Hello, my name is Rosemary Schindler Garlow and I am the founder of Schindler’s Ark and co-founder of Well Versed. Welcome to God Today. I am here to talk to you and share with you how I received my salvation and call to the ministry.
God brings us into His Kingdom, but for such a time as this. There is a call on your life that God has prepared for you to fulfill. I first received the Lord, became born again in 1974, after reading a book called Late, Great Planet Earth. This, for the first time, made me aware that the Bible was significant to today and there could be a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. At the end of the book, as I saw how prophecy was being fulfilled in that hour, there was a simple prayer of invitation to pray out loud, to ask God if Jesus is really real, to forgive my signs, come into my life, and be my Savior.
The book said, “Just try it.” And I did. To my surprise, I felt electricity come from the top of my head to the sole of my feet. I began to weep and I didn’t know why because I wasn’t sad. But I knew something had transpired in my life and I was now belonging to Him. I was now a Christian. I suddenly had such a great hunger to read the Bible. I purchased the biggest one I could find and began to delve from Genesis, all the way through.
It began preparation for me, then to find a Church, attend Bible college, and I ended up teaching in that Bible college. Then, later on, receiving an invitation to go to Israel, which I didn’t think was so significant. But, I went because it was a free trip. The first morning, on the Mount of Olives, as I looked upon Jerusalem, the Lord spoke to my heart. He said, “If you want to love what I love if you want to know what I care about, the most significant, precious request of my heart is for this city, and it is for these people. My own brethren.” He said, “You are my bride, but what about my Father’s wife?”
At that point, I didn’t even know that the scriptures referred to the marriage between the Jewish people and Almighty God. But as I followed our guide that week, through the land of Israel, I wept at every place. It was so powerful – it was to me being born again…again. But I was born again into my call. I was born again into understanding God’s unique relationship, His everlasting covenant with Israel, and the Jewish people. How He has never rejected them, He has been faithful to them.
We just celebrated or commemorated 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, when the Holocaust ended. This is such an important, precious event in God’s heart and in His history. Because you see, next to the life, suffering, and death of our Lord Jesus Christ and His resurrection, is the Holocaust. The suffering, the murder, and then the resurrection of Israel after 3 years. Like Yeshua, after 3 days. When I bring officials to Israel, the first place they go is to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Why? Because the greatest protocol is to honor those martyrs, the 6 million, who gave their lives innocently like lambs to the slaughter. And to say, “Never again! Israel lives! Israel lives now and forever because of the goodness of God’s covenant.” And based on that, I know I also have a covenant with God – my everlasting covenant is the salvation that He has provided me through His death and resurrection on the cross. For the Jews first, and for all nations.
I want to pray with you right now, to receive the Lord into your life. And to receive the call of the Lord that is upon your life. Which is most likely far greater than you can ever ask or imagine. He is gracious, He is good, and His mercy endures forever. Father, I thank you that those watching now are called to the greatest time of all history. The time preparing for your coming and that you would pour out your Spirit upon them, your presence, your purpose, and they will fulfill it to the utmost in Yeshua’s name. Amen.