©October 4, 2013 Revive Israel Ministries
Fruits of Repentance
The message of the prophets of Israel could be summarized in one word, "Repent" (Isaiah 55:7, Jeremiah 25:5, Ezekiel 18:21, Hosea 14:2, Joel 2:13). Real repentance produces real results; those results are called "fruits."
Real repentance is rare; it's hard to find. There are many kinds of false repentance. Humanistic repentance says, "I'm sorry," but involves no real moral change. Judaism tends to replace repentance with tradition. Christianity tends to replace repentance with theology.
There is a difference between "gifts of the Spirit" (I Corinthians 12) and the "fruit of the Spirit" (Galatians 5). The gifts of the Spirit are prophetic revelations and power. The fruit of the Spirit is the Christ-like character and love. The "fruit of repentance" is a third list or category altogether.
These fruits of repentance are the reaction of a person's soul when he realizes he has sinned before a holy and all-powerful God. The human soul is filled with energy to seek to be "right" before God. This produces intense moral change in both attitudes and actions.
This fruit of repentance provides the basis for receiving grace and salvation from Yeshua (Mark 1:15, Acts 17:30) and the filling of the Holy Spirit (Proverbs 1:23, Acts 2:38). Without the basis of real repentance, our spiritual life is hollow and hypocritical (Matthew 3:7-11).
Israel-Chinese Destiny Conference
Luke 21:24 states “Jerusalem will be trampled by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” In 1967 Jerusalem came back under Jewish control for the first time in 2000 years.
Secondly, in the last 40 years, the Holy Spirit has been at work in a special way in Asia. In one generation, we have witnessed the largest revival in church history: today there are between 80-110 million believers in China, many with a keen understanding of Israel and of the end times.
Netanyahu's UN Speech
There are varied responses from Israeli commentators as to whether Netanyahu's UN speech was effective politically-speaking. On a spiritual level, it is worth noting that he quoted (directly or indirectly) the Bible 5 times. That is probably more times that the Bible has been referred to from the main podium of the UN this year than all the other speeches put together.
While it may be debated whether Netanyahu's speech was wise from a diplomatic point of view, it cannot be denied that the use of scriptures by the Prime Minister of the modern State of Israel to rebuke the United Nations for moral cowardice and delusion represents a paradigm shift of historic proportions.
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