Israel’s largest daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, ran a positive feature story on Messianic Jews in its weekly magazine. Also other media coverage of Messianic Israelis of late has been positive.
First, the headline for the article (in Hebrew) used the full name “Yeshua” instead of “Yeshu” – an acronym meaning “may his name be blotted out” that is typically employed by Jews hostile toward Jewish belief in Jesus.
Second, while it did not say so outright, the article strongly suggested that Messianic Jews are in fact Jews. It noted that Messianics in Israel are indistinguishable from other Israeli Jews, besides the fact that they believe they know who the Messiah is.
This shift in mindset is a pretty major victory for Israeli Messianics, after decades of the Orthodox-influenced establishment telling them they are no longer Jews because of their faith.
The article even reached back into history to explain that Jesus was in fact a Jew, and that his earliest followers were not seen as being part of a religion separate from the rest of Judaism or from Israel.
Only in subsequent generations, when the established Gentile-dominated Church began demonizing the Jews, was there a clear split between two faiths.
The article was translated into English on Yediot’s website Ynetnews, though in some areas certain concepts were translated poorly, and were presented in a more positive light in the Hebrew version.
Source: Israeli Messianic Magazine, Israel Today.
Yestrday, I published a copy of the story found on Ynetnews. That more and more Jews turn’s to Y’shua, should make alarm bells ring in churches all over the World.
Time is up for the gentiles.
Because the Bibles says that when the full number of gentiles has come into the Kingdom of the Messiah, than all of Israel shall be saved.
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:
“The deliverer will come from Zion;
he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
The hearts of the gentiles are getting harder and colder by the day. Now, we shall soon see that the Jewish people in desperation will call for the coming of King Messiah. Their hart is getting more and more soft, day by day.