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Israel & Christians Today


Biblical understanding about Israel

Messenger Summer 2017

Informing you about the Christians for Israel ministry world wide.
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Dear friends,

In Acts 3:19-21, we read how Peter and John heal the lame man at the Beautiful Gate after Pentecost. The people are astonished at this, so Peter addresses them saying, “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you - even Jesus. Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.”

Since then, the people of Israel have suffered, awaiting the coming of the Messiah. Together with Israel, we eagerly await our salvation. As we are nearing that moment, events like the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 and the recapture of Jerusalem fifty years ago are moments of refreshment. They are reminders of God’s promises of salvation, and they nourish the hope of the ultimate coming of the Lord Jesus. Then all things will be restored.

We also seek to give refreshment to Israel, that our support, our prayers, our visits and our conversations may be refreshing. That we do not come to judge, but come with His mercy and faithfulness, as Isaiah states:
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, your God reigns!”


 

Jerusalem Magazine | Collector’s Item

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, following the Six Day War of June 1967, after 19 years of division. This special magazine marks this unique milestone in the history of the eternal capital of Israel. Historically and politically, spiritually and culturally, the Holy City represents the heart and soul of the Jewish people. This limited edition, commemorative magazine, celebrates Jerusalem’s 50th anniversary since her reunification in 1967 and is beautifully illustrated, with in-depth articles, inspiring interviews, facts, time-lines and much more.
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Israel & Christians Today - August edition

God is on Israel's side. He gave everlasting promises to them; He made everlasting Covenants with them, and everything He promised to Israel, He will fulfil for Israel. Just as all the promises He gave to the Church, He will fulfil for the Church. It never gets out of His hand. Israel has the guarantee of the Creator of heaven and earth for its existence. As long as heaven and earth are in existence, there will be Israel. Says God (Jeremiah 31: 35-37). Read the full article in the August edition of our bi-monthly newspaper Israel & Christians Today.
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Experience Israel 2017

Twelve youngsters for twelve days in the land! Cooking together, touring together, studying Bible together, cleaning together and escaping the snores of one another together... what a way to Experience Israel! For most of the group, it was the first time in Israel. Highlights included hiking Masada, joining local youths at the Western Wall for the calling in of Shabbat, worshipping in Christ Church and receiving expert teaching on the legal, political and social complexities of the modern state from Calev Myers, Johannes Gerloff and Benjamin Philip among others.
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I'm Not Alone - Support for Holocaust survivors

More than 20,000 Holocaust survivors live in Jerusalem. Too many are plagued by their memories, alone, with no place to turn for acceptance and unconditional love. Café Europa is a simple answer to their prayers, a place where survivors meet with one another, share experiences, laugh, or cry.
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Rabbi Jacobs in Ukraine (1) – Mariupol

Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs travelled through Ukraine in the first week of July 2017 to help Jews in that area. He did this together with C4I Aliyah fieldworker Koen Carlier. Rabbi Jacobs kept a journal throughout his time in Ukraine.
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Prayer Calendar August - September 2017

You may have noticed that 'Israel' is described differently in our Prayer Calendar compared to all sorts of secular publications. The reason for this is that the prayer points for Israel are Biblically based. They are for example not adapted to the current political ideas. As Christians we can be inspired by the Bible, follow Jesus and love the Jewish people.
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First-ever Israel solidarity march in Fiji

The key focus of Christians for Israel (C4I) Fiji has been montly prayer meetings on the first Friday of every month. Our team in Fiji already sees God opening doors through the power of united prayer. Recently the team of C4I Fiji joined the first-ever Israel solidarity march.
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Summer Camps Ukraine 2017 - Enjoying the summer in Ukraine

Vacationing in Ukraine is a little different than most of us are used to. We book a flight, a cabin, or pack up a tent and take our family to a sunny destination. We might even go to another country. In Ukraine you often spend your vacation at a camp. When the schools close their doors, the camps open their cabins and tents for a great children’s programme.
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C4I Italy organizes “Shalom Jerusalem” conference in Rome

Christians for Israel’s Italian affiliate - “Cristiani per Israele” – organized an impressive conference in Rome on Saturday 24th June in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem in June 1967. The meeting was hosted by Communidade Evangelica Internacional Zona Sul church in Rome, led by Rev. Fernando de Franca. Attended by about 300 participants from all over Italy, this conference was the fruit of years of hard work raising interest in God’s prophetic word regarding Israel and the Jewish people.
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