Evgeni

Shavei Tzion Messianic Center
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"God gave great responsibility to men, and we see that the enemy is doing everything to put them down by killing their self-confidence and by stealing their time and status as priests."
 
 

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge." (Psalm 46:10-11)

This powerful psalm inspired us to stop running and spend some time with a group of men who desire to break the routine and receive something special from our great God.

God wants us to be still, to stop striving. We think that we have some control over our lives, and we are pushing hard to acquire more possessions. We have a crazy routine that's eating us from the inside and killing our time.

In God's eyes a man is an important creation. He is a husband and father, as well as a priest - in his home and at his second, spiritual home, his congregation.

God gave great responsibility to men, and we see that the enemy is doing everything to put them down by killing their self-confidence and by stealing their time and status as priests. These dynamics have been happening in our congregations, and it is time for men to rise up and fulfill God's purposes in their lives.

Why the Desert?

It seems that the desert has a certain spiritual power. Yeshua, John the Immerser and all twelve tribes, spent considerable time there. So we left behind all the noise of our routines, cities and jobs, and we came to a place without noise - the best place to hear God.

What did we Experience?

Our journey began with some miracles: the temperature was near freezing, and the forecast called for storms and even snow. We prayed hard. An astonished group of men saw God's faithfulness shining through a bright sun in a blue sky as we trekked the Ramon Canyon and visited two local museums.

After preparing and eating a barbeque dinner together, we shared testimonies while sitting on carpets in a Bedouin tent.

With renewed strength we returned home to serve our families, jobs and congregation.

By Shavei Tzion
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Comments:
06:17 29Mar15 Stella Brookes -
More about stillness and quiet please! I feel a need to balance a lot of present day teaching on the subject.

13:00 29Mar15 Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr. -
Recently had opportunity to spend a few days at a Trappist monastery in South Carolina. I resonate exactly with what you're saying. Maybe it wasn't a desert, BUT, it was filled with holy silence. Interesting place - near Moncks Corner, S.C. Really! - that's the name of the post office.

13:26 31Mar15 CAREL Maryse-Madeleine -
Yes, truly the desert is magnificent, restful and an encouragement in Gods faithfulness for Israel. I did the same for the first time

14:46 02Apr15 Anonymous -
I am glad you did this. Praise the Lord! It is an awesome thing, a very needed type of ministry.

02:03 03Apr15 Ruth -
"God gave great responsibility to men, and we see that the enemy is doing everything to put them down by killing their self-confidence and by stealing their time and status as priests." Hey LADIES - we need to pray for the men in our congregations - not just whine about them. Let's see what God can do!

00:25 05Apr15 Wayne Fleming -
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of the garments: As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.


Also in this issue of the newsletter:
Daniel Juster: Cup of Staggering
Hannah: God's Faithfulness, a Messianic Mommy's Musings
Joseph: The Brownies that Changed My Life
Lyndsey: Behind the Scenes
Asher Intrater: God Told Me! ... Really?
Asher Intrater: The Price of Unity
Revive Israel: Esther Fast Recap