Messianic Jews in Modern Israel
Thirteen years ago, loaded with two suitcases and a backpack, I boarded a plane and trekked from my birthplace in the United States to the homeland of my people, Israel. Within the next year, I was married and had officially immigrated to the Land. Since then, I’ve gained an entire apartment full of treasured belongings and a home filled with the playful laughter of my Israeli children.
Being a native English speaker with a thick American accent has its downfalls in Israel – taxi drivers always want to charge you extra money, for example. But it also has its perks. I write and edit newsletters of organizations that are doing spectacular work to serve their local communities, so I’ve often had the pleasure of communicating with the outside world about all the amazing happenings in and around the country.
What does it mean to be a Messianic Jew, especially in Israel?
Answering that question is a near impossibility – almost as hard as if one were to ask, “What or who is a Jew?” While Jewish believers in Jesus in Israel agree on the central tenets of our faith, we are extremely diverse in our family backgrounds, native tongues, theological interpretation of Scriptures, and how we live them out.
The modern State of Israel is relatively young and mostly populated by first, second, and third generation immigrant families – each from another country, speaking different languages, and holding a different set of traditions. While Hebrew is Israel’s national language, nearly 25 percent of the population speak Russian and 20 percent Arabic. Messianic congregational services are held in Hebrew, Russian, English, Amharic, French, Spanish, etc.
How many Messianic Jews live in Israel?
Trying to pinpoint an exact number of Jewish believers in Yeshua poses even more of a challenge. The last professional study was conducted in 1999 by Kai Kjaer-Hansen and Bodil F. Skjott. They found that there were nearly 5,000 believers (both Jewish and non-Jewish) attending Messianic congregations in the Land. While that number has certainly grown in the last two decades, it would be hard to describe that growth as a revival of massive proportions. In the “International Religious Freedom Report for 2017: Israel, Golan Heights, West Bank, and Gaza,” it says, “There is also a community of approximately 20,000 Messianic Jews, as reported by the Messianic Jewish community.” These estimated numbers are largely due to the fact that Messianic congregations are often attended by both Jewish and Gentile believers. In fear of retribution from anti-missionaries, congregations don’t post an exact number of members.
While most Israelis might now be able to tell you that they’ve met a Messianic Jew, most children from Messianic homes are still probably the only one in his or her school. These statistics show that Messianic Jews still make up only a fraction of a percent of the population, but it is apparent that Messianic Judaism has made huge gains in the awareness of the Israeli public.
How do Messianic Jews live?
The way Messianic Jews in Israel live out their Judaism is also quite varied. Most Messianic Jewish Israelis could not be called Torah observant, but a small number are, and they adhere to the rabbinical interpretation of Scripture. It would be difficult for many of us to distinguish the difference between these believers and the people in the Orthodox Jewish community. Their style of dress and their outward worship is compatible with that of the orthodoxy. Some will even attend a synagogue rather than a Messianic congregation.
On the flip side, some Messianic Jewish Israelis have completely distanced themselves from the Jewish religion. It would be hard to tell the difference between their weekly Shabbat services and that of a Christian church in any other part of the western world – except perhaps for the fact that the service is in Hebrew. However, the large majority of congregations and believers in the Land fall somewhere in the middle – celebrating the Jewish holidays in a way that recognizes Yeshua, using some traditional Jewish liturgy in worship services, and perhaps even keeping kosher. In spite of their differences, all Messianic Jews in Israel consider Yeshua the Messiah and are trying to express this unique belief in their everyday lives.
What is the status of Messianic Jews in Israel?
The status of Messianic Judaism in Israel is still under debate. Instead of being labeled Jewish or Christian, we have often been branded as a cult. As a result of this social stigmatism, often we are not considered worthy of being hired for a position or trustworthy enough to rent property. Many Messianic Jews are still not granted the right to make aliyah (immigrate) to Israel under the Right of Return, as the court generally sees Jewish believers as having converted to Christianity. Some small number of Messianic Jews still do immigrate every year but must jump through hoops to hide any evidence that they might be believers. This is especially true if they have ever openly shared their faith, as “missionary” is still considered a curse word in the Hebrew language. Despite all of these setbacks, Messianic Jews are free to practice their faith in Israel, and are starting to get a better reputation due to popular online videos in Hebrew and social projects that serve the community.
