The Keys to

God’s
Blessing
“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever
curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:3

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For example. • then Moses and Aaron. . . n The joy of pleasing God and unleashing His favor in our lives. we do believe in God’s blessings. n Various ways that we can receive God’s blessings. Shalom! The Keys to God’s Blessing 3 . or maybe a nicer car. and experienced. we may often focus on material things: a surprise check in the mail. and whoever curses you I will curse. In addition to these blessings. when we do consider how God interacted with His people throughout the Bible. Without question. God’s blessings are vast. • or Abraham. in the miracle of a child. when it meant the provision of a companion in Eve. n The many forms which God’s blessings take shape.” This is a promise that we at The Fellowship have seen fulfilled firsthand—story after story from our supporters over the years have proven it true. when he was seen as righteous and worthy of saving in a fallen world filled with sin. a bigger house. And of course. at times even surprising. as spoken to Abraham by God in a covenant about the creation of a great nation. • and Joseph.Before you begin . the nation of Israel: “I will bless those who bless you. peace that passes all understanding. it would be impossible for us not to! That’s why we trust you will be blessed as you too bless Israel and the Jewish people. May this blessing bring us all a bit closer to the heart of our God who loves us all and longs to lavish us with His love and blessings. n W e all want to fully experience God’s blessings—to feel the favor of the One who created the universe. and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you. Such as: • with Adam. we may 2 miss out on so much more of what He wants to give us. with a new home in the Holy Land after years of suffering. in the form of a special covenant promising his being the father of a vast and great nation. our lives are changed. God may sometimes choose to bless us in these ways. God’s blessings may also come to us in healing. and nearly always undeserved. • to Abraham and Sarah. learn more about His nature. and relate to His people. there are ways we can come into His many blessings. Welcome! We have prepared this insightful Bible study to help you tap into God’s merciful blessings. One of the foundational promises of blessing is found in Genesis 12:3. And yet. community among believers. mercy. we see His blessings come alive in many different ways. when we think of God’s blessing. you will also see: Why God wants us to bless His chosen people. seen. and • for the children of Israel. Yet if we stop there. And with all we’ve read. even blessed. and everlasting salvation. forgiveness. seeing the plans his brothers had for evil transformed into good. through the privilege of delivering God’s people from slavery. Countless verses throughout the Bible offer commands that come with promises of blessing. • for Noah. Yet. When we take the time to read these commands and apply them.

and everlasting salvation. One of the foundational promises of blessing is found in Genesis 12:3. And with all we’ve read. when we think of God’s blessing. and • for the children of Israel. seeing the plans his brothers had for evil transformed into good. • or Abraham. Countless verses throughout the Bible offer commands that come with promises of blessing. • and Joseph. a bigger house. or maybe a nicer car. n W e all want to fully experience God’s blessings—to feel the favor of the One who created the universe. when we do consider how God interacted with His people throughout the Bible.” This is a promise that we at The Fellowship have seen fulfilled firsthand—story after story from our supporters over the years have proven it true. Such as: • with Adam. forgiveness. with a new home in the Holy Land after years of suffering. and nearly always undeserved. Yet if we stop there. mercy. And of course. n The many forms which God’s blessings take shape. . God’s blessings are vast. and whoever curses you I will curse. seen. Shalom! The Keys to God’s Blessing 3 . even blessed. when he was seen as righteous and worthy of saving in a fallen world filled with sin. And yet. there are ways we can come into His many blessings. • then Moses and Aaron. peace that passes all understanding. we may often focus on material things: a surprise check in the mail. and experienced. Without question. . you will also see: Why God wants us to bless His chosen people. it would be impossible for us not to! That’s why we trust you will be blessed as you too bless Israel and the Jewish people. we may 2 miss out on so much more of what He wants to give us. and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you. at times even surprising. Yet. and relate to His people. n The joy of pleasing God and unleashing His favor in our lives. the nation of Israel: “I will bless those who bless you. May this blessing bring us all a bit closer to the heart of our God who loves us all and longs to lavish us with His love and blessings. When we take the time to read these commands and apply them. In addition to these blessings. as spoken to Abraham by God in a covenant about the creation of a great nation. in the form of a special covenant promising his being the father of a vast and great nation. Welcome! We have prepared this insightful Bible study to help you tap into God’s merciful blessings. we do believe in God’s blessings. we see His blessings come alive in many different ways. in the miracle of a child.Before you begin . when it meant the provision of a companion in Eve. n Various ways that we can receive God’s blessings. our lives are changed. community among believers. God’s blessings may also come to us in healing. learn more about His nature. through the privilege of delivering God’s people from slavery. For example. God may sometimes choose to bless us in these ways. • to Abraham and Sarah. • for Noah.

