• Ahavath Messiah Ministries

    Welcome

    Ahavath Messiah Ministries seeks to involve ourselves in the local Jewish community, building relationships and a rapport through the synagogues and social events providing an avenue by which to impact Jewish people with the Gospel of their Messiah.



    Israel from a Jewish Perspective

    Join us and experiance the land of the Bible! Watch your Bible come to life as you view the Jewishness of the land and the scriptures. Learn the back story behind those cherished passages and your Bible will never read the same. Join us for this life changing experiance.

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    Mission Statement

    Ahavath Messiah translated from Hebrew means Love Messiah. The purpose of Ahavath Messiah Ministries is to take the Love of the Messiah to Jewish people so that they may come to faith in the Messiah of Israel.

    Equally as important is the need for us to encourage the believers in the churches to embrace their responsibility to extend their witness of Messiah to Jewish people.


    Testimonials

    Having known and supported Brother Al Reichman for almost 20 years, I find it very easy to validate his character and calling to the ministry of reaching those whom he calls "his people".

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    What will Messiah Look Like

    There are over 300 prophecies concerning the coming and person of the Messiah. In all of man’s history, there is only one in whom we find every prophecy fulfilled and this one being Yeshua.

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    Doctrinal Statement

    What We Believe

    We believe in a supernatural Bible, which tells of a supernatural Christ who had a supernatural birth

    Who spoke supernatural words and performed supernatural miracles

    Who lived a supernatural life and died a supernatural death

    Who rose in supernatural power and ascended in supernatural splendor,

    Who intercedes as a supernatural priest and

    Who will one day return in supernatural glory to establish a supernatural kingdom on the earth.

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  • Doctrinal Beliefs

    Of The Scriptures
    We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired.

    Of The True God
    We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor.

    Of The Holy Spirit
    We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature.

    Of The Devil, Or Satan
    We believe that Satan was once holy, and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels.

    Of The Creation
    We believe in the Genesis account of creation and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness; that man’s creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species.

    Of The Fall Of Man
    We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners.

    Of The Virgin Birth
    We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin.

    Of The Atonement For Sin
    We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God.

    Of Grace In The New Creation
    We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process.

    Of The Freeness Of Salvation
    We believe in God's electing grace; that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel.

    Of Justification
    We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification; that Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness.

    Of Repentance And Faith
    We believe that Repentance and Faith are solemn obligations, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God.

    Of The Church
    We believe that a Baptist church is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel, said church being understood to be the citadel and propagator of the divine and eternal grace.

    Of Baptism And The Lord's Supper
    We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, with the authority of the local church. The Lord's Supper, in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of bread and the fruit of the vine are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ.

    Of The Perseverance Of The Saints
    We believe that such only are real believers as endure unto the end.

    Of The Righteous And The Wicked
    We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit of our God, are truly righteous in His esteem.

    Of Civil Government
    We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society.

    Of The Resurrection And Return Of Christ And Related Events
    We believe in and accept the sacred Scriptures upon these subjects at their face and full value.

    Of Missions
    The command to give the gospel to the world is clear and unmistakable and this Commission was given to the churches.

    Of The Grace Of Giving
    Scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the Faith.

  • Doctrinal Beliefs

    Of The Scriptures
    We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired; that it has truth without any admixture of error for its matter; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man; the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.

    1. By "The Holy Bible" we mean that collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which, as originally written does not only contain and convey the Word of God, but IS the very Word of God.
    2. By "inspiration" we mean that the books of the Bible were written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired.

    Psalm 19:7-11; 119:89,105,130,160; Proverbs 30:5-6; Isaiah 8:20; Luke 16:31; 24:25-27,44-45; John 5:39,45-47; 12:48; 17:17; Acts 1:16; 28:25; Romans 3:4; 15:4; Ephesians 6:17; 2Timothy 3:16-17; 1Peter 1:23; 2Peter 1:19-21; Revelation 22:19


    Of The True God
    We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

    Genesis 17:1; Exodus 20:2-3; 15:11; Psalm 83:18; 90:2; 147:5; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:30; John 4:24; 10:30; 15:26; 17:5; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 11:23; 1Corinthians 12:10-11; 8:6; 12:4-6; 2Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 2:18; 4:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1Timothy 1:17; 1John 5:7; Revelation 4:11

    Of The Holy Spirit
    We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God's purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of judgment and of righteousness; that He bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the New Birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer.

    Genesis 1:13; Matthew 3:11; 28:19; Mark 1:8; Luke 1:35; 3:16; 24:49; John 1:33; 3:5-6; 14:16-17,26; 15:26-27; 16:8-11,13; Acts 5:30-32; 11:16; Romans 8:14,16,26-27; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2Thessalonians 2:7,13; Hebrews 9:14; 1Peter 1:2

    Of The Devil, Or Satan
    We believe that Satan was once holy, and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world. We hold him to be man's great tempter, the enemy of God and His Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of all false religions, the chief power back of the present apostasy; the lord of the antichrist, and the author of all the powers of darkness - destined however to final defeat at the hands of God's own Son, and to the judgment of an eternal justice in hell, a place prepared for him and his angels.

    Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:14-17; Matthew 4:1-3; 13:25; 25:41; 27:39; Mark 13:21-22; Luke 22:3-4; John 14:30; Ephesians 2:2; 2Corinthians 11:13-15; 1Thessalonians 3:5; 2Thessalonians 2:8-11; 1Peter 5:8; 2Peter 2:4; 1John 2:22; 3:8; 4:3; 2John 7; Jude 6; Revelation 12:7-10; 13:13-14; 19:11,16,20; 20:1-3,10

  • Doctrinal Beliefs

    Of The Creation
    We believe in the Genesis account of creation and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness; that man’s creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; that all animal and vegetable life was made directly and God’s established law was that they should bring for only “after their kind.” Since God created mankind into genders distinctly male and female, we believe that the only legitimate marriage is that between a man and a woman. He has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God rejects any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance.

    Genesis 1:1,11,24,26-27; 2:21-23; Exodus 20:11; Nehemiah 9:6; Jeremiah 10:12; John 1:3; Acts 4:24; 17:23-26; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 11:3; Revelation 10:6

    Of The Fall Of Man
    We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint, but of choice; and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse.

    Genesis 3:1-6,24; Ezekiel 18:19-20; Romans 1:18,20,28,32; 3:10-19; 5:12,19; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1,3

    Of The Virgin Birth
    We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born of a woman, and that He is both the Son of God, and God, the Son.

    Genesis 3:15; Psalm 2:7; Isaiah 7:14; Matthews 1:18-25; Mark 1:1; Luke 1:35; John 1:14; Galatians 4:4; 1Corinthians 15:47; 1John 5:20

    Of The Atonement For Sin
    We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, Who by appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner's place, the Just dying for the unjust, Christ, the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that, having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection, He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate and an all sufficient Savior.

    Isaiah 53:4-7,11-12; Matthew 18:11; John 3:16; 10:18; Acts 15:11; Romans 3:24-25; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 2:8; Philippians 2:7-8; Hebrews 2:14; 7:25; 9:12-15; 12:2

  • Doctrinal Beliefs

    Of Grace In The New Creation
    We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, not by culture, not by character, nor by the will of man, but wholly and solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life.

    Luke 5:27; John 1:12-13; 3:3,6-7; Acts 2:41; Romans 6:23; 2Corinthians 5:17,19; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 2:1; 5:9; Colossians 2:13; 1John 5:1

    Of The Freeness Of Salvation
    We believe in God's electing grace; that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial, penitent and obedient faith; and nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the gospel; which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation.

    Isaiah 55:1; Matthew 11:28; John 3:15-18,36; 5:40; 6:37; Acts 2:38; Romans 8:29-30; 10:13; 1Corinthians 15:10; Ephesians 2:4-5; Colossians 3:12; 1Thessalonians 1:4; 1Timothy 1:15; Titus 1:1; 1Peter 1:2; Revelation 22:17

    Of Justification
    We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification; that Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done; but solely through faith in the Redeemer's blood, His righteousness is imputed unto us.

    Isaiah 53:11; Habakkuk 2:4; Zechariah 13:1; Acts 13:39; Romans 1:17; 4:1; 5:1-9; 8:1; Galatians 3:11; Titus 3:5-7; Hebrews 10:38

    Of Repentance And Faith
    We believe that Repentance and Faith are solemn obligations, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God; thereby, being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all-sufficient Savior.

    Psalm 51:1-4,7; Isaiah 55:6-7; Mark 1:15; Luke 12:8; 18:13; Acts 2:37-38; 20:21; Romans 10:9-11,13

  • Doctrinal Beliefs

    Of The Church
    We believe that a Baptist church is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel, said church being understood to be the citadel and propagator of the divine and eternal grace; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its officers of ordination are pastors or elders whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly defined in the scriptures.
    We believe that men and women are spiritually equal in position before God but that God has ordained distinct and separate spiritual functions of men and women in the home and in the church. The husband is to be the leader of the home and men are to hold the leadership positions (pastors and deacons) in the church. Accordingly, only men are eligible of licensure and ordination for pastor by the church.
    We believe the true mission of the church is found in the Great Commission: first, to make individual disciples; second, to build up the church; third, to teach and instruct as He has commanded. We do not believe in the reversal of this order; we hold that the local church has the absolute right of self government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the Gospel; that every church is the sole and only judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; on all matters of membership, of policy, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final.


