Conference speaker Benjamin Berger, said that of all the many great conferences he has attended since his 1971 aliya, this year’s Sukkot – Welcoming the King of Glory conference was the most significant.
For the first time it was initiated by local Messianic leaders – led by Avi Mizrachi. Other speakers included Eitan Shishkoff, Asher Intrater, and Reuven Berger.
The conference was marked by both great local unity and the purposeful alignment of visiting nations to Israel.
Visitors came from the ends-of-the-earth and most notably the Pacific Islands, presenting themselves before local leaders with gifts and colorful song and dance.
When one of the Pacific Islanders was given Asher’s new Alignment book, he was reminded that on his way to the conference God had told him to go back home and bring his plumb line. On receiving the book, he understood the prophetic meaning of the plumb line in its alignment function.
Poignantly, at the climax of the Solomon Islands’ presentation, one man with an existing heart condition tragically died. Their leader, Father Michael, had actually warned the group that this might happen in the tangible presence of God, and the conference was filled with the fear of the Lord.
For Revive Israel’s Ariel Blumenthal, assistant MC, the highlight was when a group from Africa came and opened their hearts about the poverty and failure in their continent, tracing it back to Ham and the curse of his father Noah. In response, descendants of Noah’s other sons, Shem and Japheth, agreed together in faith to reverse that curse of Ham.
The conference, unwelcome in Jerusalem’s Kosher hotels, took place in a basketball arena in the largely Israel-friendly, Muslim town of Abu Ghosh, just outside Jerusalem – where Obed Edom looked after the Ark of the Covenant for three months (2 Samuel 6:11). While the first rains were falling after Israel&039;s long, hot summer; the conference highlighted clear prophetic parallels between bringing the ark back to Jerusalem and preparing the way for Yeshua’s return.
This article was previously published on October 4th 2017 here on the Revive Israel website