Shalom. I’m messianic Rabbi, Zev Porat, and welcome to a special outreach update from Bnei Brak, Israel. Bnei Brak is one of the most religious cities in Israel, located 15 minutes north of Tel Aviv. It is the city of Ultra-Orthodox Rabbis. It is also one of the most dangerous places to preach the gospel in Israel, without the protection and guidance of the Holy Spirit, it is impossible to go in there, you will be stoned. The team of believers were praying as I entered the Orthodox city. The Bible verse I received from the Lord was Exodus 4:12: Now go I will help you as you speak, I will teach you what to say. I started to share with many Psalms 31:5: Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me Lord, my faithful God. As believers in Yeshua, in Jesus, God, we understand that this is Yeshua Hamashiach who died on the cross for our sins, rose on the third day and by his blood if you repent and believe, we have full redemption of sins. This happened on the cross, on the tree when Yeshua Jesus gave up his spirit; Luke 23:46: then Jesus Yeshua called out in a loud voice “Father into your hands I commit my spirit.” And when he had said this, he breathe his last. As I was sharing this, the Orthodox Jews were in complete shock, they’ve never seen that Bible verse. Some were scared and just run away, others were in shock, others asked questions. The enemy Satan knows this Bible verses, he knows that his days are numbered, so he tries to blind the Jews in Israel and around the world by telling them they can’t read the Bible, they need to read the bible only through rabbinic interpretations, so they have books that interpret the bible, and books that interpret the books of the Bible. This is the way the enemy get the Jews away from the written word of God because he knows the Bible says in Romans 10:17: that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. And therefore, most Jews, even Orthodox Jews never seen this Bible verses in the correct context. It was amazing to see the Holy Spirit working in that dark Orthodox city. We give all the glory to the King of kings and Lord of lord, Jesus Yeshua.
One of the Rabbis from a Yeshivot in Bnei Brak, Israel came out of the Yeshivot. A Yeshivot is a Bible School for Rabbis, or students of Rabbis. One of the Rabbis came out and introduced himself as Rabbi Eli Colman. He saw with a Bible in my hand and asked “are you here to come and study Torah with us?” I told Rabbi Colman I came here today to deliver a message. He asked me, “What is the message?” I told him with love and compassion the message is from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who loves you and wants you to turn to him, not to religion. Rabbi Colman] was in complete shock. I turned the Bible to the book of Psalms 31:5 and read together with him: Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me Lord, my faithful God. He was looking at the Bible over and over again, he could not believe what his eyes are seeing and what his ears are hearing. Rabbi Colman asked me “are you Jewish?” I said yes, I’m an Eternal Jew. And Psalms 31:5 is the most Jewish message you will ever hear. It was clear he understood what the Bible verse is speaking about, but the enemy tries to intimidate us to see if we will deny the name of Yeshua. We will never deny the name of Yeshua and preach the gospel until the end.
At that moment, something unusual and supernatural happened. Rabbi Colman said “I have a little bit of a problem to speak to you over here, because I’m a Rabbi and it’s difficult for me. Are you willing to sit down while I stand?” The first thing that was going through my mind is why does he want me to sit down? Is he putting me in a position for violence? But the Holy Spirit told me to sit down, it’s okay. The Bible says in the book of John 3:30: He must increase, but I must decrease. We give all the glory to Yeshua Jesus. We are small people with a big God. I sat down and started to read Bible verses as Rabbi Colman was standing, he was amazed how I have no fear to sit down as he’s standing and preach the gospel right there in the Orthodox city. Once again, I read Psalms 31:5 to him: Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me Lord, my faithful God. He then asked me “who is this speaking about”? And finally read with him Isaiah 53:5: But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed. This is Yeshua Hamashiach, Yeshua the messiah, God who died on the cross for your sins, rose on the third day and if you repent and believe, you have full redemption of sins and eternal life. Rabbi Colman began shaking. He asked me to get up and walk with him. He told me “I see the Bible verses, but I can’t believe my eyes. I’ve been an Orthodox Jew my whole life”. It was clear the Holy Spirit was working on him and he was scared. I gave him my contact information and told him to call or write me whenever he can, that I will meet him in a private place anywhere. Let’s stand together in prayer for Rabbi Colman and all those that heard the gospel, may they have visitations at night, may they have dreams and may they see that Yeshua Jesus is the messiah.
We are living in prophetic times. There has never been a generation closer to the second coming of Jesus Yeshua than this generation. We are not setting any dates, but we know that the time is near. These are supernatural end times. Let’s continue to stand and work the harvest together as the one new man Ephesians 2:15. Bring the gospel back to Jerusalem and go home.
Until next time, I’m messianic Rabbi Zev Porat sending you blessings from Israel in the mighty name of the Lion of the tribe of Judah, Jesus Yeshua. Amen.