EVETTE LEWIS answers ...

I honestly don't know the answer to this - I know we are all called 'Priests' and 'Princes' and 'Saints'. Personally, I think some are called to minister, some to encourage, some to teach. The Apostles such as Peter and Paul were really quite something, and their testimonies were allowed into the Bible. I don't really know of anyone in our generation who have had the same status.

Major media outlets in the US have ignored the leak of thousands of emails from billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundation by the activist hacker group DCLeaks. The OSF is the vehicle through which Soros has funneled billions of dollars over the past two decades to non-profit organizations in the US and throughout the world. According to the documents, Soros has given more than $30 million to groups working for Hillary Clinton’s election in November, making him her largest single donor. So it is likely the case that the media’s support for Clinton has played some role in the mainstream media’s bid to bury the story.

Alfred Edersheim's "At Night in the Temple" and "The Morning and Evening Sacrifice" are taken from his book, "The Temple"

Edersheim's "The Creation"; "The Flood", "Thoughts on the Identity of the Pharaoh of the Exodus and Israel in Egypt"; and "Jephthah"; are from his "Bible History".

Edersheim's "The Fraternity of the Pharisees"; and "Relation of the Pharises to the Sadducess and Essenes, and to the Gospel of Christ"; are from his "Sketches of Jewish Social Life in the Time of Christ".

This is just some feedback we have had from our recent Foundations conference at Brunel Manor. For more about this conference, click hereFor more on our conferences in 2017, click here.

A very big thank you to you, Monica, José, Sarah and the rest of the team for another taste of heaven at the Foundations South West conference.  For me it was akin to arriving at Elim with its 12 springs of water after a long and thirsty walk through the wilderness! Once again, two of the greatest elements of the conference were the FREEDOM and the FELLOWSHIP.  In particular, the freedom to pray and praise spontaneously was a tremendous and freeing blessing.  In many church circles such spontaneous worship is, at best, considered a little odd, and, at worst, frowned upon and stamped out.  Praise the Lord for Foundations!  I particularly found great freedom in the messianic dancing – something that I would have been far too shy to try at any other conference – but at Foundations there is the freedom to do it.  Once again, I leave a Foundations conference with a chink taken out of my “fear” of man.  Hallelujah!  After a day and half of the Foundations experience, on Sunday morning, my heart was overflowing with love for my fellow Foundationers.  What a special bunch.  The Foundations experience allows the Spirit to move in mighty ways, enabling true and deep fellowship to be enjoyed between virtual strangers.  Some of the greatest work was undoubtedly done by the Holy Spirit in the one-on-one conversations – and praise the Lord that at Foundations there is the time and space for these; we were able to minister and be ministered to as gifts of the Spirit were used and perhaps even discovered for the first time. And the bonfire worship was a wonderful new addition! Having sampled Foundations for a second time I am now convinced that this is a move of God.  May the Lord fulfil this vision in this nation and beyond for the sake of the house of the Lord our God! May the Lord bless you all for what you have given to the Body of Christ. Shalom to you all. Barry

Dear Steve and Monica. Thank you for a truly wonderful weekend.  I was so excited on the Friday night that I texted back to my church leaders that 'I thought I had died and gone to heaven' with the worship!!!!!   Whew.     So many are asking about what happened and what we learned and did that I am finding it difficult to find the words to give it justice, so thank you for this summary, which is a good start.. Shalom. Marion

The united spirit of love, fellowship, desire to learn and grow in the Lord. Thank you to everyone involved in organising and running this event. I was only there for the day but wanted more! Although active and fairly intense, I was energised and invigorated by the whole experience. This was Church! Betty

An Arizona woman's Facebook post documenting her stunning transformation from drug addict to doting mother and aspiring prison minister has gone viral in recent days, with the woman fully crediting God for saving her life. It was Dec. 6, 2012, when Dejah Hall, 26, says she finally hit rock bottom and got the help she needed. Hall, who was addicted to meth, cocaine and heroin, said her life had spun completely out of control. "I was a monster in every sense of the word," she told KNXV-TV. Hall said that her drug addiction started with pills and "just went downhill from there," eventually leading her to heroin and meth and to a place in which she no longer cared if she lived or died. But it was a candid conversation with her grandfather that served as her final breaking point. "My grandfather was sitting in his wheelchair and he looked at me and said, 'You're hurting me, Dejah,'" Hall recalled. "I really looked at who I had become, a disgusting person."

Willie Myers, then 14, found himself in a sea of protesters as 7,000 uniformed fascists tried to force their way through London’s East End. When Willie Myers, aged 14, went to defy Sir Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts marching through his neighbourhood he had no idea he was about to be embroiled in a terrifying battle that would change history. He found himself in a sea of protesters as 7,000 uniformed fascists tried to force their way through London’s East End where 60,000 beleaguered Jews lived in abject poverty. The Blackshirts had a police escort of more than 10,000 officers – 4,000 on horseback – to clear the way for them. And when mounted police charged into the crowd wielding batons the Jewish schoolboy feared for his life.

The aim is to provide a thorough and exhaustive Bible study on the life of Jesus, following the events of his life in a chronological order. It is intended for folk eager for an understanding of the Hebraic background to Jesus and the Gospels. The Bible study, if released on a weekly basis, should take 3 years to run its course, though all lessons will be held on-line so folk will be able to start the Bible study at any time.

“On this day in Messianic Jewish history” brings you significant events in the life of Jewish believers in Yeshua, or events in the history of the Church and the Jewish people that have shaped Jewish expressions of faith in Yeshua, and impacted Jewish Christianity in the past and its contemporary expression in Messianic Judaism today.