If We Remember Zion

By Maria Erokhina

One of the most remarkable things about the recent inauguration of the 45th American President, Donald Trump, was the prayer of Rabbi Marvin Hier. It was the first time since 1985 that a rabbi invoked a blessing at such an important historic event. “Eternal God, bless President Donald J. Trump and America, our great nation,” Rabbi Hier started his benediction. Among other declarations, he also cited Psalm 137: “By the rivers of Babylon, we wept as we remembered Zion. If I forget thee, Oh, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.” What a powerful statement that was!

Throughout the Bible we find God lovingly call the nation of Israel “Zion.” The name Zion refers to a hill in Jerusalem. When God speaks about Zion, He is describing the very heart of His nation.

“Zion!” I can only imagine the tone of God’s voice when He pronounces this name. Waves of love, passion, mercy and jealousy are mingled in it. The truth is, God has never removed the nation of Israel from His front burner, as shown in Isaiah 49:14-16. “But Zion said, ‘…My Lord has forgotten me.’ Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.”

Unfortunately, the nation of Israel has been forgotten by  many countries, including America. Even the Body of Christ is guilty! It’s scary to ponder the years that Israel has been neglected, despised, persecuted, suffered pogroms and the Holocaust. Its very existence has been questioned since its inception. The world has overlooked the fact that the land that lawfully belongs to Israel (historically and according to God’s ordinance) has been inhabited by hostile strangers. We condemned Israel for claiming her rights. We introduced sanctions; we gathered troops; we threatened and manipulated; we ignored her interests. Under the mask of guarding peace, we took upon ourselves the right to decide what is right or wrong for Israel, while God had already spoken about it in His Word.

Zechariah 2:8 makes a strong statement: “For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.’” We can see that God is not passive when it pertains to His people. His wrath rages against those who rob and devastate Israel; everyone who harms it, pokes God in the eye!

With America’s new President, there’s hope that Israel will be remembered again. Let us pray that the hearts of our government officials will be aligned with God’s heart toward  His  nation. Let us pray that after so many years of neglect, America will finally remember Zion, not only in words, but in action. Let us pray that America will be a nation that stands with Israel, defends her interests and protects her! Because if we bless Israel, we will truly be blessed.

CFNI travels to Israel every year. To be part of this powerful trip and learn more about the biblical history of Israel, go to cfni.org/israeltour.

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Why Should I Tour Israel?

By Pastor Billy Allen

When it comes to the subject of Israel, this is possibly to most asked question among Christians: “Why should I go to Israel?” There are so many reasons that could be listed, but here are just a few.

  1. Without the Jewish people and Judaism we would have no Savior in Jesus Christ and no Christian faith. It’s a bit overwhelming how many Gentile Christians have no real sense of the history of their Christian Faith. A trip to Israel can immediately rid any Christian of this unfortunate ignorance.
  1. The Apostle Paul refers to Abraham as the spiritual father of all Christians. What more inspirational thing can you do but visit the land of our spiritual foundation and our spiritual father?
  1. Contrary to popular secular mentality, the most important place on earth is not New York, Los Angeles, London or Paris; it is Jerusalem and the Jewish nation of Israel. The Scriptures are very clear as to God’s position to and priority for Israel.
  1. The Jewish people are God’s chosen people.
  1. Anything God has ever done in covenant history with His people, in both the Old and New Testament, has taken place in and around the nation of Israel.
  1. The land of Israel is God’s chosen property and nation.
  1. God will bless those who bless Israel.
  1. The city of Jerusalem is “the city of God” and “where God has put His name.”
  1. It is the birthplace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  1. It is the place Jesus where lived and did all His ministry.
  1. It is the place Jesus promises to return.

For these reasons and even more, why wouldn’t any Christian that loves God and understands what God has done for them visit the place of their own spiritual heritage?

To be part of CFNI’s 2017 Israel Tour, led by Dennis and Ginger Lindsay, contact Marianne Allen at 214-302-6215 or hospitality@cfni.org. Details of the trip are on cfni.org/Israeltour.  

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Our Stand With Israel

By Gordon Lindsay

This article is an excerpt from The Voice of Healing April 1969. CFNI Founder Gordon Lindsay laid out a case for why Christians should support Israel. Coming just two years after the Six Day War, this was a controversial stand at that time. We are rerunning this article as we are at another crucial time in Israel’s history, when she is standing against foes determined to destroy her. With Iran growing ever closer to having nuclear weapons, it is more important than ever that we stand with Israel. Our support has remained unwavering. Here our founder explains why.

It has been said that although many Christians of America believe that Israel’s return to her homeland is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy, few if any, will take a strong public stand for her. Christ For The Nations (formerly called The Voice of Healing), which came into existence the very year (1948) Israel became a nation, has always stood for the Jews’ right to their historic homeland, and we have often stated that America must also take that stand.

God said that He would bless those who blessed Israel and curse those who cursed Israel (Genesis 12:1-3). Witness how the tide turned in favor of Great Britain in World War I when Lord Balfour made his famous declaration, promising Palestine to the Jews for their homeland. In contrast, notice what happened to her when she went back on her promise in 1939. World War II came upon Britain, and afterward the liquidation of her vast empire.

Should America fail in her obligation as a Christian nation to stand with Israel, deliverance will arise from another quarter; but from precedents set before, we can expect a national disaster, similar to that which happened to Britain.

Above all it is the duty of all Christians to pray for Israel. As the Psalmist has said, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that lovethee” (Psalm 122:6). One of the main purposes of this article is to encourage Christians to pray for the Jews. The fulfi llment of God’s purposes for this age is closely related to Israel’s discovering and accepting the Messiah.

The reason Israel is in her historic homeland today is that it is God’s time. It was not always God’s time. The Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate (A.D. 316-363) thought to disprove the prophecy that, “Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” (Luke 21:24). He set at once to work to restore Jerusalem and rebuild the temple. What was the result? The New Standard Encyclopedia, Vol. XVI, page 509 says, “His (Julian’s) attempt to rebuild the temple at Jerusalem was intended to falsify the prophecies of Christianity . . . the balls of flame which brought the work to a standstill were accepted as evidence of the interposition of heaven.” We see there was a time, apparently, when it was not God’s will for the Jews to return to Jerusalem. At last the times of the Gentiles are drawing to a close, and Israel has returned to her land as God had promised by the prophets.

