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Need Help Sharing Kingdom, yet this is very much home. Jewish people
have lived in England since the readmission of Jews
to England under Oliver Cromwell in 1656. We
UK Director Daniel Nessim
don't really expect that antisemitism will disappearbefore the greatest Semite of all history, Yeshua,occupies His throne in Jerusalem to deliver and
govern His people. Until then, we have theopportunity to teach about personal deliverance
from the power and penalty of sin through Him.
the streets of London and
Jews in Israel are also painfully aware of the isolation
Vol. 2, Issue 3 February, 2007 / Shevat 5767
the United Kingdom. This is
their country suffers from, which is reasonably felt as
no less true of the Jewish people.
a form of antisemitism. However, God continues His
"I'm so lonely," "I'm so bored," and
work in the midst of this situation. We regularly hear
"I have no friends," are words we've
wonderful reports of the growth of the Church in
heard from more than one Jewish
Israel. Our ministry there is a significant part of
Orthodox friend. Sadly, we have only
from around the World
God's work over there, and our Messianic Centre in
recently become keenly aware of their
Jerusalem is more than fully utilized on a daily basis.
Adam and Susannah Ruditsky
loneliness. These are the people we
Adam, from White Plains, New York, writes, ‘In
For this, we need workers, called and committed to
reach out to with the Gospel, and we
1984, I became convinced that Yeshua was the
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evangelizing and discipling Jewish people. We
care for them. Around the table or in
Jewish Messiah and I
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continue to pray that God would bring people with a
people's homes and coffee shops, we seek to
dedicated my life to
passion for these things. Our fellowship of Jewish
to the Messiah
share our lives and most importantly, our
bringing the Good
believers and unbelievers continues to experience the
relationship with the One who gives us life.
News of Yeshua to
We often find it difficult to share the Gospel with
Lord's blessing, and we have been quite encouraged
those whom we do not know well or feel we do
The Lord stated long ago that it is possible for
my own people. In
to have new people coming to the last meeting.
people to place stumbling blocks between
not understand. This manual will help you reach
May the Lord bless you as you bless the descendants
others and the Kingdom of God (Romans
wife, Susannah Lipson,
Jewish people with the message of salvation.
of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-5).
14:13). Sadly, there are many stumbling
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theological in nature, and not easy to
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overcome. Still, some do come to faith in
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people in Westchester County. This mostly
The Chosen People Newsletter
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affluent and nonreligious community needs to
our corner of the world, especially in the lives
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the greatest of these stumbling blocks is
‘I met Steve, an atheist, at one of our services.
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growing antisemitism in the ‘Christian' world.
Over a period of time, we developed a friendship,
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and when crisis came into his life, I had the
Soon it will be Purim, the first of the Jewish
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Lord to him. His life has been transformed, and
celebrated Purim, about 2,500 years ago, Jews
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today, I continue to disciple him.'
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We look forward to the day when Susannah and
Jewish people. British Jews are quite aware of
her husband, Adam, come to visit us here in
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had attempted to enact a secret plan of his
has told us that He
own, but God would not allow it to come
holds some secrets that
preserved the Jewish people from the
He may or may not
evil Haman! The implications of this
The secret plan for the destruction of the
choose to reveal to you
destruction would have been
Jewish people created by Haman came head
and me. Perhaps we
immeasurable. Some of the Bible
God's Will for Israel
to head with the revealed plan of God. The
could not handle the weight
would not have been written and the
Our world loves conspiracy theories.
Lord's revealed plan was not a secret or
of such knowledge. Nevertheless,
Messiah of Israel would not have been born!
