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Jewish Man Converts To Jesus

Jewish man converts to Jesus

There are many Jewish people today coming to faith in Christ. Contrary to Rabbinical teachings, they are believing that Jesus (Yeshua) was indeed the promised Messiah and the Savior of all mankind. Like Glenn Blank says in his conversion testimony, “You don’t have to give up your Jewish identity to believe in Jesus.” He came to faith in Jesus Christ the Messiah while personally studying the New and Old Testament Bible, and the Messianic prophecies fulfilled by Jesus.

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Columbus – A Messianic Jew?

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Hello Brother Luis…I heard something today that I thought was interesting and I thought perhaps you might have heard something about it. I heard and saw evidence that Christopher Columbus was actually a Messianic Jew who hid his Jewish identity because of the inquisition. Do you know anything about that? – Donna, Missouri.

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Yes I do. In fact, I believe it is true. If it is, I am of Jewish ancestry since my ancestors migrated to Cuba from Spain. My last name is also of Jewish origin. During the voyages of Christopher Columbus, thousands of Spanish Jews escaped on Columbus’ ships. The Roman Catholic Inquisition in Spain was in full force – imprisoning, torturing, and killing Jews who refused to convert to Catholicism. I wrote a teaching message about this. You can click on the link below to read it.

Was Christopher Columbus Jewish?
https://yehudafm.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/was-christopher-columbus-jewish

Here is an excerpt: “I recently came across the following article on the Spanish website http://www.Semana.com. This reliable editorial details the latest revelations on the true ancestry of Christopher Columbus (Cristóbal Colón) and the primary motivation behind the discovery of The Americas. It further confirms my own Jewish ancestry that dates back to the migration of Spanish Jews to the island of Cuba and Hispaniola on board the voyages of Columbus. Here are some highlights of these recent revelations…”

Keep in mind that I don’t like to use the term “Messianic Jew.” This term is a modern invention of the Messianic movement. I prefer to simply call them “Jewish believers,” since God’s Word rebukes sectarianism (i.e. denominational labels) which divide the Body of Christ (see 1 Corinthians 1:12-13)

“What I mean is this: One of you says, “I follow Paul”; another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Cephas”; still another, “I follow Christ. Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized into the name of Paul?

I encourage you to do your own study on these subjects and ask the Holy Spirit to give you further revelation.

Blessings in Messiah,

Pastor Luis Yosefus
REAL JESUS MINISTRIES
www.RealJesus.net

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Thank you so much for your feedback. I think this is a fascinating find.
I recently started writing a Christian Blog myself. Right now I am going through a study on First Corinthians. Go to:
http://howmyspiritsings.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/the-called-out-part-1/

– Donna, Missouri


Was Jesus a Rabbi?

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The simple answer to the question is, “Yes!”  Jesus was indeed a Jewish “teacher” of God’s Law and “Master” or spiritual leader over those who followed Him as His disciples. That’s what Rabbi means – a teacher or master.

A Rabbi in early first century Judaism and Christianity was very similar to what we call a “Pastor” or “Preacher” today.  The title “Reverend” that is commonly in use today was never permitted in the early church, since it was considered blasphemous to call any man Reverend (which means to be revered).  God alone is to be worshipped and revered.

Years ago, when I was first ordained as a minister of the gospel I was given the title “Reverend Luis.”  I used this religious title for a brief time not knowing any better. I must confess that being addressed as “Reverend” inflated my ego a little bit and I enjoyed the false sense that I was somehow better than others, on a higher spiritual level than other Christians. But as I grew older (and hopefully wiser), I saw the arrogance of such a preposterous title. I humbled myself before God and asked for His forgiveness. Afterwards I discontinued using the title Reverend or allowing anyone to address me in such a manner.  I prefer to be called Pastor or Shepherd or Teacher of God’s flock, under the authority of the Great Shepherd Himself – Jesus the Messiah.

In Jesus’ case, however, he was more than just a Rabbi or Teacher.  He was the only begotten Son of God, the long awaited Messiah of Israel, and Redeemer of all mankind.  To say that Jesus was simply a good teacher or godly prophet is to minimize His spiritual authority and ignore His divine attributes.

