To date, 23 of June 2018 there are about 1,500,000.00 of people believing in Yeshua like the Mesias of Israel and that follow the precepts and commandments of the Torah in his daily life and about 1 million additional people who are not affiliated to any institution or Congregation but practicing the Jewish roots of faith. These people are called “Messianic Jews” or “Netzarin Jews”.
The word “Messianic Judaism” was used for the first time by Protestants at the beginning of the twentieth century to designate those Jews who had embraced Christianity but without abandoning Jewish customs and rites. In the ninth edition of the magazine “Hope of Israel” appeared a study called “a month dedicated to the study of prophecy and Messianic Judaism”, that the first moment of the use of the term “Messianic Judaism”
The exact principles of the Jewish Messianism vary from congregation to congregation. In general, the essential doctrines of Messianic Judaism include: Shabbat (Friday night-Saturday night), use of prayer Talli, Mezuzah, Tzitzit, kosher diet, and circumcision of children on the eighth day.
Elohim/God: The only creator, omnipotent, omnipresent, eternal, out of creation, infinitely meaningful and benevolent.
Yeshua/Jesus: It is believed that it is the Jewish Messiah or prophet; Opinions on their divinity vary. Instead, Christians believe that the creator of the whole universe is three gods, which they call the “Holy Trinity.”
The Bible: Tanakh and Brit Hadashah/Nuevo Testament are generally considered as divinely inspired scripture. However, faith does not adhere to rabbinical law, and avoids the authority of the Mishnah and the Talmud (Oral Law), consider these subordinate traditions to the written Torah.
The written Torah (the first five books of the OT): The Messianic Jews believe, that Yeshua taught and reaffirmed the Torah and that it remains fully in force.
Israel: The children of Israel are the chosen people in God’s plan; The Mesianicos are opposed to the theology of the replacement.
Messianic Jewish conversions are not considered valid by any Jewish denomination. Non-Jews who join Messianic congregations are sometimes called spiritual Jews, finished Jews, or messianic Gentiles.
Messianic Jewish prayer services include a large part of the traditional Jewish liturgy, often edited and amended to include references to Yeshua. Hebrew is common in Messianic Jewish congregations, and there is a growing tendency towards the inclusion of dance in its services.
The “Messianic Jewish Alliance of America” (MJAA), started in 1915, was the first great group in the United States. Time Magazine placed the number of Messianic Jews in the United States in more than 50,000 for the sixties; By 1993 this number had grown to 160,000 in the United States and about 350,000 worldwide…. There are currently more than 400 Messianic synagogues worldwide, with at least 150 in the United States. ”
From 2003 to 2007, the movement grew to more than 438 Messianic congregations in the United States to as many as 438, and more than 100 in Israel; Congregations are often affiliated with larger messianic organizations or alliances. There are many independent Congregacionas not affiliated to any movement.
The Mesianicas Jewish congregations do not believe themselves “Notzrim” (Christians), but “Yehudim”. The believers in Yeshua and practitioners of Torah are classified as fanatics and bigoted by the non-Messianic Jewish community, teaching their children that we want to destroy Judaism, and part of the Christian community sees us as judaizers (for misinterpretation of Galatas 3), trying to bring back the believers under the law. Both things are false and ridiculous at the same time. Do not procelitan the Israeli people, avoiding to take them to “false Christianity”.
ORGANIZATIONES # Afiliate
Chosen People Ministries 40
Messianic Jewish Alliance America IAMCS 92
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations 80
Coalition of Torah Observant Messianic Congregations 50
The Jerusalem Council 100
Association of Messianic Congregations 57
In Israel (according to Kehilanews.com) 272
Worldwide Nazarene Assembly of Elohim 91
Worldwide Ministry Elohei Kedem 5
TOTAL (in the World) 787
As we said today, 23 June 2018 There are about 1,500,000.00 of Messianic Jews or Netzarin Jews and another million believers not associated with any organization.
FAMOUS MESSIANIC JEWS YOU PROBABLY DID NOT KNOW
HEGESIPPUS (140 ad-), a Christian NazarenE, was the first historian of the church. He quoted the Hebrews in much of the gospel as the final authority in the life and teaching of Jesus and declared that certain books of the Apocrypha had been forged during his own life.
Zoller, Israel, (September 27, 1881? March 2, 1956) former Chief Rabbi of Rome (1881-1956) The main rabbi of Rome, helps to save about 4.000 Roman Jews while the Nazis enter Rome in 1943. Posing as a structural engineer, he enters the Vatican and asks Pope Pius XII to protect the Jews from Rome. The pope makes sanctuaries for them churches, monasteries, convents and the Vatican itself. Zolli publicly becomes Christ in 1945, saying: “I promised God in 1942 that I should become a Christian if I survived the war. No one in the world has ever tried to convert me. My conversion was a slow evolution, totally internal….
Benjamin Disrael (London, Dezembro 21, 1804 — April 19, 1881) is best known as the 19th-century Prime Minister of England who built the Suez canal (with funds from Rothschild). He was also a very popular author who never hid his Jewish ancestry. He once told Queen Victoria, “Your Majesty, I am the blank page between the Old Testament and the new.”
Bob Dylan (Duluth, Minnesota, U) fought to balance his messianic beliefs of Judaism with his music, especially in the years 80.
Glen Campbell (Delight, Arkansas, U) has followed the Messianic Jewish faith for decades. “It is the Jews who believe that Christ is the resurrected Savior. I think it’s all going to come to that, “he said.
Shia LaBeouf (Los Angeles, CA, USA). His mother is Jewish, and the actor said he believes in Jesus. “I found God making fury,” he said. “I became a Christian man… in a very real way. I could have said the prayers that were on the page. But it was a real thing that really saved me. ”
Juliana Margulies (Spring Valley, NY, USA) “I didn’t grow up Jewish. My parents are Jewish, but my mother was baptized when I was five years old. She took a Christian path – she was not born again, but Christian spiritual, “she said of her faith.
Jay Sekulow became chief counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, Donald Trump’s lawyer. Jay Sekulow is the founder and chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice. He has successfully discussed many cases before the Supreme Court. He wrote, “I always thought my cultural Judaism was enough, but in the course of studying the Messiah I would die as a bearer of sin, I understood that I needed a messiah to do that for me.”
Dr. Michael Brown, on the theme of the Messiah of Yeshua.
Kathie Lee Gifford, Nee Epstein, Josh grobn, Lenny Kravitz and others
Being the Messianic Jews so important today, do not forget that we have multiplied ourselves in double in less than 10 years, we were only 800,000 members 8 years ago now we are more than 2 million in June 2018.
Blessings to all
Rabbi Yosef Ben Marques © 2018