Jonathan Bernis Articles

Definitive Proof There Really Is a War Against Christianity

If we turn our backs and look the other way while anyone is being persecuted, we are in great danger of being...
What Do We Really Know About Heaven?

What Do We Really Know About Heaven?

The question remains: Who will be judged worthy to enter paradise?This question has also been debated over the centuries, with some Jewish leaders believing only the children of Israel will be granted entry, while others, like Rabbi Joshua ben Hananiah, said that...

Why Miracles Are for Today—And for You

Why Miracles Are for Today—And for You

One popular teaching is that the age of miracles has passed. They were OK in the first century, but not today.This teaching is based on 1 Corinthians 13, which says, "Love never fails—but where there are prophecies, they will pass away; where there are tongues,...

4 Ways God Reveals His Plan for You

4 Ways God Reveals His Plan for You

Psalm 37:4 (NIV) says, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." What are the desires of your heart? Are they in line with the will of God? Clearly, some desires are godly and others aren't—and ungodly desires are almost...

4 Means God Uses to Reveal His Plans for Us

4 Means God Uses to Reveal His Plans for Us

God gave us all different talents and abilities because we all have unique paths to follow and unique purposes to fulfill. It is vitally important that you learn to use the abilities God has given you. Don't try to be something you're not. Don't offer to sing a solo...

Have You Hugged a (Messianic) Jew Lately?

Have You Hugged a (Messianic) Jew Lately?

Note: This article originally appeared in the April 1997 issue of Charisma magazine.The rabbi sat across from me in his overstuffed leather armchair, his library of Jewish learning surrounding him like an ancient fortress. "You are meshumed—one who is...

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

A rabbi explains how and why Scripture's theophanies offer more than just head knowledge about ChristThe book of Daniel describes one of the most dramatic appearances of the Son of God in the entire Old Testament. The passage in Daniel 3 tells of three Jews, Shadrach,...

The Birth of Christ

The Birth of Christ

It has been said that the New Testament is concealed in the Old Testament and the Old Testament is revealed in the New Testament. This is certainly true of the birth of the Messiah, which we celebrate this month. One need only turn to the pages of the Old Testament to...

Pray Now for the Peace of Israel

Pray Now for the Peace of Israel

jonathanbernis_croppedAt this moment on the international stage, a drama over the security
of Israel is unfolding in New York City, the results of which could play a prophetic role in world affairs for generations to come.

The eyes of the
world are on New York as many nations gather for the Durban III conference,
where world leaders are there to address the U.N. in support of Palestinian
statehood.

President Obama
acknowledged yesterday what Israel has been saying for months.  In an
interview with Prime Minister Netanyahu he said, “Peace cannot be imposed on the parties.  It is going to have to
be negotiated.”

The Most Important City on Earth

I love Jerusalem! I love it because it’s a beautiful city and because it is where Messiah taught, laid down His life for the sins of mankind, and was resurrected, triumphing over death. It is the city of the great kings David and Solomon, and the place where the prophets and other great Bible heroes came to worship God in the temple.

From a human perspective, Jerusalem would not rank as one of the world’s most important cities. Even when biblical history was being written in Jerusalem’s streets, the city was not as significant as Alexandria, Rome or Athens.

Still, 3,000 years after King David’s reign, most of the world’s population believes that Jerusalem is the most important city on earth. There is only one possible reason: It is important to God and to His plans for the last days.

Sharing the Love of Yeshua

Sharing the Love of Yeshua

From time to time, friends ask me how to share their faith in Yeshua (Jesus) with Jewish friends and acquaintances. I really enjoy addressing this issue for a variety of reasons, but mostly because too few of us know where to begin to speak to this question in the most sensitive, yet effective, way.

Many Christians in my acquaintance have a somewhat vague awareness that the Jews are God’s chosen people, but there are various misconceptions about Jewish practices and traditions, including an erroneous belief that all Jews reject Jesus as their Messiah.

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