“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes (Isaiah 54:2, Amplified Bible).

Tentstake Ministries began in podunk, Nebraska as a blog to reach out to gentiles who were desiring more spiritual depth and Biblical understanding in their walk of faith. As requests for ‘hard copy’ grew, it became an outlet for self-publishing books and study guides to encourage continued spiritual growth. The ministry continues to focus on teaching gentiles who believe in a ‘Christian Jesus’ about the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua, and the first-century roots of their faith in the Olive Tree of Israel as well as their part in the restoration of Israel.

As gentiles come to understand their responsibility to the ‘natural Jewish branches’ as ‘ingrafted wild olive branches,’ centuries of false and anti-semitic doctrines fall away and they joyfully rejoin the Commonwealth of Israel (Ephesians 2:11-22). As gentiles become equipped in their first-century calling to make the ‘Jew envious’ for Yeshua, they learn how to bring about the restoration of Israel when the ‘barren woman’ becomes so fruitful that her tent will be enlarged, the curtains stretched out, and the cords on the tentstakes lengthened.

The restoration of Israel is already in process, but the land boundaries given to Abraham, the worship of Adonai in David’s Tent, the eternal priesthood, all of Israel coming to faith in Messiah, the Spirit poured out on all flesh so the Torah is written on every heart, the end of war in the Land, and the righteous reign of Yeshua from Jerusalem has not been fulfilled. While waiting for the glorious culmination of these new covenant prophecies, Yeshua commands each of us to go and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey everything his Father commanded –– to the Jew first and then the gentile (Romans 1:16).

The glory of Adonai filled the wilderness Tabernacle.  It was mobile, able to be packed up, and transported.  Adonai’s Divine Presence went with the Israelites wherever He moved them; whenever He moved them. His glory moves with us when we willingly pull up our ‘tentstakes’ and move according to His Spirit in the ‘tents of our bodies.’

So, pull your ‘tentstake’ out of the dirt, mud, bedrock or whatever holds you back from enlarging the Israel’s Tent. It’s time to lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes and take your part in the restoration of Israel and the Messianic Era and return of Yeshua.

“He has to remain in heaven until the time comes for restoring everything, as God said long ago, when he spoke through the holy prophets” (Acts 3:21).