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CHANUKAH-triumph of light over darkness-celebration of the light

Job 38:13 So that [light] may get hold of the corners of the earth and shake the wickedness [of night] out of it?

14 It is changed like clay into which a seal is pressed; and things stand out like a many-colored garment.

15 From the wicked their light is withheld, and their uplifted arm is broken. AMP


Job 38:13 So you could seize Earth like a blanket and shake out the wicked like cockroaches?

14 As the sun brings everything to light, brings out all the colors and shapes,

15 The cover of darkness is snatched from the wicked they're caught in the very act! MSG

Isa 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! AMP

This was the problem till Jesus Before Jesus- darkness taking over more than light

Job 17:12 These [thoughts] extend from the night into the day, [so that] the light is short because of darkness. AMP


Job 17:12 My hope that night would turn into day, my hope that dawn was about to break. MSG

John 3:19 "This is the crisis we're in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness. They went for the darkness because they were not really interested in pleasing God.

20 Everyone who makes a practice of doing evil, addicted to denial and illusion, hates God-light and won't come near it, fearing a painful exposure.

21 But anyone working and living in truth and reality welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for the God-work it is." MSG

Isa 9:2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great Light; those who dwelt in the land of intense darkness and the shadow of death, upon them has the Light shined. AMP

Matt 4:16 The people who sat (dwelt enveloped) in darkness have seen a great Light, and for those who sat in the land and shadow of death Light has dawned. AMP

Ps 112:4 Light arises in the darkness for the upright, gracious, compassionate, and just [who are in right standing with God]. AMP


Ps 112:4 Sunrise breaks through the darkness for good people God's grace and mercy and justice! MSG

John 1:4 In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.

5 And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it]. AMP


John 1:4 What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by.

5 The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn't put it out. MSG

John 1:9 There it was the true Light [was then] coming into the world [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] that illumines every person. AMP

John 8:12 Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life. AMP


John 8:12 Jesus once again addressed them: "I am the world's Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in." MSG

John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the world's Light. AMP


John 9:5 For as long as I am in the world, there is plenty of light. I am the world's Light." MSG

1 Tim 6:16 Who alone has immortality [in the sense of exemption from every kind of death] and lives in unapproachable light, Whom no man has ever seen or can see. Unto Him be honor and everlasting power and dominion. Amen (so be it). AMP


1 Tim 6:16 He's the only one death can't touch, his light so bright no one can get close. He's never been seen by human eyes human eyes can't take him in! Honor to him, and eternal rule! Oh, yes. MSG

Luke 1:78 Because of and through the heart of tender mercy and loving-kindness of our God, a Light from on high will dawn upon us and visit [us] AMP

Ps 36:9 For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light. AMP

Acts 26:13 When on the road at midday, O king, I saw a light from heaven surpassing the brightness of the sun, flashing about me and those who were traveling with me. AMP


Acts 26:13 right in the middle of the day a blaze of light, light outshining the sun, poured out of the sky on me and my companions. Oh, King, it was so bright! MSG ?

Acts 26:18 to open the eyes of the outsiders so they can see the difference between dark and light, and choose light, see the difference between Satan and God, and choose God. I'm sending you off to present my offer of sins forgiven, and a place in the family, inviting them into the company of those who begin real living by believing in me.'

John 12:36 While you have the Light, believe in the Light [have faith in it, hold to it, rely on it], that you may become sons of the Light and be filled with Light. Jesus said these things, and then He went away and hid Himself from them [was lost to their view]. AMP


John 12:36 As you have the light, believe in the light. Then the light will be within you, and shining through your lives. You'll be children of light." Their Eyes Are Blinded Jesus said all this, and then went into hiding. MSG

Matt 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. AMP


Matt 5:14 "Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. MSG

Eph 5:8 For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [lead the lives of those native-born to the Light]. AMP

1 John 1:7 But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations]. AMP


1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, God himself being the light, we also experience a shared life with one another, as the sacrificed blood of Jesus, God's Son, purges all our sin. MSG

1 John 2:8 Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true (is realized) in Him and in you, because the darkness (moral blindness) is clearing away and the true Light (the revelation of God in Christ) is already shining.

9 Whoever says he is in the Light and [yet] hates his brother [Christian, born-again child of God his Father] is in darkness even until now.

10 Whoever loves his brother [believer] abides (lives) in the Light, and in It or in him there is no occasion for stumbling or cause for error or sin. AMP

Zech 4:8 After that, the Word of God came to me:

9 "Zerubbabel started rebuilding this Temple and he will complete it. That will be your confirmation that God-of-the-Angel-Armies sent me to you.

