I Will Never Forget I Worship a Jew

Dear Readers,

Again while walking my prayer field, the Lord spoke to my heart and reminded me of three different events from my past…

I WILL NEVER FORGET I WORSHIP A JEW,  Journal Entry,  June, 2017

Sometimes I think Christians feel like we are the chosen people!  But God sent us a Jewish Savior, who was raised by a Jewish mother and a Jewish Stepfather!  Three stories came to my mind for this blog, from my past experiences…

About 30 years ago, I attended a “Jews For Jesus” event, with speaker Ira Kellerman.  It was in a massive auditorium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  I have never experienced the power of the Holy Spirit with such strength, as I did that day!

Many of us skeptics stayed seated when Ira gave an alter call, even though we saw lines of people being slain in the Spirit.  I remember that Ira had a great sense of humor!  Looking out among all of the cynics, (I was one of them) Ira grinned and said, “You don’t believe this is real do you?  Well, let’s see!”  Then he proceeded to wave his arm in a giant circle over the stadium!  What took place next still amazes me, since I, a stiff necked New England native, had no control over any of it!   Almost the entire auditorium, seated and standing people, went down!  I was seated, and still went down!  (Slain in the Spirit as it is called.)  The warmth, comfort, and knowing that I experienced was incredible!

Since attending that event over 30 years ago, the movement of Jews accepting Jesus as their Messiah has skyrocketed!  Which brings me to my second memory…

Last year our Task Force women’s bible study were told by a visiting missionary from Israel that,” Even in Israel many of the Hebrews are secretly inviting Jesus into their hearts and accepting Him as their Messiah!”

I don’t know why God laid this subject on my heart so heavily, but it was so profound that I didn’t want to forget it, which brings me to my third memory…

My third story has never left my mind since childhood!  It occurred when I was about 11 or 12 years old.  My parents owned a small package store business.  Mr. Beegan, who had been their accountant for many years, came to our house one day to prep their books for tax season.

Salesmen were always coming and going in and out of our home as well, and several visited that day.  Standing nearby, I noticed when some of them passed Mr. Beegan working at his desk, they made nasty comments and called him vulgar names used for Jewish people.  He just ignored them and kept on working.  After they all left, my mother (Clara)  went over to his desk and apologized to Mr. B. for their behavior.  I over heard his comment which has stuck in my mind for more than 60 years!  His response when mom apologized was,  “That’s all right Clara!  I know all of you worship a Jew!”

As a preteen, I thought deeply about that comment for many years!  Still do!  It was the first time in my life I realized, I also worship a Jew!

So, here is my first blog for the month of July.  I pray it pleases the Lord, and stirs your imagination as it has mine!  Thank you all for reading my life’s experiences.

Love in Christ,   Claire  xoxo

Acts 2:36,  “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”  (NKJV)

 

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