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©May 18, 2012 Revive Israel Ministries

Peter Revelation

By Troy B. Wallace

Peter had three kinds of revelation as recorded in the New Covenant.  When he saw the supernatural catch of fish, the very goodness of the Lord caused him to realize that he was a sinful man. The first revelation was that he needed to repent.

“When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, ‘Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!’” (Luke 5:8)

We also must admit that we are sinners and need to repent. This is a continual process in our hearts.   As we yield more to the work of the Holy Spirit, we find more ways to turn to the Lord in our mind, will, and emotions.

Next, Peter recognized that Yeshua is Messiah and the Son of God.

Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Yeshua said to him, "Blessed are you… for flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father in heaven."  (Matthew 16:16-17)

Peter declared something born in him out of a revelation of the Holy Spirit. That revelation included the knowledge that Yeshua is both human and divine. It is important for us to dwell on this reality daily in our lives.

Thirdly, Peter was given revelation by God concerning the fulfillment of prophetic scriptures in specific moments in his life.

“This is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy…’” (Acts 2:16-17)

As we confess our sin and declare Yeshua as Lord, we begin to see in scriptures personal applications for decisions in our lives. We can receive revelation and understanding of events happening around us. In these end days, it is vital for us to walk in prophetic revelation about Israel, the Church, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the times we live in.


Drinking Poison

By Don Finto

Yeshua told a parable about the dangers of a person who will not forgive:

"In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured until he should pay back all he owed. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."  - Matthew 18:34-35

Refusing to forgive is like drinking poison and hoping the other person will die.

When we do not forgive those who have sinned against us, we are placing ourselves outside the protection of the Lord so that the enemy is able to torture and torment us.

But how can we, when we have been truly wronged? How can we change our emotions so that we feel like forgiving?

We do not walk by our emotions. We walk by faith. We do not wait until we feel like forgiving. We speak forgiveness in the name and authority of Jesus our Redeemer and Forgiver. 

Our perfect example is Jesus on the cross. "Father, forgive them. They do not know what they do." At one level, those Jewish leaders and Roman officials did know what they were doing. They were crucifying a man, even a good man. But at another level they did not know what they were doing. They were putting to death God's personal representative for man's redemption, God in human form.

"If you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." - Matthew 6:14-15

For more information about Don Finto: www.calebcompany.org


Human Trafficking Victory

By Mati Shoshani

Rami Saban, perhaps the most significant figure in the human trafficking industry in Israel, was sentenced last week to 18 years in prison. He was the head of a smuggling ring that for years lured women, mostly from the former Soviet Union, promising them the opportunity of working in Israel and making a large salary every month.

Rami and his partners, some of whom were also sentenced to severe punishment, would force the women into prostitution, often times requiring them to receive up to 20 clients a day. At least 300 of these women were brought to Moscow from locations in Eastern Europe, flown to Egypt, and then smuggled by Bedouins into Israel, where their papers were taken away and they were treated like slaves.

It is abnormal for Israeli courts to sentence a man convicted of such crimes to such a long imprisonment, and therefore this is a positive sign to a possible 'hard ball’ policy in the future on the human trafficking industry in Israel.


Shavuot: All Night Prayer and Fasting

By Avichai Orel

What would the world look like if God poured out His Spirit on all flesh today? Worldwide revival would take place, people would be saved, healed, and be set free from the powers of darkness. We would hear the loud voice of a multitude of people and nations calling “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” And guess what? Yeshua’s coming would be nearer still.

We welcome and strongly encourage you to participate with us in 12 hours of fasting and prayer on the feast of Shavuot. The event will start on May 26th at 6 pm. Throughout the night we will worship, praise, intercede, prophesy, and call on God to pour out His Spirit on all flesh – that Joel’s prophecy may be fulfilled (Joel: 2:28).

For more information: www.mishkanelohai.org/shavuot


"Israel & the Church in the End Times" Conference
 
Please pray for this significant conference being held at IHOP Kansas City this weekend. Mike Bickle, Wes Hall, Allen Hood, and Asher Intrater are the keynote speakers.

We believe this to be an important turning point to marshal prayer worldwide with understanding of God's plan for Israel, the Church, and the End Times.

To watch the conference live through webstream please refer to:

http://www.ihop.org/endtimes/webstream-and-notes/.


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