Millions Watch Testimony of Jewish Believer in Yeshua
by Ryan Jones
Mottel Baleston is a Jewish believer in Messiah Yeshua/Jesus, and grew up in a Jewish home in Brooklyn New York. All 4 of his grandparents were born into Yiddish speaking Jewish homes in eastern Europe in the 1890's. Mottel is a Bible teacher involved Outreach and sharing Messiah and is based in New Jersey.
Testimony series produced by Israeli Messianic Jews has gone viral, sparking wide debate in online Jewish circles
video: Jewish man turns to Jesus and explains why in a way you never heard before!
An online evangelism effort by local Israeli Messianic Jews has become something of an Internet sensation over the past month after the video testimony of an Jewish man who came to faith in Yeshua (Jesus) went viral.
Mottel Baleston’s was just one of the latest in a series of video testimonies titled “I Met Messiah” produced by the Israeli Messianic group One For Israel in cooperation with Chosen People Ministries.
But Baleston’s testimony apparently touched a nerve, and by the first week of June well over five million people had viewed the brief video explanation of how he had many years earlier come to faith as a young man in Brooklyn.
Growing up, Baleeston was acquainted with a large number of Italian Catholics, leading him to believe that Jesus must be Italian. In the video he explains how “the understanding that [Yeshua is] actually Jewish was a shock. And then to hear that the New Testament was written by Jews, I couldn’t believe it. …when I open it, I’m reading a story written by Jews about Jewish people.”
What followed as a natural progression for a young man seeking spiritual truth. “As I came to faith that Yeshua - that Jesus was the Messiah, it was clear that that was the most Jewish thing I could do,” he recalled. “This is the One who was promised in our Bible.”
The most tear-jerking part of the testimony is when Baleston recounts convincing his father to attend a lecture by an author he knew to be a believer. Baleston was happily stunned when both he and his father raised their hands when asked by the speaker for all Jewish believers in Yeshua to identify themselves.
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