For part one click here.
In June 2019 Michael Nissim, the leader of a messianic congregation in northern Israel, put out a video documenting some of the disturbing connections between the Tikkun/Revive Israel NARpostlolic networks and some very, very dodgy ministries. He was attacked on line by a woman called Donna Diorio who publishes a prayer bulletin called "Arrows from Zion". Diorio claimed that Michael is a slanderer, and that there is actually no connection at all between Tikkun and those whom she called the "flakiest of the flakes". This series examines the truth of her claims by exposing even further Tikkun's connections to the NAR and hypercharismania.
In part one of this series we looked briefly at the authority that Israeli NARpostles are claiming for themselves.
Before we move on to real world examples of how our local NARpostles are at the epicentre of a full-on war against the faith once delivered to the saints, we need to lay just a little more groundwork.
Be wary of bogus faith statements "Website Orthodoxy" and theological camouflage
The faith statement of a church or ministry used to be a good indicator of where it stood doctrinally and a useful aid when searching for a solid church. Nowadays such things do not always correspond to realities on the ground. Instead of being a well-thought out document that sets forth in brief form the doctrine of that church or ministry, to save time many are now simply "boilerplate" faith statements cut and pasted from somewhere else, and which may not accurately represent the real theological convictions of that church or ministry, and within the NAR this seems to be particularly so.
IRIS Global and Heidi Baker now have a branch here in Israel
"Iris Israel is a non-profit organisation based in Jerusalem, led by international and local leaders. We believe that God has called many of you to partner with us Messianic believers in the land, to fulfill His promises for Israel and the nations, and want to invite you to dream BIG with God! There is no limit to what He can do! "
The IRIS Global Israel branch is run by Sri and Or who also operate something called the Israel Movement and run the Supernatural School of Israel,
Morris Cerullo is one of the older generation of fake faith healers and prosperity preachers of the same ilk as Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and Oral Roberts. He's also a heretic and a blasphemer as you will see from his teachings.
Have you ever heard a spiritual leader say something like this:
"Stop rocking the boat! Look, we know Brother X or Y is into some wacky stuff -sure, he's "off the wall" and his church is as flakey as they come! On the quiet, we would never recommend that anyone go there, but he's a nice guy and we have a good working relationship with him, we even meet for coffee and hummus and have joint prayer meetings once a month. We don't like all this controversy over false doctrine, it's ruining our relationship with him, let's just preach the truth and sound doctrine that's enough!"
We have, quite a few times now in fact, heard stuff like this; but is this kind of approach biblical?
In June 2019, Michael Nissim of Nahariya published a 40 minute video documenting just SOME (oh yes, there's loads more) of the connections of the Tikkun Ministries Apostolic Network of Daniel Juster, Eitan Shishkoff and Asher Intrater with other NAR entities and phenomena. Some of the video footage was very disturbing. Supporters of the false apostles quickly responded, both in Hebrew and English. This post, part one of a multi-part article, deals with one of the responses, that of Donna Diorio. We have no personal issue with Donna, but we simply want to show how her response seriously misses the mark.
Some years ago I was talking with someone, let's call her Jane Doe for now, about a certain matter (I actually forget now what it was), and in response to her strained use of a certain scripture, I said "Jane, you really need to look at that verse in its proper context".
"What do you mean by that? What's context?" Jane replied.
I began to explain, but before I had chance to progress beyond a few sentences she interrupted me with "Oh, I don't need all that, I have the Holy Spirit!"
by Michael Nissim (Translated from Hebrew by Annie Nissim)
Dr. Michael Rudolph is a senior member of Tikkun Ministries. He is an elder in a Tikkun congregation and has served as a congregational elder together with Asher Intrater. He is part of the Tikkun America Executive Team, a Tikkun regional council leader and is considered an emissary of Tikkun. He also established and managed a theological college for Tikkun.1
by Michael Nissim
Dr. Daniel Juster does not believe one must believe in Jesus Christ in order to be saved.
In the chapter entitled "Salvation and Jews who do not know Yeshua" (from his book "Jewish Roots"), he makes, among others, the following arguments: . . .
Many people worldwide are greatly concerned, nay horrified, at the spread of the New Apostolic Reformation through the churches. Also here too there are a growing number of individuals who are waking up to the problem and beginning to question, and this is good. However our local false apostles are aware of a rising level of concern about their doctrines and activities, and have been attempting to deflect investigation and critique.
One way they have tried to do this is to present themselves as victims of persecution and harassment over a mere "difference of opinion", and by portraying those who voice their alarm as agents of Satan engaging in a campaign of lies (https://tribe.reviveisrael.org/scattering-the-sheep/).
If this matter were indeed something trivial, then, believe me, we would not be bothering to make an issue of it. Really, we have got better things to do than offer people opportunities to call us possessed or demonically energised.
The fact is, that we have spent a lot of time reading the material that Revive/Tikkun and those they associate and work with put out. We had to familiarise ourselves with the teachings, history and direction of this movement to which our false apostles belong. Sadly, this matter is not something trivial that can be overlooked, but the New Apostolic Reformation movement and its teachings represent a clear and present threat to the very foundations of the faith itself.
Just as Paul recognised the circumcision issue at Galatia so undermined the doctrine of salvation by grace alone through faith alone that it constituted a different gospel altogether. Even so the New Apostolic Reformation and its teachings represent a threat of equal magnitude that strikes against the central doctrines of the faith in such a way, that a completely different religion to biblical Christianity is the end result, and we hope to demonstrate that in this series of posts.