Be part of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem’s assistance to Israel’s aid and emergency services in Turkey.
We are partnering with a proven Israeli relief and rescue organisation to channel funds for sorely needed warm clothing, first-aid kits, oxygen tanks, defibrillators and other emergency medical equipment. They have been on the ground in the most devastated areas of Turkey with some of their top medics, and search & rescue teams.
Thank you for your compassion that allows us as a Christian community to come along side Israel as they bless their neighbour nation despite a historical difficult relationship. Read more below…
Donate here (making sure to designate to ‘ICEJ Aid’) not tax deductible
For tax deductible giving please DONATE HERE and designate ‘ICEJ Israel in Crisis fund’
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Rosh Chodesh is the beginning of a new Biblical month heralded by the new moon. The renewing of the moon is a powerful symbol of renewal and restoration. It is a monthly reminder that we can start anew, begin again when things seem dark. Interestingly, the Rosh Chodesh celebration will have a place also in the world to come. Isaiah declares, “And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” (Isaiah 66:23). Celebrating its appearance is commanded together with the main Feasts of Passover, Pentecost and the Feast of Tabernacles. The name for all these special days is ‘moadim, appointed times, in other words, they are appointments with God. “He appointed the moon for seasons…” says Psalm 104:19, and indeed it is the moon, the lunar calendar which dictates the dates each year of the appointed times. The new moon is acknowledged with blessings and psalms and wishing one another chodesh tov, a good month.
In Biblical days, both the ram’s horn, Psalm 81:3, and the silver trumpets were sounded to announce the moadim, including the new moon. Numbers 10:10. “Also in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, and in the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.”
When the Israelites came before God, their offerings and sacrifices were expressions of commitment and repentance. They were a memorial, they ‘reminded’ the LORD of His covenant promises, His Divine word.
When we come before the LORD with repentant and committed hearts, we ask God to remember us as we claim His promises to hear our prayers.
ICEJ Australia National Director