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At the deepest level of our being as humans or as a people, we have this thread of hope called faith. It connects us to the Father and allows us to see His goodness. We pray that the people lift their heads and see hope despite the difficulties around them. This week has been especially difficult, with the discovery of the bodies of seven hostages found deep within Hamas’ tunnels.

What are the thoughts of the flesh? They're the ones that focus on ourselves, trying to fulfill our own needs and desires. These thoughts leave no room for God or others. It's all about being self-centered, even to the point of trying to save and justify ourselves. But thoughts of the Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, bring life.

In Joshua 17, we read of the allotments of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh and where they settled in their God-given inheritance. However, they did not fully drive out the inhabitants from the land but instead drove them to forced labor.

What brings me joy every single day is the privilege to cry out “Abba, Father”. The Father loved us so much that He gave us His only Son, Yeshua the Messiah. While we were orphans in this world, God the Father, the Creator, in His redemption, gave us His Holy Spirit and a home where we can find refuge in His presence.

During this season of Lent, I’ve been studying the book of Jeremiah. The king of Babylon had conquered Jerusalem and the people suddenly found themselves in great distress as they were living under foreign rule. I noticed throughout the book that even though Jeremiah warned the people of their sinful behavior, they chose to continue on their path.

Just before Valerie and I got married, David and Emma Rudolph, our spiritual parents, took us to a meeting. It was in a small fish restaurant on the French side of Lake Leman in Switzerland. They said to Valerie and me, 'Through your married life, you will go through difficult times. There will be hardships,

God constantly presents us with opportunities to grow and mature in this calling. One could say that our lives on earth are like a "training ground" or a "gym" where the calling to be conformed to the image of Jesus grows and develops. Each of us is in a different place and season in life, and we often tend to desire to

Can God forgive all my sins? Perhaps I've strayed too far, and there's no way back now. What does it mean to forgive ourselves? How do we break free from sin? These were the questions weighing on the heart of one of our disciples this week. At every stage in life, a person can do some soul-searching, pondering what they're doing and whether these

I was reading from Matthew 6:25-34 and the words from Matthew 6:33 caught my attention. Yeshua exhorts us to "Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness." As children of God, He invites us to redirect our focus and change the way we look at things in our day-to-day lives.

One of our core values in our community is devoting our time to helping the broken and needy in our society. It is an integral part of our lives as well as our discipleship training programs. We head to some of the poorest neighborhoods of Tel Aviv to share God's love with the most needy in society on the streets, in an area notorious for prostitution, drugs, and human trafficking.

Our lives are made up of relationships, and these dynamic connections are built over time. One fundamental cornerstone of relationships is trust. The more I trust, the more I open up. Trust develops through shared experiences, whether positive or negative. In any human relationship, there will be challenges, and each party must ask themselves questions: What now?

God created in us the mechanism of fear; it is, in fact, a defense mechanism against potential harm. No one needs to teach us to fear; there are things we were created to fear, and it is natural for us as humans to be afraid of them. Some things are very basic, and all humans, and even animals, by the way, react to them with fear.

As we begin this new year, still at war, we are reminded of the holiness of God and are taking this time to reflect on what it means to be holy. The root meaning of Kadosh -קדוש, holy in Hebrew, is to consecrate and set apart. As believers in Yeshua, we are called to be "set apart for His glory." What does this look like practically in our everyday lives?

The ongoing conflict in Israel, characterized by historical tensions between Arabs and Jews, often finds its way into the body of Christ, influencing individuals’ diverse political and theological views. The effects of the conflict are even more evident among Arab and Jewish believers in Yeshua as they respond to the challenges they face.

Since October 7th, we have witnessed brokenness in Israel, a lack of security, uncertainty, and the immense pain families and individuals are experiencing due to the war. God acknowledges this brokenness. He wants to provide hope and comfort to those experiencing grief, fear, and despair. 

