©18 April 2014 Revive Israel Ministries
"Transformed and Transported"
By Asher Intrater
The central event of the end times is the Second Coming of Yeshua. He will descend from heaven leading angelic armies and release the fire of God to destroy the wicked. The souls of those who are part of the first resurrection will come with Him and receive their new bodies. Yeshua will enter Jerusalem in glory to start the millennial kingdom on earth.
At that time another special event will take place, popularly called, the "rapture." There are three primary reasons for this event:
- Receive a Resurrection Body – Along with those who are part of the first resurrection, those dedicated believers on earth still alive must also receive a new body. Instead of dying, they will undergo an instant transformation in which their bodies will be changed to a resurrection body (I Corinthians 15:51-52).
- Escape Destruction of Wicked – Similar to the reason why the angels pulled Lot's family out of Sodom before the destruction, so will some of the angels in Yeshua's army be assigned to go pull the righteous "out of the way" before the coming fire (Matthew 24:31).
- Welcome Yeshua into Jerusalem – Crowds of people will welcome Yeshua back into Jerusalem with shouts of "Hosanna." In order to welcome Him, the saints will meet Him in the air on His way down. To be lifted and transported into the air, they will obviously need a transformed body (I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
In Heaven or on Earth?
Some ask whether the "transformed-transported" saints will be in heaven or earth. The answer is - both. With a human body, one can stay on the earth, but not in heaven. The spirits of the saints who have gone to heaven can stay there but not return to earth. However, a resurrected or transformed body can stay in both, and travel between the two.
There are two fundamentally different ways of viewing this transformed-transported event. Is the primary purpose of God to remove human beings from the earth to live in a non-earthly body forever in heaven? Or is it to establish the kingdom of God on earth by uniting heaven and earth together in perfect harmony (Ephesians 1:10)? We believe the latter to be true. That's why we pray daily, "Your kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" – (Matthew 6:10).
Seeing the Meaning of Life through Covenant
How do you go about a covenantal relationship with someone? In this message Asher explains how covenant is the biblical mechanism for maintaining relationship, and expands on why integrity and loyalty are the foundation of covenantal relationships… To Watch, Click HERE!
Beit Netanel News - Mimuna
By Rachel & Gilad
Last Yom Kippur, Gilad and I attended a local, very "liberal" synagogue. We were asked to leave and to never speak about our faith in Yeshua. So it came as a complete surprise to us to be invited to speak at this same synagogue and to tell them why we believe in Yeshua.
They told us that we were not allowed to talk for more than seven minutes, but with so much interest and questions, I talked for more than half an hour. I explained that although I was raised in a religious home and had a love for God, God was far from me. It was only through Yeshua, the Messiah that I have a relationship with God and became close to Him. I also pointed out that there is so much confusion and disagreement among the Jews about who is the messiah. We are ‘the People of the Book,’ We should know the truth!
After my talk, a woman told us how interesting it was. We invited her back to our home and we talked together until one in the morning. We have invited her and her family to come to our home to celebrate Mimuna on the last day of Passover. Mimuna is a Moroccan feast where we meet to celebrate the end of Passover, dress in Moroccan clothes and eat the first bread after a week of unleavened bread. Please pray for us as we open our home to many unbeleivers on Mimoona and share the gospel with them.
Going Deeper with Aglow International
By Ilana & Ariel Blumenthal
Last week we had the privilege of meeting with our dear friends from Aglow International, with whom we have been building a strategic partnership to pray and reach the whole world for Him. It is such an honor for us to see more and more groups like Aglow coming to us in Israel, sensing His desire to see the worldwide Body networked and correctly aligned with the Messianic Remnant. We spent one evening with a larger group of 215 people, and then a few days later half that number stayed on for a full day with us at our ministry center.
The Holy Spirit ministered to us in powerful ways, with a strong emphasis on the mystery of the olive tree from Romans 11: the grafting in of the gentiles, “contrary to nature”; and the part we play together in preparing for the re-grafting in of the natural branches—unbelieving Israel. We were all filled with hope and expectation for what the Lord is about to do! He set our hearts “Aglow!”
Set Your Calendar – Shavuot
Join us for our 4th annual all night Shavuot (Pentecost) Prayer Meeting. For 12 hours, beginning on the eve of June 3, 2014 (Israel time) we will worship, intercede and believe for a fresh out pouring of the Holy Spirit. This time will be broadcast live through live web-stream and you don't want to miss it. Watch here for more details to come.
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