‘I Met Messiah’: New Website Shares Video Testimonies of Jews Who Received Jesus

MessiahNETANYA, Israel — A new website has been launched that shares the video testimonials of Jews in professional business who have all received Jesus as the Messiah.

Launched by Eitan Bar, a Messianic Jew himself, IMetMessiah.com is an evangelistic effort to speak to Jews curious about Jesus.

“As Jewish people, most of us grow up without considering whether or not Yeshua is the Messiah expected by our people for millennia,” he explains on the site. “Yet, something happened in our lives that changed each of us and caused us to rethink the usual Jewish views about Jesus.”

“We offer these stories to you and hope that your relationship with God will deepen through meeting our storytellers,” Bar says.

With over a dozen testimonials posted online and many more marked as forthcoming, IMetMessiah.com presents the testimonies of Mottel Baleson, now a messianic preacher in New Jersey, Michael Goldstone, the founder of Regency Lighting, Grant Berry, creator of Styli-Style Cosmetics, and others.

Grant Berry

Berry said that as he moved to America from Israel and became successful in the beauty industry, he he still felt empty and depressed. However, a make-up artist that he began working with, named Maria, soon told him about Jesus. He then ventured on a spiritual journey as he opened up the New Testament and began reading.

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Berry said that he tried to pray to God each night over a period of three weeks but felt like his prayers were bouncing off the ceiling.

“I was frustrated,” he recalled. “Here Maria was, this Christian girl that had a relationship with my God—the God of Abraham—and here I was, a Jew, trying to have a relationship with my God—the God of Abraham—and nothing. I was disconnected.”

Berry told her about his frustration with feeling that he was unable to reach God.

“I have been trying to tell you for six to eight months … You can’t have the Father without the Son,” Maria replied.

He immediately returned to his apartment where he cried out to God to show him if Jesus was really the Messiah. Berry said that he felt a rushing wind in his being and knew that God was speaking to Him. From that moment, he believed.

Click here to view Berry’s testimony.

Mottel Baleston

Baleston said that he had always heard about the outward things that one needed to do to be close to God, but never could make sense of it. He was also curious after his grandparents warned him to stay away from the New Testament as they asserted that it was filled with hatred against Jews.

“Growing up, we always understood that we had our Bible and the Gentiles had their Bible—the New Testament—and that they were two completely separate books,” Baleston said.

But as a college student, Baleston began to read the Scriptures one day while visiting the library and found the truth for himself.

“I thought it was going to be a handbook on how to persecute the Jews,” he recalled. “And yet, when I opened it, I read a story written by Jews about Jewish people.”

Baleston said that he opened up to the genealogy of Jesus, who was written as being the son of David, the son of Abraham. He was amazed as all three were Jews, and soon realized that the New Testament wasn’t against Jews at all as it was written by and about Jews.

“This is the One who was promised in our Bible [in] the 53rd chapter of Isaiah,” he exclaimed. “It is astonishing. If you were to just read that chapter … you would say, ‘Oh, this is some Christian Bible. This is Jesus.’ What you realize, though, is that it is in the middle of our Bible—our Jewish Bible!”

He soon told his father about his faith in Christ, and although he was skeptical, Baleston’s father opened the Scriptures and received Jesus as well.

Click here to view Baleston’s testimony.

Michael Goldstone 

Goldstone first heard about Jesus while hitch-hiking to Mexico with his best friend Ron. He had been experimenting with drugs and was dabbling in books about Eastern religions in an attempt to find God.

While making a stop in San Francisco on the way back home from trying to obtain mushrooms to start a drug business, he met a girl named Debra and began to pour his heart out about his search. Goldstone soon began to read the New Testament and learned about Jesus.

“Some of the things He said really disturbed me,” he recalled. “He said, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life, and no one can come to the Father but through Me.’ I said, ‘How can this be?'”

Goldstone called out God that day and asked Him to show him the truth. As he did so, he believed that something happened in his heart. He told Ron, who said that he had been on the same journey and had received Jesus as the Messiah.

“Here we are that next day just embracing each other and crying, and sharing with each other how God met us, and how we both had asked Jesus to come into our life,” Goldstone recalled.

But the story didn’t end there. After he began attending church, a minister came to see him and began reading Isaiah 53 out loud.

“He said, ‘Brother Michael, where do you think this is?’ And I said, ‘I don’t know. Matthew? Luke?” Goldstone said. “And he hands me the book and it said Isaiah. And I said, ‘You’re kidding. This is the Old Testament?’ It was so obvious to me that this was talking about Jesus.”

