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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: 'Parsha Ki Tavo' 

 

 

VIEW THE 2014 CALENDAR DATES FOR JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND EVENTS UNDER THE "EVENTS" HEADING ON THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO DIARIZE

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ JOHANNESBURG SHABBAT SERVICE

The next Emet Ministries' Shabbat service will take place on Friday night 3 October, at JOURNEY CHURCH, 15 Twain Street, Buccleuch, Johannesburg at 7pm

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

Invite your family and friends; invite Jewish people.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES' PRAYER MEETING FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL

 

The next Emet Ministries' Prayer Meeting for the Jewish people and Israel will take place on Monday night, 6 October in the Foyer Hall at Hatfield Christian Church, Pretoria, at 7pm.

Please join us as we fervently intercede for the Jewish people and Israel.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there


 

EMET MINISTRIES’ PRETORIA SHABBAT / SUKKOTH SERVICE

The next Emet Ministries' Shabbat service in Pretoria will take place in the Minor Auditorium at Hatfield Christian Church, Pretoria on Friday night, 10 October, at 7pm.

Join us after the service for snacks, tea, coffee 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’ SUKKOTH / FEAST OF TABERNACLES CELEBRATION SERVICE

The Emet Ministries' Shabbat / Sukkoth / Feast of Tabernacles celebration service will take place on Friday night, 10 October, in the Minor Auditorium at Hatfield Christian Church, Pretoria at 7pm.

Please join us for a celebration of Israeli dancing and music.

Bring your family, friends and Jewish people you know; it will be a very special evening.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ TEACHING SEMINAR

The next Emet Ministries' Saturday morning teaching:

Teaching date: 11 OCTOBER 2014

Venue:              FOYER HALL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA

Time:                10h00 - 12h00

Teaching title:  'PARSHA' OF THE WEEK

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

 

 

DURBAN EVENTS

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ 'ROSH HASHANA' NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION

Date:                 26 SEPTEMBER 2014

Venue: THE ROCK CHURCH, 1 Tamarind Close, Sunningdale, Umhlanga

Time:                19h00 - 21h00

Bring your family, friends and Jewish people you know; it will be a very special evening.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ MESSIANIC TEACHING AND PRAYER MEETING

The next Emet Ministries' Saturday morning teaching and prayer meeting:

Teaching date: 27 SEPTEMBER 2014

Venue:              THE ROCK CHURCH, 1 Tamarind Close, Sunningdale, Umhlanga

Time:                10h00 - 12h00

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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ROSH HASHANAH

At sunset on the 24th September 2014, corresponding to the last day of the Hebrew month of ‘Elul’, Jewish people all over the world will begin celebrating ‘Rosh Hashanah’, the Jewish New Year.

‘Rosh Hashanah’ literally means ‘head of the year’; it is observed on the first day of ‘Tishrei’ as ordained in the ‘Torah’, in Leviticus 23:24: “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation’”.
This year, ‘Rosh Hashanah’ begins the year 5775 in the Hebrew calendar

‘Rosh Hashanah’, the first of the High Holidays, is also known as ‘Yamim Noraim’ (Days of Awe), or ‘Asseret Yemei Teshuva’ (Ten Days of Repentance). It is the beginning of the most solemn days of the Jewish year, which conclude with ‘Yom Kippur’ (Day of Atonement).

Jewish people believe that on ‘Rosh Hashanah’ the destiny of all mankind is recorded by G-d in the “Book of Life”. The ‘Talmud’ tractate on ‘Rosh Hashanah’ states that three books of account are opened on ‘Rosh Hashanah’, wherein the fate of the wicked, the righteous, and those of an intermediate class are recorded. The names of the righteous are immediately inscribed in the book of life, and they are sealed “to live”, the intermediate class are allowed a respite of ten days until ‘Yom Kippur’ to “repent and become righteous” and the wicked are “blotted out” of the book of the living.

Although ‘Rosh Hashanah’ is widely known and celebrated as the Jewish New Year, it actually has a fourfold meaning: It is the Jewish New Year, the Day of Judgment, the Day of Remembrance, and the Day of ‘Shofar’ Blowing.

