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Our Guest Jonathan Bernis

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Sid: Sid Roth with something more I’m with my good friend Jonathan Bernis. You know Jonathan from Jewish Voice you’ve probably seen him on television. Jonathan you have a passion for the lost tribes. Question 1: What are the lost tribes?

Jonathan: Well there’s 2 definitions of lost tribes I’ll give them both to you. The narrow definition is that in 722 BC the northern 10 tribes of Israel were taken into captivity by the Assyrians, it’s called the Assyrian Captivity. This is at a time when Israel and Judah were divided. Ten in the north, 2 tribes in the south, and they were never heard from again. We don’t read about them coming back from the Assyrian captivity. So in a narrow sense the 10 lost tribes are those 10 tribes that were taken by the Assyrians and we don’t know what happened to them. There’s lots of speculations throughout history. The other definition of the lost tribes is really what I call the scattered remnant of Israel. You need to understand Sid that through history Jewish people were scattered numerous times.

Sid: Of course.

Jonathan: The 10 tribes, then the tribe of Judah was taken captive by Babel, into Babylon, only a remnant returned. What happened to the rest? 70 AD Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans after the Bar Kokhba revolt in 132 BC or AD rather 132 – 136. They forbid Jews to live in Jerusalem and Israel and this is known as the diaspora, the great dispersion. Then throughout the Middle Ages you have Jewish communities being banished from different countries and wondering through Italy, through England, through Spain, the Spanish Inquisition of 1492. Later Portugal a few years later, where did the Jewish people go? They were scattered throughout the nations of the world. So now God is in the process of fulfilling, I believe, fulfilling Isaiah chapter 11 and other prophecies where he says “I will gather the outcast of Israel.” The lost tribes, the scattered remnant of Israel are the Jewish communities that were scattered throughout the world, wondering throughout the world and are now being restored to the nation of Israel, to the State of Israel.

Sid: Some rabbis actually believe… essential for end times is to restore the lost tribes from the 4 corners…

Jonathan: Well I absolutely believe that. The promise to re-gather His people back to the land, you see He said “If you disobey my commandments you will be scattered, but then I will draw you back” (Deuteronomy).  Almost every prophet talks about the re-gathering at a set time in history and I believe it’s the time known as the end of days or the last days.

Sid: Okay well you are really specializing in this, how did it start?

Jonathan: Well for me personally as with many other things like Russia, I wondered into it, it was really God’s divine leading without me even knowing about it.

Sid: I thought that was just me!

Jonathan: No! No! No!

Sid: I call God the great pusher. I’d like to say I’m the great follower but with my life He’s pushed me…

Jonathan: Both of us have been pushed into things we had no idea…

Sid: Right.

Jonathan: …and He prepared this for us before the foundation of the world that’s what’s so exciting. Well I was invited to Ethiopia after the Russian revival of the 90’s which you were a part of. We saw amazing things Sid, we saw so many salvations, healings, miracles in Russia. I could ride in a taxi and almost every taxi driver that I met I led to the Lord in a short taxi ride.

Sid: Right.

Jonathan: It was that powerful it was a revival. So after that began to wane I was asking God “What’s next? Show me.” I had no idea and I just wondered to Ethiopia, somebody had invited me to Ethiopia and was the next assignment for me. I met a group called the Beta Israel…

Sid: The House of Israel.

Jonathan: … The House of Israel. Ethiopian Jews that had retained their identity and been persecuted for hundreds of years. Many had been taken back to Israel but tens of thousands remained in Ethiopia in poverty. Suddenly the light came and I saw here’s Jewish people that are in need; you know in America we don’t think of Jewish people in financial need and poverty. In Ethiopia there’s Jews in absolute poverty. Another idea another strategy to reach Jewish people, this time not with cultural festivals with music and dance, but with medical care, with dental care, with eye care. So we began to organize, our ministry began to organize…

Sid: What other areas besides Ethiopia…

Jonathan: Right.

Sid: …you been working in?

Jonathan: That’s where it began to answer your question. So it began in Ethiopia and then I began to read about various lost tribes. Different books were sent to me, articles and I learned about a group called the “Lemba.” This is…

Sid: In Africa?

