Prayer breakfast to mark Israel’s 70th

Friday August 17, 2018 Written by Published in Local
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) Fiji branch national director Pastor Mikaele Mudreilagi will be the guest speaker at an open prayer breakfast at the Avarua Gateway AO G Church in Takuvaine tomorrow. 18081609 International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) Fiji branch national director Pastor Mikaele Mudreilagi will be the guest speaker at an open prayer breakfast at the Avarua Gateway AO G Church in Takuvaine tomorrow. 18081609

An open prayer breakfast will be held tomorrow at the Avarua Gateway AOG Church in Takuvaine to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary with the 2018 pilgrimage team.

 

The prayer breakfast, to be held from 7am to 9am, will feature International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) Fiji branch national director Pastor Mikaele Mudreilagi as guest speaker.

Mudreilagi said he would speak on the issue of why the ICEJ organisation supports Israel as a nation.

“It is not a political propaganda type of support, but a celebration of the nation of Israel because we are indebted to Israel.

“From Israel came the news of the gospel that took away our old practices of tribal warfare, cannibalism in Fiji (and other places in the Pacific), and then began the process of civilisation,” he said.

Mudreilagi said the importance of rightly relating to Israel was crucial to the development of a Christian in terms of world views.

“In terms of competing world views, we can be sort of influenced to hate Israel or not understand Israel or see Israel in a different way. But for us in the International Christian Embassy, we always encourage Christians to be investigative in a way and just go to the scriptures and see where our alignment is (with Israel).

“The alignment is to our messiah Jesus. Jesus mentioned to the disciples that the message would come from Jerusalem to Judah, to Samaria, to the end of the earth. For us from Fiji where we believe the new day begins at the end of the earth, we take that seriously.”

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem Fiji branch has 150 active members and the numbers in its Cook Islands branch are growing steadily from 27 last year, to 37 this year.

Mudreilagi said of the organisation’s aims while growing its membership was to impart the message of biblical alignment, where the message of the gospel is the message of love.

“Even with the conflict in Israel, we are taught to see how we can be the bridges of peace among the Palestinians and the Israelis. We also see how we can reach out to Palestinians with the message of love of Jesus, (and) at the same time with the Jews as well, so that the concept of conflict is resolved with the love of Jesus.”

Mudreilagi said as Pacific Islanders, members of the Fiji branch of the ICEJ were indebted to the message of the gospel.

“It is no hidden secret that Christianity did come in and sort of plough the ground on which colonialism etc, then began. Government had its own agenda and Christianity had its (agenda) for the salvation of people and the light of the message.”

A celebration walk is also planned for tomorrow to show support for Israel’s 70th anniversary. It will be through Avarua, in one lane for a short time and commence straight after the breakfast from the Avarua Gateway down to Avatiu harbour, turning around and ending at the Punanga Nui Market.

T-shirts for the walk can be purchased at the breakfast for $25 each. The prayer breakfast is open to the public by donation to support the 40 strong Cook Islands team visiting Israel next month.

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