Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WEEKLY Arrows from Zion 4/18/2018 Happy 70th, Israel!


Priority Prayer Focus Apr 18, 2018

But You, Adonai, sit enthroned forever. Your renown is from generation to generation.You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her, for the appointed time has come, for her stones are dear to Your servants, and they cherish her dust.Psalm 103:13-15

Happy 70th birthday, Israel. 

Truly Zion's stones are dear to us - the Living Stones!  And we do cherish Israel's dust, for all mankind is but dust, "For you are dust, And to dust you shall return" but those whose spirits enter eternity with God through Yeshua. We do cherish all the dust of Israel - all the humanity which we are standing in faith for with the Living Stones of Israel so that "all Israel shall be saved".

Arrows from Zion
Strategically Aimed for the Lord’s Harvest in Israel
Contact info for all the ministries included inside the subscription-only Weekly Summary.

We begin this week with an update on Jerusalem Pastor Eddie Santoro who recently underwent a 2nd brain surgery in 32 months. As he writes, "in the natural, my condition is very grave." But Eddie has chosen all along to take a stand on the promises of the Lord and to believe God for a miracle - that is part of our inheritance in the Messiah and we certainly stand with him. Already Eddie has exceeded the statistics surrounding his first brain surgery according to his surgeons.  It was a brutal regimen of chemo and radiation following the first round of brain surgery, then a separate case of throat cancer, and going forward is a daunting prospect. That is probably why God has spoken to Eddie that this time, he is to rest, the battling belongs to Eddie's brothers and sisters in faith to hold up his arms so he might prevail against this cancer and live to tell multitudes in Israel of God's power to save them too.

When Eddie was reporting in his ministry letters over the past almost 3 years about his battle with cancer, he did not dwell on the extreme challenges of what he was going through. For those of us who have never seen the battle against cancer up close, it almost seemed like he was easily handling it. The truth is, the battle was intense, as it was not just a physical battle he was going through, it was also a battle over the core beliefs of Eddie's faith and understanding of eternity, and God's purposes for him.  I am writing this to encourage us all to step up to the plate so that this go round, Eddie can truly rest in the LORD and in our prayers on his behalf. 

There are times when the battle has been so pitched that we do not have the strength. As Aaron and Hur held up Moses' arms so the children of Israel could prevail in the battle, this is the same type of instance. Can the believers in the nations hold up the arms of a Messianic pastor to prevail in his battle for healing, so that he can prevail and his testimony resound throughout the land? Are we in that place of intercession yet — and of faith that healing is the children's bread?

Pastor Howard Bass in Beer Sheva writes about the "wars and rumors of war" that surround Israel and even in Beer Sheva. It is unsettling, but Howard writes, "we who know the Lord can have a peace and calm that surpass understanding in the certainty that these things must be:  Jesus has told us so.  We want to build up our hope and trust in Him who loves us, so that we might be of some help and encouragement to others....
With significant dates and events abounding, so are people celebrating on the one hand, and the enemy attacking on the other."  Please read Howards article, The state of the State of Israel: The Gospel and the Body of Messiah Also, find more news from the Beer Sheva congregation and the Bass family inside the Weekly Summary attachment

Ron Cantor of Messiah's Mandate and Tiferet Yeshua has two articles you are going to want to read online: You are not God’s Temple!  and Woman gets healed at the "Gospel" mall near Jerusalem

Rachel Rechewsky Scapa, of the Kfar Saba HaMaayan congregation, has an online 24/7 radio station called Good News from Israel. She broadcasts in Hebrew, English and Portuguese with a variety of worship music, message and news reports. Recently she has partnered with GCN, the Global Christian Network. Rachel's ministry, like so many in Israel, is a labor of love she has done for many years with no support organization backing.  Please listen to her Radio Hadashot mi Israel  

Christians generally support very specific types of evangelistic missions and outreach and often fail to see the value of supporting the non-traditional ministry approaches that are so essential in Israel. Israel is the most online connected nation in the world - and online is also the most comfortable place for a Jew to investigate the great taboo of Jesus.  Would that everyone knew the truth of this! It could turn around what SO MANY Israeli ministries could do to increase their reach.

Asher Intrater of Revive Israel writes about the significance of the number 70 in this 70th year of the modern state of Israel. He also has two written articles, Seven Attributes of Holiness and Why We Believe in Yeshua, plus one video with Ron Cantor and Asher discussing Crisis in the Middle East

Israel Pochtar has sent out a new quarterly report that he has launched for the extended ministries he oversees.  You can read excerpts from his report inside the subscription-only, attached Weekly Summary of Prayer Requests from Israeli Ministries. There are in-depth reports from the Jewish-Arab Reconciliation Conference he attends annually - this will really encourage you. Also reports from all of the congregations networked under his Voice of Judah ministries, plus the many outreaches they have done in the first quarter.  Pochtar is obviously running this race with all his might - and it is good for us that he is not too 'out of breath' to keep us all informed about what is going on!  I give Israel a solid 5-star rating for his dedication in ministry and in communicating that ministry to all of us.

