“As Christians, we love God. And we want to love Him with all of our hearts, with all of our being. But we also have to love what He loves. And He has chosen to love a very special nation. If we’re going to love God, we must love the Nation of Israel.”
~Wayne Hilsden (Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries)
The Bible teaches us to stand with Israel, yet many in the church don’t know that, or don’t know why. Thankfully, God has burdened some Christians (myself included) to speak out, to teach and to exhort others to stand with Israel. Israel-supporting ministries are popping up as never before, and I thank God for that.
Currently, a new film, Why Stand with Israel?, is being produced and is scheduled to premiere in Jerusalem during the Feast of Tabernacles (in September). The 90-minute film will then premiere in theaters across America (likely a one-time showing) before being released on DVD and online throughout the world.
“Several years ago, while hosting some friends at our house to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, I was astounded by how many Christians had so many misconceptions about Israel and were Biblically uniformed about their Judeo-Christian heritage. I felt there needed to be an avenue to expose all these lies and misconceptions about Israel and to encourage the Church that it’s time to eradicate our long history of antisemitism and our replacement theology teaching that we somehow replaced the Jewish people as God’s chosen people.”
~Producer Brian Sanders
Amen to that!
I’m looking forward to the film and will pray for God’s supernatural wisdom and guidance as they produce it. I hope you will, too. Let’s consider how we might use this film (and other resources) to educate and encourage our Christian brothers and sisters about the importance of our Jewish roots, and the importance of standing with Israel.
Meanwhile, here is the trailer:
For if the Gentiles have had a share in the Jews’ spiritual “good things” it is only fair that they should look after the Jews as far as the good things of this world are concerned.
~Romans 15:27 (Phillips Translation)