The minister proceeded to show him Scriptures throughout the Old Testament that were prophesies of the Messiah, and Goldstone came to faith in Jesus. Debra soon became a Christian as well, and his mother and father also came to Christ.

Click here to view Goldstone’s testimony.


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  • Richard

    Praise the Lord!! More bound for the kingdom!

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      I know! This is a beautiful story, and shows why we should support Jewish evangelism with prayers and treasure, like Jews for Jesus, etc. Keep up the good work, Richard!

  • James Staten

    Messiah of Israel Ministries is also a wonderful avenue. They are involved with sharing the book to Arab and Jew “The Rabbi Who Found Messiah”…Praise the Lord

  • Frank

    Tears of joy reading this article.

  • railhead

    These are great stories, but every salvation story is a great story. God is no respecter of persons.

    One thing that struck me is it is a good thing Maria didn’t go to John Hagee’s church, or she might have just told Mr. Berry “you don’t need Jesus, you’re saved under the Old Testament”….and sent him straight to hell.

  • Richard French

    Awesome testimony, it brings tears to my eyes to see people find Jesus. It really is the only way to have complete peace in this life.

  • supermike

    About 1/2 of Jews in Israel are Atheists/Agnostic. Much more than in the US.

    • Ray Watson

      SAD BUT TRUE. IT IS AS THOUGH THEY CLING TO THE SHADE THAT IS DRAWN OVER THEIR EYES, BUT SOME END UP TRYING JESUS AND FIND HIS TRUTH

      • supermike

        Religion is the shade drawn over the eyes. Scientists’ findings show how we really got here. They even proved the God particle was there at the Big Bang in the Large Hadron Collider 45 years after it was proposed by scientists. It operates at 13 terraelectron volts, pushing protons 10,525 times around the 17 mile loop each second before they crash together and show how the universe formed. This fits perfectly into what Einstein said with E=MC2. DNA proves it by showing exactly when and how we Evolved, and we can see all the similarities with Primates. They even found Neanderthals’ DNA in humans’ when they thought they were extinct. 99.9% of scientists that study the Earth or Life know Evolution is as real as gravity, and none have any alternate explanation shown by science. What they find in DNA fits perfectly into what they’ve found in fossils, and what they show in test tubes. Evolution is why you have a tail bone, and why too many antibiotics weaken their effectiveness. All life on Earth started from one organism 3 billion years ago. We will find life on another planet within 10 years or so. Some countries in Europe are over 90% Atheist, and it is spreading across the Earth as we learn the truth science shows us. The Israelis are educated. That’s why there are so many Atheists there.

        • Denise Laska Buyukli

          Well get with the program because they cannot Prove the THEORY of Evolution so now we are Seeded here by extraterrestrials who are reappearing to take us to the next step in the process. We will embrace a Lie because we want no part of the truth. Thinking ourselves wise we have become fools. Well the pits of hell are being opened because of people calling up demons and lying spirits. The Powers and Principalities of the Air are manifesting and people worship them. They worship popes, rock stars, sports figures, political figures, and themselves. 2 things drive this world and it is politics and religion, Atheism is a religion or belief system, making man his own god. I will stick with my God. From the beginning when he gave us free will,he sent prophets to tell us what we would become and every single prophecy has come true and is coming true and right on schedule. Your statement about the origin of life is a Theory and Extra dimensional life has been evident on the earth through it’s civilizations from their inception. Genetic altering happened in the days of Noah and as in the days of Noah is happening again. Through the centuries men like Einstein state they received inspiration from dreams and where did that inspiration come from? Maybe you claim the apes but I will claim the Inspirational Creator.

          • supermike

            Einstein didn’t believe in God. Very few inventors or geniuses do. Edison, Ford, DIsney, Gates Musk to name a few.

