22 May 2013 - 13 Sivan 5773
Many of us have been following the story of Pastor Saeed Abedini, the Iranian-American pastor imprisoned in Iran. He reported being severely beaten before being put in solitary confinement. When he came out of solitary just after his 33 birthday, he came out “glowing with joy.” Now, he’s released a letter (through the American Center [...]
21 May 2013 - 12 Sivan 5773
Last November, the United Nations voted 138-9 to declare Palestine a (nonmember observer) state with East Jerusalem as its capital. If you are a Bible-believer, you MUST come to terms with the truth that Israel is God’s land and he gave it to Abraham and his descendants through Isaac. While the Land has been divided throughout history under various circumstances, we have a unique situation that begs our attention. The world has voted to divide Jerusalem. God is clear. There are consequences for dividing the Land and for exploiting and persecuting the Jews.
18 March 2013 - 7 Nisan 5773
Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Israel. It is his first as president. All the whys and wheres aside, I encountered two really good perspectives on how to pray for Obama.
25 February 2013 - 15 Adar 5773
This faithful servant of God strove to keep her integrity as a worshiper of the LORD and who, perhaps unknown to her, fought spiritual battles that prepped the nation for the breakthroughs of the Civil Rights movement.
30 January 2013 - 19 Shevat 5773
When a country’s ruler second-guesses, ignores or violates Holy Writ, a gap is created in the spirit, a vacuum which opens the door to evil spiritual influence — the spirit which mockingly questions, “Has God really said …?” Invoking the name of the God of the Bible, while simultaneously advocating acceptance of behaviors that the God of the Bible calls morally sinful — this is unstable spiritual ground on which to stand. It indicates that apart from individual and national repentance, the judgments outlined in Romans chapter 1 will not delay; they will certainly come.
15 January 2013 - 4 Shevat 5773
Chuck Missler of the Koinonia Institute recaps last week’s Middle East headlines on Egypt, Israel and Syria. The item that caught my ear is that the United States will send the first of 20 F-16 fighter jets promised to Egypt on Jan. 22. That is the day after President Obama’s inauguration, the same day as Israeli elections.
7 January 2013 - 25 Tevet 5773
The situation in Syria will most most likely get worse before it gets better. Now is the time to be vigilant in prayer. As the civil war continues to destabilize Bashar al-Assad’s control in Syria, the Middle East neighbors and the world worry about his chemical weapons. Will he use them against the rebels? Will he use them on Israel? Will he pass them to anti-Israel Hezbollah in Lebanon? Will the rebels acquire them and use them on pro-government forces or on Israel?
2 December 2012 - 18 Kislev 5773
Rev. Malcolm Hedding expounds on the sixty-second chapter of Isaiah, from which the inspiration is derived for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem’s global prayer campaign.
1 December 2012 - 17 Kislev 5773
Thursday, by a vote of 138-9, the United Nations declared Palestine a (nonmember observer) state with East Jerusalem as its capital (read official UN document). Forty-one nations abstained from voting.
15 November 2012 - 1 Kislev 5773
Just days before Operation Pillar of Defense (literally Pillar of Cloud in Hebrew) began, Rick Ridings of Succat Hallel issued a video prayer alert. In it he outlines how to pray for the apple of God’s eye at this time.