Blessing Israeli Believers February 2020

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Romans 15:26-27

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What the LORD is doing...


We had some technical difficulties and this letter did not get sent to you in February. We felt this information was important for you to see.

In addition, because of COVID-19 causing many congregations to cancel their meetings we want to introduce our Facebook live video scheduled for Wednesday March 25 with updates from the Sea of Galilee, things happening here in Israel, and meditating on the Word of God.

If you would like to join us follow the link below:
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Update from Ariel & Shayla, Haifa Israel

Noam, from a religious Jewish background, saw our evangelistic videos and started spewing out curse words at us. But then something beautiful happened.

Noam (name changed for sensitivity reasons) grew up with a religious Jewish education and hated anything having to do with Jesus, Yeshua. When he saw our evangelistic videos on Facebook, he started cursing us publicly and in private messages.

But as we answered his objections (sometimes it was a test of patience!), slowly something started to happen. The curses were replaced with honest questions. The hostility was replaced with a genuine search.

Two years passed like this. Then suddenly, one day we received an order for a few New Testaments. Someone wrote that he wanted to give out some copies to friends, but since it's impossible to find them in bookstores in Israel, he asked us for them. God is able to overcome even the most intense religious opposition. So we called, and...it turns out it was Noam! Not only had his heart softened, but he had actually come to faith in Jesus, Yeshua, and wanted to share his new faith with his friends!

He told us that our videos and our conversations with him helped to understand who God really is. "I really appreciate what you're doing - it's wonderful work!"

What's beautiful about Yeshua is that there's always a place for forgiveness.

We were really touched to hear him say, "I want to apologize and say I used to be like many others and used to oppose you. I used to curse you on Facebook. I'm really sorry."

We responded, "What's beautiful about Yeshua is that there's always a place for forgiveness. We're brothers now." He continued, "I was searching all over, but now I've found the Truth and I'm certain of it. I'm really glad God showed me the Truth."

Please pray for Noam and many others like him from religious backgrounds who have come to faith but are facing major opposition from family and friends - that their faith would flourish, that they'd be bold to put Jesus, Yeshua, above everyone else, and that their witness would have an impact on their community.


Update from Efraim & Jeannie, Northern Galilee

Shalom! - Blessings and peace to you as we charge forward into a new year and a new decade. May we remember that it is the Lord who goes before us and guides our way.

As the year 2020 started, we were under a cloud of threats and rumors of war from Iran after the assassination of its terror leader, Qasem Soleimani, by the United States. Here in Northern Israel, our military was put on high alert and the citizens cautioned of potential terror attacks or retaliation from Iran and its Hezbollah backed forces.

While the Nation was on high alert we were given an unexpected gift, heavy rainstorms for ten days. The Land of Israel greatly needed these rains but one of the unfortunate results was a day of intense flooding in our city of Nahariyya.

In the Scriptures, rain in the Land is considered a blessing from God and we are the first to give praise to the Lord for this blessing. We recognize that all we have is from His hand and this is expressed well in Psalm 98.

Psalms 98:7-9
Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof;
The world, and they that dwell therein;
Let the floods clap their hands;
Let the hills sing for joy together
Before Jehovah; for he cometh to judge the earth:
He will judge the world with righteousness,
And the peoples with equity.

However, in the aftermath of the intense flooding considerable damage was done to Nahariyya and some of the surrounding communities. From people in our Or Hagalil Congregation we began to hear about those who were affected by the flooding and had their homes devastated. We began to think: how can we help
our neighbors?

Then in the nearby city of Acco, a local Congregation having contacts with aid organizations wanted to help us. As a result we received a group of aid workers from Tennessee, uniquely equipped for providing aid to flood victims. We are hoping that much help can be given to those families
in need and that a strong testimony of the love of the Messiah Yeshua will be extended to these people.

Jeannie and I are so grateful for having friends like you who stand with us united in prayer and support. We always want you to feel you are standing alongside of us as we serve the Lord in Western Galilee.


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Romans 15:26-27 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal (material) things.

Send your tax deductible gifts to:
Blessing Israeli Believers
PO Box 564, Pearland, TX 77588 USA
Phone: 713-624-0943
Email: blessingisraelibelievers@earthlink.net

Or donate online at:
www.BlessingIsraeliBelievers.com

Blessing Israeli Believers is a division of Watch Therefore Ministries, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Blessing Israeli Believers March 2020

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Special Blessing Israeli Believers Purim Report
from Co-Founder Dov Schwarz
BIB Co-Founders: John McTernan and Dov Schwarz

Purim March 9-10, 2020

For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom
for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14

Purim (The Feast of Lots) Then

Though there are many special Feast Days (Appointed Times) on the Biblical Calendar, certainly Purim has a very unique and timely significance RIGHT NOW! You may remember from the Book of Esther how wicked Haman deceived the Persian King to sign a decree to kill all the Jewish people under the control of the Persian Empire. Haman was doing all that was in his power to wipe out the Jews as a people. He was so arrogant that he cast lots (dice) to decide when to kill the Jews.

