Jesus’ Jewishness Leads an American Jew to Messiah!

Hi everyone!  I am continually amazed at God’s timing of things!  If you follow, you know I’m currently teaching through a study called Why Israel Matters. During the live lesson this morning, part of the focus was the Jewishness of Jesus.  (ie – Jesus was circumcised on the eighth day, was presented at the Temple as the first born, taught in the synagogues, observed the feasts and was ultimately crucified as “King of the Jews.”)

Likewise, Paul, other New Testament writers, the apostles and the first followers of Jesus were all Jews.  We have a Jewish Bible, filled with Jewish characters!

By God’s divine timing, I just saw the testimony below of a Jewish man who, upon seeing the “Jewishness” of the Bible, met the Messiah!  I just love it when God does this!

So, enjoy…

BTW – follow the summaries of each lesson here on this blog, or join us live at CavlaryPHX (Phoenix AZ) each Sunday morning at 11 am in Room 209. (Directions and more info.)

Word from Jerusalem – July 2018

Blessed Lord’s Day, dear friends!

I want to bless you with the latest issue of Word from Jerusalem, the monthly publication of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ).  This month’s e-magazine’s focus is on the impact of Israel’s re-birth.

Yes, it is a very big deal, not only in Israel, but for Jews and Christians around the world, as the prophetic impact is eternal!  In May, Israel celebrated the 70th anniversary of her rebirth, and is enjoying great prosperity…just as Scripture says they will!  (Read Ezekiel 38 for evidence.)

This issue contains articles such as:

  • The Impact of Israel’s Rebirth – written by ICEJ VP and Senior Spokesman, David Parsons.  (David was one of the attorneys who helped draft the Jerusalem Embassy Act that paved the way for the US Embassy’s move to Jerusalem.)
  • Learning to Remember: A Visit to Yad Vashem – Yad Vashem is the Holocaust Memorial, Museum and Educational center in Jerusalem
  • Was Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem the Right Thing to Do? – Daryl Hedding (Deputy Director of the US Branch of ICEJ) provides a well-thought commentary on the move of the embassy.
  • …many other articles highlighting the various ministries and outreaches of ICEJ

Here is the magazine.  I pray your are blessed by it!

Hamas Fires Rockets at Israeli Synagogue

In a 24 hour period earlier this weekend, Hamas launched close to 200 rockets at Israeli targets, including a synagogue near the Gaza border.  Here is a report from the IDF:

The Israeli response to the rocket attacks was strong and swift as over 40 strikes targeting Hamas training facilities, weapons storage caches, launch sites and terror tunnels were carried out by the IDF.  Gaza residents were warned with leaflets before the largest wave of strikes on targets in Gaza since Operation Protective Shield in 2014.

Praying friends, please continue to pray for:

  • Safety of those living near the Gaza border
  • Diligence and perseverance of the IDF
  • Freedom of the Gazan people from the tyranny of Hamas

Can a Jew Believe in Jesus?

That’s a good question.  But one that has very different answers, depending upon who you ask!  If the question is posed to  Jewish rabbi, you might get an answer such as: “A Jew can believe in Jesus, in the same way that a vegetarian can enjoy a steak” 

But, as we have studied this past week, salvation is from the Jews and it requires belief (faith) in Jesus the Messiah!

So, to remain on the theme of our study this week, I commend One for Israel’s article:

We Can’t be a Jew and Believe in Jesus?  Oh Really!?!

Enjoy…and shabbat shalom!