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We welcome you to worship and learn with us at Bet Shalom Messianic Congregation.

We gather together weekly for Hebraic worship, Biblical teaching from the Hebrew perspective, Messianic Dance and caring fellowship.

We look forward to seeing you!
Rabbi Amnon & Rebbetzin Lynette Shor

SATURDAY SHABBAT SERVICES

Messianic Lifestyle Class - 2 PM
In the Oneg Hall
Shabbat Service - 4 PM
In the Sanctuary
Oneg after Shabbat Service
In the Oneg Hall

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101 W Clinton Avenue
Fresno CA 93705

between Palm and Fruit Avenues
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5132 N Palm Avenue PMB 101
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THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM:

OUR INHERITANCE

“The purpose of God’s discipline is to bring repentance”

By Rabbi Amnon Shor

The battle for our inheritance — The City of Jerusalem — and within its gates — The Temple Mount — has been raging for over two millennia. It is the core of the Arab Israeli conflict. On the hill top in Jerusalem stands two Muslim shrines, the Dome of the Rock (the golden dome) and the Al-Aksa Mosque (the silver dome). The Lord God of Israel will not share His Glory with any other god, including Allah, the god of Islam. On this hill top stood two Jewish Temples, King Solomon’s Temple, and Ezra’s Temple, also known as the second Temple that existed in the time of Yeshua.

The first Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. The second Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. Not a coincidence! Both Temples were destroyed on the same day on the Jewish calendar, Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. It is striking and certainly not accidental, that such calamities befell Israel on the exact same calendar day. The hand of God was in the terrible destruction of Solomon’s Temple, as Jeremiah recounts with lamentation: “For I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of your iniquities, because your sins have increased … I have done these things to you” (Yirmeyahu [Jeremiah] 30:14-15).

Yeshua also prophesied with tears the destruction of Herod’s Temple: “Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, ‘If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground. And they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation” (Luke 19:41-44).

The purpose of God’s discipline is to bring repentance. As we remember the many sufferings that the Jewish people have undergone and yet undergo, it is so important to keep this prayer at the forefront of our consciousness: “O Lord, save Your people, the remnant of Israel!” (Yirmeyahu [Jeremiah] 31:7). When the God of Israel grants a national revelation to His Jewish people, a hardness will decisively break in their spirit, and the nation will embrace their Messiah with tears of recognition and repentance (see Z’kharyah [Zechariah]12:10).

Hosea prophesied that accumulated afflictions will one day bring the Jewish people back into a right relationship with God: “I will return to My place until they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face. In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me” (Hoshea [Hosea] 5:15).

When the suffering of the Jewish people moves us to compassion and tears, let those tears move us to call out to God on their behalf.

We as believers in Yeshua the Messiah of Israel need to stand in on their behalf. Join with us in crying out to God for a mighty revelation of the Son of David to His beleaguered people!

This turning is the key to world revival, life from the dead (Romans 11:15), as well as great spiritual riches for the entire world (Romans 11:12).

May The Lord Bless you from Zion.