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Episode: “FIRM” with Wayne Hilsden
Pastor Hilsden leads King of Kings Community in Jerusalem. When he saw the need for Christian ministries, he organized the Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries (FIRM). As he speaks with Myles and Katharine, we’ll hear God’s heart for the Jewish people reinforce His biblical mandate that Believers stand with Israel at this critical moment in history.

Caption transcript for “FIRM” with Wayne Hilsden

  • 00:04 On our program today some good news out of Jerusalem
  • 00:06 with pastor Wayne Hilsden of King of Kings.
  • 00:27 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel
  • 00:31 is that they might be saved.
  • 00:34 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek
  • 00:37 for the same LORD over all is rich unto all that call upon him
  • 00:52 Shalom and welcome to our program, I'm Myles Weiss
  • 00:54 And I'm Katharine Weiss.
  • 00:56 And we want to welcome you to a special edition that we have with our good friend.
  • 01:00 Wayne Hilsden, pastor of King of Kings church in Jerusalem
  • 01:04 and now the president of F.I.R.M. the Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries.
  • 01:08 We've been looking forward to this.
  • 01:10 Absolutely.
  • 01:11 Myles and I have the privilege of serving on this board and many others.
  • 01:15 Because they recognize that not are we supposed to support Israel itself
  • 01:20 but the believers in the Land.
  • 01:22 And this is exactly what it does.
  • 01:24 In Daniel 11:32 it says that those that know their God shall stand firm and take action.
  • 01:30 Let's go now and hear more
  • 01:32 about what exactly F.I.R.M. is all about.
  • 01:37 Wayne, thank you for being here.
  • 01:39 It's awesome to be here with you.
  • 01:41 You know we looked forward to this for a season now
  • 01:43 because there's something new happening in the earth.
  • 01:46 There's been a resurgence of understanding of what Israel is, who the Jewish people are
  • 01:51 among the Church and even in the world today.
  • 01:54 It's so much attention there.
  • 01:56 But you've got a long story of how someone gets from Canada to Jerusalem.
  • 02:00 Could you give us a little bit of background?
  • 02:02 Well my wife and I moved to Israel in 1983.
  • 02:05 We had two boys at the time...very young.
  • 02:08 And we had an invitation out of the blue.
  • 02:10 We had never been to Israel before.
  • 02:12 And we were in a pastor's home
  • 02:14 and he was sharing how he felt called to co to Israel
  • 02:17 and had shared that vision
  • 02:19 actually with some government officials in Israel.
  • 02:21 And they came up with this idea, why don't you start a congregation in Jerusalem?
  • 02:26 Amazing.
  • 02:27 And he said, well I'll pray about that.
  • 02:29 And he's sharing this story at their dining room table.
  • 02:33 And he said, when it's time to start this congregation in Jerusalem
  • 02:37 would you and Ann come and help us do that?
  • 02:39 I found out later he didn't even pray about that.
  • 02:42 But the LORD used that to get us curious.
  • 02:45 And we began to pray, read everything we could on Israel and Jewish history.
  • 02:50 And then we finally did a "Spy out the Land" tour.
  • 02:53 And we wanted confirmation
  • 02:56 and the LORD really gave that confirmation.
  • 02:59 And so we began to prepare to go and we moved and helped them plant a little congregation
  • 03:04 which is really just a Bible study in a small apartment in downtown Jerusalem.
  • 03:08 And that was over 30 years ago now.
  • 03:10 Thirty-two
  • 03:11 Thirty-two years and started with a few people.
  • 03:14 We had 17 people.
  • 03:15 That included our two families.
  • 03:18 And we counted I think a couple of dogs and cats.
  • 03:20 OK, there you go.
  • 03:21 And we had some students from the Hebrew University.
  • 03:24 So now King of Kings where you pastor is kind of the hub of the
  • 03:29 international movement through Jerusalem and through Israel.
  • 03:32 I think everyone who comes to Israel goes through there
  • 03:36 or preaches there or sees what you're doing there.
