Do NOT Give Your Money To International Fellowship of Christians and Jews – IFCJ

Since I wrote the original article, warning the body of Christ to NOT give donations to IFCJ led by Rabbi Eckstein; he passed away and now his daughter (Yael Eckstein)  is running the ministry.

As I clearly stated in the original article, Rabbi Eckstein (and family) are not Messianic Jews. The Rabbi was vehemently against Jews such as myself.  After writing the article in 2015, many of the brethren wrote to me that they were very disappointed that they had been under the impression that IFJC was a Messianic outfit.

The Rabbi’s annual income was well over $1 Million a year – much more than other leaders of ministries for the Jewish people. Also, the other ministries are Messianic, so the people of Israel are getting the Gospel and food supplies from the Messianic ministries.

We should pray for Yael to be saved, but as of right now, she follows in her father’s footsteps and loathes Jews who believe in Yeshua. She is also taking the exorbitant salary as did her father.

I have decided to republish the original article from 2015. Please remember that Rabbi Eckstein passed away in February of 2019; and the organization is now being run by his daughter, Yael.

Original Article

We have all seen the commercials from Rabbi Eckstein of IFCJ (International Fellowship of Christians and Jews), asking for your money to support his cause. He shows Jews in Israel – so hungry, that they are fighting each other to get the boxes of food. He says “Jews are so poor; they cannot even afford to buy matzo for Passover.”

Well, I have a few things to say about the good Rabbi – did I say good? Maybe you won’t think so after reading about this man and his organization.

Years ago, I began getting emails and mail from IFCJ. At first I thought that this was wonderful. But I wanted to vet this man to make sure he was on the up and up.

I knew many believers who gave religiously (pun intended) to Rabbi Eckstein. They seemed to think this man could do no wrong, and wanted to be a partner in supporting the Jewish people.

I started reading about him. He was not a believer in Yeshua. As a matter of fact, he is an Orthodox Rabbi. I actually wrote to him several times, and told him of my belief in Yeshua. I told him that he could not be saved without the forgiveness and belief in Yeshua. I never received a reply.

A few years ago, I saw Rabbi Eckstein on a Christian TV station. He was singing Jewish songs, and talking about Judaism. It seemed to me that his purpose in doing this was perhaps to get his followers to become Jews. Now, with the Hebrew Roots cult abounding everywhere, I wonder how many of these folks were influenced by the Rabbi.

Before Moishe Rosen of Jews for Jesus went home to be with Yeshua, he wrote in “Moishe’s Musings” an article in which he spoke of Rabbi Eckstein. Here is an excerpt from his article:

From Moishe’s Musings of Jews for Jesus

“There is another kind of “lifestyle evangelism” that I can’t endorse. It’s the kind where people congratulate one another that actions speak louder than words, and that if others know they are a Christian, they need not say anything about Jesus so long as they live exemplary lives.

Isn’t it interesting that Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, an Orthodox Jew, promoted this kind of evangelism in his article “Witnessing vs. Proselytizing,” which was posted online at the Christianity Today website. Eckstein concludes, “If Christians want to share their faith with Jews, they should start by being good friends and neighbors, and wherever possible, ‘good Samaritans.’ Evangelicals call this style of witnessing ‘lifestyle evangelism,’ and it seems to me a self-evidently superior form of outreach.” [Before you take that ringing endorsement of how to witness to Jewish people, you need to know that] Eckstein is a man of great sensitivity and tact, but he is not a believer and his goal is not to see other Jews become believers. Helping people win Jews to Christ would make Eckstein anathema in the Jewish community. Yet some Christians regard him as an expert on how to successfully share their faith. Ecktstein claims to uphold the Christian mandate to witness, but eventually he discloses his opinion that it is arrogant for Christians to think that Jewish people need Jesus.

I think that Christians should be concerned that Rabbi Eckstein has gained quite a platform among evangelical Christians. As reasonable and affirming of the Christian religion as Eckstein might seem, his commitment as an Orthodox rabbi is still at odds with those of us committed to seeing all people, including Jewish people, find salvation in Jesus.

I’m afraid that some Christians have been so flattered by Eckstein’s approach that the utter lack of logic in using him as an authority on Jewish evangelism escapes them. In a way, I am glad that Eckstein speaks so highly of “lifestyle evangelism” because it affords thinking Christians the opportunity to reflect on how to fulfill the Great Commission. The kind of lifestyle evangelism Eckstein praises centers on how nice people can be, whereas the Bible centers on why the cross is so necessary. And then there is the matter of his income. Oy vey – WHAT an income!

