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Monday, 8 June 2015
Personal Happiness Versus World Salvation

The preoccupation of much religious preaching today is personal peace and happiness. The desire for God is really that He might make us happy. Fellowship with God is the greatest joy and treasure to be enjoyed by human beings. However, God desires us to lose our self-preoccupation and be enveloped in prayerful intercession for the salvation of the world. Every person won by the Good News or by the coming of God's Kingdom to earth through the reign of the Messiah Yeshua in us is a fulfillment of God's real goal and burden on our hearts. Therefore, God seeks to have us fulfill this burden in our witness and prayer for our immediate contacts - neighbourhood and city. If our hearts are knit with Him we shall also hear the Word, "God so loved the world" (John 3:16).

Great saints have at times understood that the full coming of God's Kingdom and the hope of every creature hearing the Good News are tied up with God's purpose of manifesting Himself through Israel. Thus, Rees Howells interceded and prevailed after years of prayer for the state of Israel to be formed. So Messianic Judaism believes in a crucial future for Israel. Furthermore, Messianic Judaism itself may somehow be significantly related to that future. One of the key ways to understanding all of this is Paul's teaching on Israel.

Jewish Roots, Chapter Three: Paul, Israel and the Law

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