My city. My home.
As I walk the streets here, I am reminded of a fiery Jewish rabbi who came to faith in Yeshua as the Messiah 2,000 years ago—the apostle Paul. His heart’s cry in Romans 10:1 was that all Israel would be saved!
And that’s our passion today! It’s why Messiah’s Mandate exists.
In Romans chapters 9, 10, and 11, Paul shares a mystery—a heart-breaking drama and tragedy really—about how God purposefully hardened the hearts of his own people. But why?
Why would God do that to His people?
For the nations!
It hurt God greatly to do that to His chosen people, Israel, but He saw a bigger picture. If the Jewish people had come to faith in large numbers in the first century, it would have triggered the return of Messiah and the Messianic Kingdom—but it would have been without YOU…and millions of other Gentiles.
This is why the disciples asked Yeshua before His accession if he was going to "restore the kingdom to Israel." (Acts 1:6) Yes, that will happen one day, but first the gospel would go to every nation (Matt. 24:14, Acts 1:8).
But the tragedy is that the very people who benefitted from Israel's hardening—the Gentiles—ended up judging, persecuting, and even murdering the Jewish people for much of the last two millennia.
But God is turning the hearts of the nations.
The Gentile part of the Body of Messiah is turning toward God’s firstborn, Israel, longing for salvation to come, for the hardening to be removed, and for the veil to be lifted.
And one day, we know that will indeed happen.
On Giving Tuesday, will you invest in spreading the gospel in Israel through Messiah’s Mandate? We long to reach all Israelis with the love and truth that God’s kingdom is here and now and that King Yeshua is coming back soon.
Please make a generous end-of-the-year donation to Messiah’s Mandate on this Giving Tuesday.
Let’s stand together until we see the day that “Kol Israel yevasha” – All Israel will be saved.