Olive Tree Discipleship 2019 – Report

By David Shishkoff and Joel Jelski First of all, we would like to thank everyone who helped make this program possible through your prayers and support. We could not have done it without you. This year brought a lot of change to the discipleship program. For most of the past 9 years the program functioned… Read more »


Glory, Mercy and the Womb

God’s manifest presence builds to an unprecedented crescendo of revelation to the nation of Israel at Mt. Sinai, in spite of human weakness and unfaithfulness (see Exodus 31-34). In the midst of this weighty interchange between Moses and the Almighty, Moses entreats, “Show me your glory” (Exodus 33:18). “Show me the fullness of who you… Read more »


From Generation to Generation

Recently, on the last and greatest day of the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7), Tents of Mercy Congregation gathered together to express our thirst for God and receive his outpouring of water (John 7:38). On this same day, we also commemorated God giving us His Word. This celebration is called Simchat Torah (Joy of the… Read more »


Are We A Kingdom Divided Against Itself?

Ten years ago, at the Call Jerusalem 2008 assembly, Lou Engle and Asher Intrater publicly proclaimed a breaking of the dividing wall between Jewish and Gentile believers.  Unity is more significant than most of us have thought: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to ruin. And every city or house divided against itself will… Read more »


Close Encounters Of An Israeli Kind

Over the years our hearts have been stirred about sharing our faith with others here in Israel. Here are some brief testimonies illustrating how the Holy Spirit is leading us. While “E” was at the barber shop to get his hair cut, he “jumped into” a conversation and realized that a half hour of getting… Read more »


The Blood Cries Out

One day in worship at the discipleship training center there was a deep sense of God having brought us out of darkness into His light. As I asked what this darkness includes, I saw that one of the darkest things in us is the tendency to accuse and judge others. This is a serious issue… Read more »


Arm of the Lord Revealed

During one of our recent morning devotionals at the Olive Tree Discipleship and Agriculture Project, we read Isaiah’s encouraging prophecies of Messiah, referred to as the “arm” of the LORD. “The Lord has made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; And all the ends of the earth shall see the… Read more »


Samuel Responds

“Speak LORD for your servant is listening!” (1 Samuel 3:10) The story of Samuel, a Revive Israel discipleship student, as told to David. I made aliyah (immigrated) to Israel from Ethiopia as a young boy in 1985.  My parents have been Messianic Jews since my childhood, and my father is a pastor. Throughout my entire… Read more »


Training The Next Generation To Take The Land

Fourteen years ago in May, Revive Israel organized its first-ever parenting conference. The conference was the “sequel” to the couples’ conference held the previous Autumn. Our vision was to identify young Israeli, Hebrew-speaking couples with leadership potential and to nurture them. Why? Because one of the vital elements for reviving covenant faith in the God… Read more »


To Fill the Hole Inside of Us

Fifteen years ago one of the major newspapers in Israel published an article about a group of Israeli young people that had banded together to throw off the malaise of material prosperity and meaninglessness, and to renew the “halutz” (pioneering) spirit in Israel by creating a new village of college students in the Negev desert… Read more »