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Sunday
Apr072019

Favor for Zion

Declaring God’s Word, March 30

The Lord says that the regathering of Israel in our day is a banner raised by Him for the nations. Events in Israel and the Middle East today are at the center of world attention and media coverage. This period of Israel’s regathering at the end of the age was marked out clearly on God’s great prophetic calendar three thousand years ago. Here is one of the passages that make this clear:
You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come. For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity. The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory. For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory….Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD. (Psalm 102:13–16, 18 NIV)

Declaring God’s Word, March 30The Lord says that the regathering of Israel in our day is a banner raised byHim for the nations. Events in Israel and the Middle East today are at thecenter of world attention and media coverage. This period of Israel’sregathering at the end of the age was marked out clearly on God’s greatprophetic calendar three thousand years ago. Here is one of the passagesthat make this clear:You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to showfavor to her; the appointed time has come. For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity. The nations willfear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere yourglory.

For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory….Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet createdmay praise the LORD. (Psalm 102:13–16, 18 NIV)

 

Now is God’s appointed time to have mercy on Zion and to show favor to her. This is not something that Zion or the Jewish people have earned, but something that comes out of God’s sovereign grace and mercy. One of the main purposes of what God is doing is to bring glory to His own name in the sight of all the nations by fulfilling His promises to Israel. The rebuilding of Zion is one of the great biblical signs that the time is at hand for the Lord to appear in His glory. We have the great privilege of living in the time that the psalmist here foresaw. I believe we are the ones being created as a people in response to what God is doing for one supreme purpose:  to bring praise to the Lord.

Thank You, Lord, that You are committed to Israel. I intercede for that nation now. I proclaim that God is bringing glory to His own name by fulfilling His promises to Israel, for the Lord will not forsake His people. Amen.

 

Thursday
Mar282019

God is present

The Lord will not forsake His people.

God promised Abraham and Jacob that their descendants would be like the sand on the seashore. That is such a vivid picture of Israel throughout the last two thousand years of history. The waves have continually beaten upon them. The rage of men and demons—and Satan himself—has unleashed countless onslaughts against the Jewish people in many different areas at many different times. The sea has been stirred up; it has roared, it has tossed to and fro, it has beaten on the sand. And do you know what happens? The sand always wins. Why? Because God said it would. It is God’s Word being worked out.
It is so important to understand that the Jews did not choose to be God’s people. It was the Lord who chose them. I believe that every choice God makes is a right choice. No matter how contrary things may appear, the Lord did the right thing. He will not forsake His people—not because they deserve His faithfulness, but for His great name’s sake. God’s name is committed to Israel; His honor is at stake.
The Lord will not forsake His people.God promised Abraham and Jacob that their descendants would be like thesand on the seashore. That is such a vivid picture of Israel throughout thelast two thousand years of history. The waves have continually beaten upon them. The rage of men and demons—and Satan himself—has unleashed countless onslaughts against the Jewish people in many different areas at many different times. The sea has been stirred up; it hasroared, it has tossed to and fro, it has beaten on the sand. And do youknow what happens? The sand always wins. Why? Because God said itwould. It is God’s Word being worked out. It is so important to understand that the Jews did not choose to be God’s people. It was the Lord who chose them.
I believe that every choice God makes is a right choice. No matter how contrary things may appear, the Lord did the right thing. He will not forsake His people—not because they deserve His faithfulness, but for His great name’s sake. God’s name is committed to Israel; His honor is at stake.
In the New Testament, Jesus Himself gives us the same assurance:
I will never leave you nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5).

At times, we may not be in any way conscious of His presence, but by His Holy Spirit, He is with us. No matter where we go, God is present by His Spirit—invisible, often imperceptible, yet inescapable. For the unbeliever, this may be a terrifying thought; but for the believer, it is a comforting, strengthening assurance.

Thank You, Lord, that You are committed to Israel. I intercede for that nation now. I proclaim that just as the Lord is with Israel, He is with me, for the Lord will not forsake His people. Amen.

Monday
Mar252019

Israel 2019 General Elections

On April 9, 2019, The nation of Israel will vote to elect into office 120 members of parliament, and the Prime Minister of Israel.

Psalm 75:4-7

I said unto the fools, “Deal not foolishly,” and to the wicked, “Lift not up the horn.

Lift not up your horn on high; speak not with a stiff neck.”

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south,

but God is the Judge: He putteth down one, and setteth up another.