The nations of the world, including Israel, are moving swiftly toward Armageddon. Jeremiah the prophet, speaking of the event in Jeremiah 30:7 said, “Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Israel has had to fight for her life against enemies on every side. Eventually, her courage and her own strength will not be enough.

stand-for-israelWe at Christ For The Nations have stood for Israel from the beginning. Since 1948, many articles have appeared in our magazine concerning Israel’s return to her historic homeland as a fulfillment of prophecy. Our position for Israel has always been clear, and readers throughout the past 20 years are well aware of our stand. We are now reaffirming our stand for the Jews.

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God Is Involved

Zechariah Haile’s Story

By Celeste Groomer

God is most definitely involved in the affairs of men. Only He can take a tragic, personal trial and turn it into a remarkable victory in a person’s life and for His Kingdom! That is what happened to me when I went on the CFN Israel Tour this past May. Never, in a million years, would I have suspected what God was about to do in my life. My testimony actually begins on a missionary trip in a small town in China in 2004, but it comes full-circle at the 2015 Empowered21 Global Congress in Jerusalem.

zach-and-dad2 In 2004, as an 11-year-old, I had a riveting missionary experience smuggling Christian literature into China with my dad. It was intense and powerpacked. One incident I remember in particular was late at night. It was pitch black, and we were in the Chinese countryside, trying to get the tracts we had into the hands of the unreached people in a rural village. Because of the danger, my dad told me to wait in a field while he went into the town. I remember looking at the night sky, waiting for him, feeling anxious and excited. I didn’t really understand what we were doing, but I was thrilled to be doing it with my dad. We were totally at the mercy of our circumstances — we couldn’t control if we were caught or the response of the people God connected us with. This experience changed both of our lives and taught us how to trust God. He showed us His faithfulness as we carried His gospel into rural China.

As I got older, my dad and I grew a little distant, and yet these memories of China remained the centerpiece of our relationship. At times, we would relive our experience because it was the most important way we bonded as father and son. We always planned to go again, but our relationship continued to grow more and more distant.

In August 2014, as I began my studies at CFNI, my dad and I began to re-establish our father-son relationship. On Sept. 1, I called my dad, and we talked about missions, traveling the world and going back to China together. We had truly connected again!

What I didn’t realize was that this was the last time I would speak to my dad. My world was about to come crashing down around me. Late in the evening of Sept. 18, I received a phone call. They had found my dad, dead. I was devastated. What about the recent reconnection?

What about our plans to return to China? Where was God in this devastating situation? How could He help me make sense of this enormous hurt? I missed my dad so much, and I felt cheated—I had only just gotten him back.

At about this time, CFNI students were signing up for summer outreaches — at CFNI every student is urged to join a summer outreach to one of any number of nations. I really wanted go on the Asia Impact outreach, just to be close to China, and maybe relive the memories I had made with my dad. As I contemplated signing up for that trip, God made it clear that I was to go to Israel instead. I couldn’t understand why He was compelling me to go on the Israel Tour, even though China was in my heart. Didn’t He understand? Though it made no sense at all, I submitted to the Lord and began to raise the finances to travel to Israel.

Our team left for Israel on May 18, exactly eight months after my dad died. This became very significant because God revealed to me that eight was the number of new beginnings and resurrection. He assured me that He would use my trials and heartaches for my benefit as well as to His glory. I didn’t understand what He meant, but I committed to trust Him.

This Israel tour was unique because we spent the first few days attending the Empowered21 Congress, along with attendees from more than 70 nations. On the first day, I saw a Chinese delegation that was praying fervently, and without their being aware of it, I began praying for them as old memories of my time in China were reignited. I felt a special connection with them, even though I didn’t get to meet them. It was just the beginning of what God was up to.

He assured me that He would use my trials and heartaches for my benefit as well as to His glory . I didn’t understand what He meant, but I committed to trust Him.

A few days later, through a set of supernatural circumstances, our tour leader was informed that this particular Chinese delegation was made up of persecuted Christians who desperately needed someone to minister to them. We were told that their government would not allow them to leave their hotel in Bethlehem to attend a Christian conference in Jerusalem. If they ignored their government’s directive, the members of their group would lose their jobs upon returning to China, and so they were missing the bulk of the conference due to this order.

Feeling a Divine mandate to be a part of God’s ministry to these precious brothers and sisters, our tour leader selected a group of only 10 people (out of the more than 40 on the trip) to minister to this Chinese group in their time of trial — I was one of those who was allowed to go. We were amazed as God poured out His presence in their hotel room. We ministered to them for four hours, and everyone in the room, including us, felt changed when we were done.

On Pentecost Sunday, the final day of Empowered21, to our shock the Chinese delegation arrived at the Congress despite their government’s best efforts to keep them away. Not only did they attend, but they miraculously sat just a few rows in front of us, in a crowd of nearly 5,000 people! I couldn’t believe my eyes!

zach-photoAfter connecting with them again, we were leaving the auditorium and saying goodbye when I was compelled to ask them what village in China they were from. Their response brought me to tears. Of all the vast land and villages in China, a nation of 1 billion people, this delegation had arrived from one of the villages my father and I had ministered to in 2004. Overcome by the Divine hand of God at work in this miraculous meeting, I wondered if any of these Chinese Christians had found Christ through the work my dad and I had done nearly 11 years prior. It was as though God was showing me the fruit, the harvest, of all those seeds we had sown. He was telling me that our trip to China was still bearing fruit, even though we were never able to return together.

Healing from the loss of my dad began in Israel. To know that God can orchestrate so many good things in spite of devastating circumstances is astounding. He had healing and ministry waiting for me as I submitted to His direction. I know that God brought China to me in Israel, and He has proven to me that He is truly involved in the affairs of men — myself included!

Zechariah is curently a second year student at CFNI. He is in preparation for the next season and whatever God has for him.

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How Do I Pray For Israel?

