“I think we do not attach sufficient importance to the restoration of the Jews. We do not think enough of it. But certainly, if there is anything promised in the Bible it is this. I imagine that you cannot read the Bible without seeing clearly that there is to be an actual restoration of the children of Israel. May that happy day soon come! For when the Jews are restored, then the fullness of the Gentiles shall be gathered in; and as soon as they return, then Jesus will come upon Mount Zion to reign with his ancients [Hebrew saints] gloriously, and the halcyon days of the Millennium shall then dawn; we shall then know every man to be a brother and a friend; Christ shall rule with universal sway.”
OVER TWO MILLION CHRISTIANS VISIT ISRAEL EACH YEAR! Huge buses loaded with pilgrims speed across the landscape crowding the roads going from biblical site to biblical site. Very few ever stop to investigate and become part of the miracle of what God is doing in the hearts and minds of the Jewish people that are accepting Jesus as Messiah!
ALL OF ISRAEL IS A MIRACLE! From the blossoming of the land to its technology revolution – Israel is an amazing picture of God’s hand in action. However, the greatest miracle of all is what He is doing among the Israeli people as more and more accept Jesus Messiah.
The Word of God clearly states that the Jewish People and Israel are and will be central to God’s plan for the salvation of the world. And, the Holy Spirit is now giving new revelation to individual Christians, denominations and streams about Israel and the Jews on an almost daily basis! It's as though the Lord has chosen this time in history to start re-connecting the two shoots of the "stump of Jesse"!
About 65% of all Israeli’s are secular and while they celebrate the Jewish holidays and some ceremonies their Jewishness is largely cultural and not religious. Here is an evangelistic opportunity just waiting to happen!
There is a “remnant” of Jewish believers in Israel! The Israeli Church has grown from about 29 believers in 1948 to well over 20,000 in over 200 churches and ministries today. It's a huge growth rate over 69 years and each day more and more Israeli Jews are becoming followers of Jesus!
Jewish churches are often persecuted. Most of this is covert and comes as governmental regulations and laws due to the political power of Orthodox Jewish factions that are anti-Christian. Persecution sometimes becomes overt with outright harassment of Jewish believers.
Many Israeli congregations have relationships with American believers but many do not!
As the Apostle Paul prophesied in Romans 11 - If the Jews rejection of Jesus brought salvation to much of the Gentile world how much more will their acceptance bring new life to the whole world - and just maybe that includes new life in the western church. If your church is interested in forming a relationship with an Israel church call us and we'll help you connect!