    Leviticus 27:31; Malachi 3:10; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 6:5-6; 14:23; 15:22-23; 20:17-28; 1Corinthians 5:11-13; 6:1-3; 11:2; 12:4,8-11; 16:1-2; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:11; 5:23-24; Colossians 1:18; 1Timothy 3:1-13

    Of Baptism And The Lord's Supper
    We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, with the authority of the local church, to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation and to the Lord's supper, in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of bread and the fruit of the vine are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination.

    Matthew 3:6; 3:16; 28:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-5; 1Corinthians 11:23-28; Colossians 2:12

    Of The Perseverance Of The Saints
    We believe that such only are real believers as endure unto the end; that their persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from superficial professors; that a special Providence watches over their welfare; and that they are kept by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation.

    Psalm 121:3; Matthew 6:20; 13:19-21; John 8:31-32; 10:28-29; 16:8; Romans 8:28,35-39; Philippians 1:6; Colossians 1:21-23; Hebrews 1:14; 1Peter 1:5; 1John 2:19

    Of The Righteous And The Wicked
    We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit of our God, are truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked, and under the curse, and this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.

    Genesis 18:23; Proverbs 11:31; 14:32; Malachi 3:18; Matthew 7:13-14; 25:34; Luke 9:26; 16:25; John 8:21; 12:25; Acts 10:34-35; Romans 1:17; 6:16-18,23; 7:6; 1Corinthians 15:22; Galatians 3:10; 1Peter 4:18; 1John 2:7,29; 5:19

  • Doctrinal Beliefs

    Of Civil Government
    We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ; who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming Prince of the kings of the earth.

    Exodus 18:21-22; 2Samuel 23:3; Psalm 72:11; Daniel 3:17-18; Matthew 10:28; 22:21; 23:10; Acts 4:19-20; 23:5; Romans 13:7; Philippians 2:10-11; Titus 3:1; 1Peter 2:13-14,17

    Of The Resurrection And Return Of Christ And Related Events
    We believe in and accept the sacred Scriptures upon these subjects at their face and full value. Of the Resurrection, we believe that Christ rose bodily "The third day according to the Scriptures"; that He ascended "to the right hand of the throne of God"; that He alone is our "merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God"; "that this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven," bodily, personally, and visibly; that the "dead in Christ shall rise first"; that the living saints "shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump"; "that the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David"; and that "Christ shall reign a thousand years in righteousness until He hath put all enemies under His feet."

    Psalm 72:8; Isaiah 11:4-5; Matthew 24:27,42; Matthew 28:6-7; Mark 16:6,19; Luke 1:32; Luke 24:2,4-6,39,51; John 14:3; John 20:27; Acts 1:9,11; 1Corinthians 15:4; Philippians 4:20; 1Thessalonians 4:16; 1Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 2:17; 5:9; 8:1; 9:28; 12:2

    Of Missions
    The command to give the gospel to the world is clear and unmistakable and this Commission was given to the churches.

    Matthew 28:18-20, "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and, lo I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

    Mark 16:15, "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature."

    John 20:21, "As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you."

    Acts 1:8, "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."

    Romans 10:13-15, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!"



    Of The Grace Of Giving
    Scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the Faith.
    2Corinthians 8:7, "Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also."

    We are commanded to bring our gifts into the storehouse (common treasury of the church) upon the first day of the week. 1Corinthians 16:2, "Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come."

    Under Grace we give, and do not pay, the tithe - "Abraham GAVE the tenth of the spoils," - Hebrews 7:2,4 - and this was four hundred years before the law, and is confirmed in the new Testament; Jesus said concerning the tithe, "these ought ye to have done", Matthew 23:23.


    We are commanded to bring the tithe into the common treasury of the church.
    Leviticus 27:30, "The tithe ... is the Lord's."
    Malachi 3:10, "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."


    In the New Testament it was the common treasury of the church.
    Acts 4:34,35,37, "And brought the prices of the things that were sold and laid them down at the apostles' feet ... Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it AT THE APOSTLES' FEET."


  • Dr. Al Reichman

    Ahavath Messiah Ministries Executive Director

     

     

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    Dr. Reichman comes from a long line of orthodox rabbis. His paternal grandfather, an orthodox rabbi, immigrated to the United States from Austria. His first exposure to the Gospel was at the age of 8, when a friend invited him to attend a Vacation Bible School. After that summer, two of his sisters attended a youth camp sponsored by the same church and came home having accepted Jesus Christ to be their Savior. His parents had divorced by this time, opening the door for Dr. Reichman and his sisters to freely attend church.

    Despite his active attendance in church, it was not until he was a teenager that he finally came to accept Christ as his Savior. During the invitation in the morning service, Al realized that everything he had been taught about Jesus was exactly what his father had taught him about Messiah. This settled in his heart and he readily received Messiah. However, not without cost--his father mourned him as dead and never spoke to him again. The Lord laid a claim on Al's life a year later at youth camp and he surrendered his life to serve the Lord. Following high school, he traveled with a Christian musical drama group for two years.

