Salvation of Israel is salvation of the world!
Jesus said “I AM the bread of life … I AM the light of the world … I AM the gate … I AM the good shepherd … I AM the resurrection and the life … I AM the way, the truth, and the life … I AM truth.” (John 6, 10, 11, 14, and 15)
What is the key to fulfilling the Great Commission?
Today marks the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere. Spring is the season of new life when flowers and trees are blooming. With people, new life begins the moment we invite Jesus into our hearts. While we are born spiritually dead, each of us has the opportunity to be reborn spiritually through Jesus. He is the gate, the way, the truth, and the life.
Last week, Sheriff Lee Hart was the subject of Pray Culpeper’s weekly prayer focus article in the Culpeper News. While our prayer team was praying for Sheriff Hart, Ed Lyons prayed a prayer that really touched my heart. During his prayer, Ed stated that just like the Sheriff’s Department has its own “most wanted” list, so does God. His most wanted are the lost – those who don’t know Him. Blessing Israel is the key to fulfilling the Great Commission.
Jesus was 100% Jewish. So were all his disciples. Except for Luke, all the writers of the New Testament were Jewish. Jesus’ mission was simple “to seek and save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)
Last year, Jeff Bernstein, my Messianic Jewish friend, told me “When your city (Culpeper) gets a heart for a God’s city (Jerusalem), then God will get a heart for your city.” That was a real eye opener for me. A few months later, the Holy Spirit told me “When your state (Virginia) gets a heart for God’s nation (Israel), then God will get a heart for your state.”
Then about a month ago when I was driving to Fredericksburg Virginia to hear In One Accord play and sing at Grace Church during the 21 days of prayer, fasting, and worship, the Holy Spirit told me “When In One Accord gets a heart for God’s nation (Israel), then God will get a heart for In One Accord.”
I shared this revelation with the In One Accord praise team. Now Vickie Pittman and Tim Smith, both who sing for In One Accord, are joining me on the upcoming trip to Israel. All three of us are members of Soul Purpose Church. We leave on March 25 and return on April 4. On April 2, which begins Passover, our team will be blessed to visit the spring of Moses and then follow in Moses’ footsteps to Biblical Mount Nebo for a unique and prophetic Passover banquet. Our historic Seder will be led by Hebrew roots teacher Michael Cohen. Then we will stay overnight in Jordan’s capital, Amman.
When I first talked to Patti May, she asked me “How can you say you love Israel if you have never been there?” That question speaks volumes. What are some practical ways you can bless Israel even if you can’t go there?
1) Bless those who are going to Israel with gifts or finances to leave in Israel
2) Pray daily for a Jewish person you know and reach out to bless him/her
3) Bless Jeff Bernstein and Gates of Zion [www.gatesofzion.net] to open the eyes of Jewish people world-wide to the light of the Messiah
Heavenly Father, the Jewish people and Israel are the apple of Your eye. Open the eyes of understanding of Jewish people world-wide to the light of the Messiah. Thank You for all the people and organizations reaching out to bless Israel. Bless our Battalion of Deborah team with uncommon favor during our visit to Israel this Passover. Clear away whatever obstacles there may be. In the name of Yeshua Messiah I pray. Amen.
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Itinerary for Israel and Jordan Tour & Jerusalem Knesset Conference
Blessings to reach out to bless Israel in a practical way!
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