When was the last time you went through troubles, or questioned "the meaning of your life?" This usually happens when we are not close with the Lord. There is a sense of darkness and void.
However for those who have never known the Lord, many of them don't have this sense of a void, and that was the case with my Israeli cousin Yossi until he had his second heart attack. He is the one in the photo above on the right.
"I don't know about the Bible, the Messiah, or if we live forever, I'm not religious," Yossi told Simcha in his soft-spoken voice. Yossi came to Israel as a little boy from Romania just after the Holocaust when Israel was becoming a nation in 1948.
Simcha, is the one in the photo with the Bible in front of him, reading the Messianic Prophecies to my cousin. Simcha is an Israeli Believer evangelist/ missionary who lives in Ashdod, a city just north of where my cousin lives in Ashqelon.
I thank the Lord for Simcha because he is full of the Spirit of God, and he preaches the Word to almost every Israeli he meets. You can sense God's love in Simcha and because of that, Israelis listen to him when he speaks to them about Yeshua (Jesus), and the Messianic prophecies that Yeshua fulfilled.
However, I want you to keep in mind that 99.9% of the 14 million Jewish people worldwide (including all my family members in Israel) still do not know Yeshua, and it is imperative that we reach them with the Gospel, so that they can receive eternal life.
Simcha spent the evening talking and reading Scripture to Yossi. At one point I said to my cousin, "Yossi, for 2000 years, the Messianic Prophecies have been the best kept secret from our Jewish people, and you need to know about them!"
As a Believer, you can rejoice in knowing Yeshua, and that our Bible ministry is a vital part of God's plan to bring the Gospel message to Israel in these end-times.
Two thousand years ago, 37 years after Yeshua died and rose again, Jerusalem was destroyed and the Jewish people were dispersed to the four corners of the earth.
Since that time, many Christians have waited for the prophecy of Isaiah 66, to be fulfilled. And just 60 years ago, it was! God "re-birthed" the nation of Israel.
Who has ever heard of such a thing?
Who has ever seen such things?
Can a country be born in a day
or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
Yet no sooner is Zion in labor
than she gives birth to her children.
Why is this important? If prophecy in the Bible is not fulfilled, then it makes our Bible untrue, and God a liar. However, the Word of God is Alive, it is like a double-edged sword, and it is 100% true (Hebrews 4:12).
Here in Israel, this month there are two days that are remembered by the Jewish nation. All of our holidays are based on the Bible, and what's exciting is that many of them have to do with fulfillment of prophecy proving that God has kept His Word true!
The first day of remembrance is Holocaust Memorial Day, honoring the six million Jews who were murdered in the Shoah (Holocaust). And then we celebrate Israel Independence Day commemorating the day Israel was prophetically re-born as a nation on May 14, 1948.
Unlike the ancient holidays of Purim and Passover which I wrote to you about in my last two newsletters, these events did not take place thousands of years ago.
These days of remembrance and celebration are only 60 years old commemorating the Holocaust and the rebirth of the Nation of Israel in fulfillment of biblical prophecy - Isaiah 66.
In the Holocaust, I lost my great grandparents, grandparents, and five uncles and aunts in the concentration camps. However, I rejoice that the Lord spared 16 of them who survived the camps, and then immigrated to Israel. Today, two generations later, it is a blessing to have 150 family members who live throughout the Holy Land.
When the Messianic Prophecy Bible is completed I believe that each of my family members along with Jews around the world will open up a copy of this Free Bible and see how Yeshua is their Messiah! I am confident that they will experience life from the dead and just as Israel was born-again, many within my family and Jewish people worldwide will be "Born-again" spiritually to fulfill the prophecy of Ezekiel 36.
Holocaust Memorial Day
In Israel, Holocaust Memorial Day is a very solemn day because the country was built on the backs of the survivors from the Holocaust. This day is a painful memory of the six million who perished in Hitler's death camps.
Many of the 5.5 million Jewish people in Israel today are the children or grandchildren of Holocaust survivors who feel the pain from losing their families to Hitler's plan to annihilate the Jewish people. However, because they are not "Born-again," they only know that it was Hitler who tried to wipe out the Jewish people, they don't understand that this was a spiritual attack by Satan himself.
It is a known fact that Hitler was heavily active in occult practices, and Satan used him as his instrument to carry out the Holocaust to destroy God's Chosen People.
However God is real and His Word is true, so we know that the Jewish people and the Nation of Israel will NEVER be destroyed!
This is what the Lord says through the prophet Jeremiah concerning the survival and existence of the Jewish people.
"Thus says the Lord Who gives the sun for light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night; Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; the Lord of hosts is His name. If this fixed order departs from before Me, declares the Lord, then the children of Israel also will cease forever, from being a nation before Me." Jeremiah 31:35, 36
Israel's Independence Day
As Believers, let's join the people of Israel this month and celebrate Israel's
Independence Day because it proves that the Word of God is true and alive!
Even though Satan tried to wipe out the Jewish people through Hitler's
Holocaust, God turned it around and used it for His good. The Lord used this terrible tragedy to fulfill His prophecies regarding the return of the Jewish people to their homeland after they had been scattered throughout the earth for 2000 years.
Here are 2 Prophecies concerning Israel's rebirth as a nation on May 14, 1948.
Here we are in May 2008, and as we celebrate Israel's Independence Day, the Jewish State has grown to 5.5 million Jewish people as God has re-gathered His chosen people and something very exciting is about to happen soon. I believe that your involvement in this Bible Ministry is going to play a large part in seeing Ezekiel's prophecy fulfilled.
In Chapter 36, Ezekiel prophesies about the Spiritual Rebirth of the nation of Israel.
"For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you." Ezekiel 36:25-27
Now that the Jewish people are back in the Land, He will bring spiritual revival to His Chosen People. I strongly believe that this Bible, our missionary/evangelists, and our outreaches are going to play a huge role in helping to bring spiritual revival to Israel in these end-times.
Let me ask you this: If you knew a Jewish person who was dying, and you knew a doctor who could cure them, would you tell them about this doctor?
If you lived during the Holocaust, and you were able to save some Jewish people by telling them how or where to hide from the Nazis, would you do it?
I know too many Believers who are content with just being "saved," - they are not praying, reading the Word, seeking their calling, or praying to see miracles in their lives or in the lives of people around them.
As Believers, God doesn't just want us to accept His salvation and sit out on the sidelines. He wants us to be active players on His winning team.
Our ministry is in the midst of what God is doing in these last days. We are seeing Jewish people find their Messiah and eternal life! For me, there is nothing more precious than seeing a Jewish person accept Yeshua into their life
Paul tells us in Romans 10 that we owe much to the Jewish people because they gave us the Old Testament, the New Testament, and even Messiah Yeshua, Himself.
I want to reiterate that 99.9% of Jewish people do not know Yeshua! , they need your help today! Please consider giving the best gift you can this month so that there will be a Jewish harvest in these end days as we continue production of the English, Hebrew, Russian, and Spanish versions of our Free Bible.
Your brother in Messiah Yeshua's love.
Zev Isaacs Founder
with warm regards