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Oasis Church

A powerful time in God's presence.                   

Sunday services: open from 10:15 and service commences at 10:30am, with Tea/Coffee around 12:30 - All very welcome.

  

Wednesday evening 7:30 Worship & Prayer

 All welcome.

 

Graham Jones is bringing a team to Wales next week.

They will be at Oasis Church Saturday 16th at 7.00 pm, all welcome.

Saturday November 23rd Victorian Fair, the church will be open from 11.00 am

Sunday 15th December Carol Concert 6.30 pm


 

 

 

 Recommended listening: 

 go to SERMONS - 'How to Pray - Steve Ball'

 

 Healing the sick Seminar

This seminar is now available as a 4 CD  box set, for more details see: RESOURCES

 

More NEPAL news

To see our last report see: Missions


MORE BIBLES NEEDED

We regularly send money to Nepal for Bibles and for help with otreaches.  This money will be used to purchase Bibles in Tibetan which will be taken to Tibet as well as to purchase Nepali Bibles for the new converts from the recent outreaches.  More are needed so if anyone is able to help to get in touch  07881504670. 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Online

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Missions reports

Read about our latest trips overseas on our 'MISSIONS'

ISRAEL FOCUS

Wednesday
Oct072015

The 'Jehovah' Covenant Names of God by Philip Evans

 

There are two main names in Hebrew used for God in the Old Testament and these are Elohim and YHWH = Jehovah. The name Jehovah is God's covenant name, which is the one He uses when addressing those He is in covenant with. It is the name He gave to Moses in Exodus 3: 14 and it literally it means 'I AM'. Throughout the Old Testament whenever Israel found themselves in great need and turned to the Lord He revealed more of His character to them. He did this using various supplementary parts to His covenant name. For example when they were sick He revealed Himself as Jehovah Rophe which means, 'I am the Lord your doctor'. The list below gives these covenant names as they occur in order in the Old Testament. It is interesting that in the New Testament the name Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew - a derivative of YHWH saves) means 'I am the Lord your salvation' and this incorporates all of the Old Testament covenant names. Also it makes an interesting study to compare these with the 'I am' statements of Jesus in John's gospel.

 

YHWH Jireh (Genesis 22: 14) I AM the Lord your provider

 

YHWH Rophe (Exodus 15:26) I AM the Lord your doctor

 

YHWH Nissi (Exodus 17: 26) I AM the Lord your banner

 

YHWH McKedesh (Exodus 31: 13) I AM the Lord your sanctifier

 

YHWH Shalom (Judges 6: 24) I AM the Lord your peace

 

YHWH Rohi (Psalm 23: 1) I AM the Lord your shepherd

 

YHWH Tzidkenu (Jeremiah 23: 6) I am the Lord your righteousness

 

YHWH Shammah (Ezekiel 48: 35) I am the Lord who is there

Monday
May252015

Israel - God's Time Clock

It is often said that Israel is God's time clock. Basically what this means is that the restoration of the Jewish people to the land and the nation of Israel have a major role to play in God's prophetic calendar. A large percentage of the Bible is prophecy and it is not possible to understand it without uunderstanding God's plan for Israel. As Paul says in Romans 11: 29 'The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.' The context is the nation of Israel and the Jewish people. 

Seventy years after the Babylonian exile the Jewish people were restored to the land in fulfillment of Jeremiah's prophecy. (Daniel 9:2) This had to happen in order for the Messiah to be born in Bethlehem four hundred years later. In a similar way the fulfillment of Isaiah 11:11 the second return from the 'four corners of the earth' has only happened during the past hundred years after 2000 years of exile. This had to happen before the return of the Messiah to Israel when 'they will look upon Him whom they have pierced' Zechariah 12:10

