Bearing witness of Yeshua to Israel
By Marcel Rebiai
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” Romans 1:16
Jesus is the incarnate truth. He is the only hope for the world. Professing this without reservation, in all that we do and all that we are, makes us lights in the darkness.
Many Christians disregard the Jews when it comes to proclaiming their faith. This is the biggest act of animosity that we could commit against this people, as they should be the first to hear the good news of God’s incarnate grace and truth in Jesus Christ. “And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them” ( John 17:26).
This message applies firstly to the Jews, then to all other peoples. The same can be said of Jesus’ words:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” ( John 14:6).
If we truly want to be lights in the darkness, then we must testify with our lives that we have nothing to offer other than the good news. As simple as it sounds, Jesus died for us in order to redeem us from death and darkness. He is risen and sits at God’s right hand. He will come again to gather us, to judge the living and the dead. He is the answer to all questions, He is the hope in every situation. If we profess Jesus with such clarity in our immediate environments, we will experience what it means to be a light in the darkness.
This devotional is taken from the book To See God by Marcel Rebiai. If you would like to order your own copy, please email us here, [email protected].
Marcel Rebiai is a board member of Revive Israel, and is inspiration for our community. Marcel was born in Algiers in 1953. He came to Switzerland as a war orphan and received faith in Jesus in his youth, which changed his life and made him a messenger of God’s love in Jesus. Since then, he has been faithfully working for the building of the community of Messiah. Marcel is the founder of the “Community of Reconciliation”, an organization that works for reconciliation between Jews and Arabs based on God’s forgiveness and love in Christ. Marcel teaches in various settings around the world about the love that God revealed to us in Jesus, a love that enables reconciliation. Marcel has been living in Jerusalem for the last 30 years, is married to Regula, and has four children and eleven grandchildren.