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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': 'DEVARIM' 

 

 

 

VIEW THE 2015 (5775 / 5776) 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 takes place at Houtkruis Church, 346 Pretoria Street, Silverton, Pretoria on Friday night 7 August at 7pm.

Join us after the service for 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: 8 AUGUST 2015

Venue:              FOYER HALL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA

Time:                10h00 - 12h00

Teaching title:  'PARSHA EIKEV' - Faith, Obedience and Persistence

 

Join us as we look at this fascinating 'parsha' which prophesies the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua and looks at G-d's blessings for faith, obedience and persistence

 

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 17 August 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’ JOHANNESBURG SHABBAT SERVICE


The next Emet Ministries' Shabbat service will take place on Friday night 21 August at TURNING POINT MINISTRIES, 1st floor, MF Auto Centre, Corner North Rand Rd and Herman Pieters Rd, Boksburg at 7pm.

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

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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‘TISHA B’AV’

At sunset on the 25th July 2015 Jews all over the world begin the annual 24 hour fast of ‘Tisha B’Av’ (the ninth day of the Hebrew month of ‘Av’).
The fast commemorates the destruction of the First and Second temples in Jerusalem which occurred about 656 years apart, but on the same date. Accordingly, ‘Tisha B’Av’ has been called the “saddest day in Jewish history”.

According to Jewish writings, ‘Tisha B’Av’ actually commemorates five events:
1.    The twelve spies sent by Moses to observe the land of Canaan returned from their mission. Two of the scouts, Joshua and Caleb, brought a positive report, but the others spoke disparagingly about the land which caused the Children of Israel to cry, panic and despair of ever entering the “Promised Land”. For this, their punishment from G-d was that their generation would not enter the land. Because of the Israelites' lack of faith, G-d decreed that for all generations this date would become one of crying and misfortune for their descendants, the Jewish people. The account of this is found in the bible in the book of Numbers, chapters 13–14.

2.    The First Temple built by King Solomon as well as the Southern Kingdom of Judah was destroyed by the Babylonians led by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BCE and the Judeans were sent into the Babylonian exile.

3.    The Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE, scattering the people of Judea and commencing the Jewish exile from the Holy Land.

4.    Simon Bar Kochba’s revolt against Rome failed in 135 CE. Bar Kochba was killed, and the city of Betar was destroyed.

5.    Following the Roman siege of Jerusalem, the razing of Jerusalem occurred the next year.

According to the ‘Talmud’, the destruction of the Second Temple began on the ninth of ‘Av’ and was finally consumed by the flames the next day on the Tenth of ‘Av’.

The ‘Tisha B'Av’ fast lasts about 24 hours, beginning at sunset on the eve of ‘Tisha B'Av’ and ending at nightfall the next day. In addition, mourning customs similar to those applicable to the ‘shiva’ period (seven days of mourning) immediately following the death of a close relative are traditionally followed for at least part of the day, including sitting on low stools, refraining from work, and not greeting others.
Other calamities associated with ‘Tisha B'Av’ are:

•    Jews were expelled from England in 1290.
•    The ‘Alhambra Decree’ of 1492, expelling the Jews from Spain, took effect on the 7th of ‘Av’, just two days before ‘Tisha B'Av’.
•    On the eve of ‘Tisha B'Av’ 1942, the mass deportation began of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto, en route to Treblinka.

On a visit to Israel, my wife and I were in Jerusalem on ‘Tisha B’Av’. We were in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem near the Dung Gate (which is the entrance to the ‘Kotel’ or Western Wall) and we observed hundreds of Jews hurriedly walking to the ‘Kotel’ to begin ‘Tisha B’Av’.
Suddenly I began to weep as I saw the earnestness with which these devout Jews were walking to the ‘Kotel’; hoping to please G-d.
I realized that there was nothing they could do to please G-d except receive the gift of salvation offered through Yeshua. I also realized that this would not happen unless someone would inform them that Yeshua is the ‘Mashiach’ (Messiah) they were waiting for. This is G-d’s mandate for the church, and this is the mandate of Emet Ministries.

As we think of all the calamities which have befallen the Jewish people over the years during this period of ‘Tisha B’Av’; as our hearts cry out with their hearts over all the atrocities that have befallen the Jewish people throughout the ages, let us continue to pray and trust for their salvation. Let us pray that G-d removes the veil that He has sovereignly placed over the hearts and minds of the Jewish people concerning the Messiahship of Yeshua. Let us pray that G-d will thrust out workers into the Jewish harvest field.
Even more than this, let us take the good news of Yeshua to them ourselves.

My brothers and sisters of the flesh need to hear about their Jewish Messiah, Yeshua, so that they too, can have the chance of salvation, the forgiveness of sin and eternal life in heaven.

Jewish people have suffered many calamities over ‘Tisha B’Av’; however, no calamity for a Jewish person is worse than dying without Yeshua.

 

 

 

YOUR HELP IS IN THE L-RD

Many times we expect G-d to do things our way.

This usually will not happen as G-d always does things His way as His way is perfect.
We see this in Psalm 33:8-12: “Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.”

We can’t tell G-d what to do, how to do it or when to do it.

Regarding the Jewish people and Israel, G-d chose the Jewish people as His chosen people and He chose to give His land, Israel, to the Jewish people.
Even though all three monotheistic religions lay claim to Jerusalem, G-d chose to give Jerusalem to the Jewish people, and He chose to make an undivided Jerusalem under Jewish control the capital of His land.
He doesn’t need to ask our permission or the permission of church leaders, Muslim clerics, President Obama or any other world leader or organisation to do this.

A friend of mine who lives in Israel once said that ‘the Israeli government, the IDF, the Mossad and the people are SO self-dependent, SO far from asking His help’.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, his cabinet and the Israel Defence Force (IDF) have to stop looking to themselves for answers to the hugely complex situation in Israel and the Middle East. Instead, Mr. Netanyahu and his cabinet should look to the example of the greatest king of Israel, King David, who always inquired of the L-rd.

And, instead of looking to themselves for answers, they should rather inquire of the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and allow Him to lead and guide them to His perfect solution.

Psalm 124:8 declares: "Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”

Emet Ministries was founded on the principle of “Inquiring of the Lord”; and it is a principle we follow to this day.
Before taking a decision, we inquire of the L-rd to get His direction for the ministry.

How about you?

Do you look to yourself or to man for answers to difficult situations that you might face or do you inquire of the L-rd and allow Him to lead and guide you to that perfect solution?

Often we face difficult or complex situations that overwhelm us, and instead of looking to G-d for the answers, we look elsewhere - to man, the bank manager, the psychologist, a Rabbi or a church leader.
Sometimes we even make decisions on our own, which many times fail.

Proverbs 12:15 tells us: “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who heeds counsel is wise.”

G-d clearly instructs us not to put our trust in man; we see this in Psalm 146:3-5: “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help. His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; in that very day his plans perish. Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 declares: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
Verse 7 goes onto say: “Do not be wise in your own eyes”.

Clearly G-d is saying to us not look elsewhere for solutions to difficult situations, but rather to look to the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and allow Him to direct you.

When facing difficult or challenging situations, remember what the psalmist wrote in Psalm 124:8 and remember that ‘your help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth’.


 

 



 

 

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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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