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Israel Prayer Update, February 27, 2017

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL, FEBRUARY 27, 2017 Kalaniot in the Judean Hills 1. ON A HILLTOP NEAR YISH’I. This past Shabbat was perhaps the first real day of Spring (Hebrew: Aviv) in Israel. Like many Israelis, we went forth to greet the glorious weather with a picnic basket, blanket and camera. Our favourite place is a hilly area west of Jerusalem, just southwest of the town of Bet Shemesh. The white blossoms of almond

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Israel Prayer Update, February 20, 2017

A SEASON FOR STRENGTHENING TIES      We believe nations to be currently passing through a special season of grace in which God is offering an opening, an opportunity, for them to choose to come into, or be strengthened in an alignment of favor with His covenant people Israel.  How long this period will last, we don’t know (next year, when Israel reaches its 70th birthday, may well be a turning point)—but

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Israel Prayer Update, February 13, 2017

The almond trees are bursting into bloom in Israel!   Since the almond is “awake” while other trees are still sleeping, the letters for the word for almond “shaqed” form the root for another word meaning “to watch, guard, persevere, be awake.”  Both are used in Jeremiah 1:11-12 where God asks the prophet what he sees, and he answers, “A branch of an almond tree.”  The LORD responds, “You have

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Israel Prayer Update, February 6, 2017

Battlements, Ramparts and Archery Slits behind the wall surrounding Jerusalem.   This week Jews around the world will be hearing Exodus 13:17—17:16 read in their Synagogues.  It is an incredible passage, beginning with YHVH’s mighty deliverance of Israel from Pharaoh’s army through the Red Sea, continuing with one of the great prophetic songs in the Bible, and concluding with victory over the Amalekites in their first major battle on the

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Israel Prayer Update for January 30, 2016

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL  JANUARY 30, 2017     MOUNT ZION FOLLOWING THE WEEKEND RAINS The slopes (which had burned last summer) are greening (see Psalm 147:8 below!).   Saturday was Rosh Hodesh Shevat, the beginning of the 11th month in the Hebrew calendar. This month is mentioned by name in Zechariah 1:7, after which the prophet is told by an angel to proclaim:   Thus says the LORD of Hosts, “I

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Israel Prayer Update, January 23, 2017

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL–JANUARY 23, 2017     The Temple Mount, looking north from the window of Succat Hallel “Eternal God, bless President Donald J. Trump, and America, our great nation. Guide us to remember the words of the Psalmist: ‘Who will dwell on your holy mountain, one who does what is right, and speaks the truth. Who knows that when you eat the labor of your hands you are praiseworthy.

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Israel Prayer Update, January 16, 2017

1.  THE PEACE CONFERENCE IN PARIS The conference in Paris has come and gone.  We stand amazed at what our Lord Yehovah of Armies—the God of the arraying of Israel (I Samuel 17:45) has done!  Truly, He brought His army around the world into array on Israel’s behalf! At many on-site locations—embassies  (in France, Sweden, England, the US, the Hague, many more), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris (and within the very chamber where the conference would take place), at UN headquarters in Jerusalem—in hundreds of congregations, prayer houses, homes—prayers, supplications and proclamations were released—that the plans and counsels of God regarding Israel and Jerusalem would stand firm, that those of the nations in contradiction would be foiled, thwarted, thrown into confusion. At the conference, attempts to formulate a

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Israel Prayer Update, January 9, 2017

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL JANUARY 9, 2017   1.  THE MEETING OF THE “SEVENTY” NEXT SUNDAY IN PARIS—A SCRIPTURE STRATEGY FOR PRAYER  The tenth chapter of the Book of Genesis enumerates 70 descendants of the sons of Noah after the Flood, each of whom was to become the ancestor of a nation.  From ancient times, this “seventy” has in Hebrew thinking continued to be the number representing the nations of the world. In the course of time, God, drew from those nations (goyim) a man, one through whose seed He declared He would make yet another nation (goy), one separate from the Seventy.  In fact, it would become a “great nation” (goy gadol; Genesis 12:2), in which families of every other nation on the face of the earth would find blessing! 

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Israel Prayer Update, January 2, 2017

1.  THE RETURN OF JACOB’S FLOCK “For this is what Adonai YHVH says, ‘I myself will search for my sheep and look after them.  As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep.  I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land…” (Ezekiel 34: 11-13)  “He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young” (Isaiah 40:11).  “Go…to the lost sheep of Israel.  As you go,

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