What do Israeli Messianic Jews have in common?
What can be said of Messianic Jews in Israel? We are a small, but growing and diverse community of believers in Yeshua (Jesus), outcast for, but living out our faith in a world that fails to see us as either Jewish or Christian. All of us share the same goal: to love, serve, and work to bring the good news of salvation through Yeshua to our people Israel.
This article originally appeared on Jews for Jesus and reposted with permission.
Shimon is on staff at the Tel Aviv branch of Jews for Jesus.
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So what did Solomon really ask for?
Wisdom, right? That’s what we all learned as children and, in addition when G-d responded to his request in 1 Kings 3:12, He said, “Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart.”
הנה, נתתי לך לב חכם ונבון.
But what did Solomon really ask for? The original Hebrew in 1 Kings 3:9 says:
ונתת לעבדך לב שמע, לשפט את-עמך, להבין בין טוב לרע.
“So give Your servant an understanding or a listening heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil.”
So the Hebrew says that Solomon’s request, when he could have asked for worldly treasures was a listening heart!
I grew up in a Jewish home where everyone was speaking at the same time and no one was listening because we were too busy thinking about what we’d say next. (This drives my husband crazy and it could explain why we have so many Jewish lawyers.)
Yet the watchword of the Jewish faith is the Sh’ma from Deuteronomy 6:4:
“Hear O Israel, the L-rd our G-d, the L-rd is one.”
שמע ישראל, יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחד.
There’s that word again – Sh’ma. The first letter of this proclamation is found on the outside of most mezuzah boxes and the mezuzah scroll within begins with – Sh’ma! Perhaps this is why G-d created us with one mouth and two ears, so we’d spend more time listening and less time speaking.
We’ve been learning more about listening during our prayer time from a ministry called LK10.com. So now often when praying with my husband and our children who are followers of Yeshua, we present our requests to G-d but then we take time to Sh’ma – to listen and then we journal what we hear. We do this because we believe that G-d is still speaking today and it’s vital to hear what He has to say about situations in our lives.
A listening heart is considered a wise and discerning heart in the eyes of the L-rd, so let’s talk less and listen more to what G-d is saying and also to what our loved ones are saying.
Carolyn Margolin-Hyde was raised in an Orthodox Jewish synagogue near Chicago. She graduated from University of Illinois and as an RN she practiced nursing for many years. After making Aliyah Carolyn served as worship leader at K’tsir Asher, The Harvest of Asher Congregation, in Akko, and then led worship at Kehilat Poriya, a congregation near Tiberius. She has written and recorded many worship songs in English and Hebrew and her worship CD’s include “Just Like Joseph” and “The Latter Rain”- contemporary worship CDs; “Deep Calls to Deep” – a soaking CD; and “Fine Linen” – worship with a touch of the blues.
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The truth about rapture and the Lord’s return
For the last 2000 years all true believers who have died have gone up into Heaven. Within that Body of believers in Heaven are those who are the members of Yeshua’s mystery Bride, waiting for the fullness of Yeshua’s Bridal party to be completed, so that the promised Marriage of the Lamb and His Bride can take place.
Many people have been teaching that the Rapture of Yeshua’s Bride will be with the Shofar, which is a major error. The Shofar is only used once more as Yeshua & His wife return from Heaven.
This is explained on pages 3 & 4 with 7 different Shofar Scriptures.
The fulfillment of the 4th Feast Shavuot takes place when the remnant, or remaining members of Yeshua’s Bride still on earth will be taken up to Heaven at the Midnight Hour, Matthew 25:6, in preparation for Yeshua’s Marriage in Heaven. (Revelation 19:7, 8)
The Bridegroom delayed until the Midnight Hour. (Matthew 25:5) In Revelation 10:1-7, we see a Mighty Messenger (whom I believe is Yeshua, verifed by every description in two or more places in the Bible) cries with a loud Voice as when a Lion Roars. (verse 3) I believe this is when the remnant of Yeshua’s Bride will be taken up to Heaven on Shavuot. For He then says that there will be delay no longer, but that then when the seventh angel begins to sound the seventh trumpet (Revelation 11:15) the Mystery of God would be finished as God declared to His servants the prophets.
