Attitude of Prayer

I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Gen. 12:3 (ESV).

Attitude of Prayer - I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Gen. 12:3 (ESV).

Gentile Participation in Aliyah

Christians have a high calling. Like the Jewish people, Gentiles are to walk worthy of our calling. “I therefore beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called” (Ephesians 4:1).

The Gentile world is called to carry Jewish sons & daughters home to Israel. Isaiah 49:22

Through persecution and antisemitic acts, the Gentile nations scattered the Jewish people to the corners of the earth. Now, the Lord is calling his Jewish people home, and Gentiles are called to participate.

And the Lord assigned the funding and facilitating of the regathering to the Gentiles. Aliyah is the return of the Jewish people to Israel. You can help. Check out this website: CyrusFoundation.org.

Three Wonderful Prayer Websites and Resources

There are some wonderful prayer websites and resources available to us online. Here are three.

1. Germaine Copeland has written many prayer guide books, such as Prayers That Avail Much. Her prayer website is Prayers.org from Word Ministries, Inc. It would be wise to bookmark this site. She has posted a variety of prayers for, e.g., children, employment, boldness. She prays the Scriptures. You can browse her prayers by clicking here.

2. Dr. Michael Evans is a New York Times best-selling author. He began the Jerusalem Prayer Team in 2007. They pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Their site is JerusalemPrayerTeam.org. On this website, there is a live camera feed at the Western Wall. Jerusalem is 7 hours ahead of New York City/Eastern Standard Time.

Click here to view activity at the Western Wall.

Their goal “is to enlist 1 million people in America to pray daily and 100,000 houses of worship praying weekly for the peace of Jerusalem.” The Bible instructs us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Psalm 122:6.

3. GotQuestions.org asks, “How Can I Become A Prayer Warrior?” and “Why Is Daily Prayer Important?” To read the answers, click here. They have many articles on prayer, fasting, the different types of prayer, and other prayer-related topics. This is another good site to bookmark.

The Spiritual Gifts of the Holy Spirit

“After 9 days of prayer before Shavuot/Pentecost, God brought His Holy Spirit on the disciples. What will He show you if you do the same?” Tweet from Messianic Sabbath (@m_sabbath) on 6/03/14.

Charisma Magazine has a list of 25 spiritual gifts mentioned in Scripture that “the Holy Spirit gave to the early church—and continues to give today. Most Christians are familiar with the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit that Paul describes in 1 Cor. 12:4-10. But did you know there are many more?”

The Apostle Paul said, “Now about the spiritual gifts (endowments of supernatural energy), brethren, I do not want you to be misinformed.” 1 Cor. 12:1 (AMP).

“Paul, the great apostle who wrote most of the New Testament and laid the foundation for victorious Christian life, thanked God that he spoke in tongues. Paul deemed ‘praying in other tongues’ important and was grateful for the blessing.” From The Power of Praying in Tongues by Glenn Arekion (back cover), Destiny Image Europe.

“More than 600 million Christians have received the gift of the Holy Spirit. You can learn to use your spirit language to see prayers answered, activate more faith, receive healing and victory, and increase God’s love and power within your life and ministry.” From Seventy Reasons for Speaking in Tongues by Bill Hamon (back cover), Destiny Image Publishers, Inc.

Charisma Magazine has many free online articles about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, like “The Purpose of Pentecostal Power,” by Kyle Winkler. He says, the book of Acts is “the beginning of the ‘tongues’ phenomenon, and largely, the ability of everyday Christians to engage in deliverance and healing.” Read more here.

“Tongues have been the making of my ministry,” said Rev. John G. Lake (quoted in interview here), a world shaker and the first Pentecostal missionary to Africa. Lake’s healing ministry continues today in prayer and “Healing Rooms” all over the world.

Evangelist Sid Roth wants to pray with you online to receive Jesus as your Savior, and to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Check out his video, “How to Know God.” Sid will help you ask Jesus to fill you with His Holy Spirit. Sid says, “Everyone who asks, receives.”

Gentile Participation in Aliyah

Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD, and up to a million Jews were killed. The surviving Jews fled Rome, and were dispersed from their homeland. They were persecuted for 1900 years. In the Bible, God promised to bring them back to the land of Israel. In 1948, in fulfillment of Bible prophecy, the Jewish State of Israel was reborn.

You can read a “list of important Bible verses which reference the RESTORATION OF ISRAEL as a nation in the last days” (along with Ezekiel 36 & 37) at End Times Bible Prophecy.

For example: “He will gather the scattered people of Judah from the ends of the earth.” Isaiah 11:12. (NLT) “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will gather you and your children from east and west and from north and south. I will bring my sons and daughters back to Israel from the distant corners of the earth. All who claim me as their God will come, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them.” Isaiah 43:5-7. (NLT)

The Gentiles have a calling to participate in Aliyah, the return of the Jewish people. We are to carry them home to Israel. This is the Lord’s will for us:

“Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the GENTILES, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.” Isaiah 49:22. (KJV)

God delights in this work. He says, “Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.” Jeremiah 32:41. (KJV)

Christian organizations are helping the Jewish people return to Israel. They need our financial help. Our obedience and participation is pleasing to the Lord.