Why does the psalmist love God’s law? And how are we to follow suit in order to please God and receive His blessing? Read Genesis 12:1–3. The rest of Psalm 119 speaks repeatedly of the psalmist’s love of the law. thousands of years after they were spoken? plans for greatness stark examples of 2. The words “bless” and “blessing” are used numerous times throughout these verses. and 14)? List the many ways God says He will bless His people. Read verses 4–5 to see how Abraham responds to God’s words. Pause to thank Him for His favor in your life. What do these words say to you.1. What commands are given in Deuteronomy 30:16? How are these actions inter-related? What is the result if we obey these commands? 5. 13. How are others impacted when they see this blessing? (See verse 10) __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 6. Are there areas of your life right now in which you’re disobeying God’s law? What changes can you make in order to please Him and unleash His blessings? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Rejoice in God’s Goodness! 4 __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 5 . why are people blessed? What is necessary to receive these blessings? 3. God to Abraham come Loving and Obeying His Law Day Two Day One Blessing His People 4. What reasons are given in Deuteronomy 28:1–14 for God’s blessings on His people (see especially verses 1. Given the context of this study. Think of a time when you obeyed God’s commands and were blessed. What example does he set about how to respond whenever we hear from God? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 5. Love is not the first emotion usually associated with laws and rules. 9. at the Tower of Babel __________________________________________________________________________ (Genesis 11)—two __________________________________________________________________________ man’s sinfulness. __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ God’s response to __________________________________________________________________________ 3. what is the significance of God’s promises to Abraham in Genesis 12:1–3? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 2. Who is receiving each blessing—and to what end? (Genesis 6–9) and confounding man’s __________________________________________________________________________ 4. How does Romans 15:26–27 reinforce the command to care for God’s chosen people? What reason does this passage give for blessing the Jews? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 7. According to Psalm 119:1–8. What steps are involved in keeping God’s laws (see verses 7–8)? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ through the flood __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ These words from renewing creation __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ on the heels of God 1.

Think of a time when you obeyed God’s commands and were blessed. Are there areas of your life right now in which you’re disobeying God’s law? What changes can you make in order to please Him and unleash His blessings? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Rejoice in God’s Goodness! 4 __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 5 . 9.1. What do these words say to you. thousands of years after they were spoken? plans for greatness stark examples of 2. Read verses 4–5 to see how Abraham responds to God’s words. According to Psalm 119:1–8. How are others impacted when they see this blessing? (See verse 10) __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 6. Given the context of this study. Why does the psalmist love God’s law? And how are we to follow suit in order to please God and receive His blessing? Read Genesis 12:1–3. What reasons are given in Deuteronomy 28:1–14 for God’s blessings on His people (see especially verses 1. What commands are given in Deuteronomy 30:16? How are these actions inter-related? What is the result if we obey these commands? 5. why are people blessed? What is necessary to receive these blessings? 3. What steps are involved in keeping God’s laws (see verses 7–8)? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ through the flood __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ These words from renewing creation __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ on the heels of God 1. What example does he set about how to respond whenever we hear from God? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 5. The words “bless” and “blessing” are used numerous times throughout these verses. God to Abraham come Loving and Obeying His Law Day Two Day One Blessing His People 4. what is the significance of God’s promises to Abraham in Genesis 12:1–3? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 2. __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ God’s response to __________________________________________________________________________ 3. Pause to thank Him for His favor in your life. The rest of Psalm 119 speaks repeatedly of the psalmist’s love of the law. Love is not the first emotion usually associated with laws and rules. Who is receiving each blessing—and to what end? (Genesis 6–9) and confounding man’s __________________________________________________________________________ 4. 13. How does Romans 15:26–27 reinforce the command to care for God’s chosen people? What reason does this passage give for blessing the Jews? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 7. at the Tower of Babel __________________________________________________________________________ (Genesis 11)—two __________________________________________________________________________ man’s sinfulness. and 14)? List the many ways God says He will bless His people.

