Monthly Newsletter from Pastor Nick Plummer
Dear Mishpacha (Family),
What an incredible season of redemption that we are having as we continue with the counting of the Omer (Leviticus 23:15-16). The upcoming Feast of Shavuot is connected to the Feast of Passover because of the counting of the Omer. We are counting up to fifty and that will bring us to the Feast of Shavuot. We will be celebrating on June 3rd. I know that I have shared this before but I will share it again in regard to two very important events that took place during the counting of the Omer.
The first event was the establishment of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948 and the other was whe
n the Jewish people took back the city of Jerusalem during the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967). The counting of the Omer is actually a commandment that we get to do (Leviticus 23:15-16). it is a real blessing to the whole community. My children have even reminded Danielle and I to count the Omer even though we get really busy. On May 24th, we will be celebrating “Jerusalem Day” as a congregation along with All Pro Pastors with Paul Pickern.
“Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim) is an Israeli National holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the old city in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six Day War. The day is officially marked by state ceremonies and memorial services. The chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Jerusalem Day a minor religious holiday to mark the regaining of access to the Western Wall.” (Wikipedia). This year the city of Jerusalem will be celebrating its 59th anniversary of being liberated since the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) and that is truly a Jubilee.
I will also be celebrating my 50th birthday on May 11th and I am looking forward in my own personal jubilee with the Lord. The excitement that I feel in my spirit cannot be quenched or smothered. Please check out May’s calendar of events because we even have a guest from Israel that will be with us on May 20th for our Shabbat service to minister in music and give his testimony.
We would like to feature a book authored by “Lars Enarson” titled “The Joy of the Whole Earth” (Jerusalem and the future of the whole world). As the pastor of Beit Tehila Congregation, I would highly recommend reading this book about Jerusalem and the Temple mount.
QUOTE from “The Joy of the Whole Earth” Cover page:
“The Bible calls Jerusalem God’s own city. It is the place where heaven and earth meet. This book not only covers the exciting history of Jerusalem all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Most of all, The Joy of the Whole Earth points forward to the magnificent future of Jerusalem, the city that will one day shine with the glory of God, as the caital of the world.
Jerusalem has been coveted by practically every world power throughout history. Lars Enarson explains why this unique city is the center of the universe, and why every square inch of it will remain the focus of international conflict to the very end.
The famous promise of hope for mankind was originally proclaimed in Jerusalem, “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore,” Isaiah 2:4
The United Nations headquarters in New York City claim this promise, but it is only from Jerusalem that it will be realized. Ironically, peace seems more elusive here than anywhere, but Jerusalem is the only city that holds the key to peace on earth.
In this highly current and significant book, Lars Enarson challenges conventional paradigms, and shifts the focal point of Christian thinking for anyone willing to be confronted by the message of the Bible. Explore Jerusalem’s history and destiny, from Eden, to Golgotha, to Paradise!”
March Calendar of Events
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