© 13 November 2015 Revive Israel Ministries
Battling the Spirit of the Antichrist
Every Spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus, is not from God. This is the spirit of the Antichrist. (1 John 4:2-3)
During the first century , movements grew up that denied the Incarnation (that Yeshua was God manifest in human flesh). There are two sides to this denial: one is to deny His divinity and the other to deny His fully human incarnation. Keeping these doctrines in their right balance and relationship is fundamental to our faith. The Messianic Movement was launched on the basis of mighty signs and wonders in the ministry of Yeshua, His death and resurrection, and finally by the amazing signs and wonders in the ministry of the Apostles in Israel and beyond Those who witnessed such great evidence were without excuse for their rejection of the Lordship of Yeshua and the Gospel message.
Results of Refusal
When the Gospel comes with power and the Holy Spirit brings conviction, but is still refused, then the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit takes place. Such sin can lead to demonic control. The spirit of the Antichrist is not found in people who have not had opportunity to witness and thus accept or refuse the Gospel. Only that refusal leads to empowering the spirit of the Antichrist. Individuals and people who had the opportunity to embrace Yeshua and refused, are given over to the doctrine of demons and promotion of those doctrines.
Though it is not “politically correct,” we have to note that the refusal of the Gospel by the majority of the Jewish people and leadership in the first century opened them up to the spirit of the Antichrist. Islam, which explicitly denies the incarnation and states that Yeshua never died on the cross, though admitting he was a prophet, enslaves its followers to the spirit of Antichrist. This Antichrist spirit will always seek to persecute the Body of Christ.
When a people are in bondage to this spirit, they can still have knowledge of much truth, and may still produce cultural treasures. Yet, salvation requires deliverance from the spirit of the Antichrist. When dealing with our own people, though far removed from the corporate rejection in the first century, we must address the need to see them delivered from this influence.
Key for the Future
Even more, in Islam we have the power of the Antichrist spirit on a world level that is rooted in what Mohammed did with the revelation of the New Covenant. This is why the key to the future in this difficult situation is to see revival and the power of the Gospel deliver people from this spirit. The only way to see peace come is through acceptance of and submission to the Prince of Peace.
Coffee House in Tel Aviv
By Ron Cantor
It has long been in my heart to renovate an area of our old building into a fresh, modern, Coffee House to host concerts, young adult meetings, weekly prayer gatherings and more. Last January someone offered $35,000 if we could raise $35,000. By mid-June the goal was achieved! We started renovating in August and, like with most building projects, it has taken longer than expected. However last week we cut the ribbon!
We still have about a month of interior decorating to do (Sofas, Tables, Espresso Bar, Pictures, etc.) but the major construction is done. Soon, we will start regular outreach concerts. We already have a list of local artists. Our vision is to have a place where young adults and others can bring their friends—a non-threatening environment where we live like Yeshua and love on Israelis. The gospel will go forth! Please pray that this Coffee House will be all God wants it to be.
Biblical Stewardship (Part 2)
In this message Rob Parker from IHOPKC, teaches on stewardship, the management role of the believer, and our calling as bond-servants under the authority of God, Yeshua being our best example.… To watch in English, click HERE!
Aglow International Conference
By Holly Wallace
This past weekend the Revive Israel North American team attended the Aglow International Conference in Indianapolis, IN where Asher was invited to be one of the keynote speakers, along with his friend, Harun Ibrahim, a Muslim background believer and director of Al Hayat television. Aglow International is made up of men and women from over 170 nations led by International President, Jane Hansen Hoyt. The title of the conference was “As One – For Such a Time as This”.
The content of the sessions was rich – filled with worship and proclamations that penetrated hearts and shifted nations. The event united three significant leaders in the Body of Messiah in covenant partnership for the Kingdom of God to be birthed in the earth; one representing Christians from over 170 nations; one representing outreach to millions of Arabs with the gospel; and one representing the Messianic Jewish remnant and the restoration of apostolic authority coming out of Jerusalem.
In addition to testimonies of Muslims coming to faith in Jesus and excellent teaching and impartation, the weekend was laced with prophetic acts of mutual submission and honor between the leaders that painted a picture of what it means to serve one another in true humility. One of the highlights for me was when Asher spoke a blessing over the worldwide Body of believers and encouraged them to arise in glory and finish taking the gospel of the Kingdom to the ends of the earth in preparation for the Second Coming of Yeshua. The response was overwhelming.
What God is doing in the earth today through vessels of honor is the REAL news, not what you hear from the TV, over the radio or streaming online. It is awe-inspiring. It is powerful. It is the Bride getting herself ready to meet her Husband: the Lion of the tribe of Judah and Soon-Coming King!!
Please PRAY for our ongoing ministry in Israel of indigenous evangelism, planting Messianic congregations, the discipleship training center, prophetic praise and prayer watches in Hebrew, and financial aid for the needy.