Today for the sake of brevity, we will focus on His role as a Jewish Rabbi who was anointed of God to correctly teach God’s people about the Kingdom of heaven.  As we seek to further understand the Jewish roots of our Christian faith, we must realize that Jesus was not only sent by God the Father to die for the remission of our sins, but also to dispel many false religious doctrines and traditions that had perverted the worship of Yahovah God.  Judaism, 2000 years ago (as well as today) had been contaminated by thousands of man-made traditions that had made the Word of God void.

In Mark 7:6-9, Jesus rebuked some of the Rabbis and religious leaders of His day for being hypocrites and only honoring God with their lips and not their hearts.

He answered and said to them, Well has Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. However, in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things you do. And he said to them, Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition.”

They had substituted outward acts such as washing of hands, cups, pots, and brazen vessels, for the more important attitudes of inner holiness. Outwardly, these religious leaders appeared righteous, but inwardly they had no real love for God. Sound familiar?

Many of the Jewish Rabbis and teachers of the Law were guilty of placing man-made traditions above or before God’s written Word.  The same problem exists within the Christian churches today. Man-made or denominational doctrines have also superseded the Word of God. Jesus the Rabbi would again rebuke many of the religious shephereds (Christian pastors and preachers) today for being hypocrites and following the traditions of men instead of Gods Word.

Jesus indeed was the greatest Rabbi that has ever lived!  If we are to practice an authentic form of Christianity, Jesus the Messiah, our Savior and Lord of our lives, must have the final word over everything that we accept as truth, and practice.

If you’re not sure if your church or denomination is teaching the absolute truth according to the Old and New Testament Bible, go to Rabbi Jesus. Pray and ask Him to show you the way.  Rabbi Jesus declare in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life; no one can come to God the Father except through Me.” AMEN.

–         Pastor Luis Yosefus

REAL JESUS MINISTRIES
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Ask Rabbi Jesus – Free Book Offer

With your donation – large or small – in support of Real Jesus Ministries, we will send you a free copy of Pastor Luis Yosefus’ book, “Ask Rabbi Jesus.”

The roots of Christianity run deep into Jewish soil. Regrettably, most Christians are uninformed about our rich Hebraic heritage and how the principles of Hebrew thought influenced the teachings of the apostles and the early Church. This book will offer you fresh insights into the teachings of Rabbi Jesus and deepen your own understanding of the Holy Bible.

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I am a Christian Zionist…Are You?

Christian_zionism  If you are a Bible-believing follower of Jesus the Messiah, you are a Christian Zionist” too. The Bible clearly teaches that the Jewish people – the descendents of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob, were the chosen people of God to bring forth His divine message (laws and commandments), and the Savior of all mankind, Jesus the Christ (Hebrew: Yeshua Ha Mashiach).

Therefore, we must love the Jewish people, pray for their salvation and deliverance from unbelief, and support the State of Israel. Let us not succumb to the pressures of political correctness exerted by the liberal media and politicians for a two-state solution in Israel. The land of Israel and the City of Jerusalem rightfully belong to the Jewish people – not the Arabs. This Holy land was given to the Jews by God Himself thousands of years ago, and must not be divided-up between two nations. Let the Palestinians Arabs find somewhere else to establish their nation in the vast territories of the Middle East owned by their Arab brothers. We must see through the facade of the Muslim religious agenda in using the Palestinians as political pawns to persecute the Jewish people and establish Muslim domination of the world.

Luis Yosefus
REAL JESUS MINISTRIES
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Definition of Christian Zionism

According to David Krush, of the Jewish Virtual Library, Christian Zionism is defined as: “…Christian support for the Zionist cause – the return of the Jewish people to its biblical homeland in Israel. It is a belief among some Christians that the return of Jews to Israel is in line with biblical prophecy, and is necessary for Jesus to return to Earth as its king. These Christians are partly motivated by the writings of the Bible and the prophets…”Christian Zionists interpret both the Torah [Old Testament Books of Moses] and the New Testament as prophetic texts that describe future events of how the world [as we know it] will one day end with the return of Jesus from Heaven to rule on Earth. Israel [and the Jewish people] are central to their vision. They interpret passages from the books of Ezekiel, Daniel, and Isaiah as foreshadowing the coming Christian era.”