.; A compilation of news reports from the past week for the information of those committed to ..praying .. for the restoration of Israel
Introduction to this week’s comment: The GOD of Israel is the Creator of all that exists and is the Father of every human being. Sadly the majority of GOD’s children do not believe that, or do not want to have a relationship with Him, or have been blinded by Satan (2 Cor 4:4) to worship false gods or empty philosophies, creating the differences which cause hatred and violence between GOD’s children. In our weekly prayer watch on Mt Carmel this week, some were led to pray for the Israeli Arabs, and then the LORD led us to pray for true peace which can only become a reality in our very fractionated world, when we all worship the True GOD through His Son Yeshua. We sang the song Tiru Cama Tov Yeshua (See How Good Yeshua is). The only hope for the salvation of the majority of people alive today is that their eyes are opened to see that they have been blinded to by the Devil, and they see how good is the GOD of Israel and His Son Yeshua. Please join me in praying that what I have written below, will count towards bringing that revelation to people of all faiths and philosophies, and that many will be added to the Kingdom of our Heavenly Father – In the Name of Yeshua – AMEN & AMEN
David’s 2018 Passover Comment: The 3 Greatest Miracles Ever Seen
Ezekiel 37:12-13 Therefore prophesy and say to them, So says the Lord YHVH: Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves,
and I will bring you into the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am YHVH when I have opened your graves, O My people, and have brought you up out of your graves.
It is always good to be reminded of the miracle working power of the GOD of Israel. So let us look again at the 3 greatest miracles that YHVH has performed over the last 4000 years.
The greatest miracle of all is the resurrection of His Son Yeshua, whose blood seals the New Covenant and makes spending eternity with the Creator of the Universe a possibility for Jew and non-Jew alike. Because of the willingness of the Son of GOD to become a korban, (sacrifice) any sinful human being who accepts the blood of Yeshua passes over from eternal separation from GOD to eternal life with GOD. As we prepare to celebrate the Passover festival this weekend, it is good to be reminded that this miracle was the fulfillment of the 2nd greatest miracle of all time, the Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt almost 4000 years ago.
At exactly the same time of the year, Nisan 1, which became the Biblical New Year, the LORD instructed Moses to prepare the Israelites to leave Egypt, where they had been in bondage for 430 years. The Pharoah chose to ignore the warning plagues that GOD sent upon Egypt and refused to let Israel – the ‘first born son’ go free, resulting in the death of every first born Egyptian male, including Pharoah’s own son, who was destined to become the King of Egypt one day. For a short time the Pharoah relented and he gave Moses permission to lead the Israelites out. As the tribes of Israel waited at the shores of the Red Sea, the Pharoah changed his mind again, and personally led his army out to bring the Israelites back. This is when the 3rd greatest miracle of all time took place. With the Egyptian army rapidly approaching and the Red Sea blocking their way, the Israelites needed an urgent miracle. As Moses excercised his trust and faith in the Holy One of Israel, the miracle happened. A supernatural wind arose, parting the waters, allowing the Israelites to move forward towards their freedom. As the last one reached the other side, the wind ceased and the waters came crashing down on the Egyptian chariots totally destroying Pharoah’s army. Now, but too late, he knew the power of the GOD of Israel. This is the miracle that the Jewish people have celebrated every year at this time, since the event occured. Today Messianic Jews, and a growing number of Christians recognise the fact that the events of the Exodus are an exact foreshadow of the Passion Week leading to the death and the resurrection of Yeshua, which sets us free from bondage to sin.
The 2nd greatest miracle began on May 14th 1948 and is still taking place today. Most Jewish people do not see it, most Christians do not see it, and the secular world definately does not see it, but the ongoing restoration of Israel is indeed an amazing miracle. In fact it is not restoration, but it is resurrection. A mere 70 years ago Israel was just desert and swamp, but today Israel exports miraculous amounts of wonderful tasting produce to many parts of the world, and 6.5 million ‘Dry Bones’ of Ezekiel 36 now live in Israel. A ‘dead’ land and a ‘dead’ people have come back to life, and the resurrection process continues. Israel continues to increase the blessings it brings to the nations and approximately 1000 new ‘Dry Bones’ come back to Israel every month. Never before in the history of the world has an exiled ‘dead’ nation been resurrected back to life, making this the greatest miracle since the resurrection of the Son of GOD.