Of course King Ahasuerus chose Esther, an unknown captive from Judah, to be his bride and the new queen. She had a cozy position in the palace and may have sat this one out regarding trying to save her people. After all-she was the queen and may have been tempted with the option to try and skirt this new law. Mordecai, her older cousin and caretaker until she was made queen, helped her understand why she had been placed in such an important position. Hence, the above verse which brought great clarity in case there was any confusion.

Queen Esther fasted and prayed and great deliverance did come to the Jewish people. This chosen vessel of grace and mercy risked her life to save the Jewish people, fulfill her calling, and establish her own personal destiny. Here are her words that should be the clarion call for all disciples of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) today:

"Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law;
and if I perish, I perish!" Esther 4:16

Purim Today

You may also know that for many centuries Persia (Iran) and Israel were off the world's radar screen of global significance. Yet today, with great frequency and according to Bible prophecy, Israel and Persia are back on the world's radar screen with increasing global significance. The prophetic end-times scenarios have cast Israel and Persia with opposing supporting roles on the world stage. Once again, the voices of powerful Persian leaders regularly threaten the Jews with annihilation Of course, this all points to the Star of the show-King Messiah Yeshua returning to save His people Israel!

Tragically, so many in the body of Messiah are silent and distracted as they are missing the Purim of today. But here is a great truth and opportunity for disciples of Messiah Yeshua in our generation: This King Messiah Jesus has called we who have been born again into His Kingdom for such a time as this!


How can we think about the "if I perish-I perish" self-less attitude for our generation in this New Covenant? The words of our great Savior remind us that as we lose our lives for His sake, we actually gain eternal life. This is an essential element of His disciples.

Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
Matthew 16:24-26

While so many are chasing after-even living for the things of this world and life, we can, and should, be concerned about Kingdom and Covenant matters such as being watchmen (and women) in prayer and support for Israel-especially in this season as we are reminded by the Purim of today here and now! That is where Israeli Believers in Messiah Jesus becomes so strategic.

The Israeli Believers in Messiah Yeshua are a light in the darkness in Israel. They (we) are getting out the gospel, saving babies from abortion, making disciples of Messiah Yeshua, helping Holocaust Survivors and poor and needy in Messiah Yeshua's name-and much more! To see the Biblical mandate for all these things you can go to the "What Does The Bible Say" page on our website: BlessingIsraeliBelievers.com

For me personally, these Purim matters became all too real as our Messiah and Lord called my family to live in Israel. To leave your country of birth in your 50s and move to the Middle-East, a completely different culture and lifestyle, is a kind of death to self. Yet, where there is a death to self for the Kingdom of Messiah there is also resurrection power available to make the way! The "such a time as this" opportunity was and is too big to miss!

For anyone reading this letter who bears witness with these things you can begin, or continue, to prayerfully and financially support our Israel preserving and blessing witness and work. Like never before, remember in this Purim season-you and I have been called to the Kingdom of Messiah Jesus-for such a time as this!

Blessings, Dov Schwarz

A special note from King of Kings, Melech HaM'lachim Congregation in Jerusalem

Shalom Dov,

This is David Boskey, an elder at Melecha Ha'Mlachim Congregation in Jerusalem who works alongside Oded Shoshani.
We wanted to thank you so much for the continued support that BIB sends to us at Melech HaM'lachim.
One of congregants who we have been able to support is a single mother with a one-year old baby. After a season of not walking closely with the Lord, she found herself pregnant. The father pressured her to abort the child, but she felt very strongly the calling to be a mother to this child. Through many hardships and struggles, she returned to the Lord and gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Through your support she has been able to devote significant time to raise her son in this first year of his life, as well as being able to have the freedom to grow deeper in her relationship with the Lord through community life in our congregation.
We are so grateful for your care, which is extended through us to these precious ones.
May the Lord continue to bless you and you serve as His vessel to blessing many in the Israeli Body of faith.

Blessings, David Boskey


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Romans 15:26-27 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal (material) things.

Send your tax deductible gifts to:
Blessing Israeli Believers
PO Box 564, Pearland, TX 77588 USA
Phone: 713-624-0943
Email: blessingisraelibelievers@earthlink.net

Or donate online at:
www.BlessingIsraeliBelievers.com

Blessing Israeli Believers is a division of Watch Therefore Ministries, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Blessing Israeli Believers January 2020

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Dear Blessing Israeli Believers Friends and Partners,

"Happy New Year" is the common phrase for this time of year. However, while it may or may not be a "Happy" 2020 for some ~ for those who are participating in the Lord's prophetic plans and purposes, we have something about which to be very HAPPY!! Keep in mind Israel is the center of Bible Prophecy.

