Every believer in Yeshua has the mandate of evangelism. Just before Yeshua’s ascension, He commanded His disciples to go into the world and preach the Gospel. That includes you and me. Paul, in his second epistle to the church in Corinth, called believers in Yeshua “ambassadors for Christ.” It is our responsibility to represent Yeshua well in every interaction we have with others. In the case of the Jewish people, where there are plenty of misconceptions about the prophetic scriptures, there is even more work to do!
Not everyone is able to leave their families, travel and share the Gospel like an itinerant preacher or missionary. Not everyone has the ability to pastor a church. Your platform to represent Yeshua may be your workplace, or among your family, or volunteering in your neighborhood. Whatever your platform may be, you can actively contribute to spreading the Gospel both where God has placed you and far away in places like Israel without ever leaving home. Let’s find out how together.
1. Live a Life Worthy of the Gospel
You have probably heard the famous saying that actions speak louder than words. The same is true for evangelism. Our lives preach more powerful sermons than our words ever could. That was one of Yeshua’s emphases in His Sermon on the Mount.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
If you are careful to live a life worthy of the Gospel, men will see the goodness of God through you. That could translate into opportunities to minister to them! In Peter’s first epistle, he taught believing wives that they could win their husbands to the faith with their conduct. Read his words here:
“Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives.” (I Peter 3:1)
In a similar way, let your life be a fragrance of God’s love that others can experience. The Gospel is a message of God’s love for humanity. Yeshua wouldn’t have given His life if He didn’t love us. This is why we must follow Paul’s direction for believers to walk in love with others (I Corinthians 13).
2. Share Evangelical Content with Others
Another way to reach the lost without leaving your house is to share godly content over the internet. As of January 2022, more than 60 percent of the global population explores online content. Literally billions of people are on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms daily.
Our ministry and other international media ministries give out our evangelical publications free of charge. We have several blogs that explain how Yeshua fulfilled the Messianic prophecies. These blogs, along with our “Free In Messiah,” “Hear O Israel,” “Israel Music Evangelism,” and WOW!BIBLE project, are priceless in terms of evangelizing Israel and Jewish people wherever they live. Remember: many rabbis misinterpret the prophetic scriptures and false beliefs. The people do not know the truth because they have in many cases never heard it! You can share the links to our blogs and online video content with people and trust the Holy Spirit to grant them understanding. But don’t overdo it. Give people space to consider what you’re sharing. A blog like “Yeshua is the Messiah of Israel: Myth or Fact?” may initiate a discussion, and that’s when you can take the opportunity to share your faith.
3. Bring Up Your Faith in Regular Conversation
You can make the most of your regular conversations with friends and colleagues. Right in the middle of your chat, you can ask them their thoughts on the Messianic prophecies, listen to their opinions, and afterward share your conviction.
The Gpospel and the fulfillment of the prophetic scriptures are not difficult to bring up in conversation. Maybe that’s why the apostle Philip adopted a similar strategy to preach the Gospel when he met the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8. The enunch was reading one of the Messianic prophecies in Isaiah when Philip asked if he understood what he was reading. That question opened the door for Philip to tell the eunuch about Yeshua.
“Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached to him Jesus.” (Acts 8:35)
4. Support Evangelical Ministries
Our ministry and several other international media ministries like ours have committed ourselves to reaching the lost in Israel and training believers to do the same. Your prayers and financial support will go a long way in helping us reach more Jewish people. And God is not unrighteous to forget your labor of love (Hebrews 6:10). Your generosity and heart to see souls saved will yield an eternal reward.
God wants all men to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth. If your situation does not allow you to go out and preach, these four ways can help you fulfill the Great Commission right where you are. And as God blesses you, you can support our ministry and other international media ministries that are at the forefront of the task of evangelizing Israel.