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©September 28, 2012 Revive Israel Ministries

Two Types of Thoughts

The human brain is somewhat like a computer. It does not create thoughts but processes information.  Information and ideas come to the human soul from one of two sources: either the spirit or the flesh. Thus there are only two kinds of thoughts; those whose origins are from the spirit, and those of the flesh.

Romans 8:6
The thoughts of the flesh are death, but the thoughts of the spirit are life and peace.

We have to choose which one of these two kinds of thoughts to focus on and meditate on (Romans 8:5). Thoughts of the spirit come to us from God through His Spirit to our conscience (Romans 8:16; 9:1). Thoughts of the flesh come to us from demonic sources through worldly influences around us.

Let us constantly choose thoughts of life (Deuteronomy 30:19) and ignore those thoughts of pride, lust, condemnation and worry (II Corinthians 10:3-5), bringing our thoughts in line with the thoughts of Yeshua.


Yom Kippur Conference

Thank you for your prayers for our Yom Kippur celebration. It was a significant spiritual breakthrough, combining:

  1. Unity of several local Jerusalem congregations
  2. All meetings and teaching led in Hebrew
  3. Anointed praise and prayer
  4. Prophetic gifts of the Holy Spirit
  5. Public reading of the entire book of Hebrews
  6. Traditional Jewish elements of the Holy Day

We ended with the last great blast of the shofar, calling for the return of Yeshua, the resurrection of the dead and the victory of the kingdom of God (Leviticus 25:9-10; Isaiah 27:13; Matthew 24:31; I Corinthians 15:52; I Thessalonians 4:16).  


Netanyahu UN Speech

Here are a few excerpts from Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the UN this week. Almost alone, the Israeli Prime Minister speaks before the international diplomatic community of biblical values and the evils of militant Islam. He started by refuting the claim that Zionism is without biblical and historical roots:

Three thousand years ago, King David reigned over the Jewish state in our eternal capital, Jerusalem. I say that to all those who proclaim that the Jewish state has no roots in our region and that it will soon disappear... The Jewish people have come home. We will not be uprooted again.

Yesterday was Yom Kippur. For over three millennia, we have come together on this day of reflection and atonement…   However at the end of Yom Kippur, we celebrate…  the rebirth of Israel, the heroism of our young men and women who have defended our people with the indomitable courage of Joshua, David, and the Maccabees of old...    

Then he rebuked the evils of militant Islam:

Forces of radical Islam… are bent on world conquest. They want to destroy Israel, Europe, America.  They want to end the modern world…  Their intolerance is directed first at their fellow Muslims, and then to Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t submit to their unforgiving creed. It’s not whether this fanaticism will be defeated.  It’s how many lives will be lost before it’s defeated. 

For the Ayatollahs of Iran, mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent, it’s an inducement…  Ayatollah Rafsanjani said, “The use of even one nuclear bomb inside Israel will destroy everything there, however it would only do partial harm to the Islamic world.”

Netanyahu ended with another appeal to biblical values:

We heed the words of the Jewish prophets Isaiah, Amos, and Jeremiah to treat all with dignity and compassion, to pursue justice and cherish life and to pray and strive for peace. These are the timeless values of my people and these are the Jewish people’s greatest gift to mankind.

Pray for the international community to wake up to the dangers of militant Islam; and for the Israeli Prime Minister to continue to speak of biblical moral values.


The Call Geneva

By Bedros Nessanian

This December you are invited to The Call Geneva—a strategic multi-day event encompassing:

December 8, 2012               Day of prayer, fasting and repentance
December 10-11, 2012       Two-day School of Restoration
December 12, 2012             12-hour worship celebration

Hosted by Gateways Beyond Geneva in partnership with local churches and international Call leaders Lou Engle and Stacey Campbell, the vision is that this would be a turning point in the spiritual atmosphere of the city.

The event will begin on December 8, 2012, which is also the beginning of Hanukah—the Jewish Festival of Lights. We are also reminded of the Reformation’s motto that rang out from Geneva in the 16th century: Post Tenebras Lux – After Darkness Light.
The event will culminate on December 12, 2012 (12-12-12) with a worship celebration. The number twelve signifies governmental completion and divine authority. Geneva is a governmental city, a headquarters for the UN. What happens there influences the nations. Our desire is for all of Switzerland to come into her God-given destiny.

We welcome international leaders and intercessors to Geneva to join us in prayer on behalf of this global city. For more information, visit www.thecallgeneva.com

[Transcript from Asher's prayer concerning 12-12-12:

The first 12 is the influence of the kingdom of God on the governments of this world, on society - demanding justice and righteousness.
The second 12 is for the Body of Messiah to come to fullness, with unity, apostolic and prophetic ministry; the fullness of the international church according to John 17, Romans 11 and Revelation 7.
The third 12 is to restore the kingdom of God to Israel (Acts 1:6), the Jewish roots of the faith; to prepare the Body of Messiah for Yeshua's second coming and establishment of His rule on earth.]


Sukkot International Conferences

The feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) starts this week and is a time when believers from around the world come up to Jerusalem for worship (Zechariah 14:16). Please pray for our Revive Israel team as we will be hosting and ministering in a number of conferences, including one for mainland Chinese, one for Koreans and one for Thai believers.


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