This is an introduction to the Love & Justice Project
We must ask a question. Why?
Why in these dark days is the light so brightly shining?
There's no question in our minds that in these days the Lord is initiating a new Jesus Revolution, a new Jesus movement, the Yeshua Revolution.
Yeshua, the Messiah is the only answer. God has spoken. He has revealed himself to us and made his requirements absolutely clear.
God promised that we turn from our own way, our wicked ways and turn from the things of this world to live in the way that he calls us, that he send Yeshua, the one appointed for us. He is removing the barriers of every sin, times of refreshing have come from his presence. He has come, appearing in our midst in a way that only he can.
The transforming power of his love, the light of his own presence is the answer to a world gone mad, a world in darkness.
The Lord has promised to shake all things that can be shaken. We have seen him begin to do this in a profound way. He is shaking the traditions and structures that men have built in his name and he will continue to do that in our time. He is appearing in new and fresh ways that we can speak to the lost and dying world that we live in, here in the west and around the world. The world is experiencing the greatest transformation in human history as the power of the good news of Yeshua, Jesus the Messiah, is made known in every nation.
His return to our people Israel is near, and He will reign over all the earth bringing justice to all nations. And so it is called The Love & Justice project.
Why (b) The Poor
That the Lord has initiated a work of returning to the biblical foundations of outreach and discipleship. As he did during the days of his life on earth, Yeshua lived it with his disciples, doing and teaching. They carried it into the Jewish world of their day.
So as Jewish believers and leaders of our day, our desire is to respond to the call of God, to return to an Isaiah 61 life. The Lord anointed us to go to the poor, the poor in spirit and the broken.
Yes, the poor!
The poor in spirit as well.
But, there are not nearly as many poor in spirit as there are poor and broken. God is calling empowered, broken-hearted people to proclaim healing and restoration to many and freedom to the demonized, bound in the madness of sin that's overtaken all cultures. They can be set free by those of us who are empowered by the Holy Spirit.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon us” because he has anointed us following Yeshua to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God. We seek to comfort all who mourn, to provide for those who are grieving in Zion, giving them a crown of beauty for ashes and the oil of gladness instead of mourning, to clothe them with a garment of praise instead of a spirit of heaviness.
And arising out from all of us will be those who finish building the kingdom on a restored foundation.
They will stand in the gap and restore the way that men may live. Surely it will be known in our day that those who follow Yeshua gave up their own lives for the benefit of many. Men will once again see the distinction between those who follow his ways and those who do not, continuing to posture and to go their own way.
As Yeshua came to serve, not to be served, the Lord intended that all of us who are leaders give our lives for the benefit of the body of Messiah. We are building for permanence, serving one another in love and honoring others. Let’s build and be built together for eternity bearing the mark of our Messiah.