As we reach out to the Jewish People with the Good News, we activate what I call the Law of Evangelism. When God called the first Jew, Abra- ham, it was with a heart to reach the rest of the world, the Gentiles. When Jesus wanted to reach the whole world, He said He went only (or went first) to the lost sheep of the House of Israel. Again, this was a spiritual seed to reach the whole world. When Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, wanted to reach his prize, he went to the Jew first (Romans 1:16). “To the Jew first” is not just God’s historical order for evan- gelism, it is His spiritual order, and it produces supernatural results.
My desire is to evangelize all people. When I go to the Jew first, I supernatu- rally reach more Gentiles than if I go to the Gentile first. One example is my evangelistic outreach in Kaifeng, China. I learned that Jewish silk trad- ers had settled in Kaifeng centuries ago. Before leading an outreach, I went to Kaifeng to “spy out the land.” I found the remnants of an ancient syn- agogue as well as a number of Chinese Jewish descendants. Isaiah had proph- esied that one day Jews from China would return to Israel: “Surely these shall come from afar; look! Those from the north and the west, and these from the land of Sinim [China]” (Isaiah 49:12 NKJV, emphasis added).
I returned to Kaifeng with a group of Believers and we evangelized the Chinese Jews. I later learned that one of the Kaifeng Jews who I led to the Lord immigrated to Israel just as Isaiah had predicted. My visit also triggered the Law of Evangelism. When I went to the Jew first in China, God spread my message about Jesus to that entire city. People actually recognized me on the streets from seeing me on local television. This would never have hap- pened unless I went to the Jew first.
The Law of Evangelism is very important to God. Paul tells us in Romans 11:12, Now if their [the Jew- ish People’s] fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness! (NKJV, emphasis added). The fullness (matu- rity) of the Jews will culminate in Romans 11:15, For if their [the Jewish People’s] being cast away is the reconcil- ing of the world, what will their accep- tance be but life from the dead? (NKJV, emphasis added). As the Jewish Peo- ple are restored to the Body of Mes- siah, they will restore literal resurrection-from-the-dead power to the Church. Get ready to witness the release of creative miracles in large numbers not seen since Bible days!
Better yet, the salvation of the Jew- ish People will usher in the return of Jesus. In Matthew 23:39, Jesus said to the Jewish People, “You shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’” (NKJV).
JEWISH SALVATION BRINGS WORLDWIDE REVIVAL
The restoration of the Jewish People to the Body of Messiah will be the cata- lyst to release the greatest Gentile revival in history. The prophet Amos predicted this. He said that when the Tabernacle of David was restored, it would usher in such a great Gentile revival that there would be more fruit than we had laborers to harvest it. What is the Tabernacle of David? The word for “tabernacle” in Hebrew means “house” or “family.” Who is the family of David? The Jewish People! When the Jewish People are restored to God, this is what will happen according to Amos 9:13: “‘The time will come,’ says the LORD, ‘when the grain and grapes will grow faster than they can be harvested . . .’” (NLT). And what will be the result of the initial Jewish harvest? God promises in Isa- iah 27:6, Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit (NKJV).
This is the Gentile Christians’ finest hour. I appeal to you as Mordecai appealed to Esther: “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14 NKJV).
The Jewish person God has placed in your life is not an accident. You are the one who has that Jewish friend or former classmate. You are the one who knows a Jewish doctor, lawyer, dentist, or merchant. You are the one chosen by God to evangelize them.
You may feel like you are not equipped to witness to a Jew. This is why I wrote a booklet on how to reach the Jewish People that I want to give youwithagiftof$12ormore.InitI share the best wisdom God has given me from more than 40 years of Jewish evangelism. As I teach you step-by- step how I evangelize, I pray the super- natural, soul-winning anointing on me will rub off on you. Always remember that anything I can do, you can do bet- ter. My ceiling can be your floor!
ISRAEL ABLAZE FOR JESUS
I have a vision. I see Israel ablaze for Jesus! I see people going to Israel not just for tours, but to get under the 24/7 cloud of Glory. I see many new Jewish Believers becoming modern-day Paul the Apostles. I see Orthodox rabbis who will be the greatest Bible teachers since Jesus. I see Jewish businessmen who will make Christianity the head and not the tail. I see Jewish Holly- wood movie stars, producers, and directors who will use the entertain-ment industry to evangelize the world.
The devil already knows his time is short. The world is quickly turning anti-Jewish and anti-Israel. Will you be like Queen Esther and boldly stand up for the Jewish People?
You have been called to the King-dom for such a time as this. Esther (Church), as you rise up to evangelize the Jew, no matter how dark the world gets, the Glory of God and the bless- ings of Abraham will overtake you.
The only thing you take to Heaven is souls! It’s time to enter the great Jewish harvest that will catapult us into the greatest Gentile harvest in history!