©13 February 2015 Revive Israel Ministries
Two Kinds of Healing
By Asher Intrater
Through His death and resurrection 2,000 years ago, Yeshua provided physical healing and emotional healing, spiritual salvation and financial provision, for all human beings who will believe in Him. All these blessings are included in the atonement. Yet, we don’t always see the fullness of those blessings realized in this lifetime.
Concerning healing, there seem to be two general "modes" recorded in the New Covenant: one more "evangelistic," the other more "pastoral." The first kind is a confrontation of the powers of light and darkness when the gospel is shared publicly for all to see.
To a certain degree, when an unbeliever sincerely listens to the gospel, he is beginning to repent, in the sense that he is turning toward the Lord and away from whatever else he was doing at the time. There is an immediate opening for the power of God to be released. When the gospel is spread into new countries in a wave of evangelistic revival, supernatural healings are regularly experienced.
When ministering healing to members of the congregation who are already believers, the Scriptures mention a second “mode” of healing, one with several more requirements.
James 5:14-16 – If there is any sick among you, call for the elders of the congregation and pray for him with the anointing of oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick… And if he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Confess your sins to one another and pray one for another in order that you will be healed.
In this brief passage we see several factors which may hinder healing.
There are other factors as well: some having to do with the person receiving prayer, and some with those doing the prayer. In many cases it is not the fault of anyone involved, and often the reasons are just unknown (John 9:1-3). Most of the time, the causes are indirect and circumstantial. Let's not allow for cases in which people are not healed to discourage us. Doctors continue to work in the medical field even though not all are healed.
Esther Fast Video Invitation
Mark your calendar and plan to join us physically in our Revive Israel worship room or through our live web-stream for a day of prayer and fasting on Ta'anit Esther (March 4th, 2015 from 9am - 21:00 Israel time). To watch in English, click HERE!
Exposing Islam's False Claims
In this video, Asher speaks about the universal moral absolutes God gave in the 10 commandments and exposes some of the false claims of Islam. To watch in English, click HERE!
A Divine Rebuke
By Asher Intrater
"What are you doing to the people, Asher?" - Exodus 18:14
Ouch! I didn't know whether to laugh or to cry. Please pray with us for wisdom and grace.
Last month, a significant prophetic conference took place in Krakow, Poland, at the 70 year anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The conference featured Henryk Wieja, from Poland; Harald Eckert, from Germany; Chuck Pierce from the USA; Martin and Norma Sarvis from Israel. Henryk writes:
Baruch HaBa Tour
The registration deadline for this unique tour is coming soon (Feb 20th). We at Revive Israel invite you to visit us (April 28 – May 7, 2015) and our ministry partners here in the land, build relationships with local believers, tour our beloved nation and hear life changing teachings from local leaders. For more info and to sign up, please click HERE!
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