Tuesday, September 27, 2016

WEEKLY Arrows from Zion 9/28/2016

Priority Prayer Focus Sep 28, 2016

"Blow the shofar in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain; let all the inhabitants of the earth tremble for the day of the LORD comes, for it is near at hand"  Joel 2:1

After the Babylonian exile, the biblical Feast of Trumpets became known as Rosh Hashanah, or the Head of the Year - the civil year, not the biblical year.  Let's return our eyes to the prophetic, biblical meaning of Yom T'ruah, the Day of Blowing Shofars. Here is a video teaching on Trumpets by Asher Intrater to help us do that.

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.

Why do we need to lift up the Israeli ministries - both the Messianic Jewish and Christian Arab? Because the spiritual warfare that is centered over the Middle East, and especially over Israel, it the most priority target in the satanic plan of this time we live in. We in the nations really have to kick it up a notch in how seriously we take what these ministries are actually doing in the plan of God for establishing His kingdom upon the throne of David in Jerusalem.  This is a sure promise that Israeli ministries have a unique connection to.  The apostle Paul said that the Church body, having shared in the spiritual blessings of the Jews, have a duty toward the believers in Israel. Paul was specifically speaking of a duty to help them financially (Romans 15:27), so how much more to uphold their holy work of sharing the gospel among the re-gathered nation of Israel? Do we get that? We owe a debt and we are called to repay it by standing with these Israeli believers in this day, in every way.

Rachel Netanel in Ein Karim, which is just outside Jerusalem, is one of the prayer letters I so look forward to reading because she is anointed to share the gospel with Israelis and I am so uplifted hearing her experiences and how she and her husband, Gilad, show great hospitality to the spiritually hungry Israelis.  This time, Rachel shared something of the pressure that is also part of being a witness of Yeshua in the Land of Israel. It just reminded me that we cannot paint so rosy a picture that the international Church fails to see how much we are needed to lift of the arms of Israeli ministries. Moses had Aaron and Hur to lift up his arms when he was weary - and the battle was dependent upon Moses' arms being held high and steady.  This is no different. I pray you will open the attached Weekly Summary and read for yourself the words of Rachel and the other ministries who need your prayers. Hear them in their own voices, and see if God is not calling you to be an Aaron and Hur to them.

If you have ever met Carolyn Hyde, a psalmist in the Galilee, then you know that she is a lady who has never met a stranger in her life. She can pick up and start talking with anyone, which is why I got a real laugh out of her saying the "Only in Israel... would you walk up to an elderly Orthodox Jew at a buffet who's piling 8 pieces of chocolate cake on his plate and say, "It's a good thing I'm not your mother," and then end up hearing his whole life story!"  That was 100% Carolyn. 

The Hydes were recently in the US ministering when Carolyn took a horrible tumble down a flight of stairs and even the doctors thought her feet were fractured. But she called her husband who was visiting his sister in another part of Texas to tell him what happened, at that moment they were watching the 700 Club when Pat Robertson gave a word about a broken leg not in a cast that God was healing. When Carolyn returned to the doctor for xrays after that, the doctor was amazed that there were no fractures whatsoever. Carolyn believes God healed her and having seen the pictures of her feet on Facebook, that seems like a good call!  Read all about the many testimonies from their trip abroad inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary

From Revive Israel, another teaching by Asher Intrater The Prophetic History of Secular Israeli Leaders | ARTICLE & VIDEO  This is part 2 of the teaching last week: A New Dimension of Prophecy (Scroll down for the video).   Also  Save The Date: Baruch HaBa Israel Tour 2017 | Registration for the bi-annual Baruch Haba intercessory Conference and tour (May 9-18, 2017) has begun. The tour fills up fast so if you want to get connected with the ministries of Tents of Mercy, Revive Israel & Tikkun International as you tour Israel, follow this link. In addition to professional guides, members of our ministry teams will be with you on the buses and at the sites to teach and fellowship.  For all the news this week from Revive Israel  inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary

Barry and Batya Segal of Vision for Israel and Joseph's Storehouse catch us up on their summer activities doing renovations for needy couple who are Holocaust survivors who made Aliyah from Romania in 1951. You would think that Holocaust survivors would be treated like royalty in Israel, but Israel's budget demands do not fill that need. It is a blessing that so many Israeli Messianic ministries and congregations have taken it upon themselves to step up to bless these survivors so many of whom live below the poverty line. God bless them - and you too! Give to those believers in Yeshua who are touching the lives of Holocaust survivors in the name of Yeshua.  Read all the updates from the Segal's inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary

From Ben Juster, Operations Director for Tikkun Ministries, this prayer request which I am sure is echoed across the Israeli ministries: "Pray for the senior leaders and staff of the congregations and ministries as they prepare for the High Holiday services.  This can be a stressful time for leaders, as there are many visitors to the Land and conferences that also compete for their time."