I found this information on many credible sites, but this from Charisma Magazine, articulated the facts so well:

As the head of a nonprofit that is almost entirely supported by donations, what makes Yechiel Eckstein’s compensation noteworthy is its proportion to his organization’s overall income compared to other ministries. While the salary and benefit package of the head of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (ICFJ) is at least five times higher than any other leader of an Israel-related ministry, clocking in at $1.2 million, Eckstein’s compensation is more than double what the president of World Vision—a ministry with a budget 10 times larger—earns.

World Vision’s Richard Stearns earned $456,718 in salary and benefits in 2011, according to the organization’s tax return. But World Vision has a $1 billion annual budget, whereas last year IFCJ’s budget was $113 million.

Meanwhile, Billy Graham, founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), earned $228,448 in total compensation in 2011, and his son, Franklin Graham, president of BGEA, earned $115,307. The organization is similar in size to the IFCJ with $92 million in revenues in 2011.

Linda Lampkin, resource director for the Economic Research Institute office in Washington, D.C., calculated the average direct compensation for executive directors at similar-sized religious organizations and found Eckstein’s pay is well above the average, which is $276,807. The computer-generated comparison showed executive directors at organizations with similar-sized budgets—$100-$110 million—earned anywhere from $163,675 to $389,938 annually.

“It is fair to say an executive director at a religious organization who makes nearly $500,000 annually in direct compensation and also has significant other compensation is paid well outside the mean ranges of executive directors at similar organizations with an approximate $100 million to $110 million in revenues,” Lampkin told Charisma.

How much are those in charge of these Israel-related ministries actually making?

It’s often implied that any leader of a nonprofit ministry or organization who earns more than Mother Teresa is somehow gouging the public. Obviously, that isn’t true. Running a large organization—whether a college, a hospital or a church—is complicated and requires hard work. By not paying market-rate salaries, the talent needed to run such organizations tends to go to where he or she can be compensated commensurate with his or her ability. Even Jesus said a “laborer is worthy of his wages” (Luke 10:7).

Some organizations don’t like to reveal what their leaders make, however, because they fear donations would decrease if people knew. In the world of Christian ministries, that’s especially true—as proven by such examples as the short-lived “scandal” surrounding Franklin Graham’s compensation package as the head of both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

At the same time, in American culture there is a feeling that some financial matters should be out in the open. For example, it’s required by law that the public knows the salaries of elected officials. And those who run a publicly owned company must publicize the salaries of top management so investors can make investing decisions based on whether they feel those leaders are looking out for the investor or themselves.

Even the Bible says people do things differently in the light than in darkness. So in that spirit, Charisma inquired about the salaries of some of the ministries’ leaders.

We found ministry leaders’ pay ranged from zero to that of Eckstein. By comparison, leaders from three of the other largest Israel-related ministries earned substantially less: Jonathan Bernis earned $224,233 in total compensation (salary and benefits), Jews for Jesus Executive Director David Brickner earned $200,000 and Chosen People Ministries President Mitch Glaser earned $174,767. (The salary and benefit package of Christians United for Israel Executive Director David Brog could not be obtained.)

Among the other ministries, no salary was above $90,500. And with Eckstein’s removed from the equation, the average salary of those leaders willing to disclose their compensation—and including those who take no salary—was $85,856.

How We Came Up With This Report

Given the magnitude and importance of the mission of Israel-related ministries—and in an effort to help promote financial transparency, integrity in fundraising efforts and the proper use of donations—Charisma requested financial information from 17 Israel-related ministries.

To begin its seven-month investigation into the financial stewardship of these ministries, Charisma requested financial information from each organization, along with an interview with its president or lead representative. We also obtained the 990 tax returns that some of the ministries voluntarily filed with GuideStar, which tracks the finances of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. Under federal law, ministries are not required to publicly disclose tax returns, but some do so voluntarily to be financially transparent.

In its examination of ministry finances, Charisma also consulted with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), which accredits various ministries, and Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit organization that evaluates American charities. Of the 17 ministries, the following seven are accredited by ECFA: Chosen People Ministries, Jews for Jesus, Christian Friends of Israel, Bridges for Peace, Maoz Israel, Jewish Voice Ministries International and the Messianic Jewish Israel Fund.

Having worked with many of the ministries in the past and seen their fruit up close through the years, Charisma’s intent was not to dig up any figurative buried skeletons, but instead to inform our readers as to the unique vision, purpose and scope of ministry for each organization. We believe financial stewardship goes hand in hand with this and, as a result, celebrate those Israel-related ministries that are taking every precaution to be faithful with what God has given them. 

