Recently here at the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) we hosted an international conference called “Israel Mandate: The Land, The Covenant and The Future.” This is an annual conference that our spiritual family puts on to serve both our IHOPKC community as well as the nations.
It’s our conviction as a ministry that the Nation of Israel is both a central theme in the Word of God and will also become a, if not thee central issue in the days, weeks, months and years to come. We love Israel not simply for Israel’s sake, but because Jesus loves them dearly and has sovereignly chosen them as a special people. God’s purposes at the end of this age are intrinsically knit to the salvation of the nation of Israel and the reestablishment of their national calling, which is to lead the nations.
In this message from Mike Bickle during our conference, Mike covers “Four Essential Parts” to the understanding Israel from Romans 11. Mike’s experience with receiving revelation about the nation of Israel from the Holy Spirit has been much like ours; he didn’t understand it in the beginning. But Mike hasn’t allowed a lack of understanding to be an excuse for not dialoging with the Holy Spirit about this precious people whom Jesus’s loves dearly.
Here are some quotes from Mike’s message;
“Israel’s original national calling was to have the primary leadership role in bringing God’s salvation to all nations.”
“Because God loves Israel, I love Israel. If this is what Jesus is into, and committed to, than so am I.”
“For the last 2,000 years, the international Gentile Church has had the primary leadership role in bringing a witness of the gospel to all nations. But many have wrongly interpreted this, thinking that this proves that the Lord is finished with Israel. True, Israel was temporarily cast away from her primary leadership role in the earth (for 2,000 years), but God will reverse this by granting them acceptance back into that role again. Israel will have that role forever, on the millennial earth and then on the new earth.”
“If we don’t have a right understanding of Israel, then we won’t have a right understanding of Biblical eschatology.”
If you would like more information about this sermon, including video (as it’s available) and notes you can click HERE. And if you click HERE it will take you to the other sermons from this recent conference.