Judaism is a biblically based movement
of Jewish people who have come
to believe in Yeshua as the promised
Jewish Messiah of Israel. Yeshua
is the Hebrew name for Jesus which
means "Salvation". Today,
there are hundreds of thousands
of Messianic Jews in the world.
Messianic synagogues are springing
up. Other nations such as USA,
Canada, England, France, Israel,
Australia, South Africa are experiencing
a growing movement of Messianic
Jews as well.
it Jewish to Believe in Jesus?
To some, the concept
of a Jewish person believing in
Yeshua seems to be a contradiction.
On the one hand, you have Jews
and Judaism and on the other hand,
Christians and Christianity. You
are either one or the other.
If we go back 2000
years, we find that Yeshua ws a
Jew living in a Jewish land among
Jewish people. All the apostles
were Jewish as well as the writers
of the New Covenant and for many
years this faith in Yeshua was
strictly a Jewish one.
From the Book of
Acts and other historical evidence,
many believe that in the first-century
there were literally hundreds of
thousands of Messianic Jews. In
addition, there were Messianic
synagogues scattered throughout
the Roman Empire and beyond. There
first-century Messianic Jews remained
highly loyal to their people.
Whether it was Jewish
to believe in Yeshua was never
an issue. The big question back
then was whether Yeshua had been
sent for the Gentiles also. When
God miraculously showed the Messianic
Jews that he was the Messiah for
both Jew and Gentile alike, then
Gentiles from every nation began
to pour into this Jewish faith.
Through the years,
as the numbers of Gentile believers
increased, they began to predominate
in this Messianic faith. With the
passing on of the Jewish apostles
and the early Messianic Jews, the
Jewish roots of the faith were
This "de-Judaizing" process
continued until in one of the greatest
paradoxes in history, it became
alien for a Jewish person to believe
in Yeshua as his Messiah [Salvation]!
Today we are seeking
to put the Messiah back within
His biblical and Jewish context.
is a spiritual revival, a return
to the faith as the Messianic Jews
had in the first century, unencumbered
by the traditions of men. It is
a return to a pure and simple faith
based upon having a living, vibrant
and personal relationship with
the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
through the Messiah Yeshua.
The real issue we
must recognize is not whether is
Jewish to believe in Yeshua, because
the Jewishness of Yeshua is historically
unquestionable. The real issue
at stake here is whether Yeshua
is truly the Messiah or not. If
He is, then it is the most Jewish
thing in the world to believe in
Him. If He is not the Messiah,
then we should not follow Him.
There is only one
way to find out, and that is to
go back into the Jewish scriptures
ourselves and study the Messianic
prophecies. According to the Jewish
scriptures, the Messiah was to
come twice; the first time to suffer
and die, and the second time to
usher in the Messianic era of peace
upon the earth.
did the Messiah have to die?
The prophet Isaiah
answered this question when he
said, "All we like sheep have
gone astray, we have turned everyone
to his own way. And the Lord has
laid upon Him (the Messiah) the
sin of us all." (Isaiah
Without God there
is no hope for mankind. It is obvious
that man is separated from G-d
when we view the ever-worsening
situation in the world today. That
is why He sent Yeshua, the Messiah,
who came to deliver us from our
sins and to bring us into a new
life in Him.
For hundreds of thousands
of us today, we know that we have
found the Messiah who said, "do
not think that I came to abolish
the law or the prophets; I did
not come to abolish, but to fulfill." (Matthew
We would like to
encourage you to read and study
the Jewish scriptures for yourself
and find out if Yeshua is truly
the One of whom the prophets spoke.
Before you research the scriptures,
pray and ask the G-d of Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob to guide you and
show you His truth.
do the Prophets Say About Messiah?
Who hath believed
our report? and to whom is the
arm of the LORD revealed?
For he shall grow
up before him as a tender plant,
and as a root out of a dry ground:
he hath no form nor comeliness;
and when we shall see him, there
is no beauty that we should desire
He is despised and
rejected of men; a man of sorrows,
and acquainted with grief: and
we hid as it were our faces from
him; he was despised, and we esteemed
Surely he hath borne
our griefs, and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded
for our transgressions, he was
bruised for our iniquities: the
chastisement of our peace was upon
him; and with his stripes we are
All we like sheep
have gone astray; we have turned
every one to his own way; and the
LORD hath laid on him the iniquity
of us all.
Messianic Prophecies from the Jewish
Moses proclaims that a prophet like him will arise whom the people
His place of birth, Bethlehem.
Messiah to be born and to reign on king David's throne.
Messiah to come and be "cut off" before the destruction of
Messiah to be a light to the nation of Israel and to the Gentiles as
Jeremiah prophesies God's new covenant with Israel.
Israel's King endowed with salvation, humble and mounted on a donkey.
Messiah to be given glory and everlasting dominion over all nations.