1. July 2015

  2. July 31st, 2015

    1. Isaiah 40:15 - Behold, the nations are like a drop in a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the scales; behold, He takes up the coastlands as a very little thing. v.17 All nations before Him are as nothing; and to Him they are thought to be less than nothing, and vanity. v.23 who brings the rulers to nothing; He makes the judges of the earth as vanity.

      • With all the things swirling in this world, it is good to remember that it is "nothing" for the Lord to move sovereignly.

      • We begin by praising the Lord that He is the God of all might.

      • The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

        Psalms 27:1
    2. We began by praying concerning what is happening in Israel now. This past week there was a gay pride parade in Jerusalem. An orthodox Jewish man rushed into the parade and stabbed 6 people, wounding 2 seriously and one very seriously. The Supreme Court ordered that some homes that were built illegally in Beit El (Jewish settlement in Samaria) be destroyed. This took place on the anniversary of the expulsion of the settlers from Gaza. Riots ensued that were put Jew against Jew. We were lead to: 1) Confess the sin of our people for allowing this type of parade to happen in the city and 2) Ask the Lord to heal the divisions that exist among our people here.

      • We want to confess the abomination of allowing this parade to take place in this city.

      • Give the mayor, the prime minister, and the Supreme Court an attitude adjustment concerning this issue.

      • We ask forgiveness for this sin and we pray that you would wash our people clean.

      • May people find the ultimate solution in Yeshua.

      • Pour out a spirit of grace and supplication upon us (Zech. 12:10) and reveal to us Your Son.

      • Help the Body of Messiah to get its act together by naming the sin, but loving the people.

      • Convict those who have hate in their heart and who end up acting out their hate.

      • Show that you are the comforter and heal those who are wounded.

      • We bring our society before you with its divisions.

      • Liberality has gone too far, so bring us back to a Godly standard of truth.

      • We recognize the invasion of Humanism and acknowledge the sin of entertaining this spirit in Israel.

      • We lift up those who are rioting in the settlements and we ask that You would bring them back to a Godly standard of dealing with their anger.

      • For I know the purposes which I am purposing for you, says Jehovah; purposes of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you shall call on Me, and you shall go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you shall seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. And I will be found by you, says Jehovah; and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places where I have driven you, says Jehovah. And I will bring you again into the place from where I caused you to be exiled.

        Jeremiah 29:11-14
      • We know that we are living in the time of this scripture's fulfillment. Bring us as a people to see our hope in Yeshua that we might live together in peace.

    3. The government in Israel seems to lack direction and vision at the moment. We are reacting to what happens and doing "damage control" on a number of pressing issues. The government is a small delicate coalition where many agendas are at play. With everything swirling around this nation, we need strong leaders filled with vision to work together on behalf of this nation.

      • Thank you for Netanyahu and we pray that You would hedge him into do only those things that you have ordained for him to do - show him a Godly way to delegate.

      • May the LORD hear you in the day of trouble, the name of the God of Jacob set you on high, sending you help from the sanctuary, and upholding you out of Zion.

        Psalms 20:1-2
      • Give Godly counsel to our leaders which they will trust and not become paranoid.

      • Raise up an advisory team for Netanyahu (from inside or outside the Knesset) that will be a great help in a time of trouble.

      • Thank you for the good relationship Netanyahu has with Defense Minister Ya'alon - guard and protect that relationship.

      • Give Netanyahu deafness to advice that is not from You and a quickening in His spirit to hear what is from You.

      • Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You delivered them. They cried to You, and were delivered; they trusted in You, and were not ashamed. (Psalms 22:4-5) - May our leaders trust in You

      • We pray that the budget being proposed by Kahalon be one that meets the needs of the people.

      • Please bring a Godly resolution to the sale of Israel natural gas that could greatly help the nation.

      • We pray a blessing on Israel's economy for the sake of Aliyah - may the Jews around the world see that this is God's good Land.

      • Remove from our leaders political expediency and ambition so that there can be good cooperation in the government.

    4. We continue our prayer watch concerning Iran. The deal has already been approved by a few nations and the UN Security Council. It has not been approved by the Iranian Legislature or the US Congress. The US Congress has until September 17th to review and vote on the deal. The US Congress is the last dam holding back the flood that will come from this deal. We prayed in 2 ways: 1) May men and women of Congress rise to the occasion and refuse this deal. 2) May the Church in the US get on its knees and cry out to the Lord that this deal would be refused.