  • 03:38 It's a centerpiece of what God is doing.
  • 03:41 And from there you've planted other works, right?
  • 03:43 Yeah, out of King of Kings we've planted 3 other congregations.
  • 03:46 Those have been Hebrew speaking.
  • 03:48 So while people know us for our international English speaking gatherings on Sunday,
  • 03:53 behind the scenes we are very involved on the local level;
  • 03:56 planted a Bible College as well,
  • 03:58 which is now Israel College of the Bible.
  • 04:00 And we don't run that, we've just been able to just watch that grow and develop
  • 04:04 and be blessed that we had a chance to play a small part at the beginning of that.
  • 04:09 I thought that India was the most complex place on earth
  • 04:13 until I got to Jerusalem.
  • 04:14 And you realize that there are so many forces.
  • 04:17 I think about the Psalmist saying that Israel is compact together.
  • 04:20 More things happen in a day than anywhere on the earth.
  • 04:23 You have to be a statesman, a businessman, a politician
  • 04:26 a preacher, a pastor, a counselor.
  • 04:28 It takes a lot of hats that you need to wear to do this.
  • 04:31 You've got great relationship with the government, don't you?
  • 04:34 We do, I think that they recognize that because we're a bit of a hub
  • 04:38 and people come from all over the world that that's good for Israel.
  • 04:42 I mean the Christians are coming seeing it with their own eyes
  • 04:45 going back as ambassadors for Israel.
  • 04:48 And so we play a part in that.
  • 04:50 And there's also a connection
  • 04:52 with the local Arab fellowships.
  • 04:53 I think there's a good relationship
  • 04:54 with the Arab Christians too.
  • 04:56 Yeah, really.
  • 04:57 In fact one of our 3 main things
  • 05:00 that we believe God called us to do
  • 05:01 is to be a catalyst for unity
  • 05:03 and cooperation in the body.
  • 05:05 So we've really made it our business over all these years
  • 05:07 to just befriend everybody that's doing good work for the kingdom.
  • 05:12 And trying to be kingdom minded in what we do.
  • 05:14 For instance...
  • 05:16 We have 10 congregations now using our various facilities.
  • 05:20 And we just keep adding new congregations,
  • 05:22 different language groups.
  • 05:24 And we're hoping for an Arabic congregation to be one of the next ones.
  • 05:28 That would be wonderful.
  • 05:30 I know that's been Katharine and mine...
  • 05:31 That's our heartbeat.
  • 05:32 I call it healing the family feud.
  • 05:34 That the cousins would get back together.
  • 05:37 And we see it happening
  • 05:38 Here and there, now and then there is growth
  • 05:40 between the Messianic Jews and the Arab Christians
  • 05:42 because we are in unity.
  • 05:44 We just have to learn how to live that out.
  • 05:46 What about the growth you've seen
  • 05:48 in the body of Messiah
  • 05:49 in the many years you've been there.
  • 05:51 How has it changed?
  • 05:52 Well back in those years in 1983
  • 05:54 there were about 500 Jewish believers
  • 05:57 that we were aware of in the whole country.
  • 05:59 That's getting close to 20,000 now.
  • 06:01 So that's a big difference.
  • 06:03 In Jerusalem there were about 3 congregations.
  • 06:05 Today I think there's about 20.
  • 06:07 Back then, no one had a 24/7 prayer house.
  • 06:11 And today, I think it's close to 7 in Jerusalem alone,
  • 06:15 in one city of just over 800,000 people.
  • 06:17 So I think that that's an indication
  • 06:20 that God's about to do something really big.
  • 06:22 He raises up the intercessors and the prophetic voices
  • 06:26 And he's looking for people that
  • 06:28 would cooperate with his purposes.
  • 06:30 And prayer is work, it's hard,
  • 06:33 it can be a challenge.
  • 06:34 But people are excited about seeking the face of God
  • 06:39 and believing that he's about to fulfill all of his promises that he's given.
  • 06:43 That's amazing.
