I would like to share some exciting plans we have for 2015 that I believe will impact the lives of Jewish people for Jesus our Messiah.
As you know, we have been conducting an Isaiah 53 Evangelistic Campaign in many different nations and cities over the last three years. As a result, thousands of Jewish people have heard about the Lord, some have come to faith and many Christians have had quality opportunities to share the Gospel with their Jewish friends.
Additionally, Your Mission to the Jewish People has learned a lot about proclaiming the Good News to Jewish people—online!
This would include using websites, Facebook, blogs, YouTube and many other forms of social media. This is the new marketplace of ideas and if the Apostle Paul were around—he would be blogging, posting and preaching!
Let me tell you a quick story that will encourage your heart.
Our Isaiah 53 Hebrew website offers the opportunity to view testimonies of Jewish believers from Israel. Of course, the site and the testimonies are all in Hebrew. We began advertising one of the testimonies early last year and have had over 200,000 Israelis watch the video! This is remarkable, but what is even more incredible is that the average time people have watched this video is 5 and a half minutes.
I asked one of my co-workers in Israel, “When was the last time you spoke to over 200,000 Israelis about Jesus for 5 and a half minutes?” We both smiled and praised the Lord for these new opportunities to let our Jewish people know about the Lord.
A few months ago, an Israeli young man who watched the video on the site contacted the brother who gave the testimony. After some conversations, this young, secular Israeli in Tel Aviv prayed to receive Jesus. Now the brother who gave the testimony is discipling this new believer.
And this is just one story among many!
We have also given away over 200 copies of the evangelistic book, Isaiah 53 Explained, in Hebrew to Israelis who requested it by visiting the site.
When we began these efforts in online evangelism, I had no idea where the Lord might take us. But the vision He has given to our staff and me for moving forward in reaching Jewish people through these wonderful new tools is becoming clearer.