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Passion for the Kingdom

written by Asher Intrater
July 24, 2015

We have a passion for the kingdom of God. We pray for His kingdom to come. We desire for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven—to see heaven come and change our world. (Matthew 6:10)

God has a plan for a perfect world with perfect people—the Kingdom of God. There can be no perfect world if people don’t change first. The gospel is the power to change people into the image of God (Romans 1:16). There will not be any pain or death (Revelation 21:4). There will be peace on earth (Luke 2:14), even in the Middle East (Isaiah 2:4), and prosperity as well (Micah 4:4).

God designed His plan before creation (Ephesians 1:9-10). He started the world with a paradise in Eden. Our sin damaged that paradise, but God has not given up on His plan. He knew we would sin and provided a cure for it ahead of time – the Messiah’s atonement. God will restore paradise and increase it. The restored paradise will be better than the first. 

Apostolic Commission

All history is moving toward establishing this Kingdom — a perfect world with a perfect society. There will be a righteous government, of perfect justice: the wicked will be punished and the righteous rewarded. (That is why we repent now while forgiveness is still being offered.)

Every kingdom has a king. The king of God’s kingdom is Yeshua (John 18:36-37, 19:19). Every kingdom has a capital. The capital of God’s kingdom is Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:3). The king is the person of God’s authority; the capital is the place of His authority. Jesus is the person; Jerusalem is the place (Psalm 2:5).

All history is moving toward a conflict. The conflict comes from the opposition to God’s authority. Before the kingdom of peace will be established on the earth, there will be a time of great tribulation and then a great war (Joel 2:2-3, Jeremiah 30:7). All the nations and powers in opposition to God’s authority will gather to attack the capital city Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:2-3; Revelation 19:19). Evil people will attack godly people in every nation.

All of this was central to the vision and message of the Apostles. Theirs was a movement to change the world, to restore Israel, to prepare God’s people for the end times and for Yeshua’s return. What they started we want to finish. Their vision is our vision. We desire to renew, restore and complete the original apostolic commission.

Let’s receive the same passion and fire for the kingdom of God and change the world together (Acts 1:8).

Asher serves as president of Tikkun Global family of ministries and congregations, dedicated to the dual restoration of Israel and the Church. He is founder of the Revive Israel five-fold ministry team, and oversees both Ahavat Yeshua and Tiferet Yeshua congregations in Israel.

He and his wife Betty share a passion for personal prayer and devotion, local evangelism and discipleship in Hebrew, and unity of the Body of believers worldwide.

Asher was raised in a conservative Jewish home and holds degrees from Harvard University, Baltimore Hebrew College and Messiah Biblical Institute. He has authored numerous books, tracts and articles.

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