The vision of Revive Israel is to foster revival in the land of Israel and the Nations. We believe in the simple and direct sharing of the gospel, training disciples, and building up congregations. Our vision is based upon Yeshua’s final words to His own disciples in the first century:
Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? And Yeshua said to them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons which the Father has put into His own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
– Acts 1:6-8
In this passage Yeshua instructs His disciples about their commission as a first century community in Israel. The Lord’s plan for us, the Messianic remnant in the twenty-first century, follows the same three-step process:
- Receiving the power of the Holy Spirit,
- Preaching the Gospel around the world,
- Restoring the Kingdom to Israel
We approach the restoration of Israel and the Nations with great faith and expectation:
For if their (Israel’s) being cast away is reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be, but life from the dead?
– Romans 11:15
In order for Israel to be fully restored, it must ultimately be reconciled with Yeshua as the prophesied Messiah and King. Israel’s acceptance of Yeshua is a key factor in bringing about His return and the resurrection of the dead.
And so all Israel will be saved.
– Romans 11:26
We believe that a great revival will take place in this nation before the Second Coming. That revival cannot take place without the prayers and support of the Body of Messiah around the world.
Revive Israel is a multi-purpose ministry team, based on the model of Yeshua with His twelve in the Gospels and Paul and his ministry team in the book of Acts. Our team functions as a “five fold” or “apostolic” ministry, each member being trained for the full release of his gifts and callings.
He gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints, for the work of ministry, for the building up of the Body of Messiah…
– Ephesians 4:11-12
Our team meets daily for three hours of praise, prayer and prophecy, as led by the Holy Spirit, including Bible teaching to equip and train both team members and guests to serve in the kingdom of God. In this special environment of safety and learning, all of us as disciples are able to develop into our full destiny in the Body of Messiah and the nation of Israel.
Our approach to life and ministry is based on covenant relationships. God is a God of love. Therefore relationships are of highest priority. Covenant is the framework to build relationships of trust. In fact the Bible itself is a covenant document.
Since we have a covenant with God, our relationships with one another should be based on covenant principles. The two primary principles of covenant are loyalty toward people and integrity in our actions. Biblical values of covenant include right attitudes toward authority and order.
We also must learn to communicate in a way in which our words build trust. We “speak the truth in love” – Ephesians 4:15; making sure that every word “is good for edification” – Ephesians 4:29; without any gossip, so that “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother ” – Matthew 18:15. This type of covenant dialogue is designed to preserve friendship and protect us from hurting one another.
Our purpose is not to make projects but to build up people. We place a higher value on character than upon charisma. The kingdom of God is a network of friendships. The final goal of discipleship is to be friends.
“No longer do I call you servants… but friends.” – John 15:15
Covenant involves a commitment to life-long relationships. Therefore we invest much time to developing teamwork and trustworthiness.
More information on this subject can be found in Asher Intrater’s book Covenant Relationships.