© 15 March 2019 Revive Israel Ministries
Revive Israel March 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend of Revive Israel,
The largest migration in the world just took place in Asia, when multiple millions travelled home to celebrate the Asian new year and welcome in the Year of the Pig – not so kosher! For many non-Christians the happy family event demands something detestable to the Lord - ancestor worship, idolatry which distances people from our Heavenly Father. Our heart as Revive Israel is to help re-connect the families of the earth with our Father in Heaven, through revelation as to the ancestry and blood of our Messiah, Yeshua Son of God. Please pray for a mass migration to our Father as we help bring revelation to the nations.
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:1-3
Getting to Know the Team – Marilyn
Marilyn made aliya to Israel from Argentina in 1988. She has seven children, including a soldier, four who are working, and two studying/ working. She says, “I love to go on trips to the sea with my children and grandson, as well as cooking, or playing the piano for them.”
Marilyn holds a Biblical studies qualification. Very special to her at Revive Israel is to be in worship in the presence of the Lord. “I love the praise and prayer. I love being in relationship with people and especially being in a place where it is easy to connect with the Lord. It is like being in a family." And when not in the worship room she is a core part of the Financial Team, after joining just 6 months ago.
Breakthrough in Japan and Hong Kong
Recently, Asher and Betty, and Ariel Blumenthal completed an intense ministry tour in Bangkok, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.
One of the leaders in Japan stated: “the church of Japan has grown greatly in stature and is ready to impact the nation.” The timing is remarkable, because at the same time the Japanese church is turning to the truth of the One New Man, connection with the Messianic remnant in Israel. Together with David and Victoria Trubick, Israel Pochter, and Wayne Wilkes, they taught at a national gathering of over 600 leaders, representing more than 200 churches, organised by our friend Stephen Kaylor and the Japan Pentecostal Fellowship (JPF). Asher was the keynote speaker; Ariel taught on "One New Man" with his new book translated into Japanese.
From there they continued on to Hong Kong to teach and serve with Chinese from many different provinces and nations.
Raviv' France, the French expression of Revive Israel, just finished its first "Revive-Tribe Family Event." Team leaders Peter and Audrey reported, “We invited our French volunteers who have poured so much of themselves into seeing Revive Israel's message go out in the French language, to join for 2.5 days of going deeper in relationship. Each volunteer shared their life's testimony and received prayer and prophetic ministry. This was the first time many of them actually met with some of the other volunteers, after having worked together for over 10 years”.
Raviv' France also invited two local pastors to provide local ‘covering’ for the ministry, along with representation from Israel.
It was a powerful and packed weekend.
Discipleship – prayer, prophecy, praise, and teaching
“Discipleship at Revive Israel has caused me to mature! It has activated the gifts the Holy Spirit has given me. It helps me to be a good daughter, sister, influence on my friends….”, said one of our team members. Discipleship is at the heart of everything we do. A key part of this Hebrew speaking discipleship takes place in the worship room, through prayer, prophecy and praise (PPP). Lives are changed through this simple formula of being in the Lord’s presence. There is time to receive personal ministry, as well as use spiritual gifts to minister to others. Each team member is built up through the presence and anointing of the Holy Spirit, imparted to all who will receive. Regular Bible teaching from experienced teachers provides a solid foundation and framework for understanding.
Discipleship Journey Israel – partner programme report
Revive Israel is delighted to host the Discipleship Journey in Israel (DJI) in our premises, organised by our close partners Chaim and Ruti Singerman. Their school provides a personalized journey of discipleship from a Messianic perspective, at two locations: first the Jerusalem hills and later the Aliya Return Center in beautiful Galilee, where there are opportunities for practical service to Jewish immigrants (olim) - in fulfilment of Biblical prophecy concerning the return of the Jewish people to the land. Recent participants came from 5 different nations and ranged in age from 21 to 82. One of them, Chana from the US, commented, “Wow! All I can say is, Wow! There is nowhere like the DJI on Earth! Wow!”