Showing posts with label Christians. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christians. Show all posts

Monday, February 17, 2020

Sharing the Word of the Lord in the nations. Love Jesus, Israel and the Jews. Our debt to Israel.

Steve Martin sharing the Word of the Lord in Konta, India. Feb. 17, 2020

As Christians, we owe the Jews a huge debt - for the Bible, the Prophets, and most importantly for the Messiah, the Lord Jesus, Yeshua HaMashicah, who was, is, a Jew.

The Christian church has NOT replaced Israel and the promises to the Jews. But as we believe, in Jesus, we are the wild branch grafted into the olive tree.

Thank You, Lord Jesus!

Ahava and shalom,

Steve Martin
Founder/President, Love For His People
From India!

Sharing the Word of the Lord in India.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Spell That Must Be Broken Over America | Dr. Lance Wallnau

The Spell That Must Be Broken Over America 

| Dr. Lance Wallnau

Published on Jul 23, 2019
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Jewish Protesters Assault Messianic Believers, Christians: 'Some Were Cut in the Face' - CBN News Chris Mitchell, Julie Stahl

Jewish Protesters Assault Messianic Believers, Christians: 'Some Were Cut in the Face'
CBN News Chris Mitchell, Julie Stahl
JERUSALEM, Israel - Dozens of Jewish protestors recently attacked Messianic believers headed to a Hebrew worship concert in Jerusalem. It’s the latest example of the hostility of certain orthodox Jews against the Messianic community.

Inside the King of Kings congregation, an audience listened to a concert of Hebrew worship songs, written by Israelis.

But outside, something else was going on.

“Thirty to 40 religious men had gathered and they started harassing our people as they were trying to enter into worship – blowing whistles, trying to drown out the sound of worship and that alerted the first wave of the SWAT team and the police that came out,” said Chad Holland, Senior Pastor of King of Kings Community Jerusalem (KKCJ).

The Messianic Jewish Alliance of Israel held the concert at KKCJ’s facility – one of the largest congregations in Jerusalem for Christians and Messianic Jews.  
Holland told CBN News a mob of protestors outside the facility’s lobby attacked men, women, and children trying to attend the concert.

“They started by screaming, pushing. Several people were hit; some were cut in the face.  They broke glass. They damaged property. They were kicking. They were hitting. They were cornering people. They pushed several up against the wall. They pushed down several women as well. They threw water bottles. They spit on a lot of people and in the end, they started spraying pepper spray,” Holland said.

Some of the protestors held a sign from the far-right fringe group Lehava that opposes contact with non-Jews and opposes a Christian presence in Israel.
According to Holland, the police had a hard time gaining control of the protestors.

“They overran the first wave of the SWAT team. They ended up leaving. Then a second wave of regular level police came with a captain and the mob scene overran them as well with numbers and it took several hours before the police could rally enough of the SWAT team in full armor and helmets and the face shields,” Holland said.

While evangelical and other Christians are welcomed as friends by most Israeli sectors, Messianics – Jews who believe Jesus is the Messiah – are sometimes shunned.

“Even though we tried to reason with them and to discuss, hey why are you guys so angry, they said that we were traitors, that the Messianic believers were traitors,” he said.
“They chanted several times that we worship three gods. Now, of course, if you know anything about the Messianic theology, we believe in One God. And we tried to reason with them to explain to them that they had a misunderstanding. They, later on, didn’t take too kindly to that explanation. They began to chant that we were Nazis at that point,” he added.

Holland said they’d welcome the opportunity to explain who they are and what they believe to the protestors.

"We’re certainly not the enemies of anyone worshipping God but that we are believers in Yeshua,” Holland explained. 
“We serve one God and we believe in the Bible. We’d love to sit down and talk with them if they would ever have us. We thank the police again and we covet the prayers of all the believers around the world,” he said.

