The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

What is the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem?

On the first Sunday of every October, hundreds of millions of people around the world join together to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. In just a few years, this event has quickly become the largest Israel-focused prayer event in history. But why set aside this day each year to pray for Jerusalem?

Purpose

We set aside this one day each year to raise global awareness and intercession for G-d’s purposes in Israel, knowing that this hour in history is critical and our authority in prayer is great. Though we pray every day for Israel, we seek on this day to unite believers around the world in raising a cry to Heaven on behalf of this troubled, but strategic land and its people. We believe in G-d’s promises for His beloved nation and fervently pray to hasten the day when He brings fulfillment to His word. (Read more).

Isaiah 62:6-7

I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence,

And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Why Stand with Israel?

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Israel is a land about which G-d says – uniquely, prophetically, redemptively, and repeatedly in the Bible – “This is Mine.” G-d refers to Israel as He does to no other land on Earth. Israel was raised up to be a light to the Gentiles.

The Church at its inception was virtually entirely Jewish, and it remained so until the Gospel began to spread. Ultimately, the Gospel spread to Antioch – where the first Gentile congregation began – the base from which the Gospel spread into all the world.

In the book of Romans, chapters 9 through 11, the Apostle Paul deals with the question of the Jews in G-d’s providence and purpose. These three chapters virtually stand alone, within the whole of the Bible, as an elaboration of the theology of G-d’s dealing with Jews. The Jews were the “first fruit” … the “first people” (through Abraham) to understand a covenant G-d. They then relayed the riches of that truth to the world, and through their agency, the Messiah came into the world. The Word of G-d calls Jews the “root” and Gentiles the “branches.” We’re reminded that while “because of unbelief, some of them were broken off and you stand by faith,” we are not to become haughty but to fear: “For if G-d did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.” When the fullness of the Gentiles is completed, “all Israel will be saved.” (ch. 11:16-27) (Read more)

Psalm 122:6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

Love in Yeshua,

 

Cynthia

 

Vision: Israel Through the Lens

Last night the Father reminded me of the dream/vision I received sometime in 2011 as I was praying what to do about the confusion on Israel. When I woke up this morning, the Holy Spirit prompted me to write about this.

The Lord started giving me dreams, visions, words on Israel around 2009 after I heard His voice in December 2008, in a dream or night vision saying, “As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you.” (The audible voice sounded as John described in Revelation like the sound of many waters). But it was in 2011 when the frequency of dreams and visions increased that I began to seek and understand what He was trying to tell me. One of those dreams I had was about seeing the vision through the lens.

In the dream I saw vividly very beautiful flowers in vibrant yellow, something I’ve never seen or perhaps won’t really see in this world.  The vast array was glorious and heavenly. It was impressed in the dream that what I saw was someone’s vision and I heard this, “To see correctly, the vision must be seen through the lens.”

The message in the dream puzzled me for months until I read in the book ‘Praying for Israel’s Destiny,’ what James W. Goll said:

“If you want to have an accurate perception of life, Scripture and God’s purposes in the Earth- especially in the days before Christ returns- you must have God’s vision. You must see through God’s eyes and then hold dear to your heart the things closest to the heart of God. Since Israel is at the center of God’s vision, we will need to see through the lens of Israel’s destiny if we are to see correctly and clearly…” (emphasis added). Read the entire excerpt on Amazon.

On a side note, I bought James Goll’s books because of the vision I had of him during prayer. It was in one of my prayers about what God was doing to me and trying to tell me in the many dreams and visions He was giving me constantly that I saw James Goll with shelves of books behind him. Immediately the impression was that the Holy Spirit was telling me to read his books. Amazingly, this man of God discuss in his books many of the messages I received on the Prophetic, Israel, and Prayer and Intercession.

The Lord also prompted me this morning to check on another man of God, Derek Prince, who, throughout his solid years in ministry during his lifetime, saw Israel and the Church in the right and Biblical perspective. I am astounded by another confirmation of what it is about seeing the vision through the lens. His book entitled “The Destiny of Israel and the Church” depicts this image.

The Destiny of Israel

Excerpt

(Below is from a PDF file. Just google to get the link to the file and read the whole excerpt)

The Focus of World Attention

“Why is Israel the focus of attention in the world’s
media? Why do pragmatic and statesmanlike
world leaders erupt with emotional outbursts when
Israel is discussed? Why does the United Nations devote 30
percent of its time and one-third of its resolutions to Israel—a
tiny country with a population of only five million?
There is only one source for a clear and authoritative
answer: the Bible. Although it was completely written almost
two thousand years before the current problems in the Middle
East arose, the Bible provides a supernaturally inspired
analysis of both the issues and the forces that are involved.
Israel occupies a unique place in the current
controversies, because the place that Israel occupies in God’s
purposes is likewise unique. God’s prophetic Word reveals
that this present age will culminate with the restoration and
redemption of Israel. The nearer we come to the close of the
age, therefore, the more intense will be the pressures
surrounding Israel.

