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Isaiah 62
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night:
ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.


Psalm 122:6  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you. 


An Evening Honoring Israel

Beit Yeshua joined with Highway To Zion and Love For His People on Friday, April 12, 2013, in the Family Life Center of Covenant Bible Church, for An Evening Honoring Israel.
Shofarot are sounded as the evening begins
Guests are welcomed by Steve Martin of Love For His People

Susan lights Shabbat Candles - Paul says blessings over the bread & wine


We were blessed for the opportunity to Skype with our dear friends Jim & Linda at
Christian Friends of Israel in Jerusalem


The Machol Dancers do a performance dance to the song "Battle For Zion" by Ted Pearce

To See the Machol Dancers, Click Here
Steve Martin's Video, Click Here

Gid Anthony leads during a time of praise, worship & dance


We had 12 different displays & exhibits set up for the evening - including this one,
which encouraged guests to choose a city in Israel to pray for during 2013


Cathy & Dale Hargett of Highway To Zion


The Seven Species of Israel: Barley, Wheat, Figs, Grapes, Olives, Pomegranates & Dates

The Seven Species display was our "tasting" exhibit - and definitely one of the favorites



Paul, Doug & Jonathan looking at photos from our trips to Israel - as well as other memorabilia


The Beit Yeshua display


Ze'ev Nevo of Israel Media Ministries with Janice Anthony


Dominica-born Wane Daroux of Beit Yeshua & Beit Eder had a display
with his new CD "Our God Is One" featuring his own original Messianic music


The History of Modern Israel display


We introduced Alex to Jim & Linda is Jerusalem (via Skype)
while everyone was visiting the various displays


After spending about 20 minutes visiting displays,
Wane shares some of his original Messianic music


Visit Wane's Website for more information about his CD and samples of his songs


Cathy Hargett, of Highway To Zion, introduces our guest speaker for the evening,
Ze'ev Nevo, of Israel Media Ministries



Ze'ev shares his message for the evening

To See the Message by Ze'ev Nevo, Part 1, Click Here
To See the Message by Ze'ev Nevo, Part 2, Click Here


To See the Message by Ze'ev Nevo, Part 3, Click Here
To See the Message by Ze'ev Nevo, Part 4, Click Here
To See the Message by Ze'ev Nevo, Part 5, Click Here
To See the Message by Ze'ev Nevo, Part 6, Click Here

To learn more about ISRAEL MEDIA MINISTRIES, check out their website



Thanks to Duke Peeler, Paul Miles, Andi Lovelace and Steve Martin for taking the great photos


To see all the photos from the 2013 Evening Honoring Israel, CLICK HERE



Shavuot - The Feast of Weeks

Beit Yeshua met on Friday, May 10, 2013, at the home of Chuck & Janice Anthony, Lincolnton, NC, to celebrate the Biblical Festival of Shavuot - the Feast of Weeks (or Pentecost). 


The evening started with the sounding of the shofarot, blessings over the festival candles, blessings over the bread and wine, a scripture from the Orthodox Jewish Bible (Leviticus 23, Acts 2) pertaining to Shavuot, a time of intercessory prayer, and a time of praise, worship & dance.

The Book of Ruth is read on Shavuot.  The story tells of Ruth's marriage and conversion which took place during the harvest season, from the beginning of the barley harvest to the conclusion of the wheat harvest.  Through her marriage to Boaz, Ruth, a gentile, became the great-grandmother of King David, who was born and died on Shavuot.  She became the mother of the royal lineage of David.  It was also from this lineage that our “Kinsman-Redeemer” came -Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, Yeshua the Messiah.

As part of our celebration of the festival, we chose to do an original impromptu play about Ruth, Boaz & Naomi, based on the scriptures.  Parts for the play were not memorized and the cast of actors were called up on the spot to take part in the play.


Boaz with Orpah, Ruth and Naomi


Boaz discovers Ruth collecting barley in his fields


He asks the Foreman of his fields who the young woman is - and learns her name


As time passes, Ruth gains more favor with him

Naomi tells Ruth, "He has not stopped showing his kindness to the living or the dead. Boaz is a close relative; he is one of our “kinsman-redeemers”.
The “kinsman-redeemer” was the nearest of kin.  He had the responsibility of redeeming his kinsman's lost opportunities. If a person was forced into slavery, his redeemer purchased his freedom. When debt threatened to overwhelm him, the kinsman stepped in to redeem his homestead and let the family live. If a family member died without an heir, the kinsman married the widow and reared a son to hand down his name. 


