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Newsletter April 2017

Shalom dear intercessors and friends of Israel!

On May 2nd when we celebrated the Rebirth
of the state of Israel, UNESCO approved another anti-Israel resolution,
this time “rejecting” Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. 

However, as our Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “we reject UNESCO”.

The Israeli ambassador Shama HaCohen believes that we
are improving, since last year we had 32 nations against us and now only 22.

The nations that supported Israel this Tuesday were
10: US, Italy, UK, Netherlands, Lithuania, Greece, Germany, Paraguay, Togo and
Ukraine (Sheep nations).

Among the nations that agreed with the resolution and opposed
to Israel are: Russia, Iran, South Africa, Japan and Brazil (Goat nations).

We still had 23 nations “on the fence” (abstinent). As
God does not accept “on the fence”, these are also considered goat nations.

Revival among the Youth
We would like to share to
amazing and encouraging testimonies on how God is moving among the Israeli
youth. We believe he is raising a great army out of these precious ones!
Please pray that the seeds
will grow and bear many fruits!
“But other seed fell
on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some
thirtyfold, some sixty and some a hundred.”
Evangelism to IDF soldiers

Rachel Netanel

The secular Yeshiva in
Ein Kerem has a special program for soldiers being inducted into the Army and
God has given us (at Beit Netanel) such favor with their leaders. 

This last
month one officer, who had been with us before, asked if he could bring 30 more
young soldiers specifically to hear me teach about Yeshua!

So, as usual, Gilad and
I prepared a large meal because in our culture, when they sit to eat, it breaks
the ice and they are more open to hear what I have to say.  

I was surprised to find how hungry these
young people were to learn about Yeshua. I told them about how the Son of God
put on flesh and how He came to take away our sins and give us His
righteousness. They asked so many questions!

One of them asked,
“What can we do to make Messiah come? I said that first of all you need to
ask God to show you the truth. If you read the Tenach, the first mention of the
Messiah is in Genesis 3:15,

“And I will put
enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he will
crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”

What does it mean the
‘seed of the woman’? There is no other woman where this is mentioned because
the Messiah must not be born of man. Look at what is written in Isaiah 7:14,

“…Behold, a virgin
will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.”

They were amazed and
said, “What? This is in our Tanakh?”

This conversation
lasted more than three hours after lunch. They were so happy and several want
to come again and bring their families. 

Before they left, they presented me
with an award for my service to the soldiers which said, “In appreciation
for the enlightening atmosphere and fascinating conversation.” Praise God!

Israeli Messianic youth
take a stand for their faith in school
Sarit Roitman, 18, Jerusalem
“I wanted
to do something more than just believing in my heart, beyond the fact that
everyone knows me as a ‘Christian girl’ or ‘the girl with the strange

Specifically, I wanted to take a significant step in my life for
Yeshua, to glorify His name, not just to introduce who ‘Messianic Jews’ are. 

really wanted to tell my classmates about Yeshua, and that is what pushed me
and gave me the courage, the will and the faith to share in front of the class.

“I and
some of my believing friends planned the lecture beforehand in great detail. We
started by presenting the faith. 

We proved, using the prophecies from the
Bible, who Yeshua is and how these prophecies are coming true in the New
Testament and we concluded with personal testimonies from our lives.

“Truth be
told, I did not know how my classmates would respond. 

It was clear to me that
they would respect me as their classmate, but I was afraid that the direction
of the lesson would evoke shouting and resistance. 

To our great surprise, as
soon as we began to speak, there was complete silence in the class. 

listened with interest and concentration for the whole hour and a half that the
teacher had given us for this purpose. 

We felt full confidence to speak and I
have no other explanation for this except that God was with us and He directed
our every step. 

After class there were many questions. 

My classmates said it
was the most interesting lecture they had ever heard. The reactions were
absolutely positive and full of respect and for that I simply thank God.”

