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©October 19, 2012 Revive Israel Ministries

Broken Hearted

By Asher Intrater

There is much evil in the world today, as there has always been (I John 5:19). A person who is sensitive and caring will end up being hurt. Out of that sensitivity and "broken-heartedness," we have the opportunity to seek God in purity and humility. That purity and humility of heart is a great victory in the eyes of an all-powerful and holy God.

Psalm 34:18 – The Lord is near to the broken hearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm 51:17 – The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and crushed heart, O God, You will not despise.

Since God is all-powerful and holy, He doesn’t need our human wisdom, heroic deeds or self-righteousness. He can do great things through someone whose heart is pure and humble. When we are at our weakest, we give Him a chance to be His strongest (II Corinthians 12:9-10; 13:4).

Yet God doesn't want us to be hurt or crushed. Sometimes broken-heartedness can lead to worldly depression (II Corinthians 7:10), psychological damage and even sickness.
Proverbs 18:14 – The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, but who can bear a broken spirit?
God wants us to stay humble and pure, yet heal us of our wounds. By Yeshua's wounds our wounds are healed (Isaiah 53:5).

Psalm 147:3 – The Lord heals the broken-hearted and binds their wounds.
Isaiah 61:1 – The Lord has anointed me … sent me to heal the broken-hearted.
Everyone who endeavors to be righteous in an evil world will suffer afflictions (Acts 14:22; II Timothy 3:12). We can receive those sufferings with joy as part of our walk with the Lord. Our broken-heartedness for the world can develop pure motivations toward God and be a pleasing spiritual sacrifice in His eyes.

Yet let us also receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit to heal our inner wounds and emotional pains. Thus we can be whole as well as holy, healed as well as humbled (I Thessalonians 5:23) to serve the Lord with a clean and faith-filled heart.

U.S. and Israel Elections

Three weeks remain until the US elections. There is a spiritual battle during this time like the twenty-one days that Daniel interceded against the powers of Grecia and Persia (Daniel 10:2, 13, 20). Today those powers are equivalent to the attacks of sexual immorality on the one side and Islamic jihad on the other. Three key issues for the US, as well as other nations are:

  1. restoring family values
  2. paying off national debt
  3. fighting Islamic extremism

Like Daniel, let us devote special time of prayer and fasting during these three weeks to bind spirits of deception and to release the will of God.  If we pray, God will place the right people in places of government (Daniel 4:17).

Israel has also scheduled new elections for January 22, 2013. By the end of three months, the US and Israel will be in new governments. There are religious, political and economic shakings in almost every nation. This is a critical time of realignment. 
Let us redouble our intercession for spiritual breakthrough (Matthew 11:12), submission of the kingdoms of this world (Revelation 11:15), righteousness and justice in government (Isaiah 32:1), and God's direction for those in authority (Proverbs 21:1).

Transferring Vision

By Jonathan Moore, [excerpt]

When King David desired to build God a house on earth, God told him it was a good vision but that his son, Solomon, would be the one to see it accomplished.  David then had to find a way to transfer the vision.

Transferring vision is difficult and requires intimacy between the visionary and the 2nd generation inheritor.  A great vision is usually very detailed and hard to describe. It’s like sitting someone in a jungle for 30 seconds and then whisking him away to describe what he experienced.  There is so much to say about the experience that it’s hard to describe accurately.  It’s not just the trees and foliage, it’s the smell in the air, the moisture, the feel of the soil under foot.  How do you successfully transmit those details to someone who has never heard of a jungle?

Only long hours of communication and cooperation with the original visionary can make the transference successful.  The 2nd generation is vital because truly great visions are almost never accomplished in one lifetime.  By the time an individual is mature and experienced enough to be able to see a great vision (David was a middle-aged man when he had his vision for the Temple), half his life or more has already passed.  The key, then, is finding the right person or people to complete the vision.

Generally more than one person receives a deposit of the vision as the original visionary looks for those to whom the vision can be transferred completely. In most cases, only one person receives the vision fully and becomes responsible for completing it. 

A good leader will take the vision he has received and break it down to the level proper for the target listener.  Imparting vision to individuals is based on their level of involvement and capability. When a vision is very large, it needs to happen in stages.   Therefore, breaking down a vision is a key in successfully leading a group of people to implement the vision.

Generally, the inheritor doesn’t receive the great vision all in one lump sum.  The original visionary imparts the vision in part to several individuals and only over time sees which person has the ability and desire to receive the whole vision and walk in that level of intimacy with the original visionary.

New YouTube Teaching by Asher

The connection between Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) and the second coming of Jesus. Watch it here.

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