©January 3, 2014 Revive Israel Ministries
When God Comes Down
Click HERE to watch part 3 from the series - When God Comes Down! In this message Asher talks about how God comes down to dwell in us, empower us, change us and unify us by the Holy Spirit. Also he talks about the different groups of people who were in Jerusalem when the Holy Spirit was poured out in Acts 2.
Introduction to End Times Prophecies
By Gil Afriat
After the coming of Messiah, there will be peace on earth and a renewal of natural creation during the Millennium. However, most end times' prophecies actually deal with the period right before His coming. Since only 10% of Scripture is concerned with end times' prophecies, we should study them with a balanced approach and appropriate emphasis (II Timothy 3:16).
While we do not know the exact timing of Yeshua's coming (Matthew 24:36), we are to recognize the season (Matthew 24:33). He will come like a “thief in the night” to the unrighteous (I Thessalonians 5:2), yet He does not want us to be in darkness on the subject (I Thessalonians 5:4).
The scriptures say repeatedly that He will come quickly (Rev 1:3, 3:11, 22:20), yet at the same time warn that it may seem like a long time to us (Matthew 24:48, 25:5; Luke 19:11; 2 Peter 3:4). Why is this? God wants believers in every generation to assume that Yeshua will return in their time in order to be prepared spiritually and morally, thus building us in intimacy and the knowledge of God. Furthermore, His will is that we should desire His coming passionately (Rev 22:17; 2 Tim 4:8), understanding the urgency of divine judgment and wishing to see our Lord magnified on His throne in Jerusalem.
End times' prophecies have a final and a partial fulfillment. The final fulfillment comes at the end of history, while partial fulfillments occur in many generations throughout history. Understanding this dual nature – partial and final, present and future – will give us further insight when dealing with teachings about the end times.
(Adapted from Telem Yahav, p. 14, Yediot Aharonot, Dec. 24, 2013)
(Editor's comment: This transcript was released at a sensitive time in which Israel is now freeing a third group of convicted terrorists as a concession toward the peace talks orchestrated by John Kerry. Many Israelis—especially family and friends of terrorist victims—recently demonstrated against this concession. We share this here to give you an appreciation of the emotional turmoil in Israeli society that accompanies such policy decisions. )
On October 12, 2000 two Israeli reservists, Yosi Abrahami and Vadim Norzits, were driving in their red Ford Fiesta, made a wrong turn in the territories and ended up in Ramallah. Palestinian policeman, Raad A-sheikh, led them inside to the second floor of the Ramallah police station. A crowd gathered outside.
Recap: The Star is Born
By Betty Intrater