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News From The Messianic Jewish Bible Institute

by | Jun 27, 2012 | Missions Articles


In Israel, rocks are everywhere! First-timers can’t help but notice the extremely craggy terrain. Some stones are remnants of the rubble from centuries of tearing down and rebuilding fortresses and cities; but mostly, they are just a natural part of the arid, rough landscape.

Each visit to Israel I am struck anew by the abundance of stones. It is also amazing to me how many plants are growing in the crevices of all the stones. For every rock, there seems to be a flower defying the stony ground bursting with color and life! As I walk in the steps of Yeshua from the Galilee to the Sinai Desert, Israel’s fruitfulness becomes apparent. A resilient life-force is evident in the Holy Land! It is the hand of God Himself.

The Jewish prophets of old foretold the day when the once-barren desert places of Israel would blossom. Israel has become a world leader in developing high-tech methods of irrigating. The crops and vegetation are very rain-dependent, but Israeli scientists have learned to use the country’s limited resources through innovative techniques.

Israel is famous for their flowers and produces vast quantities for export. Israeli lilies, roses, and tulips fill European and Russian stores, especially during the winter months. The Holy Land’s fruitfulness is a testimony to the faithfulness of God—that the Covenant Keeper brought the scattered seed of Abraham back to their borders and made the desert blossom again as the rose.

Fruitfulness is a symbol of LIFE. It is a sign that the branch is connected to the vine. John 15 says that “if we abide in Him and He in us” then surely spiritual prosperity will follow. It is expected of those who are the disciples of Yeshua.

Over the past 16 years of the ministry of the MJBI, we have seen years of plenty and lean. During dry spells or pruning, it was hard to imagine greater fruitfulness. But God. The Lord alone has been faithful to bring increase.

There was a season when I never dreamed the MJBI could have the potential of bearing solid, spiritual fruit as it does now with the ease and convenience of the School of Messianic Theology (SMT). Study of the Bible by some of the best Messianic teachers in the world is now available to all, thus increasing outreach and fruitfulness.

The SMT can go into the hard-to-reach areas and plant seeds in Jewish hearts where there has been little sunshine or rain to bring a great harvest of souls.

The SMT offers ease and simplicity in learning by capturing solid Messianic Jewish teaching on film and offering it far and wide through our online school. Perhaps you have longed to study the Bible through Jewish eyes, to sit under balanced teaching. The opportunity has never been so close to you, so easy, or so available.

Consider signing up today for a course, giving a gift of a course, or making a contribution to the development of our SMT course production. Log onto www.SMTEnglish.org for registration or www.MJBI.org to give a contribution to this.

Currently, we are expanding the SMT by developing and testing both small group (Bible studies, Sunday-school classes, Life groups, etc.) and large group (congregation, church, school, etc.) programs.

These alternative uses of our SMT courses will help fulfill the Great Commission by reaching more people.

Rabbi Marty Waldman is incorporating the SMT program into the educational program offered at Baruch HaShem Messianic Synagogue. Marty had this to say recently, “The SMT is a tool that the Almighty has provided to help fill the vacuum of leadership in the Messianic Jewish Community. The MJBI’s timing for the production of this new online school couldn’t be more perfect for such a time as this!”

For Zion’s sake,

Wayne Wilks Jr., Ph.D.
International Director

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