When Messianic Rabbi Zev Porat with the team were praying before the outreach, he heard the voice of the Holy Spirit leading him to the synagogue.
Going into an Orthodox synagogue in Israel with the message of salvation is very dangerous. Under rabbinic law, it is a stoning offense. Before entering the synagogue, Zev read the following verses as he always does.
Supernatural Gospel Preached Inside a Synagogue!
When Zev was obedient to the Holy Spirit and walked into the synagogue with another brother in Yeshua, the rest of the team continued praying outside.
“Shalom”, Zev greeted the head Rabbi named Abraham Zinger. Rabbi Abraham told Zev: “The prayer time will be in two hours, now we only study.” Zev: “My prayer time is all the time.” This statement puzzled Rabbi Abraham. He asked what Zev meant. The synagogue has set three times a day for prayers. Zev: “God is a God of love, not religion. We can pray to Him any time of day or night. There are no rules.” Abraham asked Zev what God he was talking about. Zev: “There is only one God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This statement seemed to calm Rabbi Abraham. He asked if Zev would like to join the study. Zev said: “Yes, and thank you, that would be a blessing.” Praise Yeshua. The door had been opened. This was a supernatural divine appointment.
Zev was introduced to the canter of the synagogue, whose name is Ron Labovitz. Zev and Ron began to study the Word together. Zev opened the Tanach (Old Testament) to Psalm 38:22
Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!
Zev asked Ron what that meant about the word “salvation”. Ron: “If we keep His commandments, then we are just.” When Rabbi Abraham heard Zev and Ron’s conversation, he came to join in the Bible study. Praise Yeshua.
Zev: “Can we keep God’s commandments?” Ron: “We try.” Zev: “What about sacrifices?” Ron: “We no longer have sacrifices, there is no temple, but we pray instead and do good deeds.” Zev: “Where does it say that in the Bible?” Ron: “It does not say in the Bible.” Zev: “According to God’s Word, there must be a sacrifice for sin. There is no salvation without blood sacrifice. Works and good deeds cannot atone for sins.” Zev then opened the Bible to Leviticus 17:11
For the life of the body is in its blood. I have given you the blood on the altar to purify you, making you right with the LORD. It is the blood, given in exchange for a life, that makes purification possible.
Zev: “Since the sanctuary does not exist, the sacrifices were only a shadow of the once and for all sacrifice. It was supernatural: both Cantor Labovitz and Rabbi Abraham asked together: “Where does it say, there is a sacrifice once and for all?” The Holy Spirit was at work. The believers outside and the brother inside the synagogue were continuing in prayer. Zev then read Isaiah 53.
After reading, Zev explained: “This is the final once and for all sacrifice fulfilled through the Messiah. Rabbi Abraham, the head of the synagogue and Canter Labovitz were in full shock. They both did not answer. The Shekinah Glory was all over the dark synagogue.
A few moments later, Rabbi Abraham said in an angry tone of voice: “We are Jews and this is not what the big Rabbis have taught us.” Zev with a calm voice in love asked: “Do you know who Rabbi Kaduri was?” Rabbi Abraham: “He performed the Bar Mitzvah for my son and he was a great rabbi.” “Yes”, agreed Ron. Zev: “Would you believe in what the Rabbi believed?” “Absolutely”, they both replied. Zev: “Rabbi Kaduri believed in the Messiah and met the Messiah in a vision. The only Messiah who is God who we just read about in Isaiah 53.
At that moment, Rabbi Abraham and the Ron said in anger: “Impossible!” The Holy Spirit told Zev to take out the evangelistic tool – the book, The Rabbi Who Found Messiah. When Rabbi Abraham saw it, he said “I need to go to my students” and left.
Zev read many pages in the book. Ron could not believe his eyes and saw Rabbi Kaduri’s note that Yeshua is the Messiah. Then Ron’s face suddenly changed and he told Zev to be quiet.
Zev felt it was time to share the full Gospel with him. After Ron heard the full Gospel, he could not talk. Many in the synagogue heard the Gospel and Rabbi Kaduri’s revelation.
This was a supernatural event. Zev gave Ron his contact information and asked him to pass it to Rabbi Abraham as well.
We pray Cantor Ron Labovitz will contact Zev and receive Yeshua the Messiah. The seed was planted. One thing is certain, Rabbi Abraham, Cantor Labovitz and all who heard the Gospel will never be the same again.
We give all the glory to the King of kings, Lord of lords, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Yeshua the Messiah. Amen.