One of the things that is missing in much of Western Christianity is a culture of Honor. How do I know? Because if there is a lack of honor, then the truest sign is a lack of honoring your spiritual parent, specifically, Israel.
When you and I honor Israel and the Jewish people as spiritual and patriarchal parents we are releasing honor into our lives. Did you know that God encouraged us to honor Israel in many ways found in Scripture? Here are just two examples:
“I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”—Genesis 12:3
"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee." Psalm 122:6
Through the love of Yeshua (Jesus) in you and your honor of Israel, you will be able to bless Israel and the Nations of the World in 2014. Even in times of uncertainty, your generous love poured out over Israel and the Jewish people will bear fruit in your life, because you honor that which God loves and cares for: The Nation He places before every other nation on earth.
You can also honor Israel by providing for the physical needs of Israeli believers and the poor, as you probably have done for people of other nations! Why neglect the "root" from which you are grown? (Romans 11:16)
Safe Houses in Israel for Children in need
Soup Kitchens for Israel's poor
Aid to Elderly Home for Holocaust Survivors in Israel (the poorest Israelis of all)
Support of native Israeli congregations of believers in Yeshua
Support for Impoverished Israeli Soldiers and their Families
Supporting those Jewish believers in Jesus who bring the Gospel to Jewish people
Supporting those Jewish believers who bring the "Jewish Roots" teachings to Churches like yours
And much more…
Of course, you can pray as well, but how many of us have actually neglected that in our corporate gatherings?
What are you willing to commit to doing this coming year for the people who the "Apple of God's eye?" (Zechariah 2:8)
If you're willing, you can support me right now with the work I do in reaching Jewish people with the message of salvation, and teaching the church. All you need to do is go to this address and in the "Special Designation:" section put my name: Tov Rose
Thank you and have a blessed New Year!