Over $1 million a year?? That is absolutely sinful and wrong on so many levels. There is a word for a person like this in Yiddish – Goniff. It means a thief. I’m sorry to have to use this term, but what else can I call him?

If you give to International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, you may want to find another organization to which to donate your money. The Charisma magazine mentions some very good ones.

Do your homework! We have the Internet, and you can vet a person or organization very easily.

Personally, hubby and I give to Chosen People Ministries. It’s a wonderful, transparent organization.

Please continue giving to the Jewish people. Some very good ministries help Jews in Europe to make Aliyah.

Thank you for caring!  

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!

 

 

Hanoi Jane and Comrade Kamala Get Together With Other “UNWELL” Women to have a Marxist Scream IN

I want the reader to picture Comrade Kamala Harris as VP to Biden in case he (God forbid) wins in November; after you read what is planned with Kamala and Hanoi Jane Fonda and other crazies.

Do you feel like we are in the Twilight Zone?

From canadafreepress.com

The hypocrisy of Harris on respect for fallen soldiers and war vets is jaw-dropping

Kamala Harris to join ‘Hanoi Jane’ Fonda in ‘Yell Room’ Campaign Event

Hanoi Jane Fonda will, in effect, ride her anti-aircraft gun photo straight through the Democrat presidential campaign tomorrow.

“Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to join Fonda at a Saturday virtual event held by progressive advocacy group Supermajority. The event—titled “Supercharge: Women All In”—will “bring together thousands of women to laugh, sing, dance, and celebrate women’s political power,” according to the group’s website.” (Washington Free Beacon, Sept. 23, 2020)

Included in this anti-vet, anti-American event celebrating “women’s political power” is a “yelling room where participants are encouraged to scream out their emotions,” according to event organizers

Screaming out their emotions is what innumerable leftist women are prone to do, as witnessed in many Tweets and YouTubes since mob rule took over city streets. (See Below)

Imagine the one and the same Biden campaign, which has smeared President Donald Trump with false accusations about his lack of respect for U.S. soldiers, will be out there campaigning this weekend with Jane Fonda—a celebrity best known for fraternizing with enemy troops during the Vietnam War!

“Fonda traveled to North Vietnam in 1972 as part of an anti-war protest that saw her pose for photos with enemy troops on an anti-aircraft gun. The photo sparked outrage among Vietnam veterans, earning her the nickname “Hanoi Jane.” Fonda’s public appearances remain subject to controversy—a group of Ohio veterans called on the actress to donate her $83,000 speaking fee to the families of fallen soldiers ahead of a May appearance at Kent State University. (Washington Free Beacon)

“Harris and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have criticized President Donald Trump on veterans’ issues in recent weeks. During a September “veterans roundtable,” Biden criticized Trump for ignoring “the bounty on the heads of Americans in Afghanistan,” referencing a slew of June reports that claimed Russia bribed the Taliban to kill U.S. servicemen. One day before the roundtable, Marine Corps general Frank McKenzie—who oversees military operations in the region—told NBC News that a review of U.S. intelligence failed to corroborate the alleged bounties.

Fonda’s financial help to Sen. Harris speaks much louder than Harris’ signature Clintonesque giggle:

“Fonda has long supported Harris financially, contributing nearly $6,000 to the Democrat’s Senate campaign since 2016. The actress also gave $1,000 to the Biden Victory Fund in June after donating a combined $10,300 to Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.), Democratic governors Steve Bullock (Mont.) and Jay Inslee (Wash.), and billionaire Tom Steyer during the presidential primary. (Washington Free Beacon)

“Saturday’s event will also be attended by Warren, twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.). Supermajority was launched in 2019 by a group of progressive activists, including former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards and Black Lives Matter cofounder Alicia Garza. The group has raised $2.5 million in 2020, with $2 million coming from liberal billionaire George Soros’s Democracy PAC.

“Supermajority aims to train and mobilize “a community of all ages, races, and backgrounds to fight for gender equality together,” according to its website.

“Fonda in 2017 said she does not regret her trip to Hanoi during the Vietnam War but does regret the infamous photo with North Vietnamese troops. She added that while she is not “proud of America today,” she is “proud of the resistance.”

“I’m proud of the people who are turning out in unprecedented numbers and continue over and over again to protest what Trump is doing. I’m very proud of them, that core,” Fonda said.

In her promotion of the roundtable in a tweet, the hypocrisy of Harris on respect for fallen soldiers and war vets is jaw-dropping:

“American veterans sacrifice so much for our nation and deserve our respect and gratitude, both while on active duty and after.”

Brethren, I am totally at a loss for words.  But one word keeps popping into my mind:

INSANITY!!

