Israel: Innovation Nation – Energy in Africa

Image result for tikkun olam meaningTikkun Olam: Acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world; making the world a better place.

It’s a traditional Jewish concept taken very literally by many Israelis!  Israel is known as the “innovation nation,” and they didn’t come by it accidentally.  Since before the re-birth of Israel, the Jews have had to figure out how to make things work for the good of many…or risk the disappearance of and entire people group!  They had to work hard simply to exist.

Today, Israel is full of ideas that impact the world.  A couple days ago, one such Israeli innovator was featured during ICEJ’s Feast of Tabernacles celebration.  Her name is Sivan Yaari and she is founder and CEO of Innovation Africa.  They bring technology to Africa that helps villages overcome the terrible effects of drought, famine and extreme living conditions.

It is an incredible gift to the African people and well worth discovering.  Take a look:


PS: We’ll look at other Israeli innovations tomorrow during a teaching called “We Stand with Israel.”  Come join us at Calvary Community Church NW campus (Prayer Room) at 9:00 or Central campus (Room 403) at 11:00.  Info and directions.

Feast of Tabernacles Comes to a Close

While the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles will draw to a close at sundown tonight, the ICEJ-sponsored Feast of Tabernacles celebration has come to an end.  Having drawn thousands of Christians from almost 100 nations to Jerusalem for the celebration, about a quarter million more watched the live stream or recordings from the festive event.

When you draw Christians from around the world together, it is not your old-fashioned, sit-in-a-pew and listen to a preacher scenario!  Worship teams from places such as Brazil, Fiji and, yes, Israel took the stage to lead in worship, and messages were delivered from an international cast of speakers.  The “flavors” were as varied as neopolitan ice cream, but they all had one thing in common: they love Jesus Christ!

If you missed out on the international flare of worship, teaching and just plain ‘ol loving and supporting Israel, why not catch some of the recorded events!  Most are fairly lengthy (usually over 2 hours), but search around…you may find something interesting.  Or, watch the highlights from each day.  Here was the lineup:

  • Night 1 – October 6, 2017: Opening Celebration at Ein Gedi (Speaker: Angus Buchan, South Africa)
  • Night 2 – October 7, 2017: Parade of Nations (Speaker: ICEJ President, Juergen Buehler, Germany)
  • Night 3 – October 8, 2017: The Jerusalem Call (Special Guests)
  • Night 4 – October 9, 2017: Celebration (Speaker: Rene Terra Nova, Brazil)
  • Night 5 – October 10, 2017: Israeli Guest Night (Speaker: Juha Ketola, Finland)

All are available free of charge here.  (Click “Videos” or “Live Streaming”)  Enjoy…then why not plan to visit Israel for the 2018 Feast of Tabernacles!

60,000 Participate in Jerusalem March, Showing Support for Israel

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem is hosting a Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem, with thousands of Christians from over 90 nations participating.  The Jerusalem March each year falls during the Feast of Tabernacles, making it possible for those Christians celebrating the Feast to join in the 60,000-strong participants (not all of whom are Christians) who take to the streets to show love and support for Israel and the Jewish people.

That event ended just hours ago and you can find a report and festive videos and pictures in the Jerusalem Post.  Enjoy!


Feast of Tabernacles Videos on Demand

Related imageHi everyone!  The Jewish celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles continues until Wednesday at sundown.  One of the hallmarks of the most joyous of the Jewish feasts is eating meals and fellowshipping with family and friends in sukkot (temporary booths).  For Jews, this commemorates their redemption from Egyptian slavery, when they lived in temporary booths as they wandered the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land.

Colossians 2:16-17 teaches us that the feasts and festivals God gave to the Jewish people are a shadow of what is to come.  While Jews celebrate their freedom from Egypt (a worthy celebration), it is but a shadow.  Jesus is the substance, as He fulfilled each of the seven major feasts commemorated by the Jewish people.

So, the Feast of Tabernacles currently being celebrated, is a foretaste of the Millennium when, after Israel’s national salvation (Romans 11:26), all nations will go up to Jerusalem to worship the King of Kings!

Some are getting a head start!  The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem is hosting the 38th Feast of Tabernacles celebration, attended by thousands of Christians from around the world!  Imagine worshipping alongside brothers and sisters in Christ, from the other side of the world!

Did you know you can join in the action from afar?  Events are being live streamed from Jerusalem, but if the 10-hour time difference makes it difficult to view live, watch “on demand” after the event is over.  Events run through Wednesday evening!

Don’t miss out on the celebration!  Chag Sameach!