Recently, one of our staff members was speaking at a church meeting, along with Moshe,* an Israeli. After looking over Moshe’s website, our staff member realized that a non-discerning person would think that Moshe was a believer in Jesus, which wasn’t the case. Our staff member prayed that the Lord would give him an opportunity to share with him. Moshe gave a very engaging talk at the church meeting and when someone asked him about the Messiah, he responded with, “I love Jesus! I read Jesus!” You would think that with a response like that, that he would be a believer, but this was not the case.
After everybody left, Moshe, the pastor, and our staff member remained and asked Moshe, “So how do you speak about Jesus, and yet you don’t believe in him?” Moshe seemed surprised at the question and told our staff member that he didn’t believe in Jesus now, but he would at His second coming. After fifteen minutes of spirited debate, where the pastor’s head darted back and forth as if he were following a tennis match, our staff member finally asked Moshe directly, “If you say you will believe in Him when he comes the second time, why don’t you simply say, ‘I believe in Jesus’ now?’” To that, Moshe responded, “I don’t believe that the Messiah is God.” Our staff member explained that the Lord showed up several times in the Old Testament in bodily form—walking with Adam and Eve, appearing to Abraham, wrestling with Jacob, and stepping foot on the Mount of Olives in Zechariah. The words flowed out of our staff member’s mouth as if the Lord Himself placed them there. We believe that the Almighty did! Moshe had never heard this argument for the deity of the Messiah before and was stunned.
Praise God for this divine appointment and please continue to pray with us for Moshe’s salvation.