©May 29, 2011 Revive Israel Ministries
It is so simple. It is so profound. It is so earth shaking. It's so exciting.
Acts 2:17 – "In the end times I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh."
This has not happened yet. It really will happen. It will happen soon.
When does this happen? – In the end times.
What will happen? – Outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Who will it happen to? – All flesh.
There are three major elements:
1. In the end times,
2. God will pour out His Spirit,
3. On all nations.
Any individual or congregation can receive the Holy Spirit at anytime. Yet this prophecy is referring to a world-wide revival. Gifts of prophecy will be multiplied, particularly among the younger generation (Acts 2:17-18). It will happen during the events concerning the end times and the tribulation (Acts 2:19-20). It will usher in the Second Coming of Yeshua (Jesus), the great and terrible day of the Lord (Acts 2:20). It will be accompanied by a massive sweep of evangelism (Acts 2:21).
This is the same kind of revival that the disciples experienced in Acts 2. Yet it is yet to come. It will involve all nations. It happens right before the Second Coming instead of right after the First Coming. It will be accompanied by fire – not just fire of revival, but also of judgment. The fire of the First Pentecost (Shavuot) launched the gospel and the Church around the world from Israel. The Second Pentecost will bring Yeshua back to Israel and establish the kingdom of God on earth.
Before the outpouring in the first century, the early Messianic believers prayed together in unity all night in anticipation of Shavuot (Acts 1:14; Acts 2:1). In the twenty-first century, it is upon us, International Christians and Israeli Messianic Jews, to pray together in unity all night, in anticipation of this great end times' outpouring. As we do the same preparations they did, we will look forward in faith to the same kinds of results, and greater.
Simon Peter's prophecy was quoting from Joel. Joel went on to mention that the catalyst for the prayer leading to the world-wide revival would be the renewed Messianic Jewish remnant in Israel (Joel 3:1). It will happen parallel to the time that the nations are gathering against the people of Israel and the land of Israel (Joel 3:2). All the conditions are coming into place now as they have never been in history.
We want to be obedient to this heavenly vision. Won't you please join us in prayer and intercession! Pastors, prayer houses, and youth groups in Israel will be praying all night. Wherever you are, you are invited to prayer along with them. Attached is an English translation of the announcement that went out to the Israel Messianic community. Attached as well is a basic outline for the prayer and praise watches throughout the night. Please invite your friends, Facebook contacts, congregations, email lists, and prayer groups.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu received 53 applauses, including 29 standing ovations in his speech before the joint houses of Congress last week. In Israel he was criticized by the left for not making enough concessions, and by the right for making too many. Perhaps that is a good sign for the balance of his words.
I believe that Netanyahu was speaking out of authority and anointing from God in his office as prime minister. I also believe that we as believers in Yeshua (Jesus) should stand in support of him as he faces world-wide conflict from all sides. To see his speech, click here.
Absolute Relativism, the Governor and the Banker
By Mati Shoshani
The message of liberal humanists is "moral relativism." There is no "right" or "wrong." All viewpoints are acceptable, and there is no absolute truth. Moral values are now all shades of grey.For example, we are led to believe that one's personal moral character does not reflect on his public civil service. Recent events show us otherwise.
It has been revealed that California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has a 13 year old son, a result of an affair he had with his housekeeper. He would also use state troopers to drive women to hotels he was staying in, clearly abusing his power to hide his personal moral corruption.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, director of the International Monetary Fund, has been charged for sexually attacking a chamber maid in a New York hotel. For Kahn this is the last of many allegations regarding his dubious sexual behavior. When questioned regarding his conduct in the past, he simply stated that his personal life is his own business.
This immoral behavior took its toll on both men and did much damage to the societies they were supposed to be serving, while in office. A society whose leaders are not required to demonstrate moral character is a society gone astray.
When leadership does not instill values from the top down, society at large loses its moral bearings.
The word of God clearly tells us that you cannot twist the truth, or the moral laws set by God (Isaiah 5:20). Some behavior is acceptable in His eyes, and some is not. Evil is evil, and good is good.
We, the community of believers, are called to bring clarity to the ambiguity of moral relativism. We have a mission to declare moral absolutes in the midst of a society that does not believe in right and wrong.
Night Prayer and Praise
World-wide Revival in End Times
Acts 2:17 – "In the last days, I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh."
Watch 1 – Topic: Unity of the Body of Messiah
Theme Verse: John 17:21 – "That they all may be one." (also Acts 1:14)
22:00 – 23:00 – Praise and Worship
23:00 – 24:00 – Prayer and Intercession
Watch 2 – Topic: Coming of the Kingdom of God
Theme Verse: Matthew 6:10 – "Let Your kingdom Come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." (also Revelation 11:15)
24:00 – 1:00 – Praise and Worship
1:00 – 2:00 – Prayer and Intercession
Watch 3 – Topic: Reaching the Nations
Theme Verse: Acts 1:8 – "Be witness of Me in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (also Matthew 24:14; Psalm 2:8)
2:00 – 3:00 – Praise and Worship
3:00 – 4:00 – Prayer and Intercession
Watch 4 – Topic: Miraculous Power of Holy Spirit
Theme Verse: Acts 4:29 – "…Stretch out Your hand to heal, that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy servant Yeshua." (also Isaiah 61:1)
4:00 – 5:00 – Praise and Worship
5:00 – 6:00 – Prayer and Intercession
Watch 5 – Topic: Salvation of Israel
Theme Verse: Romans 11:26 – "And so, all Israel will be saved." (also Romans 9:1; 10:1)
6:00 – 7:00 – Praise and Worship
7:00 – 8:00 – Prayer and Intercession
Watch 6 – Topic: Coming of Yeshua
Theme Verse: Matthew 23:39 – "Blessed be He who comes in the name of the Lord." (also Revelation 21:20)
8:00 – 9:00 – Praise and Worship
9:00 – 10:00 – Prayer and Intercession
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