Our country has been torn to pieces, suffering from loss of life, emotional trauma from October 7th events, families displaced from homes, and constant fear of rocket attacks. While we see the return of some of the hostages, some returning to their communities, and a temporary ceasefire, we are moving into a time of rebuilding and restoration.

The Word of God describes a great war that will break out in the last days, a war in which all nations will gather, lay siege, and attack Jerusalem and Judah. This war will be an intense and cruel war, the mountains will be filled with the bodies of the dead, and cruel acts will take place in the cities (Ezekiel 30-30, Zechariah 12, 14, Revelation 16:14-16, Revelation 19:19-21, and more).

We are all going through an unexpected roller coaster right now. For us here in Israel it feels like our world turned upside down overnight. During these tough times filled with challenges, pain, uncertainty, and even fear, we hold on to God’s promises, for the people of Israel, and for the entire world.

The holiday of Sukkot comes a few days after Yom Kippur, and it is a joyous holiday! The sukkah is a temporary structure that symbolizes the booths the Israelites lived in while wandering through the desert (Leviticus 23:42-44). In Israel in the days leading up to the holiday you will find many people building sukkahs outside their homes, in their courtyards, and on their balconies.

Why do we choose to live in community? Living closely with one another, and encountering each other daily, inevitably leads to friction. By living in community, we intimately get to know our brothers and sisters in the Lord. We commit to living in the light, receiving genuine feedback about ourselves without fear of harming our relationships.

Bartimaeus was a simple man. He was blind, a beggar, and much like I was before I met Jesus. I wandered through this world blind to the truth, seeking people's approval and praise, while constantly, trying to piece together purpose and destiny for my life through them.

Wait a minute, does he believe or not? Even those who believe with all their heart have a place to grow. In the Kingdom of God, grace, love, and our potential for personal growth are endless. Whether in times of abundance and peace, scarcity and adversity, our hearts cry out, “Lord, help my unbelief!”

Amidst recent challenges, including health issues, strained relationships, and doubts about my purpose in life, negative thoughts begin to take hold. These thoughts, cause me to question if I am fulfilling the will of God or producing eternal fruit, and often lead to moments of sadness, fear, and hopelessness.

The fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22 are qualities that reflect a life transformed by the Holy Spirit. When we consider the importance of this passage in connection with Israel's calling and Yeshua's redemptive work, we desire to also cultivate the fruit of the Spirit in our own lives. As we conform to the image of Yeshua (Romans 8:29), we wholeheartedly embrace

All the heroes of our faith, including Abraham, were human beings just like us. They experienced real thoughts, lusts, lies, doubts and fears, just like we do. But in the Bible we read about Abraham and despite all of the feelings and thoughts he experienced, he still chose to believe in God

What makes a father a father? The fact that he has a son or daughter! “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12 From the moment we accept Yeshua into our lives, we receive the status of sons. The Lord invites us to become His sons and daughters, to receive the same status as Yeshua.

As we approach the end times, it is crucial to help youth strengthen and establish their identity in the Lord. Satan is on the prowl, mightily attacking the next generation, trying to steal their identity and purpose in the Lord. However, as believers, we know that our identity is in Christ, and we are sons and daughters of God.

Israel is in full bloom during the Passover season. All across the country, the land is green, lush, and full of new growth. It is a time where we celebrate liberation from slavery in Egypt as well as the onset of spring. It is a time for us to reflect on the death and

Here, right now, at the Retreat Center “L’Oasis” in the South of France, we are preparing to welcome our dear friends from Revive Israel for a powerful celebration of Passover/Resurrection: "Freedom from Oppression”, a 6-day camp that will take place from April 7 to 12 with youth and staff from Israel, France, Cyprus, Germany, America… 90 of us…

Passover is an exciting time at the Oasis Christian Conference Center in Southern France as teens come together from France and Israel at Camp Conexion, a place where they grow together as family. It is more than a conference center and so much more than a week-long camp. It is a place of healing and refuge. It is where young people come together and develop relationships that impact them for a lifetime.

