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Israel Prayer Update, March 23, 2015

1.  NETANYAHU WILL CONTINUE AT THE HELM The results of last week’s governmental elections in Israel were astounding.  For days polls had been declaring that Netanyahu’s Likud party was steadily slipping; two days before elections it was confidently forecast to have fallen several seats behind the opposition Zionist Union party of Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni.  But on Wednesday morning Israelis awakened to the astounding news that the Likud had

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Israel Prayer Update, March 16, 2015

CRITICAL ISRAELI  ELECTIONS TUESDAY We repeat this call from last week–please pray for God’s merciful hand in the elections which will be taking place in Israel on Tuesday.  The entire government is up for election.  After elections, the President has the task of picking from the party or parties gaining the greatest number of seats a candidate whom he believes has the best chance of forming a coalition.  It is

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Israel Prayer Update, March 9, 2015

1.  NETANYAHU SPEAKS TO CONGRESS  Last Tuesday Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu joined Winston Churchill as the only foreign leaders ever to have addressed the US Congress on three separate occasions.  It was a masterful address, focused on the topic upon which he had been requested to speak—the dangers posed by the present expansionism of Iran, and its burgeoning nuclear program—and the effectiveness to be expected by the talks presently taking

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Israel Prayer Update, March 2, 2015

200-year old Megilat-Esther (Scroll of Esther) on Parchment, passed down from Norma Sarvis’ ancestors in Belarus.   1.  PURIM  This coming Thursday (beginning sundown Wednesday evening) is Purim—the day Jews celebrate their remarkable deliverance in Persia (modern day Iran) in 483 B.C. from a plot to exterminate them (Purim is from a word for a “lot” which was cast to determine the date upon which the extermination was to take

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Israel Prayer Update, February 24, 2015

  1.  RAIN AND SNOW We give glad thanks for all the wonderful moisture with which Israel has been blessed this week.  There were frequent steady rains throughout most of the country, and on Thursday evening an unusually late and very heavy snowstorm blanketed Israel from Mount Hermon down to Arad in the Judean desert (Jerusalem received eight inches).  The water level of the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s primary water

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Israel Prayer Update, February 17, 2015

1. “IRAN QUIETLY ADVANCES…”  Part I.  YEMEN  “Then your mighty men will be dismayed, O Teman, so that everyone may be cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter” (Obadiah 9). Yemen is the ‘heel’ of the fat boot which comprises the Arabian Peninsula. Early last year, having, as was thought, successfully transitioned from autocracy to an elected president, this second-largest nation on the Peninsula was being seen by American

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Israel Prayer Update, February 9, 2015

  Kalaniot near Bet Shemesh west of Jerusalem “And Moses took the blood sprinkled it on the people, and said, ‘This is the blood of the covenant which YHVH has made with you according to all these words.”  Exodus 24:8   1.  KALANIOT Just preceding the dawing of Spring, right after the awakening of the almond trees come the scarlet anemonies, in Israel known lovingly as Kalaniot. These tiny specks of red adorn the fields throughout the Middle East about this time each year. Their annual return is celebrated in a 70-year old popular Hebrew song by that name, one whose chorus most Israelis know by heart.  Although a few will continue to bloom throughout the spring, their peak lasts for only a few weeks, during which time Israelis will

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Israel Prayer Update, February 2, 2015

  “Watchful over My Word to Perform It” This spring’s almond blossoms in Jerusalem   We print below a portion of a short report released on January 29th by our friend Chuck Pierce on the historic Conference which took place in Krakow this past week.  We are so grateful for your prayers.  We are already receiving messages from believers who are responding to the Global Prayer Call by organizing intercessory cells on behalf of their nations during this 100 day period.   Krakow, Poland: A Historic Moment! Dear History Makers: Thank you so much for praying for this whirlwind trip.  We just landed in Dallas.  I cannot remember a more demanding month of travel, but also recognize that the full impact of this gathering will only be known in eternity.  The

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Israel Prayer Update, January 27, 2015

“Watchful over My Word to Perform It” (See No. 3 below)  New almond blossoms frame a distant view of the Mount of Olives, to which Messiah shall soon return.   1.  70 YEARS AFTER AUSCHWITZ, AND THE LAUNCH OF GLOBAL PRAYER CALL 2015 IN POLAND.  This Tuesday the 27th of January is “International Holocaust Remembrance Day.”   This year it coincides with the 70th anniversary of the liberation in 1945 of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi death camps. There will be many commemorative events around the world—but we would especially draw your attention to a gathering taking place in Krakow, Poland, which began Sunday and will continue through Wednesday evening.  An alliance of European Christian leaders have over the past year been following what they believe is a strong mandate

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