Inside Israel

A warm hello to everyone who is able to drop by today. Our dear J of Jerusalem has had pneumonia. 😦 So, I am sending something from her pastor and the Intercessors for Israel with a site J thought I might like to share. Thank you for your prayers. There are many to pray for with the tsunami in Japan as well. God bless you and immerse you in His grace.

Prayer Priority Update
“I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also”
1Corintians 4:15
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Stand Before the Lord

At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day. Deuteronomy 10:8

We are called to stand before the Lord

While the Middle East is shaking politically, and the world is reeling from natural disasters such as the quakes in New Zealand and Japan, it would be easy for us to get caught up in all of the “excitement” and the developments, to the point of distraction and neglect of our main call to stand before the Lord.

We should neither be distracted by nor indifferent to the situation. We are called to stand before the Lord for His purposes to be fulfilled in the earth.

Surely, we will see greater shakings than we have seen up until now, and not just physical. Think of the repercussions, for instance, if a revolution breaks out in Saudi Arabia. What will be the effect on the oil-dependent West? How deeply will the world economy be affected by the Tsunami in Japan?

God is behind the shakings

For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2:6-7

One commentator writes about this verse, “[God] shall cause that agitation which precedes Messiah’s coming as the healer of the nations.” And in another commentary we find: “The political or religious revolutions which were to be effected in the world, or both, are here referred to.”

Psalm 46:6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

Joel 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

What is the shaking all about?

In the final analysis, the shakings in the world are all about God’s sovereignty, and the rage of the nations is a rebellion against His right and intention to rule the earth. It is also about His sovereignty and right to choose a nation, Israel, from which to rule the earth.

I have installed My King upon Zion, My holy mountain. I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession. Psalm 2:6-8

My King, My holy mountain, My Son… It is all about God’s Son to whom the Earth is given; to whom the nations are given as His inheritance.

The shaking of the earth, the restoration of Israel and the future coming of the Lord are all part of the same process

And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near. Luke 21:24b-28

How should we pray at this time?

Yeshua taught only one prayer to His disciples:

Father, sanctify your name [by what you do on the earth]. Let your Kingdom come! Let your Will Be Done on earth as it is it is [absolutely done] in Heaven!

“THY KINGDOM COME.” I wonder if we have ever felt the zeal and passion of the Living God in these words, and if we have ever prayed them in the Holy Spirit!

Let these heaven-birthed words from the mouth of Yeshua, the Son of God, seize you, and let the Holy Spirit pray them through you.

The greatest need and the only issue is this: Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done, ON EARTH as it is done in HEAVEN. For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever!!!

The answer to this prayer is the only hope for the earth. Let us begin to pray these words earnestly and fervently rather than merely reciting or singing them.

Make Jerusalem a praise in the earth

On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; All day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the LORD, take no rest for yourselves; and give Him no rest until He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. Isaiah 62:6-7

Praying for Jerusalem and for Israel is very much part of praying for the will and kingdom of God to be established in the earth. Read Ezekiel 36 to understand how God has vowed to sanctify his great name on the earth by restoring the Jews back to their Land, and by what He does in them before the whole world.

Pray along these lines, dear intercessors, and God’s zeal and fire will fill your heart and mind and fuel your prayers in the coming days.

– Let thy Kingdom come and thy Will be done – on earth as it is in Heaven.

– Make Jerusalem a praise in the earth O Lord. Come to thy city and rule the earth, Son of God.

– Restore thy people to the Land and restore thy people to yourself, Lord.

– Come to Zion, your city, and reveal your Son.

Blessings from Jerusalem,

Ofer Amitai
Israel Prayer Center

(This was written and sent before Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.)

I just heard about this web site on the news and came right in to look at it. Watched interview with the 3 guys who decided to do it. You might want to put in a ‘link’ to it. Take a look at it:

(called Friend-a-Soldier project think-again) http://www.friendasoldier.org/

ani b’derek

6 Comments

  1. Thank you, Deb.

    The world gets smaller as the days go by…

    Praying,
    ann

  2. Oh yes it does, Ann. God bless you and yours, and all you do for Him!

  3. Each person is on my mind in prayer.

    Peace and hugs…

  4. God bless you and your prayers, dear E!

  5. Yes, I am getting “caught up in the excitement”… watching the news till the disaster footage segues into reruns. Part of that curiousity is because I know there is more to come, and I’m preoccupied with thoughts of how I will care for those in my family who will need assistance, while remaining calm myself. Yes, Debbie, I believe I can predict the future! 😉

    Thank you for your diligence in picking out all these verses. Even though I have seen them before, put together they take on a place of more meaning.

    In spite of all this, in my heart I still say, thank you, God… I praise You!

    Prayers to J. that you have a speedy recovery, and the best possible care as you get well. Hug to you and Debbie both. 🙂

  6. Linda . . .you are so amazing. God bless you and how He is using you right now, right here, and all He plans to do with you in the future. You are God’s girl and I’m so blessed to be your friend and sis in Him. 🙂 Thank you so much for your prayers . . .forwarding them on!


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