The psalmist begins by warning men against their own self-confidence and arrogance, and desire for personal aggrandizement. To speak "with a stiff neck" suggests a boastful self assertiveness. This is not the way to promotion. Indeed, promotion does not come from the earthly level. We may interpret the 3 directions east, west and south as representing the various sources to which men are prone to look for political aggrandizement, such as wealth, education, social position, influential connections, and military power. For men to seek their own exhaltation from sources such as these is to "deal foolishly." Promotion comes from God. He is the one who both raises men up and puts them down. (Derek Prince, from Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for the Promotion of the leaders of His choice.

Thursday
Dec062018

Happy Chanuka and Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Tennessee!

What a glorious year it is! For several years we did not feel the liberty to use the greeting, "Merry Christmas". This year, we are thrilled to hear it spoken so often. What a wonderful freedom we have. May the spirit of Christmas cover America, and the nations of the world.

In thinking of Israel, the USA and the world, this passage comes to mind: Jesus spoke in John 4:35, saying: "Do you not say 'There are yet four more months, then comes harvest?' Behold I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields that they are white for harvest." 

In Matthew 9:36-38, Jesus describes our world today:

Seeing the people, He (Jesus) felt compassion for them because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Jesus went on to say, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest." 

The multitudes had rabbis and synagogues, but they did not have shepherds. Jesus saw people differently from his disciples. Because of that unique perspective, he spoke the words of Matthew 9:36. If that statement was true then, how much more is it true today?

Going after the harvest requires a push from the Holy Spirit. What better time is there to ask the Holy Spirit for help than at the Christmas season? We as Christians believe in the Judgement of God. Our belief affects the way we relate to people, and it adds a sense of urgency to our lives. The Christmas season sets the stage for us to be more conscious of those around us, to feel the compassion that Jesus felt. When we come together with friends, famiy, neighbors, those we meet in the market place, and in church, may God help us to be aware of their spiritual needs. 

The White Horse of the Gospel

 In Revelation 6:1-8 there is a vivid picture from the close of the age. It represents the urgency of the time in which we live. In the writings of Derek Prince we find:

Personally, I see the first horse as the white horse of the gospel, going out ‘conquering and to conquer.’ This white horse conquers with tremendous power, but it is not conquering by military means or carnal weapons.
As I read this description of the horses in Revelation 6, I think of Psalm 45:
My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever. [Next follows what I believe to be a description of Jesus, riding forth on the white horse.] Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One, With Your glory and Your majesty. And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness; [This is not a military conqueror. This is one who conquers by the power Horse of the Gospel.
In Revelation 6:1-8 there is a vivid picture from the close of the age. It represents the urgency ofthe time in which we live. In the writings of Derek Prince we find:“Personally, I see the first horse as the white horse of the gospel, going out ‘conquering and to conquer.’ This white horse conquers with tremendous power,but it is not conquering by military means or carnal weapons.“As I read this description of the horses in Revelation 6, I think of Psalm 45: My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my compositionconcerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

 

Mercy, Then Judgment

“The first horse to go out is the white horse of the gospel, ‘conquering and to conquer.’ This is the harvest of grace and mercy. I believe this represents a period when the gospel is conquering with mighty power in nation after nation—and I believe the full conquest of the gospel is still ahead.” Derek Prince

Many people today are asking the question: “Will there be another harvest of souls before Jesus returns?” We believe there will be a worldwide harvest, an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It will be swift and powerful. It is believed that in those few years, more people will be saved than have been saved in all the centuries since Jesus died and rose from the dead.

The Heavenly Warrior Defeats the Beast

I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. (Revelation 19:11-16, NKJ ®)

We pray you have a wonderful Christmas Season, asking God to bless you and your families! May God especially bless and protect the Church and the Jewish people around the world.

In His Great Love,

George and Betty Jackson Directors

Derek Prince Israel

 


Monday
Nov122018

Longing for His Appearing

We feel this is a significant time in the history of the Church, Israel and the United States of America. May our prayers together hasten the return of the Lord Jesus.

From St. Paul: 2 Timothy 4:7-8 (NIV) I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

We recently received a copy of a Derek Prince Book, Longing for His Appearing. It was a life-changing book for us. It is a small book that can be obtained through Derek Prince USA Office. From the back cover: When you discover what Jesus' return really means, you can begin living in the light of His coming. Every moment becomes supernaturally charged with a new sense of victory, purpose, and destiny! This easy-to-read, hope-filled approach to the end of times will:

  • Give a fresh sense of purpose and mission to the People of God.
  • Remind you of the victory that is yours both now and forever.
  • Fill you with hope even in the midst of the trials and tragedies around you.
  • Show you how to practically prepare for Jesus' return by enjoying union with God, completing your assignment, and cultivating a lifestyle of powerful prayer.
  • Unveil the main key to speeding up the Lord's return!

"Receive peace and comfort by resting in the truth of God's goodness, power and love - no matter what challenges may come up against you!"