Over These Things We Weep

July 17, 2018

Over these things, I weep. My eyes overflow with water. ―Lamentations 1:16a National days of mourning are not unusual. Countries often mark the passing of a prominent leader with an official day of sorrow, and many establish holidays to commemorate significant tragedies in their nation’s history. But none compares to Israel’s day of grief. The ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av –Tisha B’Av (TISH-ah B’AV) in Hebrew – is the anniversary of multiple catastrophes that struck the Jewish peo...

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A Joyous Shavuot to You!

May 19, 2018

God gave us the Torah, His Word and instruction, on Shavuot in the wilderness. God put His law in our hearts when He gave us the Holy Spirit on Shavuot after Yeshua’s death. May you be filled with the wonder of His Word and the power of His presence this Shavuot. Chag Sameach! • Joyous Holiday! Click here to learn the history and importance of Shavuot. Think you know Shavuot? Take our fun quiz.

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They hoped for a miracle and Jesus didn't disappoint

May 17, 2018

It truly was a miracle! During our recent Medical Clinic in Woliso, Ethiopia, a man brought his teenage daughter for care. She had suffered from seizures throughout her young life. Unfortunately, the medicine that might have helped her is not something we have on hand at our Clinics. So she and her father turned to our prayer tent, where we prayed for them and shared Yeshua (Jesus). Both responded by giving their lives to the Lord! Afterward, they started the long, 28-mile walk bac...

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God’s Gifts at Shavuot

May 14, 2018

Shavuot (SHAH-voo-ote) is the last of the Spring Feasts. It was one of three pilgrimage Feasts of the Jewish year when all physically able Jewish men were to bring to Jerusalem the first of their harvest as an offering to the Lord. Along with the harvest offering, Shavuot observance also included a Sabbath in which no work was to be done, a holy gathering of the people and sacrifices. It is also a time when Jewish people commemorate God giving the Torah (TORE-ah) to His people. The Torah cons...

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Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut

April 16, 2018

Before Israel rejoices, she mourns. Before she celebrates her independence, she honors those who died protecting it. Yom HaZikaron (Yohm Hah-Zee-kah-ROHN) is Israel’s Memorial Day. It falls the day before Israelis celebrate their independence on Yom HaAtzmaut (Yohm Hah-AHTZ-mah-oot). The deliberate pairing of these two holidays side-by-side highlights the fact reality that the freedom of Israel today rests squarely on the sacrifices of those who fought to defend her existence and protect her...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 8

April 06, 2018

Remembering God’s Provision In the midst of a trial, it’s not always easy to see how God is providing and sustaining us. But afterward, when we’re out of the line of fire, many times we can recognize God’s hand turning events in our favor, protecting us and keeping us afloat. The Israelites wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. They were more than a million strong as a people. In a desolate landscape, God gave daily food and water to their throng – for four decades. In the book of Deute...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 7

April 05, 2018

Remembering God’s Presence As God called the Israelites out of Egypt, He established His presence with them right way. He assured the newly freed slaves that He was with them to guide and protect them. “Adonai went before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead the way and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light. So they could travel both day and night. The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night never departed from the people.” ―Exodus 13:21 God...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 6

April 04, 2018

Remembering Manna and Bread The Israelites spent 40 years wandering in the desert. The land was barren and desolate with scant food or water. But God provided. “Then Adonai said to Moses, ‘Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you….” ―Exodus 16:4 God performed a daily miracle to feed the Jewish people in the wilderness. Each morning, they awakened to manna on the ground. Any leftovers spoiled and were of no use for the next day, so every evening was an exercise in t...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 5

April 03, 2018

Remembering God’s Direction If you look at a Bible map showing Goshen, where the Hebrew slaves lived in northern Egypt, you’ll notice that the Red Sea they crossed is south of Goshen, but the Promised Land is north. So, why did God lead the Jewish people out of Egypt in the opposite direction of their destination? Why not take them across the top of the Sinai Peninsula along the Mediterranean Sea for a direct route to the Land He would give them? “After Pharaoh had let the people go...

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