Well its that time of year again, Chag Yeshua (the Feast of Deliverance, or the Feast of Yeshua) is coming up. Every year the 12th through the 18th of Elul are set aside to celebrate the Feast of Chag Yeshua, commemorating the deliverance of the Jews in Egypt from Ptolemy IV Philopater in 217 BCE. It is no coincidence that the month of Elul is often called "the month of mercy". The Chag Yeshua story is the subject of 3rd Maccabees. This year Chag Yeshua will run from Aug. 30- Sept. 5 2012.
While the general theme of 3rd Maccabees (deliverance) is common in the Scriptures (deliverance from: Pharaoh, Haman, Antiochus Epiphanies etc.) the Chag Yeshua story is unique because it names only two protagonists. These two named in the Chag Yeshua story of 3rd Maccabees are Simon the High Priest and Eleazar the Priest, and they are both prayer warriors. This is no accident, the lesson of the Chag Yeshua story is the power of prayer. Simon’s prayer is found in 3rd Maccabees 2:1-20. This Simon, “Simon the Righteous” (219-196 B.C.E.), was one of the last members of the Great Assembly which had been established by Ezra. The Mishna says:
Simeon the Righteous was of the remnants
of the Great Assembly. He used to say, “On three
things the world stands: On the Torah,
On the [Temple] Service,
and on acts of piety (chasidim).
Ben Sira calls him “the leader of his brothers and the pride of his people.” (50:1) and dedicates an entire chapter to his good reputation (Sira 50). Simon was the earliest post-biblical sage cited in the Mishna. The climax of the story follows a prayer by Eleazar the Priest (3Macc. 6:1-15).
The Chag Yeshua story lays out the deliverance from Israel and the place that intercessory prayer played in that deliverance.
This is a great time of year to engage in intercessory prayer for the salvation of all Israel and Judah!
Chag Yeshua is also a great time to celebrate our salvation through Yeshua the Messiah!
It was during the month of Elul and almost certainly during the days of Chag Yeshua that Rabbi Kaduri wrote his now famous note declaring that Yeshua is the Messiah!
Baruch HaShem YHWH! He will lift the people and prove that His Word and His Torah are valid!
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