Part of Yeshua's mandate in Acts 1, is to be His witnesses in Jerusalem,
Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. So in addition to ministry
and building the "Body" in Israel, we also seek to strengthen connections
with the nations as part of fulfilling this mandate. This month we will
focus on the nations of China and Denmark.
A few weeks ago our Revive Team hosted a two day conference with a group of
pastors from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The plans for this two day event
were birthed over six months ago when we had the opportunity to meet Pastor
Paul and his wife Francy who lead a Chinese/Asian church in California. God
had sovereignly touched these two dynamic Chinese leaders with an incredible
love for Israel and a desire to establish a connection between mainland
China and the Body of Messiah in Israel.
Israeli and Chinese believers celebrating
One of the central pillars of Revive Israel's vision is to play a part in
fulfilling the end time call for "Saved Israel" to go forth and touch the
nations. So the connection and "fit" between our two teams was perfect.
Over the past six months I had invested much time and energy in the planning
of this event. Although we had endeavored to get everything in place as the
day of our Chinese friends' arrival approached I really had no sense of how
this conference was going to be.
Eddie sharing a laugh
You can imagine our joy when in the first meeting we discovered that these
sixty Chinese brothers and sisters were overflowing with the Holy Spirit and
passion for Yeshua and his Kingdom. The connection and synergy happened in
spite of the fact that most of the attendees could not speak English. It was
an amazing experience to participate in many times of lively worship and
prayer as their musicians played American messianic music translated into
Asher giving the Word
Many times during the conference we joined together in celebratory dance.
The mix of Israelis and Chinese dancing, worshiping and rejoicing together
before our King truly felt like a prophetic foretaste of the promised
Messianic Kingdom when all the nations will come up to Jerusalem to worship
Yeshua. Many members of our team participated in sharing and imparting a
vision of God's end-time restoration of Israel, and the interaction that is
needed between the saved remnant from Israel and the nations to fulfill
Praying for each other
We sensed that through these meetings the Holy Spirit was building a bridge
between Israel and China. We have no doubt that this was the beginning of a
significant interaction that God will use to further His Kingdom purposes
upon the earth. What lies before us is unseen, but like Noah (who also lived
in his "last days") we will continue to give ourselves to the building of an
ark ("Body") in which not only eight, but hundreds of millions or even
billions from throughout the entire earth will be saved. Please continue to
pray with us as this important global outreach to the nations from the tiny
nation of Israel continues to develop and fulfill God's destiny.