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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': 'NASO' 

 

 

 

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 5 June 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: 6 JUNE 2015

Venue:              FOYER HALL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA

Time:                10h00 - 12h00

Teaching title:  'PARSHA' OF THE WEEK


Invite your family and friends; invite Jewish people. 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 12 June at TURNING POINT MINISTRIES, 1st Floor, MF Auto Centre, Corner North Rand Road & Herman Pieters Road, Boksburg 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.

 

 

 

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 15 June 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.

 

 

 

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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WHO IS MORE STUBBORN?

A number of people have said to me that we Jews are a very stubborn people…especially when it comes to accepting Yeshua as Messiah.
Some have said that Jewish people are deceived regarding Yeshua as Messiah.

Allow me to make some observations:

Jewish people are not deceived; rather, G-d Himself, in His sovereignty, has blinded the Jewish people to Jesus so that the gentiles can come to salvation.
We see this in the following two scriptures:

2 Corinthians 3:12-16: “Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech-- unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.”

Romans 11:25-27: “For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.””

If those in the church who have the idea that Jews are stubborn and deceived knew their bible, they would know and understand the above two scriptures.

Regarding Jewish people being stubborn - and yes, the bible does call the Children of Israel a “stiff-necked” people, I have a question:
Who are the more stiff-necked and stubborn, the Jews or the church?

I won’t answer this, suffice to say that both the Jewish people and the church have disappointed G-d.

G-d has given the church a clear mandate to stand with and support His chosen people, the Jewish people; His land, Israel; and His holy city, Jerusalem.

Genesis 12:2-3: “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you.”

Isaiah 40:1-2: ““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””

Psalm 122:6-7: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces.””

Isaiah 62:6-7: “I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent, And give Him no rest till He establishes And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”

Yet the church, through the ages, persecuted and murdered the Jewish people.
I know that this was the church at that time and not the church today (although, where was the church during the Holocaust).

Certain Christian church leaders have asked the US Congress to reconsider giving aid to Israel because of accusations of human rights violations. These Christian leaders say their intention is to put the plight of the Arabs living in the West Bank and Gaza – as well as the stalled peace negotiations in the spotlight.

Sadly, too many Christian leaders don’t know their bible. You see, you can’t know your bible if, as a professing Christian, you stand with Israel’s enemies against Israel.
This is tantamount to standing with G-d’s enemies against G-d.

G-d gives a clear mandate to the church to stand with the Jewish people and the land of Israel.
If you stand against Israel, you do so at your peril.

G-d has given the church a mandate for the salvation of the Jewish people:
Acts 1:8: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

In other words, salvation begins with the Jewish people.

G-d then gave the gentile church a mandate for the salvation of the Jewish people:
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.”

However, instead of taking the gospel to the Jewish people, most of the church has ignored this and have said that G-d has replaced Israel with the church. How arrogant!

So again I ask: Who are the more stiff-necked and stubborn, the Jews or the church?

So, instead of saying that the Jewish people are stubborn and deceived, rather pray for the Jewish people that G-d will remove the veil that He has sovereignly placed over Jewish minds so that they will be able to get the revelation of Jesus as Messiah and L-rd and come to salvation.

Then, taking up your role as “Watchmen”, pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, Comfort G-d’s chosen people – the Jews, and boldly and publicly stand with the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.

This is well pleasing to Almighty G-d.


 

 

‘SHAVUOT’

On the evening of the 23rd May, corresponding to the 5th day of the Hebrew month of Sivan, Jewish people all over the world will begin celebrating the festival of ‘Shavuot’.

‘Shavuot’, the Feast of the Weeks, is the Jewish holiday celebrating the harvest season in Israel. ‘Shavuot’, which means ‘weeks’, refers to the timing of the festival which is held exactly 7 weeks after Passover. It is celebrated according to the biblical command given in Exodus 34:22: “And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.”

‘Shavuot’ also commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. ‘Shavuot’ commemorates the Revelation at Mount Sinai 3,320 years ago when G-d gave Israel the Holy ‘Torah’, including the Ten Commandments and many of the 613 ‘Mitzvot’ (commands). At Mount Sinai, the Jewish people were charged with the responsibility to be a “Light to the World.”

‘Shavuot’ is known also as ‘Yom Habikurim’ (the Day of the First Fruits) because it is the time the farmers of Israel would bring their first harvest to Jerusalem as a token of thanksgiving. In fact, this holiday is known by several names: It is called ‘Chag HaShavuot’ (the Festival of Weeks), concluding seven weeks from Passover; ‘Z'man Matan Torateinu’ (the Giving of the ‘Torah’); ‘Chag HaBikurim’ (the Festival of the First-Fruits) and ‘Chag Hakazir’ (the Festival of the Harvest).

The ‘Shavuot’ holiday is alive with flowers and greenery, highlighted by ‘Torah’ study, and flavoured with the taste of milk and honey. It is a ‘Shavuot’ tradition to adorn the synagogue and the home, with greenery, fragrant flowers, leaves, boughs and trees. It is a joyous festival that includes many delectable foods such as: Milk and Honey, cheesecake and ‘blintzes’, a rolled pancake filled with cheese.

This holiday is known by Christians as Pentecost. While there are other references to Pentecost in the New Testament, the most significant reference is found in Acts 2:1-4: “When the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.  Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

The New Testament writers associate the events of Acts 2 with Pentecost, and relate it to the prophecies of Joel 2 and promises of Jesus in Acts 1:8. In both, the emphasis is on the empowerment of born again Christians through the Holy Spirit, to enable the people of G-d to be a “Light to the World.”

To conclude, for both Jewish people and Christians, ‘Shavuot’ is a very special and blessed time.

We at Emet Ministries take this opportunity to wish Jewish people all over the world ‘CHAG SAMEACH’


 

 



 

 

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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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