Message Series

This page contains a series of messages by Bro. Philip Sawilowsky, Founder and Director of Olive Tree Ministry International



Click below to read various messages on Jewish Heritage from Bro. Phil.

“We should live with confidenc and not in fear!”

I read this to my students when I did my first Zoom class (video teaching) just before I taught on Obadiah and Jonah in Prophetical Books II.:

Famous Believer – C. S. Lewis, when responding to the Atomic Bomb (insert virus for our time) said: The Bible says that one of the reasons Jesus came to this earth was to free people from their bondage to the lifelong fear of death (Hebrews 2:15). Those of us who have put our faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior should live and walk in that freedom.

We should live with confidence and not in fear because we have hope – the promise of living forever in new, glorified bodies in a New Jerusalem on a new earth (Rev. 21:1-7).

So, as people gripped with panic fight each other at stores to purchase toilet paper and Spam (note this was said back in the 1940’s so I guess toil>et paper is a barometer of panic – but Spam – Yuck??), we should be salt and light by exhibiting peace and calm in the midst of chaos. Doing so may prompt people to ask why we are behaving so calmly, giving us an opportunity to share the Gospel. One other thought – if you think the current panic is bad, it is nothing compared to what the mass panic will be like after the Rapture of the saints!