The Spirit and the Bride say “Come!”

Ahhhh…finally!  I’ve been waiting to share this because it just gives me “God bumps” to think of all that we’ve studied.  If you haven’t been with us over the past few days, this will have no impact without the foundation.  So please catch up on these posts before proceeding today:

The Bible tells us that Jesus will not return until His people invite Him back with these words: Baruch haba b’shem Adonai!  (Transliterated Hebrew meaning, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!)  (Matthew 23:39)

But we just learned that Revelation 22:17 may provide a clue as to what we, as believers, will say:  “Come!”

The Millennial Kingdom…the fulfillment of the Davidic Covenant…the Feast of Tabernacles will undoubtedly be the grandest time of worship and celebration every known to mankind.  In fact, we’ll be in our glorified bodies, so “mankind” has no clue what it will be like!  Nonetheless, I like to think about “practicing” for that day of worship to our King.

Here is a fitting video that leads me straight into the presence of the King!  I hope it leads you there too!  Enjoy…and see you in the Kingdom!

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!