Orna Grinman of Ot Oo’Mofet, A Sign & An Example, has two new blog articles: Each One Has a Name about those who perished in the Holocaust, and He Found Her in the Field - the prophetic passage of God finding Israel and caring for her.

Rachel and Gilad Netanel have a most unusual home that is built in a cave in Ein Karim outside of Jerusalem. It is a historic place that many tour groups are brought to see - tour groups mostly of traditional Jews. Rachel has an evangelist gift, and she and her husband are obviously blessed with a gift of hospitality to host the many large groups of people who come into their home for meals and sharing about Yeshua. As always, I will refer you to read their prayer letter inside the subscription-only, attached Weekly Summary of Prayer Requests from Israeli Ministries. One to protect what is going on specifically, and two because it is something you must read yourself to appreciate fully.

As promised from last week, I have a carryover from the ministry letter of Lebanese pastors Najeeb and Elizabeth Atteih in Haifa. They share with us the launch of a new ministry by a couple in their congregation, Essam and Widad Hilu, Beit Lahmo.  "Beit Lahmo is a phrase from the Aramaic language meaning house of bread. . . . They really have a heart for the needy and have a vision from the Lord to help provide for the needs of poor, broken, or neglected families. Already they have shared their vision and built a network through social media, such as Facebook." Please read more inside the Weekly Summary attachment

Joel and Teresa Jelski continue their training for discipleship ministry in northern Israel at the Gateways Beyond ministry on the island of Cyprus. They are preparing for a 3-week ministry trip in Ethiopia that is part of the training many young Israelis, and in fact, many young people from the nations, have received at Gateways Beyond. Please read about their experience inside the Weekly Summary attachment and consider helping them raise their funds necessary to go on the Ethiopia outreach.

Martin Sarvis in Jerusalem writes about the significance of the number 70 in scripture and in relation to the 70th Anniversary of the declaration of the State of Israel — the celebration which commences at sundown tonight in Israel. Read all of Martin's hallmark insights on this inside the Weekly Summary attachment. Also please read his appeal for strong intercession for pastor Andrew Bruson who is being held prisoner in Turkey - really as nothing more than Erdogan's blackmail of the U.S. to turn over his rival Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen. Pastor Brunson has done nothing illegal but is a political pawn of the dictator in Turkey. Please read and prayer.

Finally, from KehilaNews.com this week, here are just a few of the many articles of interest:

What is God doing in Israel? Beer Sheva pastor Howard Bass writes about this very theme in,

Israel remembers its fallen soldiers and terrorism victims on Memorial Day. In a nation small enough that almost every family has been touched by losses, this is not just a day for picnic get-togethers.  

Israel's Memorial Day: Like everything else, mourning and loss touch Messianic believers in the Land as well. We also remember today our sons, daughters, husbands, wives and friends.

One for Israel wants you to know 70 GREAT THINGS ABOUT ISRAEL!

In Loving Israel for the Wrong Reasons, Aaron Hecht writes, "many Western Christians support Israel because they think of Israel as a bastion against things that they’re profoundly afraid of and which, all too often, they hate....this shouldn’t be what motivates a Christian to support Israel"


Urgent HEALING Needs
Life and Death is in the power of the tongue

Please see
inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary to keep in prayer the Israeli ministry leaders and believers with urgent health needs including the fight for their very lives: 

