© 13 May 2016 Revive Israel Ministries
In this message Asher Intrater speaks about the last prophecy of
the Old Covenant (Malachi 4:6) and the urgent need of this hour to have fathers
turn their hearts to the children and for a generational transition to take
place. This must be non-negotiable for us, because a global curse is promised
if this generational reconciliation does not take place. Discover practical
keys on how you can take part in bridging the generational gap.
Healing the Abrahamic family
By Ariel Blumenthal
From the 26th-29th of April, Vered the children, and I participated in the “Global Gatekeepers Gathering” (3G) on Ko Samui island in Thailand. We were hosted by a Thai Christian couple, owners of a beautiful resort on the best beach in Ko Samui. About 150 leaders from 25 nations were there, including 10 from Egypt. (We also met many Israeli travelers, for whom the islands and beaches of Thailand are a favorite destination.)
As so often happens in this Gathering movement, the Holy Spirit moved powerfully on the group through prophetic, “identificational” acts of reconciliation, intercession, and unity—this time bringing healing to the Abrahamic family by us (especially Vered “standing in” as Sarah) repenting and welcoming Hagar and Ishmael (the Egyptians) back into the family. But before I share that testimony, let's look at the theology of these kinds of “prophetic acts.”
Actually, our Messianic/Christian faith is based on a prophetic, identificational act—that of Yeshua Himself dying on the cross for our sins, rising from the dead, and ascending to the Father. It was prophetic in three ways:
If all of these things were not true, then Yeshua’s death on the cross would have been, well…just that, a penal death on a Roman cross like so many other Jewish criminals and so-called “messiahs.” (Rom 5:15-19; Heb 10:14)
More Biblical examples can be found in the identificational, intercessory prayers of Daniel (9:1-19) and Nehemiah (1:4-11), both righteous men who “owned” and confessed the sins of their people, and sought God with great fervor, led by the Holy Spirit. As such, their prayers and “prophetic acts” were perfectly timed, coming at the intersection of God’s promises with just the right circumstances of history and human relationships. It’s not as if these men were the first or only Jews of their time to pray like this; but like Yeshua, theirs came at the “fullness of time” for breakthrough, for which God and the prayers of many had prepared the way. (Eph 1:10)
On the third day of our meeting we had a clear sense that God had brought us together “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14). As with Esther, this time we were led by the women in our midst: “Egyptian women willingly identified with Hagar and confessed the rejection, envy and resentment she felt when Abraham cast her out of the family as Sarah demanded. (This spirit of rejection has dogged the Arab peoples every generation since. Those who have been set free from it are often magnificent people, but the ethnic type prevails.) Agonized tears were wept by the Egyptians and everyone else as we experienced a measure of those emotions. They confessed that they had hated and mocked “Isaac” and his offspring.
Then an Israeli mother (Vered) stepped forward to plead, ‘There are two empty places at our family table. Won’t you come home? Our family is not complete. Isaac needs his older brother, who was blessed by God first.’ These words don’t begin to express the depth of significance and emotion of the moment. I hope you can imagine a bit of the atmosphere.”**
There was much weeping and rejoicing. And then, the Egyptians began to sing over us, while our 8 month old boy, Lavi, sat on my shoulders giggling and smiling (as he almost always does)-- it was as if Hagar and Ishmael were singing and rejoicing over Isaac! (Perhaps that’s what we should have named our laughing boy!)
Perhaps for the first time in history, descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob came together with the family of Hagar and Ishmael, with all of us secure in our eternal inheritance because of our faith in our great, older brother, Abraham’s greatest Son, Yeshua (Rom 8:29-30). Together, as One New Man, led by the Holy Spirit we believe that we can be part of bringing wholeness, reconciliation and unity (“perfection”) to the Abrahamic family scattered throughout the Middle East.
**Quote from Lynn Green’s full article about the 3G Gathering.
We are looking forward to the next major biblical holiday – Shavuot (Pentecost). The outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 was the first instalment of God's promise to pour out His Spirit on all flesh (Acts 2:17). We gather every year at Shavuot to worship and pray through the night believing for the complete fulfilment of this Shavuot prophecy.
We invite you to join us this year in person or through our live web-stream. The event begins June 11, 2016 at 10pm (Israel time) and continues for 8 hours.
To watch a video interview with Asher Intrater about the vision of Shavuot, click HERE!
For the live web-stream, please go to reviveisrael.org at the time of the event.
How to bring the Kingdom of God
In this message Asher Intrater shares on bringing the Kingdom of God. What is it that we have to, as believers, do in order to bring the Kingdom of God?
To listen to this teaching in English with French translation, click Listen.
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