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Chanukah, Night 6: Miracle of Purification

December 27, 2019

God’s instructions for building the Temple had included meticulous detail and beauty. The Temple was His holy dwelling place; it had to be pure. Its desecration at the hands of Antiochus’ regime was unbearable for God’s people. When they regained the Temple, they wanted to cleanse it and rededicate it as soon as possible. God performed the miracle of the oil, enabling the light to burn as they went about this most holy task. God works miracles in our hearts through the gift of new life and th...

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Look at what God did in 2019!

December 26, 2019

Through God’s provision, more than 91,000 people received physical healing and spiritual hope this year through the Outreaches of Jewish Voice Ministries International. These are individual people with real needs that God met through the work He has called us to do. And we are grateful to Him.Here are a few highlights of what God did in 2019: In Ambo Meda, Ethiopia, by God’s grace, He enabled us to treat more patients in a five-day Medical Clinic than we ever had before, changing 17,878 lives...

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Chanukah, Night 5: Miracle of God’s Light

December 26, 2019

Chanukah is about a miracle of light. One of the ways the Bible uses the word light is to represent knowledge. It’s a metaphor that is still used today: we are “enlightened” when we have knowledge and understanding but we’re “in the dark” when we don’t. In the Psalms, David refers to God’s Word as a lamp to light his way. A dark path conceals all kinds of dangers, but enter light, and we have information to guide our steps. With light, obstacles become visible and predators exposed. We see wh...

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Chanukah, Night 4: Miracle of Our Salvation

December 25, 2019

None of us deserves the salvation God grants to those who believe in Jesus, and we can’t earn it. We are marred by sins of long ago, let alone today, and we simply don’t measure up. Salvation is a pure gift of mercy and love offered by our holy God through Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). “We all like sheep have gone astray. Each of us has turned to his own way,” Isaiah 53:6 tells us. “So Adonai has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” That God would attribute our sin to Jesus and, in turn, count Yesh...

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Chanukah, Night 3: Miracle of Victory

December 24, 2019

The Maccabees faced daunting odds. It would take a miracle, but something had to be done to protect the Jewish people and regain the Temple. The Seleucid army had the backing of Antiochus, but God was on the Maccabees’ side. The small group of revolutionaries fought against the soldiers and, by God’s grace and power, took back the Temple. God gave them victory. God has given us a victory today that we could not attain without Him. Jesus, through His death and resurrection, won the victory ove...

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Pray with us this Chanukah

December 23, 2019

As we celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, and approach 2020, we at Jewish Voice are focusing on the Lord with fresh intensity, seeking Him for clarity and illumination as we move into the New Year. Please join us in praying for: Renewed passion to pursue the Lord, to know Him and make Him known Fresh vision and clarity as we seek God’s strategies for Jewish Voice, enabling us to move forward and run with them as He releases them Abundant resources to empower us to do all He is ...

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Chanukah, Night 2: Miracle of Jesus, Light of the World

December 23, 2019

Through another miracle, the birth of Jesus, God sent His Messiah to live among us as Emmanuel, “God with us.” During His ministry, Yeshua (Jesus) proclaimed that He is the Light of the World (John 8:12). Into a world darkened by evil, Jesus came to shine God’s light and show us the Father. What humility he had, to be born a baby, grow up and live among sinful humanity. His coming brought us bright hope for our desperate condition as sinners separated from God. Through Him, Believers have fel...

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Chanukah, Night 1: Miracle of Chanukah

December 22, 2019

A great miracle happened in Jerusalem in the second century B.C.E. Antiochus IV ruled over Israel, seized control of the Temple and defiled it with idols. His soldiers violently persecuted the Jewish people forcing idol worship and brutalizing and killing those who refused. A vastly outnumbered band of Jewish revolutionaries won back the Temple, and the people set out to cleanse and rededicate God’s holy sanctuary. Legend has it there was only enough undefiled oil to burn in the Temple lampst...

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Will you be a part of one more miracle this year?

December 16, 2019

Right now, we’re in our most critical fundraising season. In these few weeks, we need to raise nearly 11% of our funding for the entire year, and we need to do it before the clock strikes midnight on Tuesday, December 31. I know that’s a big endeavor. And it’s why I’m counting on your quick and generous gift of any amount you’re able to give. There’s tremendous need among the Jewish people and their neighbors — in Israel and throughout the world. As Believers in Jesus, we simply can’t t...

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The Miracle of Chanukah

December 13, 2019

Maybe all you know about Chanukah is that it occurs in December, Jewish people light candles and they receive gifts for eight days. But what’s behind these details of observance is both miraculous and inspiring. One thing to note before diving into the story of Chanukah is that throughout history, God’s enemy has been trying to annihilate the Jewish people because the promised Messiah would come from them. Since Jesus came to Earth, Satan continues to attack God’s Chosen People wanting only t...

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