Amazing, just amazing. Before I read [the New Testament] I had thought about Yeshua, and I had seen the famous prophecies in the Bible, but I wasn’t sure about them. Only after I read Matthew, and especially the Sermon on the Mount, I said to myself this is it. This is what I’ve been searching for, this is what I’ve been longing for, and this is what I’ll go after.
It was good to see the prophecies, but I really felt the Spirit and the truth only when I really read the New Testament. The epistles are full of wisdom and guidance that you can read over and over again.
It’s amazing how the New Testament completes the Hebrew Scriptures so clearly. It has really and truly changed my life.
What to know
- The New Testament is generally considered taboo and even dangerous in Jewish circles. You cannot buy it in Israeli bookshops. When Jewish people finally get hold of a copy and dare to read it, they are usually surprised by how Jewish it is!
- Observing Jewish (oral) law is far more important to Orthodox Jews than to other Jews. In fact, nearly eight-in-ten Orthodox Jews (79%) say observing Jewish law is “essential” to what being Jewish means to them, compared with just 19% among Jews overall.
- Jews who accept Yeshua as their Messiah are often outcast from their family, and face social rejection.
How to Pray
- Pray for protection and encouragement for those who decide to follow Yeshua.
- Pray that they would be able to meet other believers and enjoy fellowship together.
- Pray that many more would get hold of the New Testament—and read it for themselves.
- Pray that all Israel, regardless of background, may be saved!