Showing posts with label peace of Jerusalem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label peace of Jerusalem. Show all posts

Monday, September 9, 2019

Praying Daily for the peace of Jerusalem & All of Israel!



Praying Daily for Jerusalem & All of Israel!

We pray daily for our friends in Jerusalem and all of Israel, whether "in season or out".

As believers in Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach), we lift up our brethren, as fathers in the faith.

The Jewish people have been, and are being used by the Lord (Adonai) to show His love and purposes for all people in all nations. We are wise to take heed.

Steve & Laurie Martin
Founders
Love For His People Inc.










I use the above pictured proclamation card in my daily prayer time, from Derek Prince Ministries.You can get a copy for your prayer time (in black and white), if you write to me using the address below.

Blessed are those who pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Blessed are those who bless the Jews, even as Scriptures states in Genesis 12: 3:

"I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you; and by you all the families of the earth will be blessed." (CJB - Complete Jewish Bible)

Our love for His people is constant, unchanging, and eternal.


We share His love with ongoing support for our Messianic friends in the Promised Land, Eretz Israel. We welcome all who will join us in expressing His love.

Ahava & Shalom,

Steve & Laurie Martin
Love For His People
Charlotte, NC USA








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Jerusalem - the eternal capital city of Israel, 
and the King of kings and Lord of lords.


So do we Charlie Brown!


Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; those who love
you will be serene.

PSALMS (122:6)


שַׁאֲלוּ שְׁלוֹם יְרוּשָׁלִָם יִשְׁלָיוּ אֹהֲבָיִךְ

תהילים קכ''ב:ו

Sha-ah-LOO she-LOME Ye-roo-sha-la-YEEM yeesh-la-YOO oh-ha-va-YEEKH

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Prayer Breakfast Unites Christians and Jews for the Peace of Jerusalem - SHAWN A. AKERS CHARISMA NEWS



U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon (Danny Danon Facebook page)

Prayer Breakfast Unites Christians and Jews for the Peace of Jerusalem

SHAWN A. AKERS  CHARISMA NEWS
The atmosphere at Thursday's Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast (JPB) conference in Orlando differed greatly from what Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon faces daily at the United Nations.
Instead of the anti-Israel rhetoric he consistently encounters at the U.N., Danon knows that when he attends events like the JPB, he's among friends and allies.
"For sure, for me it's a completely different ballgame," Danon said in an exclusive interview with Charisma News. "At the U.N., every day they blame Israel; they condemn us; they doubt our connection to Jerusalem and to the holy site. I know we are standing on the right side of history, but coming here and seeing the support and love, it gives the entire Jewish community and the people a lot of inspiration. It inspires me to see so many friends of Israel coming together, praying together and standing together."
The JPB is a prayer movement initiated and chaired by Knesset member Robert Ilatov and co-chaired by former U.S. Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann. The inaugural JPB took place in Jerusalem in 2017, and is designed to bring together government leaders and influential Christian leaders from all walks of society together to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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JPB Director Albert Veksler drew a comparison between Danon and the prophet Daniel in the Bible.
"The difference is that Daniel was thrown into the lions' den only once," Veksler said, referring to Danon's uphill battle for Israel at the U.N.
President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel late last year and the move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem have helped make Danon's job a bit easier, but he said the war rages on.
"I think we should be optimistic and aim high," Danon said. "We are a full member state of the U.N., and I think we are becoming more and more respected, and people are realizing more and more that we are the solution and not the problem. But there is a lot of hypocrisy still. A lot of it comes from European countries, and they should know better."
Danon knows well the worldwide hatred for his home country. Anti-Semitism continues to rage around the globe and has unfortunately ramped up in America.
Last month, lone gunman Robert Bowers slaughtered 11 worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue during Shabbat services. This was the deadliest attack on Jews in the history of the United States.
"Unfortunately, anti-Semitism is on the rise everywhere—not only in Europe also here in the U.S.," Danon said. "We have to realize it; we have to condemn it; and we have to fight it. When you talk about fighting it, you have to start with Louis Farrakhan's comparing of the Jews to termites. This is unacceptable. It leads to violence.
"Today with social media, you have to be very cautious. It's incitement. It's very easy to spread hatred. We saw the consequences of that in Pittsburgh."
But Bachmann says there is hope, and we needn't look any further than the Bible. In an exclusive interview with Charisma News, Bachman says there is no greater proof of God's Word than the existence of the state of Israel.
"Israel is the greatest miracle of the Bible," Bachmann said. "The Bible foretold that the modern Jewish state would be rebuilt, and within the lifetimes of many people here at this event. We are witnesses to the fulfillment of prophecy. The prophet Ezekiel prophesied that even Jerusalem would come back into Jewish hands. That didn't happen until 51 years ago, in 1967. In my lifetime, I have witnessed the fulfillment of Ezekiel's prophecy.
"When you let that sink in, within our modern era, we are witnesses of prophetic fulfillment. That should not only build up our confidence and faith, it should build up our appreciation of the Bible, the authoritative Word of God. The Bible should be even more trustworthy, and it's not done. There are still more events to come."
Veksler says when Christians and Jews work together for the peace of Jerusalem, history will be made. Danon agrees, but says a lot must be done for that to happen. Danon says Christians should come to Israel and experience the land firsthand.
"I think churches should encourage people to come to Israel," Danon says. "Once people come to Israel, and they get connected to the people and the land; they will become ambassadors for life.
"Churches should also not be shy about speaking up for Israel. I meet too many people who say they support us and pray for us, but they need to be vocal about it. I call on pastors to stand up and to mobilize their communities to speak for Israel. We are on the front lines together." 
Shawn A. Akers is a content development editor for Charisma Media.
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Joel C. Rosenberg: With President’s historic yet controversial decision on Jerusalem, Evangelical leaders call Christians around the world to pray for the peace of Jerusalem as never before.

