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Does the Church have a duty to be mindful of Israel?

1. We are commanded to reach all the world with the Good News, see Matt 28. Everyone should be able to hear the Gospel. Everybody needs Yeshua/Jesus - for no one comes to the Father except through the Son, John 14:6. The 'Great Commission' includes the Jewish people. The apostle Paul/Saul expressed God's longing for His people - that they might be saved. Paul/Saul was willing to be cut off and accursed for the sake of his Jewish brothers and sisters - (Rom 9:1-5). He had such love and passion for his people, the Jews. His love for Yeshua/Jesus led him to a love for the salvation of both the Jews and Gentiles. - Rom 9 -11.

2. Romans 1:16 reaffirms the pattern portrayed in the Book of Acts, in that there is a priority to go "to the Jew first, then also to the Gentile." Most of the Jewish people in

Israel are unreached by the Gospel. Less than 0.1% of the Jewish population in Israel are Believers in Yeshua/Jesus. There is a real Biblical imperative to share the Gospel with the Jew first, so that we can effectively bring the Gospel to the Gentiles. This is a Biblical principle. The more we will do this, the more success we will see. By definition an unreached people group is when less than 2% of the population are Believers. D

espite technology and a very modern world, Israeli Jewish people are still in great need to be reached with the Good News.

3. Local believers and congregations in Israel are the most effective and active hope to share the Love of Yeshua/Jesus with their local communities - both Jewish and Arab people. The peace the Lord brings to Believers transcends any political unrest and brings unity to both groups. They effectively reach their neighbors in their own language and culture. It is wonderful to be able to partner with these local Believers to be the Lord's hands and feet in Israel.

4. Paul/Saul lists the spiritual blessings we received from the Jewish people in Romans 9:4-5; " 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 Patriarchs and from whom, according to the flesh, the Messiah/Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen."

The Body of Messiah/the Church is entreated to bless them materially, because they blessed us spiritually.

Rom 15: 25-27 " Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord’s people there. 26 For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the Lord’s people in Jerusalem. 27 They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings."


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