Holland said, in the end, the protestors didn’t win because the concert went on as planned.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Want to Live in Israel? There's a New Visa You Should Check Out - Adv. Michael Decker ISRAEL TODAY

Want to Live in Israel? There's a New Visa You Should Check Out

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 |  Adv. Michael Decker  ISRAEL TODAY
The B-5 visa, launched on May 1, 2019, allows US citizens to invest in an Israeli business and reside in Israel while managing it. 
The visa was first proposed during the Obama administration, in 2012. It was initially approved by the Israeli legislature in 2014, but ran into delays as certain political factions objected to its innovative contents.
The B-5 visa presents a unique development in Israeli immigration policy. This is the first entry permit which allows US citizens who are neither Jewish nor related to a Jewish / Israeli person by blood or by marriage, to obtain permanent legal status in the Holy Land.
The investor, foreign managers or skilled employees, and their family members (spouses and minor children) can reside in Israel indefinitely while the business enterprise is extant. The investor will be required to demonstrate that any foreign worker brought to Israel are US citizens whose presence is necessary for the business to thrive and expand.
Unfortunately, unlike many investment visas in developed countries, the B-5 visa does not include a path to citizenship or permanent resident status in Israel. The investor and any accompanying employees and family members can reside in Israel only while managing the business enterprise.
No amount of investment is formally set, but rather each investment plan will be judged based on its individual merits.
The required business investment would have to be accepted as “significant” by a representative of the Israel Ministry of Economy and Industry. Investors will need to purchase at least 50% of an Israeli business enterprise that is either currently active, or is soon to be active, contributing to the Israeli economy, and employing Israeli citizens.
Every visa application will be reviewed by a special commission, evaluating whether the investment will benefit Israel. The investor must also demonstrate to Ministry of Interior officials that all foreign managers / workers have skills and expertise that are hard to find among the Israeli citizenry. 
At present, the vast majority of non-Jewish visitors to Israel, including foreign workers and descendants of Righteous Among the Nations, have their visa duration capped at five years and three months. Any additional stay in Israel generally involves conversion to Judaism, starting a relationship with an Israeli citizen, or making appeal to the Humanitarian Committee, citing special circumstances which require the foreign citizen to stay in Israel. 
Furthermore, any foreign workers, refuge-seekers or other foreign citizens who stayed in Israel with a non-tourist visa may find the Ministry of Interior refuses to allow their re-entry into Israel in the future; for fear that they might seek to illegally settle in Israel.
Lovers of Israel who visit the Holy Land too frequently, even having obtained an entry visa for each entry and having never overstayed its duration, may find themselves under suspicion as well, even to the point of being refused entry into Israel. In particular, Christians or Messianic Jews may find themselves under suspicion of traveling to Israel in order to engage in missionary activity and deported.
The B-5 visa incorporates a multi-entry visa, allowing the investor, as well as foreign employees and accompanying family members, unlimited re-entries into Israel during the visa’s duration.
The new investment visa opportunity allows American friends of Israel to directly support the Israeli economy and obtain the opportunity to live in the Holy Land. With the precedent established, it is possible that citizens of other first world countries will have the same opportunity in the future.
This article was researched and written with the aid of Sasha Kishko, head of content and translations department at Cohen, Decker, Pex, Brosh law offices
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Monday, May 13, 2019

Love or War? Now Think On This by Steve Martin

Love or War?

A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge increases power. For by wise guidance you will wage war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory. (Proverbs 24:5-6, NASU)

A well-known and highly respected prophetic teacher, Rick Joyner of Morningstar Ministries, said a few years ago something to the effect that we will be people of war. At the time I didn’t want to hear that. We are called to be people of love, right? Love is all you need, yes?

It had long been a conflict within me as to what is the correct Christian’s response to the evil that continually rises up around us, whether it be on social media, the national news broadcasts, the “higher learning” of our educational system, and even within the entertainment sectors of our society that preach, yes preach, their ideology of secularism, anti-family, and anti-Semitism on the big screen and the little ones most people carry in their pockets. It even shows up in the so-called “Disney-style” family movies, which more and more are just the outreach tool used by proponents of witchcraft and “other lifestyle” propaganda.