Revive Israel Community is reaching out to Messianic single mothers and their young children, the widows and orphans of today. The stories we hear break our hearts, and we see so many young believers growing up without fathers who have left home or divorced their mothers. These single mothers struggle to make ends meet.

Israel has made a covenant with Syria. Well, not exactly today's Syria, but it was Jacob (Israel) who made a covenant with Laban, who could be the ancient father of Syria. God blesses Jacob as he works for Laban the Syrian, Jacob becomes rich and has children from his two wives, Leah and Rachel.

“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” (John 12:24 NIV) Today’s world tells us to emphasize and empower ourselves, to advertise how beautiful our lives are, to shout out on social media how talented we are: “It’s all about me.”

Recently we explored the parable of the "Prodigal Son" together in the discipleship program. Jesus tells three parables about things that are lost: a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son - prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32). In the first parable the lost, hungry sheep is in danger of never being able to return to the flock. In the second parable, the owner of a lost coin searches even in dark places to find it.

God predestined for us to be like Yeshua – this is the calling of every believer. As Disciples of Yeshua, we walk in His ways. We are called to model Him in our lives. We are not called to be God ourselves. But, as Scripture clearly says, and is our calling, we are to embark on a journey of internal change with the goal of conforming to and reflecting the image of Yeshua.

I always felt the pressures of this world weighing heavily on me, and negatively influencing my life. I tried many things to escape the pressures of this life, most of which just left me in despair. I knew I was in an unhealthy environment and needed a way out. I contacted one of the Messianic leaders in my community and said, “please take me away from here, I need to get away from here”.

Meet Raphael Almeida, a worship leader and a beloved part of the Revive Israel Community with a passion, vision, and heart for worship! Raphael was born in Brazil but made aliyah (immigrated) to Israel with his family as a young boy. Today, he is married with two small children. From a young age, Raphael loved music and worship, the unique sounds of various instruments, and enjoyed singing in the

We live in a day and age when young people are pulled in every direction - perhaps even more so here in Israel with the cultural, political, and social divisions that exist even within the body of believers. Our hearts are for all young people to have a deep and intimate relationship with Yeshua. With God’s leading, discipleship has become an integral part of the heart, passion, and prayer of the Revive Israel Community.

Have you accepted the invitation? Cashed the open check? It’s actually a commandment you will not find in the Torah, but you will find throughout the New Testament. In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Paul says, "Pray always;" And in verse 25, "Brothers, pray on our behalf." Why has it now become not just an invitation to be accepted, but also a commandment to be joyfully obeyed?

Yeshua gives us an open invitation in Matthew 16, saying anyone can come and become His disciple!” The offer contains two conditions and one double paradox; “If anyone would come after me he must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me” (v. 24). The paradox (seeming contradiction): “For he who wishes to save his life will lose it, but he who loses his life for my sake will find it.

In Yeshua’s parable the soil is the heart on which the seed falls, and the seed is the word of God. How important it is to prepare the soil of our heart for the seed of the word of the Lord. We would all like to bear a 100-fold increase of fruit in the kingdom of God. Amazingly, God called Adam to invest in working the land in Genesis 2:5; and Yeshua calls us to a similar task as well,

I have become fascinated by the connection in Hebrew between these intertwined concepts above, just as here we have finally parted from the long, dry, hot summer. Yeshua created summertime and the summer fruit harvest as an agricultural parable of the deeper truths of fruition, completion, and ripening - of individuals, of mankind, and of His redemptive Story.

Psalm 23 begins with, “The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.” In the beginning of the chapter, David refers to God in the third person. “HE makes me lie down in Green Pastures. HE leads me beside still waters.” He is the shepherd. But then in verse 4,“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for YOU are with me.”

In early July, an Israeli group of 16 teenagers, along with 6 Revive Israel adult instructors traveled to France to participate in the “K’sharim Connections” camp, to serve local French youth and experience God in new ways. (We had done a similar trip previously, for the first time, just before COVID.) The evening before the flight, we met at the Revive Israel Discipleship Center near Jerusalem, to get to know each other better.

