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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': 'MISHPATIM' 

 

 

 

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’ SPECIAL EVENT IN CAPE TOWN

 

'G-D'S HEART FOR ISAAC AND ISHMAEL' SEMINAR

Teaching date: FRIDAY 18 & SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2016

Venue:              EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, CORNER MARAIS AND MAIN ROADS, SEA POINT

Time:                18 MARCH 19h00 - 21h00;     19 MARCH 09h00 - 14h00

 

Join us as, together with and Egyptian brother and the David & Jonathan Foundation, we look at G-d's heart for the Jewish people and the Muslims.


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

 

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ PRETORIA SHABBAT SERVICE

 

The next Emet Ministries' Shabbat service will take place at Houtkruis Church, 346 Pretoria Street, Silverton on Friday night 5 February 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: 6 FEBRUARY 2016

Venue:              LION HALL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA

Time:                10h00 - 12h00

Teaching title:  'PARSHA YITRO' - FULFILLING YOUR HIGHEST MISSION

 

Join us as we look at this fascinating 'parsha' showing the Mosaic Covenant, the purpose of the Exodus, and looking at the highest mission we can fulfil for Almighty G-d.


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

 

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ PRAYER MEETING

 

The next Emet Ministries' Prayer Meeting for the Jewish people and Israel takes place in the FOYER HALL at Hatfield Christian Church, Pretoria on Monday night 22 February 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


Dates for 2016 to be announced

 

 

 

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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ON YOUR FACE

1 Samuel 12:20-21: “Then Samuel said to the people, “Do not fear. You have done all this wickedness; yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart. And do not turn aside; for then you would go after empty things which cannot profit or deliver, for they are nothing.””

In the above scripture we see that Samuel tells the children of Israel not to fear because of the wickedness they have done in the past. He tells them to turn to G-d, to serve Him with all their hearts, and to follow G-d rather than follow “empty things which cannot profit or deliver, for they are nothing”.

Sadly, most people follow “empty things which cannot profit or deliver”; and these “empty things” mean nothing.
In a word, they are meaningless.

What are these “empty things”: Wealth; career; materialism; social stature; promoting ungodly causes?

There is nothing wrong with having wealth, following a career, and having an influence in society – If they are used to the glory of the L-rd.
Wealth is good - If you share it with those who are less fortunate than you.
A career is good, and having an influence in society is good – If you use it to further G-d’s kingdom.
Even promoting a cause is good – If it is a G-dly cause.

Unfortunately, the world is in a wicked place and, sadly, many of the causes promoted today include: abortion; same sex marriage; and even supporting a Palestinian state.
All of this is completely unbiblical - “empty things which cannot profit or deliver”.

Allow me to quote some scriptures:

Numbers 16:4: “So when Moses heard it, he fell on his face”

Numbers 16:22: “Then they fell on their faces”

Numbers 16:44-45: “And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Get away from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.” And they fell on their faces”

Instead of following “empty things which cannot profit or deliver”, we should rather be on our faces before Almighty G-d.

Allow me to quote the glorious words spoken to the Jewish people in 1 Samuel 12:22: “For the LORD will not forsake His people (Israel), for His great name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make Israel His people.”
I want to encourage you to stop following “empty things which cannot profit or deliver” .
Rather, turn back and follow the only true G-d; the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and His Son (and mankind’s Saviour), the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua.
And, as you turn away from wickedness and turn to G-d, as with the Jewish people and the Land of Israel, He will not forsake you either.

I end with this: In everything that you do, the best place to be is on your face before Almighty G-d.

 

 

 

WHAT WILL 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’.
I, myself, am eagerly waiting for the ‘Mashiach’, the Messiah, 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’ part of Isaiah 40:1-5 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”? I believe that Messiah’s heart is for His church to comfort His brothers and sisters of the flesh, the Jewish people.

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, some of the church publicly stands against Israel…They obviously don’t know their Bible.

I talked with a professing Christian who believes that Israel is some demonic nation out to kill innocent Arabs.
Is he an anti-Semite…Maybe! Is he ignorant of G-d’s heart, plans and purposes for the Jewish people and Israel that will usher in the return of the Messiah…definitely!

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, as a ministry, have the privilege of partnering with some churches – in South Africa 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 who publicly and boldly stand with Israel and Jerusalem and who are provoking the Jewish people to salvation.
And these churches are truly 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 “…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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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.

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

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