Jonathan: In Africa in the remote bush of Zimbabwe. I sent someone to try and find the Lemba.

Sid: (Laughing)

Jonathan: They found the Lemba. I get this phone call from an Ethiopian member of our team, Mezmor. He calls me from Ethiopia and introduces me on the phone to a member of the Zimbabwe Parliament that’s a member of the Lemba tribe. He tells me “Come! We’ve been praying for you, I’ve written to you, you’ve never written back.”

Sid: (Laughing)

Jonathan: Long story short, I flew Zimbabwe and it was so complex just getting there Sid. I had to fly to Johannesburg which is a huge commitment in time, and then when I got to Johannesburg had to take another flight to Harari. Then we had to rent a small plane… oh it’s even more interesting we had to clear a field to take this small plane…

Sid: I can match that description when I went to the lost tribe of the Kaifeng in China.

Jonathan: Right. I went with you remember?

Sid: That’s right.

Jonathan: The Lord spoke to me in Russia and said “Go with Sid and help.”

Sid: And as a little aside, he never got as sick in his life as…

Jonathan: You remember? It was one of the sickest I had ever been and it took me a month to recover, but anyway that’s another story.

Sid: I want to go into another area because this is so fascinating. When he does these clinics all of the doctors, and nurses, and dentists, and people that come along they’re strong believers. They not only help the people physically but they pray for them to be physically healed. Your last event, tell me about that.

Jonathan: Well I just came back from Zimbabwe 2 weeks ago and incidentally it was in Zimbabwe that travail began to just come out of me. So there’s something in connection with these lost tribes with the Lemba and other scattered Jewish communities that I believe is directly connected to me going back into travail. It’s a new season Sid. We are in a new time in history.

Sid: It’s not just on the last tribes.

Jonathan: No.

Sid: You see Jonathan moved… he’s like a fisherman he goes where the fish are biting. Fish were biting in the former Soviet Union he went, God directed him there. Fish were biting these lost tribes, God directed him there. But I’ve got some good news this is America’s time, France’s time, Italy’s time, this is the… Israel’s time the Jewish people are going to be on fire for the Lord. Once again they’re going to be the catalyst for the greatest Gentile revival in history.

Jonathan: Sid I want to accent that. I believe that we’re entering into the greatest revival the world has ever seen. Look back at the first century… I used to read the New Testament and I think “Oh if I only lived in that time where my shadow healed someone.” The more I understand the times we live in the more I’m thankful that I live in this time, I don’t want to live in any other time than now Sid. It’s the time to favor Zion is here.

Sid: Well I had a dream and in the dream God came to me and he said “I’m coming back soon” 3 times. “I’m coming back soon. I’m coming back soon. I’m coming back soon.”  Tell me some of those miracles that happened in Zimbabwe.

Jonathan: We’re seeing all kinds of miracles in Zimbabwe.

Sid: Tell me some specific things you saw with your eyes.

Jonathan: So 2 weeks ago we setup this prayer tent, and by the way the first Lemba outreach we did over 5000, now you heard this correctly, over 5000 Lemba Jews came to faith in Jesus as Messiah in one week, 5000.

Sid: Praise God.

Jonathan: So some of the miracles, a woman came in with a goiter on her neck, a huge goiter, and as we began to pray for her as our prayer team began to pray, the goiter literally began to shrink, shrink shrink. By the time we were done praying, our team was done praying, the goiter was completely gone.

Sid: By the way, there’s power in the testimony and there’s someone with a goiter right now on your neck…

Jonathan: Yes.

Sid: …as a matter of fact, and it is going down in Yeshua’s name, in Jesus’ name. Go ahead tell me something else you saw.

