©May 17, 2013 Revive Israel Ministries
Peter's Revelation about Gentiles
By Asher Intrater
Peter was a man who received great revelation from God.
Another of Peter's history-making revelations was that God loves all people just the same and we all have equal standing before Him.
God judges people not racially but morally. No one is rejected because of his racial background. God judges all people equally on the basis of spiritual and moral righteousness.
Until this point in history, almost all religious expression was confined and defined by racial and ethnic boundaries. Peter’s revelation opened the faith on the basis of universal salvation for all peoples. The course of history was changed in that moment.
Welby, Gumbel, and Schonborn
By Ann C.
Justin Welby is the Archbishop of Canterbury and the official head of the Anglican Church. Nicky Gumbel is the Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London and leader of the hugely successful "Alpha" program. Christoph Schonborn is the Archbishop of Vienna and one of the most influential Cardinals at the Vatican.
Schonborn was recently interviewed by Gumbel on a webcast sent into 77 nations. Here is an edited excerpt of that interview: "Nicky, I was impressed by what you and Justin Welby said about your fathers - both German Jewish fathers. I also have some Jewish background. We all three have Jewish blood.”
"The deepest wound in the body of Christ is the wound between Israel and the Gentiles. We are called now to ask the Lord to heal this wound by intense prayer that the time of the Gentiles be accomplished so that Israel may enjoy full salvation. It is only through the cross that this can be achieved."
On unity: "There is no other way to come together than the love of Jesus. What brought me first to evangelicals was to feel their deep love of Jesus, which sometimes I find more vibrantly expressed in other Christian communities than in my own. We must learn from one another."
A month ago we asked you to pray for the legal predicament of the Messianic day school in Jerusalem, Makor HaTikvah. After the second hearing, there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel. The principal writes: “The judge ruled that our school can remain open to finish out the 2012-13 school year… but he attached two conditions – that we furnish documents within ten days both from the Ministry of Health, and from a safety inspector, granting us their approvals on our school premises.” Fortunately they were able to obtain the documents in the required time. Please pray for continued justice and favor from the government authorities.
The all night prayer and fasting time was a wonderful success. We had participants from 7 local congregations in the Jerusalem/Tel Aviv area, plus many joining around the world on live stream. See this mini-video from Asher reviewing what happened and describing our strategy for promoting a worldwide outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
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