A Christian ministry leader whose stunningly effective outreach to the Jewish community in Israel uses “The Rabbi Who Found Messiah: The Story of Yitzhak Kaduri and His Prophecies of The Endtime,” now has taken his efforts to the other side of the world.
And Zev Porat, the founder of Messiah of Israel Ministries, says the work of author and pastor Carl Gallups is an integral part of a revival movement among house churches in China, and has been used to reach, with a message of the Christian way of faith, Buddhists and Muslims.
“There is a massive revival that is taking place among the Christians of the Chinese underground church,” he said. “When they saw the Kaduri revelations they were overwhelmed. The Chinese Christians are very aware that orthodox Jews, and especially their rabbis, do not believe that Jesus is Messiah. To see the Kaduri note declaring the Messiah’s name is Jesus was a spark that further ignited the flames of revival,” he said.
Pastor Carl Gallups, author of “The Rabbi Who Found Messiah,” will be featured in an in-depth television interview on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s (TBN) “Praise the Lord” program on Tuesday at 10 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Pacific.
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Gallups describes Porat’s reports as “amazing stuff.”
Porat explained that among those he ministered to during his recent time spent in China were Buddhists, as well as “a young Chinese Muslim named Muhammad, and his wife.”
“Can you just imagine a Chinese Muslim wanting to know about a rabbi who believed in Yeshua? These are end time supernatural events,” he said.
He explained Muhammad had challenged him. “Your own people don’t accept Yeshua so you fly across the world to tell us?” he asked. “Why don’t you focus on your own people?”
Then Porat was able to explain Kaduri’s message.
“He was fascinated and wanted to know more.”
WND Books released “The Rabbi Who Found Messiah” nationwide last November. On the same day, WND Films released the companion documentary, also featuring Gallups.
In 2007, two Israeli news publications, “Israel Today” and “News First Class,” reported that the most famous rabbi in Israel’s modern history, 108-year-old Yitzhak Kaduri, had left a cryptic death note revealing the name of the long-awaited Messiah.
A year after the rabbi’s death, the note was reported to have been verified as authentic by some of Kaduri’s closest followers and then placed on Kaduri’s own website.
The purported Kaduri message proclaimed that Messiah’s name was Yehoshua, or Jesus.
It shocked the religious world, and sparked a furor.
The note immediately disappeared from Kaduri’s website. The media refused to report further on the matter. The Kaduri family, and several others close to the Kaduri ministry, began to claim that the note was a forgery or a mere fabrication – a cruel joke.
Gallups, an author, senior pastor, radio talk-show host and former law enforcement officer, used his biblical knowledge and journalistic and investigative skills to explore the matter inside and out. His thorough reporting of the facts of the case leaves people astounded.
Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Harbinger,” several renowned biblical experts, as well as former students of Kaduri’s rabbinical training school, have weighed in on the case.
“The feedback from people who have read the book and/or seen the movie has been overwhelmingly positive,” Gallups said.
“The only negative feedback is from people who falsely assume the conclusions they believe the book may draw,” he said. “But, they haven’t read it yet. I think most people will be pleasantly and greatly surprised when they read through the book. There are some, however, who would prefer this story not get out to the world.”
Chuck Missler, founder of Koinonia House ministry, says that in the book, Gallups “explodes one of the biggest bombshells of our lifetime.”
“The implications of these astonishing declarations from the most venerated ultra-orthodox rabbi in Israel impacts every one of us – not just those of the traditional Jewish faith. This is a must-read for anyone who takes God seriously,” he said.
One of the more powerful conversions occurred just recently, to a Jew named Alex.
Alex’s baptism and salvation were the culmination of a process that began with the teachings brought by Porat.
Such was the strength of Alex’s new-found faith, he felt overwhelming joy when Zev informed him he was to be baptized: “He asked several times to be baptized. I will never forget the expression on his face when I told Alex ‘you are now going to be baptized and you are ready.’
“Alex jumped with joy. His face was glowing with happiness. He began shouting out loud: ‘I am going to be baptized, I am going to be baptized.'”
Following his baptism, Alex asked for more copies of the “Rabbi Who Found Messiah” book and DVD, so that he could share the good news with family and friends. As for Gallups, he has been surprised at its continuing impact, but thankful all the same.
“I wish, sometimes, that I was a man of even greater vision of faith. What I mean by that is that even as the book was being written, my wife and I talked about, dreamed about, and prayed about the book and the movie being taken into Israel and being used of God to win Jewish souls to Jesus,” he said.
“We could even ‘feel’ in our spirits that this was going to happen. Yet, when it did happen – I was still surprised by it all. I was still saying, ‘Lord is this really happening?’ I suppose that it should never surprise us when God answers our prayers to be used to win souls – especially the souls of His people now living in the land of Israel.”
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