By Missy Lindsay

A love for Israel has always been a part of the DNA of Christ For The Nations Institute (CFNI). My grandmother and co-founder of CFNI, Freda Lindsay, would often share her love for Israel with the students of CFNI. She would start by asking, “How many of you want to be blessed?” All of the students would raise their hands. Then she would ask, “How many want to be cursed?” Everybody would laugh — of course they didn’t! Then she would quote Genesis 12:2-3, “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

This was such an integral part of CFNI that I have always assumed everyone understood what it means to bless Israel. But recently I was asked how to pray for Israel by a CFNI alumnus, who understood that it is important to bless Israel and fervently wanted to, but found herself unclear as to what that actually meant. She knew why, but didn’t know how. As I thought about this encounter, I felt led to share some practical ways to pray for Israel.

1. Watch the News

Pay attention to world events and you will see the impact on Israel. Things like Iran’s desire to destroy Israel, yet the world participating in a nuclear deal with that country is a very serious issue for Israel, and it needs your prayers. Current events will help direct your prayers to the most timely and urgent needs for Israel.

2. Stay Informed

My aunt, Shira Sorko-Ram, and her daughter, Shani Ferguson, both have ministries based in Israel. They publish newsletters that will keep you informed on current events and their impact on Israel from a biblical, cultural and political perspective. These helpful reports are available at maozisrael.org (Shira’s ministry) or yeshuaisrael.com (Shani’s ministry).

3. Dig Deeper

It is important to find other resources to give you more detailed information and to help you to understand Israel’s role in end time events. Books about Israel are well worth your time and effort. Examples of good resources to start with include: A Nation Born In A Day by Paul Toberty, The Mountains of Israel by Norma Parrish Archbold and The Islamic Anti-Christ by Joel Richardson. These books will help you to understand some of the motivations behind actions and will give you a clearer perspective on what God wants to do in His land of Israel.

These are just a few options for you to start incorporating blessing Israel into your prayer life. It isn’t enough to say, “Father, bless Israel.” Just like when you pray for people, your prayers are so much more effective if you know what is going on in their lives. I encourage you to make a commitment to learn more about how you can pray for Israel. As you start to make praying for Israel part of your daily prayer time, you will see the Lord begin to bless you as you take a stand to bless Israel.

CURRENT PRAYER POINTS FOR ISRAEL

1. THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

God, the Father, chose Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 6:6). God, the Son, cried over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). God, the Holy Spirit, confirmed His Word in Jerusalem (Acts 1:4 & Acts 2:1-5). This is why we find in Psalm 122:6, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”

2. PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU

Pray for the Lord to lead and guide Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Pray for wisdom for him to hear God’s voice, that he will be swiftly alerted to any imminent plots, subversions or attacks before they take place, and for the courage to act.

3. AWAKEN TO THE GOSPEL

The entire nation of Israel, both Jew and Arab, needs the Messiah. Pray that Jews see the truth of Jesus as Messiah, and that Arabs see the truth of Jesus as Savior.

4. HOLY SPIRIT EMPOWERMENT

Pray that those in the Messianic movement in Israel will lead anointed evangelistic outreaches among Arabs and Jews. Also, pray that they will be prepared by the Holy Spirit to disciple those who not only will come to know Christ Jesus as Lord, but will be willing to be filled with the Spirit.

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Empowered 21

By Kelly Head

Could it be that the Church will see something happen just as it was in the days of the Bible patriarchs — like when Joseph reunited with his younger brother, there was plenty of food for his brothers’ families and also the Egyptians (Gentiles), asked Dr. Dennis Lindsay, President of Christ For The Nations and speaker at the recent Empowered21, a congress held this year in Jerusalem on Pentecost.

The goal of this annual congress is to seek the outpouring of God’s Spirit to witness a fresh thrust of power to accelerate world evangelization in the 21st century and Dr. Lindsay shares his view of this historic congress. “Just as in the days of Joseph, so it is today. In this wave of God’s spirit that began in Jerusalem, I believe He is about to bring forth the ‘Benjamin Generation,’ the youth of the world that results in a massive world harvest in which souls of every nation will receive spiritual food — both Jews and Gentiles.”

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CFNI’s five representatives who spoke at E21

Christ For The Nations leadership, headed by CFN President Dr. Lindsay, were invited to speak at the 2015 congress as part of the ministry track “Happening Now: The Book of Acts,” and were joined by a 49-member team of students and friends of the ministry. Other speakers representing CFNI included CFNI Executive Director Dr. John Hollar, International Ministries Director Rod Groomer, Maoz Israel Ministry Co-founder Shira Sorko-Ram and Kobi Ferguson of Yeshua Israel.

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Holy Spirit moving at E21

Empowered21 2015 brought together more than 4,500 Spirit-filled believers from more than 70 nations who converged in Jerusalem. Another 150,000 people from 127 nations viewed the congress via live stream. “It was marvelous to think that people from every continent were watching the congress live online with one focus in mind — another awakening, worldwide, of a Holy Spirit outpouring,” Lindsay shared. “Even though I have been to Jerusalem some 25 times, I have never experienced as powerful a time as we did this Pentecost Sunday.”

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CFNI alumni Ana Paula and Klaus Kuehn leading worship

CFNI alumni worship leaders Klaus Kuehn, Thomas Miller and Ana Paula Bessa Valadao also brought their anointed worship to the main services at the congress. “We celebrated a joyous time of worship and exhortation that was perhaps a depiction of the coming wave of God’s spirit,” Lindsay shared.

Lindsay said he believes that what took place at this recent congress in Israel is a precursor to an imminent powerful move of the Spirit in Israel and beyond. “As we know, at the Body of Christ’s first Pentecost God’s power came down in a mighty way and the disciples received an anointing that changed the world. Now, something again has happened, which I believe will usher in another spiritual ‘tsunami’ that will circle the globe and cause the Church of the living God to expand its borders to the ends of the Earth. The heavenlies were shaken during this recent Pentecost Sunday in Jerusalem and the tidal wave will no doubt sweep around the world with the power, grace and mercy of our Savior,” said Lindsay.

