The story is told that King Frederick the Great of Prussia once asked his physician to give him proof for the existence of God.
His physician replied, “Your Majesty, the continued existence of the Jews.”
It’s true. The Jewish people are the most persecuted people in history. From the Book of Esther, down through all the centuries, there have been repeated attempts to destroy them.
No other group has been so persecuted. Yet still the Jewish people miraculously survive.
But the miracle is even greater than that!
Before 1948, almost no one was convinced the Jewish people, after centuries of wandering, could return to Israel and reclaim their ancient homeland. But they did.
Then, almost no one believed the new State of Israel, surrounded by enemies, would long survive. But survive it did, amazingly winning a long series of wars and conflicts that continue today.
Few people initially had faith God would fulfill His ancient promise to reestablish the Jewish people in Israel.
But today, many Christians understand and support the State of Israel and the Jewish people as a fulfillment of biblical prophecy – and an important step towards the eventual return of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah.
But despite this enthusiasm and support, most Christians still know very little about what life is like in modern Israel, or the hunger for the Messiah that God has placed in the hearts of the Jewish people there.
You see, I – and all of us here at Jewish Voice Ministries – have realized that God’s miraculous plans for the Jewish people go well beyond the reestablishment of the Jewish homeland in Israel.
I believe God has placed a desire – a deep hunger – in the hearts of Jewish people, especially in Israel. And that desire is to meet and come into a loving relationship with the Messiah, the one we know as Jesus of Nazareth.
We see the evidence of this every day in our work among Jewish people in Israel.
Recently, we were ministering through one of our partner agencies along a beach in Israel, when our team was approached by a young Israeli man. Interested in what our team was doing, he said he was a “secular Jew” (that is, non-religious), but he often came to the beach to think about spiritual things.
Clearly, he had a hunger for God. It’s just that he didn’t know what to do with that hunger.
Our team welcomed him and said they, too, thought often about God and spiritual things. And they began to tell him about Yeshua.
After a while, the young man said the Good News seemed like what he had been looking for – as though the puzzle pieces had begun to fall into place for him.
Praying right then and there, the young man accepted Yeshua as his savior. We were able to connect him with one of the Messianic Jewish congregations in the area.
This is just one story of how Jews in Israel are hungry – desperately hungry – to find answers to their spiritual questions. We see examples of this kind of openness to Yeshua every day!
But spiritual hunger by itself is not enough. We must make the effort to tell the Jewish people of Israel what they so desperately need to hear.
As the Apostle Paul wrote:
How then shall they call on the One in whom they have not trusted? And how shall they trust in the One they have not heard of? And how shall they hear without someone proclaiming? And how shall they proclaim unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who proclaim good news of good things!” (Romans 10:14-15, TLV)
Paul is very clear here. No matter how much spiritual hunger the Jewish people have, they still cannot and will not accept Yeshua unless we who believe go to them, share the Good News and introduce them to God’s Son.
That evangelistic mission is at the core of everything Jewish Voice does, in all our ministries around the world.
And right now we see tremendous opportunity to bring Jewish people to Yeshua in Israel, among the many secular Jews living there.
We clearly see the spiritual need in Israel. And every day we see the blessings that come from sending ministry workers there, to befriend and share hope with the people – to “proclaim good news of good things.”
But the need is great. And right now the workers are too few.
Which is why we need your help.
Jewish Voice has committed almost $1 million to support the efforts of Messianic congregations and ministry organizations in Israel. Working alongside these committed Believers, we see every day the blessing they are bringing to spiritually seeking Jews.
But we are only able to support these efforts in Israel, and to see the Jewish people there coming to Jesus, because of the prayers and gifts from you and our many other Jewish Voice partners.
So I’m bold to ask: Will you give now to help share the Good News with Jewish people in Israel?
Of course, I’m not asking you to provide ALL of the $1 million we’ve committed to share our faith in Israel – although that would be another miraculous blessing!
All I’m asking is that you give as generously as possible, knowing your gift will translate into Jewish people hearing about Yeshua’s great love for them.