Rachel Netanel has a polyp on her vocal cords. Please pray for complete healing for this evangelist in Israel.  | Eddie Santoro please continue prayers for Eddie for full healing and that God will use him mightily to give testimony to God's love and healing power in Yeshua | Daniel Juster  was admitted to the hospital for about a week in March with severe pancreatitis due to gall stones.  After recovering from the infection, Dan is doing much better and regaining his strength.  Dan will have his gallbladder removed; surgery is tentatively scheduled for sometime next week. | Olga Bikas continues to suffer from chronic, acute back pain. She is getting medication and physiotherapeutic treatments but without any substantial improvement | Steve Lightle of Intercessors for Israel (IFI) recently suffered a heart attack & is now recovering in Seattle. Pray for a full, quick recovery | The Kfar Saba Wellspring (Hamaayan) Congregation is asking prayer for their members suffering from cancers | Rick Ridings daughter, Esther Moore continues to need prayer in her ongoing battle with cancer. Now part of the Succat Hallel staff, there are encouraging signs in her healing. | Eduardo, an elder in the Beer Sheva Yeshua's Inheritance congregation, has been bed-ridden with a newly discovered  congenital spinal defect which has him in severe back pain. He has already outlived the typical 25-yr life statistic and also has been able to father three children. Please pray for this serious condition: a healing miracle from God | Lebanese Christian Pastor Najeeb Attieh had two surgeries on his thighs & a hip replacement Pray for full recovery| Rick Ridings daughter, Esther Moore, miracle needed for cancer battle |  PLEASE CONTINUE PRAYER FOR for HaMaayan congregant Danny Meyuseff suffering poor health on several fronts,  David Ortiz, Ami Ortiz, Ruth Nessim| LONG TERM BATTLES |  David Stern,  David, Leah and Ami,  Moshe M.;  Michael E, Claude Ezagouri; Baruch & Karen Maayan, Judy, wife of pastor Yaakov K.Please continue to pray for Mississippi Israel Prayer warrior Debra Koen Abernethy who underwent a double lung transplant on March 7 and is continuing to battle through recovery.


Israeli Ministries on Tours  |  BOOKING meetings now (See open dates)  Please consult last week's issue giving the tour dates and open dates for Marc Chopinsky and also for Ronit Bender. Due to space constraints this week - so many prayer letters and not enough pages in this summary.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

WEEKLY Arrows from Zion 4/11/2018


Priority Prayer Focus Israel's Holocaust Memorial Day Issue

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12

When I started the Israelprayer Summary in 2001, it was motivated by an understanding about the Israeli ministries and the Church that I got from scripture around 1992. I saw that the apostle Paul worked really hard to get the churches he established to realize that they were indebted to the believers in Israel. Not indebted to Israel at-large, but specifically to the "hagios" the holy, or the saints, which is why I say specifically to those Israelis who have received the atonement of Yeshua.  Romans 15:26-27

This understanding of indebtedness was reinforced by Acts 11. As a former persecutor of the believers, the apostle Paul understood that Messianic believers among the Jewish people were going to need the help of believers in the nations because life was going to be more difficult for them even to make a living.

My motive for starting the Israelprayer letter was first to expose the church to the FACT of the growing body of believers in Israel, and secondarily to promote giving by the church to the Messianic congregations and ministry outreaches. I did not care who Christians sent their donations to - charismatic, non-charismatic. No matter what the diverse convictions  of Christians are, there are the same congregations and outreaches in Israel that Christians can support. That is why I did not just feature ministry leaders with the same personal convictions that I hold - far from it.

The important thing to me is ALL the believers who are doing the work of the Lord, preaching the Gospel, ministering to the lost in the name of Yeshua, reaching out with His love to their fellow Israelis, this is the important issue to me.

I believe what the apostle Paul taught the churches about their indebtedness to the material support of the Israeli ministries is just as relevant today as it was when he was going from church to church to collect the donations which he would deliver in his final trip to Jerusalem before imprisonment. the prophets warned him not to go because it would land him in chains, but Paul knew he HAD to go. Why? So we could recover the lost understanding that we are still indebted to the saints in Israel, to help them carry out their mission for the salvation of Israel.

There is a strong financial squeeze happening among the Israeli ministries currently. They need the help of Christians who recognize this indebtedness, and will respond.  -Donna Diorio, April 10, 2018

Arrows from Zion
Strategically Aimed for the Lord’s Harvest in Israel
Contact info for all the ministries included inside the subscription-only Weekly Summary.

Tonight is Yom HaShoah, Israel's Holocaust Memorial Day.

Watch this Revive-Live Facebook VIDEO with Ron Cantor interviewing Asher Intrater on this Memorial in the 70th year since Israel's birth following the Holocaust.

Asher discusses the seriousness of what is happening currently  in and around Israel.

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Martin Sarvis in Jerusalem writes about Israel's 70th Independence Day celebration next Thursday on April 19th —explaining why the observance is on a different date than the May 14, 1948 declaration made by Ben-Gurion.  He also talks about the 11th year of Handel's Messiah opera sung in Hebrew being performed in many cities in Israel —including a performance at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. Please read this and Martin's prayer points for these coming events inside the Weekly Summary attachment

Eliyahu Ben-Haim of IFI (Intercessors for Israel) in Jerusalem gives us an amazing picture of the American Consulate that will become the US Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14th. The photograph is shot from his balcony and Ben-Haim is able to provide a wonderful background that you probably haven't read anywhere else. Plus with an intercessor's eye, he shares many surrounding issues that will give us much to pray over in the days ahead. Please read inside the subscription-only, attached Weekly Summary of Prayer Requests from Israeli Ministries

My friend Sally Shiff in Kfar Saba is an intercessor and a liaison for the congregation of the Wellspring, Kehilat HaMaayan led by Tony and Orna Speranceo.  In her personal Passover email, Sally shares her testimony of coming to faith at her university campus in 1980 and how the free gift of life she received then is revisited in her during the Passover season. She writes, "I do see a parallel to what happened to me, and to what happened to the Israelites."  Thought you would be blessed to read her reflections as a Jewish believer living in Israel.

