"The atmosphere was electric. Although some felt on the verge of physical exhaustion, the anointing of the Holy Spirit invigorated us with excitement and anticipation. At 10am we ended the event with the Lord's Supper and the blowing of shofars. Everyone sensed that we have experienced an historic breakthrough."
 
 

Shavuot All Night Prayer Meeting
By Betty Intrater

On the night of June 7th, Shavuot (Pentecost) eve, we took Joel's prophecy seriously and came together for an all night prayer meeting at the Revive Israel center outside of Jerusalem. Many faithful brothers and sisters in prayer houses and congregations throughout the world joined us from their own locations.

The Lord led us to divide the night into six watches of two hours each, dividing the time between praise, prayer and prophetic gifts. Each watch had a worship leader, a prayer leader and focus on a specific verse. Teams from Sukkat Hallel, King of Kings, Dugit, Ohalei Rachamim and Nazareth Prayer house took part.

The overall theme was spiritual revival in the end times (Acts 2:17). The six watches focused on: Unity of the Body (John 17:21), Coming of the Kingdom (Matthew 6:10), Reaching the Nations (Acts 1:8), Power of Holy Spirit (Acts 4:30), Salvation of Israel (Romans 11:26), and Coming of Yeshua (Matthew 23:39). Prayers were also lifted up in over a dozen languages (Acts 2:9-10).

Over 100 prayer warriors joined us, mostly young adults who rose to the spiritual challenge. Some stayed for a few hours, others for the entire night. Messianic pastors Eitan Shishkoff, Hanan Lukatz, Ari Sorko Ram, Shmuel Birnbaum, Simcha Davidov, Ofir Amitai, Yakim Figueras, and Guy Cohen gave short exhortations from the word of God.

The atmosphere was electric. Although some felt on the verge of physical exhaustion, the anointing of the Holy Spirit invigorated us with excitement and anticipation. At 10AM we ended the event with the Lord's Supper and the blowing of shofars. Everyone sensed that we had experienced a historic breakthrough.

We hope to make this all night Shavuot prayer an annual occurrence, as spoken of by the prophet Joel. We believe it will be a catalyst among the Body of believers in Israel and worldwide that will help bring forth the end times events and second coming of Yeshua!

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Shavuot Picnic

The annual Shavuot picnic, sponsored by the Messianic Jewish Alliance of Israel, began immediately following the prayer night. This is a time when Israeli believers meet together for fellowship and celebration at the Yad HaShmonah grounds in the Judean Hills. Over 1000 from across the country attended.

In addition to food and fellowship, the group enjoyed musical presentations and theatrical performances that were fun for all.

The picnic was a perfect way to end the night of laboring in prayer and yet another opportunity for the Lord to bring unity to the Body of believers in Israel.

By Betty Intrater
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Also in this issue of the newsletter:
Daniel Juster: Forty Years of Marriage
Eitan Shishkoff: The Least of These
Marty Shoub: WATCHING, Working and Waiting
Asher Intrater: The Shavuot Pattern