Ben also commented on the Toward Jerusalem Council II meetings that were held in Jerusalem days ago: "This global initiative is purposed to foster unity among Jewish people and the Church through repentance and reconciliation, affirming God's irrevocable call for Israel and the Jewish people." Daniel Juster, who has been a part of the TJCII movement since the 1990's (which has chosen to fly under the radar over all that time) wrote on Facebook: "We recently had the best Toward Jerusalem Council II meeting in years. We had great harmony and very good plans for the future. I am rejoicing in the last week."

Ben also asks prayer for Eitan Shishkoff and the Fields of Wheat project. He has needed to travel outside of Israel more frequently than in years past in order to share this incredible vision. Pray for energy and strength for Eitan and for grace for his dear wife and family. Please request that God provide an extra measure of grace for the Ohalei Rachamim congregation during his absences. We ask that Avishalom be strengthened to shoulder the leadership of the congregation with great joy and energy. ALSO  Please pray for Guy Cohen and his family of Katzir Asher.

From Dugit and Avi Mizrachi, a short video about their recent outreach among refugees in Greece.  WATCH

A back-to-school report from the Yuval Messianic Worship Center for Music and the Arts "focused on cultivating the gifts of the students and teaching them to progress and invest in the development of their talents. We encourage them to use these gifts for the glory of God within the body of Messiah and within their community."  They write, in their report which you can access inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary  " As we begin this new year, we feel like Moses who had to lead an entire nation on a journey through sea and desert. God has called us to lead His children this year, to teach over 140 students, manage and organize our teachers, students, schedules, connections, projects and events. We denitely need a lot of wisdom and grace!  Please keep us in prayer!

Harvest of Asher congregational leader, Guy Cohen give an encouraging word about seeking God for what doors to walk through and what opportunities to accept. Read it inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary along with his prayer requests for their congregation (5th year of an after school program they conduct); financial issues for taxes on their property; some health issues of people close to them, and the joint services with Tents of Mercy network, and the Carmiel congregation who are using the HOA facilities temporarily.  See details inside.

Kehila News Israel has come out with a couple of issues since last week and we are pulling three of their articles to share here. First the director, Sandy Shoshani writes Be'ad Chaim Awarded in Knesset - Personal Note from the Director of Israel's Pro-Live Movement .  ALSO see a report on the second death threat in the past year to Two Israeli Messianic Jewish Evangelists Respond to Death Threats by Another Rabbi.  ALSO from Chaim of the Aliyah Return Center in the Galilee:  VIDEO: Stormy Galilee Sea - A Galilee Journey

Joel Jelski catches us up on his family and ministry, including "This year's ELAV conference was amazing! It was shorter than in past years, but it was really good. Heard some awesome testimonies from youth and young people who were there. My brother Matias also led a worship session which was really anointed. " See more from Joel inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary

Finally, we have news from the Hebrew congregation in Arad that persecution against believers is kicking up again in there Negev town with quite a history of persecuting the believers in Yeshua.  The target of the harassment is focused on the Russian-speaking congregation which holds its meetings in town. (Hasdey Yeshua, the Hebrew-speaking congregation meets outside the city in the open air of a national park.

The leader of the Russian-speaking congregation Shimon Pliner writes, "A new wave of aggression from the ultra-orthodox community is taking place now. They follow us, curse us, harass us, take endless photos of us with the flash right in our faces. They spread leaflets and put pressure on our congregants’ employers to try to have them fired. Over the past weeks it has been more and more difficult for us to have our congregational meetings because of the crowds of Chassidei Gur (the most extreme ultra-orthodox group in Arad) that are coming to the site. Although it is in the industrial area, the facility is not far from the center of the city and is easily accessible to them. They make lots of noise and try their best to disrupt the service. Every such meeting is a big trial for our congregation members. We trust in the Lord but need your prayers. Please lift up our hands!”

