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© 26 May 2017 Revive Israel Ministries

Pentecost Prayer in Jerusalem [with invitation video]

We have for years carried the "Acts 2:17" vision for a Second Pentecost, meaning that according the book of Joel and the book of Acts, there is a prophetic promise that God will "pour out His Spirit on all flesh in the end times."  While some see this as having ceased and been finished in the first century, it seems clear that the Scriptures are pointing to a much greater climax and revival yet to come.

So we pray each year on Shavuot (Feast of Weeks, Pentecost) for this revival to come.  And we ask you to join in with us.  This invitation and intercession would assume several points:

  1. That there is a future revival promised
  2. That it is connected with the feast of Shavuot
  3. That our prayer can help bring it to pass.

Those three points should be obvious from the text and the context in Joel and Acts, but there is also a hint or confirmation of this from Paul the Apostle.  "Paul decided to sail… for he was hurrying to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the Day of Shavuot" – Acts 20:16. This is perhaps a decade or more after the Pentecost outpouring. 

The Holy Day of Shavuot is specifically mentioned. Therefore, there is some ongoing and future meaning to the Holy Day in Paul's eyes. In addition, he is hurrying.  He is hurrying because it is important to him. As it was important to him, so is it important to us. And being in Jerusalem was part of the significance. 

Perhaps Paul had a similar understanding of the prophecy as we do: that it is urgent to pray in Jerusalem on Pentecost for a future fulfillment of Pentecost that will involve a revival both in Israel and around the world. Let's pray and believe. Watch video here.

Feet Standing in your Gates, O Jerusalem

This week we celebrated "Jerusalem Day" commemorating the recapture of Jerusalem in 1967.  The name "Jerusalem Day" is taken from Psalm 137:7.

Our dear friend Hanoch Maoz shared again his story with us.  He was in the squad that blew up the closed Zion's Gate as the troops entered the Old City to the Western Wall.  Seeing the supernatural protection on his life with bullets flying, fellow-soldiers dying and bombs exploding, was part of what brought him to faith.

Hanoch mentioned that after the War, he noticed how the following verse had been literally fulfilled in his life. "Our feet were standing in your gates, O Jerusalem" – Psalm 122:2.  We commented to him, "Yeah, it just didn't say you'd have to blow up the gate on the way."

Jerusalem Day is a fulfillment of God's promises to King David 3,000 years ago; and a fulfillment of Yeshua's prophecy 2,000 years ago, that Jerusalem would be trampled by the Gentiles "until the time of the Gentiles would be fulfilled" – Luke 21;24.  If God would be faithful to fulfill these promises, after 2 to 3 thousand years and seemingly impossible situations, we can be sure all the rest of the prophecies will be fulfilled as well.   

Moments from Trump’s Speech in Saudi Arabia

From Clarion Project – Original Article by Ryan Mauro

Trump made a few very powerful statements in his speech in Saudi Arabia that deserve a second look:

  1. It is a choice between two futures – and it is a choice America CANNOT make for you. A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive. Them. Out.

This is the most direct and aggressive language in regard to Islamic extremism that we have heard from an American president since 9/11.

  1. Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory – piety to evil will bring you no dignity. If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and YOUR SOUL WILL BE CONDEMNED.

Trump called out religious leaders to take responsibility not only of what they teach, but of what they approve through their silence.

  1. That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires. And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews and the slaughter of Christians.

By grouping all its victims together, Trump validated Israel’s place in the fight against Islamic extremism.

  1. The true toll of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas and so many others must be counted not only in the number of dead. It must also be counted in generations of vanished dreams.

In his call for resistance, Trump included Hamas in his list of Islamic extremist groups that have contributed to the current chaos in the Middle East.

Read the full article HERE.

Thailand Outreach

Recap from Tal's recent outreach trip to Thailand.

To watch in English click here.