Tuesday
Apr212015

Wesley's Zionist Hymm

A Wesley 'Zionist' Hymn

This hymn was written by Charles Wesley and published in 1762.  John Wesley included it in his 1780 hymn-book, A Collection of Hymns for the use of the People called Methodists, and for that reason is mistakenly referred to as John Wesley’s hymn.  It was also included in the 1875 A Collection of Hymns ..., and in the 1904 Methodist Hymn Book, but excluded from The Methodist Hymn Book (1933).  Charles based the hymn on Isaiah 66:19, a passage that speaks about the re-gathering of Israel to Mount Zion and from there the gospel will go out to all the nations of the world.  The hymn begins: ‘Almighty God of Love,’ and pictures converted Jews proclaiming Jeshua (Jesus) as the Messiah.  (Note: Italics & spelling used below is from Charles’ text).

From Abraham’s favour’d seed
Thy new Apostles chuse,
In isles and continents to spread
The dead reviving news.

Adding the words of Paul in Romans 11:26, ‘And so all Israel will be saved,’ Charles wrote:

We know, it must be done,
For God hath spoke the word,
All  Israel shall their Saviour own,
To their first state restor’d:
Re-built by his command,
Jerusalem shall rise,
Her temple on Moriah stand
Again, and touch the skies.

This hymn, which can be said to represent the views of both John and Charles Wesley, is well worth studying relative to how the Wesleys read scripture in terms of Israel’s future in God’s plans.

Herbert McGonigle


Charles Wesley’s ‘Zionist’ Hymn

In his Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures, published in 1762, Charles Wesley included the following hymn based on Isaiah 66:19, 20 (and Romans 11:26).  John Wesley selected it for his A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists, published in 1780.  Its significance lies in the way Charles Wesley looks forward to a restoration of Israel, and how from His re-gathered people, the gospel will be spread to all the nations. Here is the full text of the hymn:

Almighty God of love

Set up the attracting sign
And summon whom Thou dost approve
For messengers divine.
From Abraham’s favoured seed
Thy new apostles choose
In isles and continents to spread
The dead-reviving news.

Them snatched out of the flame
Through every nation send
The true Messias to proclaim
The universal Friend.
That all the God unknown
May learn of Jews to adore
And see Thy glory in Thy Son
Till time shall be no more.

O that the chosen band
Might now their brethren bring
And gathered out of every land
Present to Sion’s King.
Of all the ancient race
Not one be left behind
But each impelled by secret grace
His way to Canaan find!

We know it must be done
For God hath spoke the word
All Israel shall their Saviour own
To their first state restored.
Rebuilt by His command
Jerusalem shall rise
Her temple on Moriah stand
Again, and touch the skies.

Send then Thy servants forth
To call the Hebrews home
From west and east, and south, and north
Let all the wanderers come.
Where’er in lands unknown
Thy fugitives remain
Bid every creature help them on
Thy holy mount to gain.

An offering to their God
There let them all be seen
Sprinkled with water and with blood
In soul and body clean.
With Israel’s myriads sealed
Let all the nations meet
And show Thy mystery fulfilled
The family complete.

NB The italicised words are from Charles’ original text.

Herbert McGonigle

Another hymn written by Charles Wesley was 'Calling the Hebrews home'

O that the chosen bandmight now their brethren bring
And gathered out of every land
 present to Sion’s King.
Of all the ancient race not one be left behind
But each impelled by secret grace his way to Canaan find!
We know it must be done for God hath spoke the word
All Israel shall their Saviour own to their first state restored.
Rebuilt by His command Jerusalem shall rise
Her temple on Moriah stand again, and touch the skies.
Send then Thy servants forth to call the Hebrews home
From west and east, and south, and north let all the wanderers come.
Where’er in lands unknown Thy fugitives remain
Bid every creature help them on Thy holy mount to gain.

 

Monday
Aug042014

Click on 'Sermons' and then 'Israel and the Church' for a message on 'The Restoration of Israel - the Key to Worldwide Revival.' Also 'The Jewish Roots of Pentecost.'