Inmates Are Encountering Yeshua!
Rabbi Baruch Bierman has started a prison ministry and planted a GRM Bible School group within Union Correctional Institute (UCI), a prison in Florida. Meanwhile, we are developing GRM Bible School on a platform to make it available for all the prisoners in America to study our school with their tablets.
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Testimonies of Passover Seder held in Prison on March 28, 2021:
Report from Rabbi Baruch Bierman
For the past two to three years, I have been trying to see an Orthodox Jewish man who doesn’t want to speak to a Christian or Messianic Jew, anyone who believes in the Messiah. He had found out that God healed many people I prayed for, and I wasn’t like most people who come to prison. We spoke a few weeks ago and found out that both of us were really raised Jewish. We had a really good time. Shortly, one or two weeks later, he wanted me to meet his dog, and so I went to meet his dog. Then the next week, he expected me to come at the same time every time, and he says to me, “You’re late!” So, then we started talking about Passover and found out that the orthodox rabbi had a driver that couldn’t drive him; he was an older man, and he was going to go to New York for Passover, and they were not going to get fresh Passover elements. So, he asked me, “Could you fill in for our rabbi and help us out?” I said sure, asked what he needed, and spoke about really hot horseradish (as Jewish people sometimes do at Passover).
I got permission from the chaplains and brought to their office in ziplock bags the lettuce, parsley, and onions cut. They smelled strong, but they accepted them. So, I told them this was for the Orthodox and Messianic Jews for the first Passover night seder. The second seder I planned with our team to have more than enough, just in case the Orthodox also needed it, because Archbishop has prophetic insight. She said, “Instead of just bringing chicken, salad and my homemade Charoset to them, why don’t you also bring some nice, mashed potatoes?”
What happened at the Passover seder could only be called a miracle. First of all, on the Saturday meeting, the Orthodox made sure the Messianics had what they were missing, which I didn’t know. Then on Sunday, the second Passover, I brought enough chicken and everything for not only the Messianics but also the Orthodox. And I made sure that the mashed potatoes and everything we had an abundance of, even cookies, also got to the Orthodox. You could sense the walls coming down and the love flowing from each side, both from the Orthodox to the Messianics and the Messianics to the Orthodox, which has never happened. Not only that, but many men who have done 20, 30, and 40 years in prison said that this was the best meal they ever had in prison. Some of the orthodox asked me to pray for them, and it looks like a new light is shining in the darkness of this high-security prison!
The Orthodox and Messianic Jews might as well have sat down together because there was so much acceptance toward one another. We held the Passover seder in one room. However, Orthodox and Messianic communities occupied opposite sides of the room, about 50 feet apart. Curiosity glistened in the Orthodox Jewish community’s eyes as they watched Rabbi and me enter. We exchanged with them warm looks of love and brotherhood. After handshakes and greetings, we made our way to the Messianic Jewish side. The Messianic Passover seder was very anointed, as 24 men sang in unison the seder’s Sephardic melody. Rabbi, led by the Ruach, began to share much of our food with the Orthodox.
During the service, Orthodox and Messianics, who were at one time very tense with each other, were now greeting each other, laughing, and sharing brotherly love. I don’t believe they were only hungry for our food, but also hungry for the gospel of Yeshua, as some even mentioned they would like to come to our healing service within the prison chapel! A wall of division and strife broke during this Seder meal together because of love. And though we were 50 feet apart in the natural, there was no denying the closeness of spirit that we had with one another. We might as well have reclined right next to each other.
This is a letter from the prisoner who found the afikomen
I want to thank you, your wife and ministry for what all you did for our Kehilla with the Seder! You also showed the love of Yeshua by sharing with our Orthodox brothers. It did not go unnoticed by them.
I know what you did was expensive, laborious and time consuming. I found the afikomen and was blessed to receive your wife’s book. I look forward to starting it!! I enjoy her writings.
Thank you again for all you do for us. We love you guys and are always in our prayers!
Khesed lakhem v’shalom,
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