28). How do Proverbs 10:6 and Psalm 5:12 reinforce the connection between righteous living and God’s blessings? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 3. List the various ways God blesses those who obey these commands.7) __________________________________________________________________________ Abraham (vv. How do the following verses say those who care for the poor will be blessed? Verse Blessing __________________________________________________________________________ Proverbs 19:17 __________________________________________________________________________ Proverbs 28:27 __________________________________________________________________________ Jeremiah 22:16 __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Moses (v. List what each person did and how each was blessed for his or her actions. What is mentioned as the common bond among all these people? What have you done or what can you do to be counted among these righteous? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 6 Great Is your Heavenly Reward 7 .17–19) __________________________________________________________________________ Joseph (v.” What does that say about the spiritual nature of these actions? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 2.23) 4.5–6) __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Noah (v. why are people blessed? What commands are associated with God’s blessing? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 2.22) __________________________________________________________________________ Moses’ parents (v. According to Isaiah 56:1–2.31) __________________________________________________________________________ 5.4) __________________________________________________________________________ Enoch (v. How does Matthew 25:31–46 underscore this call to care for the poor? What blessings are associated with obedience to this call? What do we learn about God’s heart for the poor in this passage? 4. Hebrews 11 mentions many of God’s servants from the Old Testament along with their righteous deeds. Name Action Blessing __________________________________________________________________________ Abel (v.1. __________________________________________________________________________ Day Four Day Three Living a Righteous Life Caring for the Poor 1.8–9) __________________________________________________________________________ Abraham and Sarah (v. The woman described in Proverbs 31:10–31 is called blessed by her children and husband (v. List her many righteous attributes as well as the many ways in which she is blessed.11–12) __________________________________________________________________________ Abraham and Isaac (v.29–30) __________________________________________________________________________ Rehab (v. What actions toward the needy are called for in Isaiah 58:6–12? Verse 6 refers to these actions as “fasting.24–28) __________________________________________________________________________ Israelites (v. Which of these is most meaningful to you? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 3.

8–9) __________________________________________________________________________ Abraham and Sarah (v. How do Proverbs 10:6 and Psalm 5:12 reinforce the connection between righteous living and God’s blessings? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 3.31) __________________________________________________________________________ 5.23) 4. List what each person did and how each was blessed for his or her actions.” What does that say about the spiritual nature of these actions? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 2. According to Isaiah 56:1–2. List her many righteous attributes as well as the many ways in which she is blessed.29–30) __________________________________________________________________________ Rehab (v. Which of these is most meaningful to you? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 3. __________________________________________________________________________ Day Four Day Three Living a Righteous Life Caring for the Poor 1. List the various ways God blesses those who obey these commands. Hebrews 11 mentions many of God’s servants from the Old Testament along with their righteous deeds.24–28) __________________________________________________________________________ Israelites (v. What actions toward the needy are called for in Isaiah 58:6–12? Verse 6 refers to these actions as “fasting.7) __________________________________________________________________________ Abraham (vv.22) __________________________________________________________________________ Moses’ parents (v. The woman described in Proverbs 31:10–31 is called blessed by her children and husband (v.17–19) __________________________________________________________________________ Joseph (v. What is mentioned as the common bond among all these people? What have you done or what can you do to be counted among these righteous? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 6 Great Is your Heavenly Reward 7 .4) __________________________________________________________________________ Enoch (v. How does Matthew 25:31–46 underscore this call to care for the poor? What blessings are associated with obedience to this call? What do we learn about God’s heart for the poor in this passage? 4.5–6) __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Noah (v. Name Action Blessing __________________________________________________________________________ Abel (v.11–12) __________________________________________________________________________ Abraham and Isaac (v. How do the following verses say those who care for the poor will be blessed? Verse Blessing __________________________________________________________________________ Proverbs 19:17 __________________________________________________________________________ Proverbs 28:27 __________________________________________________________________________ Jeremiah 22:16 __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Moses (v. 28). why are people blessed? What commands are associated with God’s blessing? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 2.1.

