This autumn has been an
intense time of great activity and fruit bearing for our Revive Israel
related ministries here in the land.
Celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles
with Ahavat Yeshua Congregation
Ahavat Yeshua, our home congregation in Jerusalem, continues to
grow and prosper under the pastorate of Eddie and Jackie Santoro. We
have completed a full year in our new building in Talpiyot. There is a
greater sense of being a spiritual family, aided by the fact that 17
babies were born among the congregational members this year.
Tiferet Yeshua, our sister congregation in Tel Aviv, has had a
renewed vision and eldership under the leadership of Ron Cantor. The
founders, Ari and Shira Sorkoram, have been released to the position of
honored spiritual "grandparents", while the congregation moves forward
into its new stage. Five new Israeli believers were immersed last month;
a new discipleship course was started, and the prayer meetings have been
growing in attendance.
[Please pray for strength for Asher and Betty in their position as
overseers of the two congregations, along with major teaching and
leadership responsibilities in both (Tiferet on Friday night and Ahavat
on Saturday). Pray as well for protection as there has been increased
harassment from "anti-Messianic" religious groups.]
We celebrated the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh HaShana) with a
multi-congregational prayer and praise meeting in Tel Aviv.
There was a wonderful breakthrough as well for the multi-congregational
prayer and fasting retreat for Yom Kippur held at Yad Hashmonah
Kibbutz. Chaim led the traditional aspects of the worship,
combined with the power of the Holy Spirit. We also continued our new
tradition of reading the entire book of Hebrews aloud in Hebrew in the
afternoon session. The conference was filled to capacity.
For the Feast of Tabernacles we were involved in several
international conferences in fulfillment of Zechariah 14:16. Asher spoke
at the ICEJ conference about the Messianic Remnant in Israel. We
co-hosted with Maoz the second annual Chinese-Israel Kingdom Destiny
conference, with local Israeli Messianic leaders and Christians from
Mainland China. Ariel Blumenthal played a key role as the bridge with
the Chinese Christians. We also hosted a group of Thai Christians, with
whom we have a long-standing relationship.
The celebrations for Simchat Torah were joyous and explosive in
both Ahavat and Tiferet congregations.
In a historic "breakthrough", ground has been broken at the new housing
project at Yad Hashmonah and Revive Israel has formed a
partnership with Yad Hashmonah to build the public facilities for the new
growth in the kibbutz. The kibbutz also serves as the home for our
ministry center and prayer house.
We continue to send out young Israelis on "short term international
mission" trips, which are too numerous even to mention. There were
new opportunities for ministry this year in Poland, in India and in
Aviram has become the new local director of Israel Chai TV, an exciting
24-7 all Hebrew evangelistic internet television channel. We continue in
our partnership with the Netanel House outreach center.
Our teaching, prayer & current events update is sent out by
internet into 17 different language groups on a weekly basis, helping
fulfill the vision of Isaiah 2 for the word of the Lord to go out from
God has been gracious to allow us to continue giving away one third of
our ministry income. We have used this strategic giving to bless
many parts of the Messianic Remnant here in Israel, including the needy,
other ministries, exemplary citizens, etc. Shani oversees our giving
Our daily Prayer-Praise-Prophecy watches at our prayer house,
along with equipping-style biblical teachings in Hebrew, have been a
blessing to many around Israel and guests who come to be refreshed,
anointed and built up.
Youval Yanai has taken the position as our general director at
Revive and Tal Ruben as our staff director. The "three-fold
cord" with Revive-Ahavat-Tiferet has become the base of our
emerging apostolic team ministry and network. This in turn has caused an
amazing almost indescribable chain reaction of events of major
international ministries wanting to be aligned, submitted, partnered or
networked with us. We believe this is part of a tectonic shift in the
Body of Messiah at large, an apostolic/prophetic realignment, to
be positioned correctly in faith and covenant as we prepare to stand
together in these end times leading up to the Second Coming of Yeshua.