The Lord's Prayer
by Asher Intrater, , Revive Israel
I usually pray this before sunrise on the roof of our apartment building in the hills of Judea, overlooking the whole countryside, from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv.
Our Father in Heaven - everything starts with reconnecting and reaffirming our personal relationship with God. This moment of addressing God in such intimacy as a Father/Dad was a breakthrough in the history of faith and religion, beyond what was previously experienced by Moses, David and the Prophets.
Hallowed be Your Name - what we do on this earth can either give honor and glory to God, or cause Him embarrassment and repulsion. We should ask ourselves in each situation whether our reaction will cause others to honor God or despise Him.
Your Kingdom Come - we are here not only to "get saved, get blessed, get raptured" but to take part in God's great plan to change the world. Our lives have purpose. The kingdom has an origin-heaven; a direction-downward; and a destination-earth.
Your Will be Done - there is something that God wants. We have the choice to do what He wants or to do what He does not want. We pray to know what He wants us to do, and to decide to do it. No excuses.
Give us our Daily Bread - before other prayers, God knows we need basic physical provision. For those of us whose work also provides for other people, we can add the phrase, "And all the daily manna as well."
Forgive our Sins as we Forgive Others - the first step to any solution is for us to repent: to recognize our own wrongdoing; to stop; to change. The second step is to get un-forgiveness and resentment out of our hearts.
Lead us not into Temptation - repentance deals with our sinful actions. This prayer deals with our inclination toward sin on the inside; not just the sin but the temptation to it. God wants to change our attitudes as well as our actions.
Deliver us from Evil - after all the steps above, we can have victory over the forces of evil in the world around us.
This article was previously published 18Sep15 here on the Revive Israel website
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The Lord's Prayer
by Rachel Netanel, ,
My friend Penina is a tour-guide, who now ends her tours with a visit to our place of sharing. Last month she brought 18 women from Tel Aviv. One of them was a Bible teacher. When I talked about Yeshua and how often He is mentioned in prophecy, she said that she has been teaching the Bible in Hebrew all these years, but never saw where it is written about the Messiah or that the Messiah must die. When I shared from the book of Daniel and several other verses, they were amazed.
A group of students and their friends came to our house. Half of them were wearing kippas (yarmulkes). They discussed the upcoming Days of Awe where observant Jews do not eat meat, leading up to the day of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). I said that God was not as much interested in our not eating but rather that we stop sinning. "You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high" (Isaiah 58:4) And "Your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He does not hear" (Isaiah 59:2).
Moshe invited me to speak to thirty of his students at the Jordan River where John the Baptist baptized Yeshua. I realized that this was the same place that Joshua crossed the Jordan into the Land of Promise. We went down into the waters of the Jordan. In Hebrew the word "Jordan" means to go down. The Syrian captain Naaman was told to "go down" to the Jordan River. This meant to humble himself. He had to humble himself in order to receive his healing.
The next day, Penina came with two friends to have lunch with us. One of them is a numerologist (Jewish mystic). I read Deuteronomy 18:10-12 to her, "Those who interpret omens, or a sorcerer, or a medium, or a spiritist ... are an abomination to the Lord." She was shocked and surprised. I told her to pray to the God of truth and He would reveal the truth to her. The other lady asked for prayer immediately and she was so touched that she wanted to come again the next day.
Last Friday when we were in the local village of Abu Gosh, an Arab driver accidentally damaged the entire side of our car. Fortunately no one was hurt. I observed that he had a soft heart and invited him to come to our home. He came back with us and I felt so tired but as soon as I started talking about Yeshua, I was filled with energy. God is amazing!
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The Lord's Prayer
by Rachel Netanel, ,
This Autumn the Messianic "Good News Channel" YeshuaChai.tv has gone live, airing around the clock with preaching, teaching, interviews and testimonies all in Hebrew, sharing the good news of Yeshua with our people. "Yeshua Chai" means "Yeshua is alive."
In a unique way, YeshuaChai.tv seeks to serve as a platform for all local ministries that are using media in their outreach. The YeshuaChai.tv committee consists of 7 local ministries. Familiar Israeli channels and names such as iGod, Jacob Damkani, Maoz and Medabrim are some of the broadcasters.
Although Revive Israel is a supporter of YeshuaChai.tv, Revive Israel does not claim any ownership over the channel, nor benefit financially from it or advertise within the channel.
Today, the nation of Israel is one of the top internet surfers through computers and smart devices in the world. This fact gives the channel a special opportunity and potential to share with family, friends and neighbors.
Our website, advertisement strategy and production team are near
YeshuaChai.tv hopes to
become a well-known channel across Israel in years to come. Until then,
would you please stand with us in prayer and consider becoming
To watch the promotional video for Yeshua Chai in English, click HERE!
This article was previously published on 09Oct15 here on the Revive Israel website
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