Zion's Glory Update
May 14 2018
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Dear Faithful Friend,
It's an amazing moment here in Israel. Today the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv is being officially moved to Jerusalem, exactly 70 years since David Ben Gurion declared Israeli independence on May 14, 1948.
This is more than an incredibly historic moment. President Trump is indeed fulfilling his campaign promise to move the Embassy to Jerusalem but in a much deeper way, he is standing in agreement with God's will. It was not man but GOD who chose Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and in this move, the United States is aligning itself with God's heart. The USA is declaring what no other nation will say - that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. It will never be the capital of another country, never an Islamic capital. And when the European Union and so many other nations on the earth align themselves with political lies rather Biblical truths, they open the door for the powers of darkness to enter.
And these powers of darkness have now gathered on the Israeli border. At this very moment, thousands of Palestinians are rioting on the border of the Gaza Strip and Israel. Their goal and vision is not to have a legal demonstration but to forciblyi break through the security fence and murder Israelis. Their dream is an Islamic Israel. We know that they are not fighting against Israel but God himself. His will and purpose will be fulfilled.
More than 50 rioting Gazans have been killed and over 1,000 wounded just today and as the day passes the numbers are rising quickly. Please take note that in spite of the lies that the media spreads, the violence against the Palestinians only occurs when they endeavor to cross the barrier. Please pray for the defense forces that are guarding the borders. And pray that God himself would give the military and political leaders wisdom on how to respond. Continue to pray for the revelation of Yeshua to sweep through the Islamic world.
God's Love vs Satan's Hatred
The stark contrast between the opening of the United States Embasy in Jerusalem and the hate filled demonstrations on the border is a clear illustration of God's truth vs Satan's lies. Prime Minister Netanyahu, quoting the prophet Ezekiel said in his speech today that Jerusalem was the "City of Truth". He prayed that the opening of the Embassy in Jerusalem, which was a declaration of truth would spread that same truth throughout the world. In the natural, we pray that many other countries would follow the boldness and courage of the US government and take a stand for the truth and move their embassies to Jerusalem. In the spirit, join us in praying that this wonderful God filled event would be a spiritual catalyst for the spread of the truth of the Messiah throughout Israel in this day. As the natural and spiritual truths come together, the enemy is pushed back and the Kingdom is advanced.
Saturday night, the nation will be celebrating the Feast of Shavout. Traditionally, the giving of the Law on Mt. Sinai over 4,000 years ago is remembered. For those of us who believe in Yeshua, we remember that it was on this day nearly 2,000 years ago that God poured out his Holy Spirit on that small group of 120 disciples. At that moment, they were each filled with the life and power of God. For the first time on the earth, there was a new breed of people, born again believers filled with the Holy Spirit, empowered by God to do mighty exploits. And the world has never been the same!
On Saturday night, our congregation will host an inter congregational worship, prayer and intercession meeting as believers from the nation gather to pray for Israel and the world. On Sunday, believers from around Israel will gather on the outskirts of Jerusalem for the annual Shavuot picnic. It is a blessed time for the family of believers to come together and fellowship with each other.
Although I am recovering well from the surgery, there is still some part of the tumor that has remained in my brain. I am in the midst of getting some treatments but my hope and trust are in the Lord. I continue to stand in faith, believing that my Lord is a God who heals. So continue to stand with us and pray that this cancer will be totally eradicated once for all time! Jackie and I are walking in his peace, which is a great gift. Pray with us that the next MRI on June 13 will be clean! If God is for us, who can be against us?
These are indeed awesome and historic times. The battle is intensifying on all fronts. May this Shavuot bring a new release of the power of God in Jerusalem and the rest of Israel and the outer parts of the earth. May we see the release of his healing power with many coming to faith, starting in Jerusalem!
We send you our love from Zion,
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