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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 'TORAH' PORTION ON THE 'THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK' PAGE

THIS WEEK'S 'TORAH' PORTION: 'PARSHA VAYECHI'

 

READ THE ARTICLE TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE: 2017, A MOST SIGNIFICANT YEAR

 

 

 

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’ PRAYER MEETING

 

The next Emet Ministries' Prayer Meeting for the Jewish people and Israel will take place in the Lion Hall at Hatfield Christian Church, Pretoria on Monday night 30 January 2017 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’ PRETORIA SHABBAT SERVICE

 

The next Emet Ministries' Shabbat service will take place at Houtkruis Church, 346 Pretoria Street, Silverton on Friday night 3 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:    18 FEBRUARY 2017

Venue:                 FOYER HALL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA

Time:                   10h00 - 12h00

Teaching title:     ‘PARSHA’ OF THE WEEK


Invite family and friends as well as Jewish people you know. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.

 

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ JOHANNESBURG EVENTS

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ SATURDAY TEACHING


Teaching date: 25 FEBRUARY 2017

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

Time:                14h00

Teaching title: THE UNIQUENESS OF ISRAEL, THE LAND


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

 

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ SHABBAT TEACHING SEMINAR

 

The next Emet Ministries' Shabbat teaching:


Teaching date: TO BE ANNOUNCED

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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A MOST SIGNIFICANT YEAR

2017 is the anniversary of two very important dates for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel making this year a most significant year.

The first anniversary is the 100th anniversary of the ‘Balfour Declaration’.

The Balfour Declaration was a letter dated 2 November 1917 from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.

The Balfour Declaration states the following:
“His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”

The second anniversary is the 50th anniversary of the ‘Six Day War’ and the liberation of Jerusalem and the Temple site, including the ‘Kotel’ (Western Wall).

The Six-Day War was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967 by Israel and the neighbouring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.

On June 11, a ceasefire was signed. Arab casualties were far heavier than those of Israel: fewer than a thousand Israelis had been killed compared to over 20,000 from the Arab forces.
Israel's military success was attributed to the element of surprise, an innovative and well-executed battle plan, and the poor quality and leadership of the Arab forces.

However the real reason for Israel’s military success was due to the faithfulness of Almighty G-d who promises to always defend His land and the City of Jerusalem.
We see this promise in Zechariah 12:8-9 in which G-d declares: “In that day the Lord will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the Lord before them. It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

This is a prophetic scripture that we are living out in our day.

Another prophetic scripture, also found in the Book of Zechariah declares:
“Behold, the day of the Lord is coming, And your spoil will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem…Then the Lord will go forth And fight against those nations, As He fights in the day of battle. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, Which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, From east to west, Making a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south.” (Zechariah 14:1-4)

This scripture speaks of the Day Yeshua returns to Jerusalem, defeats the enemies of Israel, and sets up His Kingdom in Jerusalem.
And this is why Jerusalem can never be divided, because Yeshua comes back to an undivided Jerusalem under Jewish control.

Which brings me to the conference in Paris on Sunday which ended with a statement much less harshly critical of Israel than what had been anticipated.
In fact, the conference was an embarrassing failure that left its organizers and enemies of Israel fuming and with egg on their faces.

Additionally, US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shortly after the statement to tell him that the US will resist efforts to include even the watered down statement as part of any action taken by the UN Security Council when it meets on Tuesday.

Monday’s meeting of 28 EU foreign ministers in Brussels ended without adopting either UN Security Council Resolution 2334 or the declaration that emerged from the Paris conference on Sunday, handing Israel another diplomatic victory. 

I am thankful for everyone who prayed for the Paris conference on the Middle East, but more importantly, I want to thank G-d for answering our prayers that this international gathering would not result in further harm and undue pressure on Israel.

Although the nations attending this conference thought they were the ones determining the fate of the Land of Israel, this is a right and privilege reserved for G-d alone, and the fact that the international community was left in chaos and confusion about what to do next should come as no surprise, as this is often the case when we seek to defy G-d, His word and His set purposes for Jerusalem and the Jewish people.

