Revival - Remnant - Return
©January 30, 2007 Asher Intrater
Our biblical priorities for the end times may be summarized in these three words: Revival, Remnant and Return. By "Revival"
Acts 2:17 (Joel 2:28) – And it shall come to pass in the last days that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh…
By "Remnant" we mean the restoration of the community of Messianic Jewish believers in Yeshua (Jesus) within the nation of
Joel 2:32 – For in Mount Zion there will be a remnant, among the survivors whom the Lord calls.
The revival of the first century took place ONLY among the remnant of Israel. The revival of the final century will take
By "Return" we mean the Second Coming of Yeshua. As the First Pentecost took place right after the First Coming, so will the
Acts 2:20 – …before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord.
The world wide revival is necessarily connected to the Messianic Jewish remnant in Israel. Why? – Because at the Second Coming,
The "Revival-Remnant-Return" pattern can be found in Acts 1, as well as Acts 2:
Acts 1:6, 8 – Will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? …You will receive power when the Holy
If we will do what Yeshua told us to in the Great Commission, the Great Revival will be the result. That Revival is connected to
The Great Commission (verse 8) and the Restoration of Israel (verse 6) lead up to the Second Coming (verse 11):
Acts 1:11 -This same Yeshua, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner, as you saw Him
Yeshua ascended to Heaven from the Mount of Olives. He will return from Heaven to the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4).
The Revival – Remnant – Return connection is seen also in the book of Revelation. The worldwide outpouring and harvest is
Revelation 7:9 – a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples and tongues…
The Messianic Remnant is described as:
Revelation 7:4 – … one hundred and forty four thousand sealed of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
The great multitude and the sealed remnant eventually usher in the Second Coming:
Revelation 19:11 – I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse, and He who sat upon it…
The Revival – Remnant – Return pattern is seen in many other sections of scripture - including Romans 11, Ephesians 2,
This is also what we call the "dual prerequisite" for the Second Coming. The gospel of the kingdom must be shared in all the nations
This biblical pattern is not only a matter of correct interpretation, but of practical strategy for ministry. It is not just theology;
Over the years, many of us Messianic Jews have preached just a "remnant" message without a concern for world revival.
I believe God will not let "prophetic-apostolic" Christians any longer "skip over" the Messianic remnant in Israel. Nor do I
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.