Read more about the antics of the ultra-Orthodox in Arad from the viewpoint of the believers who are very supportive of their Mayor of Arad who has worked to stop further takeover of the city by the ultra-Orthodox . You will find the report of the Hasdey Yeshua congregation inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary

Urgent HEALING Needs: Life and Death is in the power of the tongue
Please keep in prayer the Israeli ministry leaders and believers with urgent health needs including the fight for their very lives:  

PLEASE Pray for ANOTHER MIRACLESpeak death to every cancer cell which has been attacking God's servants even multiple times in order to cut off the gospel from their mouths! God is greater than even cancer arising twice!  Continue to pray for Jacob Damkani who has decided to trust God for healing and forego the advised more dangerous surgery for now | Continue prayers for David DavisShelly M, Israeli pastor Eitan's wife whom doctors have sent home to die as cancer has returned to a new place in her body |  Eddie Santoro - a new form of cancer unrelated to the brain cancer | "Gila" in the Negev will have surgery involving amputation of one of her limbs. Please pray for her. |Ruth Nessim has received a clean bill of health from cancer treatment: pray it does not rise up a 2nd time | David Stern had to return to the hospital due to infection following surgery, now home again. Please pray for David and Martha |  Continued prayer against cancer in Rick Ridings daughter, Esther Moore | David O., Ami (unhealed wounds);  Long term disease battles:  Leah; an unnamed forefather of Messianic Judaism; Moshe M.;  the son of an Arab pastor, Ghazi, who is suffering from Leukemia. Judy, wife of pastor Yaakov K;  Evan Thomas in still painful occupational therapy phase after serious arm fractures; Carolyn Hyde, Eddie Beckford, Claude Ezagouri; Rachel Slater; Patti, wife of Dan Juster; Baruch and Karen Maayan; Michael E and unnamed Israel-related ministers.  Pray also for Tal Bass. Miriam Abramov, incisional hernia, Ronen a congregant & faithful volunteer in the Tiferet Yeshua Tel Aviv congregation.  PLEASE PRAY ALSO for all the caretakers. If you have ever been one, you know that it stretches us to our limits in an very emotional time. Pray for God to strengthen and uphold them all.


Praying the Headlines

9/21/16 Ron & Elana Cantor in Tel Aviv  Messiah’s Mandate  | Obama: Israel cannot ‘permanently occupy, settle Palestinian land’ |  WATCH Ron's Rebuttal

I am really grateful for social media. When President Obama uttered these ridiculous and historically inaccurate words, I was able to quickly go to Facebook and challenge them. By morning the video had been seen over 2,600 times and shared over 100 times. Still, that is nowhere near the reach that the President has, but we do what we can.

I have studied the Israeli Palestinian conflict intensely since 1989 and the fact is that there is no such thing as Palestinian lands. Secondly, the only reason Israel controls the West Bank is because of the aggressive and billegerant actions of the surrounding nations. Had Jordan not attacked Israel during the Six-Day-War, we would never have taken the Old City of Jerusalem or the West Bank. And now that we have it as a buffer zone against our enemies why in the world would we give it back?


9/26/16  Martin Sarvis Jerusalem | OUR PRIME MINISTER IN THE U.S. | Prime Minister Netanyahu has wrapped up his trip to the U.S.  Yesterday he met with Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  Earlier in the week, after much uncertainty as to whether it would take place, he did in fact have a short meeting with President Obama.  It seems to have been relatively cordial (pundits suggest that with the Florida primaries looming, a strongly contentious confrontation with Israel might have had a negative effect on the Clinton campaign (which the President strongly supports) there. 

And on Thursday evening, Netanyahu once again addressed the UN General Assembly.  We have chosen to present the entire speech in this Update  (making it a bit longer than usual).  Not because we are in agreement with all the views therein expressed, we aren’t. But in it, the Prime Minister succeeds in skillfully bringing to light a lot of factors with which, we suspect, many of our readers will be unaware.  Factors related to Israel’s relationship with the UN, with the Palestinians, with her neighbors; factors related to Israel’s awakening and flourishing during her short modern life (a flourishing which on many fronts is blessing the world).  In fact, this document is filled with information which can enable us to intercede for Israel with more understanding and insight. 

