Bnei Brak is one of the most Orthodox cities in Israel and, for this reason, one of the most dangerous places to share the message of salvation in Messiah Yeshua. Orthodox Jews don’t really read the Written Word of God. Most of their teachings are from books with rabbinic interpretations, with more books interpreting what those books say. The rabbinic interpretations are mostly based on the Oral Torah (legal and interpretative traditions) rather than on the Written Word of God. Sad to say, this has been one of the enemy’s main tools to keep the Jewish people from reading the true Written Word. This is why it is so crucial to share the love of Yeshua in the Orthodox city of Bnei Brak and, of course, all over Israel and to the Nations.
The heart of these objections is simply that Yeshua is not for the Jews. Our religion is Judaism, not Christianity. No true Jew would ever believe in Yeshua. The root of this lie originates from Satan and is implanted in the rabbinic laws that even the secular Jews are locked into. To a great extent answering these objections is a matter of correcting misconceptions, as well as getting people to stop and think about the emotional and sometimes irrational nature of what they are saying.
This can only be done by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 10:17 –“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
We at Messiah of Israel Ministries will keep on sharing the Good News of Yeshua the Messiah – dangerous or not. Praise the Lord Yeshua!
Supernatural! Holy Spirit changes the direction
We at Messiah of Israel Ministries were heading up to Jerusalem to share the Good News. As we were driving, the Holy Spirit spoke to Messianic Rabbi Zev Porat and directed him to turn back and preach the love of Yeshua in the Orthodox city of Bnei Brak. As we entered the Orthodox city, we could sense the strong evil presence. We immediately began to pray, seek direction and protection.
Zev began sharing God’s love with many. There was an Orthodox man named Nissim who came out of the yeshiva (bible school). Seeing that Zev was talking to many about the Bible, he asked: would Zev like to study with them in the yeshiva? Was Zev seeking the truth? Zev told Nissim with love and compassion that he has already found the truth, and asked Nissim if he could share in the yeshiva. Nissim said he wanted to hear from Zev.
Zev said he has found the truth and has a relationship with God, and knows where he came from and where he is going. Nissim: “How do you have a relationship with God when you are not studying in the yeshiva under the supervision of a rabbi?” Zev: “God is everywhere. I study the Written Word of God and that’s how God speaks to me and we have a relationship.” Nissim: “What God are you talking about? ” Zev: “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God wants our heart, not our works. If you seek God with all your heart, you will find the truth.” Nissim did not say a word. Zev opened the Bible to Jeremiah 29:13 –
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
After reading, something supernatural happened: there were some tears on Nissim’s face. He said he must be loyal to his ancestors and won’t forsake the faith of his fathers. Zev: “God appreciates the fact that you honor your forefathers, but when we have to choose between loyalty to our families and loyalty to God, we must choose to be loyal to Him no matter what. The most noble thing we can do is to be faithful to our Messiah Yeshua and we will be the shining lights in our family. When you say I can’t forsake my family, I remind you that Abraham did.” Nissim looked at Zev and said: “Shalom.”
Please pray for Nissim’s salvation.
Zev continued to share the love message of Yeshua in Bnei Brak.