Naomi tells Ruth, "Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor. Wash & perfume yourself, and put on your best clothes. Then go down to the threshing floor, but don't let him know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking. When he lies down, note the place where he is lying. Then go and uncover his feet and lie down. He will tell you what to do next."

A sleeping Boaz


Ruth uncovers his feet and lies down next to him


Something startles Boaz in the night and he discovers Ruth there & spreads his garment over her


Boaz tells Ruth, "Although I am near of kin, there is a “kinsman-redeemer” nearer than I, who is entitled to marry you.  Stay here for the night, and in the morning if he wants to redeem you, then good; let him redeem. But if he is not willing, as surely as the LORD lives I will redeem you and take you as my wife. Lie here until morning."


Boaz meets with the near Kinsman-Redeemer


The Kinsman-Redeemer takes off a shoe to show that he does not want to redeem Ruth


So, Boaz marries Ruth ...



... and God blessed them with a child, Obed (the father of Jesse, the father of David)


Thanks to Duke (Myrl's "Ruth's" husband) whose photo provided the face for baby Obed

Shavuot is also a time of remembering the giving of the Torah.  The first Shavuot took place 50 days after the Israelites left Egypt … 50 days after the angel of death had “passed-over” their homes in Egypt when he saw the blood of the lamb on the lintel and doorposts … 50 days after the first Pesach.  They had arrived at Mt. Sinai, and Moshe had gone upon the mountain top to meet with GOD  It was there on that first Shavuot that the Lord gave the Torah to Moshe.


And YHWH said to Moshe, “Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.  Now, if you will obey (sh’ma – hear) my voice, and keep (sha’mar – guard) my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people.  You shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.”


Fifty days after Messiah Yeshua’s death, burial & resurrection at Pesach, Shavuot was also fulfilled though Messiah by the giving of the Ruach Ha’Kodesh – the Holy Spirit. Yeshua had told his disciples, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised.  In a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.  You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”


2013 Cast

(Left to Right) Mark: Foreman, Connie: Orpah, Myrl: Ruth, Jonathan: Boaz,
Carolee: Naomi, Alex: Kinsman-Redeemer, Angel: Woman, Wane: Elder

It's customary to stay up all night long to study Torah on Shavuot.  We played a game, with the men competing against the women, concerning Jewish-Roots.

Curtis asked the questions while Cayla displays the categories

Questions from the game were based on scripture and Biblical History.
Here are some sample questions:
1.  What are the names of the 12 months in the Biblical Calendar?  (12 points)
Tishri, Cheshvan, Kislev, Tevet, Shevat, Adar, Nissan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av, Elul

2. What were the 3 Biblical Pilgrimage Festivals (3 points)

Pesach (Unleavened Bread), Shavuot, Sukkot
3. What is the most important day in the Jewish Calendar? (1 point)
4. When does Shabbat begin? (1 point)
At sundown on Friday night

5. Do all Shabbats begin on Friday night? (1 point)

No.  Some festival days are also special Shabbats and do not always begin on Friday night
6. How many days is Pesach (Passover)? (1 point)
7. Name the Hebrew month and day when Shavuot begins.  (2 points)
Sivan 6

8. What is the Diaspora? (1 point)

The world outside of Israel

9. What is the Hebrew name for the Feast of Trumpets? (2 points)

Rosh Hashanah (Head of the Year) and Yom Teruah (Day of the Awakening Blast)

10. Name the Hebrew month and day when Yom Kippur occurs. (2 points)

Tishri 10


The ladies beat the men in the Torah game by one point and were presented with this trophy


Notice the 2 tables with ten commandment & Hebrew letters in the disc atop the trophy
and the inscription at the bottom, "Torah Champs"


Jonathan Lovelace shares with Eteens the story of Ruth and Boaz. 
To see the video CLICK HERE  (17:29)



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