Messenger September 2015
Informing you about the Christians for Israel ministry world wide.
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Dear friends, colleagues and partners,
Last week the Jewish people celebrated their New Year (Rosh HaShana) and yesterday they observed Yom Kippur. This is a special time for the Jewish people of reflection and meditation on the past year, confession of past sins, and the making of new plans for the coming year.
We Christians should intercede on behalf of the Jewish people. The prophet Daniel is an example. He understood that the end of the 70 years spoken of by the Lord through prophet Jeremiah was approaching, when He would rebuild Jerusalem. Daniel knew that this required confession for past sins. We too understand that a new season is at hand, and that the Lord is rebuilding Jerusalem. Let us, like Daniel, make confession before the Lord in prayer and fasting, for the sins of our forefathers. We can be confident that He will have mercy, that He will hear our prayers and forgive, and fulfil His word in our days.
“Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land…. Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name." (Daniel 9)
Yours faithfully,The C4I International team
Yom Kippur - a time for Christians to repent
Christians for Israel in The Netherlands organized two services for confession and repentance on Monday evening 21st September.
“We have treated the Jewish people very badly. We have mistreated and misused the words which were entrusted to Israel”, said Rev. Kees van Velzen who led the service in Woerden (Netherlands).
ECI co-hosts first ever Tashlich ceremony at the UN - Time to honour the Jewish people and their culture
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, together with other top UN officials and senior diplomats from some 50 nations, have gathered on September 22, 2015 at the UN Rose garden in New York to celebrate the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashana and prepare for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. The unique event was hosted by the Israeli Mission to the UN and the Forum for Cultural Diplomacy, which is a European Coalition for Israel initiative to the UN.
Christians for Israel International Report 2014-2015
Christians for Israel seeks to bring a Biblical witness to the churches about the coming of God’s Kingdom; to warn the nations; to comfort Israel; and to help the Church to prepare for the Coming of the Lord. We are a network of national ministries, active in over 40 countries worldwide. This Report provides an overview of the activities of C4I International from 1st January 2014 to 30th June 2015.
“If any nation does not listen, I will completely uproot and destroy it” – Editorial Israel & Christians Today
Since the so-called “Arab Spring” broke out in 2010, the Middle East has been thrown in utter chaos, and with it, the rest of the world. Recent months have witnessed a growing flood of refugees fleeing violence, war and terror in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Eritrea and many other countries. Europe is now confronted with what some describe as the greatest demographic upheaval since WWII.
Australian speaking tour Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer
Last August (2015) we were blessed with a visit from Rev Willem Glashouwer, President of Christians for Israel International and a renowned Bible teacher. During the ten day speaking tour Rev Glashouwer taught on the themes “Why Israel? Why Jerusalem? Why End Times?”. Together with Derek Prince Ministries and Shalom Israel Melbourne, Ebenezer Operation Exodus co-hosted two one-day conferences and arranged visits to several church services and meetings in both Sydney and Melbourne. Rev Glashouwer was also invited to give a lunchtime lecture at NSW Parliament House, hosted by Rev the Hon Fred Nile MLC. His further speaking engagements included a Korean prayer group and two Korean-church evening meetings.
Krimki village - Aliyah Update from Ukraine
Quite recently we began taking care of Jewish refugees from the East now living in a school in Krimki village, which is located in the Cherkasy region, see map below. The village is 200 kilometers to the south east from Kiev. It’s difficult for Jewish refugees to get to the capital of Cherkasy, located on the right bank of Dnieper River, to process necessary papers and pass consular checks – there are a lot of children and elderly people amongst them.
Mission of C4I Italy among Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem
Christians for Israel Italy went on a mission trip to Israel to help Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem, from 20-28 of August 2015. The team from Italy comprised of 13 people from various cities in Italy. They went to Israel to give their support and love to the Holocaust survivors through their hearts and hands.
Open Letter to State President of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer
Christians for Israel in Austria wrote an open letter to the State President, Dr. Heinz Fischer, who, together with the minister of Exterior and other members of government and a huge delegation from the economic sector, visited the Iranian regime from 7-9 September 2015.
Israel & Christians Today Int. Version, August 2015 Published
The international version of the Israel & Christians Today newspaper of August 2015 has been released. The main purpose of Israel & Christians Today is to explore the relationship between the Church, the nations and Israel (the Jewish people) from a Biblical perspective. The newspaper takes the position that God is faithful to His promises and that the restoration of the nation of Israel in our generation is a sign of Hope for the Church of the Coming of the Lord. Our message is intended for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to discover God's promises for the Jewish people and the Church and the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy of which we are called to be part.
Upcoming speaking tours
- 4-7 October: Andrew Tucker in Nigeria (Lagos).
- 10-21 October: Rev. Willem Glashouwer in Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia).
- 24-25 October: Rev. Willem Glashouwer in the USA (Danville, CA).
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about these speaking tours!