The Galilee Experience-
Eric and Terry Morey
November 30, 2004
FRIENDS OF THE GALILEE EXPERIENCE UPDATE is a periodic commentary
on events in Israel and the World from the Perspective of New Covenant
Living in the Land of Israel.
Dear Friends of The Galilee Experience,
- Road to Jerusalem, Toward Jerusalem and Back to Jerusalem!
- News Sources about Israel
First of all, I want to acknowledge that I haven’t sent out
a Friends of The Galilee Experience Update for over a year now.
I did this for several reasons:
1. I had more on my plate that I felt I should have, and something
(s) had to go
2. There were and are MANY other good resources available for quality,
accurate news from and about Israel, and I had made those sources
known to our readers on quite a few occasions
3. There were not very many responses to our Updates, either positive
or negative, so I felt they were not that interesting, and probably
would not be overly missed.
I do apologize, however, for simply dropping out and not making
any sort of announcement that I would be taking a break for an
indefinite time. We have had a few people writing in and asking
if they had been taken off the list for some reason. I should have
let you all know.
Yesterday, in the regular Monday morning worship meeting in our
home, I sensed an anointing to do an Update. This will probably
be the only one for another indefinite period for time, but I feel
it is important.
ROAD TO JERUSALEM, TOWARD JERUSALEM AND BACK TO JERUSALEM!
I have recently become of aware of something remarkable: the LORD
appears to be orchestrating a worldwide movement, coordinated
by Himself, but implemented by several seemingly unconnected
groups, all pointing to Jerusalem as the center.
THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM is the new ministry of Coach Bill McCartney
and Dr. Raleigh Washington, who have left Promise Keepers to pursue
a new calling: to stand behind the Messianic Jews in the world
and to proclaim the “One New Man,” Jew and Gentile,
in Christ. These two founders of the incredible movement of the
Promise Keepers are starting over from scratch on this new calling.
Their purpose statement is “Bringing peace and reconciliation
to Jews and Gentiles in Yeshua.”
This summer I had lunch with Raleigh and his wife, and he explained
to me how he and Coach see it: the Messianic Jews suffer rejection
by their fellow Jews (including their own families in many cases)
in order to embrace Yeshua as Messiah and Lord, but then most of
the church expects them to stop being Jews and become Christians,
thus rejecting them again. The Christian Zionists, who love Israel
and the Jewish people the most, generally ignore them as they are
currying favor with the non-Messianic Jews and/or the Israeli government,
and any relationship with the Messianic Jews is an impediment,
even an embarrassment to them. So, the Messianics are rejected
on all sides, and have very few friends.
The calling of ROAD TO JERUSALEM is to stand behind the Messianic
Jews in the world, and cause the Christian church, and non-Messianic
Jews, to recognize them as a legitimate move of God, and/or a legitimate
movement among the Jewish people.
The inaugural event is called “THE DESERT SHALL REJOICE” and
it takes place THIS WEEK, Friday, December 3, from 1:00 PM to 6:00
PM at the Esmeralda hotel in Indian Wells, CA, near Palm Springs.
There will also be a morning youth event starting at 8:30 AM, and
a wonderful evening event, “THE ONE NEW MAN CONCERT,” featuring
Paul Wilbur, Joel Chernoff, Marty Goetz, Jonathan Settel, Karen
Davis (worship leader of our congregation here in Israel), and
virtually every other known Messianic recording artist. DON’T
MISS ANY OF THIS IF YOU CAN POSSIBLY MAKE IT!!!
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE ROAD
TO JERUSALEM MOVEMENT’S FIRST EVENT
TO BE A HUGE, CUTTING EDGE AND PROPHETIC SUCCESS!
For more information, please see their web sites:
JERUALEM COUNCIL II is a movement headed by seven Messianic
Jewish leaders and seven Christian leaders from several streams
of Christianity, including Evangelical, Catholic and Greek Orthodox.
They look back toward the first Jerusalem Council (Acts 15), in
which the original believers in Messiah (all Jews) stated that
Gentiles did not need to become Jews in order to receive salvation.
The door was opened to all peoples and nations.
However, since that time, the Christian church has reversed the
situation, and has, for centuries, treated Jews as if THEY had
to stop being Jews and become gentile Christians in order to receive
salvation. Since the establishment of the State of Israel, and
rise of the Messianic Jewish movement, it has become increasingly
evident to anyone that cares to look that God does still deal with
Jews AS Jews.
