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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': 'BALAK'

 

 

 

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’ PRETORIA SHABBAT SERVICE

 

The next Emet Ministries' Shabbat service will take place in the Minor Auditorium at Hatfield Christian Church on Friday night 5 August 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 AUGUST 2016

Venue:                 FOYER HALL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA

Time:                   10h00 - 12h00

Teaching title:     TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

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

 

 

 

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 15 August 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

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ TEACHING SEMINAR


Teaching date: 20 AUGUST 2016

Venue:              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.

 

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ TEACHING SEMINAR

 

The next Emet Ministries' teaching:


Teaching date: 16 SEPTEMBER 2016

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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OUR ONE TRUE HOPE

A truck mows down people in Nice, one third of them being children!
84 people dead, including 10 children and teenagers, and 303 people taken into hospital.

6 policemen gunned down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana!
3 policemen dead and 3 policeman wounded

Failed coup in Turkey!
265 people dead and 1,440 injured.

And these tragedies all took place in the past week.
Has the world gone mad? Is society out of control? Should we be surprised and worried at what is happening throughout the world right now?

I suppose we can say that the world has gone mad, and yes, society is out of control.
Should we be surprised at what is happening throughout the world right now? Not if you know your Bible.

All that is happening in the world right now – from world hunger to natural disasters to pestilences like the Zika Virus to wars to lawlessness and mayhem – is prophesied in the Bible.

The most vivid prophecy is the prophecy of Jesus Himself:
Matthew 24:3-14: “Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.””

In this prophecy, Jesus prophesies exactly what we are witnessing in the world right now – including the lawlessness that took place over the past week that left so many innocent people, including children, dead and injured.

Will this stop and how do we cope with this?

The world as we know it has changed. I doubt that this mayhem and madness will ever stop. In fact, it will increase and become worse.

Have you also noticed that after the Jewish people, the least tolerated people group on the planet are Christians?
Both Jewish people and Christians are hated by civil rights groups and radical Muslims.
Again, should we be surprised. Not if you know your Bible.

In the above prophecy, Jesus says: “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.”

Revelations 12:1-4 tells us: “Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman (Israel) clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child (Jesus), she cried out in labour and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon (Satan) having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman (Israel) who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child (Jesus) as soon as it was born.”

Revelations chapter 12 ending with verse 17 tells us: “And the dragon (Satan) was enraged with the woman (Israel), and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ (Christians).”

And no, the “woman” is not the church because the church did not give birth to Jesus; Jesus gave birth to the church.
The people group that gave birth to the Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, is Israel.

So where does this leave us?

We are well into what the Bible calls the “Last Days”.
Matthew 24:14 says: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.””

Just about every nation has heard the gospel, including the Jewish people. In fact there are more Jewish people who have come to faith in their Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus) on the earth right now than since all the years since the early church put together. 

I mentioned earlier that the world as we know it has changed and that I doubted that this mayhem and madness will ever stop and that it will in fact increase…well, that is until Jesus returns to Jerusalem and sets up His Kingdom.

The ‘Tenach’ (Old Testament) tells us in Zechariah 14:1-2: “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.”
Zechariah 14:3-4 goes on to say: “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 then the Glorious Jewish Messiah, Jesus, the Saviour of the world, will set up His Kingdom in Jerusalem, bind Satan and his demons, bring peace and stability to Jerusalem, Israel and the world, and set up Israel as the world power.

And then we will see the fulfilment of Ephesians 2:14-18: “For He (Jesus) Himself is our peace, who has made both (Jews and Gentiles) one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both (Jews and Gentiles) to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him (Jesus) we both (Jews and Gentiles) have access by one Spirit to the Father.”

So, do you know your Bible, and do you know Jesus?
He is, after all, our One True Hope.

 

 

HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF?

Numbers 13:32-33: “And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.””

The incident of the spies is the turning point in the lives of all the Israelites who had been born into slavery.

By the cowardice and murmurings with which the children of Israel received the report of the spies, they showed themselves unfit for the tasks of a free nation and G-d decreed that, because they pronounced a curse on themselves, they would die in the wilderness according to their own words: Numbers 14:1-2: “So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness!””

During 40 years of wandering, a new generation who hadn’t experienced slavery in Egypt was reared for the conquest and possession of the Promised Land.

The children of Israel so easily forgot G-d’s promises, faithfulness and goodness, and they believed the false report of the ten spies even though they had constantly seen G-d’s miracle-working power and faithfulness and even though they had the presence of G-d with them daily as a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.

You see, the problem was not in the spies’ report itself, as this was an accurate report of what they had seen.
The problem was in their conclusion of ‘Lo nuchal la’alt’ – we cannot ascend to that people for they are too strong for us.

Their sin was that they did not believe G-d’s covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and they did not believe G-d’s promise to them that He was giving them the Land of Canaan.
In effect, they dismissed G-d’s ability to follow through on His promise.
The second problem was how the people saw themselves.
We see this in Numbers 13:32-33: “And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.””

The reason that the Israelites were so terrified to fight the giants in Canaan wasn’t because those giants were so big, it was because the Israelites saw themselves as so small.
It was what they were in their own sight that defeated them.

So, why do we forget G-d’s promises, faithfulness and goodness when we feel threatened, tired, or dissatisfied?
Why do we so often respond to our immediate circumstances with a longing for the “good old days” even though we constantly see G-d’s faithfulness and goodness - even His faithfulness to His prophetic word in our time?

Another question: How does the enemy see you?
Does he see you as a terrifying and mighty warrior of G-d, or does he see you as a weakling that he can defeat in minutes?

The answer to this question depends on you.
It’s what you are in your own sight that will make the difference.
If, in your own sight, you’re weak and powerless, you are already defeated.
But when you see yourself as G-d sees you - as a conquering son or daughter of Almighty G-d equipped with the very power of G-d Himself, you will be victorious.

I now speak to Born Again Believers in Yeshua – both Jewish and Gentile Believers.
The enemy would rather do anything than come up against someone who’s bold and courageous.
In fact, every time you use the name of Yeshua, Satan’s heart melts within him.

Every time you don’t take authority of your own situation; every time you are afraid to speak about Yeshua to unbelievers; every time you are afraid to share the gospel with someone; and every time you make an excuse not to take the gospel to Jewish people, you become like the ten spies and your giants will defeat you.
However, every time you take authority of your situation; every time you speak about Yeshua to unbelievers; every time you share the gospel with someone; and every time you give the gospel to Jewish people, you become like Joshua and Caleb and you will turn your giants into victory.

G-d could not use a small-minded, cowardly, murmuring generation to possess the Promised Land, but He did use a bold, courageous generation who caught His vision and obeyed His commandments.

And Almighty G-d cannot use small-minded, cowardly, murmuring  people to prepare His Kingdom for the return of His Son, but He will use bold, courageous people who understand His vision and obey His commandments to prepare His Kingdom for the return of His Son.

So, how does the enemy see you? How does the Almighty see you?
Well, that depends on how you see yourself.


 

 



 

 

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