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
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IMPORTANT DATES TO DIARIZE
EMET MINISTRIES’ PRETORIA SHABBAT SERVICE
The next Emet Ministries' Shabbat service in Pretoria will take place at Houtkruis Church, 346 Pretoria Street, Silverton, Pretoria on Friday night, 1 August, 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’ TEACHING SEMINAR
The next Emet Ministries' Saturday morning teaching:
Teaching date: 2 AUGUST 2014
Venue: FOYER HALL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA
Time: 10h00 - 12h00
Teaching title: THE FOUR THEMES OF THE BIBLE - PART 2
Invite your family and friends; invite Jewish people. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.
EMET MINISTRIES’ JOHANNESBURG SHABBAT SERVICE
The next Emet Ministries' Shabbat service will take place on Friday night 22 August, 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, 25 August, in the Lion 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’ MESSIANIC TEACHING AND PRAYER MEETING FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL
The next Emet Ministries' Saturday morning teaching and prayer meeting:
Date: 26 JULY 2014
Venue: THE ROCK CHURCH, 1 TAMARIND CLOSE, SUNNINGDALE, UMHLANGA
Time: 10h00 - 12h00
TO THE JEW FIRST
FIGHTING AGAINST THE G-D OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB
As of this writing, the cease fire proposed by Egypt and accepted by the Israeli cabinet was refused by Hamas. This is a travesty. They are suicidal and sick with blood lust. Israel was (and is) prepared to halt all military activity if Hamas stops shooting rockets and missiles at Israel. However, they are not willing.
Instead, as the result of the brutally cynical strategy of Hamas - humans shielding military targets – innocent non-combatants have been killed.
Hamas and the world can try and justify the sad deaths of innocent people by making Israel out to be the aggressor and uncaring militants, but, if you are totally honest with yourselves, Hamas does not care about their own people who they claim to represent; and they will rather sacrifice the lives of their own people – innocent men, women and children.
Let their blood be upon your own heads.
The amazing thing is that, though over 1000 rockets have been fired on Israeli towns and cities, only one Israeli has been killed.
It could have been so much worse. Yesterday I phoned my family in Israel, and when I asked how they were doing, they said that even though it is uncomfortable, they carry on as usual…what an amazing people.
Yet, should we be amazed that, though over 1000 rockets have been fired on Israeli towns and cities, only one Israeli has been killed. Not really.
You see, G-d has always promised to be Israel’s defender and to fight for Israel.
According to the Arab world, Israel is the aggressor because she dares to defend her citizens, and that the shooting of thousands of rockets and missiles into Israel – which are specifically aimed at civilians – is justified.
The reason given is that the Jewish “occupiers” need to give land back to the Arabs living in the West Bank and Gaza including East Jerusalem.
Allow me to quote some scripture regarding this.
In Genesis 28:13-15, G-d tells Jacob: “And behold, the LORD stood above it and said: “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 go 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.”
The covenant made with Abraham goes through Jacob, later renamed ‘Israel’, by G-d Himself.
The Jewish people are not occupiers of the West Bank and Gaza (actually Judea and Samaria)…G-d gave Israel – the ENTIRE Israel – to them…not to the Arabs nor to anyone else.
In fact, the Arabs living in the West Bank and Gaza are mere guests in Israel.
Anyway, 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 Arab and Muslim world I say this: Shoot as many rockets and missiles as you want. Jump up and down all you want. Complain and whine all you want.
G-d gave Israel to the Jewish people and to no one else.
And for those who propose a ‘Two State solution’, you obviously don’t know your bible.
Allow me to remind you, Hamas of what happened to your ancestor, 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).
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.
DAVID AGAINST GOLIATH
Residents of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv were shocked Tuesday night to hear air raid sirens, followed by explosions as the Iron Dome air defense system intercepted projectiles launched at the cities from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
Others smashed into buildings and cars, causing damage but no fatalities.
Public bomb shelters were opened in Jerusalem while the IDF announced it had counted at least 120 rockets fired into the Jewish State on Tuesday alone.
Following the strikes on the capital, the government announced plans to activate up to 40,000 reserve soldiers to support Operation Protective Edge, which has already included over 150 air strikes against terrorist infrastructure in the Strip. “We will now activate all of our force and take all the time that is needed in various stages in order to reach victory,” said IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz.
Once again, Israel is painted as the aggressor, using unnecessary force to stop the firing of hundreds of rockets and missiles into Israel.
Here is the thing; all this came about because cowardly terrorists kidnapped three innocent Israeli teenagers and murdered them.
As grief stricken as the nation was, they conducted themselves in a dignified and civilized way.
And, yes, the Israel IDF went into Gaza to try and find the three Israeli teenagers and they did arrest many Arabs in order to try and find the teenagers; and they did use a certain amount of force.
Show me any civilized country on the face of the earth that will not do anything to find three of their kidnapped teenagers, using any means at their disposal, even force.
When an Arab teenager was brutally murdered, the Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza went into their usual frenzy, rampaging in the streets like wild animals.
Now I don’t for one minute condone the brutal murder of the young Arab boy. In fact it saddens me that my people would stoop to that level.
However the Israeli government immediately went into action and arrested the perpetrators who confessed to the murder.
I haven’t seen the Palestinian Authority or Hamas do much to arrest the cowardly murderers of the three Israeli teenagers.
And I doubt that they have the guts to confess to the murders.
Then Hamas began firing rockets at Israel’s main cities and because Israel dare defend herself and her citizens against hundreds of rockets and missiles, Israel is labelled the aggressor.
And yes, innocent civilians have died and have been injured. However who is to blame? Israel, who told the Arab civilians that they were going to launch an attack against certain buildings, or Hamas who told innocent men, women and children to stand on the rooftops of those buildings.
Only cowards hide behind women and children.
Something is very wrong here.
What country on the face of the earth will not do anything to defend its citizens against one rocket attack; never mind hundreds of rocket attacks.
The Arabs living in the West Bank and Gaza are often referred to as ‘David’ fighting against the ‘Goliath’, Israel.
Allow me to say that the true ‘David’ is Israel and the true ‘Goliath’, who was a Philistine, and of whom the Palestinians are direct relatives, are Hamas and other terrorist and fundamentalist groups.
You see, David was a refined, godly man; and Goliath was a wild ungodly man.
And like the Jewish David in the bible, Israel, too, can say: ““For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” Then David said to the Philistine, “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. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.”” (1 Samuel 17:26; 45-46)