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© 30 October 2015 Revive Israel Ministries

The Seven Mountain Teaching

Daniel Juster Th. D.

For 35 years our ministries have taught the Gospel of the Kingdom in a way that connects us to the newer “Seven Mountain/Pillar Teaching”.  This teaching has become increasingly popular in both charismatic and evangelical streams.

We have taught generally that Yeshua’s followers are to be an influence of godly principles in every sphere of society.  For example, a business leader is responsible to build his business according to godly principles and to be a testimony and influence in the way he conducts business.  Reformed theology taught that there were three essential spheres of authority that all people must experience: Church, family and civil government (the political realm).  No one can legitimately be separated from these, and all are called to walk in submission to God and His Law in each of these spheres.  We could say that these three mountains are the larger of the seven. 

The Church is the largest Mountain

The Church is not to govern the civil government or the civil government the Church.  Rather, each is to be subject to God’s Law or principles for their own spheres.  The Church is to be the prophetic and teaching voice for all spheres and is to help shape the larger culture.  In the last century the Evangelical Church in the west largely abandoned culture formation in favor of a Gospel of escape. Looking either to heaven at death or to the rapture seven years before the return of Yeshua.  Therefore the Church abandoned the larger culture for individual spirituality.

The seven mountains teaching, expands the classic spheres of authority, by looking at the main influences that shape the larger culture.  It adds media, education, arts, and business.  Generally, society goes in the direction, for good or evil, according to who controls the levers of power in these spheres.  The controllers of the cultural levers in the society are like Kings.

Cultural Transformation

Today, control of several of the most influential spheres—both in Israel and most of the western world-is in the hands of the secular left, especially in education and media.  There is still resistance in the business and political realm.  The seven mountain teachers are encouraging believers to take up callings in each of the seven spheres to change the direction of the entire culture.  This can only occur by the power of the Spirit and hence revival is crucial.

However, there are very important qualifications for us in responding to this teaching.  First of all, the Bible is quite clear that we will not be taking over the world and ruling all spheres in all nations before the second coming.  The fullness of the Kingdom will only come after the return of the Messiah.  So while we have a responsibility for the culture, we should have no illusions of ultimate victory before the return of the Lord.  Yet, much good can be accomplished in the interim.  In addition, we should note that the center of Kingdom advance is still the challenge of calling people to embrace and submit to the message of the Gospel.  Ultimately the Kingdom we look for is when Yeshua sits on the throne of David in Jerusalem!

The Unfulfilled Feast

In this message Asher shares on the unified theme of scripture and the messianic meaning of the Jewish holidays. To watch, click here.

Report from Munich Global Gathering

By Ariel Blumenthal

The Gathering “Movement” just completed its latest chapter, a gathering of thousands from many nations in Munich, Germany.  These gatherings are spiritual “marathons”—3.5 days of passionate, fiery worship, dance, intercession, demonstrations of reconciliation and unity, and prophetic acts representing what the Holy Spirit is doing in the earth today.

We were a team of 5 leaders from Israel, including Chaim, Asher and Betty, and Ariel from Revive Israel.  Here is one testimony:

We had a time of declaring the end of the 70 year period since the end of WWII.  For several years now, we have been focusing on this prophetic window of time, understanding from Jeremiah and Daniel and Exodus 20 (3 to 4 generations) that God judges the sins of a nation for this period of time, but then it comes time for history and His plans to move forward.  

As Jews, as Israelis (on the very historic site of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes during the ’72 Munich Olympics) we declared that the time has come for the Germans to walk forward without the shackles of the past binding them; and that we as Jews must no longer stand as we do every year on Holocaust remembrance, declaring: “we will never forgive, never forget.” 

We are not talking about Holocaust denial or about shutting down Yad V’shem—we are talking about a change in the dynamic of the relationship between Germany and Israel, one which demands that the sin, suffering and unforgiveness of the past must no longer define who we are as peoples, as nations.  We go forward together, in Messiah!

After we declared and prayed, a young German man, a future spiritual leader, said to me: “thank you so much for what you did.  As a German, I have always felt, especially in international settings, like there is something holding me back, this burden from the weight of history and the guilt of our people; I’ve felt like I’m not allowed to step into my full destiny and a place of leadership, from fear that something bad would happen.  But when you prayed today, that was broken!"

Let this generation of German Christian youth arise, and run towards the goal of God’s call on them!