JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Taking the love of the Lord to a new region!

October 14, 2020

This has been a year of changes. Changed plans, changed schedules, changed expectations. And yet, our hopes remain high, and our faith is rising. We are more confident than ever that the Lord is in control – leading, guiding and providing. God is also reminding us to do everything in love. Our hearts are stirred with love for the Dawro people of the Southern Nations region of Ethiopia. We are particularly eager to bless the Jewish people there as they have experienced not only hardship but al...

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Pray for Israel on Bless Israel Sunday: People

October 12, 2020

Bless Israel Sunday is an opportunity for you to discover things about God’s faithfulness you may have never known before. In this “Pray for Israel” blog series, you’ll find a prayer for Israel along with information to serve as a starting-off point from which to add your own prayers. People There is no end to a list of categories into which people can fall based on various common ground they share, whether related to age, gender, marriage, skills, interests or life experiences. The...

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Pray for Israel on Bless Israel Sunday: Government

October 10, 2020

Bless Israel Sunday is an opportunity for you to discover things about God’s faithfulness you may have never known before. In this “Pray for Israel” blog series, you’ll find a prayer for Israel along with information to serve as a starting-off point from which to add your own prayers. Government in Israel Israel has both a president and a prime minister. The prime minister bears the most authority while the president (currently President Reuven Rivlin) serves a mostly ceremonial role...

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Simchat Torah – Rekindling Joy

October 09, 2020

The Bible. Do we really know the treasure we hold in our hands? Do we truly grasp the priceless gift that rests on our nightstands, sits on our end tables, or resides in the depths of our phones? It’s the very Word of God and filled with God Himself. Jewish people celebrate God’s Word with a special holiday called Simchat Torah, which means “Joy of the Torah.” In its strictest sense, the word Torah refers to the first five books of the Bible in which God recorded the origin of the world...

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You can help save lives!

October 09, 2020

I am writing to ask for your help in meeting the needs of women and children in Israel who are facing great difficulty because of the pandemic and economic challenges that have followed. Let me start by sharing what the founder of one of the partner organizations we work closely with in Israel told us. I want you to hear his words and his heart. He said he is “hard-pressed” to remember a time in the last 20 years he’s led the ministry “where the people of Israel were in such need of ho...

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Will numbers keep going down?

October 08, 2020

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”” Matthew 6:33 NIV As Sukkot comes to an end, let us continue to recognize God’s provision and pray according to His will. To do this, we must seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. Thank you for your prayers on behalf of Israel and her people. Just this week, the coronavirus infection rate is beginning to go down – after a few weeks of record-high numbers that forced the countr...

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Dwelling with God – Sukkot Devotion, Day 7

October 08, 2020

Our Future Dwelling “I also heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling of God is among men, and He shall tabernacle among them. They shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them and be their God.’” ––Revelation 21:3 When Israel wandered in the wilderness, they lived in temporary housing. God was leading them to the Land He promised to give them. There they would settle in and live in permanent residences. God instituted the Feast of Tabernacles ...

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Dreaming of traveling to Israel?

October 07, 2020

The Sea of Galilee is one of many inspiring sites you’ll visit on the Jewish Voice Ministries Celebrate Israel 2021 Tour. Imagine with us… The disciples had seen the risen Messiah twice. But still, after giving up everything to follow Him for three years, what could they do now? They didn’t know what else to do, so they went back to the place where Yeshua (Jesus) originally found them and resumed what they had been doing then: They went fishing on the Sea of Galilee. They didn’t catch...

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Dwelling with God – Sukkot Devotion, Day 6

October 07, 2020

Bearing Fruit through Abiding “I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for apart from Me, you can do nothing.” ––John 15:5 Jewish families often decorate the sukkah in their yard with a harvest theme, representing God’s bountiful provision. Traditional adornments include hanging fruit from the ceiling. This is a fitting illustration of God’s harvest gifts and also of the effects that abiding in God’s presence has on our lives...

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Dwelling with God – Sukkot Devotion, Day 5

October 06, 2020

Abiding in God’s Love “Just as the Father has loved Me, I also have loved you. Abide in My love!” ––John 15:9 Imagine if you could live in a structure that is made of love itself. It sounds cozy and safe, doesn’t it? Well, God invites us to take up residence in His love. He wants us to dwell with Him each day within the secure abode of His overflowing love. His love surrounds and shelters us like the walls and roof of a home. For we who believe in Jesus the Messiah, our home...

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