©November 16, 2012 Revive Israel Ministries
God and Armies
by Asher Intrater
One of the most prominent names and descriptions of God is יהוה צבאות – "YHVH of armies" – Isaiah 6:3. It is difficult in this modern world to understand God in some kind of military role. Here are some biblical perspectives:
With the recent missile attacks between Israel and Gaza, we are reminded that spiritual warfare is sometimes expressed on the battlefields of this world. That warfare is likely to become increasingly intense as we progress into the end times. May God grant us wisdom for prayer strategies that match His strategies!
His Increasing Government
By Don Finto
This is the Word of God, and His Word is always true. The government of God is still advancing across the planet. It is not dependent on political parties, forms of governments, or the dictates of men. The greatest Kingdom advances often occur under some of the most oppressive regimes.
Let's not get caught up in the report of the ten spies. They saw only in the natural. Caleb and Joshua saw through the natural to the supernatural. Their report was interspersed with, "But God!"
Isaiah's prophetic words have been and are being fulfilled:
This is our finest hour - an opportunity to out-live, out-love and out-serve, a time to shine brilliantly in the deepening darkness.
Pillar of Cloud
By Eddie Santoro
We want to thank you for your ongoing prayers for Israel during this difficult period, especially for Messianic soldiers in the IDF. Tragically, yesterday morning in the town of Kyriat Malachi, a grad missile from Gaza struck an apartment building killing three residents and wounding five others.
The name of this campaign in Hebrew is עמוד ענן which means "Pillar of Cloud", not "Pillar of Defense" as incorrectly translated in much foreign press. This phrase is a reference to Exodus 14:19 which declares: "Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel's army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel." Even the very name of this military campaign is a prophetic proclamation of God's faithfulness to Israel.
(Note: By the beginning of the third day of fighting, the statistics reported by IDF press office are:
3 Israeli citizens killed
New China Government
Excerpt from Compass Direct News
As expected, Xi Jinping emerged from the secretive politicking within the underlying Central Committee as the general secretary of the party, the top leadership position. In his introductory remarks, he stressed the need to improve education and income, and to root out government corruption.
The once-a-decade transition is important to China’s 80 million Christians, who have enjoyed greater openness and toleration during the past 20 years, yet still must navigate a complicated relationship with the government.
(Note: Let us continue to pray for peace, justice, and conditions favorable to the Gospel to grow in China.)
Pray for protection and fruit for Rachel during new evangelism outreaches!
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