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CFNI 49-member team

According to the CFNI Empowered21 2015 liaison Celeste Groomer, assistant director of CFN international ministries, who attended the congress, it was a significant event. “As participants, we left with a sense that God is very much ‘up to something’ that has yet to be revealed in the natural. It was unprecedented, both in its focus on the desire of the Holy Spirit to have personal influence in people’s lives, and the worldwide hunger for God to move in the Body of Christ,” said Groomer. “As the weeks and months follow this gathering, we will be keenly watching news in Israel and around the world. Assuredly the Holy Spirit is up to something and we at CFNI anticipate the ministry being used by the Holy Spirit in another great heavenly outpouring to reap the harvest in these last days.”

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Blood Moon, Israel and the End Times (Part 3)

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?

By Dr. Dennis Lindsay

SEVEN SIGNS OF CHRIST’S SOON COMING

Why do people believe we are living in the last days? Historically, there have been lots of people in past centuries who have believed the same thing. What’s the difference today? Why do people believe this to be more so than in any other time? It could be that so many things predicted by Scripture have come together that have not come together in the last 2,000 years—the rebirth of the nation of Israel, the plans to rebuild the Temple, the lack of a superpower in the world, which will allow the events in Ezekiel 38 to occur. The following are seven signs that major world events are happening and are about to happen:

  1. The rebirth of the nation of Israel. This is a super sign because nothing else can happen until Israel becomes a nation and the Jewish people return to the land.
  2. There is currently an ongoing preparation to build a third Temple.
  3. The coalition of countries, written about in Ezekiel 38, 39. Seven nations are going to attack Israel. Russia and Iran will join together. This is the first time in antiquity that these two geographical areas are in alliance with one another.
  4. Egypt, Syria and Lebanon are not mentioned in Ezekiel 38. Where are the nations bordering Israel? Apparently, there will be a war or “false peace” before the war of Armageddon.
  5. Currently, there is no superpower in the world. Russia has become the number one military power in the world surpassing America. Obviously, someday Russia will rise to the forefront, feeling no threat from any other nation, and will come down and attack Israel. This is the narrative outlined in Ezekiel 38.
  6. Currently, there is no world leader. The United States has fallen in this category and has left a vacuum for a world leader known as the antichrist to arise.
  7. The rise of modern technology, as predicted in Daniel, reveals how a world dictator will have control.

THE MARK OF THE BEAST?

Besides Israel becoming a nation in 1948, the remaining six points are emerging. Over the centuries, commentators have predicted these prophetic passages would come to pass, and it appears now they are near fulfillment.

How will the antichrist have control of the nations? Scripture reveals that people will not be able to buy or sell without a number. The invention of the computer makes this possible. There are countries now on the verge of becoming cashless. Some countries’ industries are putting a chip under the skin between the thumb and forefinger in order to monitor their employees.

WILL THERE BE “PEACE, PEACE?”

The Palestinians and Israelis have been negotiating peace for 25 years. Israel is not willing to give in to the demands of the Palestinians, which includes surrendering Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Golan Heights and the removal of the wall between the Palestinian territory and the land of Israel that keeps out suicide bombers. Talks in the past have always ended in a stalemate.

Palestinian leaders have come to the conclusion that Israel is too strong militarily to fight another war. They will ask the U.N. to pass a resolution forcing Israel to submit to the demands with the penalty of an embargo if they refuse. They will use oil as a bargaining chip.

On December 30, 2014, a U.N. resolution was created that required Israel to withdraw from the West Bank by 2017, and it declared East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state. The vote by the 15 member United Nations Security Council needed 9 members in favor of the resolution to pass. Eight voted in favor, five abstained and two opposed— the United States and Canada. The U.S. used all of its pressure so it would not pass. We know that God is in control of such world events.

In the recent 2015 Israeli elections, President Obama sent a delegation to undermine Prime Minister Netanyahu’s campaign in hopes of forcing Israel to submit to the pressure of the president’s demands. Netanyahu won by a landslide victory and said, “Not on my watch.” The Obama administration responded to the new Israeli government by pressuring it to make a peace agreement with the Palestinians, by saying, “We may have to support a new U.N. resolution to force you to withdraw.” In other words, Israel must make a peace agreement in order to create a Palestinian State. Today, Canada is no longer one of the members of the Security Council, and therefore, such a U.N. resolution looks possible.

THE BIBLE PROPHESIES A PEACE AGREEMENT

In Daniel 9:27 we read, “And he shall enter into a strong and firm covenant for seven years.” Obviously, it will be between Israel and the Palestinians.

THE PROBLEM “RESOLVED”

There are presently more than 300,000 Jews living in the West Bank. It would be next to impossible to move them. There are just too many. However, the Palestinian leaders responded, “No problem. Just as there are over 1.6 million Arabs living within Israel, so a couple hundred thousand Jews living among the Arabs is no problem. Property rights will be respected,” was the promise. It is said the peace agreement will accomplish three objectives:

  1. It will create an artificial peace settlement and fulfill scripture;
  2. It would create a Palestinian state;
  3. Finally, it will allow the Jewish Temple to be rebuilt.

REBUILDING THE TEMPLE

In the Book of Revelation we read, “Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months” (Revelation 11:1, 2).

In this passage there is no measurement of the outer court. Why? Is it because the Temple Mount, where the temple will be built, will occupy land next to the Muslim Mosque that presently resides there?

In Luke Jesus says, Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled” (Luke 21:24). Such a peace treaty would open the door for the Jews to rebuild the Temple next to the Muslim mosque—the Dome of the Rock. Therefore, the Temple Mount would be shared. The Jews have all the furnishings ready to be placed in the new Temple. If the above is accurate, then we understand what Christ is saying in Matthew 24.

“The day is coming when you will see what Daniel the prophet spoke about—the sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing in the Holy Place. [Reader, pay attention!] Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. A person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack. A person out in the field must not return even to get a coat” (Matthew 24:18, 19).

BEGINNING OF THE END

Christ is saying when you see the abomination, which is halfway through the seven-year tribulation, if you live in Judea (Palestinian State), run to safety and don’t look back. It’s going to be very urgent. So, at the beginning of the peace treaty the people will think they have the answer, but after three and half years, the next event will be the beginning of the great tribulation. For the Jews, Jesus is warning them if they live in the Palestinian-occupied territories, to immediately flee for their lives.

