This Jewish man encountered God and His forgiveness through the love of Yeshua. Today, he passionately desires that his fellow Jewish people know the Truth and what it means to have forgiveness.
Ari Hauben grew up in a Reformed Jewish Congregation. He attended Hebrew school and joined Jewish camps, but he didn’t have a connection with the God of the Jews. Nevertheless, he valued his Jewish identity.
Being Jewish, he knew the importance of atonement. He understood the essence of getting sins covered. And upon realizing this, Ari was nervous. He identified himself as messy and dirty. “I had no way of being able to get back together with God or have atonement,” he said.
Ari’s good friend eventually became a believer in Jesus. He saw a positive change in him like he had a serenity of love, peace, and confidence he did not have before. Because of that, Ari got interested in the person of Jesus.
The Truth, The Way, and The Life
Ari decided to open the New Testament for the first time, which left him surprised and shocked. He did not expect the Book to be as Jewish as the Old Testament. He found Jesus to be the fulfillment of the Scriptures.
The more he read about Jesus, the more he understood that He is the way to get back to God. He told Jesus, “God, I just want to tell you that I am sorry because I have hated Your name.”
He shared, “I still have ups and downs in life. But, it’s a whole other reality to know and walk with God. And to know that I will actually have the miracle of forgiveness of my muck and forgiveness of my sin.”
Ari’s heart-cry is that his fellow Jewish people will also experience the same love, freedom, and most importantly, forgiveness that he had received from God through Jesus.
Reference: One for Israel