Dr. Daniel and Patricia Juster
Benjamin and Lorena Juster

Personal Update and Prayer
Newsletter

APRIL 2020
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A TIME OF NEW POSSIBILITIES

Dan:  As difficult as the Corona virus challenge has been, we nevertheless do still find many opportunities to continue our work here in Israel.  As is happening all over the world, plans change, and we have to do ministry in new and creative ways.   Although, of course, we cannot meet in person face to face, we have been able to continue serving through internet conferences and meetings with individuals and couples.  Mentoring does indeed continue.
 

Recently, I was tasked with establishing a new home group meeting structure for our congregation, Ahavat Yeshua, where I serve as an elder.  Perhaps surprisingly, we will be expanding the number of groups.  People miss being with each other so are now drawn even more to be part of small groups, despite the fact they have to meet digitally.  We anticipate that this will produce a momentum for the time when the restrictions are lifted.  Of course, we will continue to regularly meet by internet for our main congregational service that gathers on Saturday morning.
 

Another event was amazingly dropped in our lap through our connections to other leaders.  This event would not have been made possible if it wasn’t for the global lockdown and the cancellation of so many flights.  Paul Wilbur and Stoval Weems were the original catalysts with an idea to do Passover for the Christian world by internet.  This was picked up by Asher Intrater and mushroomed through connections that we have now with David Damian and Lou Engle.  It then grew to include Mike Bickle, John Arnott and leaders in China, Japan and the South Pacific.  How difficult it would have been to pull this off in such a short period of time and to be able to involve so many renowned leaders if it wasn’t for this pandemic.  So, this week, on the day before Passover, we had an international convocation.  Our part was a Passover demonstration that shows fulfillment in Yeshua, the Communion and ultimately the last Passover, Exodus and the return of the Lord in the book of Revelation.  (See my book, Passover, key to the Book of Revelation).  My daughter Simcha and two of her children demonstrated the part of the seder where drops of wine from a full glass, were spilled out representing the sorrow we experience for the Egyptian suffering from in the the plagues.  Through our deliverance as a people after a time of much suffering, which we remember at Passover, we rejoice in our freedom.  What the enemy has meant for evil, God has meant for good.
 

This event was translated into over 40 languages and viewed by at least hundreds of thousands of people.  The highlight was when we all partook of the Lord’s Supper as one.  Please watch this historic event on Revive Israel’s Facebook page.  It is under the heading, “Passover - A Holy Alignment.  Here are just a few comments from this post:
 

  • From Texas, USA: This is glorious and historic! An amazing Passover this year!
  • What a joy to celebrate with you this year’s Passover. Watching from the Philippines.
  • Shalom from London. Rejoicing in the communion we have in Yeshua, our Pesach lamb.
  • Spirit of unity and oneness. Gentiles have been grafted in. We stand with Israel. Peace in Jerusalem. Sons and daughters of the Most High.
  • His prayer in John 17 being answered today and this Passover as we the Body are coming together as one worldwide. Hallelujah! All glory to God!
  • They are singing in Arabic. Each split screen is a different country or location. Revive Israel is in Israel, as some others are, but some in America, Egypt, etc.
  • This makes me cry - to hear the words in Arabic - I have never heard this before
  • In case there are no other Jamaicans online, I want to represent Jamaica among the Internationals, although joining from Canada.
  • Ekamawir Omo (Hello) from Nauru 
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Dan, Simcha and children participating in a global
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A screen shot of some of the international leaders who participated


GOD MAKES A WAY

 

Ben:  God has now led us to expand our capabilities for connection and relationship. Though we cannot travel, I am still coordinating several alignment efforts for the Tikkun Global Family.  We host international and Israeli leaders together to build relationship, to foster greater unity, to pray about God’s purposes in these days, and to discuss topics of critical importance for the body. Just after the restrictions were put in place, we were scheduled to host about 100 leaders from all over the world, here in Israel.  Instead, we hosted a meeting via Zoom with a smaller number of these key leaders to regroup and to focus on what God would lead us to do in the coming months. We are now planning to host a larger gathering of leaders at the beginning of May.

