Laborers We Should Never Forget

Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to recognize those who work hard among you and are over you in the Lord and correct you, and to esteem them beyond all measure in love because of their work. Keep shalom among yourselves.

1st Thes. 5:11-13

To recognize means to acknowledge and honor.

To esteem means to love and appreciate.

I’d like to honor the following two men God used to shape the Messianic moment.

My daughter, Gianna, taught a 2-part class at Sukkat Shalom Messianic Congregation in Arlington, Texas recently. She is a master’s student at The King’s University in Southlake, Texas enrolled in the Messianic Jewish Studies program.

1. Count Zinzendorf

In Part I of her teaching, Gianna spoke on Count Zinzendorf, a German Christian who was played a key role in leading the Marevian people to join him in supporting Messianic Jews.

Did you know that after Yeshua ascended and the generation of first-century believers passed away, there were 1300 years of total silence about Messianic Jews?

Did you know that when Jews were being taken as slaves to American, the Maravians sold themselves into slavery so they can minister to the Jews being shipped as slaves?

Watch the teaching below and you’ll be amazed at how God sustained his remnant, Messianic Jews, during seasons of obscurity throughout history.


2. Pastor Jack Hayford

You may know him as the founder of The King’s University that started in Van Nuys, California, which is now headquartered in Southlake, Texas.

He’s done so many amazing things to support the Messianic movement that not many of us know about, including building Prayer Altars in 4 strategic corners of Israel (north, south, east, west) to intercede for the nation and the people of Israel.

Watch the teaching below!


Practical ways we can help:

  1. Understand that the Messianic movement is Prophetic
  2. Support Messianic Jews by praying for them
  3. Be champions of support where we are right now
  4. The primary mission of followers of Yeshua (Jesus) is to be for the Jewish people, pray for the peace of Jerusalem

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