In considering the apostle Paul's statement that Israel's acceptance leads to "life from the dead," Ron Cantor writes about The Coming “Greater Riches” Revival.

Katy who writes the weekly Maoz Ministries weekly letter for Ari and Shira Sorko Ram addresses the bogus "peaceful protest" on Israel's border with Gaza - a violent, and often staged campaign orchestrated by Hamas and forced on a great many of the Palestinians participating. The news med covering the conflict are unfortunately blind as a bat in reporting what is really happening in full view of their camera lenses. Many have long sold out to Gaza in order to have front row seats at the frontlines of battle. Apparently that means more to them than the truth we are hearing daily - even from Fox News reporters on the ground.  Hopefully subscribers know they have to dig much deeper to get the facts when it comes to Israel. The news media has never been a big fan of the Jewish State.

Also get the Maoz prayer points for the situation and follow this link for the April Maoz Israel Report online

Evan and Maala Thomas have a lot of great news in their Beit Asaph congregation in Netanya, but I want to emphasize this as a CRISIS that many of the citizen Messianic Jewish ministries are currently facing. They write, "Finances have become a bigger and bigger burden – not just to Beit Asaph, but to so many of the local Messianic and Christian congregations around the nation. A crippling cost of living and property rentals while incomes remain low (especially for new immigrants) is resulting in crisis throughout the local Body. Pray for us please! We must find solutions both in the short and longer terms. Right now we have no choice but to depend on your generosity and care. But we must also seek long-term solutions. Much can be done by raising the level of local income via education and creative endeavor. Thanks for being both an encouragement and an example to us here in the Land."

As I wrote in the opening, this is the KEY to why I began to do the Weekly Summary of Prayer Requests from Israeli Ministries. Yes, I want to raise up intercessors for Israel but intercession is both prayer and responding to their material lack. It is not just my idea, this is a major motive behind  the collections that the apostle Paul urged upon the churches and exactly why he could not be turned back from conveying those donations to Jerusalem even with prophets along the way warning him chains awaited him. Yes: we pay a price that others do not understand to do what God has led us to do for the sake of the salvation of all Israel in these days. I pray our readers catch this vision which Paul is addressing in 2 Corinthians 8:12-13 "For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have. Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality."

Read more from the Thomas' ministry inside the Weekly Summary attachment where each week we give contact and donation information for all ministries featured in the current issue.

Revive Israel sends and article by Asher Intrater called A New Level of Prophecy "A particular type of prophecy came into being that was not fully possible until our generation. I believe God is offering a “double” prophetic anointing." There is also a video teaching by Asher on how reality is formed, and how God speaks to us today in God's Word Yesterday Today and Tomorrow

Cody Archer, Todd Westphal and Andrew Gudeon in this Revive-Live interview, in the Revive Livevideo series available on Facebook.  Also an invitation to the USA Tikkun Family Conference and link to Asher's book Alignment

Avner Boskey has yet another new article, Make war with cunning stratagems. Hint: It is about the biblical motto of Israel's national intelligence agency, the Mossad.  Also inside the Weekly Summary attachment, excerpts from the busy schedules of the Boskey's ministering at home and abroad and in their Ezekiel 37 Training Institute. (Guess who are about to become grandparents for the first time!) Mazal Tov!

We have a new update in from Lebanese pastor Najeeb and Elisabeth Atteith of the Immanuel church and Bookshop in Haifa. Najeeb is on the mend from hip replacement surgeries and able to gingerly join into involvement with their different ministries. Elisabeth has continued to operate the bookshop and is able to minister to an orthodox man calling for prayer, as well as to refugee women in Jordan. Elisabeth shares a wonderful story about their son Tino who serves in the IDF — trust me, you really want to read this inside the Weekly Summary attachment

Finally, I want to encourage you to add KehilaNews.com to your Go-To sources for news from Israel because we need to gather reliable sources as it becomes increasingly difficult to know where to place your trust in reporting.  There are more great articles and videos  you can access on KehilaNews.com this week, here are just a few.

They’re not just abusing our personal data — they’re censoring us! | Donna Diorio | Challenges to freedom of speech that affect the general population are issues that will reach critical mass within the community of faith. We need to be aware of current events surrounding major social media platforms so that we can be prepared to deal with it when our religious freedom of speech is targeted.

