JEWISH VOICE BLOG

The Power of God's Word, Spoken

June 10, 2015

What does it mean to confess? Usually, the first thing that comes to mind is admitting a wrong-doing or sin. While this concept of confession is important in our relationship with God and one another, there is more to the word confess than admitting our wrongs. The fuller definition includes the concept of declaring something you believe. The Greek language gives even more insight into the meaning of confess. To confess means: to agree, to profess, and “I consent fully” ( Bible Hub & Bible H...

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Medical Missions: He Came to Be Baptized

June 10, 2015

His name is Smart, and we met him last year in Gutu, Zimbabwe. Thousands came to the JVMI clinic for medical or dental treatment, but Smart came for a different reason... He came to be baptized. Three months earlier, he had heard the Good News and came to understand “the truth and light of Jesus.” Before then, he was Muslim. When he came to faith in Yeshua, the Muslim community abandoned him, no longer helping him with food and clothing like they had previously. “I told them they can ke...

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Will Israel Be Treated Fairly?

June 04, 2015

Two deeply troubling developments for Israel emerged at the United Nations this week. You will recall that last summer, Israelis of every age, race, and faith were under fire from Palestinian terrorists launching missiles in Gaza. In many cases, these missiles were launched from schools, hospitals, and densely populated neighborhoods. In retaliating against these attacks, Israeli Defense Forces took extraordinary care to avoid civilian casualties. That’s when the UN Human Rights Council — ...

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Israel in the Crosshairs - When Gazans Fight Each Other

June 03, 2015

What happens when two groups of Palestinians can’t get along with each other? They fire at Israel, of course. Gazans fire rockets at Israel during the 50-day fighting in 2014 Operation Protective Edge. Source: IDF Blog Last Tuesday night, at least one rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip and struck southern Israel outside Ashdod. No damage or injuries were reported. The attack appears to be a result of a dispute within Islamic Jihad amid the transition of power from outgoing to incoming l...

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Odessa Jewish Community Mulls Emergency Evacuation

June 02, 2015

“Odessa Jewish Community Mulls Emergency Evacuation” I found the above headline in The Jerusalem Post both shocking and chilling. That’s why I am compelled to write today to make you aware of a very special situation in Ukraine. Although that news report appeared about a year ago, the situation for the Jews of Ukraine in general — and for those in historic Odessa in particular — remains deeply worrying. Last year, Jewish families in Odessa watched in fear as Russian special forces t...

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Messianic Judaism Ordains First Zimbabwean Overseer

June 02, 2015

By Troy Wallace Director of Congregation and Leadership Development Jewish Voice Ministries International I want to tell you about what the Lord is doing in Zimbabwe among the Lemba. At the end of April, we held a JVMI seminar in Zimbabwe for leadership training in Messianic Judaism. The Messianic Leadership Training (MLT) event ran concurrently with a successful Jewish Voice medical missions clinic in Mberengwa that led to over 600 new confessions of Yeshua – to God be the glor...

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Turkish Jews Could Be Relocating

May 28, 2015

The forced expulsion of Jewish People from Spain in 1492 represents one of the most tragic chapters in the world’s long, sad history of anti-Semitism. On July 30th of that year, all of the Jews of Spain who refused to convert to Roman Catholicism — possibly 500,000 or more people — were driven out of the kingdom by decree of the king and queen, Ferdinand and Isabella. Tens of thousands of Jewish refugees died while trying to reach safety. In some instances, Spanish ship captains charged Je...

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Prayer Points: The Fields Are Ripe for Harvest

May 27, 2015

As we meditate on the things of the Lord, our hearts are drawn to Yeshua’s (Jesus’) assurance that the fields are ripe for the harvest. We are praying for a global harvest of Jewish Believers in these challenging and yet prophetic times! Here are some specific harvest fields which need the careful tending of prayer to bring forth and sustain fruit: Zimbabwe We are still praising God and praying following our successful Mberengwa, Zimbabwe Outreach. Please pray: • For the discipling of new...

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Mberengwa Medical Mission – So Many Lives Changed!

May 27, 2015

This woman was baptized after putting her faith in God during our 2015 medical outreach in Mberengwa, Zimbabwe. We had an amazing time on our Zimbabwe medical mission! Being able to meet the needs of the Lemba community and their neighbors in Mberengwa was a wonderful privilege. We will be sharing photos and stories with you shortly, but we also wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your prayers! We are thrilled to report the success of another clinic that provided desperately...

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Wanted: Medical Missions Ambassadors!

May 26, 2015

One of the most heartbreaking moments of each outreach comes on the last day. It’s the time when we have to walk out to the still very long line of desperately needy people and tell them the clinic is closing, and we can’t treat them. Your support of Jewish Voice means so much to us. We couldn’t do what God has called us to without you. The truth is, however, the fewer the number of medical professionals and volunteers we have on an outreach, the more people we have to turn away on the last d...

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