Gil writes, "The following day I called Yonatan and heard an amazing testimony from him. Yonatan was raised in a national orthodox family... While surfing the web, he found a testimony of a messianic Jew and was shocked – How can a Jew believe in Jesus?!?"
Gil writes, "These are prophecies that most Israelis are not aware of because they are used to thinking about the Messiah as a human king from the seed of David who will deliver Israel and the Jewish people from their enemies and rule from Jerusalem during a Messianic era of peace and justice."
Gil writes, "In Biblical times, each holy day had three meanings: past, present and future. We are to remember God's wonders, love and grace toward us in the past, celebrate His goodness and provision for us in the present, and look forward to the holy larger Messianic fulfillment in the future. "
Gil writes,"to Jewish thought, which is mostly based on Rabbinical writings and only to a lesser degree on the Old Testament (the Tanakh), the idea that the Messiah is divine, that He is one with the Father and the Holy Spirit, that He is God, lies somewhere between strange and heretical. Many in our congregation struggle to some degree with this fundamental truth."