    In 1975 he enrolled in Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. Upon graduating in 1979 with a BA in Theology, Al was ordained. He and his wife, Michele, embarked on a 17 year pastoral ministry and the continuation of his education. He earned his Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology degrees from Bethany Theological Seminary in Dothan, Alabama, graduating Suma Cum Laude in both programs.

    In 1984, Al began to develop a burden for the salvation of his own people. He has been used by the Lord in many churches desiring him to preach the need of taking the Gospel to the Jews, from whence it came. He led the churches he pastored to financially support Jewish Missions in a substantial way. Al has served as Missions Committee Chairman of the Central West Texas Baptist Bible Fellowship during his time in Texas, Chairman of the Illinois Baptist Bible Fellowship for four years, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Freedom Flyer Ministries. He has pastored three Baptist churches in New Mexico, Texas and Illinois. Since 1997, the Lord has opened the door for Al and Michele to serve in Jewish ministry. In 2013 the Lord led Al to launch Ahavath Messiah Ministries (Love of Messiah Ministries), where he continues to labor to bring the Gospel to Jewish people, as well as encouraging and teaching churches to do the same.

    Al travels to churches all across the country sharing his burden of taking the Gospel "to the Jew first, and also the Greek." He is a gifted speaker, who evidences the hand of God on his life and ministry.

    For more information on how your church can be blessed through his ministry, please contact us.

    Click here to watch a video of Dr. Reichman's personal and powerful testimony!

  • Messiah in the Passover Programs

    Using the traditional elements of a Jewish Seder, our missionaries explain their history, what each element represents and how the Passover is fulfilled through Jesus’ death on Calvary.

    This program can be presented in four ways:

    A demonstration only. Takes about 1 hour.

    A demonstration with a communion service. This option allows the pastor to include the communion service as part of the program providing a vivid illustration of the connection between Passover and Communion.

    A demonstration with the congregation participating. Using this approach, the congregation is seated at tables in your fellowship hall (or similar room) with samples of th elements of Passover service placed at each table. The members of the congregation partake of these elements as our missionary goes through the demonstration step by step. This program takes about 1 ½ hours.

    A banquet. This presentation allows the congregation to take part in a traditional Jewish Seder service by including a full meal with the demonstration. We will provide an instruction booklet for the banquet. This program takes 2 to 2 ½ hours.

  • Suggested Message Topics

    PROPHECY CONFERENCE MESSAGES

    SHEMA ISRAEL
    Will the Anti-christ Be Jewish?; Israel’s Title Deed; Pre-Trib Rapture; Biblical Time Line; Jesus is Coming.

    NONE OTHER NAME (Acts 4:12)
    Dr. Reichman’s personal testimony, including an urgent challenge to take the Gospel to God’s Chosen People.

    ISRAEL’S TITLE DEED
    Details the expanse of land as promised by God in the Abrahamic Grant and confirmed to Joshua upon entering the land following the wilderness wandering. Shows how Israel has continued to suffer due to failure to drive out the inhabitants (Num. 33:55). Clearly brings an understanding of the source and continuation of the Middle East conflict.

    THE SCAPEGOAT
    A message resulting from witnessing to three Jewish people. Responds to their objections to the Gospel and expresses God’s plan of atonement, the urgency and the decision which must be made by every soul, including the Jews.

    HAVING AUTHORITY
    Emphasis on the authority Christ possessed. This authority, unlike anything the Scribes and Pharisees of Christ’s day had ever encountered, is authority only God Himself could possess. Reveals Christ as Creator God, Who came in the flesh, Who pardons sin, each being, that which belongs to God alone. Also reveals this God to be Israel’s Messiah.

    THE PROPHET’S GAZE (Isaiah 6)
    A look at what Isaiah saw when he gazed into Heaven. God peeled the veil aside, giving Isaiah a glimpse of the Lord seated in all His Glory upon His Throne. Stresses the Holiness of our God.

    SENSE THE URGENCY
    Explores the need for Jewish people to hear the Gospel, as well as the questions, has God rejected Israel?

    THE BRAZEN SERPENT
    God foreshadowed His Son’s death upon the cross by His deliverance of the Israelites when they sinned in the wilderness.

    YOM KIPPUR
    The Day of Atonement is explained delineating God’s requirements for satisfying the sin-debt. An excellent explanation to help you be able to witness to unbelieving Jewish people.

    IT WAS A BOX
    A look at the Ark of the Covenant as the central focus in Israel’s worship. This is contrasted by the indwelling presence of Messiah, providing us open access to the Throne of God.

    THE BIBLICAL TIME LINE
    Leviticus 23 details the Feasts of the Lord. Correlates the Feasts to historical events and those to take place in the future.

    WILL THE ANTI-CHRIST BE JEWISH?
    Explores the Biblical description of the anti-Christ: his heritage; and his ability to influence the world.

