Hello dear friends!
We thank you for all your prayers and generous giving to the Revive
Israel Building Fund! For the last four years the ministry has been based
in a Jerusalem suburb. We were in the process of acquiring two adjacent
buildings there when the doors suddenly closed on that purchase. After
additional searching, fasting and prayer, the Revive Israel was offered a
"home" at nearby Yad HaShmonah, the only existing Messianic Jewish
moshav/kibbutz in Israel.
Revive Israel is now renting facilities in the Yad HaShmonah
industrial/commercial area. We are in the advanced stages of negotiations
to invest in and use a permanent, larger facility.
The following verses have been a source of borrowed inspiration from the
2nd Temple building project:
'For thus says the LORD of hosts, "Once more ... I will shake the
heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; and I will shake
all nations; and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations; and I will
fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts ... The silver is
mine, and the gold is mine, says the LORD of hosts. The glory of this
latter house will be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts, and
in this place will I give peace."' Haggai 2:6-9
Asher Intrater with long time covenant partners
Dedication CelebrationBy Abigail
The dedication day for our new rented facility dawned bright
and clear, a thankful change from the downpour we had experienced the day
before. After weeks of renovations, painting, cleaning and organizing,
we were ready to begin a new chapter at Revive Israel. For the three days
leading up to the dedication we gave an "all hands on deck" call to help
with the work that was necessary to change a sea of mud into a beautiful
landscaped courtyard surrounding our modular office units. Despite the
cold, wind and pouring rain we banded together with much laughter and
Courtyard In The Making & The New Courtyard
tons of mud to bring to fruition the vision in our mind's eye. The final
touches were put in place just as the guests began to arrive. Dear
friends from all over Israel came to join us in a time of worship and
prayer to dedicate and consecrate this facility to His purposes. What a
delight to see so many faces - new and old.
Our dedication service began with a sweet time of worship before the
Lord. A pleasing aroma of praise was offered up before Him. Glancing
around the room I was so blessed to see brothers and sisters from East
Jerusalem, Ashdod, Haifa, Jerusalem and the United States. In this one
room were dear brothers in the Lord who have been covenant partners for
nearly thirty years: Dan Juster, Eitan Shishkoff, Asher Intrater, and
Paul Wilbur. The fruit of covenant relationships is long-lasting and
Following worship, we opened up the microphone for prayers of dedication
and thanksgiving to be offered before the Lord. Once again, we were so
blessed by the outpouring of love from the Lord's heart expressed through
the prayers of beloved friends. The spirit of unity was especially sweet
as one of the representatives of Yad HaShmona prayed over our new worship
room and offices. We anticipate an even greater level of cooperation and
partnership to be fostered in our relationship with this group of
brothers and sisters.
After the closing prayer and a brief description of our primary vision -
evangelism, discipleship and strengthening of the local believers - we
moved into a time of fellowship and touring of the facility. When I
walked back into the worship room, I was greeted by the sweetest moment
of the day. Most of our young Israeli staff had remained in the room to
continue worshipping. Such a fragrant presence of the Lord filled the
room as Paul joined our local worship team for an "unplugged" time of
prophetic praise. Standing in the back of the room I could feel God's
smile and His heart's desire toward those who worship Him in "spirit and
truth." For this we were made! While busily readying an outward
tabernacle for this day, we had not lost sight of our destiny to be
living tabernacles for His service and work.
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Tsofei Yah Scouts have their First Campout
Scouts and Guides before hike
During Sukkot the children of Ahavat Yeshua Congregation had
a great time camping out, including a campfire-building contest, songs
and learning about the FIRST Israeli campout (which lasted 40 years in
the desert). The children wanted to have more nights of camping while the
adult guides were ready to go back to a real mattress.
Instruction in building a bonfire
National Israeli Singles College and Career "Happening"Eyewitness account from "O.B.H."
Revive Israel desires to help foster unity among all the
believers in Israel. Therefore we were overjoyed that some of our young
people were instrumental in organizing a national singles, college and
career "happening." A few hundred came from all over Israel.
After praise and worship we broke through to a deep spiritual place of
prayer and commission.
We prayed for families and salvation. There was remarkable unity among us
all. We were encouraged and challenged and enjoyed a special quality of
fellowship with brothers and sisters from all over the land.
Participation in "The Call", California:
As one of our first community events in the new facilities,
we held an all night prayer meeting simultaneously with the hours of "The
Call" California. We connected together to "The Call" through a live
internet webcast. Over 25 Israelis from our community took part in the
prayer for sanctity of marriage, pro-life, elections and evangelism.
During the elections a few days later, a California State proposition to
ban same-sex marriages was approved.