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Hope that Delivers: Thoughts from the Book of Exodus

April 05, 2020

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of realities not seen. —Hebrews 11:1 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and shalom in trusting, so you may overflow with hope in the power of the Ruach ha-Kodesh (Holy Spirit). —Romans 15:13 Stop for a moment and think. What are you hoping to be delivered from at this time? It might be something specific, like global pandemic. It might be something more abstract but every bit as real and pervasive, like fear. The bo...

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Taking Hold of Hope During Darkest Times | Day 7

April 03, 2020

While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him a second time: 2 “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: 3 ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ ... “Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security." Jeremiah 33:1-3, 6 As w...

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Taking Hold of Hope During Darkest Times | Day 5

April 03, 2020

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds ...

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Taking Hold of Hope During Darkest Times | Day 6

April 02, 2020

Jeremiah said, “The word of the Lord came to me: 7 Hanamel son of Shallum your uncle is going to come to you and say, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth, because as nearest relative it is your right and duty to buy it.’ 8 “Then, just as the Lord had said, my cousin Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guard and said, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. Since it is your right to redeem it and possess it, buy it for yourself.’ “I knew that this was the word of the Lord; 9 so...

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Taking Hold of Hope During Darkest Times | Day 4

April 02, 2020

I am with you and will save you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only in due measure; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.’ 12 “This is what the Lord says: “‘Your wound is incurable, your injury beyond healing. 13 There is no one to plead your cause, no remedy for your sore, no healing for you. ... But I will restore you ...

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Taking Hold of Hope During Darkest Times | Day 3

April 01, 2020

Lord, you are the hope of Israel; all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the Lord, the spring of living water. Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. Jeremiah 17:13-14 (NIV) As we watch COVID-19-related death tolls rise day by day, and as we grapple with the fragility of life, Jeremiah’s words here should both challen...

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Taking Hold of Hope During Darkest Times | Day 2

March 31, 2020

This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NIV) The coronavirus pandemic has, if nothing else, revealed to us the fragility of lif...

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Taking Hold of Hope During Darkest Times

March 30, 2020

The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you see, Jeremiah?” “I see the branch of an almond tree,” I replied. The Lord said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.” Jeremiah 1:11-12 (NIV) The prophet Jeremiah bore the heavy burden of delivering messages from Heaven to the kings, priests, and people of Israel about the pending judgment for their sin, the destruction of Jerusalem for her idolatry, and coming captivity of the Jewish peopl...

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A Deliverer Who Has Come for Israel and the Nations!

March 27, 2020

Here at Jewish Voice, the Lord is stirring our hearts towards the nations. That’s nothing new, but He seems to be stirring us in a new way. God is saying something about the nations! Who could have imagined, just a few short months ago, when He began to put this heightened burden on our hearts, what would be going on in the nations of the world today? The coronavirus pandemic has captured the focus of the entire globe and has touched nearly every country on Earth. We believe that, as we p...

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Daily Encouragement from Jonathan Bernis

March 24, 2020

Jonathan Bernis, Jewish Voice Ministries International President and CEO, will share a message of encouragement each day for us to grow in our faith together. Every day he will include a new verse for us to confess out loud over ourselves, our family and friends, and the communities we live in. Your friends at Jewish Voice are praying for you and your loved ones regularly during these uncertain times. We are in this together! Encouraging Message of the Day from Jonathan Bernis |04.03.20| ...

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