“Breaking the Vessels” “Repairing the World”

How could a good and all-powerful God, who has a covenant with the Jewish people, allow for such disasters to occur? The history of the Bible swings at various times in two opposite directions for the nation of Israel: dispersion and regathering. This is a very prominent aspect of Jewish thought, that is not found… Read more »

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Three Dimensional Meaning of Passover 

There are three dimensions of meaning to the Passover (Pesach) story: Exodus from Egypt Gospel of Yeshua End Times Paradigm 1. Exodus The story of the Passover and Exodus from Egypt plays a dominant role in the Law and Prophets. The God of creation intervenes in human history to rescue an oppressed people, to bring about… Read more »

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New Year and the Glory of God

Here is a thought for this week of the biblical New Year, which is not in the autumn as Jewish tradition says, nor in January as secular tradition says; but this week, the first day of Nisan, the first month (Exodus 12:1). On this very week, in the weekly Torah portion in Jewish tradition, the… Read more »

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Revive Israel Community Farm Discipleship Center

Youval and Valerie Yanai, Tal Robin and other staff members have developed a discipleship program over the past few years based on involving the students in hands-on organic farming. The name for the farm, Day Three, was proposed by the Yanai’s son, Elad, as he noticed how God created plants on day three in Genesis… Read more »

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Taking Up Esther and Mordechai’s Royal Mantle

This year, in preparing for our Esther Consecration, through studying and meditating on the book of Esther, I have become even more aware of an underlying theme that has to do with the coming of the kingdom of God, and of its timing. The kingdom of God comes in stages; each stage has a timing… Read more »

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Gospel in Asia

Some years ago, during the last two weeks of March, I ministered in Korea. At Revive Israel we believe in investing and sending Israeli believers to help spread the gospel throughout Asia (Isaiah 2:3, 66:19). Our team members, Youval Yannay and Ariel Blumenthal, are working together with our many dear friends there for strategic outreach…. Read more »

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When Adar Comes In, We Greatly Rejoice!

There is a rabbinic saying (Mishna Ta’anit 4), “When Adar comes in, we greatly rejoice”  משנכנס אדר מרבין בשמחה Adar is the month of Purim, and is the last biblical month before Nisan, which is the first biblical month which includes Pesach.   While this saying does not have biblical or prophetic authority, it is… Read more »

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Esther, Iran and the End Times

I. Historic Truth The book of Esther can be read on three levels. The first is historic truth. The events were real; they took place approximately 500 years before the time of Yeshua. Esther is the only book of the Bible in which the name of God is not mentioned directly. Yet God’s sovereignty is… Read more »

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The Ladder of Gospel and Law

The relationship between the Gospel message and Jewish tradition can be described simply by imagining a ladder with four rungs or priorities: Salvation by Grace Moral Law Ritual Law Religious Tradition Salvation by Grace Yeshua (Jesus) took our punishment on the cross and then rose from the dead to provide eternal life. That message is… Read more »

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Can God Appear in Human Form?

I recently read an article in an Orthodox Jewish magazine, called “The Problem of Anthropomorphism.”  This word has a Greek root, taken from words used in the New Covenant as well.  Anthropos is human or man.  Morphè is form. So, the word literally means “in the form of a man.” The question is a theological… Read more »

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