The Hebrew word for Lion is Ari (Strong’s word # 738, pronounced ar-ee’). It is rooted in the Hebrew word, arah (# 717), which means to gather.
The Acronym for the Alliance of Redeemed Israel is A.R.I. And, ARI will be hosting a Gathering for the Redeemed of Israel.
Psalm 107:1-3 says, “Oh give thanks to YHVH, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting. Let the redeemed of YHVH say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary and gathered from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.”
We invite all who long to be gathered by the Holy One of Israel to join us for this special event. We will be returning to the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International drive in Orlando, Florida – the home of many previous Messianic Israel Alliance Conferences – but this time, and from now on, we will be there as the Alliance of Redeemed Israel.
The name of our Gathering will be, “A.R.I.SE to WORSHIP.”
We feel it is time for the regathered ones of Ephraim and Judah to focus on the full meaning of their Redemption in Messiah, and one of the first things that the redeemed of YHVH should do is to “say so” – in worship.
Due to the time of the Gathering (Labor Day Weekend), we will once more be able to offer reasonable room rates in a very nice hotel to our friends. We sincerely hope that you, and your family and friends, will join us!
Last year, we came together and had our lives changed for the better. The culmination of our 2012 Gathering was a unique Rededication Celebration. It was a combined Bar Mitzvah/Betrothal/Ruach Empowerment Celebration – complete with a beautiful signed Ketubah for each participant, compliments of Calligrapher, Anita Robertson.
Now, having determined that we want to put aside all childish things and grow up in the LORD, we want to learn more about the exciting latter-day walk that we are being called to walk. We want to learn how to walk in Abba’s ancient paths and at the same time, be empowered by His Ruach, and want to begin by being freed to truly worship Him.
If you, too, are hungry for these things, please join us for our upcoming Worship Gathering.
Once again, we will have a variety of pre-Gathering Break-out Sessions on Thursday and Friday, but, once the Gathering begins, we will only meet in the Ballroom. We will open with a Leadership Meeting on Thursday, but this time, it will be a meeting in the round. In this way, we can have more interactive discussions, especially in regard to subjects of interest to those who host fellowships and congregations.
You may register online, or download a PDF so you can register by mail, or you can call 425-745-1396 and speak to Len or Debbie West.
We look forward to seeing you. We thank you for your prayers and support, and we ask you to please continue to remember us at this important time. Pray that the Father alone, and not man, would have His way at this Gathering. In turn, we pray that He will pour out overflowing blessings on you and yours.
Angus and Batya
The MIA Shepherds Council