What is this Mystery of God? I believe it’s Yeshua’s Marriage!
Yeshua’s Marriage in Heaven is on the mystery 5th Feast of the 7 Feasts, called Zichron Teruah in Leviticus 23:24 & Yom Teruah in Numbers 29. Zichron Teruah means memorable day of rejoicing!
Yeshua used His Voice as a Shofar first at Mount Sinai, called the First Trump. He will again use His Voice as a Shofar, called the Last Trump, also known as the Great Trumpet, when He returns from Heaven with His Bride & the rest of His saved armies on Yom Kippur, in Battle, at the end of the Day of the LORD.
The Messianic Body and the world wide Church have been teaching major errors for many years concerning the mystery of Rapture, and of Yeshua’s mystery Bride, because they have not known these Revelations of the mysteries of the Shofar of Yeshua.
There is no Pre or Mid or Post Trib Rapture of Yeshua’s remnant Bride, as so many are teaching. Almost all the different theories presented today about the Rapture of Yeshua’s Bride are using many Scriptures about the Shofar call of God to help explain their theories about Rapture. But the real Truth is that these Shofar Scriptures are all about the Lord Yeshua’s return; and not about the Rapture of Yeshua’s Bride!
Secondly, the Church is Yeshua’s Body, & not His Bride! (Ephesians 1:22, 23; Ephesians 4:11, 12; Colossians 1:18; 1st Corinthians 12:27) Within Yeshua’s Body is His mystery hidden Bride. The first step towards being Yeshua’s Bride is to be His disciple in the Walk of the Cross.
Remember, for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God! Romans 8:14 Yeshua’s remnant Bride will be taken up to Heaven when Yeshua told us, at the Midnight Hour (Matthew 25:6), which I believe is when Yeshua Roars like a Lion, in preparation for the Marriage of the Lamb, held shortly after. See Rev 10:3-7 & 11:15
The following are the ten places found in both the Old and New Covenants are where Lord Yeshua uses His Voice as a Trumpet or Shofar (ram’s horn) of God. The first time was at Mount Sinai.
1) And the LORD said to Moses, “Prepare the people, for on the third day the LORD shall come down, and when you hear the sound of the ‘trumpet’ (the Hebrew word here is ‘jubal’, Strong’s # 3104, for Jubilee) they shall come up to the base of the Mount.” And on the morning of the third day ‘the Shofar’ sounded from heaven and got louder and louder, and then more than two million people ‘freaked-out,’ trembling in the camp. (Exodus 19: 13, 16, 19; & 20:18) Here God referred to this first Shofar He sounded from Heaven as a Jubilee! The name of those first Shofar calls from the top of Mount Sinai have been called the First Trump!
The 2nd Shofar call as Yeshua returns on Yom Kippur seen 7 places:
2) And the LORD shall be seen over them, and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning, and the Lord GOD shall blow the Shofar, and go with whirlwinds from the south… (Zechariah 9:14)
* Notice that it says here that God Himself is blowing this Shofar!
Here we see the Lord Yeshua blowing this next Shofar, but God is also telling us on which Feast of the 7 Feasts of the LORD this will happen. For now let’s just call it, ‘the Feast of Battle!’
3) Behold, I tell you a mystery: we shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye, at the Last Trumpet! For the Trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (1st Corinthians 15: 51, 52)
4) And the Lord shall descend from heaven with a Shout, with the Voice of an Archangel, or the Angel, (or Messenger [Malakh] of the LORD), and with a Trumpet of God, and the dead in Messiah shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. (1st Thessalonians 4:16, 17) The Angel or Messenger of the Lord is the Lord Yeshua!
