I met a southern baptist pastor and got talking to him about a women I met who follows a sect that believes God can change the past. He said He can if He wants. What a shame this man was pastoring for 17 years and now he is like a biblical adviser. My advice to this is go and study the bible. The Lord changes not. What happened in the past are true events and if they could change then there are no new absolutes.
We went to the Akko festival and handed out lots of literature, mainly in Hebrew and had some very good conversations. The next day we went to Tel Aviv to speak to the Sudanese and foreign workers. It was a great blessing as someone had given us a microphone with a speaker so we were able to broadcast the Arabic New Testament over the speaker and also use it to invite people to receive literature. We really need Arabic speakers to help us in this ministry. One Sudanese refugee came complaining of pains in his stomach so I went and bought bicarbonate of soda for a dollar, put some in water and lifted it up and said in the name of the Lord Jesus and he drank it. This could be the start of my healing ministry!
That evening we had to go to pick up New Testaments from a group of ladies who printed the New Testament and want to get it in the hands of people to distribute it. May the Lord bless their ministry. They go every year to the Feast of Tabernacles, which is connected to a Christian Zionist group called the Christian Embassy. They started supporting Israel at a time when Israel was isolated and it has nothing to do with the scriptures or about Christians being ambassadors for the Messiah and about being reconciled to God. They are not involved in evangelism and in fact discourage it. They promote Israel at the expense of promoting Jesus. I think they should drop the name Christian because they have nothing to do with the Gospel.
We received over 3500 New Testaments to distribute, so pray that they will be read by the people who will be receiving them. When I went to pick up the New Testaments at the end of the conference, I was wearing my I LOVE JESUS tee shirt and saw an anti missionary activist, from the group called yad leachim (hand for brothers) behind a JNF stand getting donations for trees. I spoke to him and and also to a security worker about the need to evangelize Jewish people. I asked the security man to go and speak to the anti missionary. I was then followed by the security worker, a really angry man who heaped on me insults. I told him that they are like compliments because the truth is worse. He told me that I needed to obey the rules but I have one rule the glory of God. Is this not a shame that they thought I spoke to someone about the Gospel and they follow me around like a criminal and insult me.
One more word about missionaries from the US in Israel, met a man from an independent baptist group, who is over here to start an independent baptist church as if we need another division. many missionaries live in a very expensive housing, have a lot of support and have no way of staying in Israel long term. They just add to the number of useless and ineffective missionaries in israel and waste kingdom resources. We certainly don’t need a KJV only church here in Israel. I really believe that the best way forward for missions is to support, local churches through missionary societies like Heartcry, for example Heartcry could support at least 25 missionaries in Asia with the money our independent baptist friend wastes.
It is the case many missionaries fail in the world so they decide to go to the mission field where money is guaranteed for doing nothing. I do believe that foreign missionaries have a role in training local people in good theology and to do it themselves but very few are useful on a long term basis.