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Jewish People in need of medical care

October 18, 2019

RUSH to reach Jewish people with critical medical aid! $30 = life-saving medical care to 1 Jewish person in desperate need! Even now our teams are already preparing for another year of Jewish Voice Medical Outreaches. And as we prepare for another year of Medical Outreaches, we’re seeking to be wise stewards and counting the cost of what it’ll take to expand our reach and move ahead. And because of your love for Israel and the Jewish people, I believe you want to do everything possible ...

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Turkey invades Syria: What it means for Israel

October 18, 2019

"And the shalom of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Messiah Yeshua” —Philippians 4:7 More potential threats against Israel as violent conflict in Syria continues As the U.S. military withdraws from Syria, the balance of power in this already tumultuous region of the world is essentially up for grabs. What’s even more devastating, the vacuum created by the departure of American troops will potentially be filled by powers that don’t ...

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Sukkot Remembrances, Day 7

October 16, 2019

Remembering Our Relationship with Him The booths of Sukkot offer us symbols of the fragility and transient nature of life. Tents are temporary, and so are our earthly lives. This physical world is the only one we’ve known, and though we accept that we’ll someday leave it, life-in-the-moment on planet Earth can feel rather sure. But it really isn’t. Our life could end in any given minute. Besides which, this world won’t last. God is preparing to reveal the New Heaven and New Earth, and thi...

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Sukkot Remembrances, Day 6

October 16, 2019

Remembering God’s Presence Remembering Israel’s wilderness days reminds us of how God’s presence dwelled with them during their decades-long wandering. As they roamed the desert, they did so by the guidance of God’s presence represented to them in a pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night. After the tabernacle – a tent – was built, God’s glory resided in the innermost room called the Holy of Holies. The booths, or tents, of Sukkot depict God’s desire to live in fellowship with His peo...

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Sukkot Remembrances, Day 5

October 16, 2019

Remembering God’s Divine Protection The booths that we build today for Sukkot represent the tents that God had the Israelites live in during their 40-year sojourn in the wilderness. Their tents protected them from the elements and serve as reminders of God’s divine protection of us today. In the Scriptures, God is shown to be our protector. He has been faithful to Israel throughout history when time and time again, enemies have attempted to annihilate her. She is still here, regathered int...

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Sukkot Remembrances, Day 4

October 16, 2019

Remembering God’s Holiness In thinking back to the Israelites in the wilderness, we remember that the first generation’s disobedience cost them the Promised Land. Because of their rebellion and sin, none from the generation that left Egypt was permitted to enter the Land God said He would give to His people, except Joshua and Caleb. The multitudes died in the wilderness, and only their children after them entered. God is holy. He is merciful and kind, but He is also holy. Moses was only pe...

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Sukkot Remembrances, Day 3

October 15, 2019

Remembering God’s Provision God instructs us at Sukkot to remember that He made the Israelites live in tents in the wilderness. Their wandering experience was more complicated than merely living in temporary housing as they traveled. The barren desert offered no food or water for them. They could not have survived it without God’s supernatural provision. He supplied food out of nowhere with a fresh crop of manna each morning, giving the Children of Israel one day’s nourishment at a time. H...

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Simchat Torah: Celebrating a Priceless Gift

October 13, 2019

God gave Israel the Feasts to remember historical events, and He explained how to commemorate them before Him. Jewish people say a blessing that honors and thanks God for new things or when they do something for the first time in a new year. They bless God for their waking in the morning and again at night for Him seeing them through the day. And, they have a day set aside to intentionally celebrate God’s Word. Simchat Torah (SIM-khat TOR-ah) means “Joy of the Torah.” Speaking precisely,...

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Sukkot Remembrances, Day 2

October 13, 2019

Remembering God’s Deliverance The Feast of Sukkot invites us to remember the Israelites journey in the wilderness and what God did for them. Leading to their release from captivity is a trail lined with miracles of deliverance. For instance, the plagues that God brought upon Egypt affected the whole nation except in the area of Goshen, where the Jewish people lived. The final plague – the angel of death – visited all Egypt but passed over every Jewish home with doorframes covered by the blood...

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Sukkot Remembrances, Day 1

October 13, 2019

Rabbis teach that at Sukkot, we recount four things: that God is a God of remembrance, deliverance, holiness and provision. There are three more that, as Messianic Jewish Believers, we find appropriate to celebrate during the Feast of Sukkot: God’s protection, His presence, and our relationship with Him. Join us each day of Sukkot for another devotion focusing on one of these remembrances. Our God of Remembrance God knows us. He knows how forgetful we are. Thus, He established certain Feas...

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