5a) For then there will be Great Tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall
- And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened (by God’s Wrath). Immediately after the Tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the Sign of the Son of Man will appear in Heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the Clouds of Heaven with Power and great Glory. And He will send His angels with a Great sound of a Trumpet, [Shofar Gadol or the Great Shofar] and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (Matthew 24:21, 22, 29-31)
5b) Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the Clouds with great Power and Glory. And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of Heaven. (Mark 13:24-27) …
… that He might gather together in One all things in Messiah, both which are in Heaven and which are on earth, in Him. Ephesians 1:10
5c) He shall call to the Heavens from above and to the earth, that He may Judge His people. “Gather My saints together to Me, those who have made a Covenant with Me, by sacrifice.” Psalm 50:4, 5
6) Isaiah 27:12 And it shall come to pass in that Day, that the LORD shall beat off [His fruit] from the flood of the River to the Brook of Egypt, and you shall be gathered one by one, O you children of Israel. 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a Great Shofar [the Shofar Gadol] shall be blown!
And they shall come who were about to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt; and they shall worship the LORD in the Holy Mountain (Zion) at Jerusalem.
7) All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth, when He lifts up a banner on the mountains, you see it; and when He blows a Shofar (Trumpet), you hear it! (Isaiah 18:3)
8) And you shall number seven sabbaths of years to you, seven times seven years; and there shall be to you the days of seven sabbaths of years, even forty and nine years. Then you shall make proclamation with the blast of the shofar on the tenth day of the seventh month; in the Day of Atonement [on Yom Kippur] shall you make proclamation with the shofar throughout all your land.
And you shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all the inhabitants; it shall be a Jubilee to you; and you shall return every man his possession, and you shall return every man his family. A Jubilee shall that fiftieth year be to you; … it shall be Holy to you; God’s Year of Jubilee! (Leviticus 25:8-11, 12)
Yeshua began His Galilean ministry by reading Isaiah 61:1, 2 in a synagogue in Nazareth; talking about liberty to the captives, the acceptable Year of the LORD, and God’s Day of Vengeance: Luke 2:18, 19 Was this read on Yom Kippur, on a year of Jubilee?
Yom Kippur is both God’s Day of Atonement and it is also God’s Day of Vengeance (the Day of Final Judgment)!
On a special Feast Day of Yom Kippur, in God’s true Year of Jubilee coming soon, our Lord Yeshua will sound that Great Jubilee Shofar Cry, as He returns from Heaven to earth in battle, coming with His Wife (Bride) and the rest of His saved Armies!
Yeshua speaks through the Shofar …
In Exodus 19:19 it says: ‘And when the blast of the Shofar sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by Voice.’ In Exodus 20:18, 19, 22, it says … and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off.
Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear! But let not God speak with us, lest we die!” Then the LORD said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘You have seen that I have talked to you from Heaven.’” Hebrews 12:19 says, ‘… the sound of a Trumpet and the Voice of Words, so that those who heard it begged that ‘the Word’ should not be spoken to them anymore.’
God spoke to them all the words of the Ten Commandments …
As I study this Scripture, I have one question … could it be that God spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai through the loud sound of His Voice as a Shofar? Yes. Read the following Scriptures …
Yeshua uses His Voice as a Shofar two times in Heaven:
9) I (Yochanan [John]) was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a Great Voice, as of a Trumpet (Shofar) saying, “I Am the Aleph and the Tav, the First and the Last.” (Revelation 1:10, 11)[the Alpha and the Omega]
10) After this I (John) looked, and, behold, a door was opened in Heaven: the first Voice which I heard as it were of a Trumpet talking with me; which said, ‘Come up here …’ (Revelation 4:1)
Yeshua uses His Voice as a Shofar only twice into His Creation!
God first taught the Aaronic priests on the use of two silver trumpets. Two silver trumpets were sounded together by two priests, which caused the whole Israeli camp of over 2 million people to unite together into the Presence of the LORD. See Numbers 10:3: this first teaching of God was a key to the mystery of Lord Yeshua’s return; and also a major mystery key for today for uniting together the world-wide Body of believers in Yeshua.