10 Does anyone dare despise this day of small beginnings? They'll change their tune when they see Zerubbabel setting the last stone in place!" Going back to the vision, the Messenger-Angel said, "The seven lamps are the eyes of God probing the dark corners of the world like searchlights."

11 "And the two olive trees on either side of the lampstand?" I asked. "What's the meaning of them?

12 And while you're at it, the two branches of the olive trees that feed oil to the lamps what do they mean?"

13 He said, "You haven't figured that out?" I said, "No, sir."

14 He said, "These are the two who stand beside the Master of the whole earth and supply golden lamp oil worldwide." MSG VIDEO CHANUKAH LIGHT

Prov 13:9 The light of the [uncompromisingly] righteous [is within him it grows brighter and] rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked [furnishes only a derived, temporary light and] shall be put out shortly. AMP


Prov 13:9 The lives of good people are brightly lit streets; the lives of the wicked are dark alleys. MSG

Prov 4:18 But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day [to be prepared AMP


Prov 4:18 The ways of right-living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine. MSG

Job 22:28 You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God's favor] shall shine upon your ways. AMP


Job 22:28 You'll decide what you want and it will happen; your life will be bathed in light. MSG

Job 33:28 [God] has redeemed my life from going down to the pit [of destruction], and my life shall see the light! AMP

Ps 27:1 THE LORD is my Light and my Salvation whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid? AMP


Ps 27:1 Light, space, zest that's God! So, with him on my side I'm fearless, afraid of no one and nothing. MSG

Ps 97:11 Light is sown for the [uncompromisingly] righteous and strewn along their pathway, and joy for the upright in heart [the irrepressible joy which comes from consciousness of His favor and protection]. AMP


Ps 97:11 Light-seeds are planted in the souls of God's people, Joy-seeds are planted in good heart-soil. MSG

Ps 118:27 The Lord is God, Who has shown and given us light [He has illuminated us with grace, freedom, and joy]. Decorate the festival with leafy boughs and bind the sacrifices to be offered with thick cords [all over the priest's court, right up] to the horns of the altar. AMP


Ps 118:27 God is God, he has bathed us in light. Festoon the shrine with garlands,

hang colored banners above the altar! MSG

Isa 58:8 Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. AMP

Luke 11:34 Your eye is a lamp, lighting up your whole body. If you live wide-eyed in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar.

35 Keep your eyes open, your lamp burning, so you don't get musty and murky.

36 Keep your life as well-lighted as your best-lighted room." MSG

We dont want to end 2012 seeing darkness but seeing things thru light


Ps 30:1 I WILL extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me.

2 O Lord my God, I cried to You and You have healed me.

3 O Lord, You have brought my life up from Sheol (the place of the dead); You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit (the grave).

4 Sing to the Lord, O you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.

5 For His anger is but for a moment, but His favor is for a lifetime or in His favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

6 As for me, in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

7 By Your favor, O Lord, You have established me as a strong mountain; You hid Your face, and I was troubled.

8 I cried to You, O Lord, and to the Lord I made supplication.

9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit (the grave)? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth and faithfulness to men?

10 Hear, O Lord, have mercy and be gracious to me! O Lord, be my helper!

11 You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,

12 To the end that my tongue and my heart and everything glorious within me may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.AMP

Ps 67:1 GOD BE merciful and gracious to us and bless us and cause His face to shine upon us and among us Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

2 That Your way may be known upon earth, Your saving power (Your deliverances and Your salvation) among all nations.

3 Let the peoples praise You [turn away from their idols] and give thanks to You, O God; let all the peoples praise and give thanks to You.

4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You will judge the peoples fairly and guide, lead, or drive the nations upon earth. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

5 Let the peoples praise You [turn away from their idols] and give thanks to You, O God; let all the peoples praise and give thanks to You!

6 The earth has yielded its harvest [in evidence of God's approval]; God, even our own God, will bless us.

7 God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall reverently fear Him. AMP

Ps 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. KJV

Zech 14:6 What a Day that will be! No more cold nights in fact, no more nights!

7 The Day is coming the timing is God's when it will be continuous day. Every evening will be a fresh morning.

Zech 14:9 God will be king over all the earth, one God and only one. What a Day that will be! MSG

Isa 60:1 ARISE [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! AMP


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