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;
Is there to be a fulfillment or even partial fulfillment for these verses
in our time? Is that wealth coming to the Church? Or to Israel? I think
both to some degree. If so, perhaps there is a double fulfillment for the
Why should there be such an abundance of resources? This could not be for
greedy, selfish purposes, or for a small vision. If the wealth is to come
from all the nations, it must be a provision for a vision that will bless
all the nations.
Today the possibility exists of fulfilling the great commission of the
apostles for world evangelism (Acts 1); unity in the Church (John 17);
revival in Israel (Romans 11); and for the Millennial Kingdom on earth
For such a large-scale vision, an equivalent, large-scale provision would
be needed. This is more of a responsibility than a benefit. In fact it
is a huge and difficult burden. But I feel the Lord wants us to embrace the
responsibility for such a vision and to believe for its provision.
The Bible records instances in which people sold property and laid the
money at the "apostles' feet." The people acted in such supernatural
generosity because they grasped the greatness of the kingdom message that
was expressed in the "apostles' teaching." They were motivated to
support that world-changing vision.
"They listened diligently to the apostles' teaching" Acts 2:42).
"They laid the money at the feet of the apostles" (Acts 4:35).
There is a great danger in this outpouring of financial blessing.
Those who receive it must act in strict integrity, even personal
austerity, while at the same time being aggressively generous to use the
finances to advance the kingdom of God.
The miraculous provision in Acts 4 led immediately to the deadly sin of
Hananiah and Sapphira in Acts 5. The betrayal of Yeshua by Judas was
prompted by jealousy over the extravagant generosity of Miriam pouring out
the expensive perfume in John 12:3-6. The attack of the nations against
Israel by Gog and Magog is prompted as well, by jealousy over finances
Recently at Congregation Ahavat Yeshua in Jerusalem we taught and prayed
humbly for the "wealth of the Gentiles to come" and to be "laid at the feet
of the apostles." Five days later we received a call from a dear saint on
the other side of the world, who had simultaneously been considering a
major donation. He said that God spoke to him and said, "Take the money and
lay it at Asher's feet."
May this serve as a supernatural sign for an outpouring of resources to
many others for the completion of the apostles' vision in our
This article was previously published on March
on the Revive Israel website, and on March 18th
2017 here on the Kehila News Israel website.