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Benjamin and Sheral Shadwick are natives of Tennessee now residing in Arkansas. They desire to partner with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in His End Time work of loving Israel and standing with her people.
Dr. Benjamin Shadwick received his Doctorate in Ministry from Christian Leadership University. He earned a Master's in Theology from Biblical Life College and Seminary, and his Bachelor's in Ministry was earned from Liberty University. He also graduated from the University of Tennessee Nursing program in 1975.
Dr. Shadwick was brought into Hebraic Roots while studying about the Resurrection in a Baptist seminary. For the first time he learned that Jesus was crucified on Passover and that the Roman Catholic Church had substituted Easter for Passover and First Fruits. Finding this truth was the beginning of a search for more truth in the Scriptures.
Dr. Shadwick and his wife Sheral moved to Paragould, Arkansas, and began Path 2 Restoration, a Hebraic Roots Bible church, in their home in September 2007. The following Passover, the Shadwicks hosted a Passover Seder in their garage with 17 people attending. The following year, the event was moved to another venue in Paragould, and 272 people attended. The Passover Seder is an annual event and is well received as gentiles are introduced to this important Biblical Feast.
Dr. Shadwick took his first trip to Israel in 1996. During this trip, he experienced an explosion of love for the Jews that has not faded but has continued to grow. He and his wife have visited Israel several times, and in 2013 founded Ruth's Choice, a ministry to show love and compassion to the Jewish people.
He has written four books: The Path to Restoration, Return to the Garden, My Home His Church, and The Oil of His Presence.
The Shadwicks recently retired from nursing. They have two daughters and seven grandchildren.
Our assignment begins we believe with the Biblical story of Ruth. The story of Ruth is one of great love and commitment. The story begins with Naomi, a married Jewish woman with two adult sons. She and her family had moved from Bethlehem, Israel, to the land of Moab due to severe famine. Naomi's two sons married Moabite women, Ruth and Orpha. Now, the famine had ended but Naomi's husband and both her sons had died. She was alone with her two daughters-in-law.
Naomi told Ruth and Orpha that she was going back to Bethlehem, Israel, to her own people because the famine had ended. She pleaded with her two daughters-in-law to go back to their Moabite people. Orpha went back, but Ruth clung to Naomi and said these beautiful words of love and commitment, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may the Lord do to me, and worse, if anything but death parts you and me.” When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she said no more to her. (Ruth 1:16-18)
The story of Ruth is a prophetic picture of how a gentile people would one day come to faith in the G-d of Israel. Ruth was from a nation with pagan gods which are not gods at all. She was able to discern that Naomi knew the One true GOD, who is the GOD of Israel. It is the truth of a gentile people who would come along side the Jewish people and say just what Ruth has already said.
Now, in this day in which we live, we see so many turning away from the Jewish people. We come along side as Ruth did and say, "We will go with you. Where you live we shall live. Your God is our God, and your people shall be our people." So it is with us at Ruth's Choice.
Now, in our present age many Jewish people and actually all people don't seem to realize that the One true GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel created each one of us to have a personal relationship with Himself and enjoy an abundant life with HIM. "The LORD has made every living thing for HIS purpose."
But you and I don't deserve to know our creator because of our sin. "I know my transgression and my sin is always before me."
Our sin undealt with will forever separate us from GOD. "The soul that sins, it shall die."
We are unable to remove the sin in our lives by our own effort. "All of our righteousness is as dirty rags."
Our sin, your sin can be removed by faith in believing what GOD says,
" Abram believed the LORD, and GOD credited it to him as righteousness.
GOD has provided the blood atonement today through HIS perfect sacrifice, whom the Jewish Bible says is the Messiach, the anointed ONE. Ask the Messiach, Yeshua into your heart and life in order to receive the blood of atonement, the personal relationship with HIM, and HIS abundant joy filled life. "Whosoever shall call upon the Name of the LORD shall be saved." Joel 2:32
Sheral and I thank you for taking the time to read this message. I pray the LORD will move in your heart to bring fullness of understanding. This is our call to go to Israel and show them the love we have for them in the name of their God, and so shall we ever stand beside Israel.
As we continue to make service journeys to Israel, we are discovering something very unprecedented in our post-modern age. The people of Israel are very open to hearing and talking about the Kingdom message of Yeshua. While in Israel, we connect with individuals as well as groups for the purpose of giving help when we are able and share the love of God found in Yeshua.
Our hope is you too will get involved. Your purpose as a follower of Yeshua is to show the Gospel to the Jews. “Romans 1:16 ¶ For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Messiah, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” Notice to the Jew first. The fact that more and more Christians are having a desire to love Israel and the Jewish people; and share the love of Yeshua with them, speaks to what Paul’s “Big Picture” is talking about. In other words, we now see the Gospel message of Yeshua going full circle. It began in Israel with the Jewish believers as the first messengers of the Gospel going to the Jews and then to the nations of the world. Now, in these last days we understand this message of salvation is returning to Israel and the Jewish people. When the Jewish people understand Yeshua is their long-awaited Messiah, they will cry out for him as stated in Zechariah 12. Get involved with us for this most important service to the King of the Universe.
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