1. January 2015

  2. January 16th, 2015

    1. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

      Psalms 100:4
      • We bless and thank You for the outpouring of rain and snow over this land in the past few weeks.

      • We praise You for who You are - the almighty, faithful, never changing God of Israel (Malachi 3:6).

      • Hallelujah. YHWH is building Jerusalem and gathering together Israel's outcasts (Psalm 147:2).

      • We are so grateful that You are not 'politically correct', but are the Yes and Amen! (2 Corinthians 1:20).

      • Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing…Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb forever and ever.

        Revelation 5:12-13
      • Thank You for watching/guarding over Your land (Psalm 121:4).

    2. The Israeli election campaign is in full swing. All primaries are over and most of the parties lists of candidates are complete. This election is coming at a crucial time as we see more chaos, confusion and anti-Semitism rising up in the world, as well as a more dangerous situation developing surrounding Israel.

      • First of all, then, I exhort that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence, for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

        1 Timothy 2:1-4
      • Lord, aid us to pray from our position seated with You in heaven (Ephesians 2:6) so that we might see as You see and pray as directed from Your heart and not in reaction to the chaos.

      • As we watch and pray, protect us from deception.

      • Let us not pray prayers that sound wonderful but do not contribute to the building up of Your Kingdom. - But the end of all things is near. Therefore be of sound mind, and be sensible to prayers. (1 Peter 4:7)

      • Abba, raise up voices of truth in the midst of this election season.

      • Give them increasing influence in the media, in the campaign and in the hearts of this people.

      • Lord, overrule and raise up Your chosen servant to lead Israel into the future. …until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He will. (Daniel 4:25)

      • Almighty One, we remind You of Your precious promises to Israel, that when You brought them back to this land, You would give them 'shepherds after Your heart' (Jeremiah 3:14-15; 23:3-4).

      • May the fruit of the elections be a stable government that can govern.

      • Lord, there are still influential voices crying Peace, peace, but there is no peace partner for Israel on the Palestinian side. Therefore, close these deceptive mouths and do not allow them to have authority in this nation (Jeremiah 6:14; 8:11).

      • Aid Shas voters to see how wicked their current leadership is and to vote for another party.

      • Lord, we still believe that You have chosen Bibi Netanyahu as Israel's next prime minister. If that is not true, show us.

      • If that is true, we ask for an overwhelming victory to be given to him and his Likud party, to be able to run this nation with a minimal amount of compromise.

      • Abba, give us a government through whom You can be glorified (Psalm 115;1-3)!

    3. We prayed for protection over this nation from the deceptive manipulation of most of the media - both Israel's and internationally.

      • Surely, there is no divination against Jacob, nor any witchcraft against Israel. According to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What God has worked!

        Numbers 23:23
      • No weapon that is formed against you shall be blessed; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment, you shall condemn. This is the inheritance of the servants of YHWH, and their righteousness is from Me, says YHWH.

        Isaiah 54:17
      • Lord, most Israelis are not under the blood of the Lamb - yet! Please shield them from all the schemes of the enemy wanting to deceive and confuse them.

      • Open their eyes to see the wicked 'anyone-but-Bibi' spirit that has been released during this campaign.

      • Lord, You have said Israelis are often stubborn and stiff-necked. Use that for good as they see that Bibi is the only real electable choice to stand up to the world powers wanting to divide Your land (Leviticus 25:23; Ezekiel 36:5; Joel 3:1-2).

      • In the minds of Israelis, raise up those reporters and commentators who are expressing the truth.

      • Give us who know You that spirit that rested on the sons of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do… (1 Chronicles 12:32a)

      • Help us to test all we see and hear by Your word - whether it is in the media or in the Body of Messiah. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1)

    4. We asked the Lord to give us clarity to see what really happened this past week in Paris - both with the terrible terror attacks and with the huge 'unity' march. We sense the enemy working both ends towards his goals and asked the Lord to show us how to align our thinking and prayers with Him. Humanism is growing - as is Islamic terrorism. Both these anti-Christ forces see Jews and Christians as the enemy. We truly need His anointing to understand how to stand and pray.

      • Little children, it is the last time. And just as you have heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have risen up, from which we know that it is the last hour…But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and know that no lie is of the truth.

        1 John 2:18, 20-21
    5. Hizbullah, the terror group based in Lebanon with deep links to both Iran and Syria's President Assad, is back in the news big time. It was revealed that they have around 150,000 missiles, many of which can hit all areas in Israel - and that they could be preparing to invade Israel in the very near future. Their fighters in Syria - the ones who were not killed - have gained much fighting experience supporting and battling for Assad to stay in power. Also, a report has surfaced that says Syria is again trying to develop nuclear weapons in the hidden base right next to Hizbullah-land.

      • Lord, as we cry out to You to protect this nation (Joel 2:17), do what You said in Joel 2:18-21: Then YHWH will be jealous for His land and pity His people. Yes, YHWH will…say to His people, Behold, I will send you grain, wine, and oil, and you shall be satisfied with it. And I will no more make you a curse among the nations. But I will remove the northern army far from you, and will drive him into a barren and deserted land…Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice. For YHWH will do great things.

      • Abba, protect all of Israel's spies and collaborators.