Under a sharing arrangement, we can envision we are entering a time that is near what the Bible reveals as the seven years leading up to the final war. Jesus declares in Matthew 24:21, “There will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now.” In other words: we are at the brink of Armageddon. Iran (Persia) controls Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Gaza and the Persian Gulf. Yemen and Ethiopia, no doubt, will control the Red Sea, which will allow them to control the oil that heads to the West. Iran and Russia are listed as the two countries that will invade Israel in the battle of Armageddon.

THE GOOD NEWS: THE GREAT REVIVAL IS COMING

There is good news, and in Revelation we read, “… To every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people” (Revelation 14:6, 7). During this dreadful time, believers will commit themselves to fulfill the Great Commission. Revival and the infilling of the Spirit are not for holy living alone, but also for empowered evangelism. We read in Acts, “You will receive power to testify about me with great effect” (Acts 1:8). The great revivals of the past always produced intensive evangelism, and they always will.

SHOULD BELIEVERS STORE FOOD?

Jesus advises His disciples in Matthew, chapter 5:

“So don’t worry at all about having enough food and clothing. Why be like the heathen? For they take pride in all these things and are deeply concerned about them. But your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need them, and he will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to” (Matthew 5:33).

Other examples in Scripture include the story of Joseph in Egypt, who is a shadow of Jesus, and the manna that God provided for food for the Israelites in the wilderness. Jesus will also provide for His children in times of wildernesses. I believe an obsession of storing is wrong. Christ’s final words to His disciples while on Earth were, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).

Jesus gives us signs of His return. There will be wars and rumor of wars, yet the end is not here. This is only the beginning. Like giving birth, pains come every little bit. They will get closer together. Wars will come and go, yet believers are to focus on the coming birth and not on the pains. There will be famines and earthquakes.

Keep one eye on Israel and the Messianic Jewish believers. In the 1950s there were about 40 to 50 Messianic Jews in Israel. Now, they are numbering nearly 20,000 believers in the land. Jesus expressed, “Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord,” which means, “I won’t be coming back until you welcome me as Messiah and King.”

Keep a second eye on the nations. Much like Paul’s second missionary trip with the expansion of the Gospel, we can expect the Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all nations. It must not be only the Gospel of salvation or church growth, but the Gospel of the Kingdom that will transform multitudes from the nations. We can expect martyrs— people who are willing to sell all, lay down their lives, and sacrifice all for the Gospel. Then the end will come.

FINAL THOUGHT: ISLAMIC TERRORISTS

It is a mistake to claim that terrorists are not Muslims. President Obama made the erroneous statement that terrorists have hijacked Islam. Obviously, Mr. Obama is blind to the strategies of Satan, as well as being ignorant in regards to the history of Islam. Terrorism and suicide originated with Mohammed. It has never known Peace.

Hezbollah, Hamas, and Al Qaeda all believe the same thing—one day Islam will take over the world. Islam will dictate everything—what each and every person will do and it will control the world one day. This is their agenda.

Muslims have a common purpose. Unfortunately, young people are growing up under the dogma of evolutionism, which teaches that man is a product of blind chance and really has no purpose for being on Planet Earth. ISIS is giving youth a purpose and that is why they have such a dramatic and fanatical following. Islam teaches there is a god and there is purpose, and this is what draws people to follow its deception.

The West has removed God from its culture, and as a result, there is a big vacuum. Along comes a group that says we know what you should do. They have made jihad look like something that is cool and exciting, as if in reality it will be a cosmic video game. Islam has been very clever in recruiting with social media.

How does this fit into the prophetic picture? The players are moving into position. It’s like the actors in a theater performance. Backstage, the players are moving into position before the curtain rises. So it is with Satan’s players, as they are moving into position for the final acts of destruction before the Lord returns and brings judgment.

Just like looking through the crosshairs of a gun, Israel is being positioned in the crosshairs of war. Satan sees there is no world leader who will stand with Israel, so he is about to move forward and reveal his servant/slave—the antichrist, who will dictate his evil agenda—to wipe out Israel because Satan knows it is the home of the Messiah.

“The LORD said to me, ‘Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place where I will rest my feet. I will live here forever among the people of Israel’” (Ezekiel 43:7).

Do you want to be blessed? Pray and support the Jewish people and the Messianic Jewish believers. Israel is forever!

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Blood Moon, Israel and the End Times (Part 2)

HISTORY OF THE FOUR BLOOD MOONS

By Dr. Dennis Lindsay

1492—THE SPANISH INQUISITION (FOUR BLOOD MOONS—1493/1494)

In 1492, King Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain made a decree that evicted the Jewish people from Spain and gave them only four months to leave. Of course, this was the same year Columbus “discovered” America. Some Historians state that Columbus was Jewish and was searching for a new home for the Jewish people. Written in Columbus’s diary:

“In the same month in which their Majesties [Ferdinand and Isabella] issued the edict that all Jews should be driven out of the kingdom and its territories, in the same month they gave me the order to undertake with sufficient men my expedition of discovery to the Indies.”

The blessing that eventuated out of the proclamation “curse” is that America was founded and presently has more Jews than any place in the world, including Israel. America became a safe, although temporary, home for the Jewish people. Forty times God says in His Word “my people will return” to the land of Israel. In addition, the nation of America, which was founded on biblical principles, is and has been the number one country in the world for sending missionaries to the far corners of the globe.

1948—ISRAEL IS REBORN (FOUR BLOOD MOONS—1949/1950)

After 1492, the next Tetra occurred during the rebirth of Israel. After 70 AD, the Romans exiled the Jews from Israel for the next 1,878 years. The Jewish people were sifted through the nations of the Earth, but miraculously retained their identity. Finally, after Hitler’s holocaust, the nations of the Earth granted Israel her homeland. The Tetra occurred at the time of Israel’s War of Independence.