Today, and thankfully temporarily, much of our land and many of our people are in darkness. During this brief window between the time of darkness and the glorious light of the soon coming Kingdom of Messiah Yeshua-we have this incredible opportunity. We can participate prayerfully and financially with those who are the shining light to Israel today-Israeli Believers in Messiah Jesus! Remember what our Savior told the first Israeli Believers:

"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16)

There are so many unique challenges associated with living in Israel - especially as a disciple of Messiah Yeshua. That is one reason I have said for years that one of our goals is that the last thing our Israeli Believing Partners and myself would have to think about is money. We have families to support, ministry expenses associated with our Kingdom work, and a very high cost of living in Israel. Remember what this work is: getting out the gospel, making disciples, ministry to needy and Holocaust survivors, saving babies from abortion-and so much more!

Yardenit Baptism Site - Jordan River

Dov's Special 2020 Announcement!
We enter the New Year with great excitement as we are participating with the Holy Spirit, along with a few friends from our Home Bible study, in making a new disciple in Messiah Jesus! What an honor to be involved with this man's life by sharing the gospel and upon him receiving Yeshua as his Savior, baptizing him in the Jordan River! His first name is Omer-please be praying for him.

 

 

A Bible Prophecy Update/Reminder

The burden against Damascus.
"Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city,
And it will be a ruinous heap.
(Isaiah 17:1)

Damascus is one of the world's most ancient cities and the things written in this passage have not yet happened. However, since Israel's War of Independence and the Scriptural prophetic fulfillment of Israel's physical re-birth as a nation, Syria has been begging for the LORD's judgment. Their headquartering of the world's worst terror actors through the years is about to come to an end.

Isaiah prophesies about this time, which I was reminded of last night by what is becoming a more common occurrence in our neck of the woods. We live on a mountain by the Sea of Galilee and one evening close to midnight we heard the familiar sounds of IAF (Israeli Air Force) jets overhead. I figured they were headed to or back from Syria. These days Israel is frequently bombing the outskirts of Damascus, which is being used as an Iranian hub for weapons and troop transfers to encircle Israel from Lebanon to Syria in the North.

Literally minutes after we heard the sound of the planes over our house we watched as a reporter on FOX News announced the airstrikes on Damascus. Folks, your prayers and support are a true Kingdom partnership of Bible Prophecy leaping off the pages onto the TV screens all over the world-Hallelujah! We often stand outside-with arms stretched toward our Northern borders as we intercede for Israel and pray according to the Biblically relevant passages of Scripture. With that in mind-let's keep going together for King Yeshua-our great Savior Jesus!

Blessings, Dov Schwarz


A special Thank You from one of our partners, Janet in Haifa

Greetings to the partners of "Blessing Israeli Believers"! You really DO bless Israeli believers! I am so grateful for your kindness and generosity; my life would be very different without it!

You know, I had recently gotten quite discouraged and despairing about the burden of being the sole money earner at my age, the difficulty to make it to the end of each month, and I was questioning the Lord why this burden He has given me to bear. His answer to my fears, anxieties and depression was to give me a vivid revelation of the EXPENSE my salvation cost Himself personally. He accepted the Father's cup of wrath for my sin, even though He had asked if that cup could be passed by Him!! He was bruised, beaten, He was cursed and spat on while He carried that heavy splintery wood cross on His back flayed open by the Roman scourge. And He trudged step after blood stained step up to Golgotha to be nailed onto that wood, and experience the horror of separation from the God and Father He loved. Separation that was due me. I saw that any cost of my obedience to His will would never come close in comparison to the exorbitant cost of His obedience to the Father's will for my sake. I am absolutely silenced. And His promise:

"Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you" (Isaiah 46:4).

I continue to work at Ebenezer Home for elderly believing Jews and Arabs, these mover/shakers from the early years of building the body of Yeshua in the land of Israel. It is a pleasure and an honor to care for these elder brothers and sisters! They laid the foundations in the ministries that thrive and expand today.

Haifa Port

Last Shabbat we had our outreach effort in Haifa during "Chag HaChagim" (Holiday of Holidays) the inter-congregational Christmas festival that draws many non-believing Israelis and tourists. I led worship and did prayer cover with other intercessors for the evangelism team that went out into the crowds. I also continue to play guitar and sing on our worship team for our Shabbat meetings.

May God greatly bless you all, and visit you with a great and fresh revelation of Himself! May His presence be manifest in all your lives!

~Janet


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Romans 15:26-27 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal (material) things.

Send your tax deductible gifts to:
Blessing Israeli Believers
PO Box 564, Pearland, TX 77588 USA
Phone: 713-624-0943
Email: blessingisraelibelievers@earthlink.net

Or donate online at:
www.BlessingIsraeliBelievers.com

Blessing Israeli Believers is a division of Watch Therefore Ministries, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Blessing Israeli Believers December 2019

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A Year End Note From Blessing Israeli Believers Co-Founder Dov Schwarz

What an amazing year our amazing Savior Yeshua has given to us! He has provided in so many ways and done so many things in our midst. And do not forget-we are all in this together as we await His soon coming Kingdom to be ushered in by our soon coming King!