8 __________________________________________________________________________ v.4 __________________________________________________________________________ v. What does Matthew 23:23 teach us about the spirit in which we should present God with our offerings? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 6. One of Jesus’ most famous teachings.10 __________________________________________________________________________ v. What does Ezekiel 44:30 instruct God’s people to give to Him? What is the result? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 3.9 __________________________________________________________________________ v. Who is blessed? How are they blessed? __________________________________________________________________________ v.1.7 __________________________________________________________________________ v. What does Malachi 3:10 say God’s response is to our tithes? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 4. take time to praise God for His blessing and favor upon you. As you ponder your list. God’s leaders bless His people (Numbers 6:24–26). How does this passage reveal the upside-down nature of God’s kingdom? How was this teaching radical in that day—and in today’s world? What commonly held values was Jesus challenging? What was he emphasizing instead? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 5.5 __________________________________________________________________________ v.3 __________________________________________________________________________ v. the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1–12). who else is blessed when we give? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Day Six Day Five Giving and Tithing A Christian Reflection 1. Hebrews 13:20–21). name them one by one. Parents bless children (Genesis 27:28–29). According to 2 Chronicles 31:5–10 and Deuteronomy 14:22–29. 9 . Following the examples in these passages. How much does God ask His people to give back to Him in Deuteronomy 16:9–12? What acts of God mentioned in this passage help prompt His people to give? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 2. In what ways might you improve your attitudes or actions in the area of giving? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ May the Lord Be Gracious to You! 8 Something to Think About! A classic Christian hymn encourages us to “count your blessings. consider how you can blessings those you love on a regular basis.6 __________________________________________________________________________ v. includes a lot on the subject of blessing. Blessing others is a common practice throughout the Bible. Make a list of who is blessed and how each person is blessed. and the apostles blessed fellow Christians (1 Thessalonians 5:23–24.11–12 __________________________________________________________________________ 2.” Make a list of ways God has blessed you throughout your life.

includes a lot on the subject of blessing. Following the examples in these passages. Hebrews 13:20–21). How does this passage reveal the upside-down nature of God’s kingdom? How was this teaching radical in that day—and in today’s world? What commonly held values was Jesus challenging? What was he emphasizing instead? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 5.7 __________________________________________________________________________ v. Blessing others is a common practice throughout the Bible. name them one by one. and the apostles blessed fellow Christians (1 Thessalonians 5:23–24.9 __________________________________________________________________________ v. How much does God ask His people to give back to Him in Deuteronomy 16:9–12? What acts of God mentioned in this passage help prompt His people to give? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 2. the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1–12).10 __________________________________________________________________________ v.5 __________________________________________________________________________ v. In what ways might you improve your attitudes or actions in the area of giving? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ May the Lord Be Gracious to You! 8 Something to Think About! A classic Christian hymn encourages us to “count your blessings. who else is blessed when we give? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Day Six Day Five Giving and Tithing A Christian Reflection 1. Parents bless children (Genesis 27:28–29). What does Ezekiel 44:30 instruct God’s people to give to Him? What is the result? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 3. Who is blessed? How are they blessed? __________________________________________________________________________ v. Make a list of who is blessed and how each person is blessed. One of Jesus’ most famous teachings. 9 .4 __________________________________________________________________________ v. According to 2 Chronicles 31:5–10 and Deuteronomy 14:22–29. What does Matthew 23:23 teach us about the spirit in which we should present God with our offerings? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 6. What does Malachi 3:10 say God’s response is to our tithes? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 4.11–12 __________________________________________________________________________ 2. consider how you can blessings those you love on a regular basis.3 __________________________________________________________________________ v.8 __________________________________________________________________________ v.1. As you ponder your list.” Make a list of ways God has blessed you throughout your life. take time to praise God for His blessing and favor upon you. God’s leaders bless His people (Numbers 6:24–26).6 __________________________________________________________________________ v.

10 In this case. she called her friend Becky and asked her to pray about partnering with her on this special donation. and many other spiritual and emotional healings took place throughout our immediate and extended family. wrote the check. one day Tedd and Jacki received a letter from The Fellowship inviting them to sponsor the $4.” Jay and Jo Anne tell this story with great joy about how God blessed them richly. We immediately looked at each other. It brings such joy!” to give to the Jewish people!” This was just the beginning of the “bless fest” that God orchestrated between needy. just happened to have $4. God used both trips. Becky became so inspired. and sent it off. “When I truly stop to think about it. I encourage all who love God to seek Him. “I just wanted to share how humbled I feel that God chose to speak to me and work through me. “A floodgate of blessings opened for our family in a very short period of time.Experiencing the Blessing . “To anyone who has not given. hurting Jews and Jay and Jo Anne. to bringing Jews back to Israel. “We often wonder how many Jews we could help if we would just reprioritize our finances. after giving to the bomb shelter project. Tedd’s sales increased. He asserts. Here are a few of their stories to inspire and encourage you as you consider how God might have you bless others. laughed. Shalom! 11 . our granddaughter who had severe food allergies was healed. Being a few dollars short of the amount. Becky willingly added the additional amount of $50. Tedd and Jacki say. “Our adult children received pay raises. has had the privilege of visiting Israel twice.200 refurbishing of a bomb shelter in northern Israel.200. People-Centered Life As avid students of the Bible who feel strongly that Christians need to support the Jewish people. The most amazing part was that the amount was equal to the figure Jo Anne already had in mind to donate to The Fellowship.” As evidence of this. who is 80. listen.” recalls Priscilla. then obey. to orphanages. She quickly remembered a letter from The Fellowship about helping a needy Jew return to Israel for only $350. F or nearly thirty years. the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has had the privilege of seeing how God blesses our ministry partners as they have blessed His people.” Tedd and Jacki love to tell how the floodgates of heaven opened wide when they gave to God’s special people. “We try to keep emergency funds in savings. Jay affirmed her enthusiasm with. to ignite her love for Israel and her people. . ‘Just try it. This couple gave to all aspects of The Fellowship’s ministry—from food boxes. she asked her Sunday school class to also help provide for one Jewish person making aliyah (immigrate) to Israel. along with the Scriptures. doubling what he and his company had projected. and providentially. “It became pretty clear that God wanted us Blessings for You Our prayer is that you too will be equally blessed as you bless Israel and her people. they received four checks in one day. The Keys to God’s Blessing Giving and Receiving Jay and Jo Anne are wise stewards of their finances and enjoy giving wisely. I realize it’s one of the most amazing privileges in my life. The opportunity to express this love came as Priscilla received an unexpected check for $300.’’ Joy of Obedience Priscilla. She had set her heart on helping one Jew return home per her family members. and now both women encourage others to be involved in bringing Jews back to Israel in fulfillment of Scripture.’ and then step back and see what God does in your life.” added Jay. . Thank you for this prayerful consideration. Unexpected. I would say.