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New post on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

With President’s historic yet controversial decision on Jerusalem, Evangelical leaders call Christians around the world to pray for the peace of Jerusalem as never before. [Here’s the statement we just released from the Alliance For The Peace of Jerusalem.]

by joelcrosenberg
Time and again, Jerusalem lies at the Epicenter of the momentous events that are shaking our world and shaping our future. This week is no exception.
As a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen -- and a Jewish Evangelical -- and most recently as a new resident of Jerusalem where my wife and kids and I now live, these issues are not just theological or theoretical for me. They're personal.
Lynn and I love Jerusalem -- we love both Israelis and Palestinians. We love them dearly and equally, as we believe God does. We don't want to see any more divisions or violence or terror or injustice of any kind. There has been too much suffering, too much bloodshed. We long to see peace between the two sides. We pray and work for the day when both peoples can truly live side by side, and amongst each other, in safety and security and freedom and prosperity -- free and willing and eager even to seek the Prince of Peace and make Him known to the rest of the world. 
On Monday at the National Press Club, I helped launch a new organization called the "Alliance For The Peace of Jerusalem." The timing, I believe, was from the Lord. Now more than ever, the Church needs to be faithful to the Psalmist's command to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem" (Psalm 122:6) . Now more than ever, the Church needs to "seek peace and pursue it" (Psalm 34:14). Now more than ever, we need to be faithful ambassadors of God's love and compassion to both Jews and Arabs trapped in a cycle of seemingly never-ending tension -- and ambassadors of grace towards Christian brothers and sisters who have different (and deeply held) views of how best to achieve peace.
Here is the full statement the Alliance's executive leadership released today -- I hope you'll take a moment to read it in full, share your comments with me on my "Epicenter Facebook Page," and share this with your family and friends at this critical hour. God bless you.
Evangelicals Conflicted Over President Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem and How Best to Make Peace. New survey shows nuances in Evangelical thinking toward Israel; Leaders say praying for the peace of Jerusalem more urgent than ever. 
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 – Even Evangelical Christians who love and support Israel have diverse views on how best to proceed with peace, including a range of reactions to President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
According to a new survey, “Evangelical Attitudes Toward Israel and the Peace Process,” the overwhelming majority of Evangelicals do support Israel. Eighty percent of evangelicals agree that God’s promise to Abraham and his descendants was for all time; 76 percent say Christians should support the Jewish people’s right to live in the sovereign state of Israel; and 69 percent say Israel has a historic right to the land. Additionally, 66 percent say Israel’s existence, security and prosperity are things they support.
Yet the data also show evangelicals are conflicted on the best way to move forward with establishing peace. Forty-one percent of survey respondents argue the Jewish people have a biblical right to the land but also have a responsibility to share, although another 31 percent are not sure. In regard to the one-state versus two-state solution, there is a high level of uncertainty, as 23 percent stated the Palestinians should be allowed to create their own sovereign state while 31 percent disagree and 46 percent of respondents are unsure. This level of uncertainty is even higher among the millennial generation, of which 4 in 10 (41 percent) have no strong views about Israel.
The LifeWay Research study, released this week, is co-sponsored by Chosen People Ministries and New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg.
“While the survey didn’t ask questions specifically related to the capital or embassy location, the responses clearly show that while there may be support, there are also many questions about the details of how and when this could or should work,” said Dr. Darrell Bock, New Testament professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.
In response to changing views of Israel among younger Evangelicals, a group of faith leaders, scholars, authors and pastors formed the Alliance for the Peace of Jerusalem, an organization dedicated to better public understanding of the complexities of the Middle East including its historical and biblical roots as well as calling Christians to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
“The president’s decision and the domestic and international controversy it has aroused underscores the importance of calling the church to pray faithfully and consistently for the peace of Jerusalem—now more than ever,” said Rosenberg, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen. “It is clear from the survey that Evangelicals want peace. The question of how to get there has confounded presidents, kings and prime ministers, so it’s not surprising that the church isn’t clear how best to apply biblical principles concerning Jerusalem to a conflict that’s thousands of years old. There are very different views in the Christian world on how best to make peace, which is why we must show grace to one another in these very important and timely discussions. This is exactly why the Alliance exists.”
The Alliance will strive to educate the church about Israel’s role in the biblical narrative—past, present and future—while also affirming God’s concern for Palestinians and all peoples of the Middle East.
“I applaud the support of the Evangelical community for Israel, and we are ready to make the case to the next generation of Evangelicals about God’s continued purposes for the nation of Israel—which includes Jerusalem,” said Dr. Mitch Glaser, president of Chosen People Ministries. “Yet, the survey also indicates that Christians, especially the younger generation, deeply care about the Palestinians and how they will achieve freedom and opportunity. Our Alliance will encourage everyone -- Evangelicals especially, to fervently pray for God’s peace to rest upon all people in the region.”
The “Evangelical Attitudes Toward Israel and the Peace Process” study was conducted Sept. 20-28, 2017. The survey asked 2,002 Americans with evangelical beliefs about a wide range of issues involving Israel and the Palestinians. Results were unveiled Dec. 4 during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Celebrating the miracle stories of 1967 - ONE FOR ISRAEL Dr. Erez Soref


