Inside Israel – Already August, Part 2

Hi and welcome to a late look inside Israel today!  J of Jerusalem is our sister in Him, sharing what she sees living in the land where He walked and talked. Thank you so much for supporting Israel and J and her family, and lifting them up in prayer! Now, here’s J . . .

I always get pretty ‘grave’ when I am reading in ‘grave’ places, don’t I.  And so it was this week as I came toward the end of my reading in the book of Revelation and read chapter 18…again.  Once again I looked at these holy words and once again I wondered: ‘Can it be describing any other place beside USA?’  This time, however, there was an added personal ingredient as I see all of my children moving back there while they have been through trying if not traumatic times.  Those times have both ‘tried’ and ‘changed’ their faith and understanding of Him and they are in a state of ‘openness’ and ‘change’ and seeking to know ‘what’ they believe…and I found myself reading with a personal fearfulness for my loved ones perhaps not ready… It was only a few hours later, while still groaning in my heart, that I received an email from another dear sister speaking of the apostasy of the ‘emerging church’ being so strong in the USA.  I had not heard of this movement so looked it up on google and my heart literally reeled.  I am far away.  I didn’t know.  He has graciously sheltered me…and I was shocked.  How could this happen? 
I have been wrestling with these two issues in prayer over the past several days and asking The Lord ‘HOW He wants me to pray?’…’HOW does He want me to stand…in what ‘stance’ should I be found?’ And I began to wonder about all of you.  Do you see these things taking place around you?  Are they affecting your loved ones?  How are you praying?  What is The Lord speaking to your hearts?  When I read about the movement of the ‘emerging church’ I remembered a woman saying to me one time ‘If THIS is all that there is to Christianity, I don’t want it!’  I was shocked.  She was not a new believer, but we were in a ‘stand still’ stage (perhaps I should say a ‘wilderness’ period) and she wanted “Power!”, “experiences!”, “excitement!”… not to stand still and wait. I remember saying to her ‘You know…He reached down and saved me.  If it were His choice to never speak to me again…that would still be enough reason to follow Him.’  I do not know what became of her.  He is well able to keep and lead His own, and so I must trust Him with our children as well.  Thank you so much for your prayers for our family! 
I see that this can become a very long letter, so I will not share all I want to.
This land; Israel – such a wonder and testimony to the absolute faithfulness of God to keep His promises as He has set down in His unchanging Word!  Summer is hot now and drawing to its inevitable end.  We can ‘feel’ the change in the angle of the sun as well as in the appearance of ‘back to school’ sales –stacks of books, backpacks and pencils stacked outside of stores and other ‘school stores’ opening just for the occasion.  Since our kids must buy their school books here, it seems to me a mind boggling science-we approach the store with our very specific lists: “kita bet (second grade) at Ein Kerem school…Ok…let’s see (a bag is picked out and a name is pinned to it)…she needs these books, 10 #2 pencils, 4 (specific) notebooks, one pack colored pencils, 2 pencil sharpeners, 2 erasers (this brand), colored markers…’ on and on the list goes while the shop keeper defies the speed of light pulling items off of their stacks and putting them into the ‘Ana bag’ or the ‘Noach bag’.  When it comes to back packs, it is also organized: ‘A second grader? These are the packs here…and there are the packs for third grade.’  No, they definitely do NOT ‘look alike’, one design is more worldly or violent then the next, but their structure is made specifically for the backs of the children who will carry all of these books back and forth…quite a science!  Because the fall feasts (Rosh h’shana – feast of trumpets; Yom Kippur-day of atonement; and Succot-Feast of Tabernacles) are in September, school begins at the end of August for a week or two before the 3 week vacation, so even our kids will get some school in before leaving the country. 
And while all of this scurrying around is intermingled with end-of-summer-restless-children, rockets continue to fall in the Negev from Gaza.  Not lots…just one or two a day…or 4 a week…sometimes more sometimes less.  When it gets too unbearable, we attack back. There was a major attack in Sinai several days ago.  We had specific ‘hot’ warning of an attack on our south and contacted Egypt, but none the less 16 Egyptian border police were killed and a tank and guns stolen and driven into Israel.  Since we were on high alert we were able to bomb the tank, but the loss to the Egyptians brought a swift response from their new President and government and there was a 5 hour very real war in the Sinai as Egypt asserted its control over this vast and very lawless area.  You most likely remember that Israel gave the Sinai back to Egypt as part of the peace treaty signed between Anwar Sadat and Menachem Began. To our north Syria is embroiled in its very sad war, but of course, this is getting a great deal of attention. The area is quite unstable with terror groups, legitimatized as ‘freedom fighters’, having become quite bold. 
And then there is Iran.
In other words…very little has changed. 
And yet the seasons follow one another…fall following on the heals of summer…moon following sun…the weather patterns shifting dramatically worldwide, sin abounding, yet GOD remains FAITHFUL!  Revelation 18 was written 2,000 years ago and was as true then as it is now…it is simply closer to fulfillment.  And in the midst of Rev 18, in the very MIDST, it STILL says:
20 “Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles[f] and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!”
   RIGHT IN THE MIDST OF THE GREATEST DESTRUCTION OUR EYES…AND HEARTS…WILL EVER BEHOLD … WE ARE TO REJOICE!  As long as we have repented and are walking IN Him IN that repentance found of Him at peace and doing His will, cleansed by His Blood and lead by His Spirit…MAY GOD ALONE BE GLORIFIED, and may, you, my DEAR sisters and brothers, be blessed and be encouraged.  Lovingly, your too busy sis in Jerusalem 
ani b’derek
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Inside Israel – Intercessors For Israel Prayer Notes

