A Vision for 2022
I love this time of year as we reflect upon God’s goodness and grace. I hope you had a joy-filled Christmas and were able to give more thought to the dozens of Old Testament prophecies fulfilled in the New Testament.
We know the baby born in Bethlehem, in fulfillment of the prophecy in Micah 5:2, would be the promised Davidic King and sit on his throne forever.
But those meant to be His subjects—my Jewish ancestors—did not accept Him. As John wrote, “He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him” (John 1:11).
As a Jewish person, I wish my Jewish ancestors had accepted Him as Messiah.
We will not realize the complete establishment of His glorious kingdom until my people—the Jewish people, His chosen people—declare their loyalty to the One true Messianic King of Israel. Paul wrote of that day, “And so all Israel will be saved” (Romans 11:26).
I believe that day is coming. According to the word of God, the emergence of this glorious and literal Davidic kingdom is unstoppable! As sure as He came once, so He will come again!
First to Die
Jesus fulfilled a hidden and more mysterious element of messianic prophecy in His first coming as His journey to the Davidic throne included suffering and dying for our sins.
I recognize that this rejection by many first-century Jewish leaders was part of God’s plan as it would lead to His death for our sins.
But this is not the end of the story.
He would also rise in triumph by resurrecting from the dead and then, one day, taking His rightful place as King of Kings and Lord of the nations.
We pray that God will use you and our 127-year-old mission today to reach the remnant of Jewish people who will come to faith in the promised Messiah.
We also believe the calling of Chosen People Ministries is to stir the hearts of our Jewish people to prepare them for their end-times turning to Jesus, which will initiate the final series of prophecies related to His return.
The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 11:25–26, “. . . a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; and so all Israel will be saved.”
I take great comfort in knowing that the day will come when the Jewish people will welcome Him, and He will reign forever. This eternal reign is our biblical hope.
Until then, we will work tirelessly to bring the message of the King to the Jewish people. As I think about all the Lord accomplished during 2021, and what He is doing today, my heart is encouraged, but we need your prayers and partnership more today than ever before!
In this video, I share some of our ministry highlights from the past year and look ahead in hope to what this new year will bring:
Advancing toward His Glorious Future
By God’s grace, we have certainly experienced the Lord’s blessings throughout 2021, but I believe 2022 will be a year of more incredible progress in sharing the gospel with the Jewish people.
We plan to continue our advancement strategy focused on three areas: training a new generation of Chosen People Ministries staff; expanding our ministry through social media, videos, and websites; and growing our exciting work in the Holy Land as we continue to add new young staff members.
There is much to do until He comes.
As our work in the Tel Aviv area continues to expand and our outreach to younger and more secular Israelis grows, we are trusting the Lord to provide 200,000, which is our outreach budget for the year. That includes running our center in Ramat Gan and providing some of the funding for younger missionaries in Israel. We will hopefully get a great start toward this goal this month!
May the Lord fill your heart and home with great joy during this new year. Zhava and I and the Chosen People Ministries worldwide staff wish you a happy and hopeful New Year.
Yours in the Messiah,
Dr. Mitch Glaser