In 2019 many of us participated together prayerfully and financially in the lives and ministry of Israeli Believers in Messiah Jesus. Some Israeli Believers also took the gospel and discipleship in Messiah Jesus to the nations in 2019. Here are some specific places and some of those who received the gospel we will not know of until the next life in eternity:

In Israel: Jerusalem, Netanya, Haifa, The Galilee, The Golan Heights!
The Nations: Many states in the USA, Rwanda in Africa, over 200 Countries worldwide to potentially two hundred million homes through our television broadcast!

In Israel, quite literally, many thousands of Jewish people heard the gospel of Messiah Yeshua. Some received Him as Messiah and Lord, and many seeds were planted and watered! Just stop and think for a moment what it means to be involved with such beautiful and fruitful work!

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. (John 15:16)

Also in Israel, we partnered with Israeli Believers in Messiah Yeshua who have helped save many babies from abortion. Abortion is a terrible problem in Israel, as well as many other countries. Here we get to partner with Be'ad Chaim-Israel Pro-Life that was founded and operates under the leadership of our Savior King Messiah Yeshua! In our relationship with Be'ad Chaim we have been able to participate in seeing so many Israeli babies spared and given life-Oh Hallelujah!

We have also been blessed by participating in Holocaust Survivors outreach as well as support for the poor and needy by sponsoring Israeli believing families who needed our financial help in 2019. Whether they are not yet Israeli believers or those who have already received Messiah Jesus, they have certainly experienced His love and mercy through your prayers and generous support in 2019!

 


Happy Chanukah!
Sundown December 22 to sundown December 30, 2019

Chanukah is known as the Feast of Dedication. It has very special implications though it was not mentioned by name or commanded to be celebrated or observed in the Old Testament. We see it mentioned specifically in the gospel of John.

Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon's porch. (John 10:22)

The events surrounding Chanukah are mentioned in the Book of Daniel and involve a wicked ruler named Antiochus Epiphanies from the Greco/Syrians and his cutting off the temple sacrifices.

He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down. Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered. (Daniel 8:11-12)

Most of the historical accounts of what became Chanukah are written in the Books of The Maccabees. In approximately 165 BC this Antiochus, having sowed much division amongst the Jewish people by spreading Greek idolatry through Hellenism, then came in with an overwhelming army-conquered Jerusalem-sacked and desecrated the temple with idols and other forms of abominable desecration.

A family who loved the Elohim of Israel, later would become known as the Maccabees (meaning: Hammer)miraculously and victoriously fought against the Greco/Syrian forces. Having regained the Temple, they needed to first cleanse it so they could re-dedicate it to the Lord. Hence, we get the name the Feast of Chanukah or Dedication.

A legend then developed that though there was only enough oil for the Temple menorah (seven branched lamp) to burn for one day-that one day's worth of oil lasted for eight days! This was the amount of time needed to produce more of the special oil. This is also considered to be a big part of the miracle of Chanukah, which also gave it another name-the Festival of Lights. Whether the "oil" part of the story is only legend or not ~ the miracle of the Maccabees defeating Antiochus and the re-dedication of the Temple is so very powerful for all of us as we look to 2020.

Often times in this New Covenant life we allow for idols to be set up in the Temple. Today the temple is our body and through compromise with the philosophies of this world and our own temporal desires we can be overcome with strongholds. Yet, our great Messiah Jesus wants us to take up the hammer of confession of sin and repentance and put on the whole armor of God! With these we can take back the Temple and re-dedicate it to our Father in heaven through our Messiah Yeshua, and by the power of the Ruach HaKodesh ~ the Holy Spirit!
(1 Corinthians 6:19, 1 John 1:9, 2 Corinthians 10:4-5, Ephesians 6:10-18)

As we look forward to 2020 may our great Savior Yeshua help us to be filled with the oil of His Holy Spirit! To all of you who supported our BIB partners and work in 2019 we say THANK YOU! And may we together dedicate ourselves to a fruitful New Year in Israel and the Nations through Blessing Israeli Believers in Messiah Jesus!

Dov Schwarz


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Romans 15:26-27 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal (material) things.

Send your tax deductible gifts to:
Blessing Israeli Believers
PO Box 564, Pearland, TX 77588 USA
Phone: 713-624-0943
Email: blessingisraelibelievers@earthlink.net

Or donate online at:
www.BlessingIsraeliBelievers.com

Blessing Israeli Believers is a division of Watch Therefore Ministries, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Blessing Israeli Believers November 2019

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Update from Oded Shoshani, Kings of Kings Jerusalem, Hebrew Congregation

Evangelism Training
About two weeks ago we began a long-term evangelism training process together with another local congregation. The purpose is to encourage and train people in practical evangelism. For the last two weekends at the services of both congregations we have taught and shared testimonies. The day before we began this training a pot caught fire in Pastor Oded and Sandy's home. God was gracious to protect our home, yet we see the seriousness of the battle. Please pray for protection over the leadership team of this initiative. Pray for both congregations to have a shift in mindset regarding evangelism as well as wisdom, creativity and boldness to share the Gospel!

