Dig in to the Scripture and find out what God's Word says about the Sabbath. read more
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In 2006 Israeli leaders gave Christian Life Missions a message commending the nonprofit organization for giving to the country during the second Lebanese war. Below we've transcribed the Hebrew message signed by the heads of the municipalities in the north of Israel.
From The 2nd Lebanon War in 2006
Whoever makes peace in heaven will make peace with Israel.
This is in appreciation in honor of that which was given on Thursday, October 12, 2006.
This certificate is presented to
Christians Life Missions
For your generosity, your donations and your activities for the residents of the people who live one the border in Israel.
In the days of the 2nd Lebanese war, your generous assistance helps us to hold on in the terrible days of war and strengthen our self-determination to hold on in the country.
May you be blessed and may your prayers from the Bible become true to you,
The one who comes in strength are heroes to stand against the storm, Your are our strength in the days of rage.
We hold you hand and strength your hand and wish you blessings.
Signed by all the heads of the municipalities in the north of Israel. read more
God created everything in six days, and He rested on the seventh day (Gen. 2:2). This initiated a set time each week called the Sabbath, or Shabbat in Hebrew, which means “to rest or lay aside labor.” There are Hebrew words translated rest in the English translation of the Torah. They include: shabath, which alludes to letting go (Exod. 23:11); shamat, alluding to letting alone; and nuwach, to settle down (Isa. 23:12). They all carry the same connotation. A shabbat was a personal letting go and resting. God commanded that the land and animals rest and be “let alone” in order to fulfill the commandment.
The theme of resting from labor was so important that God hallowed the seventh day each week as a Sabbath of rest. Every seventh year was a Sabbatical rest year (called Shemitah in Hebrew). Every seven cycles of seven years—forty-nine years—was designated a Jubilee cycle of complete rest. During these three Sabbatical cycles, people, animals, and the land enjoyed exemption from work (Exod. 23:10–12; Lev. 25:4–55). With each of the seven feasts, God commanded the people to refrain from work. The Sabbath was created for man’s enjoyment: And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27). read more
The Joseph Storehouse is a humanitarian aid center in the hills of Jerusalem and is the central focus of an ever-expanding ministry, Vision for Israel.
The goal of this organization if to be a source of emergency assistance to the entire community of Israel, whether Jewish, Arab or Christian. Their desire is to be a channel of mercy through the distribution of a full range of items such as emergency medical equipment, food, toiletries, clothing and other necessities. The Joseph Storehouse also warehouses supplies for times of emergency in the land of Israel. read more
Founded in 1994 by Barry and Batya Segal, the nonprofit Vision for Israel (VFI) is an international humanitarian-aid center operating in the Judean hills outside Jerusalem, primarily through its distribution outlet, The Joseph Storehouse. Each week, orphans and widows, homeless and handicapped, elderly and geriatric, new immigrants and victims of terrorism all receive food, clothing, toiletries, kitchen and house-hold items, blankets, towels, linens and toys from the ministry. read more
Nevertheless, many Jewish believers in Israel regularly experience not only rejection by the traditional Jewish religious establishment but also growing antagonism and hostility from extremist ultra-orthodox elements. What is happening to the Messianic Jews is to be expected considering we are in the end times. Similar persecution is being experienced by believers all over the world. read more
Eagles' Wings ministry hopes to feed at least 1,000 impoverished families in Jerusalem and other Israeli cities this year as part of its ongoing mission to bless the people of Israel through prayer.
The ministry provided some meals this summer through a partnership with an Israel-based aid organization. But it hopes to raise more funding for the outreach through donations made at its website and during services held on the global prayer day Oct. 3. Each meal costs $18, according to the Eagles' Wings website, with a week's worth of food provided for $189.
"I feel like it's time for us to really pray prayers that we are willing to become the answer to," said Eagles' Wings founder Robert Stearns, who launched the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem eight years ago in partnership with Foursquare Church leader Jack Hayford. "... Yes prayer is vital, yes prayer is urgent, but [we want to do something] from a social justice aspect that also brings a sense of relief and a sense of genuine comfort to the people living there." read more