We just completed the 6th intensive discipleship session to be held in the last 24 months. The full-time, immersive program was called “40 Days of Fire.” Our time together was rich with activities and service. We worked on the organic community farm and held daily prayer and worship sessions. They take place both on our base in the community’s worship room and outside in nature on the farm grounds. Bible study is one of the most important ingredients in

Becoming disciples of Yeshua is a core value and commandment that comes up again and again in the writings of the New Testament. In Matthew 28:19 Yeshua told us to go and make disciples. But is this a new action only from the New Testament period? No. There is an unfolding development of discipleship from Genesis all the way to the Book of Revelation, just as there is also a gradual unveiling

At the end of September, right after the Fall Feasts, we started the third cycle of our extended discipleship program. The theme of this program is Reclining at Yeshua’s Side. We have five first-time students, most of whom came to the Lord in the past year, and four interns who graduated from previous programs at our center. All are accompanied by our devoted staff, led by Youval and Valerie Yanay.

For the past year and a half, all of our lives have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions and disruptions. I feel like we all have had to stop and push “reset” on our lives. I believe God is calling us in a strategic way. He is positioning us for the next move from Him. I’ve personally had to change my approach. I used to travel internationally, then suddenly the gates for leaving Israel were closed.

We just had a wonderful, week-long women’s workshop. The workshop was designed to gather women to seek the face of the Lord together, to experience working the land together, and to spend time together praying and praising the Lord. Every day we looked at the life of a woman from the Bible and extracted practical take-home lessons from her example and the things God did in her life.

During the Revive Israel discipleship programs, we bring the discipleship students to volunteer once a week on outreach with Moti Cohen of Tiferet Yeshua Congregation, among the homeless and destitute in south Tel Aviv. It was the last night of the program, the “last minute.” I was with several of our discipleship participants, walking in a horrible place where drug addicts usually reach the end of their lives.

Youval and Valerie Yanay, Tal Robin and other staff members have developed a discipleship program over the past few years based on involving the students in hands-on organic farming. The name for the farm Day Three, was proposed by the Yanai’s son, Elad, as he noticed how God created plants on day three in Genesis chapter one. The program has been very successful, and has already borne much fruit, in more ways than one.

Today I help lead discipleship programs at the Revive Israel Community Farm Discipleship Center in the Judean Hills. Several years back, during my IDF (Israel Defense Forces) compulsory service, I served as a drill sergeant for new recruits at Havat Hashomer (Farm of the Guard) – a basic training base in the Galilee, especially for problematic and underprivileged young men. In a regular army, these challenged young men might not even have been deemed fit to serve.

I was born in Israel into a secular Jewish family with roots in the Land stretching back generations. My great-grandfather was a pioneer farmer in the Galilee. My father was a commander in the Palmach naval fighting units, starting before the Israeli War of Independence. But I always felt different, as if I didn’t belong. I had to search for a reason to wake up each morning.

It began during the Corona restrictions on public gatherings. Together with several others at Revive Israel and friends, we started to develop a modest-sized farming area, just several hundred meters from our offices, as a new platform for indigenous discipleship and evangelism to Israelis. There was suddenly this opportunity to bring into visible reality a vision that we have had for years.

Have you ever seen one of those personalized world maps? The entire surface of the map is coated with a single “scratchable” color. Each time you visit a new country you scrape off that layer, revealing the color underneath. I believe the heavenly blueprint of the Kingdom of God is similar– fully there though unseen, and step by step the Lord is unveiling each facet, each nation, generation and color of His kingdom on earth.

A few months ago, I found myself sitting on my bed, praying, “Lord, crush me. Lord, crush me. Lord, crush me.” Immediately I thought, “What? What did I just say?!” I wasn’t too pleased with my own prayer, because I know that the Lord hears and answers. I honestly forgot about my prayer, and didn’t understand what was going on as I began to battle depressive thoughts.

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