Host Israelis is a ministry of Chosen People Ministries that seeks to bless Israel through the simple gift of hospitality. Most Jewish people come to faith through the witness of caring Gentile believers (see testimonies at www.ifoundshalom.com). Gentile believers have been called by God to make Israel envious of their life in Messiah.
Our desire is to facilitate this calling by connecting Israelis and Christians through hospitality. We believe Christians who love the God of Israel through the Jewish Messiah are God’s greatest instrument in bringing about the salvation of all Israel.
Jesus would say, “If you receive Israelis (or any stranger), you receive Me.” He would say, “Welcome strangers and foreigners into your house remembering that you were strangers” (Exodus 22:21, 23:9, Leviticus 19:34).
Through the simple gift of hospitality and kindness to Israelis (the kinsmen of the Lord Jesus “according to the flesh” [Romans 9:1-5]), you can fulfill your calling and give back to the Jewish people and the Jewish Messiah from whom we have received eternal life.
Once strangers and far from the promises (Ephesians 2:11-22), God has welcomed us into his family. He has given us a place. And now we welcome and give a place to strangers as well.
Our prayer is that Israelis will come to recognize and receive Jesus as Messiah through the witness of hosts in our network.
You don’t need seminary training or the gift of evangelism. You simply need to say “yes” to the Lord, to open your heart and home, and allow God to love His people through you.
“But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’