Revive Israel Facilities Update By David

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
Worship

Dedication Celebration By 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 faithful.
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.

Ahavat Yeshua Congregation Sukkot Picnic:
Sukkot 2008 Picnic
Sukkot Feast
Asher shares a verse under the sukkah

 

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Also in this issue of the newsletter:

Dan Juster: Approaching Rabbinic Tradition
Marty Shoub: Yom Kippur in Kilimanjaro