Acts is a very exciting book to read. It is full of miracles, tremendous growth, and powerful stories of love, devotion and fellowship among the disciples of Yeshua. However, there was also severe persecution happening at the same time. Persecution of God’s people often accompanies great strides forward in the Kingdom of God, as we are currently experiencing.
Our media team members who are very much in the public eye have been experiencing a significant amount of trouble from some Orthodox Jews incensed by the videos we are making. Eitan, Moti and Anastasia have all received threatening phone calls, and Eitan in particular has been singled out for attack, along with his wife and family. Eitan explains the situation in the video below:
Amazingly, a news channel in Israel saw this video and got in touch with Eitan. They loved the video and want to make a news item with us on the matter. That’s great news and another opportunity for more gospel exposure!
Indeed, just as the persecution that scattered the early believers only served to take the gospel further afield, so this attempt to silence our evangelism is just bringing the message of Yeshua to an even wider audience. Praise God!
The Cost Of Following Yeshua In Israel And Around The World
The “World Watch List” compiled by Open Doors names the worst 50 countries when it comes to persecution of Christians. We are grateful in Israel we do not experience the same difficulty meeting to worship and living our lives as many believers do so close to our borders. But it would be wrong to think there is no cost to following Yeshua in Israel. There certainly is. Here are some personal stories of persecution happening in Israel today. Continue reading…
What Just One Prayer Can Do
While a lot of Jewish believers managed to escape from Romania to Israel, Richard Wurmbrand and his wife were arrested and imprisoned for many years for their faith by the Communists. During his imprisonment, Richard not only experienced horrific torture, but he was kept in solitary confinement for several years. Yet even in prison, Richard and his wife continued to share the gospel – in fact, at one point Richard tapped in Morse code to the man in the cell next to him and led him to faith in Yeshua. Even more remarkable, he and his fellow prisoners would share God’s love and forgiveness with their guards and torturers, some of whom were so overwhelmed by the power of that love that they couldn’t resist embracing Yeshua too. Continue reading…