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Zealous Magazine

Spring 2017

A Holy Assignment From God | By Tabatha Lesmeister.

In 1 Corinthians 3, Paul teaches us about being co-workers with God. He gives us a picture of the worker as a skilled master builder…

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Meet the Lesmeisters | An interview by Dr. Wayne Wilks MJBI President Emeritus

I am so eager for you to get to know Nic and Tabatha Lesmeister more personally.

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Fall 2016

The Grace To Serve | A conversation with Dr. Wayne and Bonnie Wilks.

Recently I chatted with Dr. Wayne and Bonnie Wilks regarding the upcoming 20 year anniversary of MJBI.

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The Next 20 Years

I drive a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck – a Texas Edition Silverado, to be specific, This is an important point for any self-respecting Texan to make to our “foreign” (non-Texan) readership.

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Spring 2016

Ethiopia: Ancient Land, Timeless Faith

I had the privilege of attending special graduation ceremonies last spring in Ethiopia along with Dr. Wayne Wilks, Jr., MJBI President, and Casey Cook, videographer from Gateway Church.
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The Joy of Sabbath: A Biblical Principle in Jewish Life

The Shabbat has undoubtedly come down the corridors of history to be the most important Jewish institution, even exceeding the significance of the synagogue. The Shabbat is the “Bride” or “Queen” of Judaism.

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Triumphant Praise Brings Harvest of Souls in Ukraine

There is a rushing wind of revival and awakening that has begun in the strategic nation of Ukraine. Recently, I traveled with my great friend and ministry partner, Pastor Olen Griffing, to train and mentor emerging leaders and encourage disciples of Yeshua in Odessa, Ukraine.
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How Will You Stand Resolute?

Each year the MJBI fall event is considered a relevant barometer for critical issues within the Messianic community as well as in our nation and around the globe. In 2015 we find our world in what seems to be in a constant state of chaos.
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Jewish Contributions to America

One of the most significant contributions of Jews to America is the Judeo-Christian values that stand as the foundation of American society, whose roots connect to the Ten Commandments and the teaching of the Torah. Read More…

Israel: What You Won’t Hear on the News

Approximately 3.5 million tourists visited the land of Israel in 2014. Of these, 53%—or 1.85 million—were Christian tourists according to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics. Read More…




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Spring 2015

MJBI and the Jews of Argentina

Jorge and Marcela Goldstein, MJBI Argentina Directors, have unique family backgrounds. Both were born into secular Jewish families. Marcela’s father Franco, an Italian Holocaust survivor, was saved from certain death when his mother hid him in a Catholic convent. Read More…

2014 Ministry Overview

A new phenomenon has struck like lightning across the entire Spanish-speaking world as thousands are thundering out bold proclamations of their Jewish heritage. Read More…



Winter 2014

It Was a Happy, Happy, Happy Night!

Our annual fall-fundraising event has become a staple in the lives of faithful donors. This November’s event, “Inexpressible Joy,” was a bit different. Yes, it was a memory-making, fun-filled event designed to connect people with the mission and vision of the MJBI Read More…

Blessings From Zion

Israel is the home of three major religions, and each is fighting for position and power. There are thousands of tourists who walk through her streets daily, and numerous thriving businesses. One of the key spots in the ancient city of Jerusalem is Mt. Zion, located within the Old City walls. Read More…


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Fall 2014

5 Ways to Bless the Jewish People

“I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3) Read More…

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY – A Tale of Two Calls

“HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY” is the way Phil Robertson describes his life. It’s a rare person who gets to do so, but he is living the American dream. Read More…




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Summer 2014

Field Report: The Lemba of Zimbabwe

There are big challenges, but also big opportunities. Read More…

Replacement Theology: The New Supersessionism

Supersessionism became the “mother of all heresies” as it laid the foundation for an extensive range of heretical notions and historical catastrophes for the next the two millennia. Read More…





Spring 2014

It’s About Johnny

This is one of those stories that helped me grow-up, although I was an adult when I heard it. Read More…

MJBI 2013 Ministry Report

The MJBI equips leaders who will establish Messianic Jewish congregations and ministries in Jewish communities worldwide and seeks to equip the Church in its responsibility to take the Good News to the Jew first according to Romans 1:16. Read More…



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Ethiopia: Days of Honor

Simon was a synagogue leader, long resistant to Yeshua or Messianic medical benevolence. One day, though, his daughter got very sick, and he was unable to obtain medical treatment.

An Evening with a President

At last year’s banquet event held at Cowboys Stadium, we highlighted special keynote speaker Glenn Beck. The timing was perfect, falling right after the national elections.




Spring 2013