Hi and welcome to a look inside Israel today!  I’m posting the prayer notes from Feb 17th, for those who would like to know what the body in Israel is praying and to pray along with them.   God bless you and yours today!

Shalom prayer partners, We are sorry that this week’s Friday Prayer Alert is getting to you late. The server we use to distribute these points was having problems. Thanks for your faithfulness to lift up Israel before His throne. The IFI teamWe entered His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.
I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable.
Psa. 145:1-3
We thank You for being so consistent.
We are so grateful for Your promise to never leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 5-6).
You are good and Your mercy endures forever(Psa. 136).

In line with Paul’s exhortation in 1 Timothy. 2:1-3, we started by interceding for Israel’s Prime Minister Benyamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu.

Abba, we thank You for giving this nation a leader like Netanyahu.

…He removes kings, and sets up kings. He gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
Dan. 2:21

Pour out Your wisdom upon him to know how to lead Israel today (Prov. 21:1).

Surround Bibi with wise counsel (Prov. 15:22).Protect and defend Netanyahu, his wife Sarah, and their sons, Yair and Avner.

Turn him and His family to Your Son and their Messiah, Yeshua (Psa. 80:3,7,19).

Keep Bibi healthy and encouraged.

Protect him from any discouragement that is trying to attack him.

Speak to Netanyahu through Your Word. Give him ears to hear what You are saying.

Strengthen and protect him against all manipulation from the international community and from the media (Num. 23:23).

Iran is still in the headlines and still a major threat to Israel and the rest of the civilized world. There was a string of attacks against Israeli interests outside of Israel this past week (India, Georgia, Thailand, and Singapore) that were traced back to Iran. Thank God, no one was killed, although an Israeli woman was hospitalized and bystanders were hurt in some of the attacks. Iran is continuing to move forward in their nuclear weapons developments. As we prayed in the recent Prayer Conference, we again asked God to lead Iran’s leaders into making major mistakes.We see the lack of success in these recent attacks as a partial answer to this and thank You for them.

Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek Your name, O LORD.
Psa. 83:16

Let the world really wake up to the wickedness of Iran’s current leadership.Permeate the Iranian leadership with a spirit of panic!