    THE FORGOTTEN MISSION FIELD
    Focuses on the three areas of the Great Commission and, while great effort is made in two areas, one has been sadly neglected. Being “witnesses unto Me in Jerusalem,” must become the focus of the church.

    SIMCHA TORAH
    A message on the sacredness of the Scriptures.

  • Testimonials

    Having known and supported Brother Al Reichman for almost 20 years, I find it very easy to validate his character and calling to the ministry of reaching those whom he calls "his people".

    Here at Parkwood we've found Brother Al to be both educating and edifying, he has mastered the subject of the Jewish people from a Biblical and cultural perspective and conveys a heartfelt desire to reach them with the gospel.

    He's a people person that presents himself as one of you and not above you, thereby creating an atmosphere in which it is easy to embrace the subject of which he speaks. He's a delight to be around and will certainly help any Pastor and church in which he comes to speak or to present the Jewish Passover.

    I do wholeheartedly recommend the person and ministry of Dr. Al Reichman to any church or Pastor, you and your church will be blessed and know more having had this man of God in your midst.

    Pastor Mark Thrift
    Pastor, Parkwood Baptist Church
    Houston, Texas



    It has been my pleasure to have had Dr. Al Reichman as one of our missionaries for almost 20 years. Our people have always looked forward to his being with us and invited their friends to come and hear him.

    He is a great challenge to both believer and unbeliever. Al has a great propensity for sharing the Scriptures from a Jewish point of view. This should not be a surprise, since each book of the Bible was written by a Jew and Al is Jewish. He has helped me to keep this perspective before my people at all times.

    By the way, don’t ever go to Israel without a Jewish host and a Jewish guide. Al masterfully provides this service annually. I have attended and was marvelously blessed. I believe all churches should have at least one missionary to Jewish people and Dr. Al Reichman is one of the best.

    Rev. H.E. Marcilliott, Retired
    Former pastor of Columbine Baptist Church
    Littleton, Colorado



    Our long time friendship with Dr. Al & Michele Reichman began in 1990 when we ministered through music in the church Brother Al was pastoring in Brady, TX.

    Several years later, when the Reichmans were led into full-time Jewish missions, we recommended him to our home church, Columbine Baptist Church, which was pastored by Rev. H.E. Marcilliott. Now that I am the pastor of Columbine we will continue to support and recommend the Reichmans.

    I heartily agree with Rev. Marcilliott’s endorsement of Dr. Reichman. We have also traveled to Israel with Dr. Reichman and enthusiastically recommend his tour. You can host Dr. Reichman and the Ahavath Messiah Ministries with confidence.

    Pastor George & Kathy Abbas
    Columbine Baptist Church
    Littleton, Colorado



    It is my joy to recommend Dr. Al Reichman to you as our Jewish missionary. I have known Al and Michele for 25 years. They have faithfully served the Lord as Pastor and wife and now in Jewish evangelism throughout these years.

    They have been members of Hallmark Baptist Church since 2002 and we have served as his sending church and pastor throughout this time. Michele is faithful to attend and to serve here at the Church. However, Al, only comes on holidays because he is busy traveling, speaking in churches all across the United States and in foreign countries.

    I have Dr. Reichman speak for Hallmark every year. He has a unique background, being raised in a Jewish family, which observed all the Jewish holidays and special ceremonies while growing up.

    Dr. Reichman does an outstanding job presenting the Jewish Passover Feast while explaining in a unique way that Christ is pictured in every aspect of that Feast. He also brings insightful information regarding the Fall Feasts as well as the history of the Jewish people.

    I highly recommend him to you, knowing with confidence that he will be a tremendous blessing to you and to your church by giving his unique perspective and understanding of the scriptures regarding God’s chosen people.

    He has always blessed our church and He will bless yours as well. Please consider them for support as your missionary to the Jewish people. We are very thankful that they continue to be a part of our missionary family.

    Sincerely,
    Mike Haley, Pastor
    Hallmark Baptist Church
    Fort Worth, Texas

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    Will you help our ministry promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Jewish community? Participating in our partnership program allows you the opportunity to sow seeds into the ministry and it will assist our ministry's efforts to expose the Gospel to more individuals and will help us in our soul-winning efforts. Let's work together to bring in an even greater harvest of God's people.

    We accept donations through the Central Missionary Clearinghouse (CMC). The CMC has an online giving solution where you can support Ahavath Messiah Ministries. In order to participate, please register online. Once you have registered, you will be able to make donations on a one time or reoccurring basis. If you have any questions or issues please contact CMC online solutions at 281-599-7411.

    If you prefer to send in a check or money order, please click the donor link below and fill out and print the form.
    Please make checks out to CMC and mail them to:

    Central Missionary Clearinghouse
    P.O. Box 219228
    Houston, TX 77218-9228



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    Israel from a Jewish Perspective - Itinerary

    Monday, April 30 Depart The group will depart the U.S. from New York JFK International Airport, on a transatlantic flight this afternoon changing planes in Istanbul.