According to the Jewish calendar, Abraham was born 1,948 years after the beginning of Creation. Whether this is accurate or not one fact remains true—the nation of Israel became a reality during the blood moon tetra that occurred during that time. The spiritual significance of this lunar phenomena is that it occurred at the same time as the great healing revivals in America after WWII, and eventually, this move of God’s Spirit began to spread all over the Earth. 1948 was also the year my Father began the Voice of Healing ministry that later became Christ For The Nations.

1967—JERUSALEM WAS UNITED (FOUR BLOOD MOONS—1967/1968)

In 1967, the Israeli 6 Day War led to the reunification of Jerusalem, under Jewish control for the first time since the year 70 A.D. The spiritual significance of the lunar phenomena is that the Charismatic Revival began in the U.S. at the same time, and eventually, it spread all over the world. It was also at this time that my father was prompted by the Holy Spirit to found Christ For The Nations Institute, which has now trained over 40,000 students.

PRESENT DAY—FOUR BLOOD MOONS, APRIL 2014/SEPTEMBER 2015

We are now in the next tetra. Three of the four blood moons have occurred and one is about to appear. The fourth one will occur this September 2015. Will something significant happen when this blood moon appears?

RECAP OF THE CURRENT TETRA AND THE JEWISH HIGH HOLY FEASTS:

  1. First Blood Moon: 4/15/14—Passover
  2. Second Blood Moon: 10/8/14—Sukkot (Festival of Booths)—Thanksgiving
  3. Solar Eclipse: 3/20/15—Jewish New-year ADAR 29 NISAN 1 (Religious New Year)
  4. Third Blood Moon: 4/04/15—Passover
  5. Solar Eclipse: 9/15/15—Feast of trumpets: Rosh Hashanah (Secular New Year)
  6. Fourth Blood Moon: 9/28/15—Sukkot

THE YEAR OF THE SHEMITAH

The fourth blood moon will be a super blood moon, which is caused by its close proximity to the Earth. The moon will be the closest to Earth all year and will fall on the Feast of Tabernacles, which ends the Shemitah year—the Jewish year of Jubilee. The year of Jubilee is known as a Shemitah year, which is the end of a seven-year biblical cycle, where the land is not to be tilled, but remain in rest that seventh year. In addition, it is the year where all debts are to be canceled, and everyone must come to hear the reading of Scripture. It is considered the “wipe-out day,” when all debts were “wiped clean.” The Shemitah is meant to be a blessing, but when Israel turned away from God, it became “a sign of judgment on a nation that has driven God out of its life.” Sounds like America.

It is noted that the recent pattern of judgments on America’s financial economy occurred at seven-year intervals, both in September 2001 and 2008. These dates mark the greatest crashes in Wall Street history up to that time. The first crash occurred September 17, 2001, just a few days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and the second occurred September 29, 2008. Both occurred on the biblical day, appointed to wipe out the financial accounts of a nation.

In Luke 21:11, 25 Jesus states that there will be signs in the Sun and Moon. In Acts 2:18-21 we read, “Sun will turn to darkness, and the moon to blood.” Whether anything has to do with the blood moons is not the real issue. The real issue is that we are on the verge of some world-shaking events. These events will be the greatest prophetic spectacles described in the Bible since the crucifixion and resurrection. Interestingly, the next Tetra is not predicted to occur for another 400 years.

SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS—ASTROLOGY???

Are we getting into astrology, which the Bible forbids? Never! We must remember that God gave a sign to the wise men, who were led to Jesus by a star in the heavens (Matthew 2:1-10). In addition, we read in Joel 2:30, 31 that there will be signs in the heavens, and in Revelation 6:12, we read more about the signs in the heavens involving the sun and moon.

In Genesis 1:14 we read, “Let the lights in the sky be for signs and seasons.” In Hebrew “seasons” is “Moed,” and it means an appointed feast or divine appointment. In other words, God scheduled divine appointments, such as Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles.

The Hebrew word “Mikra” means convocation or assembly, or more accurately, dress rehearsal. The Jewish feasts are, in fact, dress rehearsals and these feasts correspond with Jesus’ death and resurrection.

  1. Passover—Jesus’ death on the cross
  2. Unleavened bread—Jesus was buried
  3. First fruits—Jesus arose from the dead
  4. Pentecost or Shavuot—the Spirit was poured out

Pentecost in the upper room was a dress rehearsal for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to all the ends of the Earth. Like it was in the days of Joseph, there was plenty of “bread,” for both the Jew and Gentile when Benjamin, the youngest son of Jacob and Joseph’s brother, stepped forward. This is what must happen today. World evangelism will take place when the Benjamin Generation, the youngest generation steps forward.

BASEBALL

The signs in the heavens God has provided for us can be compared to the way a pitcher and catcher communicate in baseball. The two players know their signs. If the pitcher doesn’t know the meaning of the signs, it is chaos. If a Christian doesn’t know and understand the meaning of the signs of the times, they will not be aware of the coming events that can cause sudden shock, fear, anxiety and terror.

QUESTION: WHAT EVENT COULD BE GREATER THAN THE PREVIOUS TETRADS?

  1. Greater than the discovery of America—1492
  2. Greater than the birth of modern day Israel—1948
  3. Greater than the sovereignty over Jerusalem—1967

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Blood Moon, Israel and the End Times (Part 1)

THE HISTORY OF BLESSINGS AND CURSES

By Dr. Dennis Lindsay

A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

History reveals the Genesis law of blessing and cursing in action. Nations have suffered or even disappeared as a result of cursing the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. For example, the empires of the ancient Egyptians, the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans and the Byzantines, not to mention the many nations in and around the Promise Land, such as the Philistines, Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Jebusites, Perizzites, Hivites, Girgashites, Ammonites, Moabites, Edomites and others are all in the bone yard of History.

THE SPANISH CONQUISTADORES

If we move to more recent times and consider the nations that pronounced a curse over the Jewish people, we come to the 15th century AD. In 1492, Spain and Portugal were two of the mightiest sea powers of that time. Spain had a vast colonial empire and excessive amounts of wealth. However, for hundreds of years the rulers had expelled the Jews who lived there. Their mandate was—convert to Catholicism or leave the country. Between 165,000 to over 400,000 fled. Fifty thousand converted, many of which were tortured and accused of false conversions, which led to burning them at the stake.