If it be Your will, push Iran’s leaders into closing the Straits of Hormuz.

Allow there to be major mistakes made in all of Iran’s nuclear facilities which make them useless or even dangerous to work in.

Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
Psa. 129:5; cp. 55:9

Syria is imploding. There is much confusion, danger and a real lack of response from the world. There is also a real threat that as Syrian President Assad draws closer to his demise, he might attack Israel to divert attention from himself. The added danger is that Syria has one of the largest stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons in the world.

Lord, have mercy on all of the innocent Syrians.May multitudes of Syrians flee from Allah to the open arms of Yeshua (Isa. 40:11)!

Lord, protect and use all of our Syrian brothers and sisters in Messiah Yeshua.

Abba, protect and save the Syrian Kurds and Druze.

Cause all of the internal hatreds in that nation to keep them away from attacking Israel.

Arise O God, and resolve the Syrian situation in a way that brings You the most glory.

We then prayed about Israel’s preparation and response to the Syrian situation.

Lord, raise up an ‘Elisha’ intelligence section in Israel’s army – one that knows exactly what the Syrians are planning (2 Kin. 6:8-12).

Give to the Mossad and the IDF’s military intelligence valid, up-to-date information.

Enable Israel’s leaders to know what to do with this intelligence (1 Chr. 12:32).

If Israel needs to pre-empt, give them the courage to do it!

Lead the Syrian leadership into making major mistakes and also cause them to panic.

May any of their weapons aimed at Israel malfunction (Isa. 54:17).

Lord of heaven’s hosts, protect this nation – for Your holy name’s sake (Psa. 115:1-3).

When the servant of the man of God [Elisha] was up early, and gone forth, behold, [a Syrian] host surrounded the city both with horses and chariots. The servant said… Alas, my master! What shall we do? [Elisha] answered, Fear not: for they that are with us are more than they that are with them. Elisha prayed… [LORD] open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
2 Kin. 6:15-17

We then prayed for the IDF in the face of the current Middle East cauldron. Israel is being surrounded by vicious enemies who want to destroy her.

Now also many nations are gathered against you, that say, Let her be defiled, let our eye look upon Zion. But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD, neither do they understand His counsel, for He shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor. Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion, for I will make your horn iron, and I will make your hoofs bronze, and you shall beat in pieces many people, and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.
Mic. 4:11-13

Abba, as You said in these verses – as well as in other places in Your Word – use the IDF for Your glory (Jer. 51:20-24).

Give Israel’s military – the army, navy and air force – a supernatural alertness.

Keep up the soldiers’ morale, and raise up mighty warriors as in biblical times.Use the Messianic believers in the IDF. Allow the gifts of the Holy Spirit to flow through them at all times – especially in times of crisis (1 Cor. 12:7).

Lord, bring the leaders of the government and the military into one accord as to how to defend this nation in 2012.

Reveal the real flashpoints – like Gaza – and the strategies on how to deal with them.

Remove from Israel’s leaders all ‘politically correct’ considerations that interfere with the protection of this nation and her civilians.

Ultimately, we trust in You to defend this nation.

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen, but we are risen, and stand upright. Save, LORD. Let the king hear us when we call.
Psa. 20:7-9

We have had some periods of very wet weather this winter. The Sea of Galilee is now several centimeters above the red-line. We are in better shape than in many years – but still in need of much more water. The Sea of Galilee is still around four meters below full! This weekend is forecast to be wet and cold – so cold that there is a chance of snow in Jerusalem!

Abba, thank You for the water You have so graciously poured out on this land recently.

You, O God, sent plentiful rain, whereby You confirmed Your inheritance, when it was weary.
Psalms 68:9

You know we need more. So we are asking and seeking and knocking for that need.

We bless You for the most advanced desalinization plants in the world.

We confess that it is You who gives this nation the wisdom to do this.

