Hi, I’m sorry I did not get to finish or add these notes (my notes) to the message I posted yesterday but not only have I not been able to get over this cold, I am being POUNDED by enemy attacks…spiritual warfare – cannot wait until that old serpent’s head is literally stopped on by Jesus Himself!
This is how I understand the meaning of what the Lord was saying:
Regarding “saying goodbye” – This means show all who you are in contact with, all whose presence is around you or whose presence you are in – BE KIND – SHOW LOVE AND KINDNESS IN YOUR SPEECH, EMOTIONS AND ACTIONS. We are coming up to a time where we are around family, friends, even people we may not know so well and the Lord wants you to leave the meetings with kindness upon not only your heart, but their hearts. He is not saying to go to all these people and say, “Well, I just wanted to say goodbye now because Jesus is coming, so goodbye!” No, I believe He was showing me that at this point-in-time, we do not know how many “days” or “moments” we have left so each time you are in anyone’s presence, area or life, leave all whatever has transpired between you and them in the past – let go of anything that weighs heavy or sits upon your heart…let it go and show nothing but love, compassion and ultimate kindness. Not everyone is going to get to go with the Bride of Christ…they will get to come, but not when we do. Even if the Lord “changes” us or our earthly bodies into our Heavenly incorruptible bodies during the 3-days of darkness – gives us Divine Heavenly Knowledge and Teaching then sends us out to help those that are in trouble (BIG TROUBLE) FOR 40 days and nights, these people (family/friends) will still be here without our help and encouragement like it is now so this is why it’s so important to let them remember you in this way – as you left them the last time they might see you. When they try to think of what to do next, they will remember you and your words, your ways and your Spirit of Love. This is what I believe He means when He says “say goodbye”.
On the celebration of “worldly origins”:
I think He was specifically speaking about the whole “Santa-Baby/Santa Claus” thing, that the world only recognizes this day because of St. Nick/Santa and not Him as it originally started out. He is not about the stress, depression and over-spending this time causes thereby allowing more enemy strongholds into and onto their life. Jesus is the opposite of this…so what was once remembered as a joyful, happy time, will no longer be remembered by those who do not belong to Him in that way. Is He coming around Christmas Eve/Christmas Day, I do not know…but I am watching for something to start around then. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kislev – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukkah
The reason for the Hanukkah lights is not for the “lighting of the house within”, but rather for the “illumination of the house without,” so that passersby should see it and be reminded of the holiday’s miracle (i.e. the triumph of the few over the many and of the pure over the impure). Accordingly, lamps are set up at a prominent window or near the door leading to the street. It is customary amongst some Ashkenazi Jews to have a separate menorah for each family member (customs vary), whereas most Sephardi Jews light one for the whole household. Only when there was danger of antisemitic persecutionwere lamps supposed to be hidden from public view, as was the case in Persia under the rule of the Zoroastrians, or in parts of Europe before and during World War II. However, most Hasidic groups light lamps near an inside doorway, not necessarily in public view. According to this tradition, the lamps are placed on the opposite side from the mezuzah, so that when one passes through the door he is surrounded by the holiness of mitzvot (the commandments).
TO BE CONTINUED…(I have t o leave for a bit but I will finish this in a few hours, thanks!)