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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': 'Va'etchanan'

 

READ THE ARTICLE TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE: 'A Most Significant Year - Part 2'

 

VIEW THE 2016 / 2017 (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 on Monday night 28 August at 7pm.


Join us as we fervently pray for the Jewish people, Israel and Jerusalem.


There is power in collective prayer, so please join us. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES SEPTEMBER SHABBAT SERVICE - GUEST SPEAKER - PASTOR ISRAEL POCHTAR

Pastor Israel Pochtar, from Ashdod, Israel will be the guest speaker at the Emet Ministries Shabbat service on the 1st September. This will take place in the Function hall at Hatfield Christian Church, Pretoria at 7pm.

All are welcome, and we encourage you to bring your family, friends and Jewish people you know; you will be blessed by Pastor Israel Pochtar.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES PRETORIA SHABBAT SERVICE

The next Emet Ministries Shabbat service will take place in the Function hall at Hatfield Christian Church on Friday night 1 September 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:

Guest speaker:   PASTOR ISRAEL POCHTAR FROM ASHDOD, ISRAEL

Teaching date:    2 SEPTEMBER

Venue:                 FOYER HALL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA

Time:                   10h00 - 12h00

Join us as we listen to Pastor Israel Pochtar from Ashdod, Israel sharing with us around Israel and the current situation there.

Invite family and friends as well as Jewish people you know.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES 'SUKKOT' / FEAST OF TABERNACLES SERVICE

Date:    13 OCTOBER

Venue:  HOUTKRUIS CHURCH, 346 PRETORIA STREET, SILVERTON, PRETORIA

Time:    19h00

Join us as we celebrate 'Sukkot' with song and dance. 'Sukkot' / Tabernacles is a very special feast, and it is the one feast that the Bible says we will celebrate when Yeshua returns.

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: 16 SEPTEMBER

Venue:              VICTORY SANDTON (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.

 

 

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 - PART 2

We are rapidly coming to the end of the Jewish year of 5777, and we are well into the second half of 2017 which 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 with the intent of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.

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 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 absolute anti-Semitism of the United Nations, and the total anti-Semitism and double standards of a number of well-known and popular news agencies in America, the UK and Europe.

A recent news headline read: “Three Palestinians killed in East Jerusalem”. Strange that the headline never read: “Palestinians shoot two Israeli police officers in cold blood”.
The security measures put in place by Israel – including metal detectors and security cameras – were in direct response to the shooting of the police officers.
However the world condemns Israel for wanting to protect her own citizens, and the world laps it up. Again it’s poor Palestinians, bad Israelis.
No one says that the Israel police force and defence force is perfect, but compared to the crazy Arab and Muslim fundamentalists – who are terrorising the whole world?...Enough said.

President Trump, you were so correct when you coined the phrase “fake news”.

However, the world can stand on its head when it comes to the Jewish people and Israel, because 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.”

Getting back to the Balfour Declaration, it was a letter written with the intent of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.
The then Palestine – now Israel, never belonged to anyone other than the Jewish people…read your Bible if you don’t believe me.

Actually, Israel belongs to Almighty G-d and He, in His Sovereignty, gave it to the Jewish people - 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 this is one of more than a dozen scriptures declaring that G-d gave the land of Canaan (Israel) to the Jewish people.

Yes, an exciting year!

And with President Trump being badgered from all sides for courageously taking a stand for Biblical morality, Christianity and Israel, I can only say that we live in exciting times.

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 (5777), truly a most significant year; but 2018 (5778) is even more significant…..



‘TISHA B'AV’ - תשעה באב

At sunset on the 31st July 2017 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 were 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, as this is a free gift from G-d which we cannot earn by trying to please G-d. 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.

We at Emet Ministries stand with and pray for the Jewish people and Israel over this sad time of ‘Tisha B’Av’.

Newsflash

Pastor Israel will be at the Emet Ministries Shabbat service on the 1st September in the Function Hall at Hatfield Christian Church. It begins at 7pm.

He will also be teaching at the Emet Ministries’ Teaching Seminar on the 2nd September in the Foyer Hall at Hatfield Christian Church. It begins at 10am.

Pastor Israel Pochtar, Founder of Voice of Judah Israel, is a Messianic Jewish Pastor who lives and ministers in Ashdod, Israel.

He has a deep passion for revival, reaching the Israeli people with the Gospel, reconciliation between Jews and Arabs, helping those in need, and building bridges between Israel and the international body of Christ.

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