The Foundation

jewish nationDear NLS Family and Friends,

I appreciate a solid foundation. Without it the building would surely crumble.

As Christians, we must never forget our roots. Abraham walked faithfully with God and was blessed with a family too numerous to number. That family gave credence to a singular, monotheistic God. The Almighty God of creation chose this family of faith to reveal Himself to the entire world.

The Patriarchs, the Prophets and the Law of Moses spoke not only to that faithful nation, but also to its hedonistic neighbors. While they prayed to their lifeless idols, the One True God answered by fire!

Israel had her enemies down through the years, and still does, but she also has her friends. There was a Friend that loved Israel, and the world, so much that He came as an Israelite, particularly as a Jew, to point men back to the One True God. He came to redeem His people Israel, but He also came for “whosoever will.”  He opened the door of salvation to the Gentile nations as well.

There are Messianic Jews today who came to the realization that Jesus was truly the Messiah. I believe that as this old world races toward eternity, many Jews will come to that same conclusion. As well, Israel should come to realize that the “Holy Nation,” those “Peculiar People,” the “Church,”  yes, committed Christians everywhere . . . are true friends as well.

We must never forget or neglect our foundation. The Old Testament. The Jewish Nation.

Psalms 122:6-9
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.

Shalom!

Pastor J.S.  Hartman
New Life Sanctuary
Bloomingdale, (Pooler) GA

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