Messianic artist's sculptures to be displayed in Jerusalem | Messianic Jewish artist in Israel, Baruch Maayan has been invited to display his sculptures in one of the most prominent open-air shopping centers in the country, the Jerusalem pedestrian arcade that runs from the Old City’s Jaffa Gate to King David Street.

Discipleship Mentoring Project | David S. | The Olive Tree Ranch, under the supervision of Tents of Mercy, has been conducting discipleship mentoring projects for the last seven years. This initiative is geared especially to serve IDF soldiers who have recently completed their mandatory service.

Uprising at the Gaza Border: Could it lead to spiritual breakthrough? | Sandra Teplinsky | Sandra writes, "Today, we believe God to remember His Word concerning His enemies during Israel’s second (and present) return from exile and restoration. We also keep in mind and heart that we do not battle or pray against flesh and blood, but against evil forces and demonic entities who are common enemies."

A Jew and a Christian: How together they changed history | Shira Sorko-Ram | Shira writes, "There is not an Israeli school child anywhere in the world who has not heard of Theodore Herzl—the Father of Modern Israel. But few people—in or out of Israel—have ever heard of William Hechler."

Urgent HEALING Needs
Life and Death is in the power of the tongue

Please see
inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary to keep in prayer the Israeli ministry leaders and believers with urgent health needs including the fight for their very lives: 

Eddie Santoro emerged wonderfully from the 2nd brain tumor operation but please continue prayers for Eddie for full healing and that God will use him mightily to give testimony to God's love and healing power in Yeshua | Daniel Juster  was admitted to the hospital for about a week in March with severe pancreatitis due to gall stones.  After recovering from the infection, Dan is doing much better and regaining his strength.  Dan will have his gallbladder removed; surgery is tentatively scheduled for sometime next week. | Olga Bikas continues to suffer from chronic, acute back pain. She is getting medication and physiotherapeutic treatments but without any substantial improvement | Steve Lightle of Intercessors for Israel (IFI) recently suffered a heart attack & is now recovering in Seattle. Pray for a full, quick recovery | The Kfar Saba Wellspring (Hamaayan) Congregation is asking prayer for their members suffering from cancers | Rick Ridings daughter, Esther Moore continues to need prayer in her ongoing battle with cancer. Now part of the Succat Hallel staff, there are encouraging signs in her healing. | Eduardo, an elder in the Beer Sheva Yeshua's Inheritance congregation, has been bed-ridden with a newly discovered  congenital spinal defect which has him in severe back pain. He has already outlived the typical 25-yr life statistic and also has been able to father three children. Please pray for this serious condition: a healing miracle from God | Lebanese Christian Pastor Najeeb Attieh had two surgeries on his thighs & a hip replacement Pray for full recovery| Rick Ridings daughter, Esther Moore, miracle needed for cancer battle |  PLEASE CONTINUE PRAYER FOR for HaMaayan congregant Danny Meyuseff suffering poor health on several fronts,  David Ortiz, Ami Ortiz, Ruth Nessim| LONG TERM BATTLES |  David Stern,  David, Leah and Ami,  Moshe M.;  Michael E, Claude Ezagouri; Baruch & Karen Maayan, Judy, wife of pastor Yaakov K.

Please continue to pray for Mississippi Israel Prayer warrior Debra Koen Abernethy who underwent a double lung transplant on March 7 and is continuing to battle through recovery.  She aspirated about 3 weeks ago and contracted pneumonia. Aspiration was secondary to immobility of esophagus. The risk of aspiration is still present. She has had a nasogastric tube for over 2 weeks and at best it is uncomfortable but she is able to receive nutrition through it. Doctors are currently debating next course of treatment for esophageal problem. Deb is still weak, short winded, and disappointed. It is yet another hill to overcome. Thanks to everyone for thoughts and prayers. Don't slack up now, she has come a long way but still has a very long road ahead of her.

Israeli Ministries on Tours  |  BOOKING meetings now (See open dates) 

Marc Chopinsky  helped define the sound of modern Messianic praise & worship music as one of the primary songwriters and founding members of Israel’s Hope (along with Paul Wilbur and Rene Bloch). A worshipper at Tents of Mercy in Kiryat Yam, Israel, Marc has put out a re-release of the top Israel's Hope music. 