      • LEVI WARNING

        Stay aw from the christian jesus! It is not the True Messiah of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! Yah’s It’s is the same catholic lawless teaching jesus the Protestants accepted! They are now corrupting His People bring them in to their lawlessness, teaching them their doctrines of devils, that the law is done away with. According to Revelation there are those found doing them and they’re called Blessed, Remnant, Saints, and have right to the tree of life! If the law was abolished as they teach why is it in the last book of prophecy Revelation we are Blessed, Saints, Remnant, and have right to the tree of life? They are christians and Yahweh never established Christianity, the Roman Catholic Church did and the Protestants are their mixed breeds as they both claim CHRISTIANITY as their religion. Both did away with all of Yahweh Feasts and replaced them with pagan holidays! Google it! They worship on Sunday when Constantine Sun God worship or change the day from Saturday the 7th day Sabbath to Sunday. You better study to show yourself approved there young deceived friend. https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1062000020483863&id=100000216250583&set=a.101481683202373.3627.100000216250583&source=48&ref=bookmark

        • Keith Buncombe

          No, I strongly suggest YOU study carefully to show yourself approved. The law was only given to the Jews. Why?? No, not to show them how to live the good life but rather to show them that they COULD NOT follow the law and it should have pointed them to a saviour. Read, no, study, particularly the book of Galatians. It is blasphemy not to follow the completed work of Christ because we are complete in Him. If we are not following Him, we are in actual fact saying His work was not complete and therefore I accept Jesus BUT I also need the law to make me complete! And by the way, the church never changed the Sabbath to Sunday!. Never ever in the New Testament is Sunday ever called the Sabbath. It is always called ‘the first day of the week’, and this was not done by the Roman Church but by the early apostles. You and I are new creations in Christ, hence a new beginning and a new day of reckoning – Sunday – old things have passed away, behold all things are become new. 2Cor 5:17

    • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

      Another good reason to Pray for them .

  • http://www.slideshare.net/FearYaweh77/feast-of-yaweh anthony bravo

    Accept Jesus and follow Torah….that is the way!!!

    • CrazyforYeshua

      But if you accept Yeshua, you have no need to follow Torah, He fulfilled the Law.We are under the dispensation of Grace, salvation through the work of Yeshua on the cross, not by works.

      • Joel

        Read Matthew 5:14-17 and James 2:14-26

        • CrazyforYeshua

          And it says exactly what I said…Yeshua came to fulfill the Law, no need to follow Torah, and deeds without faith is dead without deeds, but deeds without faith is also dead. We can not work for our salvation.

      • Udaya Wesley

        When you are saved by grace through faith, you live a life worthy of your calling, obey God’s commandments not to gain salvation, but because of the fact you are already saved. Ten commandments are eternal.

        • CrazyforYeshua

          I never said they weren’t…you guys need to read what I said. We can’t obtain salvation thru works, we all agree on that. Yeshua fulfilled the Law, we all agree on that. The 10 Commandments are there for a reason, to show us we can’t do it, we needed a Savior, and Yeshua is that. The Commandments are obeyed out of devotion to God, I never said they weren’t important.

  • Ray Watson

    JESUS IS THE ONLY TRUTH, THE ONLY WAY, AND THE ONLY LIFE, PERIOD !

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  • Warrior

    There will be 144.000 end times witnesses for Christ. 12,000 from each of the 12 Tribes

    • Udaya Wesley

      The number 144,000 is symbolic. Please note – in the twelve tribe mentioned you will not find the tribe of DAN.

  • Joanne Hamner

    Go Jesus!!! I love this story!!! We love you Jesus!!!!!!

  • Dream Theater Moment of Reason

    An excellent testimony about Christ: To add to what is said, see the Word in action.

    1Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
    2This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
    3In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
    4for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
    5Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
    6This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by
    water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies,
    because the Spirit is the truth.
    7For there are three that testify:
    8the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
    9We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son.
    10Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not
    believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not
    believed the testimony God has given about his Son.
    11And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
    12Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

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  • LEVI WARNING

    Stay Away from the christian jesus! It is not the True Messiah of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! It’s is the same Catholic LAWLESS teaching jesus the Protestants accepted! They are now corrupting His People bring them in, to their lawlessness, teaching them their doctrines of devils, that the law is done away with. According to Revelation there are those found doing them and they’re called Blessed, Remnant, Saints, and have right to the tree of life! If the law was abolished as they teach why is it in the last book of prophecy Revelation we are Blessed, Saints, Remnant, and have right to the tree of life? They are christians and Yahweh never established Christianity, the Roman Catholic Church did and the Protestants are their mixed breeds as they both claim CHRISTIANITY as their religion. Both did away with all of Yahweh Feasts and replaced them with pagan holidays! Google it! They worship on Sunday when Constantine Sun God worship or change the day from Saturday the 7th day Sabbath to Sunday. They changed the Name of YHVH to Lord (Baal) and have their people calling upon him. They took out Yahusha, His Son’s True Hebrew Name and replaced it with a Greek gods name Zeus! Protestants have called catholic church the great whore when it’s both Catholics and Protestants within the religion called Christianity that truly is the great whore! Warning to all Jews looking for Ha’Mashiach, stay away from jesus it is the false messiah your looking for. The true Messiah is Messiah who does not change according to the times like their pagan jesus did and did away with His laws. Christianity has deceived us long enough and we’re exposing the Great Whore! We’re on facebook exposing them for what they truly are! PAGAN! PAGAN! PAGAN! Look me up on Facebook if you have any questions, be more then faithful to show you what Yahweh is sharing with those that are coming out of her… Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
    https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1062000020483863&id=100000216250583&set=a.101481683202373.3627.100000216250583&source=48&ref=bookmark