    Tuesday, May 1 Joppa / Tel Aviv Upon arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, you will be met by your driver and guide. Drive to Joppa, the port city from which Jonah attempted to flee from the Lord. See the house of Simon the Tanner, where God sent Peter the vision declaring all foods to be clean. Continue to Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight at the Herod’s Tel Aviv.




    Wednesday, May 2 Northern Israel / Tiberias See the magnificent harbor, theatre, and aqueduct of Caesarea Maritima, constructed during the reign of Herod. It was here that Peter explained the way of salvation to Cornelius. Ascend Mt. Carmel, the site of Elijah’s confrontation with the prophets of Baal. Drive to the mound of Megiddo, har megiddo in Hebrew, which gave its name to Armageddon. Drive to Tiberias for dinner and overnight at the Caesar Hotel.




    Thursday, May 3 Upper Galilee /Golan Heights
    Enjoy a nature walk at Tel Dan this morning, visiting the high place where Jeroboam, son of Nebat, set up a golden calf. Continue to Caesarea Philippi (Banias), where Peter answered Jesus’ question, “Who do you say that I am?” Ascend the Golan Heights to the Shalom Observatory and view the Valley of Tears. Continue to Mount Bental for a view of the entire Golan Heights, and in the distance view Syria and the city of Kuneitra. It was here that the grueling tank battle was fought during the Yom Kippur War of 1973, when Israel’s 160 tanks overcame Syria’s 1,500 tanks. For the story of this battle, visit El Rom Studios to see the OZ 77 film. Visit Gamla, an early Branze Age battlefield. Return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.


    Friday, May 4 Sea of Galilee Area
    Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee this morning. Visit the ancient synagogue from the time of Christ, recently unearthed in Magdala, believed to be the town of Mary Magdalene. Stop at the Mount of Beatitudes, the site of the Sermon on the Mount, overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Walk downhill to Tabgha to visit the site of the multiplication of the fish and loaves. Continue by motor coach to Capernaum, a town used by Christ as a base during His ministry. Here you will see the remains of the fourth-century synagogue and the nearby house of Peter. Drive to Gergesa, where Jesus drove the unclean spirits out of the man dwelling amongst the tombs and into a herd of swine. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Tiberias.


    Saturday, May 5 Dead Sea
    Begin the day at Yardenit, the traditional baptism site on the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee where the sea runs into the Jordan River. Travel south through the Jordan Valley heading for the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. Along the way, several stops will be made, including the Decapolis City of Beit Shean, where the Philistines fastened the bodies of Saul and his sons to the wall of the city. This is a site of an extensive archaeological excavation and restoration project. See the Beit Alfa Synagogue, constructed in the fifth century. Continue along the Jordan River to Qumran to view Cave # 4, which contained the greatest quantity of the Dead Sea scrolls discovered at Qumran. Enjoy a swim in the Dead Sea. Don’t worry if you can’t swim, the salt content is so high that it is impossible to sink! Overnight at the Leonardo Plaza Dead Sea.


    Sunday, May 6 Dead Sea - Jerusalem
    Begin the day at the fortress of Masada, taking the cable car to the top to visit Herod’s mountain bunker and the last stronghold of the Jewish revolt against Rome (66-73 AD). In the Judean Wilderness, stop at Ein Gedi, where David hid in a cave from Saul. Visit both areas this morning and then it’s up to Jerusalem! In Jerusalem, visit Yad Vashem, including the Holocaust Museum, the Hall of Names, and the Museum of Holocaust Art. Overnight at the Ramada Jerusalem Hotel.


    Monday, May 7 Jerusalem
    Today begins an exploration of Jerusalem. First visit the Mount of Olives and view the city. Enter and walk in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus retreated for quiet prayer. Enter the Old City, to the Jerusalem Archeological site where the experience of seeing the Southern Steps, the Pinnacle of the Temple, the Western Wall, and the Rabbi’s Tunnel, will make this one of the most memorable days of your life! Return to the Ramada for dinner and overnight.



    Tuesday, May 8 Jerusalem
    Begin the morning at the Temple Mount where Abraham was called to sacrifice his son, Isaac. See the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus cured the man who had infirmities for 30 years. Visit St. Anne’s Church known for its spectacular acoustics, and Ecce Homo where the residence of Pilot once stood. Visit the Friends of Zion Museum, opened in 2015. Using ground-breaking technology, visitors meet the people who, through their faith, have forged an everlasting bond between the Jewish and Christian peoples. Stop at Yad Hashmona Biblical Garden. Return to the Ramada Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.


