Recently, one of our missionaries visited a Chabad Orthodox Jewish synagogue community a few times. The people know he believes Yeshua (Jesus) is the Jewish Messiah and Savior, and even though some mock or insult him for following Jesus, he has had many open doors to share his testimony, Messianic prophecies, and why he believes in Yeshua!
One time, Moshe,* a Persian Jewish man, directly asked him, “Why do you believe in Yeshua?” Amazingly, they talked for three hours! Our staff member shared his testimony and explained how Yeshua’s death, resurrection, and the giving of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2) directly fulfilled the springtime Jewish holy days (Leviticus 23). Yet, perhaps the most impactful part was sharing how God forgives different kinds of sin. Pesha is a rebellious, willful sin. Our missionary showed Moshe how the regular sacrificial system never atones for nor forgives pesha. Instead, only two things forgive this rebellious sin in a substitutionary way: (1) the yearly Day of Atonement sacrifice (Leviticus 16), and (2) the amazing Suffering Servant Messianic passage of Isaiah 53! While Moshe thinks he is misguided, he confessed he has never heard Yeshua presented this way before.
Please pray for Moshe and for his salvation!