Messiah, Please Come!

It's been a while RRJ readers, but I'm back.

I've been waiting for a movement of the Holy Spirit inside of me  before I speak.

As I've been sitting and waiting to really hear what the Lord wants me to say, I have been simultaneously moved by what is happening in Israel.

I've been watching closely at what the Jews are saying.  The refrain that I keep hearing is, "wrap Tefilim. Keep Shabbas.  Pray." Why? What for?

Listen and look closely: they are crying out for Messiah.

  • Look at this video from an IDF soldier.

  • Read this blog from a young, modern Jewish woman:

Take a minute and read those Psalms. They are Messianic Psalms. 

Jews from all walks of life, from all age groups, both male and female are crying out for Messiah and thanking God for His imminent rescue.

There. Is. A. Theme.

The Bridegroom is coming…soon! 

From the book of Isaiah, Chapter 54: 5 - 8.  God assures Israel that He is their Bridegroom and that He loves them, continues to have compassion on them and will redeem them once again.

nFor your Maker is your husband, 
the Lord of hosts is his name; 
oand the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, 
pthe God of the whole earth he is called. 
qFor the Lord has called you 
like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, 
like a wife of youth when she is cast off, 
says your God. 
rFor a brief moment I deserted you, 
but with great compassion I will gather you. 
rIn overflowing anger for a moment 
I hid my face from you, 
sbut with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” 
says the Lord, your Redeemer. 
There is another place where this same language is used to assure God's people that He will return for them.  Take a peek.

From Matthew 25, Jesus is speaking to his Jewish followers:

The Parable of the Ten Virgins 
25 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like dten virgins who took their lamps1 and went to meet ethe bridegroom.2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wwise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom fwas delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. But gat midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins rose and htrimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and ithose who were ready went in with him to jthe marriage feast, and kthe door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, l‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12 lBut he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, mI do not know you.’ 13 nWatch therefore, for you oknow neither the day nor the hour.

Are you ready?  Are you looking to the Lord as  your only hope among ever increasing enemies and ever decreasing allies?  The Jews are.  Maybe, we should follow their lead.

"Even So Come" by Kristian Stanfill

"Sing Zion Sing--Rythym of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah"  Misty Edwards

"People Get Ready." Sung By Eva Cassidy

"People Get Ready" by Crystal Lewis


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