Although there were earlier signs of the social tensions that led to the ethnic and religious cleansing, the purging intensified after the royal decree came from the king and queen in 1492 to convert or leave. One motive of the expulsions was profiteering from confiscating the convicted heretics’ property. Estimates of the number of people who were executed number 5,000. But in a short period of time, these two nations, Spain and Portugal, went into a rapid decline. In 1588, the British took over, controlling the seas; they destroyed the mighty Spanish Armada. Spain and Portugal became second-rate powers and never again played a major role in European politics.

“THE SUN NEVER SETS …”

Britain was favorable toward the Jewish people in its early years of world dominance, but soon became cursed. Until the 20th century, there was support for Zionism (the re-establishment of a Jewish homeland), which was echoed at the highest levels of the British government. Britain defeated the Ottoman Empire, who was in control of the land of Israel. At the end of WWI, Britain was the most powerful nation in the world with colonies stretching the world over. The quote, “The sun never sets on the British Empire,” was a true statement.

In 1920, the League of Nations charged Britain to establish a homeland for the newly emerging Israel and the Jewish people. Unfortunately, Britain’s first act after WWI was to give 75 percent of the allotted territory to the Arabs to establish the Palestinian Emirates of Transjordan. Next, Britain chose to hinder Jewish settlements in the land, while at the same time encouraging Arab settlements from all the surrounding nations. This was precisely at the time when the Jews needed to be fleeing from Europe and the deadly holocaust that was to come. Germany was indeed a powerful nation, who unfortunately yielded to the forces of evil in their attempt to exterminate the Jewish people. Although not all Germans were sympathetic to the Nazi cause that nation has suffered as a result of its iniquity.

BRITAIN AND THE NAZIS

Britain found herself fighting for her very life against the Nazis. Her capital city was bombed nightly. Although Britain survived, she began to lose her world dominance, and many of her colonies around the world chose to become independent. It was not long before Britain was forced to turn over the challenging difficulty of the Jews returning to their homeland to the United Nations. Britain learned the high price of turning its back on Israel. As a result, the United States excelled and took the lead in world supremacy and has been blessed for many decades for being a friend and ally to the Nation of Israel. That is until the 1990s. As a result of “cursing” the Nation of Israel, the U.S. has now experienced the devastating effects of turning its back on Israel, as well.

THE BALD EAGLE AND PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH, SR.

In October 1991, President George Bush, Sr. became the first American President to propose a resolution to divide the land of Israel. He suggested creating a Palestinian state. Within 24 hours disaster struck America. As the president was opening the anti-Israel conference in Madrid, a storm developed in the North Atlantic, called the Perfect Storm, which created waves over 100 feet high—the largest waves ever recorded in that region. Instead of the normal West to East pattern, the storm traveled from East to West over 1,000 miles and slammed into the New England coastline. A 30-foot wall of water crashed into the embankment of the Bushes seafront residence in Maine. The headlines captured the events on the front page of USA Today: “One-On-One Peace Talks, East Coast Is Hard Hit By Rare Storm.” President Bush’s popularity plummeted from the moment he proposed the division. In spite of his incredible success in the Gulf War, he was not re-elected for a second term as President.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

In August 1992, President Clinton re-convened the Madrid conference on American soil. The goal of the conference was to move forward and force Israel to divide their land. That same day, Andrew, a category five hurricane, slammed into the East Coast, causing $30 billion in damage, resulting in 200,000 people who were instantly homeless. At that time, it was the worst natural disaster in the history of America. USA Today and the New York Times both chronicled the events side-by-side: “Hurricane Andrew, Peace Talks.”

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

On Aug. 6, 2015, NRB TV network aired a documentary entitled “Focus on Israel.” Laurie Cardoza-Moore, the president of PJTN (Presenting Justice to the Nations) was the host. This program documented that September 8, 2001, President George W. Bush was drafting a comprehensive plan that called for a Palestinian state on Jewish land. He was doing this to appease the Saudis because they thought he was favoring Israel. He was not able to complete his proposal because he was confronted with the greatest terror incident in the history of America—9/11.

In August 2005, President George W. Bush made another great mistake—forcing Israel to give up her covenant land. The U.S. government forced Israel’s leaders to evict Jewish families from their homesteads in the Gaza community. Business owners were wrenched from their businesses. The repercussions were catastrophic and swift. A weather system was forming in the Gulf of Mexico. Category five hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, destroying it and wrenching families from their homesteads and businesses. President Bush’s popularity suffered in the polls, and he was greatly criticized for his handling of the catastrophe. Israel suffered the loss of land and experienced great anguish, upheaval and financial loss. Within days, the U.S. also suffered the loss of land and experienced great anguish, upheaval and financial loss.

God will not be mocked” (Psalm 105:14).

PRESIDENT BARAK OBAMA

On April 19, 2010, Israel’s 2010 celebration of their 1948 Independence Day, President Obama announced that the United States would no longer automatically stand with Israel. The very next day a British Petroleum oil disaster occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, spilling a vast amount of oil over a long period of time that affected the environment of the coast and cost $14 billion to clean up the spill.

On May 18, 2011, President Obama proposed in a public forum that Israel give away more of her land and return to the pre-1967 borders. Of course this would not allow Israel to maintain its national security. This, in fact, was a death threat from President Obama. It was at this time that storms swept the U.S., devastating cities such as Joplin, Missouri, causing the greatest loss of life of any tornado in history, killing 158 people and injuring another 1,150. There was $2.8 billion in damage—the costliest single tornado in U.S. history.

WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON FOR AMERICA/U.S.?

The world is currently experiencing a Tetra—four Blood Moons. A blood moon is a total lunar eclipse that appears red.  The Sun’s rays, which reflect around the Earth’s horizon and through its atmosphere is the cause of the reddish color, much like the appearance of the Sun at dawn or dusk. What is unique about this Tetra is that four blood moons are to appear in a short period of time (six months apart) and fall directly on the Jewish High Holy Days. This is quite rare. The Tetra we are presently experiencing is only the fourth time this has occurred in the past 500 years. Each time it has happened there has been a major event connected to it, which has affected the Jewish people.

