As the CEO of Tikkun International, a global Messianic family dedicated to the restoration of the church and Israel, Ron Cantor knows he's facing more than an uphill battle in helping to bring the gospel to Jews in Israel.
The percentage of Messianic Jews in the Holy Land is minimal, and the predominantly Orthodox Jewish population, for the most part, wants nothing to do with this fellow called Jesus. But Cantor, a Messianic Jew himself, isn't backing down from his calling, and he says he will continue to pursue the mission God has given him to evangelize the Jewish population.
Cantor, the host of Out of Zion on GOD TV, and others like him in Israel have been accused of "trying to destroy Judaism and convert us to Christianity."
"We just started the first-ever Hebrew-speaking cable channel for Yeshua in the history of television," Cantor told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "There is great stuff on the internet, but we actually were able to get on cable TV here in Israel, through no deceit of our own.
"Right now, the Israeli media can't figure out how we got a cable channel. How did we get it a license for this channel? To be honest, I'm not quite sure myself, but I know that we were 100% honest with the cable company and anyone else who asked. We've had some rough media about it.
"Most of the media are saying to me, 'You can't be Jewish and believe in Jesus.' And, 'Anybody who would preach the gospel to a Jewish person is trying to steal their soul.' But we're telling them, 'No, there's no Christianity without Judaism. This began with a Jewish man born from Jewish parents living in a Jewish country.' ...
"Yet we've been attacked. I've never gone through anything like this in my life, and I thank God for His grace. He has given us grace to deal with it, but I have never been lied about so much. But Yeshua says, 'Don't be surprised when this happens. Rejoice when you are persecuted or when people say all kinds of things falsely about you.' So, we're rejoicing and trusting God, but it's been a challenging time.
To find out more about Ron Cantor and Tikkun International, listen to this entire podcast.
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