|Title:||The Relationship between the Messianic Jewish movement and the Charismatic movement|
|Description:||In this article I wish to reflect on the relationships between the Messianic Jewish and charismatic movements in order to look at their places in God's one plan to "bring together everything in heaven and on earth under the headship of Christ" (Eph 1:10).|
It is not my understanding that the Messianic Jewish movement simply forms part of the charismatic movement.
However, the links between the two are more than merely incidental, as the charismatic movement has exercised a major influence on the Messianic Jewish movement and has contributed significantly to its dynamism.
The Rise of the Messianic Jewish Movement
My interpretation of the historical data is that one can date the rise of the Messianic Jewish movement to 1967 following the Six-Day war in June that year.
Of course there were significant antecedents prior to 1967.
For example there was the congregation of the Israelites of the New Covenant formed by Joseph Rabinowicz in Kishinev, Moldova in the 1880s; there were the Hebrew Christian congregations formed in North America from soon after the first World War, and there was the initially slow emergence of congregations of Jewish believers in Israel following the establishment of the state of
Israel in 1948.
However, none of these gave rise to a dynamic movement, not even on a merely national or regional level. But they were truly forerunners of today's Messianic Jewish movement.
|Author(s):||Father Peter Hocken|
|Source:||Geistgewirkt - Geistbewegt, GGE Verlag, Hamburg|
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