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EMET MINISTRIES’ VISION STATEMENT

Ministering the truth of the gospel to the Jewish people and the truth of the Jewish people and Israel to the church

 

 

 

READ THIS WEEK'S 'PARSHA' ON THE 'THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK' PAGE

THIS WEEK'S 'PARSHA': 'VAYEITZEI'

 

 

 

VIEW THE 2015 / 2016 (5776 / 5777) CALENDAR DATES FOR JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND EVENTS UNDER THE "EVENTS" HEADING ON THE TOP OF THIS PAGE


 

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO DIARIZE

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ TEACHING SEMINAR

 

The next Emet Ministries' Saturday morning teaching:

Teaching date:    10 DECEMBER 2016

Venue:                 FOYER HALL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA

Time:                   10h00 - 12h00

Teaching title:     'PARSHA VAYEITZEI'

 

‘Parsha Vayeitzei’ contains one of the most powerful prophecies in the Bible; a prophecy that our generation has been privileged to see come about.   Come and join us as we look at this wonderful and amazing 'Torah' portion.

Invite family and friends as well as Jewish people you know.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you

 

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ PRAYER MEETING

 

The next Emet Ministries' Prayer Meeting for the Jewish people and Israel will take place in the Lion Hall at Hatfield Christian Church, Pretoria on Monday night 9 January 2017 at 7pm.

Join us as we fervently intercede for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.

 

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ PRETORIA SHABBAT SERVICE

 

The next Emet Ministries' Shabbat service will take place in the Minor Auditorium at Hatfield Christian Church on Friday night 13 January 2017 at 7pm.


Join us after the service for tea, coffee, snacks and great fellowship.


Invite family and friends as well as Jewish people you know. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.

 

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ JOHANNESBURG EVENTS

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ SATURDAY TEACHING


Teaching date: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Venue:              JOURNEY CHURCH, 15 TWAIN STREET, BUCCHLEUCH, JOHANNESBURG

Time:                14h00

Teaching title: THE UNIQUENESS OF ISRAEL, THE LAND


Invite your family and friends; invite Jewish people. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ SHABBAT TEACHING SEMINAR

 

The next Emet Ministries' Shabbat teaching:


Teaching date: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Venue:              TURNING POINT MINISTRIES, 1st FLOOR, M F AUTO CENTRE, CORNER NORTH RAND RD & HERMAN PIETERS RD, BOKSBURG

Time:                19h00

Teaching title:  TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

Invite your family and friends; invite Jewish people. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

 

TO THE JEW FIRST

ROMANS 1:16: “FOR I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, FOR IT IS THE POWER OF GOD TO SALVATION FOR EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES, FOR THE JEW FIRST AND ALSO FOR THE GREEK.”

 

 


PROVOKE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO SALVATION

ROMANS 11:11: "I SAY THEN, HAVE THEY (THE JEWISH PEOPLE) STUMBLED THAT THEY SHOULD FALL? CERTAINLY NOT! BUT THROUGH THEIR FALL, TO PROVOKE THEM TO JEALOUSY (SO THAT THEY MAY BE SAVED), SALVATION HAS COME TO THE GENTILES"

 

 

 

JEWISH PEOPLE ARE NOT JUST 'ANOTHER PEOPLE GROUP'; THEY ARE THE MOST STRATEGIC PEOPLE GROUP

 

 

 

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G-D’S JUDGEMENT

The ‘parsha’ this week, ‘Parsha Vayeitzei’, tells us that when Jacob left Be’ersheva for Haran, he stopped at a place for the night and had a dream.
In this dream, G-d stood over Jacob and promised to give him and his descendants the land on which he lay and bring Jacob back to the land.

In light of what is happening in Israel, the constant threat of war and the recent fires which devastated Israel - some who which were deliberately set by Arab terrorists, this is a very important scripture.

According to the Arab world, Israel is the aggressor because she dares to defend her citizens, and that the constant spate of terrorist attacks, stabbings, shootings and now, arson – which are specifically aimed at civilians, is justified.

The reason given is that the Jewish “occupiers” must give the land back to the Arabs living in the West Bank and Gaza, including East Jerusalem.

Allow me to quote some scripture regarding this.

Firstly, in this week’s ‘parsha’, in Genesis 28:13-15, G-d tells Jacob: “I am the LORD God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants…Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.””

Psalm 105:8-11 declares: “He remembers His covenant forever, The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations, The covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac, and confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant, Saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan As the allotment of your inheritance””

In Genesis 17:18 we read that when G-d made a covenant with Abraham and his descendants, Abraham said to G-d: “Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!” - insinuating that the covenant would be established through Ishmael. However, in Genesis 17:19, G-d said to Abraham: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him.” This clearly and without doubt shows that the covenant G-d made with Abraham goes through Isaac, then through Jacob (later renamed Israel by Almighty G-d Himself), and then to the Jewish people.