Why donate? “The vast majority of Christians are Gentile (non-Jewish) believers in the God of Israel, and as such, we are indebted to the Jewish people (see Romans 15:27). They have given us everything we believe in: the Bible, the Church founders and even Jesus Himself.” (OperationExodusUSA)

Instructions for Christian Giving–Have you taken Care of Israel?

Dr. Randy White, of Randy White Ministries, wrote a blog post on Concentric Circles of Charity. He identifies four circles:

  1. One’s own household
  2. Christian ministry
  3. Fellow believers
  4. Israel

Commenting on Romans 15:25, White says:

Do you know that we are indebted to the Jewish people? Our entire faith is built upon a Jewish Carpenter, and the words of Jewish Apostles and Prophets. Today, when we see the work of God in re-established Israel, we know that God is in the process of fulfilling both the physical and the spiritual promises to Paul’s kinsmen. Because it is such a clear work of God, don’t you want to join Him in this work through financial support for that which He is doing? While giving to Israel will not be our primary distribution point for our Christian charity, we should see that it does receive some of our charitable giving, being part of the concentric circles of charity.

God is now regathering His scattered people to His Land. With all His heart and soul, He is calling American Jewish people to return to Israel. Jer. 32:41. Gentiles are called to carry Jewish sons and daughters home to Israel. Is. 49:22. Many American Jewish people want to “make Aliyah”, move to Israel. They need our financial help. Please consider adopting a Jewish family. To join the Lord in this great joy, and get the whole story, contact the Cyrus Foundation.

Arizona, Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Florida

Several American States have passed state legislation in support of Israel: Arizona, Iowa, Texas,  Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Florida.

  • Arizona passed House Resolution 2008 in support of Israel in 2012.
  • Iowa passed House Resolution 9 in support of Israel in 2013.
  • Texas passed Senate Resolution 694 in support of Israel in 2013.
  • Oklahoma passed House Resolution 1007 in support of Israel in 2013.
  • South Carolina passed House Resolution 4339 commending Israel in 2011.
  • Florida Legislature unanimously passed “Stand with Israel” Resolution HR1447/SR1396 in 2012.

The U.S. House passed H.Res. 268 in support of Israel in 2011. Click here to see who voted Yea/Nay/Present.

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed a Declaration of Support of Israel in 2012.

Why stand with Israel? Bryan Fischer has the answer:

Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East – which is reason alone to stand with her. She has been a staunch ally of the U.S. since the earliest days of her modern founding, and simple friendship and loyalty dictate that we return the favor.

And unlike the Muslim nations which surround Israel, Israel does not want to destroy the United States.

. . .

But beyond all these quite sound reasons to stand unapologetically with Israel against the UN and against the Palestinian threat, there is one additional, overriding reason.

We should stand with Israel because God does.

He went on to cite Gen. 12:3: “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse . . . .” (ESV).

Lord, bless these friends of Israel in accordance with Your word for their obedience to Scripture–bless those “[who confer prosperity or happiness upon” Israel. Gen. 12:3 (AMP). Let righteousness exalt America. Prov. 14:34. And we pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Ps. 122:6. We request these blessings in the high name of Jesus. Amen.

Right Now, Prayer for Jerusalem, Israel’s capital

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and the seat of Israel’s government. All branches of the Israeli government are located in Jerusalem, including the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), the Supreme Court, and the residences of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres. More about Jerusalem here.

The Bible instructs us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. It also says there is a prosperity benefit attached to loving Jerusalem. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” Psalms 122:6 (KJV).

Let’s make blessing Jerusalem a priority in 2014. Let’s rejoice and be glad with her. Is. 66:10. Let’s pray for the prosperity of all who love Jerusalem. Ps. 122:6. And let’s pray for her peace to flow like a river. Scripture says that God shall cause peace to flow like a river in Jerusalem and it will be glorious.  Is. 66:12.

Holy One of Israel, we pray for the shalom of Jerusalem and we claim the prosperity of those who love her. Ps. 122:6. We thank you for posting watchmen on her walls. Is. 62:6. We put you in remembrance of your promise to make Jerusalem a praise in all the earth. Is. 62:7. Thank you that we can pray with your people in Jerusalem, at the Wailing Wall (click here).  Christians ask all these things in the name of Jesus, “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” Matt. 6:13.

Right now, God is regathering his scattered Jewish people. Amos 9:14. He is doing it with all his heart and soul. Jer. 32:41. Aliyah, the return of the Jewish people to Israel, is linked with the sanctification of God’s name, set apart and holy. Ez. 36:23-24. God is calling you to assist with this joy–the Lord prophesied that His Gentile church would carry the Jewish people home to Israel. Is. 49:22. Many American Jewish people want to make Aliyah and move to Jerusalem. There is an urgent financial need right now. Please help us with this joy. For more information, please contact the Cyrus Foundation.

