Convinced that the only way to truly bring peace to Israel is through the knowledge of the Gospel, One For Israel, a groundbreaking initiative of native-born Israelis, is seeking to share the good news of the Messiah with Israeli Jews and Arabs using innovative methods and high-tech evangelism.
"People today are full of questions, attempting to define who they are by how they look, how they speak, and how they believe," says One for Israel president Dr. Erez Soref in a promotional video for the non-profit organization. "They struggle to explore themselves, searching for answers, and will often find hope in the arms of the world."
As a native-born Israeli, Dr. Soref was inspired to lend his efforts to One for Israel after experiencing firsthand the transformative power of the Gospel.
"Over the last 70 years, Israelis have been at the center of this struggle, hungry for meaning, asking questions and searching for answers. Many find joy in the comfort of the world, while others drown in the sorrow and disappointment," he continues. "But some have found the answer in one name: Jesus, or as we call him in Hebrew, Yeshua."
With an emphasis on winning souls for the Gospel, building disciples and sending leaders, One for Israel seeks to equip the current and next generation of followers of Messiah to further the Good News through a variety of outlets. Some of these outlets include a Bible college located in the heart of Israel; the largest Christian library in Israel; a radio and television station; and some evangelistic websites - to name just a few.
In an effort to reach all generations, the group has partnered with local authorities to provide humanitarian aid to Holocaust survivors - all in the name of Jesus Christ.
"Israel has always been on the cutting edge of internet technology, and with more Israelis online per capita than even the United States, Israel continues to be ripe for evangelism on the digital frontier," Dr. Soref explains. "We want to promote the message of the Gospel in the Land of Israel through the cooperation of Christians worldwide. Together we can care for, educate, and reach out to both Jews and Arabs in the Land of Israel."
On its website, the online ministry also uses the personal testimonies of 35 highly-respected Messianic Jews - such as well-known doctors, lawyers and politicians - to demonstrate that many intelligent, thoughtful Jewish people are coming to a realization that Yeshua is indeed the Messiah.
"For the past 2,000 years, it would have been shocking - scandalous even - to claim that Jews can believe in Jesus!" the group wrote on its Facebook page. "We are proud to announce our new project I MET MESSIAH. Dynamic video testimonies of Jewish professionals who met their Messiah!"
Eitan Bar, one of the Messianic Jews being interviewed for the series, is asking Christians worldwide to unite in prayer for those sharing the Gospel in Israel, as they will certainly face severe backlash: "Please pray for us and for all of the Messianic Jews in Israel. We know that there will be unyielding opposition," he told Israel Today.
He also encouraged Christians around the world to help by promoting their message on their personal social media pages and blogs.
"Use your blogs and websites to link to the Messianic websites being promoted by Walla!" he said. "This really helps as it increases exposure to these sites and raises the sites rating on Google's search engine. When Israelis search for keywords in Hebrew like 'Yeshua the Messiah', 'New Testament', 'Jesus of Nazareth' or 'Messianic Jews' they will be pointed to the Hebrew websites where they will be able to learn more about who Jesus really is, rather than to the many anti-Messiah, deceitful websites, some even denying that Jesus ever existed!"
To learn more about One For Israel, visit their website.