“Fully 80% of Israeli Jews believe that God exists – the highest figure found by the Guttman-Avi Chai survey since this review of Israeli-Jewish beliefs began two decades ago. The study also found that 70% of respondents believe the Jews are the Chosen People, 65% believe the Torah and mitzvot (religious commandments) are God-given, and 56% believe in life after death. But that doesn’t mean Jews in general are becoming more religious, at least not in an Orthodox Jewish way. Only 37% of Israeli Jews had a problem with fellow Jews not following the biblical commandments, and nearly 70% said they want more entertainment venues to be open on the Shabbat. The numbers, however, coincide with other recent findings that Israelis are increasingly hungry for a deeper spiritual life.” (Haaretz and Israel Today newspapers, and taken from Jerusalem-on-Line)
There is a spiritual emptiness throughout all cultures, being that the Spirit of God is resisted by the peoples and nations of the world. This vacuum is being filled ( or else left emptied) by other spirits and self-justification, with the consequences of more wars and rumors of wars, lawlessness abounding, and the love of many growing cold . There is ‘religious’ revival professing God, but denying the power of godliness.
We pray that our light, as believers in God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ/Messiah Yeshua, would so shine that those truly hungering and thirsting for righteousness, peace, truth, love will repent of their unbelief in Yeshua, and find the substance of what is good. This is YHVH God’s covenant with the house of Israel and the House of Jacob: He will forgive them of their iniquity, and remember their sin no more. (Jer 33:34b Eng; Heb 8:10-12)