Daily Topic for February 22, 2007
Jesus pointed to the fact that the gospel will be preached to the whole world as a testimony to all nations. Along with other verses, this one is an indicator which points to the time of His coming at the end of the age. World evangelization surely is the bedrock purpose for which the Lord and His Church are working before He returns. If there was ever a truth to which all mankind will one day be exposed, it is the gospel of the kingdom.
Savior, show us as individuals how to participate with You in the central plan and purpose of history.
Samuel’s pre-teen voice cracked as he recited the words of the Torah. It was his Bar Mitzvah. Friends and neighbors crowded in to the temple as most of these Latvian Jews have never celebrated the religious part of their Jewish life. This was an extraordinary occasion. The Jewish people in Latvia now have an active movement to promote their religious tenets and to educate their people in the ways of the Torah.
While this ceremony goes on, down the block Latvian Evangelical Christians pack churches. Their fellowships are growing and flourishing. Their revival, blossoming since the release of religious freedom in 1991, unfortunately has not affected the Jewish community in their midst. But God has placed a small but thriving group of Messianic Jews in the major Latvian town of Riga where 11,000 of the 15,000 Latvian Jews reside.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that these Messianic Jews will have the anointing and boldness to share the gospel with their Jewish neighbors. Pray that Jewish hearts will be softened to hear and accept the gospel message through the local Christian radio programs, and by His servants. Pray that their eyes will be unveiled and the truth of Jesus will be embraced by Latvian Jews.-PE