PRIMARY MISSION: We are a strategic, prophetic intercessory-worship ministry taking teams into ISRAEL to release God’s heart for His people & land.
PRESENT VISION: To remote the prophetic destiny of Israel through education, training and immersive experience taking Christian believers on strategic intercessory - worship journeys to Israel and the Negev desert, including supporting local Messianic believers in the land.
HISTORY: RETURN TO JUDAH Ministry is a result of a growing passion for Israel that began in 1996. As Constance Woods, founder and president, was preparing to lead worship, she sensed the Lord telling her that “‘when I sing over and pray for God’s Beloved Israel, He will take care of my beloveds needs.” Love for His land and His people began to blossom in her heart. Constance led ‘One Heart For Israel’ weekly prayer group in The World Prayer Center (WPC) in Colorado Springs from 2000 to 2004. She organized and lead four regional worship and prayer events for Israel entitled ‘New Wine and Oil’ featuring local and international guests. In 2002 and 2003, she participated in two strategic prayer journeys to Israel with Deborah Kellogg, Founder of Cyrus Foundation, which greatly impacted her life and deepened her passion for Israel. Since then, she has made several additional trips to Israel, worshipping, praying and strengthening relationships with friends and leaders living in the Land. Constance’s LIFE SCRIPTURE is Amos 9:11-15 (NKJV): which states “…I will raise up The Tabernacle of David…And rebuild it as in the days of old…I will bring back the captives of My people Israel…”. From this, she is inspired to promote and participate in praise and worship for and in Israel and helps encourage His exiled people to return to Israel. As part of raising up Tabernacle of David, Isaiah 19:23-25 (NKJV) says “In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with the Assyrians. In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria—a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.” We believe that we can be part of the Isaiah 19 Highway of Worship that is being built as prophetic “forerunners” from the nations worship together, particularly in the Middle East. In 2004, Constance had an OPEN VISION from the Lord as follows: ‘I was looking down on the Negev Desert of Israel and saw angels who were working the land with harvest tools, posted along what I perceived to be The Isaiah 19 ‘Highway of Worship’. God told me that He sent them to prepare the way for the Sephardic Jews to come and live, which would be the fulfilling of Obadiah’s Prophecy which states “the captives of Jerusalem who are in Sephard (Spain) shall possess the cities of the South (The Negev).” Obadiah 1: v. 20b (NKJV) WHO WE ARE: RETURN TO JUDAH Ministry was formally established in 2019 as a 501C3 Non Profit Ministry by Woodrow and Constance Woods, birthed with the primary mission to take teams to Israel and into the Negev to release praise and worship for Yeshua, King of Glory, which is part of the fulfillment of Obadiah’s prophecy and hastens Yeshua’s return. We believe that by blessing Israel, we are participating in the unfolding of God’s promises to the Jewish people. God instructs us to pray for Jerusalem in Psalm 122:6 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, May they prosper who love you (The Holy City).” And this blessing refers back to the Abrahamic Covenant in Genesis 12:3: “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” WHAT WE DO: Raising Spiritual Awareness: RTJ Ministries promotes the understanding that Christians are grafted into the Jewish lineage with Jesus (Yeshua) being the vine and Christians are one of the branches. This understanding is reflected in the prophetic artwork by Constance Woods, Wings of Mercy Art, which takes biblical concepts and interprets them in a new and contemporary fashion. Worship and Prayer in Israel: In 2018, we made our inaugural group trip, taking twenty-four people to Israel on ‘The King of Glory Procession’. A few of the strategic places we worshipped at were: The Arad Lookout in The Negev Desert; Shiloh; Ben Gurion’s Hut; Mt. Precipice Outlook; and the Sea of Galilee. Supporting and Establishing Relationships: We met with several Messianic leaders in the land to encourage, and pray for them, and sow financially into the work they are doing. We also met with Jewish and Arab friends to build relationship.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED: Newsletter: Subscribe to quarterly newsletter which includes articles about the ministry and current events or needs in Israel.
Pray: We need your continued prayers for RETURN TO JUDAH Ministry, and we encourage you to pray for Israel daily.
Giving: Your giving in any amount is greatly appreciated and will allow us to expand our vision for ongoing and future ministry opportunities.
Purchase Artwork from Wings of Mercy Prophetic Art: The prophetic artwork produced by Constance Woods goes hand in hand with her vision for Return To Judah Ministry. Each of her original images strive to evoke a deep personal response from the beholder and expand their understanding of the nature and character of Yeshua (Jesus). A portion of the profit on all artwork goes to support Return To Judah Ministry. www.WingsOfMercyArt.com www.ConstanceWoodsArt.com Invite Constance / Woodrow To Speak and Minister: Constance is an Ordained Minister and Prophetic Psalmist who welcomes opportunities to minister using a combination of worship, artwork and testimony. Constance and Woodrow love the opportunity to minister together. “We appreciate you taking the time to reach out to your friends and tell them about RETURN TO JUDAH Ministry and the mission that God has called us.” Shalom, Constance and Woodrow NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM! Return to Judah Ministries c/o Constance Woods, PO Box 737, Lone Oak, Texas 75453 E-mail: ReturnToJudah@gmail.com Website: www.ReturnToJudah.net
Worship HaShem - The Name
Fear not, for I am with you. I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west; I will say to the north, "Give them up!" And to the south, "Do not keep them back "Bring My sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth." Isaiah 43:5,6
Blissful views, the land of Israel is beautiful beyond description.
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Woodrow and Constance Woods
This is in the Negev Desert, Israel. In 2018 we led a worship procession just outside of Arad, to glorify our King of Glory and proclaim Obadiah's Prophecy be fulfilled.
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