© 24 January 2020 Revive Israel Ministries
Coming into Fullness of Destiny
Young generations are coming into the fullness of their destiny in “One New Man” (Eph. 2:14-16)
Young generations seem to lack teaching regarding Israel. Such teachings should go much further than just supporting a land and its people, but emphasize the restoration of God’s Kingdom in all the earth! The response needs to be more than just having a church ‘Israel group’ (mostly older people), or holding an annual “Israel Sunday”. In moving closer to Yeshua’s return, there is a necessity to teach the younger generations God’s bigger picture!
Similarly, there is a lack of understanding of the spiritual battle, often due to the deceptive influence of media, as well as wrong theology and doctrine. I have met pastors who have decided not teach about Israel because it will stir up controversy in their congregations.
I have seen many “Israel lovers” causing confusion and hindering youngsters (and pastors!) from grasping God’s masterplan. Areas of confusion include:
Wall of separation
Unintentionally, a lot of “Israel lovers” are again amplifying a “wall of separation” between the Gentile church and Israel/the Messianic body, because of not acting wisely, being confused about identity and disconnecting themselves from their churches. The lack of discernment and of teaching are hindrances for God’s people to break-through into their full destiny. This is mutual - the fullness of the Church releases salvation for Israel, and the fullness of Israel releases the destiny of the Church. There is a bigger release of God’s Holy Spirit when the “one new man” comes to a more mature expression.
Lord, we pray for a historic shift in covenantal partnership between the international church and the Messianic body!! We need each other! Amen.
(Eelco Schaap is director of Petach Tikvah Messianic ministry in the Netherlands and Revive Israel Netherlands. Together with his wife Karin, he has a particular emphasis on ministering to younger generations.)
Why We Do It - International Outreach
Asher Intrater shares the story about how Revive Israel started their International outreach and why this is important in our day.