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In his letter to Romans, Paul wrote: “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes…” (Rom. 1:16). We all know this verse and we love this verse!
But the verse doesn’t stop there. It goes on to say: “to the Jew first…”
There is spiritual power in prioritizing what God says to put first. He chose Israel to receive His law first. His son came to the Jewish people first. The Creator planned for the Gospel to come out of Jerusalem.
God links the Jewish people with the Church in His Great Commission and to fulfill His Word. The Good News needs to reach both Israel and the nations. It will go “…to the Jew first and also to the Gentile.”
By giving “to the Jew first”, we honor God’s design. We bless the people He chose, and we seek the fulfilment of His promises.
“To the Jew first” is not just a principle from the words of Scripture. It is the heart of God radiating forth in our generation.
“I really believe that one of the greatest blessings Gateway Church has ever experienced is because we take the gospel to the Jew first and we bless Israel. We took a tithe of the tithe.“
“In other words, 1% of our budget [goes] to ministries reaching the Jews with the Gospel. We give that money to ministries who are blessing Israel.”
“I’m very excited to be a part of Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries,” said Pastor Robert Morris. “I want you to pray about being a part of it. I want you to pray about getting 1% of your budget to bless it!”
Many people know Hudson Taylor for the profound and lasting impact he had on the spread of the gospel in China. But not many know that on January 1st each year, Taylor wrote a check to a group dedicated to blessing the Jews of Europe. On that check he always wrote four simple words: “…to the Jew first and also to the Gentile.” (Romans 1:16)
Hudson Taylor understood that there is spiritual power in prioritizing what God says to put first. He believed what the apostle Paul had grasped thousands of years before: that the Word of God links the awakening of the Jews to the success in the church’s vision to spread the Good News of the Messiah to the whole world.