© 17 June 2016 Revive Israel Ministries
Noah's Ark, the Anointing Oil, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Second Coming, and the reconciliation of Israel and the Church…. what do all of these have in common? They are all represented by an OLIVE TREE.
After the Flood, Noah sent forth a dove to search for a place to live. When the dove returned with an olive branch, Noah and his family knew everything would be all right (Genesis 8:11). Since that moment, the image of the dove and olive branch has become the symbol of the hope for peace. There is a hope throughout scriptures of a future messianic kingdom with peace on earth among all the nations (Isaiah 2:4). We hold on to that prophetic vision just as the dove held the olive branch.
There are two kinds of oil in the tabernacle, one for light and one for anointing (Exodus 25:6). This oil represents the presence of the Holy Spirit, for revelation and wisdom (light) and for healing and power (anointing). The type of oil in the Bible used for light and anointing was olive oil: it was used to light the Menorah in the tabernacle, to anoint kings to rule, to heal the sick, and to sanctify the priesthood.
One of the greatest prayers of all time is Yeshua's intercession in Gethsemane. The word in Hebrew comes from gat – גת meaning press, and shemen – שמן meaning oil. Gethsemane is the place where olives are pressed into oil. And where is Gethsemane located? – on the Mount of Olives. Yeshua prayed in the garden of olive trees, "Not my will be done, but yours…" (Matthew 26:39). This is a prayer of absolute dedication and obedience. True anointing of the Holy Spirit comes from that kind of dedication and obedience.
It is that same Mount of Olives, on the east side of Jerusalem, to which Yeshua will return. His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, as he leads an angelic army to fight against the armies of the world who have come to attack Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:2-4). That is why Yeshua taught about end times, prophetic events, while sitting on the Mount of Olives (Matthew 24:3). Yeshua will return to set up the kingdom of peace hoped for by Noah and his family.
In Romans chapter 11, Paul describes the fullness of Israel and the Church, the significance of a restored Messianic remnant in the end times, and the unity of Jew and Gentile through faith. We are all described as branches grafted together into the Olive Tree of covenantal faith in God (Romans 11:17-26). You and I have the privilege and opportunity to be part of the fulfillment of this prophetic picture. The Olive Tree and its branches are coming into right position and alignment in our day. The fullness of this Olive Tree fellowship is what will bring about the coming of the Messianic kingdom in power and peace.
Question & Answer Panel
Asher Intrater, Dan Juster, Mike Bickle & Wes Hall field great questions and give clear answers to hot topics concerning Israel and the end times at the recent Israel Intensive hosted by IHOPKC. To Watch in English, click HERE!
Meet the Team: Youval
Over the next couple months we would like to help you get to know our Revive Israel team through short videos. This week meet the CEO of Revive Israel, Youval Yanay.
The video has subtitles available in French, Portuguese, Spanish, Danish and Korean. Click HERE!
In case you missed Asher Intrater sharing about the birthing of Revive Israel, click HERE!
Shavuot 2016 Recap
When the day of Shavuot (Pentecost) had fully come, they
were all with one accord in one place. Acts 2:1
Here is a short video from our time of worship, click HERE!
Mark your calendar for our next Shavuot event: May 30-31, 2017
Tikkun Annual Gathering Recap
The Tikkun America network of over 20 congregations and ministries hosted its annual conferences June 1-5. The week commenced with a Leadership Conference drawing together over 140 senior leaders, elders, and deacons in times of equipping, worship, and relational strengthening. This was followed by our RESTORE weekend family conference, attended by over 400 members and friends of the network.
This year’s theme was “Shema... How Shall They Hear”, connecting to Romans 10:14 and Paul’s exhortation for proclaiming the Good News. The conference was a clear call to recapture the passion for evangelism that birthed and defined the early Messianic movement. Speakers Sid Roth, Dan Juster, Ron Cantor, and Tod McDowell strengthened attendees in their faith and sought impartation of a greater measure of the Holy Spirit. Powerful worship and ministry were facilitated by Nate Benjamin and Brant Boneh as well as through congregational worship teams from El Shaddai and Ahavat Yeshua.
Check out the teaching sessions we have begun uploading to our YouTube page. Click HERE!