Home Groups
"E", a religious woman has been attending one of our new home groups. During the first two meetings she had many questions and much resistance. At the end of each meeting we pray for one another and she refused to do so. On the third meeting however, she wanted to pray with others and by the fourth meeting she was praying in Yeshua's name! Thank you for continuing to pray for "E", a continued softening of her heart and revelation of our Messiah in a deeper way. Please also continue to pray for fruit to come from these home meetings.

Prayer Requests
•Shift in mindset regarding evangelism and spirit of boldness
•Growth and expansion in our leadership team
•Strength and courage to our 16 university students
•Protection for those currently serving in the Army

With much love,
Oded & Sandy

 

Update from BIB co-founder Dov Schwarz

What a special privilege to be alive in this generation! A time where there is a convergence of three powerful concepts: Apostolic, Prophetic, and End Times. This generation is experiencing all three concepts like no other time in history.

It is Apostolic and Prophetic because the words of the apostles are being fulfilled along with the words of the Old Testament prophets-and End Times because it's in conjunction with the return of our great Messiah and Lord Yeshua! That is why the ministry of Blessing Israeli Believers exists and we thank many of you for supporting our work at this time. It is a ministry that fruitfully is sustained and grows in the rich soil of these concepts.

Again, it is worth seeing, hearing, and experiencing this passage of the Apostle Paul inspired by the Holy Spirit, quoting the Prophet Isaiah-in the context of the coming of our Savior Jesus to sit on the throne of David in Jerusalem!

Isaiah also cries out concerning Israel:
"Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea,
The remnant will be saved.
For He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness,
Because the Lord will make a short work upon the earth."
And as Isaiah said before:
"Unless the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed,
We would have become like Sodom,
And we would have been made like Gomorrah."
Romans 9:27-29

Do you see it? The never before seen convergence of these concepts is upon us in this generation! And while the Jewish peopleare gathered, and still being gathered back to Israel, there is great sin in the Land. And yet a remnant will be preserved-and what is in place now to preserve such a remnant? Look no further than the final verse mentioned above. The seed of righteousness of Messiah Jesus thriving inside the hearts of approximately 30,000 Israeli Believers-certainly just a seed in the midst of 7,000,000 Jewish people.

So, the great privilege of living in this generation also comes with great responsibility to participate in the Apostolic, Prophetic, End Times plans of our Heavenly Father. That is why we have this ministry called Blessing Israeli Believers! Our Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) will fulfill all of Abba Father's plans. With revelation and anticipation we look to this soon coming fulfillment also revealed in Paul's letter:

For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:
"The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins." Romans 11:25-27

A special Thank you to all who are prayerfully and financially standing with us each month to meet the needs of our Israeli Believing Partners. We pray for you continually and trust the Lord's blessings will rest upon your lives.

Dov Schwarz


Dov's New Book is Now Available!

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For a donation of any amount! Please be sure to note "ATB" in memo/note section of check or MO or in comment section for online donations.

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Don't forget: Watch Therefore Television Program
CTN-Christian Television Network - Saturday 10:00pm EST
Inspiration TV - Wednesday 11:00am EST

Visit www.WatchTherefore.tv
Also find us on social media:

Listen on the GO with audio Programs from SoundCloud!

Romans 15:26-27 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal (material) things.

Send your tax deductible gifts to:
Blessing Israeli Believers
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Phone: 713-624-0943
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THE FEASTS OF THE LORD AND
BLESSING ISRAELI BELIEVERS

Dov Schwarz, Co-Founder Blessing Israeli Believers

The Fall Feasts are upon us, which gives us an opportunity to remember two very important faith realities:

1. The Spring and Summer Feasts have been fulfilled in Messiah Jesus!
2. He will most certainly fulfill the Fall Feasts as well!

But what does this mean-that He will fulfill the Fall Feasts? It is so important to understand what the Apostle Paul told the predominantly Gentile church in Colossae. He explained to them that the Feasts of the LORD were an important shadow of the One who would come and fulfill them with great significance!

So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.
(Colossians 2:16,17)

The Spring Feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, andShavuot (Pentecost) are fulfilled at the Cross and the Resurrection of our sinless Savior Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). And, then His resurrection and the baptism of the Holy Spirit birthing the New Covenant body of Messiah wrap up the Spring and Summer.

So then, how will He fulfill the Fall Feasts? Traditionally, the Jewish people celebrate Rosh Hashanah-the head of the year. But actually (Biblically) it is "Yom Teruah" the Day of Blowing Trumpets, followed by the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) and then Tabernacles (Succot).

The signs are all around us that not only is the season of Fall Feasts upon us like at other times, but that their final fulfillment in Messiah Jesus is upon us at any time! The catching away of the saints, the Lord's return to cleanse Israel of sin and bring national revival to the Land and people, and that King Yeshua will be reigning upon the throne of David in Jerusalem are all upon us as well! Here are some chapters in scripture where you can look into these things for yourself.

Leviticus 23 ~ 1 Thessalonians 4 ~
1 Corinthians 15 ~ Hebrews 7-9 ~ Revelation 19

This actually leads to the second portion of our letter-Blessing Israeli Believers!

