I wish all of you could have experienced what I experienced Saturday night at the Christian Friends of Yad Vashem Reunion/Refresher! In a gathering of graduates from the Christian Leadership Conferences at Yad Vashem (2010-2017), we were so grateful to have several African nations represented among us. We heard from them on Saturday night, and trust me when I say, “The Lord is alive and well, and moving powerfully through men and women committed to the Lord to love Israel!”
We heard from Bishop Joshua Mulinge, not only one of Africa’s most prominent pastors, but also one of the key people responsible for arranging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visits to Africa, and the Africa-Israel Initiative that is joining the continent of Africa together in partnership with Israel. Africa is poised to move to the forefront of world affairs in a very positive way! (Though we know Sudan [Cush] and Libya [Put] will refuse to follow! Check out Ezekiel 38 to see why!)
Bishop Mulinge told us story-after-story of that adventure, but you must understand one thing. Seven years ago, Pastor Mulinge was a staunch Replacement Theology teacher. His message to his church and around Africa was that God was finished with Israel and the church was the “new Israel.” Thus, all God’s promises to Israel are now promises to the church.
He told an amazing story of how the Lord revealed that position as false teaching, then how, after Pastor Mulinge’s repentance, the Lord used a Muslim man to bless the church! He went on to share account after account of God’s blessings as he and his congregation took Genesis 12:3 to heart:
I will bless those who bless you [Israel],
And the one who curses you I [God] will curse.
You have to hear Bishop Mulinge tell his story, so I’m including it here. The heading for today’s post will make no sense until you hear his story! (For clarification, in the audio, what sounds like “judge” is “church,” and what sounds like “parrot” is “parent.”) I hope you are blessed by this brother’s testimony!