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!

 

 

 

The Year the Black Vote Switched: Will 2020 Be 1936 in Reverse?

LET’S HOPE SO!

BLEXIT is an exciting phenomenon, and JEXODUS is not far behind!

Oh, you are not familiar with these terms?

BLEXIT means Blacks leaving the Democratic Party and JEXODUS means Jews are following suit. I’m a Jewish believer and I must say that JEXODUS thrills me!

This article will focus mainly on BLEXIT.

And we can thank people like Candace Owens for her bravery in speaking TRUTH to the black community. She is a firecracker when she speaks. I think that I have seen everything Candace has said publicly!

I feel a kinship with her. When I feel strongly about something – it’s difficult (impossible?) for me to be silent.  

From washingtonexaminer.com

The Year the Black Vote Switched: Will 2020 Be 1936 in Reverse?

In 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt lost the black vote overwhelmingly, receiving just 21% support from black Americans in Chicago (there were no national polling organizations).

Such a loss was understandable, considering that the Democratic Party was the party of slavery and the party instigating segregation in the South. Moreover, the Democrats had made it clear that black Americans were unwelcome in the Democratic Party. In fact, Roosevelt, as undersecretary of the Navy, had actively assisted in President Woodrow Wilson’s resegregation of the military.

Roosevelt had even used the n-word in personal correspondence. Or, as Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. put it generously, Roosevelt “was fairly conventional in his racial attitudes.” Not surprisingly, there had never been any black Americans serving as delegates or alternate delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

Yet just four years later, in 1936, the newly established Gallup Poll revealed that FDR had received 76% of the black vote.

How could such a reversal happen in so short a time span? For nearly 70 years, the Republican Party had enjoyed near-monopoly support from black voters. After all, the first Republican President was Abraham Lincoln, who was responsible for freeing the slaves through the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

But, much like the Democrats today, the Republican Party of that era took the black vote for granted. The Republicans thought, “How could a black American not vote for the candidate of the Party of Abraham Lincoln?” Or, as a Democrat might say it today, “How could an African American not vote for the party whose president signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965?”

The Republicans made an effort to keep the black vote in 1936, seeing that the Democrats were contesting it. But the GOP did not match the effort by the Democrats, which included sending out more than a million copies of a photograph of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt with black Americans in the White House. On Sept. 22, 1936, more than 16,000 black Americans gathered in Madison Square Garden to celebrate Emancipation Day and support Roosevelt. The Republicans should have been worried, but they weren’t.

A similar seminal event took place on Jan. 20, 2019, when a huge “Blexit” rally was held in Los Angeles. Although smaller than the 1936 event in New York City on behalf of FDR, this big rally celebrated the exit of black Americans from the Democratic Party to support President Trump in 2020.

More than one thousand black former Democrats enthusiastically celebrated their escape from the Democratic Party of handouts to the Republican Party of opportunity and prosperity. And, as with the reaction of Republican big wigs in 1936, Democrat politicians yawned and dismissed it as a non-event, even though similar rallies in other big U.S. cities were announced that night.

Clearly, Trump’s attention to black voters, his signing of the First Step prison reform bill, and his policies creating the lowest unemployment rate for black Americans in history have had an impact.

Also important, a number of prominent black Americans who have moved from the Democratic Party to back Trump, such as Candace Owens, and the recording star Kanye West, have not done so quietly, nor have they acted defensively. They have refused to be shamed into silence by the Democrats and the left-leaning news media. Instead, like their forbears in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, they have gone on offense, courageously exposing the fact that the policies of today’s Democratic Party are often completely foreign to the values and aspirations of black Americans.

Perhaps that’s why current polls show black support for Trump approaching 30% — a dangerously high number for Democrats. If Trump wins even that much of the black vote, he will be reelected in a landslide. The movement of black Americans to Trump may not be as dramatic as the shift to FDR in 1936, but it may well be significant enough to create a red wave victory in 2020. source

One of my favorite Candace Owens videos. Once you see this, you will be looking for her often!

And here is a short video about JEXODUS:

As always, God is in control and whatever happens in the 2020 presidential election will be because He allowed it. 

I remember when Obama won in 2008 and then in 2012. I admit that I was very distraught and upset, and I’m sure that many of the readers felt the same way.  But we made it through those years by focusing on the Lord and sharing the Gospel. 

Our God never left us. And brethren, He is with us always! So, whatever happens in November simply brings us closer to the Rapture!

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10).

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!

 

NEVER-TRUMPERS ARE FROM NEVERLAND and Need to Understand the Implications of Sitting Home in November

I’m all about Truth and I will be to my last breath.

