February 28: God’s unique relationship with Israel

The Watchman

Being a watchman requires prayer and will probably require warning Israel in more personal ways. It’s not easy to confront anyone, especially those whom we love the most.  But it is BECAUSE of our love and because of God’s love that we must warn and plead with people to turn to Yeshua.  Only through faith in Yeshua will they be saved.

            Ezekiel 33:10-11

 “Therefore you, O son of man, say to the house of Israel: ‘Thus you say, “If our transgressions and our sins lie upon us, and we pine away in them, how can we then live?”’  Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’”



Father Pierre-Marie Benoit

Out of a profound commitment to humanitarian values, Father Benoit pledged himself to protecting Jewish refugees. Utilizing his ties with passeurs (border guides), the French underground, and other religious organizations-Protestant, Greek Orthodox, and Jewish-Father Benoit procured false papers and hiding places and smuggled some refugees into Spain or Switzerland. His reputation as a man who spared no effort to save Jews spread far and wide. The waiting room in his monastery teemed with people at all times, and the printing press in the monastery’s basement printed thousands of false baptismal certificates for distribution to Jews. When the Gestapo discovered Father Benoit’s activities, he was forced to move to Rome. When Rome was liberated in June 1944, the Jewish community held an official synagogue ceremony in honor of Father Benoit and showered him with praise.



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