You see, the scriptures tell us 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 (Israel) whose God is the Lord, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.”

So, what a significant start to a most significant year.
And with the Trump administration taking office, I watch with huge excitement at what else G-d is going to do for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.

And even more exciting is the fact that we are heading towards the return of Yeshua like an avalanche running down a mountain, continuously gathering speed and unstoppable.

2017, truly a most significant year.

 

 

 

WHO DOES ISRAEL BELONGS TO?

This coming Sunday 15 January, 70 nations will gather in Paris to discuss the creation of a Palestinian state.
In this latest attempt to delegitimize Israel, governments are now saying that they will recognise a Palestinian state regardless of a peace agreement with Israel. They also say that they will recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of this Palestinian state.

In light of this, I would like to ask the question: “who does Israel belong to?”

Israel is a tiny strip of land; no larger than New Jersey in America, no larger than the Kruger National Park in South Africa. However so many peoples and nations try to tell the Israeli people what to do with Israel.
The Arabs lay claim to Israel; the British divided Israel (then Palestine); the Americans and the nations say: ‘divide it some more’; the nations say ‘stop building settlements’;  others say ‘break down the security wall between Israel and the West Bank’ and still others say ‘give half of your ancient capital to your enemies’.

What these nations don’t realize is that by trying to tell Israel what to do, they are trying to tell G-d what to do.
You see Israel belongs to G-d; He calls Israel ‘My land’ - 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.”

In fact, the whole earth belongs to G-d.
Exodus 9:29: “So Moses said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands to the Lord; the thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, that you may know that the earth is the Lord’s.””

And 1 Corinthians 10:26 tells us: “For the earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.”

G-d owns the earth, every land, and every city – including Israel and Jerusalem; and He can give Israel and Jerusalem to whomever He wants – and He doesn’t have to ask anyone’s permission!

So if Israel is G-d’s land, who has He given it to?

Let’s have a look at scripture: In Genesis 17:7, G-d speaking to Abraham, declares: “And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and Your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you, and to your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

And Genesis 17:18-19 makes it very clear that G-d’s covenant goes through Isaac and not Ishmael: “And Abraham said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!” Then God said: “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.””

So we see clearly from Genesis 17:7-8 that G-d gave “ALL the land of Canaan” to the Jewish people as an “EVERLASTING POSSESSION”.
He did not give it to the Arab nations, to the Palestinians, to Hamas or to Hezbollah and definitely not to the UN. He gave it to the Jewish people.

This is confirmed in Psalm 105:8-11 which 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””.

And again, for anyone who would suggest that the promise of the land goes through the line of Ishmael, let me show you one other scripture:
Genesis 35:9-12: “Then God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Padan Aram, and blessed him. And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but Israel shall be your name.” So He called his name Israel. Also God said to him: “I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body. The land which I gave Abraham and Isaac I give to you; and to your descendants after you I give this land.”

And the father of the Jewish people (Israel) is Israel (whose name was once Jacob).

Israel is G-d’s land! So stop telling Israel what to do with their land, By taking on Israel, you are taking on G-d Himself.

To the nations of the world I say: ‘Hands off Israel’, it belongs to G-d. He gave it to the Jewish people and He didn’t need your permission to do so.
You have nothing to do with Israel. In fact Psalm 33:10 declares that “the Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect”.

Israel will stand forever until that glorious day when the Messiah, Yeshua will return to Jerusalem, stand with His feet on the Mount of Olives, fight against the nations who come against Israel and Jerusalem and utterly destroy them.
Then Yeshua will set up His Kingdom in Jerusalem, His city; in Israel, His land – And He won’t consult the USA, the EU, the UN or any of the Arab and Muslim states.

So, my advice to the 70 nations gathering in Paris to discuss the creation of a Palestinian state is: “STOP MEDDLING WITH G-D’S LAND.”

If you do meddle with His land, be prepared to face the consequences.
The awful judgment of Almighty G-d – Joel 3:2: “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.”

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


 

 



 

 

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