Today on Perry and Shawna Mornings it’s Freedom Friday and we’re celebrating the spiritual awakening that’s been going on in Israel since 2015! One for Israel is among other things a media ministry that is producing videos the communicate the gospel in powerful ways to Hebrew speaking people in Israel and around the world.
Since 2015, their Hebrew speaking videos have been viewed 135 million times! And with a world population of 7.5 million Hebrews speakers it’s safe to say that Hebrew speakers are hearing the gospel multiple times and many are coming to faith. “Paul,” one of the producers of One for Israel joins the team today to sharing about this amazing awakening!
So, first Paul gives us the 30,000-foot view of what OFI is and what Jesus is doing among our Jewish friends. Then Paul tells us about Dr. Aton Barr, an Israeli who heads the media ministry of OFI. Dr. Barr’s background is advertising and he is using his amazing skills to produce state of the art, compelling “advertising” of the gospel!
Next Paul tells what the awakening looks like in Israel. It’s essentially an underground virtual church of Jews who have embraced Jesus in the last 5 years. Then, we have fun with this: If you could receive $100 worth of something, what would it be? Next Paul shares how their “Answering the Myths” video series has captured the attention of Jewish viewers and has created a conversation in Israel about Jesus that maybe hasn’t happened since the first century!
Then, Paul shares about how the name of Jesus is so controversial among Jews but how God in his plan is using this controversary to create curiosity! Next, Paul shares how the Holy Spirit drawing Jesus of all kinds, from Orthodox to Atheist to non-religious Jews. And we hear “Joshua’s” beautiful story of coming to faith, ( a non-religious Jew).
Then Paul shares how you and I can be involved in what Jesus is doing through prayer, with specific ways to pray into this. And finally, Paul shares how Jesus gave him a passion to reach our Jewish friend with the love of Yeshua—in 2014 the Lord woke him up from sleep with the words, “A harvest is coming.” And Paul believes that what we’ve seen is only the beginning! Please share today’s show!
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.