5 Iyyar 5777
Day 20 of the Omer
Actually, what follows here is not much of a shocker to those who know anything about the Waller Family and their HaYovel Ministries. (If you are new here, search this blog for either.) They first came to Israel as Xian missionaries in 2004 and despite claims from many, many "Orthodox" Jews, as well as rabbis, who are intimately involved with facilitating their goals and helping to establish them in Israel permanently, they are still missionaries up to this very day.
Tommy Waller: "For us, sharing the gospel is not only verbal, it has an action to it. It's based on relationships. As we're working with these people, we'll be able to share with them this Jesus that we know."
Brayden Waller: "Our family has begun a ministry called HaYovel. The vision of HaYovel is to develop a network of individuals, families and congregations [churches and messianic 'synagogues'] ready to labor side by side with the people of Israel, to bless them, to stand with them, to share with them a passion for the soon coming of the Jubilee in Yeshua, the messiah."
Tommy Waller: "The Jews are also a blessing to me, and what I've learned from just being with them, I've learned a lot about who my savior is, I've learned a lot about who my messiah is and the amazing thing is they are also learning who my messiah is because for the first time in 2000 years we are dialoging with the religious community and they are seeing Yeshua not as this blue-eyed European, you know, Messiah, but as a good Jew. Cause the first thing they have to do is see Yeshua as a good Jew, a good faithful Jew cause that's who he is."
"We have some things that we have to share with the Jewish people. Somehow we assimilated. We went in a different direction. Assimilation is something they have fought and been able to overcome. Not always, but that's what happened. And I know that even saying that, you know, it pulls people into a bad place that Christianity was bad or that Christianity is wrong. Christianity is the way. It is the perfect way. Yeshua, if we could just get his passion for the land of Israel, for the place that he is going to reign for 1000 years. Our theology, if I believe where you guys came from, you understand his reign for 1000 years where from Jerusalem over the whole earth. Then what are we doing. We gotta get about his business. We gotta get moving in this area. It's gotta be important to us. It's gotta be more important to us to establish Jerusalem than it is to the Jewish people. When it becomes more important to us to see Jerusalem become a praise in all the earth, we'll get credibility in the Jewish community. That's when we'll get credibility. Until then we're just another religion."
So, despite proclamations from sundry Jews and rabbis that these are righteous gentiles; that they are no longer missionaries; that they have changed dramatically in some fundamental way, well.... If his words are any indication, you be the judge.