Messianic Jews In Israel today

“Signs of the Times – Messianic Revival In Israel Tags: Israel, Miracle, Jewsjesus is the messiahSalvation in Israel through Yeshua

Taken from CBN News  Isn’t this just a wonderful story to read…

In Israel, a resurgence in the number of Jews who believe in Jesus is getting a lot of attention. Many leaders say it’s the strongest growth since the time of Jesus and that the Messianic movement could be on the brink of a great revival.

“This is the first time where we’ve seen Israeli society in general being so open to consider who Yeshua is,” said Messianic leader Asher Intrater. “This is a real miracle, and there’s beginning to be grace and favor with us in the land.”

Although Jesus and the early disciples were Jewish, for nearly 2,000 the gospel has been viewed as a religion mainly for Gentiles. Even the name Jesus or Yeshua has been a forbidden word among many Jews. But in the last few years, Messianic leaders in Israel say something important is happening.

“I believe with all my heart, after we have come back to the land, we are seeing the Lord, the Holy Spirit, is removing the veil from the eyes of the Jews and more and more Jews are realizing,” Tel Aviv pastor Avi Mizrachi said.

Although nobody knows for sure how many Messianic Jews live in Israel, it’s believed there are about 120 congregations now and 10,000-15,000 Jewish believers in Jesus.

That may not sound like many, given Israel’s nearly six million Jews, but it’s a far cry from 10 years ago, when there were only about 3,500 Jewish believers and 80 congregations.

A good example is Shemen Sasson in Jerusalem, where attendance has nearly tripled over the past four years. Today, close to 300 people attend the meetings, most of them Jewish or people married to Jews, and salvations are increasing.

Meet the Ronens. Daniel, Ayelet and their 5 children are Israeli believers. Ayelet is an Israeli Jew and Daniel is a Finnish Gentile. But his family has been here since before Israel became a nation. They believe Jesus is the Jewish Messiah.

“When Jesus came, when Yeshua came, he came to talk to our people,” Ayelet Ronen said. “He walked on our land, He spoke our language, He spoke in our synagogues. Really He came for us!

Yad-Hashmona is a beautiful little village about 10 miles outside Jerusalem, and the only one home to just Messianic Jewish believers like the Ronens.

For this family, being Israeli and believing in Jesus is a natural fit. They keep the Jewish feasts, circumcise their sons, keep the Sabbath and serve in the army. And even though they live in a Messianic village, they don’t feel secluded from the rest of Israeli society.

“Our kids go with everybody else to school… I go to work outside…Our principle is to go out and be part of society,” Daniel Ronen explained.

Their children sometimes face challenges, but have used those occasions to witness.

“My friends started to know I’m a believer and they ask me if I’m a believer…I tell them I’m a believer in Yeshua and it’s really good to believe in Him and that maybe you can one day believe in him too,” little third grader Adan said.

The Ronens are sometimes accused of being missionaries, a very bad word in Israel, but they insist they are not.

“My point is to share my faith with anyone who wants to hear me and I will gladly share the Good News of my faith,” Ayelet said. “I never speak of you should do, and you should change..”

In addition to Israeli-born believers, many are from other countries. American Jews Eddie and Jackie Santoro became believers during the 70s Jesus movement.

They made Aliyah to Israel 11 years ago, learned Hebrew and now lead a growing congregation in Jerusalem.

“Our current congregation, we started almost 2 years ago with about 20 people, today we have over 100,” Eddie Santoro explained. “We see salvations here and there, but we feel like there’s something yet to come, it’s definitely growing.”

But being a Jewish believer in Israel isn’t easy.

“I think probably the greatest challenge is that you always feel that the rest of society isn’t accepting you and so when you meet somebody and you want to talk to them and you want to tell them who you are, there’s always that challenge of, ’should I say something,”  Jackie Santoro said.

For the first time, the secular media are saying something, even mentioning Messianic Jews in a more favorable light. A recent wave of persecution, including the bombing of a young Jewish believer, have put Messianic Jews on the front page.

“At least we see that believers are being asked to explain who they are, what they believe in, why they are here…how they can be Israeli and believe in Jesus and be given an opportunity to tell their story and share their testimony,” Knut Hoyland of the Caspari Center said.

And what does this movement mean for the Body of Christ?

“If it wasn’t for Yeshua, we would be lost,” Ayelet said.”

If it was not for Jesus we would be lost world wide too…

Messianic Jews and the Seventh day Adventists, Judaizers still do falsely teach that we must all abide by all the necessary “laws” of the Holy Bible whilst also keeping all the scriptures of Jesus commandments . The use of the word “laws” in the Old Testament Bible, specifically does specially mean the Mosaic “laws”, or the “laws” of the Torah, all the “laws” of the first 5 books of the Bible. Also when Jesus refers to the “law” he himself now means all of the 613 “laws” of the Old Covenant. This, of course, includes the Ten Commandments but is not limited to them. But the old covenant “laws” themselves were only valid until the coming of Christ firstly. True Christians do not mix the Old and New Covenants “laws”, laws as defined by the New testament, nor do they rightfully now support any of the Judaizers and their “laws”, all those persons who want to keep the Torah “laws” and just add Jesus to it. Today the entire Old Covenant “laws” was to be casted out by the Christian but we must all still follow His new teachings that are valid in the New Covenant as per (Galatians 4:21-31). The New Covenant teachings of Jesus did not include Sabbath-keeping “laws”and many other “laws”of the now obsolete Torah. True Christians believe that the “laws” has been completely abrogated and replaced with the Law of Christ.; Messianic Jews and the Seventh day Adventists, Judaizers do still try to uphold invalid laws, part of the Bible   falsely do draw people away from the truth of Christ.

