David’s Comment: Investing in the ‘Land’ of Israel
Pslam 102:16 The LORD will build up Zion and then He will appear in His Glory .
One of the main goals of Out of Zion Ministries is to teach the Body of Messiah in the nations about GOD’s plans and purposes for Israel, primarily that the restored nation of Israel is the embryo of the soon to be re-established Kingdom of YHVH on the Earth. The Bible makes it very clear that Yeshua can only return to a united city of Jerusalem, the undivided capital city of the nation of Israel, under full control of the Jewish people, who will initiated the Lord’s return, when they look up to Heaven from Jerusalem and cry out Baruch ha Bah B Shem Adonai – Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. I am motivated to spend much time away from home traveling the nations with my message by 2 Peter 3:12 which clearly tells us that we should be looking forward to the 2nd coming of Messiah Yeshua, and that we can actually hasten the day that the Lord returns.
I believe the best way we can fulfill that call on our lives is to work with the Father as He continues to fulfill the prophecies that He spoke through prophets of ancient Israel. The most effective way to work with GOD is to pray His prophecies back to Him, which accelerates the process. All prayer is good, but we believe that prayer which comes from a place of deep, deep identification with what we are praying about, is extremely powerful. even more so when we pray GOD given scriptures back to Him. This is why I have focused on Romans 11:17 and Ephesians 2:11-19 in almost every meeting that I have spoken in for the last 22 years of ministering in the nations. To pray with maximum effectiveness, non Jewish Christians must have a Holy Spirit revelation of the fact that they are grafted into the Olive Tree (Israel), and are no longer foreigners, but now fellow citizens with the people of Israel.
The bottom line of what I have written in the last paragraph is that for every true Born Again Christian, their future and eternal destiny is forever locked together with Israel and the Jewish people. This revelation is imperative for non Jews to be able to pray for Israel from that powerful place of identification. The reason why all of this is so imperatively important, is that in our time, we are witnessing the build up to Lucifer’s final and most vicious attempt to destroy Israel and the Jewish people, in a desperate last chance to stop the Second Coming of Messiah, and his demise. Only the Body of Messiah has the authority and potential power in prayer to protect Israel and the Jewish people from the evil plans of the arch enemy of the GOD of Israel. The good news is that if we turn to the end of the Bible, we see that GOD wins and the Devil is defeated. Israel will survive and become the capital of the Kingdom and Yeshua will return to Jerusalem to rule the entire world from the Throne of David for 1000 years and then forever in the New Heavens and Earth.
The reason why I have written this article this week, most of which I have written many times before, (because that is what I believe GOD had specifically called me to do), is to inspire you to invest in Israel ……
Inspire you to invest time in reading the Bible, especially the books of the prophets
Inspire you to invest time praying the prophetic verses concerning Israel back to the LORD
Inspire you to invest time sharing the Gospel with family, friends, neighbours and workmates
Inspire you to invest time encouraging other Christians to do the same And there is another way to invest in Israel – a practical way ….. invest in the land – literally.
If you have the financial ability, invest your savings in an apartment or a plot of land in Israel. If you do not have enough savings to do that on your own, maybe you can get a few other Believers together and pool your resources. Its the best long term investment in the world – you are investing directly into the Kingdom. We have non Jewish friends who bought an apartment in Israel 10 years ago and the value has almost tripled. With millions of Jews to come home to Israel, the value of property will surely continue to rise. And the Israeli Shekel is growing stronger as most international currencies weaken, so now is the time to make the move. If you are interested to further explore the possibilities, please feel free to write to me at email@example.com. If you know any Believers who are in the business of property development, please share this article with them as we are looking to partner with international companies to build homes for new immigrants and for grafted in fellow citizens.
