© 18 May 2018 Revive Israel Ministries
Astonishing Jerusalem Alignment
This week a number of events concerning the city of Jerusalem are converging
together in an uncanny way.
- 33 AD – Yeshua ascended into heavenly Jerusalem:
Every year at this time, 40 days after the Resurrection, we celebrate His
ascension to sit at the right hand of the Father, on the throne of all authority—in
both heaven and earth. (Matthew 28:18)
- June 7, 1967 – Jerusalem recaptured by the Jewish people for the
first time in more than 2000 years. Amazingly, this event took
place during the very same week as the Ascension according to the Hebrew
calendar of that year. And so this week, as every year, we celebrated
Jerusalem Day, where hundreds of thousands dance in the streets of downtown
Jerusalem, leading to a huge celebration at the Western Wall. We see the
Jewish control of Jerusalem as a condition for the fulfillment of end times’
events and ultimately the return of Yeshua. (Luke 21:24; Matthew 23:37-39)
- May 14, 2018 – US Embassy officially relocated to Jerusalem;
and was followed by other countries. For many in Israel this event is on
par with what took place in 1948 or 1967; to think that on the 70th birthday
of the nation, the US should declare its support for the Biblical claims
of the Jewish people to call Jerusalem its eternal capital, is a hugely momentous
event on the stage of world history.
- May 13, 2018 – Neta Barzilai from Israel wins the Eurovision songfest;
thus reserving Israel (Jerusalem??) as next year's location for the Eurovision.
This one may be a surprise to a lot of you, and if you see her picture
on the internet, it should certainly put a smile on your face. But the
yearly Eurovision contest is big news in Israel, especially when an Israeli
wins it—which hasn’t happened since 1998. And since she won, this means
that all the European nations must come up to Israel for next year’s contest.
Both Neta and PM Netanyahu have declared their intention to host the event
in Jerusalem. We’ll see!
- May 15 – May 20, 2018 - a number of Christian and Messianic events,
including the Pray Walk for Life, Tikkun International's Alignment Roundtable,
an area-wide Jerusalem Shavuot-Pentecost prayer assembly, the Messianic Alliance
Shavuot national picnic, and many others.
These events represent a tectonic-plate shift in the spiritual realm. I believe
we are crossing into a new period of prophetic fulfillment, whereby Jerusalem
becomes both the center of international conflict (Zechariah 12:3),
and at the same time there is the beginning of a new outpouring of the spirit
of grace and supplication (Zechariah 12:10).
As all these events take place, let's make sure we repent and turn our hearts
anew to the Lord; so that on an individual level, we ourselves will be submitted
to God's perfect will and aligned to His righteous order.
Join us for our annual Shavuot (Pentecost) worship and prayer night (Saturday
May 19th from 19:30 to 24:00 Israel time). This year we are partnering with
ten local congregations in the city center of Jerusalem and are believing for
a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit! To watch the Live-Stream, go to reviveisrael.org
*The event will be in Hebrew with translation to English.
Watch invite video HERE (only in English).