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©January 10, 2014 Revive Israel Ministries

Antichrist (Part One)

by Asher Intrater

There is a biblical figure referred to as the Antichrist who is described as the “man of sin”-- the fullness of evil in human flesh (II Thessalonians 2:3).  There is just one person who will fulfill these prophecies in the end times. He has not yet been revealed.  Yet, at the same time, "antichrist" is also a prophetic type, or pattern, that can be fulfilled by many people in different times and places.

I John 2:18 – You have heard that the Antichrist will come, and even now there have arisen many antichrists. By this we know that this is the last hour.

In this verse we can see the two-fold fulfillment of prophecy: one that is singular, specific and future; and a second kind that is current in multiple situations.  Prophecies must be considered in these two dimensions: the end time fulfillment and the present day application.  Thus, the fulfillment of end times' prophecies often seems to have two different timings: one present and urgent in every generation, and one ultimate and final in the last generation.

Since prophecies have a dual timing – present and future, we have to relate to both dimensions - the urgent and the ultimate, in interpreting the prophecies.

I John 2:22 – Who is a liar but he who denies that Yeshua is the Messiah? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.

"Antichrist" is also a spirit of deception.  There are subtle lies that penetrate deep within our culture, media, academia, religion--and even our own thoughts--which oppose simple faith and submission to God and Yeshua.

There is the Antichrist of the end times; there are antichrists in many generations; and there is the spirit of antichrist resident in our own flesh: pride and rebellion resisting the authority of God in our lives. 


Baba Sali

By Roni Rejuwan

The town of Netivot in southern Israel is one of the centers for kabbalism and mystic Judaism.   The Baba Sali (Rabbi Israel Abuhazerah), who died over 40 years ago, was reputed to be a miracle worker.  Every year in Netivot there is a "Hillula" (wild celebration) in his remembrance.  This year the grandson of Sali declared and was quoted on Israel television and radio, that "Baba isn't dead. His soul is still present and living among us today. If you pray to him he will give you healing, salvations, and even redemption to the nation."

Today in Israel there are many Hassidic groups that believe that their rabbi—dead or alive--is a kind of “messiah.”   This demonstrates a deep longing for salvation, yet it also reveals the complex religious deceptions plaguing our people.  Pray for a revelation of true redemption.


Egypt

This week ballot boxes were opened for the new national constitution for Egypt, proposed by the current coalition, led by General Sisi. The Islamic Brotherhood is rejecting the constitution, designed to separate Islamic parties from direct government control.  If the constitution is passed, a date will be set for parliamentary and presidential elections.

This week 10,000 workers demonstrated in the farming district of Tenata on behalf of Sisi, calling him to run for the presidency.  Sisi is recognized as the strongest figure in Egypt today and a possible hope for stability, security and democratic institutions.  Pray for restoration in Egyptian society.


Refugees or Illegal Immigrants

Some 53,000 illegal immigrants are seeking political asylum and employment in Israel today (approximately 35,000 from Eritrea, 13,000 from Sudan, and the rest from various African nations, such as Congo and Ethiopia).  Israeli society is torn as whether to see them as refugees worthy of protection, or as illegal workers who should be deported.  Pray for wisdom for our Interior Minister, Gideon Saar; and that righteousness would be done.  


Redeeming the Curse of Babel?

Troy B. Wallace

In Genesis 11:1 it says, "Now the whole earth had one language and one speech." A unified people with a common speech rebelled against God. He responded by confusing their language and scattering them across the face of the earth. The multitudes of languages that are spoken across the globe today are the result of that event.

Recently I attended the Leadership Summit at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. One topic of prayer and discussion was the possibility of the text of the Bible being translated into every known spoken language on the Earth in the next decade or two. As we were praying, The Lord spoke to my heart that "if the ideas and concepts of the text of the Bible were put into every tongue, believers in Yeshua around the world would have a common language again." There would still be a multitude of tongues, tribes and peoples. But the remnant of each language group would have the words of the Biblical reality as a common language.

Can you imagine the power of a remnant within each tongue on earth praying and singing Biblical phrases to The Lord (Revelation 7:9-11)? That would redeem the curse from our corporate rebellion. How? – by praising Him in all those tongues created in that moment of sinfulness. The text in Genesis 11:6 tells us that with one language "nothing [we] propose to do will be withheld from [us]."   Let's pray for this project to be completed in our generation.


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