Here, two silver trumpets being sounded at the same time, was God’s first instruction for uniting together all the Israelite camp. We should also be applying this same biblical Word in our cities and nations for uniting together all of Yeshua’s believing Body!
Yeshua is in Heaven; He is not bound by time! He sees the end from the beginning for all His plans for His Creation. And so, the two times that He sounds His Shofar, first over the Israelite camp at Mount Sinai, and second as He returns with His Wife, are Yeshua’s two Shofar calls! These two Shofar calls will cause His whole Body to be United together in His Presence in the air!
Next a most important key. To see it, we go to Genesis, and to Abraham, and to Abraham’s obedience to God when he was asked by God to offer up his son Isaac, to offer up his only son whom he loved, his son of Promise. And because Abraham obeyed God’s Voice on Mount Moriah, God spared his son Isaac with a substitute offering, a ram caught in the thicket by its two horns.
Notice that this ram was caught in the thicket by both its two horns and offered up instead of Isaac. (Genesis 22:13) These two horns would later represent the two times God Yeshua would send His Voice into Creation like a Shofar (ram’s horn) call, for God’s Eternal plans for His Bride (from the One new man), whom He would call out from Israel & from the nations of the earth.
We see this Mystery of the two Shofar calls of Yeshua in three places: the two horns of the ram (Genesis 22:13); the two trumpets of the priests (Numbers 10:3); and two times in book of Revelation where Yeshua uses His voice as a trumpet (Revelation 1:10 & 4:1).
Yeshua, who is in Heaven, first sounded the First Trump at Mount Sinai. And as He returns to earth, He will sound the Last Trump, that Great Trumpet call from the heavens. Since Heaven is timeless, these are the two Shofar calls done by Yeshua; which when the 2nd Shofar is sounded, this will suddenly cause the great gathering together of all of Yeshua’s Body of believers into His Presence in the air.
Ephesians 1:10, ‘that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Messiah, both which are in heaven and which are on earth, in Him.
This is the full Truth behind the two Shofar calls of God Yeshua.
“Gather My saints together to Me, those who have made a Covenant with Me, by sacrifice.” Psalm 50:4, 5
RIchard has served the Lord full-time from Jerusalem since 1998, having made Aliyah to Israel in 1995. He been a writer for the Lord Yeshua since 1982. All of his books, including the newest one, ‘King Priest Yeshua from the Seed of David and Aaron’, along with other writings are free to read and download from his website.
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Beer Sheva: Gateway to Jerusalem
“Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness, seekers of the LORD: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. Look to Abraham you father, and to Sarah who bore you; for I called him alone, and blessed him and increased him.”
‘For the LORD will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her desert like Eden and her wilderness like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in it, thanksgiving and the sound of melody.’ (Isaiah 51:1-3)
Beer Sheva has a history of nearly 4000 years: the City of the Patriarchs of the Israeli people; the city named by Abraham, the father to the Jews, to the Christian believers, to the Arabs. Beer Sheva’s future is full of hope because she has deep roots in the past Messianic promises of the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob – the God of Israel. Believers in Jesus from all nations confess their own faith in the God of Israel’s fathers, who all lived in Beer Sheva.
Both Judaism and Christianity place great spiritual significance on the binding of Isaac, when Abraham believed and obeyed God to go together with his son from Beer Sheva up to Jerusalem, and then, after such an historic and dramatic event, to return again to Beer Sheva full of living faith, thanksgiving, praise, worship, hope: the wells of salvation were opened in Beer Sheva, the city of the “Well of the Seven” (or, “Oath”). Beer Sheva offers the hope of true peace and reconciliation: it was here that Abraham made a peace covenant with the Gentile Philistine king; it was here where the one true God of Abraham and of Isaac also blessed the Egyptian Hagar, the concubine of Abraham, and their son Ishmael, considered the father of the Arab nations.
