David Reagan — The Messianic Jewish Movement
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Well, brother I can believe that you were jumping up and down because I have often said I have never seen anybody on planet earth more excited about the Lord than a Messianic Jew, a Jew who has found his Messiah. The very first Messianic congregation I ever went to in my life was in 1983 when I was preaching in Lexington, Kentucky and a friend called.
I got there a day early and he called and he said, “David, have you ever been to a Messianic congregation?” I didn’t even know what one was. And I said, “No.” He said, “I’ll take you tonight.” And that Friday night I believe it was when we drove to Cincinnati, to the congregation your father had founded. He had gone by then. And I came in there and it was packed out.
And here was a fellow with a prayer shawl, a Yakima. He preached on Yeshua in Isaiah 53 and then when he finished he called the elders up and they had people come up and they had prayer. And then he said okay, the Lord’s blessed us in the Word, the Lord’s blessed us in prayer, now let’s bless the Lord.
And I heard a loud bang and I looked around and all these chairs were being pushed up against the wall. And this rhythmic Jewish music started and somebody grabbed this hand and the next thing I knew I was in a circle and I didn’t know what to do. And people were dancing and the lady next to me weighed about 300 pounds and I was concerned she was going to step on my foot.
And I kept my feet moving even though I didn’t know, and I tell you we worshipped for a solid hour. I was so exhausted, and then later on when I moved to Dallas I went to Baruch Hashem, where Marty Wallman is the Rabbi. And I tell you the truth, the first time I went there, they asked me to speak and I went there with my wife.
They danced in the aisles for almost an hour and a half. I got up and I said, I have now observed worship aerobics. I’m telling you, Jews who find their Yeshua, their Messiah, they get excited.