.; 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: We Need to be Very Concerned About & Pray For Our Young People
1 John 5:19 The whole world lies under the influence of the evil one
This week’s comment is really a follow on from last week. I believe that this is one of the most important comments that I have felt inspired to write. It concerns the spiritual well-being of the children, youth and people under age 30. As far as the off-spring of secular people in the Western World is concerned, the vast majority are seriously spiritually lost. Not only have they not been taught by their parents or educators about the true GOD and His Son, and know nothing about the Bible, they have been totally brainwashed by the media, the music, movies, and computer games industries, to believe that what used to be considered evil are in fact good, and the things that were once considered good and pure, are in fact evil.
Over the last 50 years, the Devil has been working overtime to deceive the younger generations away from any kind of reverence towards GOD, and away from any form of Biblical righteousness in their lives. He has systematically lowered the age group that he has been targeting. In the late 1960’s, 1970”s and 1980’s, he targeted the late teenagers and 20 -30 age group with sex, drugs and Rock N Roll. Then he focused on the school age and early teens with Harry Potter and other occult entertainment. You can see the fruit of his wicked influence by the tattoos, piercings and general appearance on so many of the younger (and not so young) people in our societies today. A few years ago only sailors and motorcycle gang members had these demonic things. Now he is even attempting to deceive preschoolagers with the cartoons and other TV programs that are broadcast in the mornings when all of the older children are at school. If you turn the TV on after the morning breakfast programmes are finished, you will see that the programs for the under 3 year olds are full of witches, fairys, monsters, violence, and subtle suggestions of rebellion.
Sadly the younger generations in the Body of Yeshua are also being seriously affected, or I should say disaffected by the influence of the world. Even in the Messianic Jewish world, a significant number of young ones who have been brought up to know the truth, have been deceived by the lies of the secular world. Josie and I are immensely blessed and grateful that both of our sons are following the faith. Now Stefan and Keren are doing an amazing job of bringing our grandchildre Avigail and Danielel up in the ways of GOD, and doing everything they can to protect their daughters from the wickedness of the world they have been born into.
Whether we realise it or not, we are all involved in the war between YHVH and Lucifer, for our souls and for the souls of our children and grandchildren. We all need to aggressively contend in prayer and spiritual warfare for the spiritual protection of our future generations. Josie and I began to pray daily for our grand-daughters from the time they were conceived and we continue to pray every day for their protection from evil influences and for the fulfiillment of their GOD given destiny and calling on their lives. When they are with us at our place, we pray with them and encourage them to pray for us,
The sole purpose of this comment is to encourage all of our precious ministry partners to take this message very seriously and increase the intensity of prayer for your family members and friends, your neighbours and the people who you work with but especially the young ones. Here are some suggestions for prayer in the Name of Yeshua the Messiah of Nazareth ……..
1. Take authority over and bind the spirits of doubt and unbelief
2. Take authority over and bind the spirits of temptation that are raging all over the world, and aiming specifically at the younger generations
3. Take authority over and bind the spirits of peer pressure that stops people coming to faith in Yeshua
4. Break the power of the lie of evolution that the young people have been brainwashed with all their lives
5. Break the power of the internet and social media over the young people
The good news is that the Devil is already a defeated foe. Yeshua will soon destroy him by the breath of His mouth. ?Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming? 2 Thessalonians 2:8
The LORD bless you as you bless Israel by standing in defense of her right to exist on the land given to the Jewish people by the God of Israel. Lets pray that 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 that breakthrough to the Muslims, and please remember to pray Divine protection for all of the soldiers in the IDF.
Shabbat Shalom …… David & Jose
This Weeks News Items
1. Terrorist Murders 23 Year Old Border Policewoman Times of Israel News June 18th
Hadas Malka, 23, the Border Police officer stabbed to death by a Palestinian assailant in a terror attack outside Jerusalem?s Old City on Friday evening, had sent a final selfie to her friends just minutes before the attack, wishing ?Shabbat Shalom to my loving friends.? Those friends remembered her as loving and fearless ? a ?real-life Wonder Woman,? said one.
Staff Sergeant Malka was a resident of Moshav Givat Ezer in central Israel. She will be laid to rest on Saturday night at 12:30 a.m. in the southern city of Ashdod. She leaves behind parents and five siblings, three sisters and two brothers. Heartbroken friends on Saturday recalled how they heard about the attack and tried to message her, as they did every time there was an incident in Jerusalem where she served, but this time she did not reply. ?I woke up from a nap and my mother told me there had been an attack in Jerusalem. I said how can there have been an attack? She just sent us a message,? Nofar Sarusi told the Ynet news site. ?Every time there was an attack in Jerusalem I would SMS her to see if she was okay and she would answer,? Sarusi said. ?Yesterday she simply didn?t answer.?
