©June 28, 2013 Revive Israel Ministries
Out of the East
By Asher Intrater
Ariel Blumenthal, Ari Sorkoram and I just finished a 4-day conference in Hong Kong with 500 attendees, representing some 100 congregations and prayer houses, primarily from the "family" of house churches in China. This is a time of prophetic breakthrough for China and East Asia – spiritually, politically and economically.
Twice the book of Revelation speaks of powerful forces "rising out of the East" – the first at the 6th seal, the second at the 6th bowl.
This verse represents the transition into the end times "trumpet" tribulations, and is beginning to take place in our time. For an angel to arise with great authority, it must be backed by a body of saints in that nation who are praying powerfully. The largest national church in the world today is mainland China, and perhaps the most active is South Korea.
A spirit of revival and revelation is rising today out of East Asia. The economic and political power of East Asia is arising as well. China may be on its way to passing the United States in the near future as the most influential nation on earth. This will have both positive and negative elements.
Along with these "kings" (political leaders) from the East will come demonic spirits from the beast and the dragon. They will do miraculous signs and gather the nations together to attack Israel at the battle of Armageddon, shortly before the Second Coming of Yeshua (Jesus). Let us be aware of the signs of the times, and pray for the church of China and East Asia.
The Local Congregation
by Eddie Santoro
The establishment and strengthening of the local congregation was the primary goal of Paul's apostolic journeys, and most of the Epistles are written to local New Testament expressions. The local congregation is God's vessel to express his life on the earth, and it is the “school” where new believers are discipled and older ones can grow and mature. It is the furnace where we are tested and the fountainhead of any national revival.
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