But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, so that He may establish His covenant which He swore unto your fathers…
Deut. 8:18

We finished our time together praying for an increase in aliyah – the immigration of Jews from exile back to Israel, as well as for a special Intercessors For Israel prayer meeting in the north of Israel – in Karmiel – next Thursday evening. Thank you for covering these items in your prayers.

Much blessings and thanks for all of your prayers and support for this nation and this ministry.

Remember that God delights in your prayers – especially those that are in line with His will/His Word (Prov. 15:8b, 29b; 1 John 5:14-15 ).

Shabbat shalom
The IFI Team

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Inside Israel – Intercessors For Israel

Hi everyone! Thank you for coming by today, as the days draw closer to the celebration of Christ’s birth. J of Jerusalem wasn’t able to e-mail this week, but she had sent this early, for those who would like to know specifically how and what to pray for Israel. God bless you always!

International Prayer Conference
Jerusalem, January 24th – 31st, 2011

If I forget you, o Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill! If I do not remember you, let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth – if I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Ps. 137:5-6

For more information and to download the 2011 IPCJ registration brochure
A New Generation of Intercessors

Intercessors for Israel would like to encourage the younger generations to “stand in the gap”. So we are looking for sponsors to help them attend the coming conference in January 2011. Please would you consider sponsoring one or more 18-30 year-old intercessors to attend?

Please contact Sonia at sonia@ifij.org.
Friday Prayer Points
10 December 2010

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We read Zephaniah 3:14-17 to start our time together.
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Sing, daughter of Zion. Shout, Israel. Be glad and rejoice with all the heart, daughter of Jerusalem. LORD [YHWH] has taken away your judgments. He has cast out your enemy. The king of Israel – LORD – is in the midst of you. You shall not see evil any more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear not, and to Zion, Let not your hands be slack. LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty. He will save, He will rejoice over you with joy. He will rest in His love. He will joy over you with singing.

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What a precious promise. We bless You as we begin to see the initial fulfillment of this coming to pass in our day.
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God, we are amazed at the fact that You are both mighty and tender.
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Blessed be the name of our God and King.
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We thank You that You have told us that You look forward to all prayers lifted up to You in the name of Your Son Yeshua (Prov. 15:8b, 29b).
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We next prayed about Israel’s water crisis.
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Abba, we thank You for the rainfall last week.

You God, sent plentiful rain, whereby You did confirm Your inheritance, when it was weary.
Psalms 68:9

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We bless You that the forecast for this weekend is for stormy weather over Israel – including snowfall on Mount Hermon.
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Lord, we have seen in the past that forecasts have not come to fulfillment because of sudden changes in the weather patterns. We plead with You to not let that happen now.
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Lord, You are the one who fed the 5,000 and the 4,000 with miraculous increase. Please do the same with whatever water Israel has or receives.
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We thank You for Israel being at the forefront of desalinization technology, but we confess that we are trusting in You and not man, to provide Israel’s water needs (Jer. 17:7-8).
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Please give to Israelis – both leaders and others – wisdom on how to use the water that You provide.

For LORD gives wisdom…knowledge and understanding.
Prov. 2:6

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It has been reported that Israel is attempting to reconcile with Turkey over the Gaza flotilla incident in late May that left 9 Turkish terrorists dead. Turkey is insisting on both an apology and compensation for the families. This would be so wrong for Israel to do – morally and politically – as well as be a very dangerous move in this rough neighborhood in which Israel has to live.
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Lord, since all Israel was doing was protecting herself, do not allow this apology to be issued.
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Harden the hearts of the Turkish leaders so that whatever Israel’s government presents them will not be enough.
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A man’s heart plans his way: but LORD directs his steps.
Proverbs 16:9

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Raise up such strong opposition to this in the cabinet, that Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu cannot go forward with this even if he wants to.
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Thank You that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has taken a strong stance against this.
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Abba, prevent Israel from putting her trust in Turkey (Isa. 30:1-3; 31:1).
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Allow truth to reign.