  • LEVI WARNING

    Stay away from the christian jesus! It is not the True Messiah of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! Yah’s It’s is the same catholic lawless teaching jesus the Protestants accepted! They are now corrupting His People bring them in to their lawlessness, teaching them their doctrines of devils, that the law is done away with. According to Revelation there are those found doing them and they’re called Blessed, Remnant, Saints, and have right to the tree of life! If the law was abolished as they teach why is it in the last book of prophecy Revelation we are Blessed, Saints, Remnant, and have right to the tree of life? They are christians and Yahweh never established Christianity, the Roman Catholic Church did and the Protestants are their mixed breeds as they both claim CHRISTIANITY as their religion. Both did away with all of Yahweh Feasts and replaced them with pagan holidays! Google it! They worship on Sunday when Constantine changed the 7th day Yahweh deemed as Holy to Sun- God worship Sunday! Stay away from the Whore!

  • LEVI WARNING

    Proof using your own Bible that His name is not jesus. His real Name is Yahusha and jesus they took from Greek. A Greek jesus? Yes you follow a lawless teaching jesus! Get out your bible your about to see how the catholics and Protestants have deceived the masses for 2000 years. Got your bible? Let’s begin. https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1062000020483863&id=100000216250583&set=a.101481683202373.3627.100000216250583&source=48&ref=bookmark

  • LEVI WARNING

    My friend, my name is Tony Crigger and I too am a believer in the Messiah Yahusha. I do however have a Great Concern over the Christian messiah they call jesus, as Yahweh is working a great working by gathering unto Himself in these last days, both Jew and grafted in Gentile.

    I am a straight forward child of our King and we are commanded to guard His Word, and because of what My Messiah has done for me, my love in return goes way above those who just play lip service.

    I will now bring those concerns to the table as we seek to allow His Ruach HaKodesh to be our guiding Spirit in all matters concerning Who He Is and how we are approach Him in Truth and in Spirit.

    There are two veils being lifted today from among the eyes of His people. The veil of denial and the vail of deception.

    It is a wonderful thing to see the People whom He has chosen above all the people’s on earth, Jews, to finally release from their eyes the veil of denial that once separated them from their Messiah, Yahusha.

    It is also a wonderful sight to see another veil being lifted today from among another people, grafted in Gentiles, who’s veil has been a veil of Great Deception.

    As the veils are being lifted and our eyes become opened to our Messiah, we have both Jew and grafted in Gentile coming together as one, in the ONE, who has died for us and was Resurrected to bring us life, a new life in Him.

    But who is this Messiah we claim? The Gentile messiah jesus or the Hebrew Messiah Yahusha? For there is great difference between them as I’m about to share with you.

    This is where we are today my brother, and it is this I hope to expose. The religious world system of the false messiah both Catholics and Protestants are United in, called Christianity, that is actually the great Whore spoken of in Revelation.

    Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

    Yes brother, there are two messiah’s today being taught, and it is the christian messiah they call jesus which will be my focus as I have heard the call of the Hebrew Messiah Yahusha calling me out of her.

    Being reared a baptist all my life I have ingested their teachings, so, who is better equipped to expose the differences between the two then one who knows their ways?

    As the grafted in gentile believers start hearing His Call to come out of her, Yahweh stirs our spirit to seek what has been striped and taken away from us, our Jewish Hebraicness, and replaced with Greek/Roman, gentile teachings.

    They replaced His True Name YHVH to Lord, which means Baal. They replaced the Name the Father Named His Son in Hebrew from Yahusha, to a Greek name, jesus. They replaced every Feast we are to celebrate unto Yahweh with Pagan holidays, easter and christmass. They replaced the law (Our Father’s instructions) with their form of dispensational grace, having a god they claim that does not change, that somehow, did.