These events that center on Israel will also determine the
destiny of Satan, the age-old adversary of God and man. In
2 Corinthians 4:4 Satan is called “the god of this age.” He is
well aware that when Israel’s redemption is completed and
this age closes, he will no longer be able to pose as a god. He
will be stripped of his power to deceive and manipulate
humanity and will be subject to the judgment of God.
Consequently, he is at this time deploying all his deceptive
strategy and exercising all his evil power to resist the process
that will lead to Israel’s restoration and ultimate redemption.
Here, then, are the two main spiritual forces that meet in
conflict over the Middle East: on the one hand, the grace of
God working toward Israel’s restoration; and on the other
hand, the deceitful strategies of Satan, who is opposing this
process by every means in his power. This is the real but
invisible reason for the struggles and tensions which Israel is
currently experiencing.

A major part of Satan’s strategy against Israel has been
to obscure the truth as revealed in the Bible. It is amazing
that so much confusion has existed, and still exists, in the
church today concerning God’s purposes for Israel. The
battle for Israel is, in fact, the battle for truth. There are two
vital areas of truth that we will consider in this book: Israel’s
identity and Israel’s destiny. After we have examined these,
we must consider whether the destiny of Israel also sheds
light on the destiny of the church. Finally, we will discuss the
responsibility of the church toward Israel in this hour of
crisis…

Essential truth is usually simple. And the truth is, Israel
is Israel, and the church is the church.
To recover the truth about the identity of Israel it is
necessary to go back to the actual text of the New Testament
and see how the apostles used the term Israel. This is the
only legitimate basis for a scripturally accurate use of this
term. Ever since the canon of Scripture was closed, no
subsequent writer or preacher has been authorized to change
the usage established by the apostolic writers of the New
Testament. Any writer or preacher who introduces a different
application of the term Israel forfeits the right to claim
scriptural authority for what he or she has to say about Israel.

I have discovered seventy-nine instances in the New
Testament where the words Israel or Israelite occur.* After
examining them all, I conclude that the apostles never used
Israel as a synonym for the church.
Nor does the phrase the new Israel occur anywhere in
the New Testament. Preachers who use that phrase should
take care to define their use of it. They should also state that
it is not found in the Bible.”

I don’t, at this point, want to add more to the writers’ words. They both eloquently explained the destiny of Israel and the church and so I recommend the readers who want to see the truth in the right perspective, to read the books. You may also visit their websites and search on Israel topics.

Finally, I emphasize that the ultimate source of truth is the Bible and so read it over, asking the Holy Spirit to show you the truth from His point.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls,
Prosperity within your palaces.”

With love, in Yeshua,

Cynthia

 

 

 

On Praying for Israel

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Since walking in fellowship with the Lord, asking Him what is in His heart so I could pray in agreement with Him about an issue has been my way of praying. Yesterday, before going to the Monday prayer and intercession for Israel, I asked Him what was in His heart that He wanted me to share with the intercessors. The Holy Spirit whispered in my heart this word:

13 “Oh, that My people would listen to Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!
14 I would soon subdue their enemies,
And turn My hand against their adversaries.

Psalm 81 is a call to repentance. While it is not wrong to pray for the many issues affecting Israel especially the issue of security in the midst of all the threats to the nation’s very existence (and praise Him for answering those prayers), God wants us to remember to pray for the most important one – Israel’s repentance and for the Jews to acknowledge and receive Yeshua as their Messiah.

Israel has fallen into apostasy. Many are caught in religious traditions that have nothing to do with God and His Word. Others simply do not believe that God exists. Praise Him though, for the many Jews who believe in Yeshua their Messiah. May the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob increase their number.

In view of the above, here are some thoughts for the Christians regarding Israel:

To the Christians who supposedly love Israel, express that love by praying for the Jews. Attending pro-Israel gatherings and supporting everything Israel on social media are not in themselves true expression of that love if you do not also pray for them.

Going back to Hebraic roots to the extent of copying Israel’s religious traditions, becoming more Jewish than the Jews, is not the right way to support Israel. It may, in fact, put you in danger of going back to the bondage of the law. Sadly, many have fallen into that trap.

Those Christians who believe that Israel lost her status as God’s chosen nation because of disobedience  and so do not believe in supporting and praying for her, consider the word of the Lord through Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 31:31-38

31 “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,[a] says the Lord. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

35 Thus says the Lord,
Who gives the sun for a light by day,
The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,
Who disturbs the sea,
And its waves roar
(The Lord of hosts is His name):

36 “If those ordinances depart
From before Me, says the Lord,
Then the seed of Israel shall also cease
From being a nation before Me forever.”