Spring Feasts

Since the Month of Aviv started, we entered in the
period of the First 4 feasts of the Lord (Spring Feasts): Pesach, HaMatsot,
HaBikurim and Shavuot.
HaMatsot are the seven days after Pesach in which we
eat the unleavened bread, representing the pure life of Yeshua and also seeking
for our sanctification:

“Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump,
since you truly are unleavened. For indeed the Messiah, our Pesach, was
sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven,
nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened
bread of sincerity and truth.”
I Corinthians 5:7-8
HaBikurim is the Feast of the First Fruits, which represents the
resurrection of Yeshua:
“But now the Messiah
is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have
fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection
of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah all shall be made
alive. But each one in his own order: Messiah the firstfruits, afterward
those who  are Messiah’s at His coming.
Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He
puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.”
I Corinthians 15:20-24
From the Day of Bikurim, we
start to count 7 weeks until Shavuot. It is connected to the harvest of the
“And you shall count for
yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the
sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. Count fifty days
to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain
to the LORD. You shall bring from your dwellings two wave
of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall
be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the LORD”
Shavuot is also a time to
You shall rejoice
before the LORD your God, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant
and your female servant, the Levite who is within your gates, the stranger and
the fatherless and the widow who are among you, at the place where the LORD
your God chooses to make His name abide. And you shall remember that you were a
slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to observe these statutes. “
During Shavuot we celebrate
not only the harvest but also the giving of the Torah, which God wrote with His
own finger!
“In the third month (Month
of Sivan)
after the children of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on the
same day, they came to the Wilderness of Sinai.”
“And when He had made
an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the
Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.”
Many years later, also during
Shavuot, the disciples of Yeshua received a precious gift which He had
“If you love Me, keep My commandments.
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He
may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive,
because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells
with you
and will be in you.”
“When the Day of
Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And
suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it
filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them
divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled
with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit
gave them utterance.”
Our Father in Heaven sent
His Son to deliver us but He wants more from us. He chose us to marry His Son!
He sent His servant, the Spirit, to separate, comfort and prepare His Son’s
It’s so beautiful to see
the whole picture of redemption through the Feasts of the Lord!
Our prayer is that our
people, the Jewish People, will have our eyes opened to understand the
prophetic meaning of the Feasts we celebrate every year, as Yeshua did with His
“Then He said to them,
“These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all
things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets
and the Psalms concerning Me.” And He opened their understanding, that they
might comprehend the Scriptures
. Then He said to them, “Thus it is
written,and thus it was necessary for the Messiah to suffer and to rise from
the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be
preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
According to the Hebrew
Calendar, we will celebrate Shavuot from the sunset of May 30th (6th of Sivan).
Holidays and Observances
During the season of Aviv
(Spring), we also celebrate some dates related to the history of modern Israel:
April 24th – Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Day)

May 1st – Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day
for the fallen Soldiers and Victims of terrorism)

May 2nd – Yom Haatzmaut (Independence

May 24th – Yom Yerushalaim

This year we will have a
special Yom Yerushalaim. We will celebrate jubilee (50 years) of Jerusalem’s
Reunification which happened in 1967.
There will be a lot of
events and people coming from all over the world to Jerusalem, the City of the
Great King, including authorities such as Donald Trump.
Please pray for security
and shalom.
Messianic and Christian Events
Let’s pray for the
following events, that the will of God will be fulfilled.
Global Prayer Call

GLOBAL PRAYER CALL is a Call for the nations world-wide to align with God’s
heart for Israel and its people.

Global Prayer Call Conference (May 22-26) in Jerusalem and
Tour (May 26-31)

Dor Haba (Camp for teenagers that takes place in the end of June)

Elav (Conference for young adults in the end of July)
“The purpose is to serve and
release the next generation of worshippers and prayer warriors in Jerusalem,
Israel and the Middle East.  We bring together young Israeli Jews and
Arabs so they can form relationships, draw closer to Him, and collaborate
in Kingdom work. This love and unity speaks volumes to the culture around them.
We love to encourage young song-writers, musicians and leaders. And to help
them release new, indigenous sounds of worship in this region of the world.”
Take a part in this work: pray for the events, work as a volunteer or
offer through the websites: