43 Days of the Omer
The are getting a lot of attention, but what right has FoZ to make it appear as if they are voicing the sentiments of Israeli Jews? Because this is how unknowing outsiders perceive it.
Who or What Is Foz?
"Friends of Zion" (FoZ) is actually the work of one man - self-described "Christian Zionist" Mike Evans, who has been a missionary for decades. He lays claim to having a "non-practicing Jewish" mother and an "antisemitic" father. He further claims to have had an "encounter" with JC at age 11 and attended a Christian college. He was in on the messianic movement at its beginnings and is fixated on Israel and the future of the Jews.
Jerusalem Prayer Team
Mike Evans began the Jerusalem Prayer Team in 2002, which raised money for Ehud Olmert's New Jerusalem Foundation. Recently, the Jerusalem Prayer Team funded the construction of the Mike Evans Museum in Jerusalem, now officially known as The Friends of Zion Heritage Center. Dr. Evans has been accused of being a Christian missionary due to his past history. In 1977, he headed B'nai Yeshua, a Hebrew Christian group, which was active on college campuses. ... Recent articles continue to simultaneously praise him for his pro-Israel activism but warn of a possible hidden agenda to convert Jews in Israel to Christianity or Hebrew Christian beliefs. (Source)
(Christian love: Buying their way into Jerusalem)
Friends of Zion Museum
Located in the heart of Jerusalem, the Friends of Zion Museum brings stories of love and heroism to the world. Magnificently told using ground-breaking technology found nowhere else in the nation, visitors experience the unfolding story as though stepping back in time. Accompanied by a moving original musical score, fantastic surround sound, lighting second-to-none and interactive displays that appear to come to life before your very eyes, the Friends of Zion Museum is a once in a lifetime experience for audiences from around the world. Visitors enter a whole new world, where they meet the biblical figures, academics, businessmen, and military officials who, through their faith, have forged an everlasting bond between the Jewish and Christian peoples. (Source)
(Friend or Foe? A former Texas Missionary’s Visit to Mike Evan’s FOZ Museum)
Mike Evans Ministries - The Remnant
"...When Jesus comes riding through the clouds, you will feel yourself ripped from this mortal existence and transformed even as you rocket through the stratosphere on your way to meet with Him in the air!"There is no question that this man is a missionary whose heart's desire is to see all the Jews come and bow before "King J*sus," God forbid!! Anything and everything he does in Israel is done with that goal in mind.
"...They will gaze into the loving eyes of the Lamb who shed His blood to redeem all of mankind! They will behold the Creator of the Universe in all His glory! Have you ever thought of that? Have you ever considered the reality of the certainty that because you’re washed in the precious blood of Jesus your eyes will behold the pristine glory of the King of all creation?"
"...The return of Christ is near!"
"...That day is coming very soon! As it approaches, keep your eyes on Jerusalem! The City of David is your prophetic timepiece, your periscope into the future to discern just how close we are to that blessed event ...."
"...'And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.' Matthew 24:14"
Michael David Evans is an evangelist with a burning passion to reach the lost. For more than two decades, he has been conducting revivals and crusades throughout the world. CNN World News, BBC, etc have covered his meetings."