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CFN Foundational Pillars: Israel

By Dennis Lindsay

WHY IS CFN SO BLESSED?

Just before he made his final journey to be with the Lord, Dr. Eric Belcher, one of Christ For The Nations’ most outstanding leaders, told our current CFNI Director, John Hollar, “CFNI has never been blessed because of our director. Directors come and go, but the blessing on this ministry remains . . . for one reason . . . CFN has always blessed and supported Israel. As long as CFN blesses Israel, God will bless CFN.”

One of the 12 foundation pillars of Christ For The Nations is Israel. Our family has always stood with Israel. Dad shouted for joy when he heard the radio report in 1948: “Israel is now a nation.” Mom was known as a mother of Israel. My sister has given her life, family and ministry to the nation for over 45 years. Our family has taken around 50 CFN tours to the nation of Israel. Why? Because we believe Israel is the center, the focal point — geographically, politically and spiritually — of God’s master plan for eternity. Without an understanding of God’s plan for Israel, one will not be able to understand God’s plan for the world.

We fly both the American and Israel flag side by side on our Headquarters building. In our Christian Conference Center, our three banquet rooms are named in honor of Israel: Jerusalem Hall, Shalom Hall and King David Hall. Each year, we have Bless Israel Day at our Institute, and at the end of each school year, we pray for the Israel Outreach first. Israel will continue to have a key part in this ministry.

GOD’S MASTER PLAN

God has a strategy for world evangelism. According to Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, evangelism is to the Jew first and then to the Gentiles (meaning the nations). Satan will always attempt to spoil God’s strategy. He understands God’s plan. He would like to separate the Jew and the Gentile and take Israel completely out of the picture.

We know that much of the world is against Israel. The nightly world news reports with extreme bias against Israel. While nations are killing thousands and even hundreds of thousands through genocide, the media often ignores it. However, whenever Israel retaliates against terrorist attacks to defend herself and civilians are accidentally killed—even one — the report is that Israel is the evil aggressor. These events are blown out of proportion, with the implication that Israel is the cause of all the Arab unrest — after all, if Israel gives the Palestinians their own land, “it will create peace.”

Of course the bigger picture is oil. Africa’s genocides are not a threat to world oil production; Israel and Arab confrontations are. However, the real issue is spiritual, and that affects eternity. Satan understands that as soon as Israel acknowledges her Messiah, there will be a great revival and a worldwide harvest will take place. The Messiah will return and for Satan it will be all over.

THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE THE KEY TO THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

Satan continues his efforts to isolate and ravage the Jewish state in hopes of preventing the Jewish people from returning to their land and participating in bringing the Messiah back to Earth in His Second Coming. Satan’s shock was to learn that his seductive crusade in arranging for the crucifixion of Christ only opened the way for the salvation of both the Jew and Gentile. Now Satan’s battle plan continues in hopes of thwarting Christ’s Second Coming from fulfilling this great event. Satan knows that when Christ comes back again, He will march straight to the Temple Mount and claim ownership. People from every nation will come and worship the Messiah, because this is where God proclaimed His home forever.

WHY GOD CHOSE ISRAEL TO BE HIS PEOPLE

It is clear in both the Old and New Testaments that the nation of Israel and its Jewish citizens are chosen by God to be His people forever. The Bible says, “The LORD did not set His affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath He swore to your forefathers that He brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh, King of Egypt” (Deuteronomy 7:7-9, NIV).

The tiny nation of Israel has survived three millennia of religious conflicts, horrific attempts at ethnic cleansing, and continual, insufferable persecution. This little piece of land is dwarfed by huge continents: Africa, Europe and the Near East. Israel is about 150 miles long and 75 miles wide, yet it is the focus of world news, as well as biblical prophecy. God’s hand is upon this real estate. If a tiny nation of slaves can become a powerful nation, then everyone will know that God is the reason for their success. He is the true God. The Jewish people are not more important than the rest of mankind. What we are saying is that God has a plan in history and the Church needs to understand this truth.

GOD’S ORDER FOR WORLD EVANGELISM

God has an order for everything — creation, building the Ark in Noah’s day, building the Ark of the Covenant, animal sacrifices, constructing the Temple of Solomon and world evangelism! We often hear this verse quoted, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes . . . ” However, the second half is usually omitted: “first for the Jew, then for the Gentile” (Romans 1:16, 17, NIV).

In God’s plan for world revival, Israel is a type of first fruits. If we give the first part of our finances to God, then the rest of our finances are blessed. If we give the first part of our efforts in evangelism to the Jews, then the rest of our efforts will be blessed. Whatever we do for world missions needs to be an effort to win the Jewish people to their Messiah.

ANGELS ON OUR CAMPUS

While walking across the CFNI campus, an international student had an open vision. He saw angels everywhere. He spoke with them and found they were here because of our love for Israel.

Paul shares God’s plan of evangelism in Romans. Jesus followed this order. He said, “I’ve been sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” He took the Gospel to the Jew first. Everywhere Paul went, he took the Gospel to the Jew first.

IT IS GOD’S COMMAND TO BRING THE GOSPEL TO THE JEWS

Satan has no problem with Christians visiting and supporting Israel, as long as it doesn’t involve evangelism. “You don’t have to tell the Jews about Jesus because they will be saved in the end.” There are popular Bible teachers who have books on this subject. Yes, Israel will be saved, but it will not happen apart from Jesus and His army of witnesses. They must accept Jesus. He told them they would see Him no more until they said, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” (Matthew 22:39).

GOD WILL BLESS THOSE WHO BLESS ISRAEL

“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you” (Genesis 12:3). The time will come when only true Christians will remain faithful in their support of Israel. Christians must be united to support Jewish believers and evangelize Israel. God is looking for Christians who will regularly pray, to remove the veil from their eyes so they’ll turn to their Messiah. Israel began with a miracle, has been preserved with miracle after miracle, and is going to end with a miracle. The bottom line is: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee” (Psalm 122:6, ASV).

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