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Regaining our Moral Prophetic Edge

written by Asher Intrater
April 29, 2016

The gospel message is about the grace and love of God through Yeshua the Messiah. At the same time there should also be a fiery and prophetic moral confrontation of sin. That confrontation is first and foremost to ourselves. If we, as the community of faith, will repent of our sins, there will be a “ripple” effect that will heal the rest of our society. (II Chronicles 7:14 – “If My people will humble themselves and repent… I will heal their land.”)

When Moses entered Egypt to redeem the people, he confronted Pharaoh of demon worship, of oppressing the slaves, of murdering the children and of sexual perversion (Exodus 4-12). All the prophets of Israel confronted the king, the government and the people for similar sins and carnality. The gospel message starts with the call to “repent.”

When John the Baptist began preaching, he spoke of the coming Messiah, and also called the people to repent. How did he address the government? He rebuked Herod for sexual immorality! He told government workers not to take more money than was legal. He told the soldiers not to oppress people (Luke 3:1-20, Matthew 14:1-5).

Part of our message is confronting sexual immorality, financial corruption, religious hypocrisy, criminal violence, and oppression. These issues are moral, not political. Yet they will certainly affect the political realm.

However, we cannot stand for such moral values in our society, if we have corresponding sins in our own hearts. Let us repent and regain the prophetic fire and authority of Moses and Elijah, of John, Peter and Paul. Let us bless our nations by being a people of holiness.

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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