MembersWhat Does the Future Hold for Messianic Jews in Israel?

Guy Cohen grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family and became a follower of Jesus at age 23. He now leads a Messianic Jewish congregation in the city of Akko (Acre).

By David Lazarus | | Topics: MESSIANIC JEWS
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Israel Today: How do you see the future of the body of Messiah in the Land of Israel?
Guy Cohen: A difficult question. We have an obligation to be one body ready for His coming. But presently the body of Messiah is divided. I hope the situation will change, but in the meantime our testimony is not where it needs to be.

Is there a place in Messianic congregational life for Judaism? That depends on the nature of the local Messianic congregations. The people of Israel need a change of heart toward Jesus, but the congregations in Israel need to be a worthy and relevant testimony of the Lord. In the congregation where I serve, we give expression to our Messianic faith by observing the Jewish holidays and the biblical Feasts of the Lord. It is wonderful that our people continue to celebrate these appointed seasons, even without faith in Jesus. When our people have the revelation of the Messiah, their understanding of the Feasts will be blessed and enriched because they will find that the Lord’s...

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