Day of Judgment - As Jews worldwide examine their past deeds and asks for forgiveness for their sins.

Day of Remembrance - As Jews review the history of their people and pray for Israel.
Day of ‘Shofar’ Blowing - The ‘Shofar’ (ram’s horn) is blown in ‘shul’ (synagogue) to herald the beginning of the ten day period known as the High Holy Days.

New Year's Day - As Jews celebrate the Jewish New Year with holiday greeting cards, special prayers, and festive and sweet foods (to ensure sweetness in the New Year).

After Rosh Hashanah services, as the congregants leave the synagogue, they say to each other...“May you be inscribed in the Book of Life”

On the first day of ‘Rosh Hashanah’ after the afternoon service, Jews perform ‘tashlich’ (you will cast) when they visit a body of water or a pond; they then throw bread crumbs or pebbles into the water to symbolically “cast away” their sins.

On Rosh Hashanah it is customary for families to gather together for the holiday meal. Traditional foods sweetened with honey, apples and carrots are served, symbolizing sweetness, blessings, abundance and the hope for a sweet year ahead.
The first night's meal begins with apple dipped in honey. ‘Challah’, the bread usually eaten on the ‘Shabbat’ (not braided as the ‘Shabbat Challah’, but instead baked in a circle - a wish that the coming year will roll around smoothly without unhappiness or sorrow), is also dipped in honey before eating the meal.

‘Rosh Hashanah’ is observed as a day of rest (Leviticus 23:24) and the activities prohibited on ‘Shabbat’ and on all Jewish holidays are also prohibited on ‘Rosh Hashanah’.

‘Rosh Hashanah’ is characterized by the blowing of the 'Shofar’, intended to awaken the listener from his or her “slumber” and alert them to the coming judgment.

Sadly, no amount of “bread thrown into water” and no amount of repentance will grant Jewish people forgiveness of sin and everlasting life in heaven.

There is only one way to forgiveness of sin and everlasting life in heaven, and that is through Yeshua and the work of the cross.

I, as an Orthodox Jew who, by the grace of G-d, recognize that Yeshua is the Jewish Messiah we Jews have been waiting for, pray that G-d will remove the veil He has sovereignly place over the minds and hearts of the Jewish people concerning the Messiahship of Yeshua.
He is the Messiah Jewish people are waiting for.

We, at Emet Ministries, take this opportunity to wish Jewish people the world over ‘Shanah Tova’. May the year ahead be a good, sweet year that will be without unhappiness and without sorrow. 

My prayer for my people, whom I love passionately, is that the year ahead for all Jewish people, both in Israel and in the Diaspora, will be filled with blessings, abundance and the hope for a sweet year ahead.
But more than this, I echo the words written by the Apostle Paul in Romans 10:1: “My heart's desire and prayer to God for
Israel is that they may be saved.”

This is the cry of my heart for all Jewish people: This year, through Yeshua, may you truly and eternally be inscribed in the “Book of Life”.

 

 

HAVING THE ZEALOUSNESS OF G-D

The dictionary defines zeal as ‘earnestness or fervour in advancing a cause’.

In fact a zealot (a Jewish sect who resisted the Romans) is defined as ‘an uncompromising or extreme partisan’. One definition describes a zealot as a ‘fanatic’.

What with the current world economic crisis, wars in the Middle East, the Islamic State, the war between Russia and Ukraine, numerous natural disasters around the world and madmen operating out of the Middle East cutting people’s heads off, things are not looking too great in the world…Although all that is happening now is a fulfillment of prophecy.

Coupled with the above, there seems to be more and more fanatics on the world stage - Terrorist fanatics, cult and sect fanatics, racist fanatics, anti-Semitic fanatics, religious fanatics and the list goes on and on.
And we see how a few fanatics can cause much damage and trouble and how dangerous they can be.

Now, most fanatics are usually wrong in their thinking and actions. Yet there is one time when being a fanatic is the absolute correct thing – and that is when one is a fanatic for G-d.
Another way of putting this is when one is ‘zealous for G-d’.