 

As you know, I am one of the elders for a local, Hebrew speaking congregation in Jerusalem. We have explored creative ways to continue to reach out to the community. Though my pastor and many of my Messianic leader friends have been live-streaming their services from their homes, we felt that it was important to try to connect with them face-to-face.  So, we have hosted a Zoom service in real time.  For the last three weeks now, we have had over 100 congregants connected online for worship, prayer, testimony and encouragement. It has been a tremendous joy to see each other and to hear from one another. 

 

Though we hope this season of isolation comes to a close quickly, we are thankful for the technologies that enable us to maintain relationships and foster times of prayer together.  I pray that each of you are established in peace through our Messiah Yeshua and that this season will lead you to deeper intimacy and reliance upon our Heavenly Father.
 

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THIS SEASON
 

This past month has stretched most of us beyond expectations, and there may not be a return to “normal” life for quite some time. But walking outside within the required 100 meters from my home, I was struck by the beauty of the Spring that has burst up around us. It is such a contrast to the tragic and uncertain news that we are faced with every day because of the Covid-19 virus. As these quarantine regulations drag on and we are faced with hardships, there is a real temptation to fall into fear and anxiety.

 

One of the schemes of the enemy is to get us to focus on all the negative things that are happening and to imagine all the things that could go wrong — wrong for the world, wrong for our family and loved ones, and wrong for us.  Some have labeled this as “catastrophizing” which is obsessing about and imagining the worst result.  We are waiting for catastrophes to happen.

 

It is not that we don’t recognize the facts.  We do.  And we also don’t want to minimize our compassion for what others are going through. But even scientists have proven that when we focus on these things, it leads to an increasing cycle of negativity, hopelessness, sadness, and anxiety.

 

Philippians 4:8 says: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any virtue and if there is anything worthy of praise—dwell on these things.

 

When we place our primary thoughts on God and His goodness, our relationships, and our daily provision, we can then be thankful for, and appreciate, the beauty all around us. It transforms our emotions from fear to hope. Paul follows these statements by saying that he has learned how to be content in every circumstance. It is not that Paul didn’t recognize that he experienced times of plenty and times where he didn’t have much. But he was able to turn his thoughts to the things he was thankful for — even for being able to suffer in identity with Yeshua!

 

Many of you have already experienced that there are many positive things to this quarantine.  It has:
 

- helped to reset from the busy pace of life

- provided opportunity to spend more time with family

- refocused your prayer life and intimate relationship with God

- found creative ways to connect with people in the community

 

So, let us be purposeful in thinking about all the things for which we can thank God in this season. It will also help you to be a source of hope and encouragement to those around you.

 

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Thankful to share our household lockdown on Passover with some of our grandchildren.  
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ABOUT RESTORATION FROM ZION
 
Restoration From Zion is the International apostolic and equipping ministry of Daniel and Patricia Juster based in Jerusalem. The ministry purposes to form solid networks of leaders around the world to partner towards the restoration of five-fold ministry (Eph. 4:11-13), building up the body so that we can all advance the unity of faith for Israel and the Church.

Restoration From Zion is a ministry under the apostolic covering of Tikkun Global, a family of several apostolic ministries led by leaders with deep historic covenant relationships and mutual accountability. In addition to many years of fruitful service in the Kingdom of God, the Tikkun International Board of Directors has had years of proven integrity in managing funds together and in each of their respective ministries. This includes audits, disclosure, and low administrative cost percentages that reflect our high standards of efficiency. For more information about Tikkun, please visit www.tikkuninternational.org.
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ITINERARY:


 
Currently, we have ongoing ministry work in Israel, mentoring, building up the body of the Messiah.  Dan functions as an elder at Ahavat Yeshua and Ben at Melech HaMalchim.
 
Limited outside ministry due to government restrictions during the coronavirus crisis 




 
PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Continued abundance of provision for all our Tikkun related ministries in Israel and around the world
  • Much prayer is needed not just for Messianic believers in the Land but around the world who are presently unemployed.  God will provide as he did for the Israelites when they went through the wilderness.
  • Continued growth in unity with the Tikkun Israel network
  • Wisdom for Israel’s leaders as they seek to form a unity government…it is time!
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