Peace and grace to you from God through Yeshua the Messiah. Thank you for your prayers and support which enable us to serve the People of Israel!
Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees (Hebrews 12:12).
The scripture in 2 Chronicles 22-23 tells us the story about the “change of government in Israel,” and “the righteous and wicked kings,” as well as the tension and depression that ruled in society. Oddly enough, but such EVENTS are still extremely relevant today as well. Israel as a country goes to the fourth election in just a few years and people do not have much hope for change. Likewise, repetitive lockdowns, a sense of control in everyday reality, and occasional pressure on Messianic believers from local authorities are doing the rest. Many feel depressed. But history in 2 Chronicles 23:1-2 says: “In the seventh year Jehoiada showed his strength. He made a covenant with the commanders of units of a hundred: Azariah son of Jeroham, they went throughout Judah and gathered the Levites and the heads of Israelite families from all the towns.” The priest Jehoiada found faithful allies and gathered the Levites. They stood around the king, and each of them took on a specific task (from prayer and service in the temple to weapons and working tools) and everything CHANGED!
Allegorically, Jehoiada’s allies and the Levites today are the Disciples of Yeshua, actively seeking the Lord. They are also people of authority who fear the Lord. Their unity, their active steps, and their FAITH in the Lord can change the situation in the country, and BRING SALVATION and liberation from Confusion and oppression, which corrupted the country and despised the Work of the Lord.
A short update on the current projects at “Return to Zion ministry”:
- our humanitarian outreach is growing constantly … In January two hostels with elderly people asked our assistance to provide hot meals.
- New immigrants are coming despite the lockdown and as a “system-relevant” ministry, we can help them.
- Our congregation gathers using YouTube and home groups in Zoom.
- My home group has about 120 people gathering online.
- And we started to study the weekly Torah Portion with friends from all around the world in English every second Saturday of the month via Zoom.
Please continue to pray and partner with our ministry. Israel needs a breakthrough and believers must play an active role in that breakthrough. We are confident in God! With love and best wishes in Yeshua,
With love and respect,
Leon and Nina Mazin
Lead Pastor, Return to Zion Congregation