The modern city of Beer Sheva rose again back in 1900, when the Moslem Turks built the beginnings of what is today the “Old City”, the historic downtown which also has British Mandate influences, and the Jewish presence which has predominated since the 1948-49 independence of the homeland for the Jewish people. The Old City is undergoing a renewal both physically and socially, with younger people seeing its unique appeal. The great and courageous victory of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (the ANZAC) in capturing Beer Sheva from the Ottomans on October 31, 1917, during WW1 opened the gateway once again up to Jerusalem. Many Christians, together with the Jewish Zionists, believed what was written in Moses and the Prophets concerning these times in which we live, and helped open the way for thousands of Jewish people to return to the Promised Land from Dan to Beer Sheva.
Today Beer Sheva remains, as always, the Capital of the Negev, and has a population of around 200,000, and a large student population, with active building to make it Israel’s third largest city: we are Sephardic Jews, Ashkenazi Jews; Jews from the North and from the South, and from all the nations where we have been scattered. Besides our unifying language of the Hebrew Bible, we speak Russian, Spanish, Amharic, English, French, Persian, Hindi, Arabic. The vision of the Prophets of Israel was picked up by the modern nation’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, who saw the Negev as a key to Israel’s future, symbolized by the desert springing forth in streams of water and fruitful fields.
Beer Sheva and Jerusalem have been joined together forever: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, whose blessings will flow down to the waste places and out to all the world; and, when the dry places bloom and blossom as a rose, it will be as life from the dead!
Beer Sheva is home today to a major university and medical center; it is being developed as a cyber security hub; it boasts of an excellent music conservatory; major industrial engineering companies have their head offices here; the military has found the solitude of the desert a good place for its training bases; it is a regional shopping center.
Walk in the footsteps of our father Abraham; see the wells which remain, but in need of being “released”; follow Abraham, from where he dwelt in tents in his city of Beer Sheva, up to Jerusalem, the intense City of the great King! A voice is crying in the desert to prepare a way in the Holy Land. Come and see!
This article originally appeared on Streams in the Negev, November 9, 2018, and reposted with permission.
Howard Bass is the congregation pastor/leader of Nachalat Yeshua (Yeshua's Inheritance) in Beer Sheva, Israel.
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A simple “yes” or “no”
“Again, you have heard that is was said to the people long ago, ‘do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made’. But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you can not even make one hair white or black. All you need to say is simply ‘yes’ or ‘no’; anything beyond this comes from evil.” Matthew 5:33-37
I don’t know about you but the part that caught my attention in this part of scripture was that we can not make one hair white or black. I got my first white hairs when I was a teenager. Now I tried to change my hair color as I was not very happy to have my hair turn white at such a young age. And while I successfully covered up my white hairs with hair dye, over time the hair color would fade. My hair would grow out and the roots would be white. Because despite what it might say on some box of hair dye, only the God who created heaven & earth can permanently change our hair color.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10: 29 – 31
As we continue reading in the gospel of Matthew we find the Lord Jesus speaking about hair again. While the Lord Jesus uses a new example, the hairs on our heads, the trust that the Lord God knows us intimately was not something new for the disciples. They were most likely familiar with the words of King David from Psalm 139; ”You know when I stand and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand on me.” (verse 2 – 5)
The Lord does not make things complicated, on the contrary. He asks for a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
On the days that I worry because life is becoming too overwhelming, it is a great comfort to me that I can pray; “Lord God, I trust you. I find comfort in knowing that you have numbered the hairs on my head. Help me to not be afraid. Thank you for your loving reminder of your amazing love for me.”
This article originally appeared on CBN Israel, November 9, 2018, and reposted with permission.
Since its establishment in March 2012 CBN Israel has helped thousands of people through its various operations. As the foundation of Project Light Shine, CBN Israel gives help to the community through three avenues; Humanitarian aid, education and economic development. CBN Israel serves with a spirit of humility and love. Their mission is to prepare the Land and the people of Israel for the coming of Messiah Yeshua and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth. The vision of their work is to see the hungry fed, the needs of the needy met, businesses established and to improve the spiritual, physical and financial situation of the local body.