August 2019 Revive Israel Ministries
August 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend of Revive Israel,
Revive Israel is physically located in the Judean Hills, in a unique Messianic community called Yad HaShmona, directly between ‘Castel’ wine factory and ‘Channel 2 Television’, Israel’s largest TV station.
Please pray with us that our own broadcasts, both in Hebrew to Israelis and in 16 different languages to the nations, would increasingly combine the anointing that choice wine symbolises and the technical professionalism of modern broadcasting.
Revive Israel also shares a building with a bakery. We hold precious our contribution to the emerging fulfilment of one of our founding prophetic Scriptures - which speaks of the ‘bread of life’, the Word of the Lord, once again going out from Jerusalem - Isaiah 2:2-3:
In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law [Hebrew – ‘Torah’ or literally ‘instruction’] will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Getting to Know the Team – Aviram
Aviram first encountered the Lord aged 23. He understood the reality of God, sensing Him through the beauty of nature. After this realization, he immediately asked the Lord to reveal himself. A day later, he was alone working and sensed the presence of God momentarily – His love purity and holiness. He started to think how to serve God and considered becoming ultra orthodox – but felt this approach was too condemning. Islam and Christianity were not an option, but Aviram became curious about the Jew Yeshua, “That the Gentiles admire despite a history of persecuting Jews”. Finally, aged 30, after reading the New Testament he surrendered his heart to the Messiah.
Aviram is married and has 3 handsome boys. He loves photography and photographs anything eye-catching – a hobby which led him to study media. After working as a radio broadcaster and spending years evangelising on the streets, he started seeking ways to reach all Israel, concluding that the solution is television evangelism. Meanwhile God was speaking to others about this approach, and YeshuaChai.tv was formed - 24/7 Hebrew speaking evangelistic television on the internet. Aviram now directs this ministry: “I am thankful to the Lord that I do what I love in bringing my people into His Kingdom. The Lord has made my passion come true”.
For YeshuaChai.tv prayer news, click here, and see below to find out more about the ministry.
There is a great appetite in the world to understand Yeshua’s plan for Israel and the nations in the last days! We thank the Lord for dramatic growth in our media service, which includes teachings, interviews, videos and other Kingdom content. 850,000 social media users were reached in the month of June alone, literally doubling the previous month. Meanwhile, almost half a million Revive Israel videos were watched, again doubling the previous month. Many also engaged in livestream, with more than 10,000 watching the Shavuot live event.
We say this to encourage and thank all of you who view, partner with and pray for Revive Israel media, and other areas of Revive Israel’s growing ministry which our media service reports on.
Brazil Trip Report
Raphael was born in Brazil and has just returned from a ministry trip there with his wife Liel. The trip was different, with a focus on serving the poor in the favelas, “In Rio we visited five communities, where we greeted them with food. In each God guided us to another teaching in another prophetic way, and we made amazing connections with amazing people. Children and adults received Yeshua!”
In San Paulo Raphael had opportunity to preach in his home congregation on unity and ‘one new man’ (Ephesians 2:15) and they made a covenant between Israel and Brazil. One man came to faith that day – becoming literally ‘one new man’ (John 3:3).
They ended the trip at a conference with faithful and influential long-term friends and partners of Revive Israel, Impacto – also attended by Tikkun’s Eitan Shishkoff.
“From 2016, the annual number of users for the YeshuaChai.tv has been doubling or trebling each year”, updates director Aviram Elder. The site provides quality internet TV based Hebrew evangelistic content 24/7, giving every Israeli the opportunity to hear the good news of Yeshua. “This year we carried out our second mass advertising campaign, which significantly boosted viewing. We also started two new productions and reached the end of the pre-production of another. We have seen a big breakthrough in unity in the land through partnership with other ministries. We are now connecting with all the ministries in Israel that make professional evangelistic productions in Hebrew, and so we can serve them by broadcasting their content also”.
Aviram has big plans for the future and hopes to complete five new productions by the end of 2020, in order to bring Israelis into greater understanding of Yeshua.
TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!
Outreach: Who Sets the Agenda?
Cody Archer thought that when he came to your nation, you needed to serve his teams agenda. Is this the right approach?