37 Thus says the Lord:

“If heaven above can be measured,
And the foundations of the earth searched out beneath,
I will also cast off all the seed of Israel
For all that they have done, says the Lord.

38 “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that the city shall be built for the Lord from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate. 39 The surveyor’s line shall again extend straight forward over the hill Gareb; then it shall turn toward Goath. 40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the Brook Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be holy to the Lord. It shall not be plucked up or thrown down anymore forever.”

In all our praying and standing for Israel, let us consider God’s heart and agree with His plans and purposes.

Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia

The Bilderberg Doctrine (A New World Order Agenda): A Dream

I was reading this article from the Prophecy News Watch, “Palestinian Leadership Hijack Christianity: Jesus Declared a Palestinian“, which then reminded me of the dream I had last year. I checked my notes and alas, the dream was on Dec. 9, 2013, around the Christmas season. Since we are still in the Christmas season this year, which the Lord spoke to me and kept me awake all night of Dec. 21 by the way, that “Christmas is an abomination” (I’ll write on this separately), I felt the nudge to publish the dream. Below is what I wrote over a year ago.

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“Today, Dec 9, 2013, I have this very vivid dream and it was 3:00 a.m. when I woke up from it. There was a symposium in the university I was going to in this dream (the same university I graduated from), about something that the the global powers were introducing to the school system. I saw on the stage a picture of the Holy Family together with other saintly men on either side. The image was similar to the Christmas Nativity except that there was no manger and the child was no baby anymore. Below the image was this caption: “For the Promotion of Christ and Family.” The “Christ” was in italics. Below the caption was a big, oblong logo with the words boldly written “Bilderberg Doctrine.”

I knew very well in the dream that it was about the Antichrist, in fact, I looked at “Christ” intently as I suspected it could really be “Antichrist.” Since I saw only “Christ,” I thought, “What a deception, using religion and family to promote their agenda!” I looked around and saw how everybody was so ignorant believing that it was a noble cause to promote Christ and Family as a means to unite the world when this is obviously the cause of the satanic elite, the Bilderberg Group, to bring in the New World Order. I felt bad as I knew how the people have been so conditioned to accept the Beast System. I looked at one woman who has the handouts smiling as she was talking to another. I thought to myself that these people already have the Mark of the Beast so that the physical mark may not really be necessary anymore. I also thought and felt sad that the implementation of the Bilderberg Doctrine was very effective as they introduced it through the educational system, making it a part of the curriculum. As I watched the whole scene from the back were I was seated, I felt so alone and knew that anytime soon I would be singled out and perhaps expelled from school as I won’t submit to this doctrine. (Note: I am not familiar with the Bilderberg group and have no idea what their plans really are but I do know that this group is composed of those elites who I believe are members of the Illuminati and that they run the world behind the scene).

Then I was back in the classroom. I listened to my Muslim classmate talked to another classmate who was not a Muslim. They were both excited, praising the University President who is able to promote unity among students and professors of diverse ethnicity and religion in the campus, particularly between Muslims and Christians. My heart was very heavy because I knew that the One World Government was now in force and I felt very alone.”

This dream now reminds me of another dream I just had 3 days ago. On the night of Dec. 26, I prayed fervently, asking God to show me anything that’s coming in 2015. Around 4:00 a.m. of Dec. 27 I woke up to this dream:

“I was in a building that seems to be in its early construction as there were yet no walls around it. I was there with some others and we were trying to hide from the authorities who were rounding up Christians and taking them captive. I was going up and down, trying to find some place to hide. As I found no safe place, I ran outside and went to a one-storey building. A guy was already in there hiding. Others followed and while we were trying to lock the door the captors came and shouted, “Every body in the Synagogue come out!” I thought, “So this place is a Synagogue.” Then I realized that both Christians and Jews were their targets.”

Many are aware that there is already a growing persecution of Christians especially in the Middle East. Jews are also being attacked even in their Synagogues. Will the persecution spread and increase in 2015? I am not sure and this is a topic of its own so I digress.

In view of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis here in the Philippines, I believe that these dreams are very timely for one of his goals in coming to the country is to promote unity among the different religions. See here.

The true Church knows what these things mean. As we stand firm in the Truth in the midst of the ever increasing apostasy in the Body, we will soon be the target of persecution; for in these days we are the new radical extremists and bigots who don’t belong to the new world of unity and tolerance.