Jonathan: We’ve had other people that were carried in, they didn’t come in wheelchairs because they don’t have wheelchairs. They were carried in just completely lame and walked out of the tent, able to walk out.  Let me tell you another one that I was part of that was absolutely amazing, but this was in Ethiopia in Gondar, Ethiopia. A young man came in probably 18-19 years of age deaf and dumb. Now what’s fascinating is that he had grown up in the same community so it’s like a Bible experience where they all know him from childhood. The Lord opened up his hearing and I was standing behind him whispering, kind of like an old Ernest Angley thing “Yeshua.” He was “Yeshua” and he was standing behind him and all of the elders of the community, this is what made the miracle so amazing all witnessed this; and they knew this young man was born this way, and they had no explanation they were absolutely stunned. I was just kind of taunting them getting them him to talk because I could see they were… they didn’t know what to do with this. They were absolutely stunned because they knew this man his whole life.

Sid: As Jonathan was sharing that God is telling me there is someone with problems in your hands, the problem is bending your fingers. If you do that right now you will walk right into your miracle. Now Jonathan…

Jonathan: Carpal tunnel is being healed right now as we speak carpal tunnel.

Sid: I see anything to do with the hands.

Jonathan: Yep.

Sid: Tell me about this, tell me about this amazing brand new book.

Jonathan: Okay Sid this is a workbook this is the 3rd in a series. I’m going through the scriptures and I’m looking at the names of God, the revealed compound names of God. This one Adonai Yireh we sing Jehovah Jireh the correct Hebrew is Yireh, and it means the Lord will provide. It comes from Genesis 22 where God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. So the first provision is Jesus. Okay? And everything that He provides for us. There’s 2 points to this:  One confessing the word of God. When we’re confessing the word of God we are releasing life, we’re releasing power, we’re also hearing the word and it’s getting into spirit and building faith. So I’m big believer in confession simply because it works. It’s Biblical and it works. Then I’ve connected it to the Hebrew language which is a modern revival of an ancient language it’s a pure language, it’s a heavenly language and I like to call it a super language just as there’s super foods that have nutrients and vitamins that are abnormally rich. The Hebrew language is abnormally rich. The word shalom for example peace.  We have the English peace so I say peace to you it means rest, it means to experience God’s peace. But the word shalom has like 20 words that it’s connected to it also means well-being, it also means wholeness, it also means completion, welfare all of these English words that we have to confess.

Sid: So what you’re saying if I understand this right, Jonathan takes the promises of God which are supernatural and puts them in a super food package called Hebrew. That’s the way God originally did it.

Jonathan: Right. When we confess the word… so we confess shalom we’re confessing more than 20 English words and it comes to pass. Why Sid? Because confession has creative force, what separates man God’s creation is articulate speech and there’s life in the power of the tongue. So I’m a big believer in confession, I’m a big believer in Hebrew, and when you put them together you have a supernatural merging.

Sid: What feedback on your first 2 books “The Lord Your Healer” the one “The Lord Your Peace.” These have been out for a while what type of feedback is your office telling is coming on them?

Jonathan: Well I got a letter form a pastor who had taken this, I believe it was an Indian woman that was dying of cancer in the hospital, I think it was Leukemia. He began to play the tape for her I don’t think she was able to confess it. The CD that’s attached to it has me confessing the scriptures in English and then in Hebrew a native Israeli speaking them in Hebrew. He just played it in her hospital room day after day and she was completely healed of Leukemia. He was writing to thank me for her healing. I didn’t do it the word of God healed this woman.

Sid: You really have a passion for not just confessing God’s word but being able, and on the transliteration are finding people who have never studied Hebrew can in minutes speak it?

Jonathan: 5 minutes and you’re speaking Hebrew fluently when you follow along with the Hebrew speaker. I went to Hebrew school for years Sid and struggled for my bar-mitzvah, I hated Hebrew school.

Sid: Me too.

Jonathan: And guess what? You don’t have to be a Hebrew scholar you can actually put the Hebrew language to work in 5 minutes with these workbooks. That’s what they are they are workbooks. You said something about investing before…

Sid: Yes.

Jonathan: When you get this you’re investing in the ministry, well you’re not just investing in the ministry you’re investing in yourself. You’re investing in building into your spirit life, investing into yourself peace, and rest, and provision, and healing. All of these revelations that come out when you speak for the Hebrew language, confess the Hebrew language gets into your hearing, gets into your spirit and comes out being spoken and releases life.

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