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Israel Prayer Update, September 26, 2016

OUR PRIME MINISTER IN THE U.S  Prime Minister Netanyahu has wrapped up his trip to the U.S.  Yesterday he met with Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  Earlier in the week, after much uncertainty as to whether it would take place, he did in fact have a short meeting with President Obama.  It seems to have been relatively cordial (pundits suggest that with the Florida primaries looming, a strongly

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Israel Prayer Update, September 20, 2016

1.  EID al-ADHA  Last Monday marked the holiest holiday in the Muslim calendar, Eid al-Adha—the “Feast of the Sacrifice.”  On this day, Muslims around the world celebrate the Sacrifice of Abraham’s son, Ishmael.  We wrote of this during the closing days of Ramadan, how their religion teaches that Abraham (Ibrahim) was commanded by Allah to go with his wife Hagar and son Ishmael to a place near Mecca in the

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Israel Prayer Update, September 12, 2016

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL– SEPTEMBER 12, 2016   The squills are blossoming on Givat haTanakh (Bible Hill), across from the Mount Zion hotel off of Hebron Road in Jerusalem.  Their awakening is seen as a harbinger of Autumn—and, we pray, a season of abundant “former rains!” 1.  “ETHNIC CLEANSING” BY ANY OTHER NAME  On September 20th, Prime Minister Netanyahu will be arriving in New York for the United Nations General Assembly,

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Israel Prayer Update, September 5, 2016

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL  SEPTEMBER 5, 2016     Dawning over Bethlehem   Early this past Friday September 2nd, Norma, looking through the trees of Ramat Rachel in southern Jerusalem, found her attention arrested by the beauty of the morning light illuminating the ancient city of Bethlehem.  But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one

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Israel Prayer Update, August 29, 2016

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL –AUGUST 29, 2016 1.  SCHOOL STARTS! “All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.”  (Isaiah 54:13-14) Please pray for well over 2,000,000 Israeli children and young people who are starting or returning to school (Arab schools have just opened, Jewish will open later in the week).  Israel is presently suffering an acute shortage of thousands of teachers

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Israel Prayer Update, August 22, 2016

    “In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness” (Zechariah 13:1)   1.  ELAV  “THERE is WATER in JERUSALEM!” reads the sign on the overpass, and at other places throughout the city.  It is an advertisement for people to bring their children to the “City of David” during the summer months, where the

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Israel Prayer Update, August 15, 2016

ISRAEL PRAYER UPDATE, AUGUST 15, 2016 1.  INTO AND OUT OF AFRICA    It will come about that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you that you may become a blessing. Do not fear; let your hands be strong.’  (Zechariah 8:13)   Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Zambia, Tanzania. In early July, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu departed for a five-day visit to Africa.  It was the first visit by a sitting Israeli PM to the world’s 2nd largest continent in 29 years.  During the trip, he visited four east-African states, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.  While in Uganda, he took part in a summit with senior leaders from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia,

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Israel Prayer Update, August 8, 2016

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL –AUGUST 8, 2016   3rd week Bein haMetzarim—“Between the Straits” (A narrow gorge near SdeBoker in the Negev south of Beer Sheva)   1.  KATZIR  Each summer there are a lot of camps, festivals and conferences for Israeli teens out of school.  The Lord works powerfully through those events raised up to minister to young Believers in the Land.  You will remember the Dor Haba worship camp in late June, which brought together Jewish and Arab young people to train, equip and encourage young worshippers to make prayer, worship and intercession a part of their daily lives—as well as to provide them with gifted teachers to help them hone their gifts and skills into excellence in  honouring the Lord.  Later this month, on the 25th of August will

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Israel Prayer Update, August 1, 2016

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL –AUGUST 1, 2016   2nd week Bein haMetzarim—“Between the Straits” (A narrow gorge near SdeBoker in the Negev south of Beer Sheva)   1.  FRIDAY AUGUST 5 BEGINS THE HEBREW MONTH OF “AV”   Friday will be Rosh Hodesh, the “head” of the Fifth Month in the Hebrew Biblical calendar.  Since the return from Captivity in Babylon, the month has been called by the Babylonian name, Av.  This day is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as that of the death of Aaron the High Priest.  Aaron had not been without serious failings—the incident of the golden calf; that with his brother Moses in striking the rock after God had commanded them to speak to it—but he had also fallen on his face with Moses in intercession to God

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