Strength to Strength welcomed Paul Garber to share about how the Messianic anticipation raised by the prophets shaped Israel.
Since the glory days of Israel’s greatest kings, David and Solomon, many prophets foretold a time when one of David’s descendants would rise to power and establish and restore God’s kingdom like never before. This descendant of David would be called the Messiah, the anointed King of Israel. His reign would be marked by universal peace and righteousness.
The prophet Daniel in particular gave prophecies that had to happen within a specific window of time. And time was running out. Where was the promised Messiah?
As the Romans swept through and conquered their ancient homeland, anticipation grew among the Jews. Was this the time when the Messiah would appear as the prophets predicted?
An interactive question-and-answer period follows.
Paul Garber was born and raised in an old order Amish church until he left home at 17 years old, soon after he surrendered his life to the lordship of Jesus Christ.
He spent a number of years in charismatic/pentecostal type churches, including in Brazil where he met his wife Bruna. While living in Brazil he worked as a translator and water filter distributor along the Acará and Moju Rivers in the Amazon Basin.
Paul and Bruna’s journey to understanding the kingdom of God more fully, has been influenced greatly by such teachers as David Bercot, Finny Kuruvilla and Matthew Milioni.
They currently live in Massachusetts and have five children ranging in age from one to ten years old. They fellowship and commune with Followers of the Way in Boston, Massachusetts.
This presentation is part of a series called “Thy Kingdom Come.” Be sure to follow the entire series:
- Talk 1 – “Thy Kingdom Come: God’s Kingdom Vision for the World” by John D. Martin
- Talk 2 – “Thy Kingdom Come: Who Is Israel?” by Paul Garber
- Talk 3 – “Thy Kingdom Come: Kingdom Promises to Israel” by Paul Garber (this presentation)
- Talk 4 – “Thy Kingdom Come: Kingdom Promises to Israel Fulfilled” by Paul Garber
Recording coming soon...