The friends spoke of how Malka had been in the navy, but wanted to be a combat soldier and transferred to the Border Police where she did the rest of her mandatory military service d then extended it 15 months ago and became an officer. They also recounted how she was never afraid, despite all the attacks that have occurred near the Old City of Jerusalem. . ording to Ynet. Malka was critically injured in the stabbing attack on Sultan Suleiman Street near Damascus Gate on Friday evening. She was transferred to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus in Jerusalem where she underwent emergency surgery but later succumbed to her injuries. She fought her attacker for several seconds while attempting to draw her weapon, according to a Border Police statement. Nearby troops shot and killed the assailant. Please pray for the family and friends of the slain policewoman
2. Donald Trump Jnr. Slams BBC for Misleading Headline Israel Today News June 18th
US President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., leapt to Israel’s defense on Saturday after the BBC blatantly misrepresented Friday’s ISIS terrorist stabbing in Jerusalem. The BBC’s original headline read: “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem” The headline, which is all most people read these days, gives the impression that the Palestinians were the victims. Trump Jr. made sure that as many people as possible knew the truth. He immediately tweeted in response to the BBC: “You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death… right? This is as close to being misleading as possible.” Killed in that attack was 23-year-old Border Police officer Hadas Malka, who was responding to a shooting attack in Jerusalem’s Old City when she was ambushed. ISIS has claimed that both incidents were part of a coordinated assault on Israel’s Jews. A number of Israelis spoke out to thank Trump Jr. for taking such a stand. Pray that the BBC cleans up its standards when reporting about Israel
3. Israel Revokes Ramadan Goodwill Allowances Fox News June 18th
Israel hasrevoked the permits of 200,000 Palestinians to enter Israel that were approved for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan following two near simultaneous Palestinian attacks on police that killed a young female officer near Jerusalem’s Old City. Israeli defense body COGAT, posted the announcement on its Arabic language Facebook page. Earlier, PM Netanyahu said that preparations are underway to destroy the homes of the Palestinian attackers and tighten security at the entrance to the Old City, home to sensitive holy sites sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians. Pray that Israel takes a stronger stand against all potenetial terrorists
4. Despite US Claims, PA Vows to Continue to Pay Terrorists Ha Aretz News June 18th
Palestinian officials have denied USA Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s claim that they will stop financial support for the families of convicted Palestinian terrorists. The head of prisoner affairs for the Palestinian Authority, said that no such decision could ever possibly be made, since it would spell the end of the PA with the Palestinian public. Almost every other household among the Palestinian people is the family of a prisoner or martyr, Tillerson had said the PA has changed its policy of paying families of convicted terrorists and intends to stop supporting them, as a result of pressure from the Trump administration. Israel has rejected Tillerson’s claims. “We are not aware of any change in the Palestinian Authority’s policy,” said a senior Israeli official. “The Palestinian Authority continues to praise, incite to and encourage terror through financial support,” the official added. This is certainly a matter which calls for ongoing spiritual wrestling and intercession until this abominable use of foreign aid money is defeated.
5. Israel Reduces Power Supply to Gaza as Abbas Pressures Hamas Jerusalem Post June 20th
The Palestinian Authority has told Israel that it would only pay NIS 25 million of its NIS 40 million per-month electricity bill, explaining that Hamas could pay the remainder with tax fees it collects. Israel?s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that Hamas has the funds to pay the electricity bill, but is diverting that money into a military buildup, particularly the construction of tunnels that it plans to use to attack Israel. Hamas collects hundreds of millions of shekels in tax fees from Gaza residents and in addition receives millions more from Iran and other extremists groups. The cabinet decided that it was ?crazy? to take Israeli tax payers’ money to pay for Gaza electricity, when Hamas refuses to do so, Liberman said. Meanwhile a USA State Department spokeswoman said this week, ?We do remain deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in Gaza. We continue to underscore the need for international support for Gaza?s recovery and assistance to the Palestinian people,? she said. ?But no one should lose sight of the fact, of this fact, that Hamas bears the greatest responsibility for the current situation in Gaza,? she added. She did not comment on Israel?s decision to reduce the electricity its supplies to Gaza. Pray that the PA will pay the money it owes to Israel for the electricity that it has received
6. Democratic Counttries Absent fron UN Algemeiner News June 20th
The world?s democracies collectively snubbed the UN Human Rights Council?s annual condemnation of Israel in Geneva on 19 June 2017 when none of their representatives attended the council?s presentation and debate on ?Item 7? – a permanent agenda item focused on the ?Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.? The seats of all the democratic nations represented on the council were empty for the duration of the discussion, sparking protests from Arab countries. In an address to the council on 6 June 2017, USA Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley charged that ?Item 7 is a scandalous provision that must be removed.? the executive director of the Geneva-based UN Watch NGO said, ?The democracies are absent to protest prejudice – because this is the only agenda item that singles out one specific state, the Jewish state. Not Syria, Sudan or North Korea is treated this way.? Nonetheless, the absence of these countries did not prevent routine denunciations of Israel, with serial human rights abusers like Syria, Lebanon and Venezuela attacking Israel?s human rights record and depicting it as the ?greatest threat to peace in the Middle East.? Continue to pray that UN anti-Israel bias will be confronted and overcome in all UN branches.
7. PM Office Issues Permit for 7000 New Homes in Jerusalem INN News June 22nf
The Prime Minister’s Office gave a green light to the planning and building committee in Jerusalem to discuss the approval of some 7,000 housing units in neighborhoods beyond the so-called ‘Green Line.’ According to the publication in Yisrael Hayom, there are about 3,500 housing units in Gilo, another about 2,200 in Har Homa, 900 in Pisgat Zeev, 500 in Ramat Shlomo and another 100 in Ramot. Following the decision of the Prime Minister’s Office, the approval of more than 7,000 of these housing units, which were not recently promoted, will be accelerated so that they may begin construction on them. The deputy mayor of Jerusalem, who serves as chairman of the local planning and building committee, said the move was important. “I congratulate the prime minister, who accelerated this move and thawed the frozen construction plans … Jerusalem does not have a lot of land reserves, and we have no solutions for the young couples. This is therefore a very significant step … Even if I need [to meet] the chairman of the local planning and building committee twice a week, I will do it in order to advance this important step. ” He expressed the hope that Netanyahu would approve additional projects which are intended to build thousands of housing units for Jewish residents in the Givat Hamatos neighborhood of the capital. Pray that these new homes and many more will be built to house the millions of Jews yet to return to the Promised Land