April 27 & 28 | Houston/Kingwood, TX - The Crossover project with Mitch and Rozalie Jerome and their new congregation called 'My City on the Hill'. I will minister in music as well as speak on 'Destiny, Calling and Identity'.
April 30 & May 1 | Richmond VA - Israel focus fellowship with Q&A and refreshments. A little music too.
May 2 & 3 | Ashburn VA - Worship Concert and sharing at Ashby Ponds retirement center in Ashburn VA. Mixed Jewish and Christian folks.
May 5 | Rockville, MD - Son of David Messianic congregation -  at 10am - Music and speaking
May 6  @ 11am| Bluemont VA  Village Church  Music and sharing.
May 12 @ 11am | Washington, DC  - Ahavat Yeshua Messianic congregation - Music and speaking
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Ronit Bender  in Carmel 
Ronit is now setting up speaking engagements for the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Rhode Island for October. Please contact CynthiaDouthit@gmail.com for itinerary and scheduling information.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

WEEKLY Arrows from Zion 4/4/2018


Priority Prayer Focus Apr 4, 2018

As we are about to mail this prayer summary Israeli headlines are revealing that Islamic Jihad was about to assault Israeli naval vessels - a plot to use a missile attack against an Israeli vessel in order to board for kill and capture sailors. The Shin Bet and IDF foiled the attack. I hear many say lightly not to worry about Israel because God is in control. It is true God is in ultimate control but He works with our prayers to protect Israel in the details. We cannot take a laissez faire attitude about the warfare - not against ourselves, the Israeli ministries or Israel. Yes, God has a Master Plan for Israel, but that does not mean there are no casualties that the enemy inflicts that God wills. We must overcome the disconnect that we seem to have between the natural warfare and the spiritual warfare. 

Please continue to pray over all the Israeli ministry leaders and their congregants who are the front line of intercessory prayer for the nation of Israel prevailing in all the battles and schemes of the enemies.  There are no prayers more powerful before God than those of family members praying in love - and we can pray in agreement with them for all their countrymen.

Arrows from Zion
Strategically Aimed for the Lord’s Harvest in Israel
Contact info for all the ministries included inside the subscription-only Weekly Summary.

From Howard Bass and the Yeshua's Inheritance congregation in Beer Sheva, Howard focuses our attention on the Biblical Feast of First Fruits, which this year has fallen on the same day as the Christian World observed the Resurrection of Jesus - Sunday.  I love what Howard had to say about Easter eggs: "I don't know where, when, and why eggs became a tradition of many Christians, but it is interesting that children hunt for eggs like Jewish children hunt for the afikoman on Passover night.  And Jewish seder plates have an egg on it.  Let us worship God in Spirit and truth, keeping what is good, and being careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater."

Their congregational Passover celebrations also included a baptism with a joyous testimony and also the delivery of food bags to children of the Holocaust survivors in Beer Sheva.  Howard includes a good report for one of his ministry associates, Eduardo, suffering from a congenital back condition. He is getting more mobile, but keep praying.  Howard also passes along his teaching on 'no resolution buy God's solution' for the conflicts plaguing Israel. Read it  The Kingdom of God: Significance and expectation of the physical return of the Lord and he recommends an article by Caroline Glick who he says is an excellent analyst but whose hope is in the Israeli Jewish people ourselves, and who thinks that Messianic Jews are not Jews) which helps put the Gaza "March For Return" in perspective.

Martin Sarvis sent a focus on the Feast of Unleavened Bread also looking at what is going on in Israel as people go without yeast-breads for the week and everyone gets their fill of matza.  Martin writes, "
Throughout the year, Israel is free to eat normal bread.  However, in order to make it rise, that requires that a separate “life” be added to the dough.   But that life-agent will not last for long on its own.  Once yeast has become old, we say that it is “dead.”   The “life” placed into normal bread is a life which must eventually die. For one “complete” week out of the year, Israel was to eat bread which did not have this “outside  life” added to it.  There is a picture here: “Man  (Hebrew: “the Adam”) does not live by bread alone, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD” (Deut. 8.3).  From the Father would come forth “Living Bread”…to provide us with heavenly life for every day of our week!  This “Living Bread” does not have any temporary, foreign, dying life  in it!

In his prayer points, Sarvis also speaks to the Hamas-led border violence posing as a "peaceful protest" for the lapdog media always ready to comply with Palestinian spin on their aggressions against Israel.  sarvis writes, "Israel has known for days of the careful planning for this demonstration, and its purpose.  Unsurprisingly, the Israeli protection of its borders immediately resulted in an emergency meeting being called in the UN regarding the Israeli “massacre”—with the Secretary General calling for an independent investigation into the loss of life. ... Please pray for the God who has promised “Violence [Hebrew: hamas] will not be heard again in your land, nor devastation or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise” (Isaiah 60:18) to quiet the violence on Israel’s border with Gaza (and her northern border with Hezbollah).  Pray for mercy over the millions in bondage to a violent and Godless regime in Gaza…that the “Strong Man” there will fall, the curse of violence will be broken, and they will be shown the Way to life, hope and peace with Israel (Zechariah 9:5-7).  Pray for vigilance, wisdom, integrity, and where possible, compassion in the soldiers of Israel charged with guarding their borders." 

