06 February 2018

Is Education the Ultimate Answer?

21 Shevat 5778

Some people think our government leaders simply need to be educated about the missionary threat to Israel and that will solve all of our problems. They seem to think the leadership is unaware of what is going on. Well, they are getting an education alright - from the Dominionist element that is taking over in Israel. 

We Launched Knesset Bible Study
Daniel and Carol Ketchum

Thank you for praying for us toward Sunday 15 October [2017] as we hosted the opening ceremony of a monthly Bible study in the Knesset, the only Bible study of its kind with Israel’s government leaders (Cabinet Ministers and Members of the Knesset/Parliament).

...Speakers included Pastor Jim and Rosemary Schindler Garlow, US Congressman Trent Franks, US Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (soon to lead worship and prayer in the United Nations in partnership with Skyline Church), and Daniel and Carol Ketchum. As Carol and I spoke, we listed twelve reasons why God called us to move to Israel. We distributed to each attendee 485 Bible references from Hebrew Scriptures.

Called by the LORD to Israel

Daniel and Carol Ketchum are fulfilled in Jerusalem as we minister full-time in the following ways:

1. Hosting a new Bible study in the Knesset (Parliament) for government members: Isaiah 40:1-5

2. Leading prayer watches in the King of Kings Jerusalem Prayer Tower for Israel’s key leaders
3. Directing global intercession with the Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries (FIRM) core team
4. Mobilizing pastors and leaders in united, strategic prayer across Jerusalem and the Middle East
5. Discipling a new pastor, an elder, and a deacon for a congregation in Herzliya we planted in 2014

Our daily priorities and practices: 

1. Loving Yeshua Messiah
2. Living holy with love
3. Evangelizing unbelievers
4. Discipling believers
5. Equipping leaders
6. Developing congregations
7. Expanding outreach globally 

We pray daily for spheres of culture:

1. Marriage and family
2. Congregations and synagogues
3. Education and art
4. Government and military
5. Science and technology
6. Business and economy
7. Media and sports

By their own admission, they are missionizing in Israel! And these missionaries are meeting monthly with at least 50 Knesset members to study the "Bible"! Hashem yerachem!

The Israeli leadership is not clueless as some imagine. They know exactly what is going on and they not only approve, they celebrate its success!!

There is no way that they are "unaware of the problem." They are the enablers of it! From the very beginning the missionaries were invited in by the government itself.

Obviously, education is no answer to this existential problem. In the name of democracy, missionary activity in the "Jewish" State is protected by law!

"That was Esau's intention when he told Yakov, 'Let us travel together and I will go before you' (Genesis 33,12). He wanted them to join together in both this world and the world to come, to meet each other halfway, with each modifying his conduct until they were alike (Yalkut Shimoni, Genesis 133).