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Turning Point

By Asher Intrater

This year 2014-2015 represents a significant turning point, and as noted by many a "Shemita" year in the Jewish calendar.  This week marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in southwest Poland, near Krakow. An estimated 1.1 million Jews between 1942 and 1945 were murdered by the Nazis there (including several of my grandfather's family). On January 27, the Soviets entered Auschwitz and freed the 7,000 remaining prisoners, all starving and freezing.

Not only was Auschwitz liberated but World War II as a whole came to an end, including the fighting in the Middle East and in the Pacific Rim.  This is the end of an important 70-year period for Japan and the surrounding countries there as well.

Seventy years is described in the Scriptures as a period to fulfill historic prophecies and punishments (Jeremiah 25:11, Daniel 9:24).  The 70-year period is related to the concept of "visiting the sins of the parents" (Exodus 20:5) and a 70 year life-span (Psalm 90:10).  Seventy years more or less completes the cycle of one generation giving birth to the next, and the first generation passing away.  Today the last witnesses of the WWII period are dying off.  The current generation has little emotional connection to what happened then. 

Since the end of WWII there has been a certain transfer of the "vision" to exterminate the Jews from the Nazis to what has become radical Islam today.  This year, 2014-2015 has seen the declaration of ISIS, an Islamic State.  This is a major development in the Islamic world view.  All the terrorist groups, from Hamas to Hezbollah to Al Qaeda, were looking forward to the renewal of a Caliphate (world-wide Islamic empire), but did not see themselves as that empire.  ISIS is declaring that the Caliphate nation has begun.

Europe and the United Nations seem to have little understanding of the danger at hand.  At this time, 70 years after the Holocaust, it is only the nation of Israel that speaks clearly of the threat of Islamic Jihad in our generation, and only representatives from Israel who quote from the Bible in the General Assembly of the UN.

During the same period, we have seen major developments in the Body of Christ.  The largest number of believing Christians is to be found in Asia today, not in the West.  The rise of the Church of Asia is a paradigm shift of dimensions not seen in almost 2,000 years.  In addition the Messianic remnant in the restored nation of Israel is slowly and surely developing and maturing. This spiritual restoration of Israel is also a paradigm shift of prophetic importance not seen since the first century. 


Legacy

By Paul Wilbur

Legacy is a huge word for me in this season. What are we building, who are we building with, and to whom are we leaving it? “Legacy” means thinking more about the next generation going forward than about my own progress-- It is much more about my children and my children’s children than it is about me, going forward. Success is assured when we build the right house with the right builders and materials; anointing, excellence, power, accuracy, integrity and love. Solomon puts it this way, “Unless Adonai builds the house, the builders labor in vain.” (Psalm 127:1 TLV)

I desperately want to be a part of something significant, and it seems we have the reigns firmly in our hands now (Yes, I am speaking to all you Baby Boomers, born between 1946-64). Where things go from here is largely a result of our prayers, planning, wisdom, revelation and ability to pass the baton to the next generation.  I want to be found faithful and as a man whose life made a difference for the Kingdom for generations to come.  I want the words of Isaiah to be found true through my life, “My Spirit who is on you, and My words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, or from the mouth of your offspring, or from the mouth of your children’s offspring…from now on and forever.” (TLV) Our legacy is assured when HE is our legacy!


Touching Yeshua

In this video, Asher speaks about the desperation of faith that will release healing not only for us but also for our nations. To watch in English, click HERE!


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