The CARMEL ALERT – December 28th 2018
.; A compilation of news reports from the past week for the information of those committed to .praying.for the restoration of Israel
David’s Comment: My Mission for 2019 – Reconnecting 3 Serious Disconnects
2 Peter 3:12 Looking forward to and hastening the day of the Lord
Shalom precious family in the nations. As we approach the end of 2018, I want to share my goals for 2019 and to enlist your partnership, so that together we can indeed hasten the day that Yeshua returns. My heart’s desire, and I am sure it is the YHVH’s heart desire, is to see the reconnection of the 3 serious disconnects, which I believe will hasten the Day of the Lord.
Disconnect # 1 Much of the Church is in need of a reconnection. As I correctly understand the scriptures in Romans chapter 11.17 and Ephesians 2 :11-19, the Apostle Paul is teaching us that every non Jewish ‘Born-again’ Believer who has accepted the blood sacrifice of Yeshua, has entered into the blood sealed New Covenant relationship with the GOD of Israel, and has also become a grafted-in ‘wild branch’ of the Olive Tree. In the Bible, the term ‘Olive Tree’ and ‘Fig Tree’ are referring to the nation of Israel. If we understand the meaning of ‘grafted-in’, we will know that you can not be any more connected to another object, than to have been grafted into it. Therefore, everyone who reads and claims to believe that all of the Bible is the Holy Spirit breathed Word of GOD, should understand that the true New Covenant Church is absolutely and eternally connected to the nation of Israel and their ‘fellow-citizens’ – the Jewish people (Ephesians 2:19).
However, that is not the case in the majority of the Church, which has been deceived by the wicked ‘Replacement Theology’, to believe instead that the Church has replaced Israel. The Apostle Paul deals with this issue in unmistakable terms in Romans 11:1, where he asks the question “has GOD finished with His people (the Jews) ? Paul immediately answers his own question with the words “certainly not”, “GOD forbid”, or “may it never be”, depending on the translation you are reading. For almost 1900 years, since the Greek and Roman ‘forefathers’ hijacked the ‘Ecclesia’, the majority of seminaries and Bible colleges have taught people preparing for ministry leadership, that GOD has finished with the Jewish people, and the Church is now the Israel of GOD. Of course that is true, if the non-Jewish Believers are truly grafted-in to be eternally connected to the Olive Tree that is really Israel. However the lie of Replacement Theology, which comes from the Pit of Hell, has succeeded in deceiving most of Christianity for the last 1900 years, and has resulted in the Church being almost totally disconnected from Israel and the Jewish people, rather than the total connectedness that GOD intended and was the case in the Body of Messiah of the first 100 years.
Disconnect # 2 is a result of the first disconnect. The ‘Jesus’ of the Church has been almost totally disconnected from His Jewishness. The real saviour of the world was born as a baby into the Israeli tribe of Judah and as all Jewish baby boys, He was circumcised on the 8th day. His real name is Yeshua, the Hebrew word for salvation. And He grew up to become a Rabbi who lived by the Torah, and taught His disciples and the people who came to listen to Him teaching, to live by the Torah. Yeshua not only kept all of the Biblical Feasts, He is the fulfillment of all of the Feasts, more accurately, the Moedim or Appointed Times of YHVH. But most Christians have been disconnected from the Torah and the Feasts of the LORD for 1900 years.
Disconnect # 3 is another serious disconnect in the world over the last 2000 years, in that the vast majority of Jewish people have been disconnected from the New Covenant and their own Messiah, the same Yeshua who the Church has called Jesus. I believe that one of the reasons most Jewish people have not accepted that He is their Messiah, is that Replacement Theology church disconnected the Messiah from His real Jewish identity, making it very difficult for the Jews to recognise Him as the Messiah King of Israel.
The main goal of my life and service unto the LORD over the last 21 years since He birthed Out of Zion Ministries, has been to counteract these disconnects and to restore the connections. Goal # 1 to bring as many Christians as possible back into the original intimate relationship with Israel and the Jewish people. That is the way, what we today know as the ‘Church’ began, and that is the way it must be restored to, before Yeshua can return. (for more details read my booklet – The Restoration of the Church And Goal # 2 is to see a restoration in the Church of the Jewish identity of the Messiah, which will lead to Goal # 3 to see as many Jewish people as possible become connected to the Messiah & King of Israel – Yeshua.
