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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 (5775 / 5776) 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 takes place in the Minor Auditorium at Hatfield Christian Church, Pretoria on Friday night 3 July at 7pm.

Join us after the service for tea, coffee 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: 4 JULY 2015

Venue:              FOYER HALL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA

Time:                10h00 - 12h00

Teaching title:  'PARSHA BALAK' - HOW GOODLY ARE YOU ALMIGHTY G-D

 


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

 

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ PRAYER MEETING FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL


The next Emet Ministries' Prayer Meeting for the Jewish people and Israel will take place on Monday night 6 July in the FOYER HALL at Hatfield Christian Church, Pretoria at 7pm.

Please join us as we fervently intercede for the Jewish people and Israel.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

 

EMET MINISTRIES’ JOHANNESBURG SHABBAT SERVICE


The next Emet Ministries' Shabbat service will take place on Friday night 10 July at JOURNEY CHURCH, 15 Twain Street, Bucchleuch, Johannesburg at 7pm.

Join us after the service for tea, coffee and great fellowship.

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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RISE ABOVE YOURSELF

In the book of Esther 4:14, we see that Esther’s uncle, Mordecai told Esther: “Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?””

The Book of Esther tells a story of great courage in which a simple Hebrew girl, Esther, becomes queen of Persia and, together with her uncle, Mordecai, foil Haman’s evil intention to wipe out the Jewish people living in Persia at that time.

Esther faced the king’s wrath – and even death – as it was forbidden for any man or woman to go into the inner court to the king unless they had been called. In fact, the penalty for entering the inner court, unless called by the king, was death.
Yet Queen Esther rose above herself, went into the king, and told him about Haman’s evil scheme. The result was that Haman was hanged on his own gallows which he had, in fact, prepared for Esther’s uncle, Mordecai

There is a chilling comparison between what the evil Persian, Haman, tried to do to the Jewish people at that time and what modern day Persia - now Iran - wants to do to Israel today.

Esther 3:12-13 declares: “…In the name of King Ahasuerus it was written, and sealed with the king's signet ring. And the letters were sent by couriers into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, and to plunder their possessions.”

This is exactly what Hitler tried to do to the Jewish people not so long ago.
It’s also what many of the enemies of Israel want to do to the Jewish people and to Israel today.

We hear statements coming from the Muslim world like:
“We will destroy all the Jews in Israel, and those that we don’t destroy we will drive into the sea.”
In fact, modern day Persia’s leaders say: “I dream of a map without Israel on it.”

I would like to remind the Muslim world, and the nations in general, of a scripture found in Obadiah 1:15: “For the day of the LORD upon all the nations is near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.”

Let’s take a look at some historical facts:
Haman wanted to hang Mordecai; Haman and his sons were hung on the very gallows he built.
Pharaoh drowned Jewish male babies; G-d drowned Pharaoh and his army in the sea.
Great Britain divided Israel; today Great Britain is not so great as, little by little, she has been whittled away to become a small, rather inconspicuous country…currently being conquered by Islam.

If Islam’s intention is to destroy the Jewish people and Israel, then what will be their fate according to Obadiah 1:15?
The evil Persian, Haman, was hanged on his own gallows; what fate awaits the leaders of modern day Persia…and the rest of Israel’s enemies and antagonists?

What fate awaits those who are within the church who side with Israel’s enemies against Israel? In effect, they are siding with Satan against Almighty G-d.
After all, Israel is G-d’s Land and He, in His sovereignty, gave His Land to the Jewish people.

Also, there are those within the church who have the audacity to say that G-d has rejected the Jewish people and that He has replaced them with the church. They also say that modern day Israel is not a fulfilment of prophecy and of G-d’s covenant which He made with Abram and his descendant, the Jewish people (not the church).
In effect, they are saying that G-d is a liar and unfaithful to His covenants…How utterly arrogant. 

Queen Esther was “born for such a time as this” as she rose above herself and heroically saved the Jewish people living in Persia at that time.

Allow me to ask you: “Are you born for such a time as this”?
Most of you who are reading this article have a heart of love and caring for the Jewish people and Israel. However, how bold are you in your stand for the Jewish people and the State of Israel?

I want to challenge you to rise above yourself and boldly and publicly stand against the evil of radical Islam and stand up for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.

Israel is G-d’s Land and He has given it to the Jewish people.
Jerusalem is G-d’s city and Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. And as much as radical Muslims try and convince themselves that Jerusalem is the capital of Islam or of ‘Palestine’, they are living in a fool’s paradise.