Judgment is turned away, and justice stands far off, for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Truth fails, and he that departs from evil makes himself a prey. LORD saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice.
Isaiah 59:14-15

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Protect Israel’s leadership from any demonic manipulation in this situation.
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We turned our attention to Israel’s current government and PM Netanyahu. Everywhere they turn, they are faced with a crisis situation: water, security, the “peace process”, preparedness for war, Iran and Islam’s continual threats, the delegitimizing of this nation’s right to exist, etc.
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Lord Yeshua, King of Israel, You see the tremendous pressure that Israel’s current leaders are facing. We lift them up to You. Strengthen, encourage and give them wisdom.
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Grace them with Your power to be all You want them to be at this time in history.
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We know that Netanyahu has “come to the kingdom for such a time as this.” (Est. 4:14b) Therefore, give him all the authority, wisdom, courage and strength he needs to do that which is pleasing in Your sight.
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We do thank You for Bibi and ask for his spiritual eyes to be opened to His Messiah.
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Hedge in the government so that they can only make decisions that are in line with Your will.
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Open their eyes to see truth from error.
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May You not have to proclaim this over them:

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!…Who justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Isaiah 5:20,23

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Make this government one which follows Your holy standards for a godly government.

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the power? Do good, and you shall have praise of the same. For he is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid, for he bears not the sword in vain. For he is the minister of God, an avenger to execute wrath upon him that does evil.
Romans 13:3-4

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Gaza and it’s Hamas overlords, are becoming a more dangerous threat as the missiles and mortars that are fired from there increase. There is now talk of Israel needing to go back in and deal with Hamas.
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Abba, comfort and heal the Israeli who was seriously injured by another attack from Gaza yesterday.
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Enable this to be a wake up call to both government and people that we just cannot allow the situation in Gaza to fester like we are doing now.
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We bless You for Your continued divine protect over this land (Jer. 31:10).
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Give the IDF wisdom and a plan on how to deal with Hamas.

Jericho was tightly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. LORD said unto Joshua, “I have given into your hand Jericho, the king, and the mighty men of valor.”
Josh. 6:1-2

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Direct Israel to a cautious but aggressive response to these attacks and even allow her to pre-empt further attacks.
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Use the IDF to terrorize the terrorists (Rom. 13:3-4).
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Protect all the IDF patrols along the Gaza border. Give them discernment.
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Prevent any successful kidnapping attempts of IDF soldiers.
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Give to the IDF’s new Chief of Staff, Yoav Galant, the spirit of a warrior and a love for Israel.
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Set Gilad Shalit free physically – and save him.

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me; because LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the meek. He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, the opening of the prison to them that are bound.
Isaiah 61:1

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Last week’s fire on Mt. Carmel showed this nation, and her enemies, Israel’s weakness in dealing with major fires on the home front. This is a strategic danger that must be dealt with quickly and with much wisdom.
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Lord, thank You for this wake-up call.
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Stir up the government to do something about this – now.
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Instead of playing the blame-game, bring Israel’s leaders into unity to deal with this.
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Confuse any plans of the enemy to take advantage of this.

Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
Psa. 129:5

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Hizbullah in Lebanon has amassed a huge missile arsenal. Give the IDF Your plan on how to deal with them and destroy their weapons (Isa. 54:17).
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Iran talked with the five UN Security Council nations plus Germany this past week. And that is all they did – talk. They plan to meet to talk some more next month. And this is seen as a positive step in the prevention of Iran developing a nuclear weapon. What more proof do we need to see that most of the world is deceived because of turning away from God and His solutions.
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…because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved…God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie…
2 Thess. 2:10b-11

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Abba, we have asked You to arise and scatter Your enemies (Psa. 68:1). And it seems that You are doing just that.
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We thank You for the continuing shaking of Iran – economically, physically and spiritually.
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Continue to divide their leadership.

Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Psa. 55:9

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If You are going to use Israel to strike at Iran (Jer. 51:20), then give her leaders wisdom concerning Your timing and method.
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Protect us from the reaction in the aftermath of an Israeli attack.
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Thank You that WikiLeaks exposed what the Arab leaders really think about Iran – their fear and hatred of her – and their desire that either America or Israel to take care of her.
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We bless You for saving multitudes of Iranians and we bless them out of Zion (Psa. 134:3).
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Anoint them to know how to intercede for their nation at this crucial time.
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Expose all of Iran’s schemes and demonic plans.
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Protect Israeli spies or informants.
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Place in their hands accurate information to pass on to Israel.

Genesis 45 is part of this Shabbat’s Torah portion. This is where Joseph tells all his Egyptian servants to leave the room, and then reveals himself to his brothers. This is a type of Yeshua revealing Himself to His Jewish brothers in the last days. We used this to pray for Israel’s salvation.

Thank you for continuing to maintain your place on Jerusalem’s walls.

Shabbat shalom from Zion,
The IFI Team

But the end of all things is at hand:
be therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
1 Peter 4:7

Inside Israel

Praying for each of you as you join me today for a look inside Israel. J of Jerusalem brings us her observations as only she can, a believer who trusts God in the land He promised.  God bless you as you read the following and trust in His promises too.

“Shma Yisroel, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Ahad!”  “Hear o Israel…The Lord our God…The Lord is One!”

I walked outside with Gila, our dog, this morning at 5am and the air pulsed with the sound of the Moslem call to prayer.  It is Ramadan; the Moslem month of fasting (from dawn until dusk) prayer, repentance and meditation.

At sunrise, I walked toward the bus for our 6:30 ifi prayer meeting, just as the shofarim (the rams horns) are sounding in synagogues, calling Jews to prayer, reading of scriptures and meditation as we are in the month of Elul, the Jewish month of deep reflection before God and repentance.

I ride the bus with Moslems and Jews as I make my way to prayer meeting, listening…listening to the sounds and wondering as each people, fighting from the womb, seek peace, peace within and peace with God, and some…even peace with each other.  Our first topic for prayer today is salvation; first we pray for the Jews.  Next we pray for the Moslems.

I leave for work and am on the bus when the 7am news begins.  ‘Peace talks are to begin this coming Thursday.’  The US President Obama is determined.  Everybody on the bus cringes.  Without exception peace talks have produced blood baths here in our streets, not usually, but 100% of the time.  Not just for the 16 years that we have been here, but for the 46 years before…and throughout history.

I have not spoken much of the situations here in the middle east for awhile.  The emails that I get seem to reflect the fact that most of you receive plenty of reports and commentary from other believers in the region and one more does not add that much to your insight in prayer and understanding, but today I ‘heard’ such a call…a ‘reminder’ if you will…that the current events, the daily events and the spiritual events that take place here are as much intertwined today as they were throughout recorded scripture.  And surely that is the point…we are living the continuance of recorded scripture here.

I’ve written twice now about the dream that I had in 1988 concerning Iran.   Back then, both the thought that Iran would have world wide influence or that we would be living here were extremely remote.

Shma Yisroel, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Ahad!” “Hear o Israel…The Lord our God…The Lord is One!” This is the main foundational prayer in Judaism.  HEAR! I listen.  Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears.  Open my ears, Lord, that I may hear.  Open the ears of my heart, Lord, that I might be attentive.  Let me hearken: ‘this is the way, walk ye in it.’  I listen to the shofarim and to the chants from the Moslem minaret.  Each calling to different, opposing God/gods.  A call to battle.  A call to preparation.  The call gets louder.

The sun has fully risen and the ‘calls’ fade into the din of increasing traffic and the movement of people and goods.  That represents well my personal battle…my ears are sharpened to Him in the morning but often seem to grow dull through out the day, worn down by the day’s noise and demands.  But the call is surely becoming louder and more urgent.  Certainly the days for which He has trained us are approaching rapidly…and are even here.