      • Thank you Lord that there is a possibility for the Congress to say no.

      • Stir up the men and women of the US Congress to listen to their conscience, refuse their political affiliations if necessary and say not to this deal.

      • We pray that the normal citizens would get involved and send a deluge of letters to their representatives urging them to refuse the deal.

      • Give courage to those congress members who would have to vote against the president and who are fearful to do so.

      • May the facts of the deal come out.

      • If the foundations are destroyed, what have the righteous done?

        Psalms 11:3
      • The Church abdicated its place as the moral compass for the nation out of fear and intimidation.

      • Give the Body courage to stand and be counted.

      • Give pastors enough vision to see that the Iranian deal is a priority to the Lord.

      • We pray that you would use these leaders according to Your good will and purpose.

      • Cause Iran to overstep even now.

      • Harden their hearts with pride and greed so that the legislature there would refuse the deal.

    5. Israel is in a position where it will have to decide how to respond. Israel is in a no win scenario. If we keep our peace and accept this deal, we will be in great danger of a Iran growing very strong, very quickly. If Israel does act, the world will condemn us and we will be more of a pariah nation than we are right now. The government needs to be ready and willing to do what is needed for this nation.

      • Except that it was the LORD who was for us, O may Israel say; Except that it was the Lord who was for us when men rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us; then the waters would have flowed over us, the stream would have gone over our soul; then the proud waters would have gone over our soul. Blessed is the Lord, who has not given us as a prey to their teeth. Our soul has escaped like a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made the heavens and earth.

        Psalms 124:1-8
      • If You want Israel to act, Lord may it be quick and decisive.

      • Arise Lord and scatter Your enemies.

      • May Israel know the perfect timing if we need to act.

      • Quicken our cyber warfare division to new methods of cyber war.

      • Anoint our spies in Iran and provide them with all the access an knowledge they need.

      • We pray for unity in the Israeli security council.

      • We continue to plead with you Lord, in Your grace, to act supernaturally.

      • Increase the physical needs of Iran to the extent that the money that will flow in soon would not be able to be used for weapons.

      • Help our military leaders think outside of the box and may they be inspired from You.

      • And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the weeping trees, then you shall strike. For then the LORD shall go out before you to strike the army of the Philistines.

        2 Samuel 5:24
      • Give Israel the courage to preempt if necessary.

      • May Israel develop game changing weaponry.

      • Continue to drag Iran's proxies into the quagmire that is Syria.

      • Drag Hizbollah into the trap that You have prepared for them.

      • Give revelation to Israel concerning the tunnel making on the northern border and wisdom to know how to deal with them.

      • Give the Body understanding concerning the times we are in and its role to intercede.

    6. Aliyah - Last week 221 people made Aliyah from the States and 200 people came from France. We are in the time of the year when Aliyah increases. We pray that it would increase throughout the whole year.

      • And the Word of Jehovah of Hosts came to me, saying, So says Jehovah of Hosts: I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury. So says the LORD: I have returned to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD of Hosts, the Holy Mountain. So says the LORD of Hosts: There shall yet be old men and old women living in the streets of Jerusalem, and each man with his staff in his hand because of their many days. And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets. So says the LORD of Hosts: If it is marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in those days, will it also be marvelous in My eyes, says the LORD of Hosts? So says the LORD of Hosts: Behold, I will save My people from the east country, and from the land of the setting sun. And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. And they shall be My people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

        Zechariah 8:1-8
      • Touch the Jews who have never thought about making Aliyah - may it increase this day.

      • Bring in the rest of the Ethiopian Jews who are waiting to come home.

      • Jews in the US feel like they are safe - show them the great danger that they are in by remaining there.

      • Bring back the loved ones of those who have already made Aliyah so that families could be reunited in Your Land.

      • May the Church around the world be a part of the solution and not the problem when it comes to Aliyah.

      • There is a doctrine in the Church now that says that Jews will be slaughtered in Israel in the end times, dissuading Christians from supporting Aliyah. We pray that this false doctrine would be stripped from the Church.

      • Bring back all the Israelis who have left the Land for one reason or another - my their hearts ache to be back here.

    Shabbat Shalom,

    The IFI Team

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