JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Reflecting on Shavuot

May 29, 2020

Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. It was fifty days after God had delivered the Israelites from slavery to Egypt, calling them out to be a nation of His own. When He gave them His Law, He drew them deeper still into relationship with Him. The people of Israel received His Word and committed to following Him. As we receive God’s Word, we receive Him. Scripture tells us that the Word of God is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12) and is infused with His Spirit (2 Timothy 3:1...

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Shavuot/Pentecost, Night of Promise and Israel news

May 28, 2020

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” Romans 15:13 (NIV) This weekend is Shavuot/Pentecost! Historically, this period of time has been one of waiting in hopeful anticipation of what the Lord has in store for the season ahead for His people. I believe God is working in wonderful and amazing ways during this challenging time and will continue to unfold His plan. We just need to wait o...

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The Anticipation of Shavuot

May 28, 2020

Shavuot marks the end of a season of anticipation. It is a harvest festival and one of three pilgrimage feasts of the Jewish year. For such holidays, each physically able, adult Jewish male was to travel to Jerusalem to present his offering. In the case of Shavuot, he offered the first of his barley harvest. Jewish tradition teaches that God gave the Torah (the Law) to His people at Mount Sinai on the date of Shavuot. The Israelites had been freed from 400 years of slavery as a people. They t...

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This is an urgent call to prayer

May 27, 2020

This is an urgent call to prayer for an amazing event, coming up immediately! This year, we experienced a Passover like never before. The whole world was behind closed doors, praying for protection from a “plague.” As a result, Believers have been connecting globally through technology to worship, pray, seek the Lord and declare the Lord’s blessing over their cities and nations. But what’s next? The Lord spoke to Rabbi Jonathan Bernis regarding Shavuot and Pentecost’s significance, w...

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Join us in prayer for GOD TV!

May 26, 2020

Jonathan Bernis and Jewish Voice Ministries International are so grateful for all our Christian brothers and sisters who have supported our mission and stood by Israel throughout the years. In keeping with our vision, we ask that you join us in prayer for our friends at GOD TV and Shelanu TV during this season. Ward Simpson, CEO of GOD TV, is a dear friend to our ministry and a man after God’s heart in all he does. As GOD TV launched, Shelanu TV, the first Hebrew speaking network in Israel to...

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Future Glory | Day 7

May 25, 2020

Who remains among you who saw this House in its former glory? So how do you see it now? Does it not seem as nothing in comparison in your eyes? …The treasures of all the nations will come, and I will fill this House with glory, says Adonai-Tzva'ot…The glory of this latter House will be greater than the former," says Adonai-Tzva'ot." —Haggai 2:3, 7,9 Life in Jerusalem was being rebuilt after disaster. Expectations were high. In short order, the altar was built and sacrifices began. It w...

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A Prepared Heart | Day 6

May 25, 2020

"For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Torah of Adonai (the Law of the Lord) and to do it, and to teach its statutes and ordinances in Israel" (Ezra 7:10). Ezra prepared His heart to seek God's Word, to do it and to teach it. Notice what this Scripture doesn't say. It doesn't say: "Ezra prepared his heart to be the leader of a great revival." Or, "Ezra prepared his heart to be well-known and respected enough for kings and people in places of authority to know and call on him for great a...

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A Renewed Covenant | Day 5

May 25, 2020

“Therefore tell them, thus says Adonai-Tzva'ot, 'Return to Me' – it is a declaration of Adonai-Tzva'ot – 'and I will return to you,' says Adonai-Tzva'ot.” —Zechariah 1:3 The prophets had spoken to the Jewish people of Judah and now as exiles in Babylon: Return to Jerusalem! Check Rebuild the Temple! Check Return to the Lord! Check Things are looking good for the Jewish people of the 5th and 6th centuries. Better than they've looked in a long time. Yet by the time we r...

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Shavuot, A Musical Interlude | Day 4

May 25, 2020

Hope implies an expectation of something good. When you and I hope for something, we have at least a slight expectation that it will happen. When it comes to our faith, hope is the confident expectation that what God has promised will come to pass, and the strength of our hope rests in His faithfulness alone. There have always been seasons of hope and expectation in the history of Israel, and they have often been sandwiched in the midst of troublesome times. We've seen this in the story of E...

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