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Witnessing History in the Making

500 people respond at an outreach conference in Tel Aviv

Last week we organized an outreach conference with an international evangelist and a friend of Israel, David Hathaway, who has ministered worldwide for over 60 years. This year he celebrated his 50 anniversary since his first ever visit to Israel in 1961. It was a very joyous celebration with the theme: ‘Israel - yesterday, today and forever’. He has a big heart and a big passion for Israel and the people of Israel and it was reflected in his message.

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Over 700 people attended the 2-day conference. Most of them non-believers and many of the guests at the conference were an older generation, holocaust survivors and many other Israelis. For most of them it was the first time they had ever heard the gospel of a Jewish Messiah preached to them. Their response was overwhelming!

On the first night more than 300 people responded, came forward to receive Yeshua as their Messiah! The second night 200 people also gave their lives to Yeshua. It has exceeded all our expectations! We have never seen such a large number of people in Israel responding to the message of Yeshua.

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We saw what a difference our social work makes. The love, patience and help to people does wonders. We thank God that Voice of Judah is a ministry that continuously bears such fruit.

It was genuinely a historic event; something that hasn't been seen in Israel  in the modern days. To see countless of people coming forward to receive prayer for healing and the testimonies kept pouring in from people who were amazed to discover they were healed.

Ezekiel 37:1-14 speaks about "dry bones";

"Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel . They say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off..." (v.11)

"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: 'My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel . Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live..." (v.12-14)

When the British, American and Soviet soldiers liberated the concentration camps, many of them saw the same horrifying image that the prophet Ezekiel saw: valley, field or simply piles of bones and dead bodies. The survivors that they found in the concentration camps didn't look any better. They were literally walking skeletons.

 But God made a promise and He kept it.

He opened up the graves (concentration camps) and took His people out of there. He brought them into the land of Israel and restored the nation of Israel in 1948. Some of these holocaust survivors are still living among us and the world witnessed the fulfillment of the first part of the "dry bones" prophecy - the physical restoration of Israel .  

Last week at the conference we were awestruck to see God in action as He is fulfilling the second part of the prophecy - the spiritual restoration of the remaining generation of holocaust survivors.

While many times the youth gets all the focus of what God is doing among the young generation, it was indescribable to witness how God made a point of showing that He is far from done with the older generation, when hundreds of people answered His call during the conference to restore them spiritually after restoring them physically as a nation.

The Spirit of God was poured out mightily over the "dry-bones" generation last weekend and we have seen what has not been seen in Israel yet: the overwhelming response to an altar call of about 500 Israelis in Tel Aviv.

It brings  tears to my eyes to realize how tremendously privileged we are to be living in Israel during these days and witnessing how God is fulfilling ancient prophecies right before our very eyes.


I am an American Christian living in Turkey to teach English, and I am thrilled to see God blessing Israel with the knowledge of Messiah.

How wonderful to see prophecy fullfilling, I believe quite soon the rest will also come to pass : Zech. 8:23:

Thus says the Lord of hosts: "In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you’
Praise God!