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy[a] to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man. (Luke 21:36)

Brothers and sisters, let us “work out our salvation with fear and trembling for it is God who works in us both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” (Phil. 2:12-13)

Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia

Standing with God on Israel!

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Yes, I am standing with God on His established plans and purposes for Israel! That should get to every reader’s heart and mind that what I am standing with Israel about is not political but rather Biblical and spiritual. This is how the Lord answered my question about how I should let the critics and naysayers know what I am really standing with and for Israel.

It was a few Sundays ago that while I was listening to the Messianic Pastor preached about God’s will and purposes for raising up Jacob/Israel that the Holy Spirit gently spoke that what was written on stage that says: “We Stand with Israel Now and Forever” should be “We Stand with God on Israel…”

Israel is the apple of His eye, whether we like it or not. It is His Word and no one has the right to twist its meaning although as children of God by adoption through the blood of the Messiah, we also become the apple of His eye. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel who is also my God is not shortsighted. He saw the end from the beginning. He is not surprised that Israel didn’t recognize the Messiah when He came, rejected Him and caused Him to be crucified; and He’s not surprised that many Jews still don’t recognize Him to this day. Didn’t He Himself cause them to be blind? Yes, He made them blind so that salvation would reach the gentiles. Now many of the gentile believers who call themselves Christians have also become blind that they do not see that their salvation by grace isn’t meant to replace Israel in His established plan for humanity. Many Christians are so blind that they so believe that they have replaced Israel in the heart of God. If that was God’s intention, to remove Israel and turn His heart to the gentiles, then He should have sent Jesus/Yeshua as a gentile and not a Jew. He would have been born outside of Israel and would not have been a Jewish Rabbi.

Furthermore and most importantly, the Father who revealed these things to me is not powerless to act on His Word so powerfully spoken in Ezekiel 36. Who dare say that the Word of the Lord here is not literal but only symbolic and applicable to the “spiritual Israel” and does not apply to the Land and people of Israel today? If you have no reverence for Him and His Word, then go ahead and interpret it the way you want it. But this is the basis for everyone who wants to stand with Israel. You must stand with God on His plans and purposes for Israel. Your prayer and intercession must be directed towards this end. If your standing for Israel is merely political and for the hype of it, forget it for you will only be frustrated and angry. Stand with God on Israel, stand with His Word. Remind Him day and night of His covenant with them, His promises for them and His purposes for them, for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ whom the Christian Church is waiting hinges on the Jews’ acceptance and acknowledgment of Him as their promised King and Messiah.

Matthew 23:38-39

38 Look! God is abandoning your house to you, leaving it desolate.[a] 39 For I tell you, from now on, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of Adonai.’

Pay close attention to His message as you read Ezekiel 36. All the unbelieving Christian’s accusation of today’s Israel is addressed by the Lord clearly so that you have no excuse for denying Israel.

Ezekiel 36

36 “Now you, human being, prophesy to the mountains of Isra’el. Say: ‘Mountains of Isra’el, hear the message from Adonai. Adonai Elohim says: “The enemy is boasting over you, ‘Ha! Even the ancient high places are ours now!’ ” ’ Therefore prophesy, and say that Adonai Elohim says, ‘Because they desolated you and swallowed you up from every side, so that the other nations could take possession of you; and now people are gossiping about you and slandering you; therefore, mountains of Isra’el, hear the message of Adonai Elohim this is what Adonai Elohim says to the mountains and hills, the streams and valleys, the desolate wastes and the abandoned cities, now preyed on and derided by the other surrounding nations — therefore this is what Adonai Elohim says: “In the heat of my jealousy I speak against the other nations and all of Edom, since, rejoicing with all their heart, they have arrogated my land to themselves as a possession and, with utter contempt, seized it as prey.”’

“Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Isra’el, and say to the mountains, the hills, the streams and the valleys that Adonai Elohim says this: ‘I speak in my jealousy and fury, because you have endured being shamed by the nations. Therefore thus says Adonai Elohim: “I have raised my hand and sworn that the nations surrounding you will bear their shame. But you, mountains of Isra’el, you will sprout your branches and bear your fruit for my people Isra’el, who will soon return. I am here for you, and I will turn toward you; then you will be tilled and sown; 10 and I will multiply your population, all the house of Isra’el, all of it. The cities will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. 11 I will multiply both the human and animal populations, they will increase and be productive; and I will cause you to be inhabited as you were before — indeed, I will do you more good than before; and you will know that I am Adonai. 12 I will cause people to walk on you, my people Isra’el; they will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; never again will you make them childless.” 13 Adonai Elohim says, “Because they say to you, ‘Land, you devour people and make your nations childless,’ 14 therefore you will no longer devour people, and you will not make your nations childless any more,” says Adonai Elohim. 15 “I will not permit the nations to shame you, or the peoples to reproach you any longer; and you will no more cause your nations to stumble,” says Adonai Elohim.’”