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 & Hag Shavuot Sameach ….. David & Josie h
This Week’s News Items
1. US Envoy “Israel Has the Right to Annex Parts of Judea & Samaria Times of Israel June 8
The US ambassador to Israel said he believes the Jewish state has the right to annex at least ?some? of the West Bank, in comments likely to deepen Palestinian opposition to a long-awaited US peace plan. In an interview, Ambassador David Friedman said that some degree of annexation of the West Bank would be legitimate. ?Under certain circumstances, I think Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank,? he said. Friedman said the Obama administration, by declining to veto and thus allowing passage of a United Nations resolution in 2016 that condemned Israeli settlements as a ?flagrant violation? of international law, had given credence to Palestinian claims ?that the entire West Bank and East Jerusalem belong to them.? To the contrary, he said, ?Certainly Israel?s entitled to retain some portion of it,? he said, referring to the West Bank. During campaigning for the general election in April, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to gradually annex all West Bank Jewish settlements, a move long supported by nearly all lawmakers in his alliance of right-wing and religious parties, and said he hoped to do so with US support. Pray that the United States continues to stand with and support Israel’s Biblical Rights
2. Terror Attacks Tripled in Israel During May Arutz 7 June 7th
Terrorist attacks against Israelis more than tripled in May 2019, which was the deadliest month in almost two years. The increase to 449 incidents in May over April?s 126 incidents owes to the launching of hundreds of rockets last month from Gaza into Israel. The rockets killed four people and wounded eight out of the 10 wounded in terrorist attacks in May. The remaining two were stabbed in Jerusalem, the Israel Security Agency (Shabak) said in its monthly report for May published last week. Terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria, meanwhile, decreased by 43 %, from 88 in April to 50 last month. Last week, the Israel Security Agency, or ISA, revealed it had foiled a plan by Hamas to set off an explosive charge inside Israel on 9 April 2019, during the general elections. A 23-year-old man Yihia Abu Dhia, who is a Hamas operative, was arrested on 31 March 2019 in the Jerusalem-area village of A-Zaim in connection with the alleged plot. He had agreed to carry out a suicide bombing for handlers in Gaza. The intended target was a traffic artery in Ma?aleh Adumim, a settlement near Jerusalem. Pray that Israel’s police and security agencies are successful in dramatically reducing the terror statistics
3. Iran Maybe Six Months Away From a Nuclear Bomb Arutz 7 June 10th
Olli Heinonen, who headed the International Atomic Energy Agency’s security team and served as the organizations’ deputy director-general, days ago, told Army Radio that Israelis, on the whole, are not aware of the severity of the Iranian threat. “Israelis need to be worried, and the Gulf states also have a reason for concern,” Heinonen said. “How will you be able to ensure your security if Iran achieves nuclear abilities?” In the full interview, which aired Thur. morning, 6 June 2019 Heinonen said that despite IAEA’s claims, Iran can develop nuclear weapons in up to six to eight months. Slamming IAEA’s handling of the threat, Heinonen said the agency ignores Tehran’s race to achieve nuclear weapons. “The Ayatollahs can handle the new sanctions, and in the meantime, they’re making new centrifuges,” he explained. Former Mossad chief Danny Yatom made it clear last week that he views Israel as mostly alone in dealing with military threats from Iran, despite new USA deployments. Yatom?s biggest concern was Iran?s attempt to establish a new front against Israel from within Syrian territory, as well as its efforts to form a land bridge to Hezbollah in Lebanon to make it easier to transfer heavy weapons to its main proxy for fighting Israel. Pray that leaders of the other major nations wake up to the danger posed by fanatical Islamic regime.
