The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. (Rom. 11:26)
THE JOSHUA PROJECT REPORTS that the world’s Jewish population is an unreached people group that Christians must intentionally seek to reach. Presently there are more Jewish people professing faith in Yeshua as Savior and Messiah than at any other time in history. Pew Research Center reports that the percentage of Jews living in America coming to Christ is growing. However, the total percentage doing so is still only 2 percent.
In answer to the question, “Why must we tell Jews about Christ,” a Jewish believer in Christ wrote, “Because of who He is. Because of what He said. Because His reality transforms lives in the midst of a broken world. Because He fulfills the hopes of our Jewish people, and of the rest of the world. Because He atones for our sins. Because believing in Him makes sense.”
Jonathan Bernis wrote, “Surprisingly, many believe that it is an act of good will not to share the gospel with Jewish people. In fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Jewish people need the Messiah for salvation like everyone else.”*
In a university chapel service, the guest speaker, who is involved in a ministry to reach Jews for Christ, pleaded, “Please pray faithfully for more and more Jews to come to Christ. Prayer moves the hand of God. It changes hearts. Please don’t give up!”
If you know a Jewish person, look for an opportunity to share Jesus with them.
Jim “Umf” Lo is a professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, cross-cultural leader, intercessor, and author of several books including Unholiness: Overcoming the Forces That Attack Your Soul (WPH).
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