16 The word of Adonai came to me: 17 “Human being, when the house of Isra’el lived in their own land, they defiled it by their manner of life and their actions; their way before me was like the uncleanness of niddah. 18 Therefore I poured out my fury on them, because of the blood they had shed in the land and because they defiled it with their idols. 19 I scattered them among the nations and dispersed them throughout the countries; I judged them in keeping with their manner of life and actions. 20 When they came to the nations they were going to, they profaned my holy name; so that people said of them, ‘These are Adonai’s people, who have been exiled from his land.’ 21 But I am concerned about my holy name, which the house of Isra’el is profaning among the nations where they have gone.

22 “Therefore tell the house of Isra’el that Adonai Elohim says this: ‘I am not going to do this for your sake, house of Isra’el, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have been profaning among the nations where you went. 23 I will set apart my great name to be regarded as holy, since it has been profaned in the nations — you profaned it among them. The nations will know that I am Adonai,’ says Adonai Elohim, ‘when, before their eyes, I am set apart through you to be regarded as holy.

24 For I will take you from among the nations,
gather you from all the countries,
and return you to your own soil.
25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you,
and you will be clean;
I will cleanse you from all your uncleanness
and from all your idols.
26 I will give you a new heart
and put a new spirit inside you;
I will take the stony heart out of your flesh
and give you a heart of flesh.
27 I will put my Spirit inside you
and cause you to live by my laws,
respect my rulings and obey them.
28 You will live in the land I gave to your ancestors.
You will be my people,
and I will be your God.
29 I will save you from all your uncleanliness.
I will summon the grain and increase it,
and not send famine against you.
30 I will multiply the yield of fruit from the trees
and increase production in the fields,
so that you never again suffer the reproach
of famine among the nations.
31 Then you will remember your evil ways
and your actions that were not good;
as you look at yourselves, you will loathe yourselves
for your guilt and disgusting practices.
32 Understand,’ says Adonai Elohim,
‘that I am not doing this for your sake.
Instead, be ashamed and dismayed for your ways,
house of Isra’el.’

33 Adonai Elohim says, ‘When the day comes for me to cleanse you from all your guilt, I will cause the cities to be inhabited and the ruins to be rebuilt. 34 The land that was desolate will be tilled, whereas formerly it lay desolate for all passing by to see. 35 Then they will say, “The land that used to be desolate has become like Gan-‘Eden, and the cities formerly ruined, abandoned and wasted have been fortified and are inhabited!” 36 Then the nations around you that remain will know that I, Adonai, have rebuilt the ruins and replanted what was abandoned. I, Adonai, have spoken; and I will do it.’

37 Adonai Elohim says, ‘In addition, I will let the house of Isra’el pray to me to do this for them: to increase their numbers like sheep — 38 like flocks of sheep for sacrifices, like the flocks of sheep in Yerushalayim at its designated times, in this degree will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am Adonai.’”

God is in the business of removing the veil from the eyes of both the Jews and the gentiles. For the Jews, that they will recognize Yeshua as the Messiah; and for the gentiles, that we will see and understand that our own place in His family is not to replace them but to provoke them to jealousy so that they will see their Messiah through us.

For the faithful watchmen and intercessors, click here for the Praise Report from the IFI.

For those who believe in their role of upholding Israel in prayer, I am inviting you to join the global Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem on Oct. 5, 2014. You can pray alone or in groups. I suggest the prayer points listed in the previous article, “How to Pray for Israel;” or you may go to the DPPJ website. In all your praying, pray as the Spirit leads.

Psalm 122

(0) A song of ascents. By David:

(1) I was glad when they said to me,
“The house of Adonai! Let’s go!”
Our feet were already standing
at your gates, Yerushalayim.

Yerushalayim, built as a city
fostering friendship and unity.

The tribes have gone up there, the tribes of Adonai,
as a witness to Isra’el,
to give thanks to the name of Adonai.
For there the thrones of justice were set up,
the thrones of the house of David.

Pray for shalom in Yerushalayim;
may those who love you prosper.
May shalom be within your ramparts,
prosperity in your palaces.

For the sake of my family and friends, I say,
Shalom be within you!”
For the sake of the house of Adonai our God,
I will seek your well-being.

Philippians 1:9-11

And this is my prayer: that your love may more and more overflow in fullness of knowledge and depth of discernment, 10 so that you will be able to determine what is best and thus be pure and without blame for the Day of the Messiah, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Yeshua the Messiah — to the glory and praise of God.

Love in Yeshua,

 

Cynthia

How to Pray for Israel- Regardless of Israel’s Political Situation

Psalm 122:6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.