So, do we just let these self-expansions of the “we will love you the way you are” attitude continue, and let all things around and abound as “whatever will be will be”? Or do we stand on biblical principles and fight back? And if so, how do we fight back?

Do we love and not make war? Or do we love, and yet at the same time make war.

Throughout Scripture our God shows His hand in how He deals with those who embrace evil and reject His rule and principles.

He clearly speaks His Word, even to His own chosen people, when they failed to follow His commands. It reads in Psalm 106:34-39, “They did not destroy the peoples, as the Lord commanded them, but they mingled with the nations and learned their practices, and served their idols, which became a snare to them.

They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons (i.e. abortion and infanticide – added), and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with the blood.

Thus, they became unclean in their practices, and played the harlot in their deeds.” (NASU)

Often, when a people or nation turn from the ways of the Living God, He removes them. Usually, that is accomplished by war or natural destruction. (And it isn’t “Mother Nature” at work, but the God of all creation.)

Jesus, the God of Love, Himself said this, as recorded in Luke 12:49-53, "I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!  But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!  Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law." (NASU)

If the God of Love Himself came as the Son of Man to bring division, to divide the right from the wrong, should we just sit idly by and let the wrong become as the “new right”?

I don’t think so.

In my theology, which comes from the Word of God, on which I will continually stand, I will constantly believe both the Old and New Testaments (as Christians call these Scriptures.) I will do as Joshua proclaimed he would do.

"Now, therefore, fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. "If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." (Joshua 24:14-15, NASU)

I am not going to keep silent and let anyone else tell me what gender my kids are, nor my grandkids; nor will I shut my mouth, and keep from writing these messages and stop sharing the Gospel truth because they just might offend or step on another’s toes; or out of threatened retaliation, fear or false love.

Powerful prayer will protect our homes, while at the same time tear down strongholds that have been allowed to build up around us, due to our own laziness, self-interest and lackadaisical attitudes adapted in decades gone by. Action in the prayer closet while taking action on the front lines - we must be doing both.

After putting on the full armor of God, both to defend the onslaught against us, and to go on the offensive to be overcomers as we are called to be, we must battle and take back the land stolen from us.

Don’t allow the enemy of our spirit, soul, and body continue to steal, destroy and kill that which we have held dear to our lives. We must stand strong, fight the good fight, and be on the offensive. We must speak the Truth louder, write the messages stronger, and live our lives with His God-given gifts and inspiration to proclaim His principles and reclaim this land, our cities, and this nation.

The enemy isn’t quitting or just lie down. The one who hates us is not going to play fair, nor give up. If we continue to sit back and do nothing, we will lose that which others have lived and died for.
Jesus died for us. Others have followed in His footsteps, because of their faith and commitment to Him and His purposes. We very well may be called upon to do the same.

I have already made the decision that I will do just that. I will love, but I will also make war.

Now think of this,

Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.

P.S. On May 10 I returned from my 20th trip to Israel. And guess what? I brought back for you my last 58 short videos I entitle “Walk With Me in Israel”. Watch them here on our YouTube channel: Walk With Me - Israel May 2019

Also, my previous ones are here on YouTube: Walk With Me

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Now Think On This #421 - in the year of our Lord 05.12.19 – “Love or War? Or Both?” – Sunday, 3:30 pm

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Jerusalem Dateline | Jews, Christians Celebrate Passover, Resurrection - CBN News

APRIL 20, 2019
Jews, Christians Celebrate Passover, Resurrection
Jews and Christians come up to Jerusalem to celebrate the Exodus of the Jewish people and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ; and we look at the Upper Room and Tomb of Jesus; and retrace the steps of the Israelites as they left Egypt 3,000 years ago.
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