Avi T.

Associate Pastor
Tents of Mercy Network
"We want to be cheerleaders for each other. When victory and fruitfulness blossom forth for one of us, we all move forward."

"When you come together everyone has a holy song, or a revelation ... for the common good." (1 Corinthians 14:26 BBE translation)

Tents of Mercy Congregation has recently finished a series of teachings on realizing, developing and using the giftings God has given us. Each one of us has diverse and different backgrounds. Each one has different gifts. God created us to grow into a place of bearing fruit in our lives, particularly in these areas which God has given us (Isaiah 5, John 15). Therefore it is important that each of us realize - and walk in - our calling.

When we see the growth and expression of unique giftings it brings encouragement to the whole community. We want to be cheerleaders for each other. When victory and fruitfulness blossom forth for one of us, we all move forward: "If it can happen for them, it can happen to me as well."

"A gift opens the way ..." (Proverbs 18:16 NIV)

God has gifted one of our member couples with musical ability - both the husband and the wife. Together they have a vision to not simply play musical instruments, but to create a musical message, with a heart to reach out and share the good news. The husband composed music for many years in Europe, including theater and ballet productions. Here in Israel he and his wife have been creating an original musical arrangement orchestrated with video clips and verses to express a redeeming message about human existence.

The musical story follows a boy and girl growing from childhood to old age. The path of their lives sometimes feels like a maze, and successfully arriving at the final destination is only possible through sacrificial atonement. Each stage of life was given its own distinctive piece of music, inspired by Ecclesiastes and Isaiah 53: God's hands hold up the earth; each of us has gone his own way; God comes down in human form to take our sin.

In June this original audiovisual composition premiered before the congregation. As a community we witnessed the work of this creative duo. We stand with them and appreciate what the Lord is doing in and through them. At the conclusion of the concert, they shared the clear sense of God leading and guiding them, even without knowing exactly where God is taking them with this music and this journey.

By Avi
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12:40 02Jul15 GT -
Did you record this wonderful musical story, and if so is it available for purchasing?? It sounds like this would be a blessing to all of us who love Yeshua.

00:52 03Jul15 Martha Johnson -
What a wonderful blessing - this audio visual composition. The Lord has gifted me also with musical ability - I know the thrill of being able to share it. Is there a recording of this group ministering? So thankful they are in the place of support for their giftings.

09:29 19Jul15 Brian and Anne Nelson -
I, Anne arrived in Israel the very day the demonstration took place in Jerusalem. Whilst I myself was scared as my sherut driver could not drop off some of his passengers exactly at where they requested, once I arrived safely at my destination in Abu Tor and later viewed the video, my heart wept for I am from South Africa and could fully identify in deep shame.
May The God of Avraham, Yitzack and Yaacov forgive us all for any racism, discrimination and preferential treatment to our fellow man. In South Africa currently I personally believe we are a long, long way from equality and fairness towards all. Our beloved nation, South Africa is under the judgement of God and I pray, having just had the privilege of being one of many to attend The 100 Day Global Prayer Conference in Jerusalem in May; know how desperately we, each one, need to humble myself/ourselves and call upon The Lord. We are in dire need of rain; our dams at their lowest in 5 years; a sure sign of God's displeasure. I also am very honoured and humbled to pray for Israel and The Jewish People with a small group. We call upon The Church worldwide to remember to Pray for The Peace of Yerushalayim; it is a commandment.

Also in this issue of the newsletter:
Daniel Juster: Real Miracles
Ben Juster: Restore
Eitan Shishkoff: Intimacy & the End Times
Leon Mazin: Old & New Treasures
Guy Cohen: No Greater Joy
Ariel Blumenthal: Family in the End Times
Asher Intater: Covenant Relationships and the Cross
Eddie Santoro: A Busy Shabbat