The Bible speaks of a time when the prophetic fulfillment of the Covenant promises to Israel will begin to leap off the pages of the Bible into the events of that prophetic generation. Folks that time is NOW! When I learned the Scriptures pertaining to the Israeli Believers in Messiah Jesus I could not watch any longer-I had to move to Israel and be one!

I was so very excited to learn of the revived ministry of the Apostle Paul that was extinct for over 1800 years! In Romans 15 Paul speaks of the responsibility of the churches in the nations to help the poor Israeli Believers in Jerusalem. Since 135AD there was no Israel until 1948. Yet, in 1948 the covenant name "Israel" was restored and once again there are Israeli followers of Messiah Jesus in the Promised Land! Do you see? Paul's ministry is back as there are now Israeli Believers in Messiah Jesus who, like in Paul's day, need and should receive help from churches in the nations. Since the gospel came from Israel (spiritual) it is the duty of those in the nations to help them with material things (physical help).

But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints. For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem. It pleased them indeed, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in material things.
(Romans 15:25-27)

Every month precious saints from the nations, by grace and mercy, help to prayerfully and financially support our BIB partners here in Israel. Our Co-Founder John McTernan and myself, by grace and mercy, fulfill our monthly commitments to help precious Israeli Believers in Messiah Jesus according to this principle given by Apostle Paul.

Here are just some of many examples:

Jerusalem: Israeli ministry couple monthly financial help, poor saints in Messianic Congregation distributed by Pastor Oded Shoshani, financial help to family with nine children.

Haifa: Evangelistic family monthly support,Elderly pensioner in Haifa monthly support to stay in Messianic retirement home.

Netanya: Holocaust survivors and poor and needy food distribution.

Golan Heights: Benevolent giving to the poor and needy and Holocaust survivors.

Galilee: Schwarz family Aliyah and oversight of BIB, financially helping a single mother monthly.

The End Times fulfillment of Israeli Believers is that they/we are a preserving influence until Israel receives Yeshua (Jesus) as Lord! The Lord's prophetic plan is to first physically birth Israel and then in the midst of great sin and lost-ness nationally revive Israel upon His return. Israeli Believers in Messiah Jesus are a "seed" of righteousness preserving the Land and People of Israel during this brief window until the coming of the Lord!

Isaiah also cries out concerning Israel: "Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, The remnant will be saved. For He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness,
Because the Lord will make a short work upon the earth." And as Isaiah said before:
"Unless the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, We would have become like Sodom,
And we would have been made like Gomorrah."
(Romans 9:27-29)

Thanks to all of you who are participating in this Apostolic, Prophetic, End Times Ministry!
And as we say in Israel...

Hag Sameach!-Happy Holidays!

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Romans 15:26-27 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal (material) things.

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Blessing Israeli Believers September 2019

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Update from Ariel & Shayla Hyde, Haifa Israel

Dear Friends and Prayer Partners,

We have been working on new videos that introduce Yeshua to Israelis. Our hope is that they will build your faith in what God is doing in Israel, inspire you to pray for His work here, and equip you to share the Gospel!

Most Jewish people have misconceptions about Jesus, Yeshua. So we invited Israelis to read about "a great Jewish leader," share their thoughts about him, and guess who it is. They were in awe of His character and deeds, but they were shocked when they found out this leader's name! Israelis are beginning to see Jesus for who He really is! Their responses are incredible!

After discovering who the real Jesus is, Israelis begin to see their own sin and why they need Him. Then they hear the Gospel through the moving Parable of the Prodigal Son.

The harvest is ripe in Israel, and you can be a part of it! We need partners that will pray and support, helping us spread the Gospel in Israel and around the world.Together, we can be "those who have turned the world upside down" through the power of the Gospel.

Please pray with us:
• That the Gospel will spread swiftly and have a deep impact through our new videos.(2 Thessalonians 3:1)
• For anointing, wisdom, boldness, and grace as we follow-up with interested Israelis every day and for open hearts and many more salvations!
• For the new believers to fully connect with local congregations and live as true disciples of Yeshua.
• For anointing, creativity, and unity as we work on the videos series and public campaign to save lives from abortion while sharing about the forgiveness and healing found in the Messiah.

Many blessings in Messiah!
Ariel and Shayla Hyde
On behalf of the Tree of Life Team

Update from Ezra & Shulamite, Golan Heights

Thank you to Blessing Israeli Believers

Sergei is a Jewish immigrant from the FSU (Former Soviet Union) who came to faith in Israel. Though he works 70hrs per week for a Messianic Ministry he only earns enough to live from month to month. Unable to save and pay for dental work, he could not eat as his teeth broke and fell out.

Your donations to Blessing Israeli Believers enabled him to start his dental work with the hope of being able to eat normal food soon once again.

He has asked us to convey to all of you his gratitude for your demonstration of God's love.

"Praise your God, O Zion" Psalm 147:12

This is the first of many of the worship gatherings with the Holocaust Survivors in our community. It was a blessed time with Baht Rivka Whitten leading us in worship of the King of kings.

