are discovering Jeshua is the Messiah"
years ago, Batya Segal was struggling with her conscience when she was asked
to typeset the New Testament in Hebrew as the first manuscript in her new
job. Raised in the traditional ways of an orthodox Jewish family, she tried
to typeset the text without reading it, but she couldn't: "I just was
consumed with the figure of Jeshua." At one point she needed to make
a decision for herself and she prayed to God to show her if Jesus was the
true Messiah for her. That night she saw a vision of an angel from the Lord.
"I didn't understand why, but I saw him very clearly. I saw his face,
his clothes, I saw his beard and details of his face. And I had never seen
an angel before, or desired to see one."
The next day she completely forgot about the apparition and went to work
as usual. After she had finished her work day, she was waiting for the bus
to go home when "the same angel that I saw in my vision, appeared to
me in life. From the bus stop on the other side of the road he came closer
and closer. I was so astounded. I was shocked, because I realized that the
night before I had prayed to God to show me whether Jeshua was the true
Messiah and if I should follow him."
She looked beside her to see if the other people standing there also saw
the angel and when she looked back he disappeared. "Finally, my bus
came and I could just shake everyone and shout: 'Wake up, Jeshua is the
real Messiah! I just found out!'"
Historian and author Lance Lambert was one of the studio guests of the Dutch
evangelical television programme Omega, focusing on the increasing number
of Jews who have come to accept Jesus as the Messiah. Lambert is a Messianic
Jew who believes "that we are in the beginning of an unbelievable movement
of the Spirit of God" whereby many Jews "for the first time are
discovering that Jeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah for Israel. The larger number
of Messianic Jews that I know have all had visitations or a supernatural
revelation of the person of the Messiah."
Yehuda Zabari, another studio guest, says he has encountered an angel. While
at a prayer conference in Jerusalem, he felt the urge to leave the hall.
Once outside, he decided to make an unwarranted telephone call to a friend
of his who answered the phone in tears. A cousin of his, a complete stranger
to Yehuda, had just been taken into Intensive Care after a serious heart
attack. Yehuda decided to leave the conference and go to the hospital to
pray for his friend's relative, but he was not allowed to see the patient.
Outside the hospital a man in white clothes asked if he would please follow
him. The guard let both of them pass through, so Yehuda assumed the man
must be a doctor. "There you go.
The Intensive Care is to your left," the doctor said. Yehuda went to
the left and when he looked back, the doctor had disappeared. He sat down
at the bed of his friend's dying relative, took his hand and prayed to God
to heal him. Within seconds, the man sat upright, drank a glass of orange
juice and started asking questions. When Yehuda enquired about the doctor,
no one of the hospital staff knew the person he described.
Source: Omega, Evangelical Broadcasting Organization,
from: Share International December 1996
Reprinted courtesy of © Share