We are about to enter into 2019. If you identify with my 3 goals and want to play a greater part in the reconnection of the 3 disconnects, would you pray about how the LORD would have you partner with Josie and I in a greater way. Of course the most effective way to do that is to increase your prayer and intercession in for the following ……..
Please pray for good health and physical and spiritual protection over Josie, myself and all the family
Please pray that the Holy Spirit will give me new and deeper revelation from His Word
Please pray for new doors to open for me to minister in the nations – particularly to pastors and leaders
Please pray that the LORD will continue to supply all of our needs
Finally, if you are a regular prayer and financial partner, Josie and I want to thank you and bless you for playing a part in enabling us to fulfill the LORD’s calling on our lives. If you are not a regular prayer partner, would you please add the above prayer points to your regular prayer time, and if you are not a regular financial partner, would you pray about releasing an end of year financial blessing to Out of Zion Ministries and would you please pray about becoming a financial partner in 2019. You can find how to best process your donations here, or at the of the news report. And please do not forget that we are here to pray for you – please send your request via WhatsApp or Messenger.
Josie and I pray that the LORD will bless you, and all those dear to you with good health, prosperity and increase in every area of your lives in 2019.
The LORD bless you as you bless Israel by standing in defense of her right to exist on all of the land given to the Jewish people by the GOD of Israel. Please pray that all Israel will turn back to their GOD. Do not be silent, but share this with your fellow Christians, share it with your pastors, and with anyone you have a chance to speak to. Lets also pray for a breakthrough to the Muslims, and please remember to pray Divine protection for all of the soldiers in the IDF.
Shabbat Shalom ….. David & Josie
This Week’s News Items
1. Israel Exposes UNIFIL & Lenanese Army Enabled Hezbollah to Build Terror Tunnels United With Israel News Dec 22nd
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday held a special session to discuss Hezbollah’s violation of Resolution 1701 in light of the IDF?s exposure of its cross border terror tunnels. The discussion took place at the request of Israel and the US and in wake of the IDF?s operation to discover and neutralize Hezbollah?s tunnels running from Lebanon into Israel. So far, the IDF has exposed 4 such tunnels, and its operation is expected to last several more weeks. The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) had confirmed four tunnels, including two that cross the frontier into Israel. Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon revealed to the Security Council members an aerial photograph of a ?private compound? in the southern part of Kfar Kila, about 80 meters from the Blue Line, from which an underground attack tunnel crossed the border into Israel, passing close to a UNIFIL observation post. Danon said that ?Israel gave UNIFIL precise information about the location of the tunnel. After UNIFIL told the Lebanese army, it was then stopped when it tried to reach the area. Sources within the Lebanese army informed Hezbollah about the information, which enabled the terrorist organization to conceal the tunnel?s operations and thwart Israel?s defensive actions.? ?Lebanese army officials are working for Hezbollah, while UNIFIL is not working to fulfill its mandate in the region in the necessary manner,? Danon charged. ?Hezbollah has built a terror base inside a civilian population, with its end on the Israeli side of the border, all financed by Iran. This not only a clear violation of Resolution 1701, but Hezbollah also uses Lebanese civilians as human shields. If Hezbollah dares to attack Israel, it will bring ruin to Lebanon,? he warned. The UN?s peacekeeping chief called the tunnels a ?serious violation? of the 2006 cease-fire resolution and asserted that UNIFIL is ?acting judiciously? to complete its investigation and to work with both sides to disable all tunnels that cross the border. ?This is a matter of serious concern,? he said. Pray that UNIFIL will begin to work with the IDF and not against the safety interests of Israeli citizens
2. Germany Funding PA Books that Condone Hate and Violence United With Israel News Dec 22nd
The German government has come under fire for fundinschoolbooks that praise martydom and Muslim terrorists such as Dalal Mughrabi, who led the 1978 terror attack in which 38 Israelis, including 13 children, were murdered. A member of the federal parliament urged Chancellor Angela Merkel?s administration on Monday to explain why taxpayer funds are being used to sponsor Palestinian incitement against Israel and Jews. Frank M?ller-Rosentritt, an MP for the Free Democratic Party, wrote on his Twitter feed: ?Unbelievable, children should receive an education for a better future, not be educated for hate and violence? Federal government must provide an explanation. German citizens tax money should not flow into terror propaganda.? Pray that Gemany will stop funding and encouraging hate, violence and terrorism.