May we pray, using the ears of our hearts filled with His Spirit in these days ahead.  Those of you who have been called to pray for and or stand with Israel, may you each stand the ground He has given you to take, and not be turned aside.  I write with deep love for Him and for you.  For those of you who use them and don’t get them directly, here are the Friday morning ifi prayer points.  Lovingly, your sis

Friday Prayer Points

27 August 2010

1. We used selected verses from this Shabbat’s prophetic reading (Isaiah 60:1-22), as an encouragement to praise our God. Please note that this chapter specifically speaks to Israel as she is in the process of being restored from the nations and then saved.

·         Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of LORD [YHWH] is risen upon you. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but LORD shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you. And the Gentiles/nations shall come to your light… Lift up your eyes round about, and see…Your sons shall come from far, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side. Then you shall see, and… your heart shall fear… [because] the forces [or “wealth”] of the Gentiles shall come unto you… they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall show forth the praises of LORD.

Therefore, these gentiles must be Christians – because only they would show forth the praises of LORD.

·         For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish. Yes, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

·         Violence shall be heard no more in your land, nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.

·         …LORD shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended. Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land forever…that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I LORD will hasten it in his time.

·         How wonderful to have our eyes opened to see so much of this prophecy coming to pass just as You said it would.

·         If you are so faithful to Your promises to this people – while they are still in unbelief – how much more will You watch over Your word to those of us who believe.

·         Precious Lord, we bless You from Your holy city of Jerusalem.

2. We are in the month of Ellul, the month of repentance according to Judaism. It is a great time to intercede for the salvation of the children of Israel.

·         Your people also shall be all righteous…that I may be glorified.

Isaiah 60:21

·         Abba, we ask for multitudes of Jews to have the veil removed – that they might become righteous in Messiah Yeshua – so that You might be glorified.

·         We bless You that you have made Yeshua to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Cor. 5:21b)

·         Lord, as many Orthodox attend services every morning this month and listen to the sound of the shofar, open their spiritual eyes to see Messiah Yeshua.

·         Save all remaining Holocaust survivors. Use believers – especially descendents of those who persecuted them – to provoke them to jealousy (Isaiah 60:14).

·         Yeshua, meet with many of Israel’s soldiers as they guard this nation.

·         Touch the youth of this nation. Pluck out a significant remnant for Your holy name’s sake.

·         And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, says LORD. As for Me, this is My covenant with them…My spirit that is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed’s seed, says LORD, from now and forever.

Isaiah 59:20-21

Redeem the unsaved loved ones of Messianic Jews.

3. As this is also the Islamic month of Ramadan, we prayed for Moslem salvations.

·         We ask for a harvest of Israeli Arab Moslems.

·         Send workers into the Moslem harvest fields.

The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest.

Matt. 9:37-38

·         Thank You for the work You are doing among many Islamic groups and nations. Increase the ex-Moslem Church exponentially over this Ramadan.

·         Save many Palestinians and turn them into on fire Christian Zionists!

·         Use Iranian believers to reach out to Iranian Moslems with the good news of Messiah.

·         While Moslems are fasting during the days of Ramadan, reveal Yourself.

·         Walk among the Moslems who go up to the Temple Mount today and do all of the ritual prayers. Surprise some of them with an experience of Yourself.

·         After this I looked, and, behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and families, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palms in their hands. They cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God who sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

Rev. 7:9-10

4. On September 2nd direct “peace” talks are suppose to start between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in Washington, DC, under the auspices of the Obama administration. Already there are signs that absolutely nothing will be accomplished – and that is good for both Israel and the nations who are pushing us to divide God’s land.

·         For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for My people and for My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and divided My land.

Joel 3:1-2

·         Lord, the noose is tightening around the neck of Israel. We are being told that we must – for the sake of “world peace,” – divide our inheritance with a people who refuse to even recognize us as the Jewish State.

LORD, it is nothing with You to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power. Help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; let not man prevail against You.

