Monday, April 10, 2017

Guy Cohen Interview

I recently discovered yet another Messianic Jew!   We are everywhere, praise God!   Enjoy this great show with cool music by Jonathan Settel, Nancy Santiago, Sue Samuel, Michelle Gold and House of Peace.   And then there's the interview with Guy Cohen.

Guy Cohen grew up in Akko as well, in an Orthodox Jewish family in the Chabad Lubaviitch tradition. When he was 13 years old he approached his rabbi with a Biblical question he was struggling with based on Zechariah 9:9. Basically, he ask the rabbi how and why, in the modern world with cars, planes and so on, the Messiah will come into Jerusalem riding on a donkey. Cohen was severely disappointed and unsatisfied with the response he got and continued to yearn for an answer to this question.

When he was 18 and in the military he cried out to God asking where He is and who is Messiah. A few years later, while walking down the street in his home town of Akko, a random man walked up to him and handed Cohen a book. He looked at it and turned to hand it back, but the guy had completely vanished. When he got back to his office he opened the book up and began to read, it was a Brit Chadasha (New Testament) and was reading from the Gospel of Matthew and he was struck by the words of Yeshua. He continued to read the Brit Chadasha and came across Matthew 21:7 about Yeshua entering Jerusalem on a donkey and his questions from childhood rushed in his head, and he finally found the Messiah he had been looking for, Yeshua HaMashiach.

Cohen founded and leads Harvest of Asher Messianic Congregation in Akko. God has opened up a powerful opportunity for him to share the truth of Yeshua, the promised Messiah of Israel, in his own home town.

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