Thank you for visiting the I Found Shalom site. It is our prayer to the God of our fathers that you might find peace in a troubled world.
We are Messianic Jews – Jewish people who believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah of Israel. In fact, we commonly refer to Jesus as Yeshua, which is a Hebrew name that means, “God is the Savior.” We believe that peace is possible because of Him.
The predicted Messiah is called the “Prince of Peace” by the great prophet Isaiah in the Hebrew Scripture:
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this. (Isaiah 9:6-7)
We believe that peace is available now because Yeshua died for our sins and rose from the grave to bring us close to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
We hope our faith in Jesus does not surprise you, but rather makes you curious. As Jewish people, most of us grew up without considering whether or not Yeshua is the Messiah expected by our people for millennia. All of those who tell their stories on this site were raised this way too. Then something happened that changed each of their lives and caused them to rethink the usual Jewish views about Jesus. Usually, it was a series of events and ultimately the prophecies in the Tenach, the Old Testament, that caused our “storytellers” to find shalom by becoming followers of Yeshua.
In fact, most of our Jewish people do not realize that Yeshua was born a Jew, the first believers of Yeshua were all Jews and the first Messianic communities were all Jewish…they were Israelis! Messianic Jews observe the Jewish holidays and support the state of Israel. We are Jews in every way and yet believe that the Messiah has come and His name is Yeshua.
You might not be aware of it, but throughout the world, there are many large communities of Jewish believers in Yeshua (estimation in the hundreds of thousands). In Israel, there are many communities and home fellowships of Messianic Jews.
We believe that if you were born a Jew, you are a Jew, period! And believing in Yeshua does not change this but rather, as you will see and hear, believing in Jesus fulfills all we ever hoped for as Jewish men and women!
Our storytellers will invite you into their lives and you will see through their eyes and experiences why they decided to become followers of Yeshua and the resulting profound impact this decision had on each of them as individuals. You will smile, laugh and at times be moved to tears by these compelling stories.
I hope you will watch with an open mind and allow the Holy One of Israel to speak to your heart. Enjoying a personal relationship with God through the Messiah is what brings us peace, and we pray that this will be true for you as well. Who knows, you might begin with curiosity and conclude with faith. We offer these stories to you and hope that your relationship with God will deepen through meeting our storytellers!
Now, as Moses spoke to the sons of Aaron the priest,
Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them: The Lord bless you, and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace. (Numbers 6:22-26)
This site is sponsored by Chosen People Ministries, a 120-plus-year-old community of Jewish people who have found peace with God through Yeshua the Messiah.
These video stories are produced through a partnership between Chosen People Ministries, based in New York City, and One for Israel, based in Netanya, Israel. We hope that you will be moved and encouraged in your faith and spiritual pilgrimage by what you see!
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