3. Israel to Have Early Elections in April INN News Dec 24th
Coalition leaders voted unanimously Monday afternoon to dissolve the Knesset and go to early elections this coming spring. During a meeting Monday afternoon in the Prime Minister?s office, leaders of the coalition?s five factions agreed that the current narrow government is untenable, and that the 20th Knesset must be dissolved early and new elections held. The various faction leaders voted unanimously for early elections, which will be held on April 9th, 2019. ?In the name of budgetary and national responsibility, party leaders in the coalition agreed unanimously to dissolve the Knesset and go to new elections at the beginning of April, following a full four-year term,? the spokesperson announced. The elections for the 21st Knesset will be held just over four years after the previous vote, which was held on March 17th, 2015. Prior to the coalition?s decision Monday, the next general election had been scheduled for November 5th, 2019. Pray for political stability for Israel until the new government is elected
4. Gaza Terror Groups Say that Friday Will be a ‘Test Day’ World Israel News Dec 24th
Terror organizations in the Gaza Strip promised Israel that it would be a ?test day? this Friday after Gaza media reported four rioters were killed by Israeli forces in clashes last Friday along the Israeli border, ?The crimes against our people have crossed the red lines and the resistance will not compromise with the enemy and will not stand aside,? the military wings of the various terror factions announced Sunday. The threat came in a joint statement from the military factions in the Gaza Strip. It said, ?Next Friday will be the decisive day and we will test the behavior and intentions of the enemy against our people in the March of Return.” The March of Return refers to the weekly riots that began along the Gaza-Israel border in March 2018. Tens of thousands of Gazans have gathered at the border fence to hurl rocks, launch flying incendiary devices and burn tires. There have been several cases of rioters cutting the fence to get across the border into Israel and burn military and agricultural equipment. Pray that there will be no, or at least, very little violence on the Gaza border this weekend
5. Israel Air Force Responds to Syrian Missile World Israel News Dec 26th
Israel responded to a missile fired from Syrian territory after reportedly striking military targets in Damascus. Israeli air defenses were activated against a missile fired from Syria, a military spokesman said. No damage or casualties were reported. Shortly before the announcement, Syrian sources reported a strike on the Damascus region and said Syrian air defenses had been activated. Specifically, SANA news said the strikes were launched from Lebanon, with the Syrian news outlet claiming that several targets were intercepted. Meanwhile, Times of Israel reported that Lebanese media claimed Israeli Air Force planes had flown over southern Lebanon. Over the past several years, Israel has launched hundreds of airstrikes in Syria targeting Iranian personnel and military infrastructure, which the Islamic Republic has built up during Syria?s bloody civil war. Pray that Israel will continue to combat any threat on its borders with Lebanon, Syria & Gaza
6. PM Netanyahu to Christian IDF Soldier “We are proud of you.” United With Israel News Dec 24th
Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday attended a civil New Year?s event with Christian IDF soldiers in Tel Aviv. The IDF has launched a unique program for Israeli-Arab Christians which enables them to integrate into the army and serve their country. The Nachshon Platoon consists of 24 Arabic-speaking Christians who volunteered to join the IDF based on one motivation: to contribute to the State of Israel. After years of low draft percentages among the Arabic-speaking Christian community in Israel, no more than a dozen draftees a year, things have now changed. In a recent draft class, 24 soldiers of the Arabic-speaking Christian community volunteered to serve in the IDF. ?We are proud of you; the entire nation is proud of you. You belong to the most moral army on earth,? PM Netanyahu told the soldiers. Pray for more Arab Christians to join the IDF and pray for more Muslim Arabs to become Christians
7. Hamas Threatened Gaza Christians Not to Celebrate Christmas World Israel News Dec 24th
A flyer circulated by the Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades, a coalition of small-scale Islamist groups operating in Gaza, warned the 1,300 Christians living in Gaza, as well as Muslims looking to take part in the holiday festivities, that celebration of the Christian holiday is forbidden by Islam. The leaflet includes quotes from the Koran alongside a burning Christmas tree. Israel, however, has taken special measures to assist Gazan Christians in observing the holiday. On December 19th, Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories met with various Arab leaders, including some residing in the Gaza Strip, presenting special measures such as more flexibility in granting permits for Christian Gazans to visit family members both in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and abroad via Ben Gurion Airport. Roughly 50 percent of all Christians living in Gaza have received these special travel permits.