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Weekly Prayer Bulletin: Aug 05 2016

Summary: Points for prayer gathered from events and news over the past week. This week: understanding God's plans for Israel in the Jewish regathering, praying into their return to their Land; ISIS threatens Israel, Anti Israel rhetoric and peace across Israel despite the struggles.




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Shabbat Shalom

We are told in scripture that God gives strength to the weak. Isaiah 40:29-31: "He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

This reminds us that human strength alone can and will fail us but, God has an endless supply of fresh strength and will renew us when we need it. Faith in God to keep us will help us endure.

PRAISE GOD for this wonderful truth.

THANK GOD and praise Him for supplying everything we need in His time.


God's Plan

Scripture tells us that God will regather His people in to the land He promised to them. The prophet Isaiah foresees that God will gather His people a second time, Isaiah 11:11: "In that day the Lord will extend His hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of this people."

This is taking place now as Jews from all over the world move and make Israel their home.

PRAISE GOD for those who make Aliyah (immigration of Jews to Israel).

PRAY that they will integrate in to the nation of Israel and be a blessing to those around them as they in turn are blessed.

PRAY that those who have recently arrived will feel at home, be able learn Hebrew quickly and adapt to their surrounding and the culture of Israel.

There is a new series of video clips by Return to Zion called Keys to Understanding. The first two cover the regathering of Israel and the restoration of the people.

PRAY that these short teaching videos will bring understanding and insight to those who watch and that God will help everyone to understand that He is at work in the land and prophecy is being fulfilled.

*** Please see our Keys To Understanding Video Series, a helpful collection of teaching videos outlining the fulfilment of prophecy in our day and how it relates to you...
Click Here To Watch


ISIS Threatens Israel

An affiliate group to ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula have released a video threatening to make Israel a graveyard for Jews. Israel is surrounded by those who seek to destroy her and threats are common. God has promised that He will restore His people to the land He promised them.

PRAISE GOD that he is a faithful and covenant keeping God who has not forgotten His people. Genesis 17:8: "And I will give to you and to your offspring after you the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God."

PRAY that God will protect the nation of Israel on all her borders.

PRAY that He will frustrate the plans of those who want to destroy Israel and harm the Jews.


Anti Israel Rhetoric

There are reports every week blaming Israel for issues in the world that are far from Israel and nothing to do with her. In addition, Israel's neighbours blame her for the lack of peace when they themselves are making terror threats.

PA Chairman Abbas has stated that he plans to sue Great Britain for the issuing of the Balfour Declaration in 1917. This document paved the way for the creation of an Israeli homeland for the Jews.

PRAY that this attempt to undermine the creation of Israel will founder.

PRAY that the Palestinian Authority will be exposed for what they truly are and that any legal basis for their plea will be overturned.

PRAY that the international courts will understand that along with no intention to find peace the PA only seek to totally expunge Israel and the Jews by this lawsuit.

An interesting article by Daniel Pipes explain the ethnic makeup of early 20th century 'Palestine'. An interesting read; Click Here To Read.


Peace

It is always right to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for the nation of Israel as a whole. Psalm 122:6: "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May they be secure who love you. Ask God to protect the city of Zion and all who live there."

PRAY for peace on the streets and in the neighbourhoods.

PRAY that incitement to violence may fail.

This week a commemoration of the lives of those massacred at the Munich Olympics in 1972 took place. The International Olympic Committee organised a ceremony at the olympic village in Rio.

GIVE THANKS that after 44 years this tragedy has been recognised and remembered.

PRAY for a safe and trouble free Olympics this year.

Thank you for joining with us to pray. Please continue to stand in the gap and be watchful for God's purposes concerning Israel and the nations.

Have a blessed weekend.


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About Nichola Yael Jupp

Nichola Yael Jupp is Director of Return To Zion. She brings her growing understanding of Israel's biblical mandate to her work and has a desire to see the wider Church embrace and fully understand God's purposes for Israel and the Jewish people in these challenging times.

She writes from her own journey of discovery into her unique role as a 'grafted in branch' of the olive tree of Israel. She imparts, through her writing and reviews, her perspective on biblical issues and wider material by others that she believes is of benefit for all in understanding contemporary events and an appropriate biblical response.

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