The Third Kind of Love

Recently Malek and Susanne Gavris traveled with Betty and me to Brazil. It was a joy to be with them, and to demonstrate our love as Messianic Jews and Arab Christians. Malek and Suzanne serve with us on the Revive Israel team. They are dear “spiritual children” to us and part of Revive’s extended ministry… Read more »

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Wealth of the Nations & Feet of the Apostles

There are several passages in the prophets that speak of a day in which the “wealth of the nations (or Gentiles) will come” (Isaiah 60:5; 60:9; 60:11; 60:16; Zechariah 14:14; Revelation 21:6). Is there to be a fulfillment or even partial fulfillment for these verses in our time? Is that wealth coming to the Church?… Read more »

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New Age of Acts of the Apostles

At the turn of the year 2017, as we were praying during our conference in Brazil, I sensed the Spirit of the Lord saying in my heart, to “return to a new age of the acts of the apostles.” For decades we have looked to the book “Acts of the Apostles” as the pattern for… Read more »

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Timing of the Rapture

Yeshua’s foundational teaching on the end times is found in all three synoptic gospels (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21). In them He summarizes and interprets the teachings of all the Israelite Prophets. The Apostles based their writings on the subject from what Yeshua taught. In Matthew 24, Yeshua spoke twice (v. 31, 40) about… Read more »

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Occupation and Settlement

In light of the recent UN resolution against Israel, it is often repeated that the primary problem preventing peace in the Middle East is the Israeli “occupation” and “settlements” on Palestinian land. The reasoning goes that if we could only get rid of Israeli occupation and settlements, then peace would come. However, is Israel occupying… Read more »

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God Punishes Sin (GPS)

There is a message that serves as a common foundation for almost all the other messages in Scriptures: “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.“ This may be seen as a summary of all the Israelite prophets (Jeremiah 25:5). It preceded the coming of Yeshua (Matthew 3:2); forms the first part of the… Read more »

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God’s Destiny for Arabs and Jews

Each time we meet with Arab Christian leaders, whether here in Israel, or in the context of Global Gatherings, there are new levels of revelation about God’s destiny for Arabs and Jews. At the recent Gathering in Jerusalem, one of the Arab pastors pointed out that there are only four people in the Bible who… Read more »

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Three Goals of Apostolic/Prophetic Restoration

The issue of apostolic and prophetic ministry today raises much controversy, particularly when connected to the Messianic remnant in Jerusalem. Why is this so important? Three times the letter to the Ephesians makes reference to the work of “apostles and prophets“. 1. Laying Ecclesia Foundations The first reference deals with laying foundations for the Church… Read more »

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Aggressive Humility

Recently while praying over a situation affecting many of our friends both in Israel and internationally, I saw a picture in my heart of a massive stone wall, indicating the difficulty of the problem. The wall was too big to destroy or to climb over. The wall represented the pride, ego and honor of the… Read more »

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Lord of Forgiveness

There are special prayers leading up to the Day of Atonement called  “selichot” meaning forgiveness. One well-known prayer is called  “Adon HaSelichot” meaning The Lord of Forgiveness. “Lord of Forgiveness, Tester of Hearts, Revealer of Deep Things, Speaker of Righteousness …” The refrain after each stanza is: “We have sinned before You; have mercy upon us …”… Read more »

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