    Christianity is Iniquity! Deceiving the people’s of the world into believing they are following the Messiah of Israel when indeed it is Everything But, our Jewish Hebraic Messiah!

    It has stripped away Everything, not only Jewish, but everything Yahweh had commanded in His Word for us to do and follow. It follows another way, exactly the same Way Of Cain, away from Yahweh, not toward Him!

    What does it make us if we do not adhere to His Ways and we go in the ways and teachings of the world? Does that not make us as them, Pagans? If we are Not following Yahweh’s Ways, His Ways, we cannot but call ourselves pagans! For we then are not Set-Apart, but joined unto them!

    This my dear brother is what christianity is truly all about! It is the working of Satan to destroy Yahweh’s True People He came to save!

    Christianity’s jesus is NOT the True Hebraic Messiah taught in the Holy Jewish Scriptures given to us, His Called Out,
    Set-Apart, People!

    It is "another gospel" Yahusha had warned us about that would come in his own name, that Satan has used to deceive, first the Gentiles, and now in its fulness the Jews, the True Apple of His Eye.

    John 5:43 I (Yahusha) am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another (jesus) shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

    May the Ruach HaKodesh be your guide in this my dear brother as I come to warn you with the blast of the shofar exposing the WHORE for what she truly is, DEATH TO ISRAEL!

    Christianity is corrupting His People that accept "their" jesus having them believe His law is done away with!

    Then why is it ccording to His Book of Revelation, a book about future events, that there are those found doing them, and they are not cursed but called Blessed, Remnant, Saints, and have right to the tree of life?

    If the law was done away with?

    Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the REMNANT of her seed, which KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS of Yahweh, and have the testimony of Yahusha Ha’Mashiach.

    Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the SAINTS: here are they that KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF YAHWEH, and the faith of Yahusha.

    Revelation 22:14 BLESSED are they that DO HIS COMMANDMENTS, that they may have RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

    Here is my link to my Facebook page where you can get out your own Bible, no matter what translation you have and I can show you in Scripture where His Name is found, where they took it out and replaced it with the false messiah of Christianity’s jesus, who they teach, that after his death, did away with His law.

    It wouldn’t let me put the facebook link in. Please visit my page at Tony Crigger and scroll down on the page to view it. Yahusha spoke to Saul in Hebrew and no other language because if He had then He would have been found a liar according to Acts 4 :12 None other Name Under Heaven Given Among Men Whereby We Must Be Saved. We must rightly divide His Word of Truth.

    My friend, you have a bigger voice then I do in reaching OUR OWN Jewish Brothers and Sisters. I come before you this day exposing to you Christianity in its deceitfulness, and bringing HIS PEOPLE, OUR PEOPLE, into His true worship of Our Jewish Messiah Yahusha Ha’Mashiach!

    Please help us war against the Whore and expose the truth behind her 2000 deceptions.
    Shalom my dear, dear Brother in YAHUSHA, OUR MESSIAH!

    Ps… When witnessing or writing I never do so say the
    jesus/Yahusha trying bring them to our Messiah, as their jesus is nothing like unto our Messiah and I cannot mix their pagan jesus into Yahusha having them believe they are one and the same… They are not!

    • weasel1886

      How can you be Jewish and Christian at the same time ?

    • Denise Laska Buyukli

      Tony as a former Baptist you rejected the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and gifts freely offered. Now you are rejecting the Complete Work of Christ. He is the Fulfillment of the Law and you know it. My name is Denise but my Turkish family call me Deniz. Different interpretation same person. Jesus is Not a false Messiah. He is Yeshua and there are over 200 other names he is called by. Saul to Paul- Peter to Ciphas Jacob to Israel. Same person different name interpretation. Didn’t Jesus speak Aramaic? True Christianity is going into all the world and preaching the gospel. Christ Crucified the Hope of Glory. You are straining nats! Why would one want to stay enslaved by a weighty abundance of laws that could never be lived up to when Christ delivered us from the enslavement and broke our chains and set us free. Now we Live the Law because we Love the Lord and when we mess up he is our advocate in the High Courts of Heaven.He seals us with his seal. You are called to heal the broken hearted and set the captive free not encourage enslavement. You should do some soul searching. Stop judging Christians. I may not agree with some Church doctrine but that doesn’t mean there are not people sold out to God in those churches. May I remind you of the Copts who are being persecuted and laying down their lives for Christ. I pray I would not love him less! Shalom Do not be contentious.