Messianic IDF soldiers’ faith impacts their peers! (2016)

Messianic Soldiers In The Israeli Army: Bolder Than Ever About Their Faith

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By Kehila News Israel March 07, 2016

Kehila News Israel (KNI) brings you the first published survey online of Messianic Jews serving in the Israeli army or IDF (Israeli Defense Forces).


KNI conducted the survey in cooperation with several local ministries that organize conferences and Bible studies on weekends for hundreds of Messianic soldiers currently serving in the IDF. All Israelis, men aged 18 to 21 and women aged 18 to 20, are required to do some form of military or community service.


This means that thousands of Messianic Israelis Jewish and non-Jewish, men and women have shared in the Israeli army experience at one time or another. We are especially proud of our soldiers who are facing the challenges of today, which are more complex than ever before.


From the survey results, it is clear that openness about Yeshua (Jesus) in the Israeli army is indeed the new “normal”. Of those Messianic soldiers asked by KNI, a remarkable 96% say that their fellow soldiers know of their belief in Yeshua as the Messiah.


Possibly even more remarkable is that 78% of their commanders or officers know of their belief in Yeshua. This is certainly a generation that is bolder than ever in sharing and living their faith!

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But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known,

to which the Law and the Prophets testify.

This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.

There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

and all are justified freely by his grace

through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,

through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith.

He did this to demonstrate his righteousness,

because in his forbearance

he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—

  he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time,

so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

(Romans 3:21-26, NIV)