Why Missile Attacks From Gaza?

It seems bizarre to us that Hamas would start such a confrontation against Israel, in which they can only lose and cause destruction to their own people. I asked a dear Arab friend about this. He responded in this way: “In recent weeks there have been many protests against Hamas among the people of Gaza,… Read more »

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God’s Genius Work

There is a beautiful word in Greek that is used only TWICE in the entire New Covenant Scriptures. It is the word poema, from which we derive the word “poem.”  It can be translated as “workmanship, artistry, craftsmanship, creation, creativity…” It is somewhat parallel to the Hebraic concept of  m’lechet makhshevet, which means “well-thought out workmanship” – referring… Read more »

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Mystery of the God Messiah

Part 2 of David’s Greater Son – A Jewish Perspective on the Dual Nature of the Messiah Last time we saw that the Messiah was first understood as being David’s Greater Son who would restore the Kingdom to Israel (Acts 1: 6). Then we saw how Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah’s kingdom would extend throughout… Read more »

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David’s Greater Son

Part 1: Ruler of the Kingdom of Israel The faith of ancient Israel started with one man – Abraham – and his family.  That family then grew to a tribe, and ultimately to a people. As that people found a homeland in Canaan, they began to organize themselves as a nation.  The nation needed a… Read more »

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Tisha B’Av On The Lebanese Border

The ninth day (tisha) of the month of Av is a traditional Jewish day of fasting, in remembrance of a series of disasters in Jewish history, particularly the destruction of both the first and second Temples (586 BC, 70 AD) in Jerusalem, and the exile from Spain (1492 AD). Some years ago, while the last… Read more »

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As Time Goes By

We want to use our time wisely to make the most of it for the kingdom of God (Ephesians 5:16). We need to evaluate what we are investing our efforts in. Sometimes as we look back over years gone by, we can see what has been of eternal worth and what has not. [Asher Intrater… Read more »

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Deny Myself? – Why?

Yeshua said to let our “Yes” be “Yes” and our “No” be “No” (Matthew 5:37). In context, He was speaking of making religious vows, but we can take this a step further: Good is good; bad is bad (Isaiah 5:20).  To what do we say “Yes”? – everything good!  All the promises of God are “Yes”… Read more »

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Indigenous Evangelism

One of our core values at Revive Israel is Indigenous Evangelism. By “indigenous” we mean within the local culture. The goal of indigenous evangelism is to reach the local people. To do this in any culture often means discarding ministry methods and structures that were successful in other countries but are not bearing fruit among… Read more »

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A People Made Ready

John the Baptist had the prophetic calling to make the world ready for the birth of the Messiah, or what we could call His “First Coming.” The way John made the world ready was to preach a message of repentance, which would: Make ready a people prepared for the Lord (Luke 1:17). This prophetic calling… Read more »

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Bearing Fruit

We were created to give God glory. Some have the wrong impression that to give God glory is to live passively and unproductively in this world, and then say, “To God be the glory.” One of the primary ways we can give glory in this life is by bearing fruit. Bearing fruit is to produce… Read more »

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