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School for Life: enabling believers to experience radical changes

Tiferet Yeshua, a congregation in Tel Aviv, is hosting the School for Life, a course that enables believers to experience radical and far-reaching change in their lives.  

The course begins on Sept. 25 and aims to provide freedom from the consequences of spiritual issues stemming from bitter roots, judgements and dishonoring one’s parents. Adriana Rosenzvaig, who leads the Women Without Walls (WWW) ministry at Tiferet Yeshua and was trained in the Elijah House inner healing method, will lead the course.

“School for Life came out of a desire the Lord placed in my heart to really see Him meet the believers’ needs for wholeness for themselves and their families,” Rosenzvaig told KNI. “It is important for members of the Body of Messiah to prepare a place for His Holy Spirit to dwell. This is in accordance with the Romans 12:2: scriptural exhortation to be transformed by a renewing of our minds.”

Rosenszvaig explained that her vision for the School for Life was birthed through her work with the Women Without Walls group that meets monthly at Tiferet Yeshua and is open to women from any congregation in Israel or the world. Women who attend range in age from 16 to 85 with “no generational separation among us,” Rosenszvaig said.

Women Without Walls has a YouTube channel as well as a Facebook page through which women can continue to be edified and encouraged.

“As we come together from many different places — both in our lives and in regard to where we live — we express unity, we experience true community. We sustain, love and protect each other.”

Rosenzvaig and her husband Raul made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) from Argentina in 1989. Their congregation in Buenos Aires under Claudio Freidson sent them out to help build up the Body of Messiah here. Among other exciting projects the Rosenzvaigs also worked with David and Karen Davis at the Carmel congregation in Haifa.

After a number of years, the Rosenzvaigs felt called to work in America. While there, Rosenzvaig trained extensively in wholeness and inner healing, including at Elijah House (EH). EH was founded by Americans John and Paula Standford in 1975 and has since grown to become an international ministry with “houses” in countries as diverse as Australia, Japan, Austria and Guam.

The Standfords’ vision, as explained on the EH website, is to “restore the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers in accordance with the Scriptures Malachi 4:5-6 … by equipping the saints with biblical tools founded upon universal laws in the Word of God, to enable discernment of root issues and allow true healing.”

In 2015, the Rosenvaigs sensed that God was calling them to return to Israel and to be a part of Tiferet Yeshua in Tel Aviv. Their arrival coincided with the transitioning leadership to the new pastor, Gil Afriat and his wife Tamar.

“It is amazing to see God moving in Tiferet Yeshua,” Rozensvaig said. “It is exciting to see so many young people there who want to follow the Lord, but He is moving through the congregation as a whole.”

Rozensvaig started the women’s ministry, Women Without Walls, at the congregation, and out of this came the idea for the School for Life.

Rozensvaig will teach the course according to the Elijah House model. The course will be in English with Hebrew translation, taught in four quarters over the year. While participants are not obligated to attend the full year, Rosenszvaig recommends attending the first quarter since it sets the tone for the remainder of the course.

The course will include teaching, but an essential element is individual prayer. Each session will devote time to prayer for people to receive healing.  

Among other vitally important spiritual laws, the first quarter will deal with the root of bitterness, a heart condition referred to in Hebrews 12:15: “See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness, springing up, causes trouble, and by it many be defiled.”

Rosenzvaig shares an example of what the “root of bitterness” can look like, and the consequences it can bring into a person’s life.

“For example, a woman may have seen her parents fighting when she was a child, and have been torn up inside about it. As a child she may have made a judgment about the situation such as: ‘I hate my father and what he is doing to my mom.’ This judgement on the father can become bitter root that takes hold in the woman’s heart,” she said. “The bitterness, in turn, may cause her to reap a result as drastic as marrying a man who abuses her.”

“We will reap what we sow (Galatians 6:7). Therefore if we have judged, we will be judged (Matthew 7:1-3). These are laws of God,” Rozensvaig explained. “We may have no idea that what we are living in the present has roots in the past, and these roots can only be broken by Messiah through the cross. Only he can stop the reaping of what we have sown.”

She encouraged that God brings clarity to our situations when we trust him.

“As we bring to his light the emotions we still feel today, he can bring astonishing — and immediate — freedom.”

Couples are encouraged to attend the seminars to deal with “old roots of bitterness and judgements” that can potentially destroy marriages, Rosenzvaig said.

“The freedom we receive will impact our own lives, that of our family, the lives of those around us and those we would reach around the world. That is the strongest testimony of Messiah,” Rosenzvaig concluded.

For further information such as schedule and cost, contact Adriana Rosenzvaig at adrurosenzvaig@gmail.com

To register for the School for Life contact Olga at tiferet.misrad@gmail.com or +972.054.534.5129

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Karen Faulkner
Karen Faulkner recently completed a Master's degree in Human Rights and Transitional Justice at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She made Aliyah in 2006 and lives in Jerusalem.

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