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©24 April 2015 Revive Israel Ministries

The Coming Fullness

By Dan Juster

We believe that God will restore all truth and right practice that has been lost to the Body of Believers.  Various ages of the Church have seen advances and declines.  Some truths have been emphasized in one period, lost in the next, and then picked up again in later times. 

Some advances in recent time parallel the restoration of Israel.  The re-discovery of the baptism in the Spirit and speaking in tongues was parallel in time to the early Zionist return to the Land of Israel; the Latter Rain revival happened in parallel to the independence of the nation of Israel and its recognition; the charismatic renewal in the late sixties came at the same time as Israel coming into government over the original, Old City section of Jerusalem.  

On the other hand, there are dimensions of truth that seem less established today than in past years.  The enforcement of congregational discipline was greater one hundred years ago than in today’s Western world.  Divorce is common today.  This is a terrible loss.  In addition, every age of the Church has seen advances and bright shining examples of truth.

The word “restoration” as it is used in Acts 3 connotes more than restoring something that was simply present before.  "Repent…that He may send the Messiah appointed for you, Yeshua, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets long ago" (Acts 3:20-21). This refers to a restoration of the world to Paradise.  That all humanity would enter into Paradise is something beyond and greater than anything that has occurred in the past.  The Scriptures lead us to believe that we are moving toward something greater than is usually connoted by the word restoration.  We are moving toward FULLNESS.  

This means that the Body of Believers will come to a place of maturity, unity, power and purity that is indicated in Ephesians 4-5 and Revelation 7.  Five-fold ministry equips the saints until all come to the unity of faith and grow into a mature man, a corporate man.  This is attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of the Messiah (Eph. 4:13).  In Ephesians 5, the Bride of the Messiah is described as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless (5:27).  Revelation 7 describes a multitude from all nations in heavenly worship, dressed in white robes, a picture of His last days Bride.  John 17:21 is the prayer for the unity of the Body which Yeshua petitioned for before His trial and crucifixion.

All of this gives us great hope that we will see the Body of Believers come into fullness.  Only such a Bride will be able to adequately influence the salvation of Israel and all the nations of the world.  


Lepers

By Victoria Trubick

Two of the Torah portions in Leviticus deal with how the priests were to check people infected with leprosy.  Minute details of pus, skin color, and hair follicles are described.  The priests had to become experts in diagnosing leprosy. 

This leprosy test was described well over a thousand years before Yeshua.  During those years, there were three cases of supernatural healing of leprosy recorded (Job, Miriam and Naaman). However, none of them had to report to the priests. 

In the Gospel of Matthew, Yeshua's first miracle was to heal a leper.  Immediately, Yeshua directed him to show himself to the priests.  (Matthew 8:3-4).   The priests must have been shocked. 

Then Yeshua healed another TEN lepers and sent them to the priests in the same way (Luke 17:8).  And it seems that there were quite a few other lepers who were healed (Matthew 11:5)—the priests were surely amazed.

These priests, who were experts at diagnosing leprosy, were in a perfect position to verify and document the miraculous healing of all these lepers.  Who could deny it?

Their knowledge of the lepers' healing was undoubtedly a testimony that later led many to faith in Yeshua: Acts 6:7 - A great multitude of the priests became obedient to the faith.  Perhaps the Torah portions about leprosy were pre-destined by God 1400 years ahead of time so that Yeshua's healing of lepers could be accurately verified!


Call to Prayer for America

On Tuesday April 28, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the Constitution allows homosexual couples the right to marry regardless of what individual states decide.

100,000 leaders in the body of Messiah are expected to stand together in prayer on that day. We also will be praying and are asking you to join with us to believe for a historic outpouring of repentance and revival across America and for God's word concerning marriage to be upheld.


Covenant: Faithfulness amongst the Treachery of Mankind

A Jewish comedian once said, “Jews are just like everyone else, except more so!” You know what's so special about us? Nothing! It's only that God has chosen our nation, our people in order to demonstrate his incredible mercy, grace and faithfulness!   To listen to this audio message in English from Asher, click HERE!


Iran & Coalition

Please keep praying for the formation of the Israeli government.  The key cabinet positions of foreign ministry, interior, education, justice, and internal security have not yet been decided.  These choices will affect life in Israel for the next few years.

Many in Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are shocked at the way the USA, Russia, Australia and others from the UN, are so quickly ready to embrace the Ayatollah regime in Iran.  The removal of sanctions seems to be encouraging a new arms race and the funding of Islamic terror throughout the Middle East.


Shavuot Invite

We are asking you to join us for Shavuot (Pentecost) this year in person or through our live web-stream. The event begins May 23, 2015 at 10pm (Israel time) and continues for 8 hours.

Special video invitation from Asher, click HERE!

For the live web-stream, please go to reviveisrael.org at the time of the event.


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