In fact, in Proverbs 23:17-18, We are told to be zealous: “Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day; For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off.”

In Numbers 25:10-13, we read: “Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal. Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace; and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.’”.

Pinchas (Phineas) perpetrated a fanatical act by thrusting a Jewish man and his harlot through their bodies with a javelin. Yet He was honoured and rewarded by G-d for this fanatical act – Why? Because Pinchas did it out of a zealousness for G-d.

In light of this, I have some questions that I would like to put to you:

How zealous are you for G-d?

Do you allow people to blaspheme G-d without reprimanding them?
Do you watch movies or TV programs in which G-d is blasphemed and His name used in vain?
Do you compromise G-d, His word or His righteousness?
Are you ashamed of Yeshua?
Do you stand firm for G-dly righteousness, or do you agree with the world and its unrighteousness?

How zealous are you for righteousness?

David was zealous for righteousness.

In Psalm 139:23-24 David declares: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.”

Although a sinner, because of his zealousness for righteousness, G-d called David ‘a man after My own heart’.

Yeshua Himself says in Revelations 3:19: “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.”

How much of the church compromises when it comes to sin – some even denying that they are sinning?
Although David sinned on more than one occasion, he was zealous for righteousness and quick to repent.

How zealous are you for the Jewish people?

I wonder how much of the church is zealous for the salvation of the Jewish people? Jesus is Jewish and His family of the flesh are the Jewish people.
Are you zealous for the salvation of the Jewish people?

Are those of you who know Jewish people fulfilling your G-d given mandate as a believer by taking the gospel to the only people group mentioned BY NAME in the bible – the Jewish people?
If you don’t know Jewish people, are you at least earnestly praying for their salvation?

In Zechariah 1:14, we read: “So the angel who spoke with me said to me, “Proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts: “I am zealous for Jerusalem And for Zion with great zeal.” ’ ”
How much of the church has G-d’s heart of zealousness for the Jewish people, Israel and Jerusalem?

How zealous are you for G-d’s Kingdom? Are you zealously being an instrument G-d can use to build His Kingdom?

Zealousness for G-d and the things of G-d is one area where it is absolutely fine to be fanatical.

The words fanatic or fanatical usually conjure up negative connotations.
However, having a fanatical zeal for G-d, having a fanatical zeal for Yeshua; having a fanatical zeal for righteousness and holiness; having a fanatical zeal for the Jewish people, Israel and Jerusalem; having a fanatical zeal to take to message of salvation to all people; and having a fanatical zeal to “provoke the Jewish people to jealousy so that they may be saved”…

Is a very, very good thing




 


Newsflash

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ TEACHINGS AVAILABLE ON CD

  • NEW ‘Parshah Beha’alotecha’ – You Have the Holy Spirit; That’s All You Need
  • NEW ‘Parshah Balak’ – The Lessons of ‘Parshah Balak’
  • NEW ‘Parshah Va’etchanan’ – Love the L-RD Your G-D
  • ‘Parshah Vayishlach’ – Ya’akov, the father of the Jewish people
  • ‘Parshah Shemot’ – Let My people Go
  • ‘Parshah Mishpatim’ – The Consequence of Disobeying G-D’S Instruction
  • ‘Parshah Ki tisa’ – consecrate the altar of your heart
  • ‘Parshah Chayei Sarah’ – It’s Not About Us; It’s About The Mission
  • Prophecy Regarding the Jewish People, Israel and the Times
  • Enduring to the End
  • ‘Yom Ha Shoa’, ‘Yom Hazikaron’ and ‘Yom Ha’atzmaut’ – The Significance
  • Pre 1967 Borders, Jerusalem and the Church
  • ‘Parashat Pinchas’ - Being Zealous for G-D, the Jewish people and Israel
  • ‘Rosh Hashanah’, the ten days of awe and ‘Yom Kippur’ - redemption


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TRUST WITH US FOR A BUILDING

As Emet Ministries has expanded, the time has come for us to trust the LORD for a building that can incorporate an auditorium, offices and a Jewish cultural centre.

Please pray with us for a building in the correct location.

Luke 24:47

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

Luke 24:47 

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