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©September 12, 2013 Revive Israel Ministries

Yom Kippur

We invite you dear friends to join the local Messianic body in Israel for 24 hours of prayer, fasting and repentance this Friday evening to Saturday evening for the biblical Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). This year, members of five faith communities (Ahavat Yeshua, Tiferet Yeshua, Maaleh Adumim, Melech Hamlachim and Yad Hashmonah) will participate to observe this holy day together. 

We will share a meal on Friday afternoon before the fast; then open in worship and teaching. The facilities at Yad Hashmonah are at overflow.  Intercession and repentance will continue until the next evening, when we break the fast after dark. Please join with us individually, in your prayer houses, churches or synagogues.

This is the most important day on the biblical calendar. The Levitical priests called this the Day of Atonement; the Israelite prophets called this the "great and terrible Day of YHVH" (Joel 2:31; Malachi 4:5); the New Covenant apostles called this the Second Coming of Yeshua. It is all the same appointed time.

At the end of Yom Kippur we sound one long shofar blast (Leviticus 25:9). This is equivalent to the "last trumpet" (Isaiah 27:13, Matthew 24:31, I Corinthians 15:52, I Thessalonians 4:16). [It should not be confused with the Feast of Trumpets, 10 days before, which is connected to the 7 trumpets of Jericho and the 7 trumpets of Revelation.]

The last trumpet on Yom Kippur is the sign of the Second Coming. It will occur during the great end times' war when an international coalition of nations will attack Israel (Ezek. 38-39; Zech 12-14; Rev 19:11-21). In Israel this day already has a deep emotional association with a disastrous war because of the Yom Kippur War of 1973, when the nation came close to being annihilated by the invading armies. The Yom Kippur War of 1973 was a prophetic foreshadow of the greater Yom Kippur War yet to come.


Feet of Yeshua

By Asher Intrater

The expression "feet of Yeshua" has a five-fold meaning in Scriptures: parts of it present, past and future.

  1. Devotional Intimacy
  2. Perhaps the most well-known meaning today comes from the special, intimate, devotional expression we find in Miriam (Mary), one of Yeshua's closest disciples.
     
    Luke 10:39 – Miriam sat at Yeshua's feet and heard His word.
    John 12:3 – Miriam took very costly oil, anointed Yeshua's feet and wiped His feet with her hair.

    By positioning herself at Yeshua's feet, Miriam serves as an exquisite model for us not only of devotion and intimacy but also of humility and vulnerability. 

  3. Physical Resurrection
  4. When Yeshua was crucified, His hands and feet were pierced. After He rose from the dead, He showed His disciples the scars remaining on His body (John 20:27).

    Luke 24:39 – Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.

    Yeshua proved that He really was resurrected, and that the resurrection was physical and not merely spiritual. It also shows that the resurrected body is a continuation and glorification of our current body, and not a totally distinct entity altogether (I Corinthians 15:35-50).

  5. Eternal Divinity
  6. There are appearances of Yeshua in His pre-birth, pre-incarnation form throughout the Law and the Prophets.  Some two dozen of these mysterious appearances of YHVH in the form of a man are documented in my book, "Who Ate Lunch with Abraham?"

    Exodus 24:10 – They saw the God of Israel and under His feet as the work of sapphire stone.

    In this case 74 people saw this divine-human figure on Mount Sinai.  The fact that the God of Israel appeared repeatedly in this “down to earth” form prepares the way for understanding Yeshua as the eternal and divine Messiah, the manifestation of God in human form.

  7. Literal Return
  8. As Yeshua was physically raised from the dead, so will He return to earth at the Second Coming in bodily form.

    Zechariah 14:3-4 – On that day, His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem from the east.

    All the nations will attack Jerusalem. Yeshua will descend from heaven with a mighty army to destroy those nations.  As He ascended from the Mount of Olives, so will He return. He will not come half-way down, and hover in the air; but He will come all the way back to touch the ground—once and for all  

  9. Millennial Glory
  10. After Yeshua returns, He will set up His kingdom of peace over the whole earth. Ezekiel had a vision of a divine Man speaking to him from the Millennial Temple.

    Ezekiel 43:6-7 – A man was standing next to me. He said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet that I will dwell there among the children of Israel forever.

    Yeshua will reign for 1,000 years in a glorified form with His spiritual and governmental capital in Jerusalem.  The Kingdom of God comes down to earth from heaven, and Yeshua’s glorified feet symbolize this reality.


Syrian Opposition

Syrian opposition leader published an announcement in Arabic this morning which was picked up and translated by Israeli Hebrew press. He said that if the international community decides on diplomatic measures and not an attack upon the Syrian regime, then it must be consistent and follow the measures all the way through to the end. This would demand not only international oversight of Syria's chemical weapons but also bringing to trial the leaders of the Syrian regime for their criminal use of the chemical weapons on innocent citizens.


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