May 22, 2017

Shalom!



"When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream..." Ps 126:1

This Wednesday on Jerusalem Day, we will be celebrating 50 years of the reunification of Jerusalem. For so many years, Jewish people could only pray and long for Jerusalem, but through the remarkable and miraculous events of 1967, God restored the city of Zion to the people of Israel.

"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."

Israeli soldiers in wonder and awe, Jerusalem 1967

Yet still, we pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and for the salvation and well-being of all her inhabitants. 1967 was a significant year in many respects, but true shalom will only come when Yeshua returns.

In the meantime, we are constantly working to make sure that the gospel reaches everyone in Israel! Just as we have produced many videos tackling common questions that Jewish people ask, we are now also working on a parallel series in Arabic, which we will be filmed later this year. 

For now, here's the latest one from Moti and Eitan, showing how the Bible is full of very specific prophecies about the Messiah:




COME AND SEE THE PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL RESTORATION

For thousands of years, believers would have heard the biblical stories about Israel, and yet would've seen the Jewish people scattered about the earth with but a small remnant living in the Land. As empire after empire overran her borders, it would have been easy to think God would not be faithful to His promise to Israel to regather her a second time (see Isaiah 11:11-12). But here we are today, just one year out from celebrating modern Israel's 70th birthday, and we can say with full confidence God has indeed been faithful! The descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are back in the land God promised to them, and not only that, but a spiritual restoration has begun as well. 

Why not come and see for yourself the amazing rebirth of Israel on one of our unique ONE FOR ISRAEL Ministry Trips? We'll not only take you to the biblical sites, but we'll also introduce you to local Jewish and Arab believers and provide hands-on opportunities to serve Israelis, demonstrating to them in word and deed the love of Yeshua (Jesus). With space still available on our upcoming June and November trips, it's not too late to join us! Simply go to oneforisrael.org/about-us/ministry-trips, select a trip, and follow the instructions to sign-up! We'd love to have you!


THE MIRACLES OF THE 1967 WAR

As marvelous as this victory is in our eyes, we are mindful that the events of the Six Day War has led to some very hard repurcussions. Was this victory really from God? Here are some of the ways we can see God's handiwork in the events of 1967. Continue reading...



HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM?
Psalm 122 urges us to "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem", or more literally, to ask about shalom for Jerusalem. What does it mean? Is it talking here about the need to pray for the city itself - for the dirt and stones, or for spiritual salvation, as true peace starts within? Or a bit of both? Let's look at what the Bible has to say about the significant city, and some suggestions about how we can pray today. Continue reading...
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