A clear message of the Messiah of Israel was given in song, testimony and word. Please pray for our next time of worship together with Alosha & Jody who will lead us before the throne in Hebrew, Russian and English.

Pray for many to come to see the Messiah in worship and in the word in a powerful and personal manner.

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Romans 15:26-27 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal (material) things.

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Summer update from Efraim & Jeannie, Western Galilee

Dear Friends,

Shalom! Blessings and peace to you all this season. Summer in Israel is always hot and hotter. We all make the effort to find ways to get cool; whether it is an air-conditioned room, a cool drink or just walking on the shady side of the street. During the oppressive heat, we are reminded that refreshing others is the calling of the godly.

A person of blessing will be enriched
and he who gives water also will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25

The ministry of the Good News is refreshing water, a cool breeze to those in need. Here in Israel our teams are spiritually seeking to refresh all we can. During the months of July and August many people in Israel get away for vacation and things shut down. This is especially true for people in the Tel Aviv area.

It is also a good time when those of us with family and school-aged children take vacation. During the summer months, some of our ministry activities are paused or put on hold. That is certainly the situation at the Mercaz (the Center), our Ramat Gan Messianic Center for Bet Sar Shalom. (Ramat Gan is an adjacent suburb of Tel Aviv.) During the year these events include: weekly activities for children, Bible fellowship time, evening worship concerts, music events for the rock'n community, Shabbat dinners and lots of gatherings and seminars. These events are usually well attended and include many seekers.

Even though Jeannie and I are up in Nahariyya working with the community here, we are blessed to be included in the Ramat Gan Mercaz team. Our burden for the area comes from ministering in the Tel Aviv area for more than 15 years among the many young people in that region. In fact, Tel Aviv has the highest percentage of single Israelis than any other city in Israel.

Please pray for all of us ministering in Israel during these summer months.

Thank you so much for your support and concern for our ministry here in the Land of Israel during these days.

Yours in Yeshua,
Efraim & Jeannie

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!" 1 Chronicles 16:31

Gospel Outreach To The Nations From The Promised Land!

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
(Matthew 28:18-20)

Just think of it-certainly our Heavenly Father is pleased! A Jewish follower of Messiah Jesus is taking the gospel from Israel to Africa, according to the Lord's apostolic words through Matthew! Thankfully, I have great relationships with special pastors and leaders in many African countries. I will be leaving Israel in early September to minister the life of the Jewish Messiah Yeshua in Rwanda.

In countries like Israel and the USA it is sometimes very challenging to preach the gospel with visible fruit-not many saved right in front of you. But in sub-Saharan Africa oftentimes many come to Messiah during one short trip! So while we need to use relationship building and have a more challenging field to labor in at home -- when we go to Africa Lord willing, we will see precious souls saved in front of our eyes-Oh please Lord Yeshua!

Along with preaching the gospel I will be leading pastor conferences and making disciples through the teaching of the word of Elohim (God) in churches in Rwanda. This country has experienced tragic circumstances including genocide, poverty, a sea of orphans and widows, diseases, and more. However, we know that our Savior has comfort and hope for these precious souls.

Please prayerfully consider praying and supporting this September 2019 Kingdom of Messiah Yeshua outreach from Israel. There are many expenses such as plane fare, lodging, meals, etc. Lord willing, we will celebrate together as the words of Messiah Yeshua leap off the pages of His mighty word! Hallelujah and Amen!

Dov Schwarz, Co-Founder Blessing Israeli Believers

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Romans 15:26-27 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal (material) things.

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Blessing Israeli Believers July 2019

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Opportunity to share the gospel of Messiah Jesus!
Ariel & Shayla Hyde, Haifa Israel

Dear Friends,
Thank you for your prayers for the visit to a Druze man from an influential family. The Lord gave us great favor and opened the door to share the whole Gospel and pray for him.

Amazingly, he had studied different religions on his own and had ready answers for why he would never believe in other religions. But when he studied the New Testament he was captivated by Yeshua.

At the beginning of the conversation he was against the idea that Yeshua could be God, but after we talked about this for a while, at the end he actually called him "God"! He said he'd read more and wants to continue talking with us, but he's also very afraid of what his family and others think about his spiritual search. We have another incredible opportunity tomorrow: We were invited to share who we are and what we believe with an army preparation course!

Please pray for favor, unity, anointing, boldness, open hearts, and signs and wonders to confirm the word of the Gospel. We'd also greatly appreciate your prayers for our whole team and their families, as many of us have been tired recently after various challenges.

Thank you and God bless

Update from Ezra & Shulamite, Golan Heights

It is a privilege to be able to minister to the Holocaust Survivors of our community with half of them in attendance even in the extreme heat of summer. We find it amazing, as the majority who came to hear about Yeshua are those who are seeking to know if He is the Messiah of Israel.

"And the King will answer and say to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me." Matthew 25:40

"If anyone would be first, he must be last and servant of all" Mark 9:35

Through the generous donations of Blessing Israeli Believers we were able to provide a refrigerator for the Holocaust Survivors small meeting room.

