Dr. Daniel and Patricia Juster
Benjamin and Lorena Juster

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FEBRUARY 2019
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
 

From Ben:  I’m writing to you all from Heathrow airport between flights en route to the United States for a brief, yet intense itinerary.  For several days this week, I will be working to train the new Tikkun America staff.  As we have related in the previous few months, we are in the midst of transition for Tikkun America to be established as its own non-profit organization to better serve the needs of our growing network. Please agree with us in prayer that the logistics of preparing, filing, and approving the required paperwork will be expedient.
 
Later next week (February 13-14), I will be leading a strategic meeting with several of our Tikkun America apostolic team members to pray and seek the Lord for the coming year. We especially sense that God will reveal practical ways of implementing the vision that God has for our family of congregations and ministries. We are passionate to build upon the foundations that have been laid over the past 35+ years. Would you also stand with us in intercession for these meetings?
 
Our 'Emerge Gathering' is scheduled for the weekend of February 15-17 and includes 40-50 leaders under 40 (many of whom are serving as senior leaders of congregations, elders, deacons, worship leaders, and more). This will be a weekend of impartation, spiritual renewal, and empowerment. This gathering of younger leaders has become a key event for us each year, as the relationships have strengthened and the leaders have taken greater ownership of and engagement with the vision together.
 
Looking ahead, I ask for your continued prayers for our Alignment Roundtable hosted in Israel by the Tikkun Global family of leaders and ministries from March 16-19. I have been the primary administrative coordinator and participant on the core team that plans this gathering for the past three years. We bring international leaders together with many of the Israel leaders for strategic prayer, testimony, relational strengthening, and targeted intercession. Yet, we have had several attacks come against our leaders for various reasons. There have also been logistical challenges with the outbreak of the corona virus. We are in critical need of your prayers for this summit. I will be sharing more in the coming months.

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Emerging Leaders 2019 - A foretaste of this year
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Hope makes a way!

HOPE - THE EXPECTATION OF GOOD OR BLESSING

 

Scripture, covering approximately 4000 years of history since Noah, is filled with descriptions of who God is and contains the stories of those who interact with God, whether good or bad and the consequences.
 
Following Mike Bickle’s example, I have begun to underline my new Bible in blue in every place where it gives statements about God, or who He is.  And then, I color those places in purple of man’s righteous responses to God and mix the two colors when the verse showed a union of the two: man empowered, enveloped, encouraged, surrounded, etc., by God.  I was shocked at how much Scripture reveals to us the purpose of God to unite us with himself in every aspect of our life journey.
 
“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope"  (Romans 15:4).
 
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit"  (Romans 5:13).
 
”Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live”  (I Corinthians 8:6).
 
What an amazing fellowship we have with God through his Holy Spirit.  Yeshua’s last prayer was birthed out of his strong desire that we would be consciously aware that he lived in us and we in him (John 17:23).
 
This week’s Parasha (the weekly scripture reading read in all the synagogues throughout the world), tells the story of the Israelites beginning their journey in the desert on their way to the Promised Land.  It was during their travels that they were challenged by a lack of drinkable water, a lack of meat, and the threat of enemies.  They were being confronted with their own powerlessness to preserve their life.
 
Like babies who learn to cry to get their needs met so were the Israelites.  In the beginning it is a baby's only means of communication but gradually, they grow out of the crying stage as they come to understand that their needs can be met through asking.  A bond of trust should develop between a child and their parent where they believe that their parent loves them and desires to bless them with whatever they need: food, clothing, shelter, hugs, protection, information, etc.  In the beginning, the Israelites were like children and did a lot of crying as they had not yet learned about a God (Father) who is attentive to their needs and whose desires were to bless them.
 
"He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.  Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years.  Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you" (Deuteronomy 9:3-5).
 
Over a lifetime God is training us to put our hope and trust in him.  The trials we go through produce endurance and strengthen our faith.  They deepen our reliance upon God and make true the saying that in him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).  I love the story of Jacob wrestling with an angel all night.  Jacob was so strong that even an angel was not able to overcome him until his hip was wrenched.  You may think he would let go but he continued to hold tight until the angel blessed him.  “I will not let you go until you bless me.”  And then the angel told him that his name was no longer Jacob, but Israel, as he had struggled with God and with humans and had overcome. (Genesis 32:24-48).  When you think of Jacob's last 21 years of life you get a glimpse of these struggles.
 
When I recently read this I was thinking of my own struggles with God, although not perhaps the kind you might think.  I still was wrestling with the big questions of “Why did our son and another die and three other boys in the fire survived?  Why did our good friends' daughter die after world-wide prayer when she was so young but others were healed?  Why are some healed and others are not?”  We cannot answer such questions but have learned to have faith that God was good and that he loved me and that his desire for me was to bless me.  So, I said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” (And he definitely has!) We have seen many miracles in answer to prayer.
 
Now, Hebrews 6:16-20 becomes more meaningful.  God made a promise to Abraham that he would bless (prosper) him and give him many descendants.  He made this promise with an oath appealing to two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie.  Therefore, we have hope, a full insurance or confidence, that God wants to bless us and not only us, but that we would be a blessing to others (our descendants). God wants us to bear fruit!  When we set our heart on these two promises of blessing, they become an anchor of hope for the soul, firm and secure in the heavenly realm.  We can come boldly before the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16) to obtain these blessings.  This pressing in is not a one-time act but a lifestyle of laying hold of God.
 
This message is written to encourage you to not let go in the midst of your struggles.  You are being strengthened and changed in the process and you will find that your anchor holds.  God is faithful and he will fulfill his promises to bless you and the fruit coming from your life.  Truly, in God we live and move and have our being.  These trials have happened (2 Corinthians 1:9), as the Apostle Paul said, so that we would not rely upon ourselves but upon him who raises the dead!  Sweet communion with his Spirit is our immediate reward!
 
We pray that this coming year you will have renewed confidence to hold onto your hope of blessing.  This past year many of you have blessed us with your prayers and support. Now we continue to hold onto God that the two-fold blessings of the Lord will continue in your life, oh precious friend.

 

Many Blessings,

 

Dan and Patty, and Ben and Lorena

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Visit our website at www.restorationfromzion.com 

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.
 
Ben will be returning from the States February 17.

 
PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Continued abundance of provision for all our Tikkun related ministries in Israel and around the world
  • Grace and fruitfulness as Ben continues his itinerary in the States.  Grace for his family while he is gone
  • Continued growth in unity with the Tikkun Israel network
  • Development/equipping of the next generation of leadership in Israel
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