Isaiah 62:6-7

I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
They shall never hold their peace day or night.
You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent,
And give Him no rest till He establishes
And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

This is from the Intercessors for Israel (IFI):

  1. Introduction: Considering that the current crisis and the headlines in and about Israel change very rapidly, how can we consistently intercede and know we are hitting God’s target?
  2. First, here are two basic foundations for effective intercession:
    1. We pray according to God’s Word because it is only as we pray according to His will that we are confident that He hears and answers – in His timing:

      And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask any thing according to His will, He hears us. [The Greek “hears” indicates listening with an intent to act on what is said.] And if we know that He hears us… we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.

      1 John 5:14-15

      Why can we have this confidence in His Word? Because, God is not a man that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good? (Num. 23:19)

      God also states, So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it (Isa. 55:11). See also Psalm 119:89, Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 24:35, etc.

    2. Our goal is the sanctification of God’s name. In Hebraic/biblical thought, name equals essential nature or reputation. This is the foundation for what the Lord is doing today in Israel, in the Church and in our personal lives.Tanach [Old Testament] saints had this as one of the basic goals of their prayers. After Israel sinned by demanding a human king, Samuel exhorted the people saying, Fear not. You have done all this wickedness, yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart…For the LORD will not forsake His people for His great name’s sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you His people. Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you (1 Sam. 12:20,22-23a).The Psalms use this foundational concept frequently.

      Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name. Deliver us, and purge away our sins, for Your name’s sake. Why should the gentiles say, Where is their God?

      Psa. 79:9-10a; cp. 115:1-3

      The most important and relevant chapter relating to Israel’s restoration today is Ezekiel 36. Concerning Israel’s return, God says, I am not doing this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the gentiles, where you went. And I will sanctify My great name, which was profaned among the gentiles, which you have profaned in the midst of them; and the gentiles shall know that I am the LORD…when I shall be sanctified in you [Israel] before their eyes (Ezek. 36:22-23).

      Messiah Yeshua undrstood this biblical concept of seeking God’s glory first, so He commands us, After this manner therefore pray. Our Father in heaven, hallowed [sanctified] be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Matt. 6:9-10). Yeshua is saying that one of the ways in which God’s name will be sanctified/glorified is by His will being done on earth. And that is what we see in the situations concerning Israel today.

  3. As we see what God is accomplishing in and through Israel, then we can accurately pray about current issues.What is God’s ultimate goal?

    For the earth [to] be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

    Hab. 2:14

    When will that happen? When Messiah Yeshua returns. For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels… (Matt. 16:27a; see also Psa. 24:7-10; Zech. 2:5,8; Matt. 24:30; 25:31; Luke 2:32; Rev. 5:13, etc.)

    What is needed for Messiah Yeshua to return? First, the gospel must go from Jerusalem (Acts 1:8) unto the ends of the earth.

    And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

    Matt. 24:14

    This has taken place and is continuing to occur today as multitudes are being saved in throughout the world – except in affluent “westernized” nations.

    Then from the ends of the earth, the scattered Jewish people need to be regathered. For I will take you from among the gentiles, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. (Ezek. 36:24; see also Psa. 147:2; Isa. 43:5-7; Jer. 32:37-41; Amos 9:14-15; Zech. 8:7-8, etc.)

    Their return to the land will result in all Israel being saved. Many prophetic verses say that the Jews return in unbelief – then God opens up their spiritual eyes to see Yeshua, their Messiah and Lord. In Zechariah 12, nations come against a people already in Jerusalem and Judea. Then God says, I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me [in Hebrew: “look to Me”] whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. (Zech. 12:10; see also Deut. 30:3-6; Jer. 33:7-8; Ezek. 36:24-28; Zeph. 3:14-20, etc.)

    Israel’s salvation occurs before the physical return of the Lord because Yeshua is returning to Jerusalem (Zech. 14:3-4; Acts 1:10-12). And Yeshua said He will not return until He is invited back by Jerusalem as Messiah. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem [He is talking to the people, especially the leaders of Israel.], you that kill the prophets and stone them which are sent unto you, how often would I have gathered your children together…and you would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, You shall not see Me henceforth until you shall say, Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord. (Matt. 23:37-39) Blessed is he that comes in the name of YHWH [God’s personal name in the Tanach] is quoted from Psalm 118:26. Many in Judaism see this verse as what they will say to their Messiah. Until a significant remnant in Israel says this from the heart, Yeshua will not return.