2 Chr. 14:11

·         If it had not been LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say… when men rose up against us: then they had swallowed us up quick…Then the waters had overwhelmed us… Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. Blessed be LORD, who has not given us as a prey to their teeth. Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Psalms 124:1-8

·         We do thank You that according to King David in this Psalm, You are on Israel’s side – as we say so!

·         Break this snare that the nations are setting for Israel’s negotiators – especially our Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.

·         Help Bibi to trust and look to You more than to trust and look to the nations – especially America with its current administration.

·         We ask for a strong anointing on Bibi and his negotiating team to not be manipulated or deceived by anything that happens in these talks (Num. 23:23).

·         Instead, give Netanyahu supernatural clarity and insight to avoid all of the snares that will be set before him.

·         Continue to harden the already hard hearts of the PA leadership. Let Obama and his team see that they are being unreasonable and not willing to compromise one iota.

·         Wake up the believers in America to the grave danger their current political leadership is leading them into and encourage them to stand in the gap for their nation and its relationship to Your nation Israel.

I sought for a man…that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Therefore…have consumed them with the fire of My wrath…

Ezek. 22:30-31b

·         For thus says LORD of hosts; After the glory has He sent Me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that touches you touches the apple of His eye.

Zech. 2:8

5. Israel’s security was the next topic of prayer this morning. First – Iran.

·         LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me… they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

Psalms 27:1-3

·         Abba, You see what is happening in Iran. Arise and defend us from this threat from the Spirit of Persia.

·         Shake Iran spiritually by continuing to save multitudes.

And I will set My throne in Elam [ancient Persia]

Jer. 49:38a

·         Shake Iran politically and divide their current leadership.

and will destroy from [Elam] the king and the princes, says LORD.

Jer. 49:38b

·         Shake Iran physically and send stronger earthquakes – especially in the areas where they have built their centrifuges and at Bushehr, where their first nuclear plant is being filled.

·         Anoint Israel’s spies inside Iran to obtain accurate and up-to-date intelligence information.

·         Lord, show us how to pray into the current Middle East situation where now almost every nation wants to have nuclear energy – Egypt, Jordan even Lebanon and others.

6. Next, we prayed into the security situation in the North with Hizbullah and its hold on Lebanon. If Hizbullah is revealed as the organization that assassinated former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri, there will be chaos and bloodshed as they will try to divert attention away from themselves – and focus either on Israel or internally against others in Lebanon.

·         Have mercy on Lebanon and remove from them their Islamic overlords.

·         Cause the truth to come to light from the UN tribunal investigating the assassination.

·         Remember the prayers of multitudes of Your people for Israel’s safety from a threat from this direction.

Let the priests, ministers of LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare Your people, O LORD, and give not Your heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the people, Where is their God?  Then will LORD be jealous for His land, and pity His people… I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate…

Joel 2:17-20

·         Throw Israel’s enemies into confusion – whether Hamas in the south, or Hizbullah in the north, or Syria and Iran.

Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Psalms 55:9

Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

Psalms 129:5

·         Do not allow the confusion of the IDF’s current Chief of Staff being on his way out and the next CoS already being named cause confusion in the ranks of Israel’s army.

·         Help Gabi Ashkenazi [current CoS] and Yoav Galant [next CoS] work well together and to have a smooth transition.

·         With the IDF seemingly having two heads for the next several months, do not allow them to be double-minded!

·         Keep all of our soldiers alert and able to discern any potential and real threats – to either themselves or this nation.

We finished by praying for aliyah – the immigration of the Jews in exile back to the land of their forefathers – the land which God has promised to them over 200 times in Scriptures. We are seeing an incredible miracle as the living God fulfills His word – which He spoke into existence over 2500 years ago.

Moreover the word of LORD came unto me, saying,
Jeremiah, what do you see?
I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.
Then said LORD unto me, You have well seen:
for I will watch over My word to perform it.

Jeremiah 1:11-12

Shabbat shalom and blessings from Zion,
The IFI team

ani b’derek

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