Claude and Michelle Ezagouri lead the Morning Star Fellowship in Tiberias. They are praising God for a second worship team now functioning in the fellowship, and are also grateful for the people who have been healed in this last month. Also some who left the fellowship have returned after a long absence.  In their prayer requests they speak about the inadequate infrastructure in the Galilee region which means lack of jobs to support the younger generation who end up leaving the region to pursue work elsewhere. This is a situation that they are asking prayer over because the life blood of any congregation is that all the generations are represented - this produces more life for the whole. They also have some exciting situations developing that could attract newcomers to their midst - all we are going to share about that publicly.

Of course the Ezgouris share the same concerns about the security threats Israel is facing. Do not take this too lightly saying, God is in control. Yes, God is in control, but there is spiritual warfare that impacts the natural warfare. Please pray over all the current issues from the Gaza border to the 70th Anniversary events; from the threats to the north and to police investigations of Netanyahu.  Also "May the Lord give our soldiers wisdom and alertness, in these dangerous times."

It is not wonder that the 70th Anniversary of the modern state of Israel  being a security concern, because as Ron Cantor of Messiah's Mandate points out "There could be a huge spiritual significance to this re-birthday". Read his article about it, Modern Israel is Turning 70. Also, Yeshua Rose from the Dead on a Jewish Holiday and No One is Talking About It! Ron talks about the biblical First Fruits which is now in progress.

From Revive Israel a video featuring Asher Intrater on how changing the way you talk will change the reality around you in Our Words Change Our World. Also this reminder about the June 1-3, you can celebrate at theUSA Tikkun Family Conference! You don't want to miss this exciting conference! Asher Intrater, Daniel Juster, Dr Mike Brown & many more Contact us baruch.haba2018@gmail.com and Asher's latest book Alignment

Eli Ben-Moshe of the Ashira Project (Ashira means I Will Sing) send a big thank you out to all those who responded to his call for donations last weeks for the mastering of recordings by Judah & Jennifer Morrison's new EP and Carolyn Hyde's new single:  "We are ecstatic to report that the funds were raised!"  Now the next projects are two new singles and a 7 song LP from two NEW artists - Alex Ribak, Tanya Kadin, and one 'Ashira' "veteren" - Eli Haitov! If you are loving our work and would like to help us finish these projects (and even more that are waiting to start pre production) please consider becoming a partner with us. Even a small, recurring donation can make a big difference!

Stefan and Keren Silver, who are with the Kerem-el (God's Vineyard) congregation in northern Israel are really thrilled about their new daughter, Selah, who has two big sisters.  But already Keren is preparing for getting back into the recording studio to get her final vocals recorded for the new worship CD. Stefan is also preparing. We enjoyed listening to this interview of his testimony on Revelation TV Middle East Report with Simon Barrett of God's amazing salvation and supernatural protection of himself and his soldiers during the 2nd Lebanon war in 2006 while he was serving as an officer in the Combat Engineering Corps."

Here are just a few of the items on KehilaNews.com this week:

Analysis: Palestinian 'March of Return' a battle disguised as protest | Tzippe Barrow | Hamas officially launches its six-week-long "March of Return" on Friday morning. It's the Islamic terror group's latest iteration of a decades-long war against Israel – the 2018 version.

Shavei Tzion’s Eagle Project teaches young believers to fly | Karen Faulkner | The Eagle (nesher in Hebrew) Project, which began in 2015, aims to encourage and strengthen young Israeli believers who have recently completed their army service.

"Yeshu" | Elhanan ben-Avraham | Elhanan writes, "That final letter is now being grafted back onto Yeshu and becoming Yeshua, the Hebrew word for salvation, and eyes are opening to see Him who is our very Jewish brother and King."

VIDEO: Betzet Yisrael by Miqedem | Kehila News Israel Staff | A song, taken from Psalm 114, from Miqedem's upcoming album, due out April 20, 2018.