Unfortunately, many of those theories cast
conspiracy. Centuries earlier, He had
we may be curious about the things
Neither Mary nor Joseph, nor Elizabeth nor
the Jewish people in a negative light!
spoken to Abraham and said:
the Lord has selected to withhold from
John would have existed—all would have
us. The curiosity is natural, but we must
Historically, conspiracy-minded antisemites
been destroyed by Haman's hand. Clearly
Get out of your country, from your family and
be patient. One day we will know a lot
have accused the Jewish people of a secret
there was much at stake for the entire world.
from your father's house, to a land that I will
more, as we will know Him because we will
plan to achieve world domination. Theories
show you. I will make you a great nation; I will
Haman had actually tried to convince King
be like Him when we see Him as He is
like this, some recorded in the terribly
bless you and make your name great; and you
Ahasuerus that the Jewish
(1 John 3:2-3).
antisemitic and destructive volume,
shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless
people had formed a
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,
you, and I will curse him who curses you; and
Meanwhile, He has clearly revealed for all
conspiracy to reject the
have become the basis for the
in you all the families of the earth shall be
mankind to read in His Word that the Land
king's leadership. He
persecution of the Jewish people.
blessed. (Genesis 12:1-3)
of Israel is promised to the descendants ofAbraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is not a secret!
The president of Iran recently held
The Lord confirmed His creation of the
Therefore, until Messiah returns, believers
a Holocaust Denial conference in
Jewish people and the granting of the Land
should certainly support the right of the
Tehran. He and many others declared
Such a Time as This"
to the descendents of Abraham (Genesis
Jewish people to possess the Land of Israel.
the Holocaust to be a fraud—a Jewish
Purim (Lots) is a holiday of
26:2-5, Genesis 35:9-12). Through them
conspiracy to seek the sympathy of the
unrivalled celebration in Jewish life. The
would come the ‘seed,' Yeshua (Jesus)
But, more importantly, if we want to see the
world in order to bolster the case for the
words from Esther 4:14 "for such a time as
through whom all the peoples of the world
remainder of God's revealed word come to
existence of the State of Israel. His is a
this" sum up the gripping drama of an
would be blessed in turn. Clearly the
pass then we should take seriously Paul's
disgraceful and distasteful view—especially
unlikely heroine who was willing to stand in
destruction of the Jewish people was in
statement in Romans 1:16:
for those who believe that the Jewish people
the gap for the sake of her people.
Satan's plan—but it was not in God's.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,
Purim is celebrated with joyful gatherings
are God's chosen people and for the many
for it is the power of God to salvation for
and special foods such as the hamentashen—
Allied soldiers who had the unspeakable
everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also
a delicious cookie in the shape of the villain
Have you ever wondered if God had a secret
task of liberating the concentration camps.
for the Greek.
Haman's tricornered hat. Children perform
plan? The truth is—He does! But, it is not a
We know that the Holocaust really
skits called Purimshpiel, playing the parts of
conspiracy. In Deuteronomy 29:29, Moses,
As believers in the Messiah Yeshua, we
happened and that it was not part of a
the Persian King Ahasuerus, Mordecai,
under the inspiration of God Himself writes:
should do everything within our power to
Haman, and, of course, the lovely Queen
make sure the Jewish people hear the
Esther (Hadassah in Hebrew). During the
The secret things belong to the LORD our
Gospel—in Israel and throughout the
The Purim Conspiracy
services, children drown out the name of
God, but those things which are
world. This is why your partnership
In a few weeks' time, Jewish people around
Haman during the reading of the megillah
revealed belong to us and to our
with Chosen People Ministries is so
the world will be celebrating the Festival of
(scroll) with special noisemakers called
children forever, that we may
important. By praying for our staff and
Purim. This is a favourite Jewish festival for a
groggers. Even the grown-ups join in the
do all the words of this law.
supporting our staff and ministries, you are
variety of reasons. The most significant of
Purim is celebrated on the fourteenth and
There it is, embedded in the heart
taking hold of your role in reaching Jewish
these is the fact that God
fifteenth day of the month of Adar. This year,
of the Torah. The Lord
people for Jesus.
it begins at sundown on March 3.
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