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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 ARTICLE ON THE 'THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK' PAGE

THIS WEEK'S ARTICLE: THEY TRIED TO KILL US, WE WON, LET'S EAT

 

 

 

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 at Houtkruis Church, 346 Pretoria Street, Silverton on Friday night 6 May 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 title:  'PARSHA ACHAREI MOT' - THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

Teaching date: 7 MAY 2016

Venue:              CHAPEL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA

Time:                10h00 - 12h00

 

Why did Yeshua have to become the Ultimate Sacrifice and why did He have to shed every last drop of His Blood?

How is this connected to the 'Mishkan' and the Temple, and what does this mean for us today?

 

Join us as we look at this fascinating 'parsha' and answer these questions.


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 takes place in the LION HALL at Hatfield Christian Church, Pretoria on Monday night 16 May 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: 25 JUNE 2016

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

Time:                14h00

Teaching title: G-D'S PROPHETIC TIMELINE REGARDING THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL


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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‘YOM HASHOAH’

During this month of May, three very important days are commemorated by Jews both in Israel and throughout the world.  The three days are ‘Yom Hashoah’, ‘Yom Hazikaron’, and ‘Yom Ha’atzmaut’.

This year, ‘Yom Hashoah’ is commemorated on the 5th May.

‘Yom Ha Shoah’ remembers the death of six million Jews through the holocaust during World War Two.
Nazi Germany’s Adolph Hitler devised a diabolical plan to create a perfect Aryan race in which there was no place for any ‘imperfect’ people. Millions of people throughout Europe were murdered, sent to concentration camps and annihilated, among these were six million Jews.
This is a very painful time for Jewish people as many holocaust survivors remember the horror of that time and mourn for fathers, mothers, children, brothers, sisters, grandparents, relatives and friends who were murdered by the Nazis.

In Israel, on the eve of ‘Yom Ha Shoah’, there is a state ceremony at ‘Yad Vashem’, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes Authority. At 10h00 on ‘Yom Ha Shoah’, throughout Israel, air-raid sirens are sounded for two minutes. During this time, people stop what they are doing and stand at attention; cars stop, even on the highways; and the whole country comes to a standstill as people pay silent tribute to the dead. On the eve of ‘Yom Ha Shoah’ and the day itself, places of public entertainment are closed by law. Israeli television airs Holocaust documentaries and Holocaust-related talk shows, and low-key songs are played on the radio. Flags on public buildings are flown at half-mast.

Also during this day, tens of thousands of Israeli high school students, and thousands of Jews from around the world, hold a memorial service in Auschwitz in what has become known as ”The March of the Living” in defiance of the Holocaust Death Marches.
The atrocities that have been committed against Jewish people throughout the ages are also remembered at this time.

Still today, anti-Semitism is rife throughout the world. Therefore, it is imperative to comfort Israel, especially at this time, according to the scripture found in Isaiah 40:1 which declares: ““Comfort yes, comfort My people!” says your God.”
It is also imperative that governments, the church and Christians throughout the world throw off the shackles of being ‘politically correct’ and boldly stand with, pray for, and support Israel and the Jewish people. It is also imperative that people throughout the world make a bold and public stand against anti-Semitism.

As a Jew who grew up attending a Jewish school and who was always involved with the Jewish community, I had heard many accounts of the Holocaust and seen too many ghastly images of the annihilation of my fellow Jewish brothers and sisters during the Holocaust. But for the first time in my life, I stood at one of the very spots where this inhumane event took place when my wife and I visited Odessa, Ukraine.

Unfortunately, many Jew haters deny the Holocaust. Holocaust denial consists of claims that the genocide during World War 2 did not occur at all, or that it did not happen in the manner or to the extent historically recognized.
Most Holocaust denial claims imply - or openly state - that the Holocaust is a hoax arising out of a deliberate Jewish conspiracy to advance the interest of Jews at the expense of other peoples.
Well I have news for all Holocaust deniers – the Holocaust was real; it happened; and it took place exactly as described. You see, while in Odessa I personally met with and spoke to Holocaust survivors. I saw the numbers tattooed on their arms with my own eyes and I heard their horrifying stories with my own ears.
I stood in the very streets where Jewish blood was spilled, and I stood on the very spot from which innocent Jewish men, women and children were marched to the train station to be herded into cattle cars like animals and sent to their death in concentration camps.
In fact, my own family were victims of the Holocaust

To my horror and sadness, my wife and I were told that when members of the Jewish agency went into the streets of Odessa to ask the younger generation what the Holocaust was. Some answered that ‘The Holocaust is something out of China’; ‘The Holocaust is a plant of some sort’.
The youth of today, who live in a city where the atrocities of the Holocaust took place just over seventy short years ago, have no clue about the Holocaust. And Holocaust survivors live among them - WHAT A SHAME!

