Outreach Reports

A Shavuot (Pentecost) Outreach in Bnei Brak

Happy Shavuot
From
Salvation For Israel Ministries

Celebrating Shavuot in Jerusalem at Sunrise.

“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty.” (Zechariah 4:6)

What kind of fear attacks you? Fear of the economy? Fear of sickness? Fear of death? Does fear paralyze you? By the Spirit of the Living God all your fear can be wiped out and you can harness the power to accomplish more than you could ever imagine! It is the work of the Spirit that transfers the teachings of the Bible directly into our heart. All we have to do is take the time to receive and act upon its directives. The story of Pentecost is the prime example of how the Holy Spirit can cause a believer to conquer any situation in life in order to change the world for God. Before we explore this further, let’s discover what happened at the very first Pentecost, at Mt. Sinai.

Stone Tablets at SinaiThis week marks the feast of Shavuot, otherwise known by its Greek name Pentecost (Pentecost means “fifty days”) In Leviticus 23 the Lord commands Israel to celebrate this feast fifty days after the time of Passover. Since Israel arrived at Mt. Sinai fifty days after they departed Egypt, the ancients teach that this feast marks the giving of the Law of Moses (the Torah).

This was a very eventful moment for Israel and as the Lord transmitted these holy commandments to the nation, “the people saw the voices and torches” (Exodus 20:18 literal). Jewish tradition teaches that when these Laws were given, the Lord split His voice into the seventy known languages of the world. This signified that Israel was to take the Laws of God and administer His ways to the nations of the earth.

However, it was also a time of great distress. As Moses was on the mountain receiving the commandments, the Israelites were committing a gave sin by worshiping a golden calf. When Moses came down he declared war on the idolatrous Israelites. Exodus 32:28 reads, “about three thousand men fell that day.”

Centuries later, Yeshua (Jesus) walked the earth for forty days after His resurrection. During this time He instructed His followers to wait in Jerusalem for a few days after His ascent to the Father (Acts 1:4-5). These faithful believers were paralyzed with fear. They were isolated, persecuted, mocked, and outcast for their beliefs. Ten days later, on the very day of the Feast of Shavuot (Pentecost), the Holy Spirit desended. Much like the event at Mt. Sinai there was a roaring sound as tongues of fire fell on this band of believers. They came from every nation under heaven to celebrate Shavout and were speaking each others language with complete comprehension. Only this time, on this Shavuot, the Spirit of God was inscribing His Laws directly on their hearts (Jeremiah 31:33). Because of this fantastic event and Peter’s powerful sermon, the same number of Israelites that were destroyed at Mt. Sinai, were saved. Acts 2:41 reads, “about three thousand were added to their number that day.”

Dove and Fire imageThey had received life giving power from the Holy Spirit to set out from the land of Israel and go to the ends of the earth to make the God of Israel and His Messiah famous. In this day, the same Holy Spirit is empowering believers to return this great news of salvation to its native land.

Bnei Brak is the most orthodox city in Israel, we had experienced a lot of persecution during previous visits but, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we possessed the authority and courage to carry out the mission.

It’s a Jewish tradition to read Psalms 67 during Shavuot because it has seven verses that match the seven weeks leading up to this Holy Day. The Lord directed us to read this Psalm as we were encountering people on the streets. Verse 2 reads, “that your ways may be known on the earth, your salvation among all nations.” (NIV)

The Lord directed us to a certain Yeshiva teacher named Alfred. When we began reading the Psalm to Rabbi Alfred and inquiring of him as to the meaning, the rabbi became uncomfortable and said, “We get salvation because we are Jews, but this is not for the nations.” we explained that it appeared to us this verse is saying that the Lord desires all nations to have the knowledge of salvation. We also asked him how a Jewish person receives salvation. The rabbi replied, “By doing good works and keeping the Ten Commandments.” but we explained that it is impossible to keep the commandments to the standard God requires, which is perfection; and that is why he sent His Son to rescue us from the condemnation of breaking them.

“You sound like a Christian! Where does the Bible say God sent His Son?” the rabbi exclaimed. we turned to Psalms 2:7-8 which says, “I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Your possession.” (NIV)

Praise God! After this, the rabbi took our phone number and said he would like to meet again and bring another rabbi with him. Please pray for this future meeting. Pray that the Holy Spirit will open the eyes of both of these rabbis so that they will see the true Messiah of Israel.  

Dear friends. We pray that everyone who receives this e-mail will be touched by the Spirit of God to overcome whatever obstacles that might be holding you back from fulfilling the purpose the Lord has created you.

The True Light of the World

Sunset in Herzliya, Israel
Sunset in Herzliya, Israel

Salvation For Israel Ministries teams up with believers from Germany to shed the Light of Messiah in Tel Aviv and also Herzliya. See photo.

Hanukkah is known as the Festival of Lights because of the miracle that happened during that amazing time in history. It is a special season to share the true Light of the world, Yeshua, with the people of Israel.
 
