Daily Topic for May 06, 2012
Using a concordance, one can find at least 19 verses that say almost the same thing as the above verse. God is a refuge! The Georgian Jews have read the scriptures—most of these verses are in the Psalms they read in the synagogue. With the new covenant, God has established His son, Jesus Christ, as the gate through which we must go to seek Him.
Pray that the Georgian Jewish people will soon understand their only way to make God their refuge.
We love you!” the chief Israeli rabbi told Georgian multi-millionaire Moshe Mirlashvili at his birthday party in Jaffa, Israel. “I will not forget how you carefully learned from your father how to run the World Congress of Georgian Jews. We truly thank God for your support of the many needs of the Jewish communities here in Israel.”
Mirlashvili responded, “Unlike most Georgian Jews who grew up under the Soviet regime where religious practice was suppressed, I was given a Jewish education in my home in Kulahi, Georgia, which we called ‘Little Jerusalem.’ I thank God that I have been privileged to live in Israel and to help the cause of all Jewish people.”
Israel’s government estimates that there are about 100,000 Georgian Jews in their country, of which some 60,000 have arrived over the last decade. Many, like Mirlashvili, have been successful in business, and they contribute to Israeli Jewish communities with their money and their expertise. There are an additional 10,000 Jewish people remaining in Georgia who are entitled to immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return. Some of these have left since the 2008 political uprising in Georgia.
May Georgian Jews in Israel receive the blessing their Heavenly Father has for them in following Yeshua. Pray that the Georgian Jewish people who enter Israel in the coming years will have the chance to embrace their Messiah.