Prayer for Community News
Passover (or “Pesach” in Hebrew) is fast approaching and Israelis are busy preparing to celebrate the Passover feast as commanded by God for all their generations in Exodus 12:14-17. This is not just an Israeli or religious tradition. Jewish families both religious and secular, living in Israel or in the nations, will gather together to observe the Passover seder meal. A recent poll reported that a whopping 67.3% of all Israeli Jews will have a traditional Passover seder! The recounting of the exodus of the children of Israel is a STILL a prophetic picture through which God shows us His intended salvation through Yeshua (Jesus). This will be part of the observance in many Messianic seders throughout Israel and the world.
Please pray with us for the eyes of their understanding to be enlightened to the fullest meanings of God in the Passover seder before them. (Ephesians 1:18) Pray for the lifting of the veil over the eyes of many during this 70th anniversary of the re-gathering of the Jewish people to establish the ancient homeland, Israel. Matthew 24:32-34: Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh. So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Truly I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Pray for the Passover family seders of Messianic Jewish families that will include non-believing family members. Pray for the Israeli Messianic community who are standing in faith before God for the salvation of their own families and of all Israel. Romans 10:1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
Pray for local outreaches that are happening during the Passover holiday. Pray for Christians throughout the world to understand the significance of the Passover and all the biblical Feasts of the LORD that they may have a heart to pray for Israel and the Jewish people.
Prayer for Israel News
Late Sunday evening (March 25, 2018) an incident set off incoming sirens in southern Israel along the border with Gaza. At first there were reports of a barrage of missiles being fired into Israel and a video was posted of the Iron Dome defense system taking down several in the air. But quickly afterwards reports emerged from Israel that it hadn’t been rockets at all, rather it was machine gun fire from Gaza. Whatever is going on here, clearly Israel wants to keep a lid on possible outbreak of battle. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the land of Israel, that no sudden acts of violence kick-start a war. Pray that God will intervene to distract the enemies and that He will give wisdom from above to all the Israeli leaders of government, military and media. Psalms 29:11 May the LORD give strength to His people! May the LORD bless His people with peace!
During the season of Passover, Christians will also gather to observe the death, burial and Resurrection of the LORD. Although there is much bickering that goes on about these two related holidays, there is one truth that unites all of us who are bound together by faith and that is that our salvation is because of “Messiah Yeshua and Him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2:2) “This same Yeshua, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:1