“Today, many Gentile believers are returning once again to the celebration of Shavuot under the auspices of Messianic Judaism. While Christian tradition focuses primarily on the Acts 2 outpouring of the spirit in its celebration of Pentecost, a Messianic Jewish celebration of Shavuot focuses on both this outpouring and the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people. In some ways Shavuot represents the totality of the believers walk, spirit and truth. God not only gave Israel his precious instruction and desired they share it with the nations, but he also gave his people the Holy Spirit which enables us to walk out those instructions and spread the kingdom of heaven. Chag Sameach!”
“Paul said it like this: “No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.”
Don’t most of us do the opposite? We busy ourselves with “civilian pursuits” and occasionally jump into the battle when we feel compelled. Kingdom service is something we visit on a mission trip, day of service, or prayer meeting. Being entangled in the civilian lifestyle has become the accepted norm. It is even applauded so long as we can point to some occasional Kingdom activity. But doesn’t Scripture tell us to live differently? And wouldn’t your life be more “abundant” if you could figure out a way to be on the battlefield every day?
You may be looking at your life and assuming you have no options. Isn’t a person with bills, family, and responsibilities destined to be “entangled in civilian pursuits”?
Absolutely not. You and I were made for more.”
from Michael Youssef.com
“Whether the president believes it or not, the Day of Judgment is coming when the mighty and powerful will face the Judge of all the earth. And He will not be intimidated nor persuaded by office holders or celebrities.
This Judge will not only see actions and words, but He will also read the secrets of hearts and minds. He will judge motives and intentions. His judgment will not be open to loopholes nor insanity pleas. He will not be clouded by rationalizations of political expedience, nor the excuse of “my advisors made me do it.”
I plead with Mr. Obama to examine the Scriptures and read about those who stand with the persecuted and the sufferers. I plead with Mr. Obama to convert his tin ear into an ear attuned to the sound of their plight. ”
Alabama’s Jewish community may be small—less than 1 percent of the population—but it has always made a lasting impact on the state.
Israel, much like the small Jewish communities of Alabama, makes large and meaningful contributions to the world. Standing as a shining example of freedom, justice, peace and equality, she has been a tremendous blessing to the world as a global leader in science, technology, medicine and democracy.
The U.S. and Israel share many of the same values. We hold the same value for human life, love of freedom and faith in G-d. The inspirational Israeli people, who prosper in the face of constant attacks, display unwavering faith and courage to the world.
Alabama has been honored to have such a history of supporting Israel, and so should the entire country.
Four young men touring through the southeast with a message of the importance of the land and people of Israel. These are Israel farmers/vinedressers who have been dedicated to supporting our Creator’s chosen people and chosen land in such a time as this.
The “For Zion’s Sake” presentation is free, the message is good, and the cause is important to our Creator. We have heard, “Find out what G-d is doing and join Him.” For those involved, there is understanding that there may be nothing happening on the planet that is more important than the current restoration of and support for the people holding onto the heartland (misnomered “West Bank) of Israel. It is said that approximately 80% of the Bible was written in this small area (heartland of Israel – Samaria/Shomron).
Who are the remnant who desire the Father’s heart, make effort to hear the call, draw the line, and stand firm? These young men are examples of the calling.