Messiah in Chanukkah Chapter 5

  1. Kislev Scripture Lesson #5: Help of the Heavenly Father
  2. Help of My Father
  3. The Beloved Son is seated at the Right Hand of the Father

Kislev Scripture Lesson #5: Help of the Heavenly Father:

התשיעי לחדש התשיעי אביעזר הענתתי (לבנימיני) לבן ׀ ימיני ועל מחלקתו עשרים וארבעה אלף׃

הַתְּשִׁיעִי֙ לַחֹ֣דֶשׁ הַתְּשִׁיעִ֔י אֲבִיעֶ֥זֶר הָעַנְּתֹתִ֖י (לבנימיני) לַבֵּ֣ן ׀ יְמִינִ֑י וְעַל֙ מַחֲלֻקְתּ֔וֹ עֶשְׂרִ֥ים וְאַרְבָּעָ֖ה אָֽלֶף׃

1 Chronicles 27:12: “The ninth for the ninth month was Aviezer ha Antoti (la Benymini) [la ben] Yemini; and in his division were 24,000.”

Help of My Father:

The context here is one of national defense.

This verse of scripture is related to “warfare.” There are twelve months in the year:  And you have to be ready to defend yourself during each and every month. The commander of the ninth month of Kislev is Aviezer (Abiezer). The name of Aviezer means, “Help of My Father.” Kislev is the month when the ‘Help’ of the heavenly Father (Avinu Shebashamayim) was sent from heaven and arrived on earth.

Help of My Father.

Kislev 25 is the exact time when the Eternal Light from heaven came down to earth, entered the womb of the blessed Jewess Miryam, and miraculously gave conception to Messiah ben Ha-Elohim. The conception of the Messiah is the fulfillment of God’s promise to place His own Indwelling Presence into the physical womb of a Jewish woman. This miracle ‘Seed’ of the Woman would, therefore, be Divinely empowered to defeat the ‘seed’ of the evil one.

Messiah is our Shepherd-Warrior.

Messiah is the Shepherd-Warrior who Avinu Shebashamayim sent to save us (Israel from the three enemies of our souls: the world, the flesh (ra-ha-yetzer), and the devil. Messiah is our Shepherd-Warrior who perfectly hears, understands, and obeys all of the commandments of our heavenly Father.

Like the glory cloud, all of the Divine Presence dwells within him.

Due to Messiah’s perfect obedience all of the Divine Presence dwells in him bodily. Once Messiah finished His work of atonement and resurrection He triumphantly ascended into heaven and is now seated on our behalf (He is our Advocate) at the Right Hand of the Majesty (ישב לימין הגדלה במרומים).

The Beloved Son is seated at the Right Hand of the Father:

Two additional word pictures are in view here. First, the commander of the rapid response forces assigned to the month of Kislev is described as an Anathotite of the tribe of Benjamin.

Messiah is God’s answer to our (Israel’s) prayers for deliverance.

The Hebrew root word of this term is “anatot” (ענתות). ‘Ana (ענה) means to answer or respond or even to testify. This Hebrew term in total means “answer to prayer.” Kislev is the “ninth” month when the feminine “solution,” “answer” (עַנָת-anat) to our prayers arrived—when our Messiah was conceived in the womb of the royal descendant of King David ben Judah—the Jewess Miryam.

All twelve names of the twelve tribes of Israel are a testimony to the Messiah.

Second, Benyamin means “Son of My Right Hand.” The word Anathotite communicates specifically what faction/function of the Son of the Right Hand is in view here. Therefore, the Messiah ben David is the Son of the Right Hand who is our Help (the answer to our prayers); the Anointed One that the Father has sent to us (*Israel) to deliver us (Israel and the Commonwealth of Israel) from the enemies of God’s Rule.

*Yisra’el means “God’s Rule.”

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