“But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints. For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem. It pleased them indeed, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in material things.” Romans 15:25-27
The Lord revealed to us through the scripture above and below, that we are to bless the believers in the land of Israel as Cyrus did in Isaiah 45:13.
“I have raised him (Cyrus) up in righteousness, And I will direct all his ways; He shall build My city And let My exiles go free, Not for price nor reward,” Says the LORD of hosts.” Isaiah 45:13.
This heart attitude is important to the church and to us as believers. Giving to Israel and the believers in the land is like giving to God. We are to do it “not for price nor reward”. I believe God has shown me the church is to tithe to Israel as Abraham did to Melchizedek and we, as the body, are to tithe to the church. I believe it fulfills, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” It is tithing to God’s government, which is represented by Jewish and Gentile believers – the One New Man – Ephesians 2:14-18
This is the church that will overcome in the end!
Important Note: You must designate in Pay Pal by typing in the Note/Memo section the name of person or ministry you desire to support. The ministries we support are listed below. Thank you!
Sharon Hungerford, Director of Shepherd Staff Ministries
Shepherd Staff Ministries
Shepherd Staff Ministries (SSM) supports believers in the land of Israel according to Isaiah 40:1 “‘Comfort, comfort My people.’ says your God.” God’s word says Gentile believers are to bring comfort, to pray for, to give gifts, to carry the Jews back home to Israel, to show mercy, to provoke them to jealousy and to proclaim to Israel that your God reigns. SSM is fulfilling God’s call. Your giving to SSM specifically enables us to carry out this calling. Thank you for your support!
Shepherd’s Staff Ministries
Below are the ministries we support in the land of Israel. If you desire to support these ministries directly, make sure you type their name in the Note/ Memo section of PayPal. It is our joy to be a part of God’s call to bless Israel and her people!
Shepherd’s Heart Ministry
Jeremy and Lissa Smith
Watchmen From Jerusalem
Chuck and Karen Cohen
Nissim and Hadassah Lerner