Romans 11:26 states very clearly that the Lord has ordained a set time in history when “All Israel shall be saved.” This occurs as the “fullness of the Gentiles” comes in and the blindness comes off of the eyes of the Jewish People. I believe we are living in those days. Now is the “set time to favor Zion,” the time that God has ordained for the restoration of the Jewish People. Jewish ministries, like Jewish Voice, are destined to move into central focus as the Church understands the role Israel and the Jewish People play in the Last Days preceding the return of the Messiah.
Jewish Voice at a Glance
Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel, engage the church concerning Israel and the Jewish People and grow the Messianic Jewish Community. Our vision is to transform lives and see all Israel saved.
What’s Behind the Name?
Jewish Voice Ministries (JVM), Jewish Voice Ministries Canada (JVMCA), and Jewish Voice Ministries UK (JVMUK) has been given the charge to proclaim the Good News of Yeshua around the world to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile. Though it is not uncommon for a Messianic ministry to proclaim the Good News, this ministry’s uniqueness is encapsulated in its name: Jewish Voice. Let’s unpack these two words in Hebrew so you can learn more about the purpose and vision of this vital, End-Time ministry.
The voice that is making itself heard through JVM is distinctly Jewish. The word y’hudiy comes from the name Y’hudah, Judah—who was one of the twelve sons of Israel. After the northern kingdom of Israel was dispersed, all that remained was the southern kingdom of Judah. As such, the term y’hudiy eventually became the accepted geopolitical term that continues even today to refer to all physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Since the Jewish People are the surviving remnant of Israel, whatever is accomplished among the Jewish People is therefore an accomplishment on behalf of the entire Nation of Israel.
Over the centuries, the Jewish People have faced many challenges and great adversity. When we consider the meaning of the name y’hudiy we can see why this is the case. At its root, y’hudiy means “praised,” specifically with reference to praise for God.
The prophetic significance of this name is profound. The Jewish People’s “job,” if you will, has always been to praise God among the nations—in other words, to be a Nation of proclaimers of the Good News of God. The mission and purpose for Israel to be a voice to the nations has been part of God’s plan from the beginning. It’s no wonder antagonistic forces in the world have historically done their best to keep the Jewish voice quiet.
If it is the Jew’s “job” to praise God among the nations, how else can JVM fulfill its mission without making its Jewish voice heard? This kol is not a figurative voice that abstractly represents a point of view or perspective. In Hebrew, kol is literally a sound or noise—it audibly calls out with the deliberate intention of being heard; it has a clear message with a discernable meaning.
The voice of JVM plainly and powerfully calls out Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first...” This is the message that every Jewish voice is called to proclaim—that the Good News of Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, is the power of God for the salvation of all people . . . and that this message was intended to go “to the Jew first” for a purpose.
Now more than ever, there is a prophetic imperative for a Jewish voice that proclaims the Good News of Yeshua. The Jewish People themselves need to hear this voice so that they can respond to its call, and we can collectively fulfill our destiny to be a voice for God to the nations. When the Jewish People are spiritually restored to God through the Messiah Yeshua, a united Jewish voice will be unsilenced, and the sound will call all the nations of the earth to proclaim that Yeshua is Messiah, and the God of Israel our King!