By the guidance of the Spirit of the Lord we approached a couple named David and Ronit. They were sightseeing near the beautiful beaches of Tel Aviv. "Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday)," we warmly greeted the couple. They explained that they didn't really celebrate Hanukkah because they have no kids and thought it was mainly a Holiday for children. 
 
We replied by saying, "Hanukkah is a holiday for miracles, salvation, and the true Light of the world." "What do you mean?" asked David. We opened the Bible to Psalms 27:1 and read, "The Lord is my Light and my Salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?"
 

This time Ronit asked, "What do you mean by salvation?" We replied, "God loves us so much that He sent His Messiah to wash us and deliver us from darkness to light. Ronit said she was a Bible teacher and never read about light and darkness. "Where does it say this?" she asked.
 
We turned to Isaiah 5:2 and read, "The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned." We lovingly added, "This Hanukkah is your time to move from darkness to light." We then handed them a Bible with highlighted Messianic prophecies. 
 
We also blessed them and said, "If you ask God for revelation and read His Word, then you will know the light of Messiah and receive Him as your Savior. Thus, you will become children of God. Please pray for the salvation of David and Ronit. 
 

From there the group headed to the marina in Herzliya to hand out Bibles and Bible DVDs. It was a beautiful place and a wonderful time to share the love of our Messiah! See photos.


 

May This year be a year of incredible miracles and a great harvest in the Land our Father loves.
 
"But Israel will be saved by the LORD with an everlasting salvation; you will never be put to shame or disgraced, to ages everlasting." (Isaiah 45:17 NIV)
 
Please join us in prayer for the Salvation of Israel. 

The Light of Hanukkah in Bat Yam!

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Happy Hanukkah from Salvation For Israel Ministries!
Bat Yam, Israel
Bat Yam   bat yam map
Bat Yam is south of Tel Aviv near Jaffa
 

Salvation For Israel Ministries traveled to Bat Yam with worship leaders Boaz and Oxana Eliahu and believers from congregation Tiferet Yeshua to celebrate Hanukkah in a wonderful senior citizens home.
 

The hand of Yeshua was upon us at the residence as we were allowed to worship the Lord and hand out Bibles. We also blessed the people with plenty of Hanukkah donuts! See photos:

congregation handing out biblespeople with doughnuts

 Fried food such as donuts are eaten during Hanukkah.
 
The people were so appreciative because of the love we shared. We encouraged them and explained that the Temple's menorah was supernaturally lit for eight days. We said in the Bible the number eight represents new beginnings. We desired for them to understand that in Yeshua, our spirit will never grow old.

We read Psalms 27:1, "The Lord is my Light and my Salvation." The Holy Spirit was in the room as they stood up and began to clap their hands. Praise God!
 
As members of Tiferet Yeshua prayed, a woman named Lila approached and said, "I have been searching for the truth for many years but it wasn't until today that I genuinely sensed the love of God. Please tell me how I could have what you have?" We began to share verses from Isaiah 53 and Psalms 2 with her. As we did this she started to weep. Afterwards we passed out Bibles and books donated by Maoz ministries. Many people asked for prayer and healing during this amazing outreach event! Glory to Yeshua! See photos:
 

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Jaffa

Jaffa

Jaffa, just south of Tel Aviv, is considered by many to be the oldest port city in the world.

The Spirit of God directed us to the beautiful and historic city of Jaffa to proclaim the wonderful gift of salvation. Our car was loaded down with so many bibles it could barely make the trip.

One man named Solomon asked us why we were giving out Bibles. We told him that it is God's love letter to all people. Solomon replied, "You know we are living in very dangerous times and Iran wants to destroy us. We don't need Bibles, we need a big army!"  

We replied by saying, "It's not a coincidence we met here today, Solomon. The God of Israel is the only solution for peace! His Word tells us in Genesis 12:3 that whoever blesses Israel He will bless and whoever curses Israel He will curse."

We then showed it is the Lord who will take vengeance on anyone who tries to destroy Israel. Solomon said, "I don't believe God can protect my family if we are attacked. Besides, I'm not religious and I don't know God." After hearing this we explained that Solomon could never realize God's love and providence through religion. We exhorted Solomon to realize we are truly protected and saved from an eternity in Hell if we turn from our sin and put our trust in the Lord.

"Show me where it talks about God's love in the Bible?" Solomon demanded. We opened to Zephaniah 3:17 and read, "The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing." 
"This is the God that saves" we said. "But how?" asked Solomon. "Through His Son, the Messiah of Israel, who died for our sins and was raised on the third day so that we could have eternal life." we replied. Then the Spirit moved us to read to him from Isaiah 53.

Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:1-5 NIV)

Solomon asked, "Who is this Messiah and what is His name?" We announced, "Yeshua is our Messiah!" He was hungry for the truth. Please pray the seed that was planted in Solomon would to continue to be watered. 

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