      • Give them actionable intelligence so that Israel knows what to do - especially if it needs to pre-empt.

      • Release miraculously the Israeli spy who apparently is in Hizbullah's hands right now.

      • Lord, deal with the huge arsenal of missiles in Hizbullah's possession.

      • Give the IDF a map and plans to take this threat out of existence.

      • Continue to give Israel game-changing weapons.

      • Reveal the truth of Syria's nuclear program and give wisdom to Israel as to what to do.

      • We trust You to protect Israel - even if that means releasing a host of angels to do it.

      • The horse is prepared for the day of battle; but safety is from YHWH.

        Proverbs 21:31
    6. It has been revealed that the US Consulate in Jerusalem [America's embassy is in Tel Aviv], is training Palestinians in Jericho to be armed security guards for their complex. This is a break of protocol as the agreement with Israel is that only ex-IDF combat veterans would be in this position. This is another slap in the face of Netanyahu and Israel by the Obama administration and their John Kerry-run State Department. And this is very dangerous - for America.

      • I will bless those that bless you and curse the one who curses you.

        Genesis 12:3a; Numbers 24:9b
      • Abba, bring this to the attention of the new US Congress and let them deal with this immediately.

      • Abba, bring this to the attention of the US Jewish community and let them protest this in strength.

      • Lord Yeshua, bring this to the attention of American Christian Zionists and let them not be silent.

      • Lord, may the Israeli foreign ministry not be politically correct' in protesting this breaking of protocol.

    7. God can cause all things to work together for good (Romans 8:28) - although nowhere in the Bible does it say that all things are good. And this is what He is doing during this time of increasing anti-Semitism and terrorism in Europe in particular. Besides the recent events in France, a UK survey has just shown that almost 50% of respondents hold anti-Semitic ideas and almost 50% of UK Jews are very concerned for their future there. The good God is working out of this? There is a definite increase in aliyah - the immigration of Jews to Israel. While it would be nice to see Jews come home out of a love for Zion, the scriptures say they will return both for that reason and because of escaping from the hunters.

      • Whatever it takes, Lord, as this is intimately tied in with Your glory (Isaiah 43:5-7, 21), bring Your people home!

      • For those who love Zion, encourage them to come home now (Psalm 137:5-6).

      • Wake up the Jews in exile to see the release of the hunters (Jeremiah 16:16).

      • May aliyah be a major campaign theme and then give us a government that will make aliyah a priority.

      • Help Gilad Erdan, the Interior Minister [the ministry which determines citizenships] to change whatever needs to be changed to make getting one's citizenship in Israel easier - even for Messianic Jews.

      • Aid Sofa Landver, the Absorption Minister [aid to new Israel citizens getting settled in Israel] to have all the help and finances she needs to do all that You have raised her up for.

      • Lord, mercy. Bring Your people home alive and not as this past week, when four Jews returned from Paris - in coffins.

      • God, cleanse the Jewish Agency from all politically correct thinking.

      • Help them focus all their time, efforts and finances on bringing the Jews home - and not on helping exile Jewish communities to be established.

      • Continue to bless Israel's overall economy to attract more exiles.

      • Help the next government have a real solution to the high cost of living here in Israel.

      • Hear the Word of YHWH, O gentiles, and declare it in the coastlands afar off. And say, He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep him, as a shepherd keeps his flock.

        Jeremiah 31:10
    8. We prayed for the Israeli Body of believers - especially Messianic Jewish elders - that all would line up their thinking with God and not with men. The struggle for the right to inherit that which God has promised us, is primarily a spiritual issue. It plays out in the political and all other areas, but if Israeli believers are not clear, then who can stand before God? Compromise on His promises is not biblical. Blessing our enemies is scripturally, but God receiving the glory takes priority. And as He says in Ezekiel 36, the restoration of the Jews to Israel - and the destruction of His/their enemies (Chap. 35) - is for the sanctification of His name.

      • Yeshua the Messiah has become a minister of the circumcision [Jews] for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers [Abraham, Isaac & Jacob],

        Romans 15:8
      • Abba, clear out all confusion from the Body over the issue of Your land.

      • Give the elders of Zion absolute vision concerning the dangers of a 'Palestine' on this land - to both the Jews and the Palestinians themselves.

      • Establish Your Word as the ultimate arbitrator in all issues.

      • Lord, drive out the principality of Humanism from the Body (Psalm 68:1; Matthew 16:23).

      • Use Arab Christian Zionists to provoke the Jewish leadership to jealousy.

      • Increase the number of Arab Christian Zionists.

      • Hinder all Israeli leaders who unknowingly open doors to strange fire to enter Your land.

      • Thank You that there is a growing Israeli body of believers in this land at this time.

    IFI's annual Prayer Conference in Jerusalem starts next Monday evening. There will be no Friday Prayer Alert for the next two weeks, yet each afternoon of the conference, we will post a short video update of what was preached and prayed into the previous day. You will be receiving an e-mail notification on those updates. Unfortunately, the updates will only be in English.

    Please pray for them and for the rest of the conference time - that the leadership team would hear His voice, that the congregation would move in a Spirit-led unity and that God the Father would be pleased and glorified in and through Messiah Yeshua our Lord.

    Shabbat shalom

    The IFI team

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