Daily Topic for May 07, 2017

Isaiah 62:1, NLT
Because I love Zion, I will not keep still. Because my heart yearns for Jerusalem, I cannot remain silent. I will not stop praying for her until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her salvation blazes like a burning torch.

Make this your prayer for the Hasidic Jewish people of New York City.

Hasidic Jewish People in NYC

by DC, guest writer from Global Gates

Standing in a packed shul (synagogue), he listened as the rabbi talked about heaven. “You see that your sins and good deeds are not equal, so G-d sends you off to Gehenna (hell). But a Rabbi comes out and recognizes you as his own and says, ‘he’s with me,’ and walks you into heaven.”
Hasidism, which is Hebrew for “pious ones,” began from a spiritist leader by the name of Baal Shem Tov in the 1700s in Poland, and it spread throughout the community in Eastern Europe. Almost every Jewish person was Hasidic by the dawn of the 20th century. They believe in reincarnation, misplaced grace in their rabbi, atonement by the suffering of their rabbi, a strict dedication to living a life they see as righteous, and praying three times a day for a total of three to four hours of prayer.
There are several hundred thousand Hasidic people in the Metro New York area, but only a handful of known believers from this group. They trace their roots to the Pharisees and believe themselves to be direct descendants of them.

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Ask God to draw His people to Himself through dreams and visions of Elijah showing them Jesus as the Messiah. Pray that they may receive their Messiah and be redeemed.

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