This allows them to meet and have cool refreshments and a bite to eat when they gather throughout the week.

Misha their leader said, "In all the years no one has ever given them such a gift" and has asked us to express their thankfulness.

Pray for the Worship Concert with Baht Rivkah Whitten and her husband George who will be sharing from the Word at our next Holocaust meeting. We are inviting local Israeli artists to come and hold Worship Concerts and share the Word.

Update from Efraim & Jeannie, Western Galilee

Shalom! - !שלום Here in Israel, summer has come down upon us with its scorching heat and intensity. The intensity is not just weather related but includes activities and events. Still, we manage to find those shady places to cool off and those times to relax.

It is in the summer months that we receive a lot of visitors here in Nahariyya.With each team there were some special opportunities for service here in the region. The highlight was handing out gift packages to our soldiers. Each week on Sunday morning, hundreds of soldiers are heading back to their forward bases in Northern Israel. When we have ministry teams available, we want to show these young men and women that their service to Israel as soldiers is appreciated. We prepare gift packages to give away to as many as we can in a couple of hours.

As we think about our soldiers in Israel, our prayer for them is found in Psalm 121:3-5:

He will not let your foot be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade on your right hand.

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Romans 15:26-27 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal (material) things.

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Blessing Israeli Believers June 2019

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A Special Shavuot/Pentecost Message - begins at sundown June 8th

Shalom Dear Blessing Israeli Believers Friends and Partners,

It is important to remember that the Feasts of the LORD in the Hebrew Scriptures find their fulfillment in Messiah Jesus and His people (Colossians 2:16,17). Just seven weeks ago we were celebrating our Passover Lamb Messiah Yeshua during three Biblical Feasts that take place in the same seven days of Springtime: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits. First Fruits takes place during the Feast of Unleavened Bread and pictures the resurrection of Messiah Yeshua! (Leviticus 23:1-14, 1 Corinthians 15:20-23)

Now it is time to remember and celebrate what began in the Spring Feasts. The children of Israel were to count seven Sabbaths from First Fruits. Then came the second (or fulfillment of First Fruits) and if this is confusing to you please read until the end and you will be blessed! Your

identity is pictured in this special celebration! I will addresstwo identity fulfillments in this brief letter:

1) We who are born again are a kind of First Fruits!
2) The Two Loaves are One New Man In Messiah Jesus!

Messiah Jesus is not the Easter Bunny, He is the First Fruits of the resurrection!

"But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming." (1 Corinthians 15:20-23)

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures." (James 1:17-18)

The children of Israel were to count fifty days from First Fruits and then commanded to do very specific things-one of which is very exciting for you and me!

" 'And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord. You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord.'" (Leviticus 23:15-17)

Oh please see that the children of Israel were to have nothing to do with leaven during the Passover season. That is because Messiah Jesus is our sinless sacrifice for our sins! Also, it is because we are to be reminded to live a holy life in Messiah Jesus! (1 Corinthians 5:6-8) What great prophetic fulfillment we find in the two loaves with leaven that are to be waved before the LORD at the Second First Fruits also called the Feast of Weeks-Shavuot in Hebrew-better known in our New Covenant faith as Pentecost!

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)

This great day of Pentecost birthed something that is beautiful and amazing and it involves the two loaves with leaven. Three thousand Jews and proselytes were saved on that day at Shavuot-but it was just the beginning. The same outpouring of the Holy Spirit living inside sinful (leavened) men and women was not limited to the Jewish people. Jews and Gentiles had been very distinct ~ Jews were those with the Law of Moses and Gentiles were without.

Yet remember what Peter and Paul said regarding the Gentiles coming into the same faith in Messiah Jesus. Peter went to the house of a Gentile and this man, along with his friends and family, experienced what the Jewish believers did at Pentecost. Peter had to defend his actions to his Jewish brethren. Then Paul coined a term for this new kind of faith community.

Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, 'John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' If therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?" When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, "Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life."(Acts 11:16-18)

"But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. (Ephesians 2:13-16)

Now, because of Pentecost-the Feast of Weeks, believers in Messiah Yeshua are eternally alive-we are a kind of First Fruits proclaiming to the world that Jew and Gentile who receive Messiah Jesus as Savior and Lord will live forever with Him-because Jesus is alive forever-we are alive forever!

And the two loaves? Jew and Gentile, temporarily in sinful bodies yet forgiven for our sins are the two loaves with leaven-a wave offering before the LORD! We who are one new man in Messiah Yeshua are the two loaves!
Oh Hallelujah for His goodness and mercy!

And having said all that, we at Blessing Israeli Believers here in the Promised Land are so thankful for so many of the two loaves-one new man-in the nations who are standing with us prayerfully and financially. We pray for you by name on a regular basis and we thank you that you stand with us on a regular basis. Truly, we are bringing in the harvest here in Israel-Oh Hallelujah and Happy Shavuot/Pentecost!

Dov Schwarz, Co-Founder, Blessing Israeli Believers

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Romans 15:26-27 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal (material) things.

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