Urgent HEALING Needs
Life and Death is in the power of the tongue

Please see
inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary to keep in prayer the Israeli ministry leaders and believers with urgent health needs including the fight for their very lives: 

Eddie Santoro Please continue to pray that no weapon formed against Eddie shall prosper! | Olga Bikas continues to suffer from chronic, acute back pain. She is getting medication and physiotherapeutic treatments but without any substantial improvement | Steve Lightle of Intercessors for Israel (IFI) recently suffered a heart attack & is now recovering in Seattle. Pray for a full, quick recovery | The Kfar Saba Wellspring (Hamaayan) Congregation is asking prayer for their members suffering from cancers | Rick Ridings daughter, Esther Moore continues to need prayer in her ongoing battle with cancer. Now part of the Succat Hallel staff, there are encouraging signs in her healing. | Eduardo, an elder in the Beer Sheva Yeshua's Inheritance congregation, has been bed-ridden with a newly discovered  congenital spinal defect which has him in severe back pain. He has already outlived the typical 25-yr life statistic and also has been able to father three children. Please pray for this serious condition: a healing miracle from God | Lebanese Christian Pastor Najeeb Attieh had two surgeries on his thighs & a hip replacement Pray for full recovery| Rick Ridings daughter, Esther Moore, miracle needed for cancer battle |  PLEASE CONTINUE PRAYER FOR for HaMaayan congregant Danny Meyuseff suffering poor health on several fronts,  David Ortiz, Ami Ortiz, Ruth Nessim| LONG TERM BATTLES |  David Stern,  David, Leah and Ami,  Moshe M.;  Michael E, Claude Ezagouri; Baruch & Karen Maayan, Judy, wife of pastor Yaakov K.

Please continue to pray for Mississippi Israel Prayer warrior Debra Koen Abernethy who underwent a double lung transplant on March 7 and is continuing to battle through recovery. She went through a difficult setback after the transplant, but she is on the road to recovery. Her Dr. Came in today (3/29) and was very encouraged with her lung xray and shows healing progress. Thank you for every prayer.

Our battles are seemingly never over, but we can do all things through Messiah who strengthens us. As Francis Frangipane says, I would rather die in faith than live in doubt.


Praying the Headlines

The Passover Plot – Arsonists and Firefighters in Gaza | Avner Boskey of David's Tent | There is a popular Arabic proverb, “First he hits me. Then he starts to cry. Finally he runs ahead of me to the judge and sues me” (Darabani wa baka, wa sabaqani wa eshtaka). Middle East realities have once again proved how relevant this saying is in helping to understand recent and soon-coming events in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli Ministries on Tours  |  BOOKING meetings now (See open dates) 

Kobi Ferguson info@yeshuaisrael.com
Mar 28 Wed 6:30pm Crowley LA at Northside Assembly of God
April 1 Sun 10:30am Grand Prairie, TX at Calvary Family Worship Center
Apr 8 Sun 9am & 10:30am Bowie, TX at Lighthouse Assembly of God
Marc Chopinsky  helped define the sound of modern Messianic praise & worship music as one of the primary songwriters and founding members of Israel’s Hope (along with Paul Wilbur and Rene Bloch). A worshipper at Tents of Mercy in Kiryat Yam, Israel, Marc has put out a re-release of the top Israel's Hope music. 

April 27 & 28 | Houston/Kingwood, TX - The Crossover project with Mitch and Rozalie Jerome and their new congregation called 'My City on the Hill'. I will minister in music as well as speak on 'Destiny, Calling and Identity'.
April 30 & May 1 | Richmond VA - Israel focus fellowship with Q&A and refreshments. A little music too.
May 2 & 3 | Ashburn VA - Worship Concert and sharing at Ashby Ponds retirement center in Ashburn VA. Mixed Jewish and Christian folks.
May 5 | Rockville, MD - Son of David Messianic congregation -  at 10am - Music and speaking
May 6  @ 11am| Bluemont VA  Village Church  Music and sharing.
May 12 @ 11am | Washington, DC  - Ahavat Yeshua Messianic congregation - Music and speaking

Ronit Bender  in Carmel 
Ronit is now setting up speaking engagements for the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Rhode Island for October.
Please contact CynthiaDouthit@gmail.com for itinerary and scheduling information.
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My Need

On Passover I was headed out of our housing division for services when only a block from my house when my car began knocking. I had to turn around and come home. Later in the day my mechanic neighbor told me that my funky old 1998 Nissan had finally given up completely. There would be no more stop-gap repairs to keep it rolling.  I had taken over the second-hand car payments from my dad in 2006 when he wanted to go into the nursing home. He died just a year later at 79 of an undiagnosed cancer in his brain, but he knew he was not well.

Anyway, the car was well past its prime, quite embarrassing to me with its peeling paint, dents and dings, ratty interior, etc., but I have not wanted to add any car payments to our monthly bills. Even more so that is the case as Tony is about to have his neck surgery at the beginning of May.  I want us to not spend any funds, even for a cheap replacement car for me, until we have cleared his surgery and recovery period.  We need to conserve our funds until he has cleared all that and is able to resume his business.  Still, I need to put it out there that I have this need which I have already set aside some cash for when the time comes to scout out a replacement vehicle.  If you can contribute towards my need, it would be greatly appreciated.
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