Raquel's Christ-Mass Sermon / Logos (Christ) = Logic
In the Beginning was the Logos -- John 1:1.
I worked about 4-hours on this Sermon. Jpeg by Raquel, source for the etymologies, unknown.
Jesus on the Cleansing of the Temple
Mark 11:15: Then they came to Jerusalem. And He entered the temple and began to drive out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves; 16 and He would not permit anyone to carry merchandise through the temple. 17 And He began to teach and say to them, “Is it not written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE NATIONS’? But you have made it a ROBBERS’ DEN.” 18 The chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching. [Emphasis in original.]
Matthew 12:6: “But I say to you that something greater than the temple is here. 7 “But if you had known what this means, ‘I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. [Emphasis in original.]
John 8:19: So they were saying to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also.” 20 These words He spoke in the treasury [from gaza and phulake; (γαζοφυλάκιον) a treasure-house, i.e. A court in the temple for the collection-boxes – treasury], as He taught in the temple. . . .
Matthew 23:17 : “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.’ “You fools and blind men! Which is more important, the gold or the temple that sanctified the gold? 18 “And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering on it, he is obligated.’ 19 “You blind men, which is more important, the offering, or the altar that sanctifies the offering? 20 “Therefore, whoever swears by the altar, swears both by the altar and by everything on it. 21 “And whoever swears by the temple, swears both by the temple and by Him who dwells within it. 22 “And whoever swears by heaven, swears both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.
John 8:43: “Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word [Logos]. 44 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Matthew 23:25: "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence. 26 “You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also. 27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. 28 “So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. . . . 37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stone those who are sent to her!”
John 11:48: If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our temple and our nation."
Quote are in the public domain: SOURCE.
Chanukah: Cleansing of the Temple
Bare Your holy arm
and hasten the End for salvation -
Avenge the vengeance of Your servants' blood
from the wicked nation.
For the triumph is too long delayed for us,
and there is no end to days of evil,
Repel the Red One in the nethermost shadow
and establish for us the seven shepherds. -- Stanza Six of the Prayer/Song of Chanukah
This stanza asks the Master of the Universe to bare His holy arm and end our longest exile, the exile of Edom, the Red One, and usher in the Epoch of the Mashiach. SOURCE.
The first Stanza expresses hope for the rebuilding of the Temple and for the defeat of enemies, who are mentioned in canine terms (menabe'ach, barking).
The final (Sixth) stanza once again calls for an uprising against the enemies of the Jewish people. The term "Admon", meaning "the red one", is understood by some to refer to the emperor, Friedrich Barbarossa, whose name means Frederick "Redbeard". This stanza was dropped from many printings of the poem, perhaps from fear of a Christian reaction against it, as well as in countries under communist rule, for reasons more than obvious. SOURCE.
Frederick I Barbarossa (Meaning, “Red-beard”)
Frederick is the subject of many legends, including that of a sleeping hero, like the much older British Celtic legends of Arthur or Bran the Blessed. Legend says he is not dead, but asleep with his knights in a cave in the Kyffhäuser mountain in Thuringia or Mount Untersberg in Bavaria, Germany, and that when the ravens cease to fly around the mountain he will awake and restore Germany to its ancient greatness. According to the story, his red beard has grown through the table at which he sits. His eyes are half closed in sleep, but now and then he raises his hand and sends a boy out to see if the ravens have stopped flying. A similar story, set in Sicily, was earlier attested about his grandson, Frederick II. The Kyffhäuser Monument atop the Kyffhäuser commemorates Frederick.
The German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 was code-named Operation Barbarossa. SOURCE.
When we went to war with Iraq, one of the first things Saddom did to hurt us was to fire on Israel. He knew that we have an important relationship with Israel. He was trying to force Israel into battle so that the other Muslim nations would join him against the U.S. Also to possibly cause problems between the U.S. and Israel. This move by the anti-christ when he invades Israel will be a similar move; it will be the beginning of World War Three. This war will end at Armageddon.
The arms standing on his part is simply these six nations joining with the anti-christ to invade Israel. These people are the people of the prince that would come in Daniel 9. They will set the antichrist on a throne in the Temple and declare him to be God. Israel escapes when he comes. They will go into the land of Jordan to await transport to the United States of America. It is here in this land that God is going to feed Israel for 3 1/2 yrs. America was a wilderness in John's day. God told John that they would go to a place that he had prepared for them in the Wilderness. God has been preparing America for this event for over 400yrs.
The United States of America, along with six other allies, will fight in Israel's defense. Sometime during the last 3 1/2 yrs. we will drive the anti-christ completely back to the Euphrates River in Iraq. Afterwards he will call for help from other nations to fight against us. This will be time for Armageddon. At that time most of America will have come to Christ and will be raptured along with everyone else that is the Lords. We will eat the marriage supper of the lamb and return to defeat the anti-christ. Then there will be a One-World Government just like Isaiah said; " the Government would be on His Shoulders." Jesus is coming back to rule the World with peace and Love. Thank You Lord for such a wonderful plan. SOURCE.
Raquel’s Exegesis / Conclusion
Chanukah is the exact opposite of Jesus’s teachings.
Christian-Zionists advocate Armageddon to usher in their silly idea of being “raptured.”
When a Messiah returns or Babylon (a city-$tate of commerce & confusion) falls, Christians & Jews -- who do not understand that Christ = Logos (logic) -- will weep & gnash their teeth. (Unless they escaped to New Zealand or Argentina.)