  • 06:45 I don't think our people, necessarily our viewers are aware of the reality
  • 06:48 that there is prayer going up,
  • 06:50 there are "watchmen on the walls" taking that literally.
  • 06:52 and praying for the peace of Jerusalem.
  • 06:54 We say that at the end of every program.
  • 06:56 Doing that day and night in Jerusalem.
  • 06:58 You said 7 prayer houses now are doing that all the time.
  • 07:01 That's phenomenal.
  • 07:02 The theme for almost every prayer house is Isaiah 62,
  • 07:05 "I've set watchmen on your walls O Jerusalem..."
  • 07:08 "and give him no rest."
  • 07:10 That's where the 24/7 comes in.
  • 07:13 Just continually knock on the doors of heaven
  • 07:16 until he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
  • 07:20 WOW...we're going to take a break
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  • 08:25 We're back with Pastor Wayne Hilsden
  • 08:28 from King of Kings in Jerusalem.
  • 08:30 Wayne, you've talked a little bit about
  • 08:32 the demographic changes, the growth in the body.
  • 08:34 What about some of the transformational aspects of what you do at The Pavilion?
  • 08:39 I know there's been real growth on the inside of hearts as well.
  • 08:42 Well, it's interesting.
  • 08:44 We got into a movie theatre;
  • 08:46 transformed it into a sanctuary and worship center.
  • 08:49 And we didn't realize that we would go beyond that.
  • 08:53 That was where our faith level was.
  • 08:55 And then the LORD led us to buy the top floor of the same building, 17 floors up.
  • 09:01 And we built the Jerusalem Prayer Tower.
  • 09:03 So that's been an amazing development in our building.
  • 09:06 And a cool thing that's happened in the last few years,
  • 09:10 there were two porn shops just outside the entrance
  • 09:13 to our main congregational center.
  • 09:16 Downtown
  • 09:17 Right
  • 09:18 In the Holy City of all places.
  • 09:20 And we prayed for many years that they would go.
  • 09:23 And finally we woke up,
  • 09:26 some things don't go out accept through prayer and fasting.
  • 09:29 So we began to fast.
  • 09:30 And within two weeks one of the owners that we had never met
  • 09:33 and actually we had heard that he was a part of the mafia
  • 09:35 and we were afraid to meet him.
  • 09:37 Suddenly walks up to us in the middle of a conference
  • 09:40 and asks one of our friends, are you part of this community?
  • 09:44 He said, yes.
  • 09:45 He said, would you like to buy my shop?
  • 09:47 And it happened to be that shop that we had been praying about.
  • 09:50 And by the end of that day we had a verbal agreement.
  • 09:53 And then within a few days we had a contract signed, sealed and delivered.
  • 09:57 And then the second shop...
  • 09:58 finally got them out.
  • 10:00 And that one we have turned into our family counseling center.
  • 10:03 Katherine Snyder did her doctorate in family counseling at Fuller Seminary.
  • 10:07 Doing an awesome job.
  • 10:09 We even have courses now especially for leaders
  • 10:11 to deal with people with porn addiction and so on.
  • 10:14 So what a redemption we've seen in that building.
  • 10:17 And that's just the start.
  • 10:18 There's many other things happening.
  • 10:20 We've ended up opening a cafe
  • 10:22 and some other businesses
  • 10:23 that are related to that.
  • 10:25 So it's really a full orbed community
  • 10:27 and really see that we're living in unique times.
  • 10:30 When we come back I want to talk about
  • 10:32 this new initiative coming out of Jerusalem.
  • 10:34 So let's celebrate the transformation
  • 10:36 that we're seeing in Jerusalem and around the world
  • 10:38 as we go to Paul Wilbur at King of Kings in Jerusalem.
