Note: This is the fifth in a series of five articles. Click here for directives No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4. This document that was given from the Lord to Grant Berry to help the body of Messiah/Christ move into restoration in the family of God.
The reconnection restores the rightful relationship between God's first-born children and His children from the nations in the "One New Man" (TONM), which also includes love and unity between Jewish and Arab believers in Israel.
The reconnection realigns the Gentile church with the Messianic body, the remnant of Israel, whether in the land or in the nations. A reunited body (bride) of Jewish and Gentile believers produces active cooperation and synergy between the two groups, resulting in greater power and authority in the Holy Spirit to move into our roles.
Through prayer and witness, we will engage in the end-time battles for Israel's salvation, the last great harvest of souls in the nations, and the Lord's return. The reconnection and alignment message will help the church fulfill her destiny.
Give Him No Rest Concerning Jerusalem
Isaiah 62:7b directs us to give yourselves no rest and "give Him no rest until He establishes and makes Jerusalem a glory in the earth." We are all called to prayer and the Lord instructs us to persist in interceding for the "peace of Jerusalem" (see Ps. 122:6). Through intercession for Jerusalem first, the church will regain its focus to embrace God's final plan for humankind when true and lasting peace is finally established on the earth (see Rev. 21:1-6).
According to Scripture, God's covenantal promises to His firstborn for their salvation, as well as the fullness of the gospel to the nations, must take place before Yeshua/Jesus returns (Gen. 17:1-13, 22:15-18; Jer. 31:35-36; Ezek. 36:21-28,37:1-14, 37:21-28; Matt. 28:18-20; Rom. 11:25-29). Through the reconnection message, we understand the outpourings of the gospel to both the Jews and Gentiles at this time of Israel's awakening are interwoven. And we reapply the kingdom principle of the gospel to the Jew first and then to the nations (see Rom. 1:16), which ignites the church. This corrected principle is contrary to how the gospel was spread during most of the Church Age, which focused solely on the call to the nations.
Persistent intercession is prevailing in prayer for God's plan until it is achieved. Gentile believers have been given the gospel to make Israel jealous (see Rom. 11:11, 13-14) and must now fulfill their role on earth to bring the kingdom forth, which in turn ignites the harvest of the nations. This is God's glory plan to reunite His family so the fullness of the Gentiles will come in, and world revival will explode, culminating in Israel's redemption.
The enemy will resist with every weapon in his arsenal, and so it will take persistence, discernment and God's strategy to dismantle the opposition. We must remember that our fight is not against flesh and blood but against rulers of darkness and spiritual powers in the heavens (see Eph. 6:12). There are major battles here for us to undertake that our Lord has already won. But it is our responsibility to cooperate with Him under the leading and direction of the Holy Spirit for the fulfillment of His plans to redeem the earth.
Through a lifestyle of love and prayer, expanded understanding, increased wisdom and unceasing commitment, the reconnection mandate shows us the pathway for the fullness of the Gentiles to come into the kingdom, and "all Israel" being saved (see Rom. 11:26-27).
Love and Witness to the Jewish People—Personal Focus
As the body reunites and moves into greater prayer and intercession for Israel's salvation, witness and evangelism will follow. Through the Father's love, we will want to release God's mercy and love towards the Jewish people that they may ultimately be saved. This act in itself will fulfill the call for the Gentile side of the family to aid in Israel's salvation (see Rom. 11:30-31). We must stand in the gap to pray that the breath of God may be released back into the children of Israel (see Ezek. 37:9-11) and move as vessels of this mercy. "How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?" (Rom. 10:14 -15).
As God looks to restore Israel, becoming a witness to Jewish people needs to be a part of our lifestyle, based on relationship, friendship and unconditional love (assuming we are in the reach of Jewish people). It is important to learn how to skillfully bring the Good News back to the Jewish people.
Love and Witness to the Jewish People–Corporate Focus
Re-embracing our Messianic family into the body of Messiah/Christ will bring balance to His church and greater clarity in understanding God's end-time plans from both Jewish and Gentile perspectives. The reconnection message removes confusion from our ranks and sets us on a course to help pave the way for the Lord's return. God is shifting paradigms and structures to release the ekklesia/church into His plans (away from an inward focus to an outward one), which is being poured in a new wineskin. New wine is now flowing to a remnant who are hungering and thirsting for more of God. God is using this remnant as they stand in the gap to awaken the church to reach the lost, both from Israel and the nations.
Foundational to the new wineskin is the emergence of the prayer movement all over the earth in the spirit of David's tent (1 Chron. 16:1-36). The movement incorporates "harp and bowl" worship and prayer ascending to the heavens to help clear the skies. Supplemental to "harp and bowl" is "pure intercession," which up to this point in time is less known. Pure intercession releases strategic intercession from the heavens back to the earth to unveil God's plans and strategies and put the enemy under His feet. Pure intercession is a more targeted type of prayer initiative led by the Holy Spirit to receive greater spiritual insights from the throne and deal with obstacles and strongholds that hinder breakthrough. All prayer initiatives, however, are crucial to the process of releasing God's kingdom principles in greater measure on the earth and to dislodge the enemy, making way for God's Son to rule and reign.
Realignment to Our Apostolic Roots
The church/ekklesia must amend its self-centered focus that has stifled its God-given purpose. We need to return to the fear of the Lord. God's end-time bride is spotless and without wrinkle, contrite and pure of heart, seeking the Lord wholeheartedly (see Num. 14:24). The bride must begin now to make preparations for Yeshua/Jesus' coming! (see Rev. 19:7).
With a re-centered focus, the church needs to move towards the original apostolic design to equip and release the saints for the works of ministry through prayer and witness (see Eph. 4:11-12). A return to apostolic ministry requires the church/ekklesia to shift and break off all worldly (Babylonian) influences and fully re-embrace the fivefold gifts and leadership into the body of Messiah/Christ for greater function and governance. Simply put, if God designed His church to operate on five cylinders and we have limited it to two—mainly to pastor and teacher with the third cylinder of evangelism showing up every now and then—wouldn't the body suffer as a result? This is why we will need to find a way through the numerous obstacles to restore the fivefold gifts and release greater authority upon us.
These strategies to mobilize the body of Messiah/Christ into these areas are fully addressed in the "Romans 911 Project" and "The Ezekiel Generation."
Author and speaker Grant Berry, founder of Reconnecting Ministries and Messiah's House Messianic Center, trumpets his new book, Romans 911—Time to Sound the Alarm! Grant is a Messianic believer in Yeshua, Jesus, and is promoting a new message into the body of Messiah, Christ, during these last days, known as "the reconnection." This is a new term used to describe the reuniting and full restoration of Jewish and Gentile believers into John 17 unity into "The One New Man" now that Israel's awakening is upon us. This spiritual transaction has been unseen during most of the church age but is now most vital for the church to move into for God's end-time plans. It is a power key to the last great revival and final outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the earth. For more information and a special offer on Romans 911, please visit reconnectingministries.org.
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