Scripture says that in the Millennial Kingdom ten Gentiles will grab the garment of a Jew and say, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you” (Zechariah 8:23).
There are still parts of the world where Jewish people are fairly scarce. Wherever they have lived, they’ve been persecuted more often than blessed. Even in America, Jews have often been ostracized and mistreated. Such behavior is no longer condoned by the culture at large, but acts of antisemitism are rising once again.
A good friend in Israel loves to share his personal testimony of coming to America as a very smug, secular Jew. A former special forces commando, he intended to make his fortune here, but quickly ran out of cash. He ended up getting an unlikely job in an American small town. His boss was a devout Christian who had prayed every day for twenty years, “Lord, send me a Jew I can share Jesus with.”
When that man got to know my Jewish friend, his prayer changed to, “Lord, send me a different Jew; this one is beyond hope.”
Thankfully, the Lord told the man to seize the opportunity afforded to him. He faithfully shared Jesus and my Jewish friend became an avid follower of our Jewish Messiah. Today he is a Messianic evangelist in Israel.
It is not enough to gain insight into what God is doing in Israel and among the Jewish people. It is not even enough to pray for God to bless the Jews in general. If we are to invest ourselves in blessing the Jewish people, we need to have a heart like the man who shared Christ with my friend. How many of us are willing to pray every day for twenty years, “Lord, send me just one Jew I can share Jesus with?”
Paul said that salvation has come to the Gentiles to make the Jews jealous (Romans 11:11). Are you manifesting such joy-filled faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — and in Jesus, the Messiah foretold by all the Old Testament prophets — that Jews are eager to learn about your blessed assurance? Jewish people will be drawn in by your joy and your love only to be introduced to your Blessed Hope.
With time of the essence, Christians should be urgent and intentional about showering the Jews with the love of Jesus Christ. Pray for God to lead you to one Jew. Ask Him to send nine more brothers and sisters to multiply the blessing. And get ready to pay forward the blessing that has been given to you.
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What an exciting prayer!! I love the Jewish people, I always wanted to go to Israel (won’t happen now, so looking forward to being there in the next life!), but that is now on my daily prayer list! Thank you for that Tim!