My Thoughts

My family and I took a trip to Nashville this past Saturday and worshiped our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ/Yeshua the Messiah, with Kol Dodi Messianic Congregation.  It was a heart warming experience.  Heart warming because the people of Kol Dodi were very loving and welcoming from the first Shabbat Shalom to the last goodbye. 

We spent six hours with them and by the end of our time with them felt like we were one of them.  The first two hours were spent in worship with songs in both Hebrew and English, readings from Scripture, teaching, communion and prayer.  I have to tell you it did not seem like that much time went by. 

Our daughter spent the teaching time with the children after a blessing upon the children was given under a prayer shawl/canopy.  While with the children she made a pottery communion cup and met a new friend.  One of her teachers has a son who helps with the BCM here at our local university, what a small world.

It was a congregation made up of both Jew and non-Jew.  A congregation worshiping in the Hebrew way together with the walls of hostility gone in the Name of Yeshua.  It reminded me of the passage in Zechariah 8 where God says that ten men would take hold of one Jew because they know the Lord is with him.  What an awesome sight to see Jew and non-Jew worshiping together and being a part of it. 

The rabbi’s wife was very welcoming at the picnic as we talked and she invited me to visit with the other ladies and introduced me.  I thought, “this is how it should be”.  It was a great honor to visit with those ladies and hope to do so again soon.  

The mikvah was amazing and started with the call of the shofar.  We stood on the bank of a creek as two children and two women went into the water to be baptized in the Name of Yeshua.  The two women gave awesome testimonies, one even including a confession that was something only God could accomplish, I pray she will continue to allow God to change her and transform her into the image of His Son.

I could not recommend more highly that each of us find a Messianic Congregation in our region to visit, worship with and participate with in their work.  It will bless your heart and you will be awestruck at what God is doing in His Bride.

Shalom,

Vicky

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Messianic Congregations

Today’s post is one of encouragement.  I want to encourage each of you to reach out to a Messianic Congregation in your region.  Not all of us have one close by so we have to think from a more regional perspective.  You can find the one closest to you by going to the Messianic Alliance of North America at http://www.man-na.com.  Go visit the congregation of your choice and ask how you can participate in their ministry.

My family and I are going to visit a Messianic Congregation in Nashville this Saturday, Kol Dodi. We plan on attending worship and then a Mikvah (baptism) service at the park.  I am really looking forward to this, it will be the first time I have been to a Messianic worship and Mikvah service.  Join me and my family in learning from these amazing people of God.

As I was doing some research this week on Messianic Congregations I also found congregations in Israel.  I have to tell you this was very exciting for me.  The first one I would like to introduce you to is Adonai Roi (The Lord is My Shepherd)/Dugit Messianic Outreach Centre found at:

http://www.dugit.org/dvd.html

I am giving you their dvd page because I would like you to watch these videos and praise God for what He is doing in the land of Israel.  I have had some trouble seeing all of the top video, but the other three work fine.  These videos will amaze you and you will be left with no other response, but praise.  My response was, “And God smiles”.  God is breaking down their wall of hostility and making them one, making them family.

Our prayers need to be with these brothers and sisters in the Holy Land.  I hope you enjoy these videos and also take the time to browse the sites. 

God bless you as you walk in the Light of His grace.

Vicky