  • 10:55 ♪ Who is like him ♪
  • 10:58 ♪ the Lion and the Lamb ♪
  • 11:00 ♪ seated on the Throne. ♪
  • 11:06 ♪ Mountains bow down ♪
  • 11:08 ♪ Every ocean roars ♪
  • 11:11 ♪ to the LORD of Hosts. ♪
  • 11:13 ♪ COME PRAISE HIM ♪
  • 11:15 ♪ Praise Adonai ♪
  • 11:19 ♪ From the rising of the sun ♪
  • 11:22 ♪ to the end of every day ♪
  • 11:25 ♪ Praise Adonai ♪
  • 11:30 ♪ All the nations of the earth ♪
  • 11:32 ♪ all the angels and the saints sing praise ♪
  • 11:40 ♪ Guitar interlude ♪
  • 12:20 ♪ Oh-oh-oh Praise Adonai ♪
  • 12:26 ♪ From the rising of the sun ♪
  • 12:29 ♪ to the end of every day ♪
  • 12:32 ♪ Praise Adonai ♪
  • 12:37 ♪ All the nations of the earth ♪
  • 12:39 ♪ all the angels and the saints sing ♪
  • 12:42 ♪ Praise Adonai ♪
  • 12:47 ♪ From the rising of the sun ♪
  • 12:50 ♪ to the end of every day ♪
  • 12:53 ♪ Praise Adonai ♪
  • 12:57 ♪ All the nations of the earth ♪
  • 13:00 ♪ all the angels and the saints sing praise. ♪
  • 13:08 ♪ Bring your praise to the LORD ♪
  • 13:13 ♪ All you that have breath give Him praise ♪
  • 13:17 ♪ for He is LORD of all. ♪
  • 13:26 ♪ All the stars in their courses ♪
  • 13:30 ♪ They sing praise... ♪♪
  • 13:41 ♪ background music ♪
  • 13:51 Katharine - Israel is a Land full of promises.
  • 13:55 You'll never be the same
  • 13:56 so we invite you to come.
  • 13:58 It's a trip of a lifetime.
  • 14:00 We'd love you to join us.
  • 15:20 I can really see how God's hand has been on you and your family
  • 15:25 to bring you into this amazing placement and ministry.
  • 15:29 And now there's a new door opening
  • 15:33 and I'm very excited about it as a Jewish believer.
  • 15:36 Please tell our viewers about F.I.R.M.
  • 15:39 the Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries.
  • 15:42 I've had a heart for this for three years hoping that somebody else would pick up this vision.
  • 15:47 And the vision really is to develop a global family
  • 15:52 of ministries that have a heart for Israel,
  • 15:55 have a heart for the Jewish community around the world
  • 15:57 where we come to know each other.
  • 16:00 We see some synergy happen.
  • 16:03 Not to develop a covering or an umbrella of all these ministries
  • 16:07 and they all come under F.I.R.M.
  • 16:09 But really undergirds.
  • 16:10 It's just the opposite.
  • 16:12 We come under to give a wider platform for these excellent ministries
  • 16:15 that are doing their work that most of the world has never heard of.
  • 16:18 Actually, some of the best ministries, are unheard of.
  • 16:22 They're in little tiny corners in Israel
  • 16:25 or somewhere else in the world.
  • 16:26 But we know who they are.
  • 16:28 And we're doing our research.
  • 16:29 And we're developing those relationships.
  • 16:31 It really is about relationships.
  • 16:33 So, Fellowship of Israel "Related" Ministries.
  • 16:36 Right, this is not an anonymous kind of
  • 16:42 sending a check somewhere
  • 16:44 or supporting something that sounds like a good idea.
  • 16:47 These are groups of people, individuals
  • 16:49 that you have vetted
  • 16:51 that we as F.I.R.M. that your understanding
  • 16:53 that they're doing the work of sharing the Gospel
  • 16:55 and being a blessing to the social and cultural life in Israel.
  • 16:59 Exactly.
  • 17:03 On our journey we began bringing leaders to Israel with the idea of Genesis 12:1-3
  • 17:10 It's going to be a blessing for the Christian Church
  • 17:12 and along the way God spoke to us
  • 17:14 you need to show them the ancient rocks but have them meet the living stones.
