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Monday, August 18, 2008


The largest messianic congregation in Israel, King of Kings, is located in Binyan Clal.
They hold services in Hebrew on Friday and in English on Sunday in the Pavillion (on level P-1), which is an auditorium with seating for 600 that is rented out for conferences. It has its own media and recording studio. Take a

They own the top floor where the Pavillion Prayer Tower is located. Take a

Jerusalem Pavilion Prayer Tower is becoming a place of devoted Prayer without ceasing (Isaiah 62:7, 1. Tim. 5:17) until all Israel is saved (Rom. 11:26) and unending Worship (Psalms 27:4) in preparation for the day, when He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth (Isaiah 62:7).

What they believe
Situated as we are, in Jerusalem, we have a unique opportunity to express the reality of the “one new man,” spoken of in Ephesians 2:15.

While every congregation should have a heart for the Jewish people ( Romans 11:11 ) this is our particular burden and focus. This is not racial discrimination. In fact, we firmly believe that when Jewish people come to faith they will once again take up their role as a “light to the nations”. This will ultimately lead to salvation for Gentile nations, including the Arab peoples ( Romans 11:11-15 ).

We are working to restore the Hebrew roots of our faith.

* We sing from the Hebrew Scriptures and the Sh’mah
* We have weekly teaching from the Torah portion
* We often preach from or quote from the Hebrew Scriptures
* We celebrate the Feasts of the Lord.

Proclaiming the message:

We have also taken upon ourselves the task of helping the Church around the world recover her Hebrew roots and take up her obligation of supporting and reaching out to the Jewish people, to whom the church owes a great debt.

There is an incredibly diverse mix of nationalities represented in our congregation. So we work extra hard at being “one”
It is important to know
A large number of people who fellowship at King of Kings work within one of the many para-church ministries in Jerusalem, such as ICEJ, CFI, Bridges for Peace, Israel College of the Bible, etc. This provides us with opportunities to support each other in ministry, to pray for one another, and to learn how to complement one another, instead of competing.
Wayne Hilsden (Pastor) on how kok got started
" People often ask how did it begin and I tell this story and I'll make it really brief tonight. over twenty five years ago my wife and I were happy and content in Toronto, Ontario Canada. And what happened was I was a young adult pastor in downtown Toronto. My wife was the director of the main christian television network in Canada and we were having the time of our lives. We had two little kids.

It was great and then we went on vacation and we stopped at a congregation north of Toronto and we hardly knew the pastor and he preached a sermon. At the end of the service he was there shaking hands with people as they went out the door. He saw us and he said, "Would you come home for dinner?". So we went home for dinner, free meal. So, anyway, ha, over dinner, the pastor says to us, he says we're about to resign our congregation here,and we're about to move to Israel, and we actually got an invitation from the Israeli government from, from three different ministries in the government and they've, they've promised us a clergy visa and they even suggested that we start a congregation in Jerusalem. Would you and Anne come and help us start that congregation?

Most of you don't believe that, ha, some of you believe it. Most of you, I hope believe it, cause I said it, but, it's what happened. You know and before I even got on a plane to move to Israel, we already had a clergy visa stamped in our passport. That's unusual. It was an unusual favor and if that was the only sign, uh, then that wouldn't be enough. It was an amazing sign, that G-d had truly opened a door of opportunity to establish this congregation."

There are about 25 messianic congregations in Jerusalem according to Wayne Hilsden.

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