    Wednesday, May 9 Jerusalem
    This morning explore the City of David to see the excavations at the Pool of Siloam. Visit the Upper Room, the house of Caiaphas and see David’s Tomb. Walk along the Roman Cardo in the Jewish Quarter, and visit the Burnt House, a reconstruction of a luxurious house from the Second Temple period. This afternoon share Communion at the Garden Tomb. Enjoy a special farewell dinner at the hotel before transferring to Ben Gurion Airport for the overnight flight.



    Thursday, May 10 Arrive USA
    Arrive at New York’s JFK International Airport this morning, and make your connections for home.



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    Israel from a Jewish Perspective - Pricing

    Final Tour Price: $4,039 per person, based on two persons sharing a room. A $500 deposit per person is due at registration.

    Single Room Supplement: $830

    Optional Group Travel Insurance: $397 per person (non-refundable; covers up to $5,000 in cancellation fees). Insurance Premium is due at time of registration for immediate cancellation coverage.

    Tour Price Includes:
    Round-trip airfare from JFK International Airport in New York
    Accommodations as listed in itinerary
    Breakfast and dinner daily
    Sightseeing and entrance fees to sites listed in itinerary
    Services of experienced, English-speaking licensed guide
    Driver and transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
    Hotel service charges and local taxes
    Tips to guide, driver and hotel staff


    Not Included in the Tour Price:
    Transportation from home to JFK International Airport and return
    Meals and tips not included in itinerary
    Beverages with lunches and dinners
    Passport fees
    Items of a personal nature
    Travel Insurance (non-refundable)


    For Additional Information:
    Dr. Al Reichman
    PO Box 330337
    Fort Worth Texas 76123

    You can also email us
    PLEASE NOTE:

    Deposits received after January 23, 2018, will likely incur additional charges due to supplier contract terms.
    Any individual deviation (including upgrades) made to the group air reservation after this date will be charged a change fee of $100.
    Connecting flights: Raptim Humanitarian Travel would be pleased to assist you with connecting flights to JFK New York International Airport. If you would like our assistance, please note your city of origin as you register. A suggested air schedule and fare will be sent to you via email for your approval.

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    Israel from a Jewish Perspective - Travel Insurance

    Travelex Travel Insurance is highly recommended, see below for a brief outline of coverage. Valid for US Residents Only


    Travelex 360 Group Travel Protection Insurance (nonrefundable): $397 per person, covers up to $5,000 in cancellation fees.


    Protect Your Investment: Raptim Humanitarian Travel strongly recommends purchasing this primary insurance coverage. A Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion Waiver is available up to & including final payment. Certain conditions, exclusions and limitations apply as set out in the Schedule of Coverages and Services which can be obtained by clicking on the link above. You will have ten days to review coverage and cancel your policy from the date of premium payment (payment due at registration). Please Note: This protection plan may not be purchased after you have made final payment for your covered trip.


    This protection plan will cover you for cancellation fees if you need to cancel because of death, injury or illness to you, your traveling companion or your immediate family member. Following is a brief description of coverage:


    Comprehensive Plan Benefits (per person)

    Trip Cancellation: Up to 100% of insured
    Trip Cost Trip Interruption: Up to 150% of Trip Cost
    Trip Delay: $1,000
    Baggage & Personal Effects: $1,500
    Baggage Delay: $250
    Emergency Medical & Dental Expenses: $50,000
    Emergency Medical Evacuation: $250,000
    Travel Assistance & Concierge Services Included
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    Israel from a Jewish Perspective - Features and Conditions


    Please read these Tour Features and Conditions carefully. Payment of tour deposit constitutes acceptance of these conditions.

    Air Transportation: Air transportation is restricted to the services of any IATA carrier, in economy class based on nonrefundable fare. Travelers are responsible to provide their names as they appear in their passport. Ticketing will be made 30-45 days prior to departure, after which there will be a charge for name corrections. Tour price includes current airline taxes and fuel surcharges, which are subject to change until ticketed. Tour participants are responsible for any increase in airline taxes or fuel surcharges imposed by the airline.

    Seat Assignments: Raptim Humanitarian Travel notes specific seat assignments as requested by tour members and submits them to the airline. However, the airline makes the actual assignments; there is no guarantee that all requests will be honored. Any changes should be requested at check-in by the traveler. Please advise your travel consultant of any special seating needs due to health or mobility, or note under “Airline Seat Request” when registering.

    Accommodations: Based on two or more persons sharing a room in accommodations listed in itinerary, or similar. Single rooms are subject to availability at an additional charge. If a passenger cannot supply a roommate, the passenger is responsible for the additional charge.

    Meals: In-flight meals and snacks are served according to airline policy. Breakfast and dinner will be provided daily.

    Transfers and Baggage: Group transfers between airports and hotels upon arrival and departure are included in the tour price, including handling of one medium-sized suitcase per person, not exceeding 62 dimensional inches (length plus width plus height) or weighing more than a maximum of 50 pounds. Due to limited luggage storage space on motor coaches, it is important that each person bring only ONE piece of checked baggage. In addition, a flight bag or overnight case may be taken, which must be handled by the passenger at all times. Baggage allowance is subject to change according to airline policy.