The idea of the TJCII movement is to convene a NEW Jerusalem Council
(Jerusalem Council II), in which gentile Christians declare that
the Messianic movement is a genuine work of God, and that JEWS
DO NOT HAVE TO BECOME GENTILE CHRISTIANS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE SALVATION.
While the movement was birthed in America, it seems to be finding
its center in Europe, the home of the oldest and largest traditional
churches (Catholic and Greek Orthodox), and the seat of the worst
I think it is a marvelous idea to have the Catholic Church, for
example, reverse this injustice and downright heresy that was committed
and maintained from before the time of Constantine.
More information is available on their website: http://tjcii.org/
BACK TO JERUSALEM is a movement of the
House Churches in China. They start from Acts 1:8, in which Yeshua
tells the early believers
that they will be His witnesses “..in Jerusalem, and in all
Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” These Chinese
believers point out that the Gospel did indeed begin in Jerusalem
and spread to Judea and Samaria, and then proceeded basically in
a westerly direction.
Paul and the early believers took the Gospel west from Judea into
what is today Turkey, then further west into Greece and Italy (with
some exceptions to this overall westerly movement, such as the
early visit of Thomas to India). From Italy it spread into Northern
and Western Europe. Centuries later the Europeans took the Gospel
west again to the New World, both North and South America. The
Americans and others took the Gospel even further west into what
we call the Far East, particularly China, beginning with the large
cities on the east coast (Shanghai, Beijing), and from there it
moved inland (the China Inland Mission), again in a westerly direction.
When the “Bamboo Curtain” closed China in @1947 all
the western missionaries were forced to leave and the church buildings
were burned. At that time there were no more than a few million
believers in the whole country. But, under the terrible persecution
of communism, the church grew and flourished. By the 90’s,
when westerners could again go into China, the church had grown
to over FIFTY MILLION, some say as many as one hundred million,
and had reached all the way to the western extremities of China--one
of the greatest revivals of all time!
The House Church leaders in China now believe it is their calling
to complete the circle, to take the Gospel west from Western China,
covering the areas from there all the way BACK TO JERUSALEM. Between
Western China and Jerusalem are the most unevangelized parts of
the world, the Buddhist nations, the Hindu nations, and, in particular
the hard core Muslim nations (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq,
Saudi Arabia and others). The Chinese are preparing to send ONE
HUNDRED THOUSAND MISSIONARIES from China into these regions. They
know many will have to give their lives for the Gospel, but they
say that is no more than they have suffered under communism for
the last 50 years, and they are ready. Other Asian peoples, such
as the Koreans, are also feeling this call. You can find out more
about this incredible movement from a web site: http://www.backtojerusalem.com/
CLEARLY GOD IS COORDINATING A VAST GLOBAL PLAN FOR THESE NEAR-END
TIMES, ALL OF IT FOCUSING ULTIMATELY ON JERUSALEM: THE ROAD TO
JERUSALEM IN AMERICA, THE TOWARD JERUSALEM COUNCIL II CENTERING
IN EUROPE AND THE BACK TO JERUSALEM MOVEMENT IN THE FAR EAST.
NEWS SOURCES ABOUT ISRAEL
There are a number of internet news sources from and about Israel,
which I use, and which I believe are fair and accurate. Whether
or not we resume sending regular Friends of The Galilee Experience
Updates, I recommend that you check one or more of these sources
regularly, in order to keep informed of events in the Land. If
we do resume our Updates, they will balance these others in any
case, as we try to provide commentary rather be just another
Below is a list of recommended sources, in two categories, and
some information about them. Many of them offer free daily or weekly
transmissions by e-Mail.
CHRISTIAN/MESSIANIC NEWS SOURCES FROM ISRAEL
Bridges for Peace, a fine Christian ministry operating in Jerusalem:
Christian Friends of Israel, dedicated Christians in Jerusalem
helping Israel: http://www.cfijerusalem.org/
Maoz Israel, a very effective Messianic ministry in Israel: http://maozisrael.org/
The International Christian Embassy, Jerusalem, highly respected
and well known by all: http://www.icej.org/
SECULAR AND ZIONIST NEWS SOURCES FROM ISRAEL
The Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com/
English version of leading Israeli daily HaAretz: http://www.haaretzdaily.com/
VERY INFORMATIVE news service operated by Zionist Jewish sources:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/ Fascinating, but not always
reliable web site claiming to have sources inside the Israeli intelligence
MAY THE LORD WHO MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH BLESS YOU FROM ZION!!!
Eric Morey, General Manager
The Galilee Experience
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