    For Israel to be saved, they need to be alive. God is not in the business of saving dead people (Heb. 9:27). For the Jews to remain alive – especially in Israel’s neighborhood – they need a strong army. This also is a fulfillment of the prophetic word. So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. (Ezek. 37:10; see also Isa. 41:10-16; Jer. 51:19-24; Mic. 4:11-13; Zech. 12:6, etc.)

    For Israel to be saved, they need a land to return to. In Ezekiel 36 and Zechariah 12, God deals with Israel once they are back in the land.

    For Israel to be saved and remain in His land, they need a godly government. This is also a prophetic promise from God. I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds…And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them…saith the LORD. (Jer. 23:3-4; also Isa. 1:26; Jer. 3:14-15; Zech. 12:6, etc.).

    In other words, for God’s Kingdom to come, that is for Yeshua to return, all Israel needs to be saved. For that to happen, she needs to be in the land of Israel (although we bless God for every Jew who has met Messiah while in exile). The land needs to be here for the Jews to return to it. Israel also needs to be able to protect her people, which requires a strong army. All of this entails having a government that – as much as possible – lines up with God’s will.

    Anything that hinders this is not God’s will. With this outline in mind, it becomes easier to pray into Israel’s current situation.

  4. We can now pray for Israel, regardless of her current situation. Here are just some areas for intercession that are always in line with God’s will.
    • Cry out for Israel to cry out: Call upon Me in the day of trouble, I will deliver you, and you shalt glorify Me. (Psa. 50:15; also 2 Chr. 7:14)
    • Plead for mercy in the midst of God’s righteous judgments: LORD, I have heard Your speech, and was afraid. LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known. In wrath remember mercy. (Hab. 3:2; also Psa. 85:4)
    • Pray for aliyah: For thus says the LORD, Sing with gladness for Jacob, shout among the chief of the nations: publish, praise, and say, LORD, save your people, the remnant of Israel. Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travails with child together. A great company shall return there. (Jer. 31:7-8; also Psa. 147:2; Isa. 43:5-7; Ezek. 36:23-24)
    • Pray against any “Land for Peace” process: 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; also Lev. 25:23; Ezek 35:12-13)
    • Intercede for the salvation of Moslems through the destruction of Islam: Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek Your name, LORD. Let them be confounded and troubled for ever. Yes, let them be put to shame, and perish: That men may know that You, whose name alone is YHWH, are the most high over all the earth. (Psa 83:16-18; also Zech 14:16)
    • Pray for Israel’s salvation:

      And so all Israel shall be saved, as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. For this is My covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

      Rom 11:26-27

      Turn us again, O God, and cause Your face to shine; and we shall be saved…
      Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause Your face to shine; and we shall be saved…
      Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause Your face to shine; and we shall be saved.

      Psa 80:3,7,19

      See also Psalm 44:4 and Zechariah 12:10.

    • Intercede for the Church to awake to her responsibility and relationship to Israel:

      Ruth said, Do not beg me to leave you, or to turn from following after you, for where you go, I will go. Where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God:

      Ruth 1:16

      I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.

      Rom. 11:11

      Boast not against the branches. But if you boast, you bear not the root [God’s covenantal promises to Israel], but the root you.

      Rom. 11:18

With a biblical foundation for our intercession, we are better able to hear the leading of God’s Spirit as He places on our hearts His burdens for the nation of Israel – and the Church – in these days of great shakings. (IFI)

Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia

 

 

A Word for America: His Judgments will Come Swiftly Like a Flood!

The Lord gave me a word and a vision on Feb. 16 about His judgments on America which will come swiftly like a flood. My busyness with the children’s school activities, however, kept me away from the cyber world and writing was not my priority. I didn’t know that despite my preoccupation, the Lord would confirm the message and the vision through an actual flood. This flood may not be that damaging but I have no doubt that it is a sign that the Lord meant what He said and showed me in the vision.

Yesterday I happened to see quickly on Fox News the storm that caused flooding in some parts of California. Still, I didn’t remember the message until last night as I went over the prayer points from the ‘Intercessors for Israel’ and read the prayer for America. I was quickened to check my notes on the vision and the word.

In the morning of Feb. 16 as I was praying, I heard in my spirit, “He shall bring judgment on America and will do it quickly.” Later in the evening of the same day as I was interceding for the nation, I saw a vision of a flood. First, I felt and saw myself in the middle of a riverbed when something like a fence  rose up to keep me from being swept by the water that suddenly turned into a raging flood. As I was safely watching the other side of the fence in the middle of the river, I could imagine how it was when the Israelites crossed the Red Sea- waters on either side as they escaped from Egypt. I prayed on and again saw another raging water, muddy flood, coming from the north. It easily swept away everything on its path. I gasped as I saw a man, then another, and another, swept away quickly and helplessly. I shivered as I felt like I was seeing the flood in Noah’s time. I saw not an ordinary flood but a deluge. Immediately I prayed and asked the Lord if what I saw was going to happen literally. The still small voice of the Lord said, “My judgments will come swiftly like a flood.”

