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The Heart of God for 
the Jewish People
For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.  
Romans 9:3-5

 What Is The Traditional Jewish Perspective??  These links are from the perspective of a JUDAISM that still awaits its Messiah.... 

Live View of the Western Wall

The vine Paul spoke of in Romans 11 is of great significance for us to consider as Gentile believers in Messiah. Our covenant of salvation is based upon the New Covenant which was given to Israel and Judah. Many Christians may be shocked to know that Jesus according to his natural or human nature was not a "Christian" according to his customs.  Of course we know that the Lord Jesus was God Incarnate.. the Son of God become flesh and dwelling among us.  But according to His human nature, He was definitely and beyond any doubt Jewish... He wore tassels on His garments according to the law of Moses, followed the customs of His people, very certainly celebrated Hanukkah, and the Bible he studied was the original testament that by no means is "Old", but merely "Older".  The word "Christian" to most Jewish people is synonymous with the idea of the destruction of the Jewish identity and its culture.  To become a "Christian" for a Jewish person more than likely means to completely renounce their heritage and customs and align themselves with an "anti-Jewish" religion. Germany was seen as a "Christian" nation that condoned and allowed the Holocaust to occur.   Through the centuries, events such as the Crusades, the Inquisition, and the Holocaust have been supported and even initiated by those bearing the name of "Christ", all to ours and His shame. 

There is a great need today for an honest look at things done historically in the name of "Christianity" to the Jewish people and our heartfelt sorrow and apology for them as a result.  To be anti-Semitic or to be anti-Zionist is as far from the heart of the Bible as you can get and denies the prophetic promises that were and still belong to Israel and her people.  To hold these attitudes as believers in the Messiah certainly does not convey the heart or passion of the one we know as the King of Jews, Jesus, who is passionately and deeply longing for His people according to the flesh (Romans 1:3-4). 
Shalom  and Blessings  
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy. Psalms 137:5-6

The truth is that the vine has never changed.. Gentile believers in Jesus the Messiah are merely grafted as a wild olive branch into a vine they had no part in creating.  Paul asks the question in Romans 11,  "Then how much more readily will the natural branches that fell away be grafted back into the vine??"   And that is the point... what should be a natural fulfillment of the Jewish faith has become transformed into something that is feared, hated, and rejected outright by most Jewish people.  We believe the Church needs to reconsider its message to the Jewish people in general... starting with a sincere heart of apology for things done in the name of Jesus or "Christ" to them as a people throughout history.  The Church must also realize that accepting Jesus as Messiah does not equate with renunciation of Jewish heritage or of being a Jew... it is by all means the absolute fulfillment of everything that is Jewish!  We also believe there is another message to the Church:  that we must repent of our attitudes and callousness toward the Jewish people and Israel... realizing that we are just a wild branch grafted into an olive tree by grace.  We are encouraging Gentile believers along these lines to go and find out about the olive tree that supports us and to discover the role of both Israel and the Church in the redemptive purposes of God that will be fulfilled in what we believe is the last generation before the Lord returns.  Israel and her people have a role to play... and the Church has a role to play as well in the redemption of the world to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: each of us dependent on the other.  We must truly re-evaluate our theologies and gain a heart of wisdom from the Lord concerning our role in Israel's destiny and her role with us.  Romans 11 also records Paul's very strong concern that if the Gentile believers did not grasp this truth, their ignorance would turn to arrogance and would eventually lead to apostasy in opposition to the Lord's will and plan (Romans 11:15-27).

We have put together several lessons, messages, news articles and thoughts that we hope you will find informative, challenging and most of all encouraging concerning the Jewish people. We pray you will help us PRAY for the peace of Jerusalem. The evangelizing of the Jewish people is not an idea the Southern Baptist Convention came up with...  The Bible tells us that the Gospel is to the Jewish people first, and the rest of the nations (Gentiles) second.  As the coming of the Lord draws near. We must come together as ONE NEW MAN and that one new man is made up of Gentile and Jew. Thanks for stopping by...  we hope you enjoy not only the site but the individual messages. This page is dear to our heart because Israel is dear to our heart.  We continue to intercede not only for Israel's return to God, but for the Lord to avenge the slaughter of her innocent throughout the ages by those committed to her destruction. She is going to come back to God in totality one day when she will say "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord." God's word is true - He will bless those who bless Israel, and He will curse those who curse her.  Let us not be found fighting against the Lord Jesus, Yeshua, and our Messiah who is our coming Bridegroom, King, and Judge.

Featured Sites
Learn about the Olive Tree you are grafted into!  All you could ask for in terms of materials and resources for getting back to our true heritage (not the Pagan kind..)
Tikkun Ministries
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations
Messianic Jewish Alliance of America
Messianic Vision (Sid Roth)
Rock of Israel
Zola Levitt
Messiah Revealed
Hebraic Roots of Christianity Global Network
Jews for Jesus
The Joseph Project
Yeshuateinu Company Messianic Publisher
Chosen People Ministries
Annie's Feasts of the Bible Page
Messianic Jewish Communications
Living Way Ministries (Jack Hayford)
Ariel Ministries
Moriel Ministries International (J. Jacob Prasch)
Hear Now!
Messianic Jewish Alliance of America
Mayim Hayim Ministries
Shofar International
The Burning Bush
Menorah Ministries
Phil Pearlman Ministries (Messianic Music)
Memorial Sites
Friends, do not be deceived into thinking that because pictures on some of these sites are in black and white and that the world has advanced so far in peace that the tragedy of the holocaust could not be repeated again.  And do not get arrogant or prideful and say that this would never happen in America.  We as a nation have already slaughtered well over 50 million of our citizens just because they were unborn and unwanted... what is the difference between doing that and slaughtering millions of people just because they are Jewish... once you categorize ANY element of humanity into a class of people that is not worth protecting, you have committed the same sin as the people who ignored the millions being tortured and gassed in death camps all over Europe.  According to what many feel is the prophetic tone of Scripture, the day is coming soon when the world will once again focus it's hatred and animosity on one people group... God's chosen people... be watchful and pray earnestly for their protection and safety in the day's ahead.
Cybrary of the Holocaust  
Holocaust Concentration Camps and Survivors  
Holocaust Teacher Resource Center  
Holocaust Pictures Exhibition  
Concentration Camps: A Traveler's Guide to WWII Sites  
C.A.N.D.L.E.S Holocaust Museum  
Witness to the Holocaust  
The Forgotten Camps  
March of the Living  
I*EARN's Holocaust/Genocide Project  
Survivor's of the Shoah
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Schindler's List
Movie Review of Schindler's List  (10 Oct 99)

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