Christmas Day, December 25th, has a past and prophetic significance

From Jimmy DeYoung over at Prophecy Today.

“A church council that met in the year 325 AD decided that the date December 25th would be the designated date for the celebration of the birth of the Son of God, the Messiah, Jesus Christ. This date conformed to the date marking the desecration of the Temple in Jerusalem by Antiochus Epiphanes in 168 BC on Kislev 25, Kislev being the Jewish month of December.Interestingly, Kislev 25, December 25th, three years to the date after the Temple was desecrated, marks the time that the Temple was reconsecrated by the Macabees in Kislev 25 or December 25th, 165 BC. Finding a flask of oil it good for lighting the Menorah for only one day, it stayed lit for eight days, thus the Jewish holy day of Chanukkah, also known as the Feast of Dedication or the Feast of Lights. Jesus Christ celebrated the Jewish holy day Chanukkah in John 10:22 and as the Light of the world, John 8, 9, 11; the church council chose December 25th, the time for the Feast of Lights, as Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.”

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