Imagine Judaism for the past 1,800 years – any kind of spiritual message one wished to bring in, had to go through the “gate keepers”, who are of course the Orthodox Jewish Rabbis (“Pharisees”), whom Yeshua (Jesus) accused:
MATTHEW 23:13 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.”
Ever since the days of Messiah, the Rabbis consider themselves the gospel’s greatest enemy, blocking the message of the gospel from Israel, not allowing Jewish people to hear about the free salvation offered to them in the death and resurrection of their Messiah.
However, today things have changed! We no longer have to bring spiritual messages via the rabbis, we can now go around them!