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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': 'SHELACH LECHA'

 

 

 

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’ PRETORIA SHABBAT SERVICE

 

The next Emet Ministries' Shabbat service will take place in the Minor Auditorium at Hatfield Christian Church on Friday night 1 July 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’ TEACHING SEMINAR

 

The next Emet Ministries' Saturday morning teaching:

Teaching date:    2 JULY 2016

Venue:                 FOYER HALL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA

Time:                   10h00 - 12h00

Teaching title:     'PARSHA SHELACH LECHA' - TURN YOUR GIANTS INTO VICTORY

 

Ten spies saw giants in the Land of Canaan, yet G-d turned their giants into victory. How did He do this, and how can G-d turn your giants into victory?

Join us as we look at this fascinating 'Torah' portion and delve into the word of G-d to study how G-d will turn your giants into victory.

 

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 EAGLE HALL at Hatfield Christian Church, Pretoria on Monday night 18 July 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’ JOHANNESBURG EVENTS

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ TEACHING SEMINAR


Teaching date: 20 AUGUST 2016

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

Time:                14h00

Teaching title: TO BE ANNOUNCED


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

 

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ TEACHING SEMINAR

 

The next Emet Ministries' teaching:


Teaching date: 16 SEPTEMBER 2016

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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DIE TO SELF

In the book of Genesis, we see that Abraham was totally committed to G-d. He left his country, his people and his family at G-d’s command to go to a ‘strange land’.
When G-d asked Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac, he never hesitated and instantly obeyed G-d. And even though he loved Isaac, he was still prepared to sacrifice Isaac at G-d’s command.

We see here and incredible example of a man who died to self for the L-rd.

Another person who totally died to self for the L-rd was Rav Shaul, the Apostle Paul.

In Acts 21:10-13, we read: “And as we stayed many days, a certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.  When he had come to us, he took Paul's belt, bound his own hands and feet, and said, “Thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’ ” Now when we heard these things, both we and those from that place pleaded with him not to go up to Jerusalem. Then Paul answered, “What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.””

We, too, must die to self.

In Mark 8:34-35, we read this instruction from Yeshua: “When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.””

This instruction is also found in Matthew 16:24-25 and Luke 9:23-24.

Hebrews 12:1 declares: “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”

1 Corinthians 9:27 declares: “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”

2 Timothy 4:7 declares: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

We need to bring our minds and our bodies into subjection to Almighty G-d.
You see, dying to self makes us effective for G-d.
Paul was the greatest of all the apostles and he was the greatest evangelist of his age. He also wrote much of the New Testament.

Through Abraham and his seed, blessing came to all nations as, G-d’s wonderful redemptive plan for mankind came about.

You see, it’s at a point of ‘dying to self’ that we are able to endure anything that is thrown at us by the enemy and by life; and no matter how difficult things become, we are able to overcome any situation and be totally effective for G-d.

And I can testify to this.
In 1991 our beloved daughter tragically died at the age of twenty one.
And in 1996 we had an armed robbery in which four robbers brandishing guns robbed me of my entire business and livelihood.
We had no insurance as the insurance company was busy assessing our security at the time.

Yet, these two difficult events in our lives moulded my wife and I to trust G-d and never take our eyes off Him.
These events humbled us as we realised that our lives and our future was in G-d’s hands; and we knew that He was faithful and that He would never let us down.
There were times that we did not know how we were going to make it through, however G-d never left us and He never forsook us.
He built faith, courage and a love for Him into us that enabled us to step out in faith and obedience and begin Emet Ministries for Him.

And we have recently gone through another burglary. Yet I know that G-d will use this for His glory and for the building of His Kingdom. And I can’t wait to see what will come out of this burglary for the glory of G-d.

I conclude with this: Die to self; put G-d first by bringing your mind and your body into subjection to Him; then allow G-d to use you any way and in any situation.

And like the Apostle Paul, you too will be able to say: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day” (2 Timothy 4:7-8).

 

 

 

IN THE PLACE OF G-D; THE BEST PLACE TO BE

Genesis 39:21-23: “But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners who were in the prison; whatever they did there, it was his doing. The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph's authority, because the LORD was with him; and whatever he did, the LORD made it prosper.”

In the biblical account of the story of Joseph, we see that even under the most adverse conditions, Joseph, who was enslaved, was given authority – both by Potiphar and by the keeper of the prison - and he was trusted with that authority.
Why? Because the L-rd was with Joseph and prospered whatever he did.

But why was the L-rd with Joseph and why did the L-rd prosper whatever Joseph did?

Obviously G-d had already handpicked Joseph to fulfill His plans and purposes; however, I believe that there are other reasons as well.

Firstly, Joseph would not compromise his master, Potiphar, and Joseph would not compromise G-d.
We see this in Genesis 39:8-9 when Joseph, after being approached by Potiphar’s wife to lie with her, said to her: “Look, my master does not know what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand. There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”

Secondly, Joseph would not speak out against G-d or question His circumstances.
In fact, Joseph knew that he was an instrument that G-d was using for His purpose…We see this in Genesis 50:19-20: “Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.””

What an amazing lesson this is!

Joseph did not look at his circumstances; he did not bewail his lot in life.
Here was this favoured son who was now a slave in a strange land; sold into slavery by his own brothers, unjustly accused of attempted rape, and thrown into prison for something that he was innocent of.
Yet because of his heart attitude towards his circumstances and towards G-d, never compromising his relationship with G-d, G-d elevated him to the highest position in Egypt after Pharaoh himself.
And, not only did he excel in that position, he fulfilled the purpose G-d had for his life.

How about you?

Are you content in the L-rd no matter your circumstances?
Are you compromising your relationship with G-d by complaining about your circumstances?
Are you compromising your walk with the L-rd by compromising with the world and its sinfulness?

No matter how difficult your life may seem and no matter how adverse your situation, you too can, like Joseph, look to and trust Almighty G-d. And by living righteous, blameless and holy lives, you can, like Joseph, rise up, defeat your adversities and fulfill the purpose G-d has for your life.

Don’t moan; don’t grumble; don’t compromise G-d and certainly don’t feel sorry for yourself.
Look to and trust Almighty G-d and allow Him to, despite your circumstances, be with you and prosper whatever you do.

And then, in His timing, He will raise you up and elevate you to the highest place in Him.
And once you are ‘in the place of G-d’, like Joseph, you will be G-d’s vessel that He will use to fulfill His purposes through you.

In the place of G-d; that’s the best place to be.


 

 



 

 

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