I don’t care who you are in Christian circles, or if you are highly regarded in the body of Christ – If You’re Wrong on a subject – YOU’RE WRONG. I will still love you, but I will not be held back from voicing my stand on subjects in question.

That is why the Bereans received their teachings with gladness, but ALWAYS searched the Scriptures to make sure what they were told was truth.

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11).

Many of you know that in the last couple of years, I have been punished and vilified for writing two articles on practices which have NO place in the Remnant Christians’ life. The two practices are Necromancy and taking part in the New Apostolic Reformation Cult (NAR).

I will use no names. There is no reason to do that at this point. But I will describe the injustices done to me by people who’s lives and ministries are all about exposing Apostasy, Cult Behavior and warnings to the body of Christ about such things.

It is the height of hypocrisy to attack me and attempt to have me silenced or banned from certain ministries. This is Christianity – not Hollywood. We should be all about the TRUTH from the Word of God and upholding that truth.

I will not be muzzled

As long as my article agrees with the Word of God, then after much prayer I proceed with the writing. I always ask my husband to read what I’ve written. Many times he has given me counsel about certain parts of my articles and I have taken that counsel. He is my covering, and Jesus is his covering.

But about Necromancy and the NAR Cult – he has been very supportive and has urged me on to write TRUTH about these topics.

The DANGER of persuading and recruiting NEVER-TRUMPERS at this time in history

Lately, I have read articles by well known Christians who make it ever so clear that they would NEVER vote for President Trump for a second term. Their disdain for him is clear.  They use the Abraham Accords from Jared Kushner as weapons again our president.

I have my own feelings about the AA (Abraham Accords) and I will openly say that I believe that this “deal” if you will, does ultimately divide the land and I’m very uncomfortable with that.  But think back to Obama and how he mistreated PM Netanyahu during his terms. It was despicable.  And if the Dems take our White House, this same hatred of Israel will return.

The Opposition

What have I not said in my articles about the Marxist/Communist Dems?  I’ve gone over their ideologies and how they are TOXIC to our Republic. Just look at the streets of many inner cities – burned and looted and destroyed.  

Brethren, do we want to be ruled by anarchists?  Rhetorical question.

Trump was the Man For the Job and hand picked by God Himself in 2016

And I’m here to tell you that I believe that Trump is once again the man for the job in 2020.  But as I see Christian leaders instructing the body of Christ to consider not voting for either party; I must say that I am shocked.

And back to the AA – I believe that God allowed this flawed deal because it was part of the ultimate plan – His prophetic Word will be fulfilled to the letter. 

Trump is unjustly disparaged by the Left. But to see this coming from within the body of Christ is appalling.

The Dems will cheat

Cheating is like breathing to those on the Left. So, what do you think that a believer sitting home on Election Day will add to this equation?  I’ll tell you what it will add – it gives another vote to the Marxists.  YES – I am telling you the truth.

Brethren, get on you knees before God and ask Him to show you the right thing to do this November.  It would be wonderful if the candidate from the Republican Party had done everything right – if they were beyond reproach.  

But we are in the real world and the ONLY One who is beyond reproach is Jesus Christ and Him ALONE.

Voting is your duty

When I was growing up in my Jewish home, my dad instilled in us that voting was our duty – that we must make our voices known and that is done at the polls.

Christians should vote for the person who is “closest” to a Biblical world view.  I urge you to utilize the “line down the middle of the paper” technique.  Put both candidates names on each side of the line. Then write down the issues and topics which are important to the Christian.  

  • You might want to start with Abortion
  • Gay marriage
  • The First Amendment 
  • The Second Amendment (especially at this time of violence in the streets)
  • Israel
  • SCOTUS
  • Marxism vs Capitalism
  • Freedom Vs. Tyranny
  • Put down your own issues and then look hard at each candidate and their running mates.  I believe that your once blurred convictions with finally become crystal clear once again.

I am in no way urging the brethren to stop listening to or reading things from those who are held in high esteem in the body of Christ. I am simply reminding you that they are “people” and can make mistakes.

ALWAYS go to the Word of God. There are NO mistakes there.

My last point will be about Christians voting at all. I have heard certain believers say that we are not to become involved with voting because this is not our home.  This is ludicrous.

When the Scribes and Pharisees attempted to trip up our Lord by posing certain questions to Him – see how He responded:

 “And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words.  And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it. And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar’s. And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him” (Mark 12:13-17).

Having put the Pharisees to shame with His answer, I believe that the part of “Giving to God that which is God’s” has much to do with standing against EVIL while we are still on this earth.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!