She had set her heart on helping one Jew return home per her family members. who is 80. “We often wonder how many Jews we could help if we would just reprioritize our finances. “When I truly stop to think about it. Here are a few of their stories to inspire and encourage you as you consider how God might have you bless others. and providentially. laughed.” As evidence of this. . just happened to have $4.” recalls Priscilla. . People-Centered Life As avid students of the Bible who feel strongly that Christians need to support the Jewish people. It brings such joy!” to give to the Jewish people!” This was just the beginning of the “bless fest” that God orchestrated between needy. I would say. “It became pretty clear that God wanted us Blessings for You Our prayer is that you too will be equally blessed as you bless Israel and her people. and sent it off. Shalom! 11 . “To anyone who has not given. she asked her Sunday school class to also help provide for one Jewish person making aliyah (immigrate) to Israel.” Jay and Jo Anne tell this story with great joy about how God blessed them richly. listen. Becky willingly added the additional amount of $50.200. hurting Jews and Jay and Jo Anne. “A floodgate of blessings opened for our family in a very short period of time. Being a few dollars short of the amount. Unexpected. 10 In this case. Thank you for this prayerful consideration. The Keys to God’s Blessing Giving and Receiving Jay and Jo Anne are wise stewards of their finances and enjoy giving wisely. then obey. to bringing Jews back to Israel. wrote the check. Tedd and Jacki say. after giving to the bomb shelter project. they received four checks in one day. This couple gave to all aspects of The Fellowship’s ministry—from food boxes.’’ Joy of Obedience Priscilla. the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has had the privilege of seeing how God blesses our ministry partners as they have blessed His people. “Our adult children received pay raises. I realize it’s one of the most amazing privileges in my life. God used both trips. The most amazing part was that the amount was equal to the figure Jo Anne already had in mind to donate to The Fellowship. one day Tedd and Jacki received a letter from The Fellowship inviting them to sponsor the $4.” Tedd and Jacki love to tell how the floodgates of heaven opened wide when they gave to God’s special people. to orphanages. We immediately looked at each other. He asserts. along with the Scriptures. doubling what he and his company had projected. to ignite her love for Israel and her people. Jay affirmed her enthusiasm with. she called her friend Becky and asked her to pray about partnering with her on this special donation. Tedd’s sales increased. “I just wanted to share how humbled I feel that God chose to speak to me and work through me.Experiencing the Blessing . ‘Just try it. Becky became so inspired. and now both women encourage others to be involved in bringing Jews back to Israel in fulfillment of Scripture. “We try to keep emergency funds in savings. F or nearly thirty years. I encourage all who love God to seek Him. The opportunity to express this love came as Priscilla received an unexpected check for $300. She quickly remembered a letter from The Fellowship about helping a needy Jew return to Israel for only $350. has had the privilege of visiting Israel twice.’ and then step back and see what God does in your life.200 refurbishing of a bomb shelter in northern Israel.” added Jay. and many other spiritual and emotional healings took place throughout our immediate and extended family. our granddaughter who had severe food allergies was healed.

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