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Israel Prayer Update, July 6, 2015

A narrow gorge near SdeBoker in the Negev south of Beer Sheva.   1.  THE 17TH OF TAMMUZ—THE “FAST OF THE FOURTH MONTH”—AND THREE WEEKS  “BETWEEN THE STRAITS.” “From the straits I called to Yah.  Yah answered me in a wide-open place.  The LORD is for me, I shall not fear.  What can humankind do to me…All the nations surrounded me.  With the LORD’s name I cut them down.  They

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Israel Prayer Update, June 30, 2015

 Almond Blossoms in Jerusalem “I am watching over my word to perform it!” Jeremiah 1:12   THE VATICAN’S RECOGNITION OF THE STATE OF PALESTINE  On May 22nd, the Vatican signed an accord with the Palestinians, a treaty covering the life and activity of the (Roman Catholic) Church in “Palestine.”  The Vatican had welcomed the UN General Assembly recognition of a Palestinian state in November 2012—but this is the first official

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Israel Prayer Update, June 23, 2015

1.  PRAY FOR THE DRUZE.   The Druze (or Druse) are an Arabic-speaking ethnic group some 1.5 million strong dwelling primarily in the Middle East—Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Jordan. They consider themselves descended from the Biblical Jethro, Moses’ Midianite father-in-law.  Druze embrace a secretive mystical religion thought to be derived from Shi’ite Islam over a thousand years ago in Egypt, yet now containing elements of a number of religious and philosophical systems,

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Israel Prayer Update, June 15, 2015

1.  RAMADAN “This is what YHVH says, ‘Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD [i.e. YHVH, the Covenant God of Israel).  He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes.  He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no

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Israel Prayer Update, June 10, 2015

THE RETURN OF TEKHELET  “Speak to the children of Israel:  Tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue thread in the tassels of the corners.  And you shall have the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the LORD and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry to which your

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Israel Prayer Update, June 1, 2015

JUDGMENT, AN ABSOLUTE STANDARD, AND HEAVENLY ENLIGHTENMENT FOR INSIGHT IN THE LATTER DAYS (Further thoughts by Martin on the Ten Commandments exhibition in Jerusalem). The Hebrew word Tzi-ohn (“Zion”) bears the same root as another word tzi-uhn, which is spelled the same way, and which means: “a marking, a signal, a pointing-out (in Jeremiah 31:21 it is translated “signposts”).”  The Book of Revelation repeatedly admonishes those “with an ear to

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Israel Prayer Update, May 26, 2015

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL  MAY 26, 2015    1.  SHAVUOT THIS YEAR SHAVUOT (FEAST OF WEEKS/PENTECOST) BEGAN AT SUNDOWN SATURDAY  MAY 23 AND CONTINUED THROUGH SUNDAY MAY 24TH .  SYNAGOGUES IN THE DIASPORA (i.e. OUTSIDE ISRAEL) FOLLOWS A RABBINIC TRADITION AND ADD A SECOND DAY, MAY 25. “You shall count seven weeks for yourself; you shall begin to count seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain.  Then you shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks to the LORD your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give just as the LORD your God blesses you; and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your male and female servants and the Levite who is in your

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Israel Prayer Update for May 18, 2015

Counting the Omer Day 44   1.  THE NEW GOVERNMENT  Benyamin Netanyahu’s 20-minister government was finally sworn in late Thursday night, following a razor-sharp approval vote (61-59) by the Knesset. The following short article, taken from the  May 17, 2015 online bulletin of the International Christian Zionist Center, and written by its director Jan Willem van der Hoeven, we find to be a clear and succinct assessment of “where we are now” following the contentious storm surrounding the recent elections and formation of  Israel’s 20th Knesset.  Please pray that it survive in the form that God ordains for this next season.  We continue to thank the Lord for protection of the Ministry of the Interior from the anti-Messiah faction which had been expected to receive oversight of that crucial “gateway.” 

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Israel Update, May 11, 2015

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL,–MAY 11, 2015   Counting the Omer Day 37 1.  GLOBAL PRAYER CALL GATHERING IN JERUSALEM Late last January, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, a conference made up of representatives from many nations was held in Krakow, Poland.  From this gathering was sent forth a “Global Prayer Call” for believers around the world, that over the course of the next 100 days they might pray and fast for their own nations with regards to their relationship towards the Jewish people and towards Israel.  In the growing darkness of anti-Zionist, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel sentiment around the world, prayers were lifted that God would grant light in praying into the redemptive purposes for our nations—that they might yet in days ahead come

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