  • 17:19 You're speaking about the living stones in Israel.
  • 17:21 Tell us about that.
  • 17:22 Well we want to make sure
  • 17:24 when we have people come to Israel;
  • 17:26 and we have millions now that come every year,
  • 17:28 and those who are Christians
  • 17:30 who have a heart for the nation
  • 17:31 we want them to actually meet the people,
  • 17:34 the believers in the land.
  • 17:36 And to be able to pray with them.
  • 17:39 And sometimes there will be partnerships
  • 17:40 that develop in a natural kind of way.
  • 17:42 Their hearts connect.
  • 17:44 And we want to see that happen.
  • 17:46 But to do that an initiative has to be intentional.
  • 17:50 And we're going to be creating
  • 17:52 these gatherings where people meet each other.
  • 17:55 I call it sometimes a matchmaking organization.
  • 17:58 So we'll find out about a church
  • 18:01 that really has a heart for helping the poor.
  • 18:03 So we'll point them to a ministry
  • 18:05 that's engaged in helping the poor.
  • 18:07 Others want to plant congregations, get behind that.
  • 18:10 So we'll point them to people doing that.
  • 18:12 Others want to see leaders trained up.
  • 18:14 So we'll point them to various Bible colleges and other educational
  • 18:18 opportunities that they have.
  • 18:20 WOW, so this represents a major shift from Genesis 12:1-3 which is still in place,
  • 18:25 "I will bless those who bless the sons of Abraham"
  • 18:27 "And curse those who curse"
  • 18:29 But it also represents a new dimension of Galatians 6:10
  • 18:33 that we're to do good to all men
  • 18:36 especially those of the household of faith.
  • 18:38 Exactly.
  • 18:39 So this hasn't happened before
  • 18:42 in this level where a global initiative is in place to
  • 18:46 support the body of Messiah, the preaching of the Gospel
  • 18:51 and the Jewish believers who are often marginalized in Israel.
  • 18:54 Yeah, we're doing new stuff, breaking new ground.
  • 18:58 And anything you start has its challenges.
  • 19:01 But we're seeing amazing favor.
  • 19:04 If people go to our social media sites
  • 19:06 like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • 19:08 you'll see this incredible engagement.
  • 19:10 So we've realized we actually touched something...
  • 19:14 There's a need out there.
  • 19:16 People want to engage with Israel
  • 19:18 and we're updating stuff three, four times a day.
  • 19:21 And so prayer points are being given
  • 19:23 And we go live streaming with a prayer meeting every month
  • 19:27 so people can engage with us in prayer.
  • 19:30 And they're seeing local believers and leaders in the land
  • 19:33 bringing those prayer requests, those praise reports
  • 19:36 and so it's not just way over on the other side of the world.
  • 19:40 They can be part and parcel of what's happening.
  • 19:43 It's interesting that when we came on board at Zola Levitt
  • 19:45 the first series that we were assigned to do was already in place
  • 19:50 was the story of Ruth
  • 19:52 which of course, Katharine and myself, Jew and Gentile together
  • 19:55 looking for Boaz the Kinsman Redeemer.
  • 19:57 And then as soon as we were done with that
  • 19:59 we wanted to do "Acts Then and Now, the Story Continues"
  • 20:01 because it was our heart to highlight these amazing ministries in Israel
  • 20:05 that are still doing the work that goes back
  • 20:07 to the beginning of the Church; beginning of the congregation of faith.
  • 20:10 And so now you are at the hub of helping the church around the world
  • 20:15 to support viable life-giving works in Israel.
  • 20:20 Has there been a lot of resistance to what you are doing?
  • 20:22 There's a bit of resistance
  • 20:23 in the fact that we're openly
  • 20:25 identifying with and supporting Messianic Jewish believers.
  • 20:29 So there are lots of Christians who love Israel
  • 20:33 and their way of loving Israel is
  • 20:35 to support the government of Israel and its policies
  • 20:38 or help with humanitarian aide.
  • 20:40 And these are all good things.
