©March 1, 2013 Revive Israel Ministries
All Tel Aviv Saved
By Asher Intrater
We are heading into a special period of growth and multiplication. In Israel the rains have been abundant (Hosea 6:3); the almond flowers have blossomed (Jeremiah 1:11); this is an "acceptable year of favor" (Isaiah 61:2).
The book of Acts documents the growth in numbers of the early disciples. It started at the Holy Spirit outpouring in Jerusalem.
It continued in the first community of faith there.
In the wake of healing miracles and religious persecution, more were added.
After the judgment of Ananias and Sapphira, the numbers increased even more.
The number increased among Greek-speaking Jews as well.
With new administrative and financial order, the numbers grew even more, including ultra-Orthodox religious Jews in the Temple.
The revival spread northward to Samaria.
It reached national proportions after Saul (Paul) came to faith. (Notice the word "all.")
Greater Tel Aviv today includes Jaffa, Lod and Sharon. It contains the largest number of Jewish people living in one place at any time in history. This entire area turned to the Lord 2,000 years ago. (Again notice the word "all.")
Halleluyah! All Tel Aviv (Jaffa, Lod and Sharon) had a revival. From there it spread into Europe, Asia and Africa. The growth continued in Antioch (Acts 13:44), Iconium (14:1), Lystra (16:5), Thessalonica (17:4), Berea (17:12), Athens (17:34), all of Asia Minor (19:10), Ephesus (19:18), myriads in Jerusalem (21:20), Malta (28:9), and Rome (28:30).
May these verses from Acts about growth in numbers encourage you! All Israel will be saved (Romans 11:26); all Tel Aviv will be saved (Acts 9:35). If it happened then, it can happen now. If it happened in Israel, it can happen in your nation.
Tiferet Yeshua Transitions
By Ari and Shira Sorkoram
Urgent prayer is still needed for the forming of the new Israeli government. So far coalition attempts have faltered. Netanyahu has expressed his desire to have as wide a range of members in the coalition, even Labor, and the ultra-Orthodox. Messianic believers in the country seem to be in favor of his joining forces with Lapid's party and Bennet's party, which would push for social justice, equality of military service, and religious pluralism.
Much of the current crisis concerns ego ambitions and political one-ups-man-ship. There is an opportunity for a breakthrough in the Israel political scene, but time is running short: Netanyahu can ask for a one-time two-week extension to March 16; which is only a few days before Obama's scheduled visit to Israel on March 20.
By Avichai O and Oriel M
The Fast of Esther this year was blessed beyond words! We gathered together for 12 hours of intense-undistracted worship, intercession, and fasting to stand in the gap on behalf of Israel, the Church, the nations, and our Arab neighbors.
There were 1048 connections from 8 different nations who joined us on live stream, some as individuals and some as prayer groups and congregations. The responses were exuberant. Despite the fact that most did not understand the Hebrew flow of prayer, praise, and prophecy, many expressed how meaningful it was for them to be part of something authentic with local Israeli believers.
New Messianic Music
Judah and Jennifer Morrison are from the next generation of Messianic worship leaders in Israel. Their new album, Let Us Return, was recently released featuring original worship songs written and performed by the young couple in the Hebrew language. Their worship songs have been played in congregations throughout Israel for the last decade and now you too can join in with what the Spirit is doing through worship in the Holy Land.