Yes I know that I have written these things many times before, but it is what I hear the LORD telling me to do. It is imperative at this strategic time, that as many Believers as possible, have a Holy Spirit revelation of the supernatural, ongoing miracle of Israel’s resurrection. Why is this so imperative ?
1/ So that there will be a massive increase in the level of Christian prayer for the Jewish people – that they will see that the existence of modern Israel can only be a miracle performed by their GOD, and that the millions of Jews who are still in exile in the nations will return home, and that they will have a revelation that Yeshua is their long awaited Messiah.
2/ So that the millions of Christians who are deceived and trapped by the lie of Replacement Theology, will also see the resurrection of Israel can only be a miracle performed by the GOD of the Bible, and that they will be added to the number of Christians praying for Israel and the Jewish people.
3/ So that there will be a massive increase in the number of Christians praying for the people in the world who do not even believe in the existence of GOD, that they will recognise the miracle of Israel and from seeing that they will know that YHVH is GOD. (Ezekiel 36:23). We read in Psalm 126:1-2 When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” Currently most nations are not saying that, in fact most are acting against the continuing resurrection miracle, so we need to pray that this prophetic word comes to pass and the nations will see the 2nd greatest miracle of all time.
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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 a breakthrough to the Muslims, and please remember to pray Divine protection for all of the soldiers in the IDF.
Shabbat Shalom & Hag Pesach Sameach for this very special weekend …… David & Josie
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This Weeks News Items
1. Israelis Expect Violence as a Result of US Embassy Move, but Oppose Delay Arutz 7 News March 25th
The Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University have published a survey which showed that 61% of Israelis believe moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will lead to a spike in Arab violence. The survey, which included 600 participants from all sectors of Israeli society, showed that both Jews and Arabs agree that the move will lead to violence, a majority (77.5%) of Arabs advocate asking the US to make the move at a different time, and a majority of Jews (68.8%) do not believe the move should be delayed. According to the poll, a total of 59.5% of those who believe the move will lead to a spike in violence do not believe the move should be delayed.
Participants were also asked whether they believe that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu should resign if he is indicted. A total of 55% said yes, and 2/3s oppose pardoning Netanyahu if he admits to the charges and resigns. However, 62.5% of Israelis do not believe there will be an indictment, because Netanyahu is not guilty of anything. Fifty percent of Israelis said they trust police professionalism in the investigations against Netanyahu, while 45% said they do not trust the police. An additional 54% of Israelis said they trust the Attorney General to decide whether or not PM Netanyahu should be indicted, and 55% trust the honesty and professionalism of Israel’s courts. Pray that the LORD keeps His hand over every issue concerning His land and His people.
2. President Trump Adds Another Pro-Israel Staffer to the White House Team Israel Today News March 23rd
US President Trump on has made another White House staffing change that indicates he’s gearing up for a shift in Middle East policies that favors Israel. Following the sacking of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Trump also fired his National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster. Both men were replaced by staunch supporters of the Jewish state, and just as staunch opponents of former President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Tillerson was replaced by former CIA Director Mike Pompeo. And, going into the weekend, it was announced that Trump’s new National Security Advisor will be former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton. Bolton has made a name for himself as an ultra-conservative who thinks Iran should be bombed before it’s too late, and who unwaveringly backs Israel in its conflict with regional antagonists. These changes signal not only a more more severe shift in policy vis-a-vis Iran, but should be cause for great concern among the Palestinian Authority leadership, which of late has gone out of its way to antagonize Trump. Pray that the USA continues to increase its support of Israel
3. Israel Slams ‘Sham’ UN Human Rights Council Times of Israel News March 25th
