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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': 'TOLEDOT'

 

 

 

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’ TEACHING SEMINAR

 

The next Emet Ministries' Saturday morning teaching:

Teaching date:    10 DECEMBER 2016

Venue:                 FOYER HALL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA

Time:                   10h00 - 12h00

Teaching title:     'PARSHA VAYEITZEI'

 

‘Parsha Vayeitzei’ contains one of the most powerful prophecies in the Bible; a prophecy that our generation has been privileged to see come about.   Come and join us as we look at this wonderful and amazing 'Torah' portion.

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 at Hatfield Christian Church, Pretoria on Monday night 9 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 in the Minor Auditorium at Hatfield Christian Church on Friday night 13 January 2017 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’ JOHANNESBURG EVENTS

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ SATURDAY TEACHING


Teaching date: TO BE ANNOUNCED

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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WHAT WILL THE MESSIAH SAY?

Isaiah 40:1-5: ““Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the LORD’S hand double for all her sins.” The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.””

Many Jewish people, as well as many professing Christians, are eagerly waiting for the ‘Mashiach’, the Messiah.
I, myself, am eagerly waiting for the ‘Mashiach’ to come to earth and set up His Kingdom in Jerusalem from where He will rule and reign.

However, what will He say when He gets here?

The above scripture is a wonderful portion of scripture that is part command, and part prophecy.

The ‘command’ is: ““Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned”.
And who is the L-rd asking to “comfort His people”? The church!

So, is the church comforting the Jewish people? Some are. However, I believe that it is only a portion of the church.
Let’s face it; the track record of the church towards the Jewish people throughout the ages has not been very good.

But that is not the ‘true church’.
This is correct. The church that murdered, persecuted and oppressed the Jewish people throughout the ages is not the born again, Spirit filled church of today.
However, how many of today’s born again, Spirit filled church is publicly and boldly comforting the Jewish people and standing with Israel?

In fact, how many of today’s born again, Spirit filled church is fulfilling the G-d given mandate to “provoke the Jewish people to jealousy so that they may be saved”?
Very, very few…and it is the fault of church leadership, not laity. 

However, we have the privilege of partnering with some churches – both locally and abroad – that are fervently fulfilling the G-d given mandate to take the gospel to all people; beginning with the Jewish people.
And I praise G-d for these wonderful churches who are totally fulfilling the biblical command to “comfort G-d’s chosen people and Jerusalem” and who are provoking the Jewish people to salvation.
And these churches are extremely blessed.

Now, the prophetic part of Isaiah 40:1-5 is both prophetic of the past and of the future.

In verse 3, the prophet Isaiah says: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”
Here, Isaiah is speaking of John the Baptist who prepared the way of the first coming of Yeshua…Matthew 3:1-3: “In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.’ ”

However, I believe that G-d wants His church to be instrumental in preparing the way for the return of the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua.
And Isaiah prophesies in verse 5 that in ‘That Day’, “…the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together”.

The glorious day will come when Yeshua will come back to Jerusalem, set up His Kingdom and “all flesh will see His glory”.

And, when Yeshua returns to Jerusalem and looks at the track record of the church regarding His Jewish brothers and sisters, what will He say?

To some of the church He will say: “well done, good and faithful servants”.
However, what will He say to the rest of the church?

 



PROCLAIM GLAD TIDINGS AND GOOD THINGS TO ZION

Isaiah 52:7: “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!””

The above is a wonderful scripture telling us that proclaiming peace, proclaiming glad tidings of good things, and proclaiming salvation to Zion is beautiful to Almighty G-d.

Now we know that Zion refers to Jerusalem (whose inhabitants are the Jewish people), and that when the prophet writes: “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!””, he is saying that it is beautiful to G-d when you give Jewish people “good News” and “glad tidings”, proclaiming to them that peace and salvation comes through their very own Messiah, Yeshua.

In fact, the bible tells us that salvation came to the Jews first; salvation is of the Jews; and that salvation should be proclaimed to the Jews first:

In Matthew 15:24, Yeshua says: “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

In John 4:22, Yeshua says: “You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.”

Paul writes in 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.”

The thing is, that every Born Again Christian should be ‘bringing glad tidings of good things’ and ‘proclaiming salvation’ to Zion (the Jewish people) and to all people; and you have no excuse not to do this.

Yeshua Himself gives the command to ‘bring glad tidings of good things’ to unsaved people through the ‘Great Commission’ – found in Matthew, Mark, Luke and Acts. No Born Again Believer is exempt from this!
In fact, not proclaiming the gospel is disobedience to the ‘Great Commission’ and to Yeshua.

Not proclaiming the gospel to Jewish people (or at least fervently praying for the salvation of the Jewish people) is not only a disappointment to G-d, it is disobedience to the G-d given mandate to the church given in Romans 11:11-14: “I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness! For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them.”
And, disobedience to G-d brings with it His judgment.

And not proclaiming the gospel to Jewish people (or at least fervently praying for the salvation of the Jewish people) is selfish.
In fact, not fulfilling the ‘Great Commission’ is selfish. In effect it is saying: “As long as I’m saved, I’m fine and this is what is most important. It doesn’t really bother me if others go to hell”.

I would like to encourage you: Proclaim peace; proclaim glad tidings of good things; and proclaim salvation to Zion; as this is beautiful to Almighty G-d. And for those of you who do not know any Jewish people, fervently pray for the salvation of the Jewish people.

And, as you do this, not only will you be beautiful to G-d, but when you stand before Yeshua on the Day of Judgment, you will hear these words: “Well done, good and faithful servant”
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TRUST WITH US FOR A BUILDING

As Emet Ministries has expanded, the time has come for us to trust the LORD for a building that can incorporate an auditorium, offices and a Jewish cultural centre.

Please pray with us for a building in the correct location.

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