The Jewish people are not occupiers of Israel. G-d gave Israel – the entire Israel – to them…not to the Arabs or to anyone else.
In fact, the Arabs living in the West Bank and Gaza are mere guests in Israel.

And G-d will never allow Israel to be divided…and certainly not Jerusalem.
Allow me to show you from scripture what G-d says to those who have divided and still want to divide Israel: Joel 3:1-2: ““For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.””

verse 16 continues: “But the LORD will be a shelter for His people, and the strength of the children of Israel” .

And verses 19-21 concludes: “Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom a desolate wilderness, because of violence against the people of Judah, for they have shed innocent blood in their land. But Judah shall abide forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.”

To the world, the Muslim world and the church I say this: G-d gave Israel to the Jewish people and to no one else.

Allow me to remind you of what happened to the ancestor of the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians, his name was Goliath.
David, a mere lad, said to Goliath: “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you.” (1 Samuel 17:45-46).
And we know what happened to Goliath – David killed him and cut off his head.

I want to caution the Arab and Muslim world; you are not fighting against Israel. You are fighting against the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Himself…the only true G-d.
And, like your ancestor Goliath, you will lose and your head will be cut off.

I also want to caution those in the church and in the world who sympathise and stand with the Arabs living in the West Bank and Gaza against Israel, Joel 3:2 tells us that G-d will enter into judgment with you on account of His people, His heritage Israel.

Joel 3:16 tells us that the L-rd will be a shelter for His people and the strength of the children of Israel, and Joel 3:21 tells us that Judah (the Jewish people) shall abide forever, and Israel and Jerusalem from generation to generation.

Israel is G-d’s chosen land and He chose to give His land to the Jewish people.
You either work with G-d and the Jewish people or you work against G-d and the Jewish people.
You either stand with Israel or you stand against Israel.
You either stand with G-d or you stand with the very people who hate the Jewish people, Israel and Christians.

Remember what David did to the Philistine, Goliath because the only true G-d, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was his shelter and his strength. Goliath the Philistine had no answer to Almighty G-d and his god could not help him.

So my council is: stand with Israel, not against Israel or incur the judgement of Almighty G-d, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.



 

 

WHAT WILL THE MESSIAH SAY?

Isaiah 40:1-5: ““Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the LORD’S hand double for all her sins.” The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.””

Many Jewish people, as well as many professing Christians, are eagerly waiting for the ‘Mashiach’, the Messiah.
I, myself, am eagerly waiting for the ‘Mashiach’ to come to earth and set up His Kingdom in Jerusalem from where He will rule and reign.

However, what will He say when He gets here?

The above scripture is a wonderful portion of scripture that is part command, and part prophecy.

The ‘command’ is: ““Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned”.
And who is the L-rd asking to “comfort His people”? The church!

So, is the church comforting the Jewish people? Some are. However, I believe that it is only a portion of the church.
Let’s face it; the track record of the church towards the Jewish people throughout the ages has not been very good.

But that is not the ‘true church’.
This is correct. The church that murdered, persecuted and oppressed the Jewish people throughout the ages is not the born again, Spirit filled church of today.
However, how many of today’s born again, Spirit filled church is publicly and boldly comforting the Jewish people and standing with Israel?

In fact, how many of today’s born again, Spirit filled church is fulfilling the G-d given mandate to “provoke the Jewish people to jealousy so that they may be saved”?
Very, very few…and it is the fault of church leadership, not laity. 

However, we have the privilege of partnering with some churches – both locally and abroad – that are fervently fulfilling the G-d given mandate to take the gospel to all people; beginning with the Jewish people.
And I praise G-d for these wonderful churches who are totally fulfilling the biblical command to “comfort G-d’s chosen people and Jerusalem” and who are provoking the Jewish people to salvation.
And these churches are extremely blessed.

Now, the prophetic part of Isaiah 40:1-5 is both prophetic of the past and of the future.

In verse 3, the prophet Isaiah says: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”
Here, Isaiah is speaking of John the Baptist who prepared the way of the first coming of Yeshua…Matthew 3:1-3: “In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.’ ”

However, I believe that G-d wants His church to be instrumental in preparing the way for the return of the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua.
And Isaiah prophesies in verse 5 that in ‘That Day’, “…the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together”.

The glorious day will come when Yeshua will come back to Jerusalem, set up His Kingdom and “all flesh will see His glory”.

And, when Yeshua returns to Jerusalem and looks at the track record of the church regarding His Jewish brothers and sisters, what will He say?

To some of the church He will say: “well done, good and faithful servants”.
However, what will He say to the rest of the church?


 

 



 

 

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