© 25 September 2020 Revive Israel Ministries
Preparing A Dwelling Place - Online Global Gathering
For many years our senior team from Tikkun Ministries, today Tikkun Global, Asher Intrater, Eitan Shishkoff, and myself have taught that the prayer of Jesus, that we might be “one that the world would believe” would be fulfilled before the return of Yeshua. John 17 unity has been our heart and commitment for 40 years. As Messianic Jews we carried this burden in a very deep way since the worldwide ecclesia today was birthed from the Jewish people. We thought this unity would be connected to revivals, last days pressures and awakening church leaders around the world to the implications of Jesus’s prayer. In this, we hoped and still hope to see unity in practical ministry cooperation in regions and cities around the world; that this cooperative unity would become one of the dominant characteristics of true churches made up of true revived believers.
A few years back, a group of Israeli leaders met with David Demian, an Egyptian doctor and prophetic leader who resides in Western Canada. I had known David since 1998. David has an amazing history and investment in the Chinese Church and also carries a deep heart for the salvation of Israel. This led to some wonderful gatherings for prayer and unity with Chinese Christians, Messianic Jews, and Arab Christians, along with representatives from many other nations. Powerful transactions for unity and commitment to one another took place. The heart of love and humility expressed for one another was also amazing.
When COVID 19 circled the world, the physical gatherings, called Homecoming by the Chinese, or simply "global gatherings" internationally, could no longer take place in person. Could we do something in lieu of this? It developed that Asher Intrater would be the key point person for us Messianic Jews in a new initiative with David Demian as the point person for the Gentiles with a special place for Arab involvement. We determined to take advantage of the restrictions to launch something that would involve the churches and leaders of many nations. Two great events took place in the Spring. Hundreds of thousands, probably over a million, connected to the Passover and Pentecost events. I was privileged to be a participant. Just last week, we had the first of four High Holiday and Sukkot (Tabernacles) events. Something amazing is happening that none of us could have anticipated. We are seeing John 17:21 on an international level expressed by joining in worship, communion and sharing from leaders from around the world.
Here are my conclusions:
We do not know what will ultimately come of this. However, I anticipate the local outworking will be an advance of the Kingdom and greater quality unity in the various regions represented in this initiative. Of course, we hope for revivals around the world.
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