  • 20:43 But we're adding that extra dimension...
  • 20:45 Hey, are you connecting with your brothers and sisters?
  • 20:49 These are the people that are actually working on your behalf
  • 20:53 representing you for the Kingdom.
  • 20:56 And most people don't know anything about these groups.
  • 20:59 It's quite amazing isn't it?
  • 21:00 That there's such in a sense a disconnect
  • 21:03 in that even many leaders
  • 21:04 don't understand the difficulty
  • 21:07 that the believers in the land face.
  • 21:09 And for us, we're going back and forth all the time.
  • 21:11 So we have it easy.
  • 21:13 But for our brothers and sisters in the land
  • 21:15 it's a challenge to be a part of Israeli society
  • 21:18 and yet be true to the One who called them.
  • 21:22 Another aspect of what we do is it's really hard for a ministry to blow their own trumpet.
  • 21:27 So let another man praise you.
  • 21:29 So we're that other man to praising what God's doing
  • 21:32 through a particular individual or a ministry
  • 21:35 and making sure that they're doing good things with good stewardship, good governance
  • 21:40 and that way we can confidently say there's a ministry to invest in.
  • 21:44 Well I don't want to overly sing your praises to your face
  • 21:47 But I have to say and I'm probably going to do it now as well.
  • 21:49 Every time you tell this story to a Jewish believer they cry
  • 21:54 because there's something that
  • 21:55 touches us very, very deeply
  • 21:57 to know that there are evangelical Christians, believers who are Gentile
  • 22:02 and recognize that we're past the time when we can ignore the Jewish part of the body.
  • 22:07 And the body of Christ worldwide needs to realize that we're also family.
  • 22:12 And so I want to thank you for that.
  • 22:14 Give us some idea of the board.
  • 22:17 And I want you to tell us also about The 1% Challenge
  • 22:19 in all it's aspects.
  • 22:20 Okay...
  • 22:21 Well we've got an amazing board,
  • 22:23 partly because you and Katharine are on the board.
  • 22:24 Thank you.
  • 22:26 And we have a wonderful man named Pastor Jack Hayford.
  • 22:30 And three years ago he was the first one I shared this vision with.
  • 22:33 And he said, Wayne I so believe this is God
  • 22:36 that I'll do anything you ask me to do.
  • 22:38 And I've tested him and he's helped in significant ways.
  • 22:41 But we have incredible endorsements
  • 22:43 from Anne Graham Lotz
  • 22:44 the daughter of Billy Graham.
  • 22:46 Robert Morris, Pastor at Gateway Church.
  • 22:48 We've got people like Jonathan Bernis, Jewish Voice
  • 22:53 And we've got Zola Levitt Ministries
  • 22:55 that are endorsing our work.
  • 22:58 And an incredible variety of board members from all over the world.
  • 23:01 So we want people from every continent to be engaged with F.I.R.M.
  • 23:05 That's very important.
  • 23:06 It's not an American initiative.
  • 23:07 Tell us about some of the nations that are already involved.
  • 23:09 Yeah, well Africa...
  • 23:11 just came back from Kampala Uganda,
  • 23:13 preached in a 25,000 member Church.
  • 23:16 They have an incredible heart for Israel.
  • 23:18 And they've been taking up offerings for ministries in Israel
  • 23:22 exceeding $200,000 now over the past several years.
  • 23:26 And the average wage in Kampala is less than $1,000 a year.
  • 23:30 So just imagine the sacrifice that they're making.
  • 23:33 And I found in Africa there's a love for Israel that I haven't seen anywhere else in the world.
  • 23:38 And there's not that anti-Semitism
  • 23:40 that we see arising in Europe and much of the west.
  • 23:42 You find that in Asia as well.
  • 23:44 They don't have a history of anti-Semitism
  • 23:46 and they're starting to engage with Israel
  • 23:49 and the body of believers in the land.
  • 23:51 So I'll be in Singapore soon
  • 23:54 and I'll be traveling all over the world really
  • 23:57 to raise the banner for the body of believers in the land of Israel.