4. Declassified: Huge Hezbollah Bomb Factory Discovered in London World Israel News June 10th
The plot was discovered by MI5, Britain?s equivalent of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the London Metropolitan Police in 2015. However, details of it were only just released. The British authorities found three metric tons of ammonium nitrate ? an amount greater than that used in the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people ? in four properties in northwest London, the Telegraph reports. The London bomb factory was considered part of a wider plot by Hezbollah to lay the groundwork for future attacks around the world, the Telegraph reports. Cells were uncovered in New York, Thailand, and Cyprus. In the last, a Hezbollah agent was apprehended with 65,000 ice packs similar to those found in London. Although the prime minister at the time, David Cameron, and then-Home Secretary Theresa May were notified of the discovery, it?s not clear why others in government weren?t. The Telegraph speculates that the raid may have been hidden from senior members of government and the public in order not to impact the Iran nuclear deal being negotiated at the time. Pray that the governments of the world become far more open and honest when it comes to situation involving Muslim terror groups
5. Gaza Terror Groups Send Fire Balloons and Fire a Rocket into Israel Jerusalem Post June 12th
The IDF struck two Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip in response to the numerous incendiary and explosive aerial devices flown into southern Israel on Sunday. According to authorities the farmer sustained injuries to his hand after a balloon carrying a Molotov cocktail fell in his field outside Kibbutz Be?eri the Eshkol Regional Council. Several hours earlier an explosive device carried by a cluster of balloons launched from the Hamas-run coastal enclave was found in a field in southern Israel on Sunday, the morning after violent protests along the security fence. The device, which landed in the Sha?ar HaNegev Regional Council in southern Israel, was removed by police sappers and caused no damage or injuries. The explosive device was flown into Israel the morning after violent riots along the security fence with Gaza and hours after the Israel Air Force struck two Hamas positions in the southern Gaza strip in response to ?the multitude of explosive devices that were thrown and exploded during the night? by rioters. One of the devices triggered incoming rocket alert sirens in the community of Kissufim in the Eshkol Regional Council. Hamas is calling for mass demonstrations at the Gaza border over the weekend. Pray that the Israel / Gaza border remains peaceful on Friday and over the Sabbath
6. Jewish Girl Upsets 1.5 Billion Muslims World News Israel June 12
Lauren Isaacs from Toronto went up with her mom to the Temple Mount, where they took a picture of her holding her Herut Canada flag. Palestinian TV has expressed outrage. Lauren, a 23 year od from Toronto, had no idea that during her vacation to Israel she would end up leaving ?a mark of disgrace on the forehead of 1.6 billion Muslims,? to quote the Palestinian al-Quds channel, a pro-Hamas station. Lauren, who works as the Toronto director of Herut Canada, a pro-Zionist organization, went up to the Temple Mount on June 11 with her mother. Excited to be at Judaism?s holiest site, she unfurled her Herut Canada flag, which resembles an Israeli flag, and her mom snapped a picture of her with the Dome of the Rock in the background. ?I wasn?t trying to provoke anyone. I don?t believe that flags incite anything. I think everyone should hold their flags proudly. It?s really a mark of pride,? Lauren told World Israel News. ?I?m a proud Jew, an unapologetic Zionist and I was standing on my holy ground. And when you?re standing on your holy ground I don?t think there?s anything wrong with holding your flag with pride,? she said. She posted the picture to her Facebook page and that picture found its way into the hands of al-Quds TV, which expressed its fury at the perceived insult. ?Since yesterday I blocked 65 different people on Facebook who?ve been writing horrible things. But yeah, I posted it. I?m proud. I love the Temple Mount. It?s our home and I did it with pride and joy, not to upset anyone,? Lauren said. ?I stand behind what I did. Absolutely. I?m an unapologetic Zionist,? Lauren added.
7. Tourists Continue to Flock to Israel in Record Numbers United With Israel News June 12th Around 440,000 tourist entries were recorded in Israel in May 2019, or 11.1% more than in May of last year, and 26.8% more than that period two years ago, according to the country?s Central Bureau of Statistics. From January to May this year, almost 1.9 million tourists visited the Jewish state, as compared to 1.75 million in the same period last year a jump of 8.3%. Hainann Airlines, which just launched a new route from Shenzhen, China, to Tel Aviv, also has direct flights to Tel Aviv from Shanghai and Beijing. This introduction of more flight routes from China to Israel has had a marked impact on tourism to Israel and will continue to do so if the trend continues. Israel?s Ministry of Tourism reported a general 14% increase in incoming tourism over 2017 and a whopping 42% increase over 2016. Pray that the tourism numbers continue to rise, which is beneficial for both the pilgrims and the country