Watchmen from Jerusalem, Issue 3, 2011
The word of the Lord from Jerusalem
Recently, God spoke a word through Lance Lambert. As we heard Lance give this, we were struck not so much by the judgment prophesied, as by the urgency of the hour and the call to intercession. Here are some excerpts. (For the complete prophecy, see here)
It is well with you that you intercede for Israel that she be saved, for it is My purpose to save her. I will complete the circle of Redemption that began with Abraham and my promise that a great nation would come forth from him, and that in him would all the families of the earth be blessed. And so it has happened! For Israel became the vehicle through which My Word has come to all the nations; and also My Salvation; and the knowledge of My Purpose. From this nation, above all, came the Messiah. Soon the fullness of the Gentiles will have been saved, and I will turn again to Israel, to My Jewish People. They shall be re-engrafted into their own olive tree, and My promise to Abraham will be gloriously fulfilled… and I will use this nation as the last witness to the world as to who I am.
Take very seriously what is taking place in the Arab world… It is not a move toward freedom and true democracy, but an enormous gain for militant Islam. They will seek to annihilate and liquidate Israel, but they will not only fail, their strength and power will be broken, and a huge harvest of souls will be saved from amongst them.
Hear Me, I call you to intercession! It will not be easy. All the powers of My enemy are centered and focused on stopping this people from coming into My Redemption and Salvation. But he will fail! I look therefore for those who will stand in the gap, who will build up the wall, who will stand in the place of intercession.
Shortly also I will begin more serious judgment on the Western nations. I will bring them to nothing…
Hear this Word of Mine. I call you to intercede for those who belong to Me in those nations, that they will be saved from it! Hear this cry. My heart yearns for those who belong to Me, that they might be clear in their understanding, clear in the way that they are to walk in the midst of all this. Do hear Me! … I do not desire judgment, but judgment of the most serious and devastating kind will fall upon those nations. Hear this Word from Me, and obey My call to intercession!
The time to stand in the gap is now!
In May there was friction between Israeli Prime Minister [PM] Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu and President Obama. As Bibi moves closer to a biblical stance concerning Israel, Obama moves further away, and that does not bode well for America.
Many Americans and a large contingent of American Christian Zionists disagree with Obama, yet God's Word is clear - He either blesses or judges nations according to what their leaders do. For gentile nations, those blessings or curses are meted out by how their leaders relate to Jacob/Israel, that is, to the Jewish people and the land God promised them. (Zech. 2:8; also, Gen. 12:3; Psa. 83:1-18; Isa. 60:9; Ezek. 35:2-5; Joel 3:1-2; Obad. 1:10; Zech. 12:9, etc.) America and most other nations today are on a collision course with Israel's God.
In the above word God urges us to pray. Through intercession, God's judgments can be turned aside, at least in part.
I sought for a man … that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it. But I found none. Therefore I have poured out My indignation upon them…Ezek. 22:30-31a; see also Ex. 32:9-14; Luke 18:1-8, etc.