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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': 'Bereishit'

 

READ THE ARTICLE TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE: ''Sukkot' and the coming 'Mashiach''

 

VIEW THE 2016 / 2017 (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 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 on Monday night 30 October at 7pm.


Join us as we fervently pray for the Jewish people, Israel and Jerusalem.


There is power in collective prayer, so please join us. 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 10 November 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:    18 NOVEMBER

Venue:                 FOYER HALL, HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH, PRETORIA

Time:                   10h00 - 12h00

Teaching Title:   'PARSHA' OF THE WEEK

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: 2 DECEMBER

Venue:              VICTORY SANDTON (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.


 

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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SUKKOTH AND THE COMING ‘MASHIACH’

We are now in the time period when both Jews and Christians are awaiting the return of the ‘Mashiach’ (Messiah).
Many believe that this will take place during the festival of ‘Sukkoth’

‘Sukkoth’ (or The Feast of Tabernacles) has just been celebrated by the Jewish people as well as by many Christians, some of whom have travelled to Israel from all over the world to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem.

Also, many Christians celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in various celebration events around the world.
They do this in accordance to the scripture quoted in Zechariah 14:16 which declares:  “And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.”

However, it is important to realize that this scripture actually refers to the time of the return of the Messiah.
Why do I say this? Well, let’s have a look at Zechariah 14:
Zechariah 14:1 begins with the words: “Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, and your spoil will be divided in your midst.”
So, clearly this is referring to the ‘Day of the L-rd’s return’.

Verses 3-4 continue: “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.”
This makes reference to the day when all the surrounding Arab nations, together with Russia, attack Israel and the L-rd returns to Jerusalem – to the Mount of Olives – to battle against Israel’s enemies.

Verse 12 goes on to say: “And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths”
This makes reference to the utter destruction that the L-rd will inflict on Israel’s enemies at that time.

Then verses 15-16 declares: “Such also shall be the plague on the horse and the mule, on the camel and the donkey, and on all the cattle that will be in those camps. So shall this plague be. And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.”
This clearly shows that this refers to the time when the Messiah, Yeshua, sets up His Kingdom and rules and reigns from Jerusalem; and those who are left from the nations who came against Israel will go to Jerusalem every year to worship the L-rd of Hosts and keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
Such is the importance of ‘Sukkoth’, that it is the one feast that will be kept when Yeshua sets up His Kingdom here on earth.

So, what does this mean for Jews and Gentiles?

GENTILES:
If you are a born again follower of Yeshua, it is a time to look forward to; a time of rejoicing. However, this is not so for those who are not followers of Yeshua.
This is why the church cannot be apathetic in taking the gospel to all people - beginning with the Jewish people.

JEWISH PEOPLE:
At this time of ‘Sukkoth’, Psalm 118:25 is recited: “Save now, I pray, O LORD; O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.”
Most Jewish people living now are not saved and face an eternity apart from G-d.
This is why the church needs to fulfill its G-d given mandate to “provoke the Jewish people to jealousy so that they may be saved”.

Here is the good news: Zechariah 12:10 tells us: “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”
When Yeshua returns to Jerusalem, my people will, as a nation, come to salvation as they recognise that the ‘Mashiach’ who they are waiting for is indeed Yeshua.
This does not mean that every Jew will be saved at that time, but the majority will be.

However, we cannot neglect the Jewish people who will die between now and the return of Yeshua.
I urge those Messianic Jews as well as Christians who know Jewish people, to give them the gospel – it’s vital that the seeds of salvation are planted in their hearts and minds.
If you don’t know any Jewish people, regularly and fervently pray for the salvation of the Jewish people.
In fact, as the Body of Christ, you should be fervently taking the gospel to all people, thus fulfilling the ‘Great Commission’…you have no excuse!

In conclusion, let us all, Jews and Gentiles, publicly stand together with the Jewish people and Israel and pray for the “Peace of Jerusalem” - looking forward to the “blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour, Yeshua – the Messiah that both Jews and Gentiles are waiting for.

*  ALL SCRIPTURE GIVEN IS FROM THE ‘TENACH’ (OLD TESTAMENT)


SUKKOTH

“...On the fifteenth day of the seventh month is the Festival of Sukkoth, seven days for the Lord.” - Leviticus 23:34

At sunset on the 4th October, corresponding to the 14th day of the Hebrew month of ‘Tishrei’, Jews all over the world will begin celebrating the festival of ‘Sukkoth’.
‘Sukkoth’ begins the fifth day after ‘Yom Kippur’, and it is quite a drastic transition, from one of the most solemn holidays in the Jewish year to one of the most joyous. ‘Sukkoth’ is so unreservedly joyful that it is commonly referred to in Jewish prayer and literature as ‘Z'man Simchateinu’, the ‘Season of our Rejoicing’.

‘Sukkoth’ is the last of the ‘Shalosh R’galim’ (Three Pilgrimage Festivals). Like ‘Pesach’ (Passover) and ‘Shavuot’ (Feast of Weeks), ‘Sukkoth’ has a dual significance: historical and agricultural.
Historically, ‘Sukkoth’ commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters.
Agriculturally, ‘Sukkoth’ is a harvest festival and is also referred to as ‘Chag Ha-Asif’, the ‘Festival of Ingathering’.

The word ‘Sukkoth’ means “booths”, and refers to the temporary dwellings that the children of Israel were commanded to live in during this holiday in memory of the period of wandering in the desert. The name of the holiday is also translated “Feast of Tabernacles”.

‘Sukkoth’ lasts for seven days. The two days following the festival, ‘Shemini Atzeret’ and ‘Simchat Torah’, are separate holidays but are related to ‘Sukkoth’ and are commonly thought of as part of ‘Sukkoth’.

In Jewish custom, no work is permitted on the first and second days of the holiday; however work is permitted on the remaining days.
Jewish people the world over build a ‘Sukkah’ (booth) and dwell in them (or at least spend part of the day and night in them) for seven days according to the biblical command in Leviticus 23:42: “You shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are born Israelites shall dwell in booths”

The seventh day of ‘Sukkoth’ is known as ‘Hoshana Rabbah’ (Great Supplication). This day is marked by a special service in which seven circuits are made by the worshippers around the synagogue with their ‘lulav’ (a closed frond of the date palm tree) and their ‘etrog’ (a citrus fruit similar to a lemon).
Psalm 118:25 is recited at this time: “Save now, I pray, O LORD; O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.”

The Feast of Tabernacles, which coincides with ‘Sukkoth’, is celebrated by many Christians some of whom travel to Israel from all over the world to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem. They do this in accordance to the scripture quoted in Zechariah 14:16 which declares:  “And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.”
In fact, Zechariah 14:16 actually refers to the time of the return of Yeshua.

‘Sukkoth’ is a joyous festival. Let us all, Jew and Gentile, stand together at this time and pray for the “Peace of Jerusalem”. We trust that the church will publicly stand with Israel, comfort her, bless her, pray for her and take up its role to “provoke the Jewish people to jealousy so that they may be saved” according to Romans 11:11-14.

We at Emet Ministries wish Jewish people all over the world ‘chag sameach’. We pray that at this set time and in this season, the mercy, favour, protection and blessing of G-d be upon Israel and Jewish people the world over.



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