Showing posts with label Orthodox Jews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Orthodox Jews. Show all posts

Monday, January 29, 2018

You cannot stop the King of Kings - ONE FOR ISRAEL

Dr. Erez Soref, President of ONE FOR ISRAEL 
Acts is a very exciting book to read. It is full of miracles, tremendous growth, and powerful stories of love, devotion and fellowship among the disciples of Yeshua. However, there was also severe persecution happening at the same time. Persecution of God's people often accompanies great strides forward in the Kingdom of God, as we are currently experiencing. 

Our media team members who are very much in the public eye have been experiencing a significant amount of trouble from some Orthodox Jews incensed by the videos we are making. Eitan, Moti and Anastasia have all received threatening phone calls, and Eitan in particular has been singled out for attack, along with his wife and family. Eitan explains the situation in the video below:

Amazingly, a news channel in Israel saw this video and got in touch with Eitan. They loved the video and want to make a news item with us on the matter. That's great news and another opportunity for more gospel exposure!

Indeed, just as the persecution that scattered the early believers only served to take the gospel further afield, so this attempt to silence our evangelism is just bringing the message of Yeshua to an even wider audience. Praise God!

The Cost Of Following Yeshua In Israel And Around The World

The "World Watch List" compiled by Open Doors names the worst 50 countries when it comes to persecution of Christians. We are grateful in Israel we do not experience the same difficulty meeting to worship and living our lives as many believers do so close to our borders. But it would be wrong to think there is no cost to following Yeshua in Israel. There certainly is. Here are some personal stories of persecution happening in Israel today. Continue reading...

What Just One Prayer Can Do

While a lot of Jewish believers managed to escape from Romania to Israel, Richard Wurmbrand and his wife were arrested and imprisoned for many years for their faith by the Communists. During his imprisonment, Richard not only experienced horrific torture, but he was kept in solitary confinement for several years. Yet even in prison, Richard and his wife continued to share the gospel - in fact, at one point Richard tapped in Morse code to the man in the cell next to him and led him to faith in Yeshua. Even more remarkable, he and his fellow prisoners would share God's love and forgiveness with their guards and torturers, some of whom were so overwhelmed by the power of that love that they couldn't resist embracing Yeshua too. Continue reading...

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Orthodox Jews Joining IDF Face Increasing Pressure, Threats - Dov Eilon ISRAEL TODAY

Orthodox Jews Joining IDF Face Increasing Pressure, Threats

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 |  Dov Eilon  ISRAEL TODAY
Tension has been growing over some Orthodox Jews joining the Israeli army, as evidenced by the violent mass demonstrations at the entrance to Jerusalem. This week, the public protests moved down to the Tel Aviv area.
It should be stressed that a great many Orthodox are against these outbursts. And, of course, the demonstrations are being held precisely because more and more religious Jews are joining the army.
But those who do put on the uniform of the IDF face many challenges and threats that average Israelis soldiers don't. Many are publicly scorned and even physically abused in their own neighborhoods when on weekend leave. For the sake of these soldiers, the army makes an exception to the rule about wearing one's uniform home from base.
Recently, average Israelis grew fed up and established the Forum Against Incitement to put pressure on the more hostile elements in the Orthodox community.
A new campaign by the forum is urging Israelis to boycott any goods bearing the kosher certification of the rabbinical authorities, noting that the revenues from such certifications are being used to incite anti-Israel and anti-IDF sentiment.
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Israeli Arabs Sentenced to Prison Time for Joining ISIS - israel today

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

End-Times Expert: Jews Heeding Call to "Blow the Trumpet in Zion" in New, Modern Way - BONNIE BROWN/ASSIST NEWS CHARISMA NEWS

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Joel C. Rosenberg speaking (Assist News)

End-Times Expert: Jews Heeding Call to "Blow the Trumpet in Zion" in New, Modern Way

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When Israel had its rebirth in 1948, it is thought there were about 25 Jewish followers of Jesus in the land. Now it is estimated there are 25,000. There are about 5,000 Arab evangelical Christians living in the land.
New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg, also of the Joshua Fund, hosted three leaders from each of these groups at the latest Epicenter Conference at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, California, over this past weekend (Oct. 6-7, 2017).
Sitting together on stage, with all their differences set aside, they focused on the love of Jesus to bring a report of how God is moving in the land of Israel. In the body of Christ, we don't have to agree on every political or theological point to come together in fellowship. It is very powerful when believers from people groups who are enemies let God's love override their own positions. They have a common goal that is more important than their differences and that is proclaiming the good news to the lost and dying.
Each group shared its particular struggles. The Arab Christians talked about their difficulties living in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria). They lack funds, are restricted by the checkpoints from moving freely and are hindered by the historical churches in the area. Many of the Orthodox churches don't accept the evangelicals. Since they own half of the buildings, it makes it tough for the evangelical groups to find meeting places. Also, the standard of living is low in some of the Arab areas so the youth want to leave as soon as they can. This makes it hard to grow the churches.
The Messianic Jews struggle with the Orthodox Jews, who are afraid of their teaching and reject it. Today, Jewish life in Israel is directly descending from the Pharisees. It is not like the first century, when the church was born. It centers more on tradition than the Scriptures. Not all Jews in Israel are religious. There is a growing group of atheists in Israel, as in many other parts of the world today. Some are just secular Jews and know little about the Scriptures. Still, when a Jew in Israel accepts Jesus as Messiah, they are often disowned by the family. So, evangelism is very difficult for them too.
The Jews are utilizing the internet to reach the lost. They heed the call to "Blow the trumpet in Zion" in a new modern way—through the cell phone. Apparently, Israelis use the Internet 60 percent more than even Americans. There are 7 million Jewish people in Israel. That's more than the rest of the world combined. These men told of websites— and —that show video clips in Hebrew and English of testimonies of Jewish people coming to Christ. They've been viewed 30 million times.
The Arabs have satellite dishes in their homes. There are many Arabic-speaking TV programs being broadcast into the homes of Arabs, including Muslims. Many are accepting Jesus and calling into the stations with their confession to Christ. It is important that these Arab churches stay active in these areas of Israel so the new converts can have a place to grow in their faith. As Joel Rosenberg says, the war is fought in the air and on the ground. The church needs both. The technology of the "air" and the ground troops of the believers forming local churches.
Rosenberg said it was hard to calculate real numbers of believers now in the Middle East, but he gave these rough estimates:
Israel 25,000 - 30,000 Messianic Jews
4,000 - 5,000 Arab evangelical Christians
Lebanon 15,000 - 21,000 evangelical Christians
Syria 21,000 -23,000 evangelical Christians
Jordan 10,000 - 15,000 evangelical Christians
Iraq 1,000 - 3,000 evangelical Christians
Egypt 11,000,000 Christians 
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