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©October 18, 2013 Revive Israel Ministries

Fullness

By Asher Intrater

The fullness of God is found in Yeshua (John 1:16, Colossians 2:9); and passed on to mankind through Yeshua until we become the fullness as well (Ephesians 3:19, 4:13). The word for "fullness" in these passages in Greek is "Pleiroma."

Yeshua taught a parable that the kingdom of God comes in stages of development as a plant comes to its "fullness" only at the end of the harvest season.

Mark 4:28 – The earth bears fruit of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

As the full fruit comes at the end, so the full purpose and goal of the kingdom of God comes at the end.  This process takes place across history until the "fullness" of the times and seasons (Ephesians 1:10).

Since Yeshua is both the Head of the Church (Ephesians 1:22) and the King of Israel (John 12:12-13), the process of the kingdom of God coming to its fullness is divided into two halves: one through the Church and one through Israel. The word "fullness" is found twice in Romans 11, once referring to Israel and once to the Church.

Concerning Israel:
Romans 11:12 – If their loss… is riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness?

Concerning the Church:
Romans 11:25 – I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery…, partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

We believe in the dual restoration of Israel and the Church. They will both come into their fullness. In a mysterious way, the fullness of Israel is dependent on the Church, and the fullness of the Church is dependent on Israel. Although on different paths, they will both reach their fullness at the same time.

The path for the fullness of the Church ends up with a revelation about Israel (Romans 11:25). The path of fullness for Israel ends up with a revelation about Yeshua (Romans 11:26).  When both come into their fullness, they are united into one. Then together they invite Yeshua to return (Matthew 23:39, Revelation 22:20), the dead are raised, and the kingdom of God is established on the earth.


Terror Tunnel

An unprecedented attempt to penetrate a large number of terrorists into Israel by Hamas was thwarted this week as IDF discovered a 1.7 kilometer tunnel from Gaza into Israel opposite the Israeli town of Ein Shlosha. The tunnel contains 28,000 (!) cement wall panels, had a height of 1.8 meters, and was dug 20 meters underground. IDF Southern Command General, Sammy Turjeman, promised heavy reprisal.

Please pray for a major uprising of the people of Gaza against the Hamas regime, for stability in the new Egyptian coalition to rebuild their country in peace, and for cooperation between Israeli Messianic Jews and Palestinian Christians to share the gospel with both of our peoples.


U.S. Debt

The precarious situation of the US national debt threatens world economic stability. In 1981, at the end of Jimmy Carter's presidency, the debt was just under 1 trillion dollars (998 billion).

Ronald Reagan added             1.86 trillion.
George Bush Sr. added           1.55 trillion. 
Bill Clinton added                   1.40 trillion.
George W Bush added           5.85 trillion
Barack Obama has added        5.08 trillion.

Year 2013 is expected to end at an unfathomable 16.74 trillion dollars indebtedness (Kimberly Amadeo, useconomy.about.com).  

What could make for such wanton and tragic irresponsibility, misappropriation, greed, and deception by Democrats and Republicans alike? Perhaps someone should start a new party, the "G.O.O.D!" party. (Get Out Of Debt!)

Let us pray for true repentance by us, Messianic and Christian believers in every nation, of our own financial sins and greed, in order that God might have mercy on the worldwide economic situation as it totters on the brink of disaster.


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