31 July 2012 - 12 Menahem Av 5772
In Acts 16, the Holy Spirit twice prevents Paul from going east into Asia. Then in a dream, a man calls Paul west to Macedonia, and Paul obeys. So begins the westward move of the Gospel of the Kingdom through the earth. The Gospel has transformed every society where its people have taken hold of the truth of Christ. History shows how those people groups prospered after letting the Gospel permeate the culture – from barbarian Europe, then across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas, now across the Pacific Ocean to Korea and even China and down into Indonesia.
28 July 2012 - 9 Menahem Av 5772
Remembering the persecuted is a Biblical command: Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. — Hebrews 13:3 (NIV). This week’s headlines includes a monthly roundup of persecution of believers in Muslim nations as well as more out of the Church in Gaza.
27 July 2012 - 8 Menahem Av 5772
In remembrance of the destruction of both the First and Second Temple on the 9th of Av hundreds of years apart, tens of thousands of Jews will gather at the Western Wall to pray and petition the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. Jewish hearts around the world will long in unison for the future Temple, the one to be established when the Messiah comes.
22 July 2012 - 3 Menahem Av 5772
After a month hiatus, the weekly news roundup is back. There was another shift in the Israeli government, and two terror attacks broke the hearts of Israelis and Americans.
18 July 2012 - 28 Tamuz 5772
Here is the next generation of worshipers and intercessors willing to press into God for His will to be done in the Middle East. These are young men and women willing to share in one another’s culture. Jews dancing to Arabic music. Arabs singing in Hebrew.
14 July 2012 - 24 Tamuz 5772
Last weekend was the annual Elav youth conference in Tel Aviv. Thank you to those who prayed for the conference and for me. The LORD moved mightily among the young people in attendance. These young Israeli and Palestinian believers were open to the Spirit in a new way, at least from my experience at the two previous conferences.
6 July 2012 - 16 Tamuz 5772
Thank you for joining with us in prayer for Elav 2012, Succat Hallel’s Israeli youth/young adult conference. If you are not able to be with us in Israel, you may join us live from Tel Aviv on Ustream.
5 July 2012 - 15 Tamuz 5772
I’m back in Jerusalem after ministering in Cardiff and then touring London, Dublin and Geneva. It was a networking and learning trip. I hope to share some of what the LORD showed me, but it will have to wait until after the Elav Youth Conference. Following are prayer points from Rick Ridings, director of Succat [...]