20 Key Prophecy Signs » Israel's Messianic Jews: Some Call it a Miracle
By Wendy Griffith. CBN News Senior Reporter. July 22, 2008.
CBNNews.com - In Israel, a resurgence in the number of Jews who believe in Jesus is getting a lot of attention. Many leaders say it's the strongest growth since the time of Jesus and that the Messianic movement could be on the brink of a great revival. "This is the first time where we've seen Israeli society in general being so open to consider who Yeshua is," said Messianic leader Asher Intrater. "This is a real miracle, and there's beginning to be grace and favor with us in the land." Although Jesus and the early disciples were Jewish, for nearly 2,000 years the gospel has been viewed as a religion mainly for Gentiles. Even the name Jesus or Yeshua has been a forbidden word among many Jews. But in the last few years, Messianic leaders in Israel say something important is happening. "I believe with all my heart, after we have come back to the land, we are seeing the Lord, the Holy Spirit, is removing the veil from the eyes of the Jews and more and more Jews are realizing," Tel Aviv pastor Avi Mizrachi said. READ MORE
The premise of Prophecy Signs website is that there are specific, identifiable signs the Bible clearly states will precede the time of Jesus Christ's return to this earth. One such sign is the salvation of Israel. In Romans 11:25-26, the Apostle Paul explained that many Jews would experience a hardness of heart and not trust Jesus as the Savior or Messiah. This has been true for almost 2000 years. However, Paul fast-forwards to the End-times and prophesies that a very large number of Jews will experience a softening of their hearts once the fullness of the Gentiles is complete. At that time their blindness will be removed and a huge number of Jews will accept Jesus or 'Yeshua' as the true Messiah of Israel.
Romans 11:25-27 (NIV)
25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. 27 And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
I believe we are witnessing the very beginnings of the fulfillment of this prophecy. Israel's national heart is beginning to soften, and a few, very few, are turning toward 'Yeshua.' The Book of Revelation (Chapter 7 & 14) gives us more details concerning this event and explains that the 'firstfruits' from Israel will grow to 144,000 Jews, 12,000 from each of the Twelve Tribes. This massive group will be the first among 'all Israel' to recognize Jesus as the true Messiah.