For the first time in history, a Messianic Gospel television channel is set to broadcast. It will reach Jewish and Arab viewers in Israel, in Hebrew. Shelanu TV launches on Israel’s largest cable television network, HOT Cable, in May 2020, will be available in some 700,000 Israeli homes with programming in Hebrew and English with Hebrew subtitles.
Shelanu means ‘Ours’ in Hebrew and the new channel aims to help Israeli viewers understand that Jesus is not a foreigner or imposter. Rather, He is Yeshua, the Messiah, born in Bethlehem. This is a ground-breaking initiative. The Gospel will be broadcast all across Israel in the revived language of the ancient Jewish prophets.
What Is Shelanu TV
Shelanu TV has signed a seven-year contract with HOT Cable, the largest cable network in Israel reaching both Jews and Arabs. It will present new and original programming from local congregations on the ground in Israel. Additionally, international Messianic voices will share powerful real-life testimonies of Israelis who have come to know Yeshua as Messiah.
The channel, which won’t carry fundraising, is being financed by Christians across the globe who want to empower Messianic congregations. “We are inviting Christians worldwide to be part of this historic and unprecedented media opportunity,” said GOD TV CEO, Ward Simpson. Listen to Ward share more about Shelanu TV now…
Speaking on Israel Breaking News, Asher Intrater of Revive Israel Ministries described the unity of local congregations in their support of Shelanu TV. “As Messianic believers in the Land, we want to see all Israel saved. The media is one of the most powerful methods to achieve this. We’ve tried for years to make this happen. Now that a major media platform has opened to us, this is a special opportunity to reach our people”.
Avi Mizrachi of Adonai Roi Congregation spoke of the opposition Messianic believers face. “Israel is a democratic country, where we have freedom of speech, however, there are those who try and stop us. We have had threats, but we are Israelis. We love our country, speak Hebrew and are here to stay until Yeshua returns”.
Asher Intrater says Israeli viewers are open to the Gospel when they discover the genealogy of Jesus. “When they realise Yeshua is one of us, that He is a native Israeli, all of a sudden the opposition goes away. Shelanu is not an import coming from outside. It’s us speaking from the inside, sharing to our people, heart to heart.”
It’s A “Game Changer”
Ron Cantor, who is a local pastor in Tel Aviv and GOD TV’s Regional Director for Israel, says Shelanu TV is a game-changer in Jewish and Arab outreach. “I have lived in Israel for 17 years, and our Shelanu launch dinner was one of the most powerful events I can remember. There was universal excitement amongst all the leaders in attendance.”
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