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17 thoughts on “Messianic Jews In Israel today”

  1. False critics of Christianity resist still having the Lord Jesus as part of their lives.

    “When they look at the Old Testament (OT) and compare it to the New Testament (NT), they fail to see how the two interconnect. They deny that all three persons of the godhead (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) were active in the Old Testament and claim that the Trinity is nothing more than an idea conjured up in the New Testament.
    Mankind in his sinfulness is more comfortable serving gods who are created in his image, but the God of true Christianity expects us to be like him because everything he does is done in truth and righteousness.

    Critics of the true and living God fail to realize that God’s thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are his ways our ways because his thoughts and ways are much higher than our thoughts and ways (Isaiah 55:8,9). Furthermore, the existence of the Trinity is expressed in the very first chapter of Genesis (Gen. 1:1,2,26) where God’s name is Elohim, which is plural (yet at the same time is singular), and where in v. 26 God refers to himself in the plural.

    Careful study of the OT also reveals that Jesus Christ made several bodily appearances, or Christophanies, long before he entered Mary’s womb.

    One such appearance was in Gen. 18 when Jesus, along with two of his angels, visited Abraham. In v. 3 of that chapter Abraham greets one of the men as “My Lord” (”Adonai” in Hebrew) which is a phrase in scripture used only to refer to God (see Ps. 110:1). Starting in Gen. 18:13, this man is called “the LORD.” Whenever the word LORD appears in scripture with all caps, this identifies God’s name Jehovah or Yahweh. As this chapter ends, two of the men begin a journey to Sodom while Jesus remains behind to tell Abraham that Sodom will be destroyed. Upon learning of Sodom’s upcoming destruction, Abraham intercedes on their behalf to Jesus. In the next chapter the two angels who were with Jesus arrive at Sodom to rescue Lot and his family.

    Jesus also made an appearance to Jacob in Gen. 32:24-30 where he wrestled with Jacob all night. Several theologians have said that Jacob was merely having a psychological battle, not a physical one, because of his feeling guilty for taking Esau’s birthright. However, I have never heard of someone having a psychological battle where their hip gets knocked out of joint as Jacob’s did–have you? Since Jacob held his own against Jesus in the wrestling match, he was granted a blessing. His name was changed to Israel, which is proof that this man had to be Jesus. Israel means “he who prevails with God” or “he will rule as God (rules).” Jacob had literally prevailed with God by wrestling with him in the person of Jesus. This was a reflection of Jacob’s spiritual growth in that he could persevere and overcome by faith without cheating as he had done in the past. Jacob realized who he wrestled with in Gen. 32:30 by naming the place Peniel, meaning “the face of God,” knowing he had seen him face to face and lived.

    Jesus appeared to Joshua also in Josh. 5:13-15. Joshua was near Jericho when he saw a man with a sword drawn. Immediately Joshua wanted to know if he was friend or foe and he was told by the man that he was captain of the Lord’s host. Upon hearing this, Joshua fell on his face and worshipped him. This man did not stop Joshua from worshipping him as any other servant of the Lord would do (see Acts 10:26; 14:15; Rev. 19:10; 22:9 where servants of God stopped other men from worshipping them). Joshua asked Jesus what his message was and Jesus responded by telling Joshua to take off his shoes because he was on holy ground, which is the same thing he told Moses in Exodus when he appeared to him in a burning bush.

    The final physical appearance of Christ in the Old Testament was in Judges 13:3-23 when he encountered Samson’s parents before Samson was born. He is referred to as “the angel of the Lord” in this chapter. You may ask “Why is he called an angel when we know Jesus is not an angel? He’s the Lord.” Well, you would have to examine what the word angel actually means. Angel not only refers to the spiritual beings who carry out God’s commands, it refers to the office one holds as delivering messages from God. If you read Revelation chapters 2 and 3, the pastors of the seven churches in Asia are called angels based on this second definition. Therefore, it stands to reason that the ultimate angel, or messenger, of the Lord would have to be Jesus. Throughout his ministry Jesus said repeatedly that he was speaking what the Father told him to speak.

    Now, getting back to Samson’s parents, Jesus appears to tell Samson’s parents what is required of them to raise Samson. The first clue we have that this is Christ is when Samson’s father, Manoah, asks the angel what his name is. The angel replies that his name is “secret” in Gen. 13:18. This word “secret” also means “wonderful”, the adjective version of the noun “Wonderful” used as one of the names of Christ in Isaiah 9:6.

    The second clue occurs when Manoah and his wife offer a burnt offering to the Lord after the angel suggests it. As the offering is burning, the angel ascends up to heaven in the flames. This signifies that the offering is acceptable and pleasing. No one except God has the right or authority to consider an offering acceptable, so this angel was undoubtedly Jesus Christ. The final clue is given to us from Manoah who says “we have seen God” after the angel ascends in the flames.

    It is clear that all three members of the Trinity played an active role in the affairs of men in both the OT and NT. This proves that the word of God is consistent and not contradictory. We serve a God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I only included incidents where Christ appeared in the physical realm. ”

    Jesus’ “final appearance in the OT” is … it comes after the event in the furnace. Daniel’s vision of a Man walking on the water, here he see’s Jesus, and Jesus delivers him a prophecy, then two others appear beside Jesus. Now, in the OT whenever 3 heavenly beings appear to people, they always seem to be addressed as if they are one … so in these cases I take it that an incarnation of the Trinity is seen. Either way Jesus and the Trinity are shown in the OT

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