematria of 225, the same as the Hebrew word, #6828, פֹנָהצָ, translated, ‘NORTH’, which can also mean to hide or conceal, I.E. like these dark months when the light is hidden! Ps. 48:2 remarks that Mt. Zion, the city of the Great King is in the side of the North. Is. 14: 13 reveals that Lucifer declared he would sit – in the sides of the north. The word for sides is #3411, יְרֵכָה yĕrekah, sides, loins etc. but is closely related to #3391, יֶרַח, yerach, meaning month, and lunar cycle. 

What – if anything – are these ‘Signs’ saying now?

I will open my mouth… I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.” Matthew 13:35. 

II.      Chanukah 2013 occurs on the Gregorian date of 11/28/2013. [By the way, the simple factors added together here equals 54 – 6×9 (remember the 12-3-6-9 clock face) which is the gematria of the word Nuwd – Nun – Dalet, to wander, to move back and forth, to shake or totter. This event has only occurred once before in 1888 (125 years) and if the calendar doesn’t change they will never occur simultaneously again! 

Though given the name ISON, an anagram for Russia’s International Scientific Optical Network it is curious that ISON is also a patronymic form of the name JOSEPH. 

There are some who feel a Psalm –to-year Prophecy can be seen in Ps. 113 and 2013: IF Psalm 113 would correlate to 2013, we do happen to have comet ISON that spectacularly will configure a ‘celestial’ Chanukah Menorah with its trajectory and will be positioned at that specific time and place to function as the 1st lighting of the ‘candle’ of the ‘celestial’ Chanukah Menorah in the skies over the Temple Mount on the first day of Chanukah. This occurs on Nov. 27th at sundown, beginning Chanukah 2013 or ‘Psalm 113’ which speaks that ‘YHVH should be praised from the rising of the Sun to the setting of the Sun’. This very Psalm does occur prophetically on the very eve of Hanukah, over the Temple Mount as the Sun rises over the Mt. of Olives facing East. The odds of all these factors, prophetically occurring at once are astronomical. 

Comet ISON is at Dschubba in the constellation Scorpio conjoining at the 19th hour 48th minute. Dschubba means a ‘front’ as in a head or of a ‘crowning’. A few hours later at the Dschubba’s line, ISON will then configure the Chanukah Menorah ‘picture’. This occurs in the sky at sunrise over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and corresponds with the Pyramid angles of Giza. [Luis B. Vega]