  • 24:02 This is so wonderful.
  • 24:03 Give us a quick understanding of what
  • 24:06 The 1% Challenge is,
  • 24:07 beginning with prayer.
  • 24:08 Well, we've designed something
  • 24:10 that I think is tangible
  • 24:12 and people can grasp it easily.
  • 24:14 We're encouraging people to pray 1% of their day
  • 24:16 14 minutes for Israel and the salvation of Israel.
  • 24:20 We're encouraging them to spend 1% of their year
  • 24:23 volunteering in some way
  • 24:26 whether it's your ministry or another.
  • 24:27 Maybe you need a graphic artist to do a new logo for you and
  • 24:30 they can devote a certain number of hours
  • 24:33 every week or every month.
  • 24:35 Or come and just say hey, I've got 3 1/2 days, what can I do for you?
  • 24:40 And you put them to work.
  • 24:42 And so that's awesome.
  • 24:43 And also there are congregations now
  • 24:45 and they've gotten inspiration
  • 24:47 especially from Robert Morris at Gateway Church
  • 24:49 to give 1% of their income to ministries related to Israel.
  • 24:53 That's what Gateway's been doing for years.
  • 24:55 And many congregations are picking that up.
  • 24:57 And we're encouraging, challenging other
  • 25:00 pastors and leaders to consider that.
  • 25:02 And it's happening.
  • 25:04 And I know because our home place in California,
  • 25:07 our pastor there writes the first check every month to ministries in Israel
  • 25:11 because we believe the Gospel is to the Jew first and also to the nations.
  • 25:15 And we believe there's a blessing in it.
  • 25:17 Wayne, this is a historic moment that we're in
  • 25:20 and I just can't thank you enough.
  • 25:22 Thank you.
  • 25:39 That was a great interview with Wayne and Myles.
  • 25:42 I love what God is doing in these days.
  • 25:44 You know, this is what we're all about - Good News
  • 25:48 And moving forward in the kingdom minded endeavors.
  • 25:52 Yes, it's really a dream come true for Jewish believers
  • 25:55 to know that the Christian Church around the world
  • 25:58 is being called up, not just to stand with national Israel,
  • 26:01 which is important and we support that always,
  • 26:04 but also to recognize these laborers in the land,
  • 26:07 the body of Messiah in the land
  • 26:09 that are preaching the Good News
  • 26:11 and doing wonderful and cultural social work in Israel as well.
  • 26:15 I believe it's part of Ezekiel 37,
  • 26:17 that pouring that fresh water.
  • 26:19 This part of letting the Messianics in the land
  • 26:23 be saturated with support,with life.
  • 26:25 And ministries like ourselves
  • 26:27 that stand with believing Jewish people
  • 26:31 and don't despise them for receiving the Messiah especially but affirm that.
  • 26:38 Yeah, that's really wonderful
  • 26:39 and Wayne's the right person for the job.
  • 26:40 It's really a moment in time
  • 26:42 where we're seeing a shift happening
  • 26:44 in the entire body worldwide.
  • 26:45 It's very exciting.
  • 26:46 And what's coming up is an encounter in Jerusalem.
  • 26:49 And in 2016 be looking for a conference
  • 26:52 that will be geared towards young people especially
  • 26:55 so that young people and their parents can come and see the land
  • 26:59 and also meet the people, meet the living stones.
  • 27:02 See the ancient rocks
  • 27:03 and meet the living stones as well.
  • 27:05 It's a very exciting time to be doing this.
  • 27:08 It's so wonderful to know that the young people will get an opportunity...
  • 27:11 Just like the Jewish people are supported to come back and see the land.
  • 27:16 We are wanting the young people to have that same experience.
  • 27:20 Yes, exactly.
  • 27:22 And so in this exciting time we're grateful to be with you
  • 27:25 we're grateful to bring these programs to you.
  • 27:27 And we always want to remind you
  • 27:29 Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim
  • 27:31 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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