by | Jun 3, 1999 | Guidance

Tatyana’s grandfather was a rabbi in Ukraine. Five years ago she moved to the United States. I met her at a Messianic synagogue where I had been speaking. This was her first visit to a Messianic congregation, and she was filled with questions. Tatyana’s English was quite good, and her Russian accent was slight.

A few months earlier she had a series of dreams, which she told me about. In the first dream, Yeshua (Jesus) appeared to her as she was walking past a Catholic church. A priest stood in front of the building. As Tatyana looked carefully, pondering whether to enter, Yeshua said to her, “This is not for you.”

In the second dream, Yeshua again appeared to her, this time as she was walking past a Russian Orthodox church. A priest stood in front of this building also. Again she considered entering, but Yeshua said to her, “This is not for you.”

As she mediated on these two dreams, she was baffled. The Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches were the only expressions of Christianity that she knew. Then she had a third dream. In this, Yeshua appeared to her, and said simply, “Come, follow Me. I will show you where to go.”

“I think Yeshua has brought me here,” Tatyana told me. “I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a Messianic synagogue.” A PEOPLE WHO DREAM Tatyana’s story is not unique. Regularly I meet people who have had similar dreams. It seems that we are living in a season in which Yeshua is appearing directly to Jewish people, revealing Himself, and calling them to be His disciples.

David Levine, In That Day, p. 37.

David Levine is a Messianic Rabbi living in Hungary, where he and his wife, Sandy, have founded Shalom Messianic Congregation of Budapest. The congregation is noted for its work among Holocaust survivors, and between Jews and Gypsies.

The Levines are also the founders of Shalom Network International, a family of Messianic leaders and congregations, and a network of ministries. SNI is active in some 30 cities and more than 8 countries including Hungary, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Lithuania, Israel, and Azerbaijan.

Together with SNI’s international team of leaders, they are planting Messianic congregations, raising up shepherds for the House of Israel, and organizing extensive humanitarian aide. Shalom Network International ministries and programs are bringing the good news of Yeshua to Holocaust survivors, drug addicts and alcoholics, homeless, and the mentally ill, along with youth, orphans, widows and families.

Rabbi Levine is also ordained by the IAMCS (International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues), and serves on its executive committee.

He is the author of “In That Day—How Jesus is Revealing Himself to the Jewish People.” His articles have appeared in the IAMCS magazine, “Spirit of Messiah,” Charisma, Kairos magazine, and many other international publications. He is also a frequent keynote speaker at seminars, conferences, and retreats, and has ministered in 14 countries.

He can be reached at Shalom@ShalomNetwork.org or through SNI’s administrative offices in the USA (+ 407-622-1428) (POB 1178, Winter Park, FL 32790).