World-wide Pentecost Prayer VigilPosted: June 6, 2011
Asher Intrater is the senior leader of a Messianic congregation in Israel. Asher’s perspectives and insights are highly valued both in the Holy Land and beyond. He is also personal friend of Pastor Frangipane. Our ministry is committed both to Israel and to the many excellent leaders in Israel’s emerging church. For more information about Asher’s ministry, please visit their website: www.revive-israel.org.
By Asher Intrater
It is so simple. It is so profound. It is so earth shaking. It’s so exciting.
Acts 2:17 – “In the end times I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh.”
This has not happened yet. It really will happen. It will happen soon.
When does this happen? – In the end times.
What will happen? – Outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Who will it happen to? – All flesh.
There are three major elements:
1. In the end times,
2. God will pour out His Spirit,
3. On all nations.
Any individual or congregation can receive the Holy Spirit at anytime. Yet this prophecy is referring to a world-wide revival. Gifts of prophecy will be multiplied, particularly among the younger generation (Acts 2:17-18). It will happen during the events concerning the end times and the tribulation (Acts 2:19-20). It will usher in the Second Coming of Yeshua (Jesus), the great and terrible day of the Lord (Acts 2:20). It will be accompanied by a massive sweep of evangelism (Acts 2:21).
Before the outpouring in the first century, the early Messianic believers prayed together in unity all night in anticipation of Shavuot (Acts 1:14; Acts 2:1). In the twenty-first century, it is upon us, International Christians and Israeli Messianic Jews, to pray together in unity all night, in anticipation of this great end times’ outpouring. As we do the same preparations they did, we will look forward in faith to the same kinds of results, and greater.
Simon Peter’s prophecy was quoting from Joel. Joel went on to mention that the catalyst for the prayer leading to the world-wide revival would be the renewed Messianic Jewish remnant in Israel (Joel 3:1). It will happen parallel to the time that the nations are gathering against the people of Israel and the land of Israel (Joel 3:2). All the conditions are coming into place now as they have never been in history.
We want to be obedient to this heavenly vision. Won’t you please join us in prayer and intercession! Pastors, prayer houses, and youth groups in Israel will be praying all night. Wherever you are, you are invited to prayer along with them. Attached is an English translation of the announcement that went out to the Israel Messianic community. Attached as well is a basic outline for the prayer and praise watches throughout the night. Please invite your friends, Facebook contacts, congregations, email lists, and prayer groups.
All Night Prayer and Praise
World-wide Revival in End Times
Acts 2:17 – “In the last days, I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh.”
Watch 1 – Topic: Unity of the Body of Messiah
Theme Verse: John 17:21 – “That they all may be one.” (also Acts 1:14)
22:00 – 23:00 – Praise and Worship
23:00 – 24:00 – Prayer and Intercession
Watch 2 – Topic: Coming of the Kingdom of God
Theme Verse: Matthew 6:10 – “Let Your kingdom Come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (also Revelation 11:15)
24:00 – 1:00 – Praise and Worship
1:00 – 2:00 – Prayer and Intercession
Watch 3 – Topic: Reaching the Nations
Theme Verse: Acts 1:8 – “Be witness of Me in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (also Matthew 24:14; Psalm 2:8)
2:00 – 3:00 – Praise and Worship
3:00 – 4:00 – Prayer and Intercession
Watch 4 – Topic: Miraculous Power of Holy Spirit
Theme Verse: Acts 4:29 – “…Stretch out Your hand to heal, that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy servant Yeshua.” (also Isaiah 61:1)
4:00 – 5:00 – Praise and Worship
5:00 – 6:00 – Prayer and Intercession
Watch 5 – Topic: Salvation of Israel
Theme Verse: Romans 11:26 – “And so, all Israel will be saved.” (also Romans 9:1; 10:1)
6:00 – 7:00 – Praise and Worship
7:00 – 8:00 – Prayer and Intercession
Watch 6 – Topic: Coming of Yeshua
Theme Verse: Matthew 23:39 – “Blessed be He who comes in the name of the Lord.” (also Revelation 21:20)
8:00 – 9:00 – Praise and Worship
9:00 – 10:00 – Prayer and Intercession
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