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Israel Prayer Update, April 25, 2016

Passover 2016/5776    THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD On Friday evening, April 22, Jews in Israel and around the world celebrated the salvation provided their ancestors in Egypt by the blood of the lamb over their doorposts—and the miraculous deliverance from slavery which followed.  We are now making our way through the seven days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  Children are out of school this week, many of their parents

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Israel Prayer Update, April 19, 2016

Passover 2016/5776 FRIDAY EVENING BEGINS PASSOVER AND THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD.     1.  KATZIR  On Monday morning, April 18, about 80 Israeli teens with some 15 young adult counselors and older staff members departed from various parts of Israel for a place in the Desert below Beer Sheva where the annual 2 ½ day Passover Katzir (“Harvest”) camp will take place.  Katzir is a seminal Messianic Israeli organization which

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Israel Prayer Update for April 11, 2016

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL 11 APRIL 2016       As mentioned last week, this week Handel’s Messiah for chorus, soloists and orchestra will be performed in the Hebrew language in three cities in Israel (Or Akiva, Monday night; Beer Sheva, Wednesday night, Jerusalem, Friday afternoon).  Please pray protection over these performances—over the voices of the soloists, over the choir and orchestra and our director David Loden—over passage to and from each

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Israel Prayer Update, April 4, 2016

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men! 1.  NINE YEARS:  HANDEL’S MESSIAH IN ISRAEL—IN HEBREW! Nine years ago in our Update for April 11, 2007 we released the following special report:  “KI-YELED YULAD-LANU . . .” “FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN . . .”   FOR THE FIRST TIME, HANDEL’S ‘MESSIAH’ IS PERFORMED IN JERUSALEM—IN HEBREW!   On the fourth of April, the second

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Israel Prayer Update, March 28, 2016

 EAGLES OF LIFE  VS “EAGLES OF DEATH” Metal   “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.  Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and guard My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me before all people; for all the earth is Mine.  And you shall be to Me a kingdom

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Israel Prayer Update, March 21, 2016

200-year old Megilat-Esther (Scroll of Esther) on Parchment, passed down from Norma Sarvis’s ancestors in Belarus. This coming Thursday (beginning sundown Wednesday evening) is Purim—the day Jews celebrate their remarkable deliverance in Persia in 483 B.C. from a plot to annihilate them as a people.  In most of the Jewish world, Purim is celebrated on the 14th of Adar ( March 24 this year).  In Jerusalem, Jaffa and other ‘walled

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Israel Prayer Update, March 14, 2016

Muslim town of Silwan, adjacent to the Mount of Olives. Pray that this people come out of the darkness of Amalek into the light of the Covenant God of Life.   1.  SHABBAT ZAKHOR On the Sabbath before Purim (next Thursday, March 24 this year), there is an additional Torah portion read in synagogues,  and a different Haftarah relating to the eternal enmity of YHVH and His people towards Amalek. The war with Amalek and YEHOVAH NISSI After being freed from bondage in Egypt and brought through the Red Sea, Israel found herself almost immediately confronted by a new enemy, one which she would find herself facing repeatedly in every generation afterwards—the spirit of Amalek.  In that first confrontation (Exodus 17:8-15), there was no alternative, she had to fight.  It

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Israel Prayer Update, March 7, 2016

1.  GOD OF THE ARMIES OF ISRAEL.   On the first of March, Kehila News Israel released the “first published survey online of Messianic Jews serving in the Israeli army or IDF (Israeli Defense Forces).” The survey was made in cooperation with local Israeli Messianic ministries which organize conferences and Bible studies for soldiers on their weekends off.  Here are some results of the survey: *96% of those asked, said that their fellow soldiers are aware of their faith in Yeshua as Messiah. *78% stated that their commanders or officers knew of their faith. *Regarding reactions of fellow soldiers and officers to knowledge of their faith, 78% were “positive”, 22% “indifferent”, and 14% “negative. *Unlike those of a generation ago, few believing soldiers feel that they face significant discrimination or persecution

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Israel Prayer Update, March 1, 2016

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL MARCH  1, 2016      1.  “… WHERE CHILDREN OF THE PROMISE ARE FOUND.” “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth” (Psalm 127:4).  “Sound the shofar in Zion…gather the people…gather the children and the nursing infants…let them say, ‘Spare Your people, YHVH, and do not make Your inheritance a reproach, a byword among the nations.  Why should they among the peoples say, ‘Where is their God?’”  (Joel 2:15-17).  “Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.  I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’  Bring my sons from afar and my daughte4rs from

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