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Luke Hilton

Announcing . . .

THE RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM TRIP An educational journey through Israel’s Heartland during its 50th year of liberation. During 2017, Israel is celebrating 50 years since the liberation of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and HaYovel is inviting you to participate in this special occasion. This 2 week experience will include a special celebration of Jerusalem’s liberation, the celebration of Shavuot, (also in Jerusalem), an in-depth tour of Judea and Samaria with local, 5-star tour guides, 1-2 days of volunteering in Israel’s agriculture, a tour of 1-2 wineries in Samaria, and a trip to the Knesset in Jerusalem. Actual itinerary and pricing coming soon. Click here for more information and to... Read MoreRead More

The Joshua and Caleb Report – Why Jerusalem?

 

The Joshua and Caleb Report New Release Why Jerusalem? – Ari Abramowitz As we enter the new year and with the holidays behind us, we are ready to return to the Joshua and Caleb Report series. First, we heard from Ezra Yakhin who fought for Jerusalem in 1948, then we heard from Shlomo Kashi who was a paratrooper who liberated Jerusalem in 1967. In this next episode, you will hear from a man that has lived and breathed Jerusalem for many years. What does Jerusalem mean for the Jewish people? Should our house be built when God’s House lies in ruins? Do the nations have a place to worship in the restored Temple? These questions and more will be answered by Ari Abramowitz as you walk through the beautiful streets of the Old City of Jerusalem with him. Finishing on a rooftop overlooking the Temple Mount he issues an invitation for the nations to come and be a part of the restoration of God’s Kingdom back to Jerusalem. Previous Episodes Ezra Yakhin - Code Name "Elnakam" Shlomo Kashi - Paratrooper Brigade, War of... Read MoreRead More

Last Day to Sign Up for the Pruning Trip

 The following two pruning trips are still open, but only for today! Click here to request an application and sign up today! 2 Weeks: February 14th – February 28th 3 Weeks: February 14th – March 7th   We currently have 85 men from around the world signed up to come to the Pruning. We have 5 farmers that we are planning to help, and almost 100 acres of vineyards that we hope to prune. The more men that we are able to bring, the more vines we will be able to prune, enabling them to bear much fruit for this year’s harvest. Will you take up the... Read MoreRead More

Overcoming Resolution 2334 (by Tommy Waller)

CauseMatch is 90% Funded Click here to help us finish strong! News of a resolution delegitimizing the Jewish communities of East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria shocked and surprised both those who stand with and those who stand against Israel last Thursday. We felt some relief when we got word of its indefinite postponement the same day. Friday, however, proved the indefinite time was only 24 hours later. What I saw played out by the 15 member UN Security Council deeply grieved me. Personally, the most discouraging thing was witnessing the obvious indifference of the Christian community. For many years now, HaYovel has been working on the very mountains specifically targeted by the resolution. One of our goals in bringing volunteers to work on the mountains of Israel is to root out indifference concerning Israel and the Jewish people by engaging firsthand in a touchable prophetic reality. When we get our hands in the soil, we gain a new and vivid understanding of God’s irrefutable promise to Abraham. Indifference, however, is still our greatest enemy. “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”  ―  Elie Wiesel In order to overcome the barrier of indifference, we must recognize its existence. The root of indifference in Christianity is called “replacement theology.” If you were emotionally unmoved by the events taking place against Israel over the last week, you are victim of replacement theology. You may be a strong Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, or you may even call yourself Messianic or a Torah believer, but if you were not compelled to stand with Israel over the last week, your walk of faith is undoubtedly rooted in replacement theology. How do we break down this barrier? First, I believe we must be certain that every word that comes from the mouth of God is true. (Mt 4:4; Is 55:11) For example, if you have ever said or agreed with anyone who said certain parts of the Bible have been done away with, then confess it before God and repent for that agreement, and then declare Matthew 4:4 and Isaiah 55:11.   Second, we have to believe that every promise God has made is irrevocable. (Rm 11:29) If you believe that one Covenant/Promise can make another Covenant/Promise void, then confess, repent and declare Galatians 3:15-18. Third, we must agree with the choices God has made. (Ps 33:12; 105:6) There is no option or room in our faith to disagree with God’s choices. The root of anti-Semitism and the horrors of the Holocaust began with the inability to agree with God’s choices. Confess your disagreement with God – then repent and declare Psalm 105:6 and John 11:49-52. Once we break the chains of replacement theology, we can position ourselves on solid ground and move forward. We will have a new sense of freedom on reading Isaiah 62, with the realization that the prophecy has not yet been fulfilled, and then we can move on to the confidence that it will be fulfilled. And understand the very current application of Psalm 2:1-6, “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His anointed, saying,’Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: ‘Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.’” 2 Thessalonians 2:4 describes very clearly what we have witnessed since Friday. Fifteen member UN Security Council nations collectively made declarations against everything I just mentioned. If the Six Day War was a miracle from God, liberating Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and allowing the Jews to fulfill the promise of God by returning to their homeland, then these 15 UN Security Council members have all collectively said, “We believe we are above God. We will undo what God has undeniably established.” Have we allowed ourselves to go so far away from the Word of God that we can’t bring our faith into alignment with God’s heart? His plan? How will Resolution 2334 affect HaYovel? If the communities and farms of Judea and Samaria are considered illegal by the UN, then our work will also be considered illegal. I believe with the new US administration about to take office in a few weeks, we will be able to continue our work without any issues. I am, however, concerned about the international volunteers who come from all over the world. They will likely be adversely affected by all of this. I am personally asking you to pray for us as we move forward in our call to the nations to participate in this move of God. Pray for the Jewish people who have returned to their inheritance and again find themselves, after 70 years, guilty of only one “crime” – being Jewish.   Another way to break down the barrier of indifference is to engage on some level with us at HaYovel. For 12 years, we have faithfully served the communities of Judea and Samaria. It has been no small feat. Right now, we are approaching the goal of meeting our matching fund campaign. These funds will help us continue to bless those – not illegal – but, God-ordained communities.   Click here to donate. Continuing the fight, Tommy Waller Founder and President, HaYovel... Read MoreRead More
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