A school in Jerusalem has a
special program for soldiers being inducted into the Israeli army, and
God has given us (at Beit Netanel) much favor with their leaders. This
last month one officer, who had been with us before, asked if he could
bring 30 more young soldiers specifically to hear me teach about Yeshua!
So, as usual, Gilad and I prepared a large meal because in our culture,
when people sit to eat, it breaks the ice and they are more open to hear
what one has to say. I was surprised to find how hungry these young
people were to learn about Yeshua. I told them about how the Son of God
put on flesh and how He came to take away our sins and give us His
righteousness. They asked so many questions!
One of them asked, "What can we do to make Messiah come?"
I said, "First of all you need to ask God to show you the truth. If you
read the Tanakh [Hebrew scriptures], the first mention of the Messiah is
in Genesis 3:15, 'And I will put enmity between you and the
woman, and between your seed and her seed; he will crush your head, and
you will strike his heel.' What does it mean the 'seed of
the woman'? There is no other woman where this is mentioned because
the Messiah must not be born of man. Look at what is written in Isaiah
:14, '... Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and
she will call His name Immanuel.'"
They were amazed and said, "What? This is in our Tanakh?"
This conversation lasted more than three hours after lunch. They were so
happy and several want to come again and bring their families. Before
they left, they presented me with an award for my service to the soldiers
which said, "In appreciation for the enlightening atmosphere and
fascinating conversation." Praise God!