I end with this:
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
Israel belongs to Almighty G-d and He chose to give Israel to the Jewish people.

And the Jewish people are G-d’s chosen people.

 


BLESS INSTEAD OF CURSE

“I am so tired”; “I have no energy”; “I can’t do this, it’s too difficult”; “My life is only getting worse”; “you are so lazy that you will amount to nothing”.

When Jacob was making his way toward Hebron where his father lived, tragedy struck.
Near Ephrath, Jacob’s beloved wife, Rachel, went into a difficult labour and gave birth to a son, Benjamin.
However, Rachel died in childbirth and was buried on the road to Ephrath at Bethlehem.

The bible tells us that when Rachel’s father, Laban, caught up with Jacob after he had fled from Haran, Laban asked Jacob why he had stolen his gods. Jacob angrily answered that he had not taken Laban’s gods and that whoever had Laban’s gods would die – not knowing that his beloved Rachel had stolen Laban’s gods.

By speaking rashly, Jacob inadvertently pronounced a curse over Rachel which came to pass just before Jacob reached Hebron, when Rachel died giving birth.

In Judges 11:30-31, we read of Jephthah who made a vow to the L-rd, saying: “If You will indeed deliver the people of Ammon into my hands, then it will be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the people of Ammon, shall surely be the LORD’S, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering.”

And the first thing that came out the door of his house to meet him was his daughter.
And, because Jephtah gave his word to the L-rd, he could not go back on it and he had to sacrifice his daughter as a burnt offering to the L-rd.

Many times, we inadvertently pronounce curses (or negative words) over ourselves and others - and the scary thing is that the curses and negative words we speak usually come about.
Many times, we say things or make promises that come back to haunt us.

Proverbs 18:21 tells us that: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue”

One of the most beautiful Jewish customs is blessing the children on the Shabbat.

In religious Jewish homes, when a father comes home from synagogue on the Shabbat, before eating the Shabbat meal, he first blesses his children.
Now, Jewish people are a blessed people; perhaps one reason is that Jewish children are always blessed by their father on Shabbat.
We need to check our tongues and start speaking blessings instead of curses over ourselves and others.

Instead of saying: “I am so tired” or “I have no energy”, say: “I can do all things through Yeshua who strengthens me”.

Instead of saying: “I can’t do this, it’s too difficult”, say: “with G-d, nothing is impossible for me”.

Instead of saying: “My life is only getting worse”. Say: “I know the plans G-d has for me; plans for good and not for evil, to give me a future and a hope”.

Instead of saying: “you are so lazy that you will amount to nothing”, say: “I bless you and your future”.

Let us curb our tongues and let us be careful not to speak curses over ourselves and others.
Let us curb our tongues and not be quick to say something or make promises that will come back to haunt us.

Let us learn from the mistake made by Jacob, who pronounced a curse that tragically came to pass.
Let us learn from Jephthah who rashly made a vow to the L-rd resulting in his having to sacrifice his daughter as a burnt offering to the L-rd.
Let us hold our tongues instead of speaking rashly.

Let us bless instead of curse.


 

 



 

 

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EMET MINISTRIES’ TEACHINGS AVAILABLE ON CD

  • NEW ‘Parshah Beha’alotecha’ – You Have the Holy Spirit; That’s All You Need
  • NEW ‘Parshah Balak’ – The Lessons of ‘Parshah Balak’
  • NEW ‘Parshah Va’etchanan’ – Love the L-RD Your G-D
  • ‘Parshah Vayishlach’ – Ya’akov, the father of the Jewish people
  • ‘Parshah Shemot’ – Let My people Go
  • ‘Parshah Mishpatim’ – The Consequence of Disobeying G-D’S Instruction
  • ‘Parshah Ki tisa’ – consecrate the altar of your heart
  • ‘Parshah Chayei Sarah’ – It’s Not About Us; It’s About The Mission
  • Prophecy Regarding the Jewish People, Israel and the Times
  • Enduring to the End
  • ‘Yom Ha Shoa’, ‘Yom Hazikaron’ and ‘Yom Ha’atzmaut’ – The Significance
  • Pre 1967 Borders, Jerusalem and the Church
  • ‘Parashat Pinchas’ - Being Zealous for G-D, the Jewish people and Israel
  • ‘Rosh Hashanah’, the ten days of awe and ‘Yom Kippur’ - redemption


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