The Lord’s judgment on America will come not necessarily by a literal flood although it could be one of those, for on Feb. 20 as I was praying for America, I heard again the voice of the Spirit saying, “Those destined for death, to death! Those destined for captivity, to captivity! Those destined for the sword, to the sword!”

As if those words were not enough that when I opened my Bible after praying, I landed straight to Jeremiah 43 and my eyes caught immediately the same message in verse 11.

I know in my heart that God will soon bring America to her knees for her many sins. But in spite of the revelations that the Lord has given me, it is not my pleasure to talk about these things for truly they are sobering; and I am not writing these things to attract readers but to warn and warn sternly that America’s time is really short. How short that is, I do not know, but that is what I am hearing from the Lord. His judgment will come swiftly and when it does, it will sweep away everything and everyone on its path save for the remnants whom God has promised to protect and keep. I speak of these things with certainty because that is what the Father has shown me consistently. One serious offense that warrants the certainty of His judgment is abortion. On Feb. 10 as I was taking a nap, I heard that for every baby aborted in the land He will make the nation pay. Another serious offense is sexual perversion and immorality; then most recently, I heard again “As America has done to Israel…” Needless to say that what Obama and Kerry are doing to Israel in their efforts to divided the land is actually poking God in the eye. The list can go on and on.

Sometimes I choose not to think of what America is doing for it is very depressing to see the nation fall deeper and deeper into darkness as the leaders headed by Obama continue to stir the nation into the wrong direction heading straight to the devil’s bosom. I am sincerely praying that this message will sink and you will consider your ways before the Father. He is merciful and is willing to forgive if you come to Him in the name of His only begotten Son, Yeshua/Jesus the Messiah. He alone can save you from what is coming to America. If you have read the previous articles on this blog, you may recall that the Lord gave us the message that, “It’s time to get into the ark.” If you have not done so yet, I pray that you will do it now for you don’t know what comes tomorrow as America is fast falling from His grace while she continues to blatantly deny and push Him away.

Isaiah 59:1-20

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened,
That it cannot save;
Nor His ear heavy,
That it cannot hear.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
And your sins have hidden His face from you,
So that He will not hear.
For your hands are defiled with blood,
And your fingers with iniquity;
Your lips have spoken lies,
Your tongue has muttered perversity.

No one calls for justice,
Nor does any plead for truth.
They trust in empty words and speak lies;
They conceive evil and bring forth iniquity.
They hatch vipers’ eggs and weave the spider’s web;
He who eats of their eggs dies,
And from that which is crushed a viper breaks out.

Their webs will not become garments,
Nor will they cover themselves with their works;
Their works are works of iniquity,
And the act of violence is in their hands.
Their feet run to evil,
And they make haste to shed innocent blood;
Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity;
Wasting and destruction are in their paths.
The way of peace they have not known,
And there is no justice in their ways;
They have made themselves crooked paths;
Whoever takes that way shall not know peace.

Therefore justice is far from us,
Nor does righteousness overtake us;
We look for light, but there is darkness!
For brightness, but we walk in blackness!
10 We grope for the wall like the blind,
And we grope as if we had no eyes;
We stumble at noonday as at twilight;
We are as dead men in desolate places.
11 We all growl like bears,
And moan sadly like doves;
We look for justice, but there is none;
For salvation, but it is far from us.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before You,
And our sins testify against us;
For our transgressions are with us,
And as for our iniquities, we know them:
13 In transgressing and lying against the Lord,
And departing from our God,
Speaking oppression and revolt,
Conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
14 Justice is turned back,
And righteousness stands afar off;
For truth is fallen in the street,
And equity cannot enter.
15 So truth fails,
And he who departs from evil makes himself a prey.

Then the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him
That there was no justice.

16 He saw that there was no man,
And wondered that there was no intercessor;
Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him;
And His own righteousness, it sustained Him.
17 For He put on righteousness as a breastplate,
And a helmet of salvation on His head;
He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing,
And was clad with zeal as a cloak.
18 According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay,
Fury to His adversaries,
Recompense to His enemies;
The coastlands He will fully repay.
19 So shall they fear
The name of the Lord from the west,
And His glory from the rising of the sun;
When the enemy comes in like a flood,
The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.

20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion,
And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,”
Says the Lord.

Stay tuned for I have yet to write what else I have seen. Most importantly, keep your eyes on the Lord and stay in His presence. Pray and seek His instruction for it is highly necessary that you walk in His will as the world around us staggers until He comes.

Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia

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