Emet Ministries

Yeshua’s birth through Jewish eyes

An article by Mitch Glaser, President of Chosen People Ministries, partnering with Emet Ministries

We celebrate two great festivals of deliverance and joy during December. One of the holidays is observed by Christians and the other by Jewish people. There is some crossover today as, once in a while, I find a Christmas tree capped with a Jewish star or see a Jewish person with a Hanukkah bush in their home!

Sometimes this is done to ease the tension of a mixed marriage by bringing the holidays together for the sake of the children. Rarely is there recognition that, at its root, Christmas is a Jewish holiday, and Hanukkah finds its ultimate fulfilment in Yeshua, the Messiah and Light of the world.

Believe me, it is not easy to persuade the most ardent adherents that the above is true, but when recognised, it brings a greater delight and joy to each of the holidays. Let me explain by reminding us of the story of both holidays, beginning with Christmas.

G-d’s Divine Nature

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In Exodus 34:6-7 we receive a revelation of G-d’s Divine nature: “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin”

The Hebrew of the above scripture is: “ADONAI, ADONAI, EL rachum ve’channun, erech apayim, ve’rav chesed v’emet; no’tzer chesed lo’a’lo’afim, no’seh a’von va’phesha v’chata’a ve’nakeh”

The Jewish Church

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The first about fifty to one hundred thousand Christians were mostly Jewish! This may seem like an astonishing statement, however, Acts 1:15 tells us that the 120 men and women, waiting in the Upper Room, who included the apostles, were all Jewish. In fact, it is safe to say that the first 3120 Christians were all Jewish. Allow me to explain this.

Words from our leadership

Vision Statement

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

Manfred Nochomowitz

Jewish people are not just 'another people group'; they are the most strategic people group.

Bible Reading for today

And that the remission of sins should be preached in His Name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem...

Luke 24:47

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..

Rom 1:16

For by Grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works, least anyone should boast...

Eph 2:8-9