    Sightseeing and Entrance Fees: Are included as indicated in itinerary, using private motor coach or other conveyance, with local guides where necessary.

    Tips and Taxes: Service charges and taxes on accommodations and tips to guides, drivers, and hotel staff are included. Tips for personal services are not included.

    Not Included: Lunches and lunch tips, beverages with dinners, passport fee, travel protection plan, checked baggage fees, and expenses of a purely personal nature are not included. Transportation from your home to departure city and return is not included.

    Deposit and Payment: Reservations can be secured with a deposit payment of $500 per person at time of registration by January 23, 2018. You will be invoiced for final payment, which is due March 1, 2018.

    Raptim Cancellation Conditions: The cancellation conditions outlined below apply to all passenger initiated cancellations. Should circumstances require that the passenger cancel, written notice of cancellation must be received by Raptim Humanitarian Travel a minimum of 100 days prior to departure to secure any refund of deposit funds.
    From date of deposit to and including January 19, 2018: $100 per person service fee applies (Exception: When tour is cancelled by the tour host within this time period, a $35 per person service fee will apply.)
    From January 20, to and including March 1, 2018: Full deposit ($500 per person) plus any unrecoverable fees apply
    After March 1, 2018: No refund
    Cancellation policies apply when tour member or tour host cancel for any reason, such as illness, change of mind, acts of nature, war or terrorism. There is no refund for any unused services or portion of the tour package.

    Protect Your Investment: Group travel protection coverage is available to cover medical expenses (primary coverage), medical evacuation & repatriation, trip cancellation/interruption, trip delay, baggage and personal effects loss, and baggage delay. A pre-existing condition exclusion waiver is available if coverage is purchased up to and including time of final payment. Further information can be found on the Travel Insurance tab of the tour registration website or by contacting your Raptim consultant.

    Passport, Visa & Health Requirements: A valid passport is required. If you do not have a passport, you should apply for one immediately. Information on obtaining or renewing a U.S. passport can be found here. If you now have a passport, please verify that it is valid until November 11, 2018. A visa for Israel is not required for U.S. citizens. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible to fulfill entry requirements for countries to be visited by contacting the appropriate consulates. No inoculations are required, but please check with your physician for his recommendation.

    Rates & Fares Information: Rates are based on a minimum of 25 persons traveling together. Fewer tour participants will result in a price increase. The quoted tour price is based on the current rate of exchange. Fluctuation in the foreign exchange rate can result in price increase.

    Deviations: Any individual making a change in travel arrangements apart from this group program will be charged a service fee of $100 per person, plus any additional air or land costs incurred. If you choose to make your own travel arrangements (not through Raptim Humanitarian Travel), we are not responsible for any charges or cancellation fees you may incur at any time.

    Tour Operator Itinerary Changes: The itinerary as outlined is an indication of sequence and sites to be included in the tour program. However, the tour operator reserves the right to alter or change the itinerary and/or the sites included should it be deemed necessary due to local conditions, time restrictions, or other circumstances.

    Traveler Safety: In the ever-changing world situation, Raptim Humanitarian Travel recommends personal monitoring of news about your destination. Click here for the latest country information from the U.S. Dept. of State.

    Disabilities: Guests with disabilities or dietary restrictions should inquire prior to registration about whether their needs can be accommodated.


    RESPONSIBILITY CLAUSE

    Raptim Humanitarian Travel, their employees, agents, officers, shareholders and staff act only as independent third parties to connect customers with the various companies whose accommodations are utilized. Raptim Humanitarian Travel, their employees, agents, officers, shareholders and staff assume no responsibility or liability in connection with the services of any train, vessel, carriage, automobile, airplane or other conveyance, anticipated to be used or which is used, either wholly or in part, in any travels. Raptim Humanitarian Travel, their employees, agents, officers, shareholders and staff are not and will not be responsible and the passenger fully releases Raptim Humanitarian Travel, their employees, agents, officers, shareholders and staff for and from any act, error or omission, or any resulting expense or any injury to person or property (including death), other loss, accident, or any delays which may be occasioned, by reason of defect in any vehicle or through neglect or default of any company or persons engaged in the conveying of passengers including but not limited to any steamer, airplane services or that of any other conveyance, or through any sickness, accident, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other causes, and all such losses, injury and expenses must be and will be borne solely by the passenger.


    Prices and schedules appearing in this brochure are based on current schedules and tariff rates and are subject to change without notice. The tour operator reserves the right to modify the itinerary where deemed necessary or caused by changes in air or other schedules. The airlines and/or other transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not aboard their plane or conveyance. The passage contract in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and purchaser of tours and/or the passenger.