100 Things God Said About Healing

Faith Hope Prayer has a list of 222 prayers in the Bible. There are 176 in the Old Testament, and 46 in the New Testament. This includes the prayers of Abraham, Moses, Job, David, Daniel, Jesus and many others. And, did you know there are 35 prayer-less books in the Bible?

Faith Hope Prayer also has a list of 100 Things God Said About Healing by David Emigh.

The Cyrus Foundation has a list of American Jewish families that need our help. They want to move to Israel. God is regathering His scattered Jewish people. He is regathering them with “all [His] heart and soul.” Jer. 32:41 (NIV). God prophesied that Gentiles would participate in this regathering–you are God’s provision for the Jewish people. Is. 49:22. They need our financial help.

Remember that the early church gave beyond their ability: “their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord . . . .” 2 Cor. 8:2-3 (ESV).

To join the Lord in this great joy and get the whole story, contact the Cyrus Foundation.

“Peace be on Israel” Ps. 125:5. (NIV).

Prophecies for the Church

Lion & Lamb Ministries has listed these Bible prophecies for the righteous, born-from-above believers who make up the Church of Jesus Christ:

As we see the Lord fulfilling every promise He has made to the Jews, we can be assured that He will fulfill all the promises He has made to the Church through His Prophetic Word.

He has promised that one day very soon, His Son will appear in the Heavens. There will be the shout of an archangel and the blowing of a shofar, and all the dead in Christ will be resurrected to meet Him in the sky. And those of us who are alive will be taken up also, not even experiencing death (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). We will receive glorified, perfected bodies (Isaiah 35:5-6 & Philippians 3:21). We will return to Heaven with the Lord to await the end of the Tribulation (John 14:1-4). While in Heaven, we will be judged to receive our degrees of rewards (2 Corinthians 5:10) and we will celebrate our union with the Lord at the “Marriage Supper of the Lamb” (Revelation 19:7-9).

We will then return with the Lord to this earth (Revelation 19:14), and we will reign with Him for a thousand years (Revelation 20:1-6). During that glorious reign, we will see the earth flooded with peace, righteousness and justice, as the waters cover the seas (Isaiah 11:1-9).

At the end of the Millennium, we will be removed from this earth to the New Jerusalem the Lord has been preparing for us, and from that vantage point, we will witness the greatest fireworks display in history as God envelops this earth in fire, burning away the pollution of Satan’s last revolt (2 Peter 3:10-13). Out of that fiery inferno will come new heavens and a new earth where we will live forever in the New Jerusalem in the presence of Almighty God and His Son (Revelation 21:1-7).

God is now fulfilling his promise to “assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” Isaiah 11:12 (NASB). God prophesied that the Gentiles would carry the Jewish people home to Israel. Isaiah 49:22.

Jesus talked about our deeds. Jesus said, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matt. 25:40 (NIV). His brothers and sisters are Jewish. Jesus gives us credit for showing Him compassion when we help the Jewish people. The message cannot be any clearer.

There is an URGENT NEED for financial help. Many Jewish people are waiting for help now. God is calling Gentiles to the restore His people to His Land.  For more information, contact the Cyrus Foundation.

365 Messianic Prophecies

Prophecy is history written before it happens. Yeshua (Jesus) fulfilled the Messianic prophecies.

Bibleprobe.com offers a list of 365 prophecies in the Jewish Scriptures that Yeshua fulfilled. And HopeofIsrael.com lists 324 prophecies in the Jewish Scriptures that were fulfilled by Yeshua. Scroll down and read the final verses from Zechariah and Malachi.

Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Micah 5:2. He was to be rejected and his body pierced, Zech. 12:10, and he was to have a violent death, Zech. 13:7.

God’s timing is my timing! Daniel 9:25 (NIV): “From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One,[a] the ruler, comes, there will be . . . [483 years].” Jesus was hailed, and prophecy fulfilled, on Palm Sunday, in the year 32 AD. The fulfillment was documented in John 12:13 when the people said, “‘Hosanna!’ ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ‘Blessed is the king of Israel!'”

David wrote Psalm 22 a thousand years before the crucifixion. In fact, David wrote Psalm 22 over 600 years before crucifixion was even invented! Yet Psalm 22 refers to the piercing of Messiah’s hands and feet and the casting of lots for His clothes. Read more about crucifixion here.

Daniel said that Messiah would be killed before the destruction of the temple in 70 AD. “After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary . . . . [a]nd desolations have been decreed.” Daniel 9:26.

Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed by the Roman general Titus in A.D. 70, thirty-eight years after Jesus Christ was crucified. Jesus foretold of the destruction of the temple as recorded in Matthew 24:1-2. Over one million Jews were killed during the A.D. 70 invasion of Jerusalem.

Messiah Revealed.

The Holy Spirit does not calculate the odds. What are the chances that Messiah would fulfill all 365 prophecies? Even fulfilling 8 of them was a God-sized miracle. E=mJC3’s Prophecy 101 page relates that “Josh McDowell [in Evidence That Demands a Verdict] calculates the odds that one person would fulfil [sic] only 8 prophecies at 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000 (1 in 10 to the 17th power).”

Check out Amazon’s Josh McDowell page here.