Israel has slammed the UN Human Rights Council as a ?sham? after it passed five new anti-Israel resolutions, saying the UNHCR was being used by ?bloodthirsty dictatorships? to mask their own abuses. The UNHCR?is a sham and a mockery,? tweeted an Israel Foreign Ministry spokesperson. The comments come after the United States warned that it was losing patience and again threatened to quit the council after the Geneva-based body adopted five resolutions condemning Israel, one of which called on Israel to relinquish the Golan Heights to war-torn Syria. PM Netanyahu said that the motions were ?More resolutions detached from reality by the circus of the absurd known as the Human Rights Council.? He called to change its name to ?The Council for Resolutions Against the Only Democracy in the Middle East.? Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said in a tweet that Israel ?has no business being in the UNHCR.? He said Israel’s presence there gives legitimacy to its anti-Semitic resolutions, and the farce must end.? The USA and Australia voted against all five resolutions. US Ambassador Nikki Haley said that the council was ?grossly biased against Israel,? noting that it had adopted only three resolutions separately targeting North Korea, Iran, and Syria. ?When the Human Rights Council treats Israel worse than North Korea, Iran, and Syria, it is the council itself that is foolish and unworthy of its name,? said Haley. ?Our patience is not unlimited. Today?s actions make clear that the organization lacks the credibility needed to be a true advocate for human rights,? she said. Haley has over the past year repeatedly warned that the United States was ready to walk away from the 47-member body. Pray that the UNHCR loses all legitimacy and is closed down
4. Three Gaza Terrorists Apprehended Deep Inside Israel World Israel News March 27th
IDF forces arrested three armed terrorists who infiltrated into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. During a routine patrol of the southern Gaza border fence, IDF soldiers detected footprints leading from the Strip 20 kilometers into Israel. Additional security forces were alerted, while local residents were notified of the possible danger. The IDF subsequently arrested three Gazans armed with knives and grenades near the Tse?elim IDF army base, some 20 km. from (12.5 miles) the border. The Israeli military stated that it has launched an inquiry into the incident, calling it ?very serious.? They will examine how the terrorists managed to scale the border obstacles and managed to get deep into Israeli territory. This latest incident occurred as tensions on the border with Gaza are running high after IDF tanks destroyed two Hamas observations posts at the Gaza border Sunday night in response to heavy machine gun fire discharged by Hamas during military maneuvers in the Strip. Pray that all infiltrators are caught and dealt with accordingly
5. Israel Plans to Use Drones to Drop Gas on Gaza Protesters Times of Israel News March 25th
Israeli Border Police are planning to deploy a newly developed drone that can drop tear gas canisters against demonstrators expected to march on the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip in the coming weeks. Hamas has called for a peaceful protest beginning of March 30, with thousands of Palestinians moving to tent cities to be built along Israel?s border. In mid-May, coinciding with the English date of Israel?s Independence Day, known to Arabs as the Nakba, or catastrophe, a mass march is planned on the border, which Israelis fear will turn violent. The Border Police Deputy Commissioner who is leading the drone development, told a TV news outlet that the tear gas drone gives security forces an extended reach. The unmanned aerial vehicle can carry up to six canisters at a time, and drop them individually, as clusters, or all at the same time. Developers are working to increase the payload to 12 canisters as well as field more drones. Beyond the fact that this equipment neutralizes any danger to the troops, it enables reaching places that until now they could not get to. Pray that the Border Police will be successful in keeping any demonstrations under control.
6. PM Netanyahu Admitted & Released From Hospital Israel News March 28th
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was admitted to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem Tuesday evening with a high fever and cough. His physician, Dr. Tzvi Berkowitz, said in a statement that the prime minister had not fully recovered from an illness two weeks ago. A lack of rest, he explained, had caused his condition to deteriorate. Netanyahu, 68, underwent a series of tests but was later released. ?The tests indicated a minor viral infection of his upper respiratory tract. The doctors recommended rest and medication,? according to a statement from the Prime Minister?s office. Pray for PM Netayanyahu to be restored to full health & strength
7. French Jews Will Not Remain Silent After Murder of Holocaust Survivor World Israel News March 28th
The umbrella representative body of French Jewish organizations, known as CRIF, has called for a rally on Wednesday in Paris in memory of an 85 year old Jewish woman brutally killed in her apartment. The woman lived alone in the 11th district of Paris,was found after her apartment was set ablaze, police sources said. An autopsy showed her charred body also had at least 11 stab wounds. A Holocaust survivor, Knoll had managed to evade as a child the 1942 Vel d?Hiv Nazi-directed roundup by French police of more than 13,000 Jews who were sent to Nazi death camps.
Her murder, one year after a similar crime against a 66-year-old Jewish teacher and physician, by her Muslim neighbor caused shock and emotion within the Jewish community. Two men have been arrested over the killing. One man was placed Saturday in custody, and a few hours later, so was a second man, according to Le Figaro. Pray that this brutal murder will inspire many more French Jews to leave the country and return to Israel.