However, is it any different among other nations – even among some of the church?
Many Gentiles and professing Christians may know about the Holocaust, but do they care? After all ‘it is a Jewish thing’.
I am not saying that this is the general attitude of the church and of church leaders; but sadly I do have to say that I have been to many churches, and the indifference among some church leaders - as well as the Body of Christ - to the Jewish people and Israel dismays and saddens me.

I spoke with the director of the Jewish agency who supports the Holocaust survivors in Odessa, himself a holocaust survivor. It was he who told my wife and I about the survey taken among the youth in Odessa. As he told us, tears shot into his eyes.
I told him that part of the calling of Emet Ministries is to make sure that the truth of what happened to the Jews in the Holocaust is related to the Gentile church and to the world. I promised him that as long as I had breath in my body, I would not let the world and the church forget about the horrific, brutal murder of twelve million innocent men, women and children, six million of whom were Jews - whose only crime was that they were Jews.

I will make sure that, wherever and whenever I can, I will relate what happened to six million Jews in the Holocaust; and so should you – especially if you are Jewish or a professing Christian.

In my opinion, keeping quiet about the Holocaust is just as bad as denying the Holocaust.

Let us, together with Jewish people in Israel and around the world, remember the ‘Shoah’, the Holocaust, and let us endeavour to make sure that such an atrocity never happens again.

 

 

 

‘PESACH’

On the evening of the 22nd April, Jewish people all over the world will begin celebrating ‘Pesach’ (Passover) to remember the miraculous events of G-d taking the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt into freedom.
‘Pesach’ is a joyous festival and it is usually celebrated by the entire family.

The word ‘Pesach’ comes from the Hebrew root ‘Pei-Samekh-Cheit’ meaning to pass through, to pass over, to exempt or to spare. It refers to the fact that G-d “passed over” the houses of the Children of Israel when he was slaying the firstborn of Egypt.
‘Pesach’ is also the name of the sacrificial offering (a lamb) that was made in the temple on this holiday. The holiday is also referred to as ‘Chag he-Aviv’ (the Spring Festival), ‘Chag ha-Matzot’ (the Festival of ‘Matzoth’) and ‘Z'man Cheiruteinu’ (the Time of Our Freedom).

‘Pesach’ is a feast celebrated by Jewish people to remember the biblical events which took place in Exodus 12:1-27 when the Angel of Death passed over the houses of the Children of Israel and smote all the firstborn of the Egyptians.
‘Pesach’ is observed by Jewish people according to the commandment found in Leviticus 23:4-8: ““These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations, which you shall proclaim at their appointed, times. On the fourteenth day of the first month (‘Nissan’) at twilight is the Lord’s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it. But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.””
This commandment is also found in Numbers 9:1-5 and Deuteronomy 16:1-4.

On the eve of ‘Pesach’ (two nights in the Diaspora) a ‘Pesach’ dinner is held, called a ‘Seder’, in which the story of the exodus of the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land is related.
In Exodus 12:26-27 and Deuteronomy 6:20-25 G-d commanded fathers to relate the story of Passover to their children from generation to generation.
During ‘Pesach’, no bread or yeast is eaten by Jewish people; instead, ‘matzah’ is eaten. ‘Matzah’ is unleavened bread made simply from flour and water and cooked very quickly. This is the ‘bread’ that the Jews made for their flight from Egypt.

THE MEANING OF THE FOUR CUPS OF WINE DRUNK DURING THE ‘SEDER’

Four cups of wine are drunk and with each cup G-d’s words in Exodus 6:6-7 are remembered.
“Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments. I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.’”

1.    Cup of SANCTIFICATION:  “I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians”.
2.    Cup of DELIVERANCE:  “I will free you from being slaves to them”.
3.    Cup of REDEMPTION: “I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgement”.
4.    Cup of PRAISE: We praise G-d for his promise “I will take you as my own people”.

THE EXTRA CUP

At every ‘Seder’ table, there is an extra cup of wine. According to Jewish tradition, this cup is for Elijah the Prophet who the Bible tells us is the forerunner of the coming ‘Mashiach’ (Messiah), Yeshua.

THE TWO EMPTY CHAIRS

In some Jewish homes, two empty chairs are placed at the ‘Seder’ table; the one chair is for any stranger who does not have a ‘Seder’ to go to and who would like to join the ‘Seder’ - no one is turned away.
The other chair is a ‘chair of honour’ for Elijah the prophet. However, as Believers, we see the other chair as a ‘chair of honour’ for Yeshua.
At every ‘Pesach Seder’ Jewish people look forward to the coming of the ‘Mashiach’ through the cry: ‘L’SHANAH HABA’AH BI’YERUSHALAYIM’ – ‘NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM’ 

Finally let us remember that, as G-d brought the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land, He has brought all who believe that Yeshua is the Promised Redeemer from being enslaved to sin and eternal death, to freedom from sin and into eternal life.

We, at Emet Ministries, would like to wish Jewish people all over the world ‘Chag Sameach’


 

 



 

 

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