A few years ago, Messianic Rabbi Zev Porat shared the Gospel of salvation with an Orthodox Jew named David. Recently, David called and asked for a meeting. After praying, Zev went to meet David.
As soon as David saw Zev, he very angrily said: “You tried to convert me to a Gentile, and rabbis say a Jew needs to read the Talmud.” (The Talmud is the central text of Rabbinic Judaism.)
Zev felt that David came to persecute him but that he needed the love of God. Zev immediately prayed to himself that the devil has no power over David in the name of Yeshua
Zev sat down with David and said with love and compassion: “God doesn’t want us to argue. Do not let the enemy use you against me.” Zev asked him to calm down and sit. Zev told David that God loves him and He wants us to read His Word.
Zev asked David: “Who was the wisest of all mankind?” David answered: “King Solomon.” Zev: “Smarter than any rabbis who teach Talmud?” “Yes,” replied David. Zev: “Let’s read what the smartest of all men have to say.”
Messianic Rabbi Zev Porat with David. Glory to Yeshua.
After reading, Zev said: “By your own testimony, you just discredited the Talmud and the rabbis, in fact the Word of God does it.”
Zev explained to David that the Israelites were freed from bondage by the blood of the Passover lamb on the lintel and the doorposts. Without that blood the Israelites would not be set free. In the same way, salvation is only through the blood of Messiah. This is the ONLY way to the Father (God).
Zev read many Biblical passages to David, such as Isaiah 53, Psalm 2 and so on. Suddenly, something happened that David, who had been so very angry, became quiet. The Holy Spirit was in full charge.
Zev felt it was time to share the full Gospel of Yeshua. After hearing the full Gospel, David felt guilty and told Zev that he needs to grasp what the Bible says.
It was a beautiful day and the Holy Spirit was working in the area where Zev and David sat. We pray that David will receive Yeshua as the Messiah.
Let’s stand together in this End Times to bring the Gospel back to Jerusalem. May Father’s will be done. Amen.