We also believe that “drawing near” to this leader through his words, may enable us better to “know” him, awakening inspiration and understanding which will help us to pray. All of Mr. Netanyahu’s positions and “solutions” will not be ours—there is illumination to which some of us have access. and which he at this time does not (James 1:5,17).  We hope that many of you will be able to find and take the time to read prayerfully through this speech in its entirety!
  Rather than the transcript Martin provided, I will post the full Netanyahu UN Speech YouTube video to save space.


Israeli Ministries on Tours  |  BOOKING meetings now (See open dates)  Inside the attached Weekly Summary are itineraries and open dates for
Ronit Bender in Carmel,  Guy Cohen, Harvest of Asher;  Kobi & Shani Ferguson Family, Yeshua Israel; and Orna Greenman, A Sign & An Example



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Thursday, September 22, 2016

WEEKLY Arrows from Zion 9/21/2016

Priority Prayer Focus Sep 21, 2016

Ben Juster, Tikkun:  "We are excited as we now gearing up for the Jewish Fall Holidays and Feasts. It is a time of great contrasts ... celebration and introspection, fasting and feasting, the blast of a shofar and the quiet intercession of the community. ...You may also be experiencing stark contrasts in your life right now. While you know the joy of God's abundant love and care for you, you may also be experiencing circumstances that contribute to dryness or sorrow in your soul.  My prayer is that in the coming month, you will experience the refreshing rains of God's Spirit in your life. I ask that God would walk with you through this season of repentance and reflection and into the extravagant celebration of His goodness!

"May Adonai answer you in the day of trouble! May the Name of the God of Jacob set you up securely on high. May He send you help from the Sanctuary and support you from Zion. May He remember all your meal offerings and accept the fat of your burnt offering. May He grant you your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans. We will shout for joy in your victory and lift up our banners in the Name of our God! May Adonai fulfill all your petitions." - Psalm 20:2-6

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.

Eddie Santoro of the Ahavat Yeshua congregation writes this week about the ordination of two of their young, faithful congregational members this past week. Jonathan Moore has become their first "young" elder, and Jeremiah Smilovici was also set in as a deacon. Both of their wives also have served faithfully in the congregation, in keeping with the order set in the New Covenant scriptures.

Having watched this congregation from before its beginning, when the Revive Ministry was focused on a Discipleship school dedicated to raising up a new generation of Israeli Messianic spiritual leaders,  it is a blessing to see how those young people have blossomed into their roles as heads of their families as well as active leadership in the ministry and congregational life.  This is a tribute to those spiritual fathers who set their sights on preparing a generation to serve the Lord. Over the past week I have seen excited Facebook posts from several of these young families who are finally moving into houses built in the Messianic community around Yad Hashmona.  What is being built here is special and for the reason that an older generation made it the work of their lives. God is blessing their labor of love.

Eddie Santoro sent several points they are requesting prayer over, as well a personal health update too (undergoing the follow up testing to confirm cancer has not returned), read in full inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary

We have another wonderful report from Israel Pochtar of the Beit Hallel Congregation and Voice of Judah Ministries regarding their outreaches to new immigrants and an opportunity for you to help them as they help Jewish people return to their ancient homeland of Israel. You can get details inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary but let me tell you that it takes surprisingly little money to make a real impact in the lives of these people pouring into the Land from the north.

After on recent gospel outreach of 270 non-believers, they recently held a baptism for 29 ready to go the next step in their spiritual journey.  Pochtar shares a great testimony of one young Israeli they recently baptized who said as he served his army duty in the guard tower overlooking the baptism site of Jordan river, he would mock those being water baptized thinking it an absurd ritual.  He did not realize the immersion was actually derived from Judaism, a Mikveh.  Now he has received baptism and risen to new life in Messiah, no longer a mocker but a believer.  Read more from the ministry plus their prayer requests inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary.

Dov Bikas is the pastor of a Russian-speaking congregation in Beer Sheva and an evangelism and outreach ministry to drug addicts/sex abuse victims in south Tel Aviv. Dov writes that five new street addicts have come to them recently so they are now taking care of 10 people seeking to change their lives. There are lots of practical things to pray about for a ministry like this, beyond the obvious, that God will soften hearts and mend lives, like the "second stage rehab" they would like to be able to open, or for grace from the nearby businesses, who aren't always exactly crazy about the people coming for a time of refuge at the Aviv Center.  But the testimonies are well worth it! Please read some of them inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary, along with prayer requests for the ministry.

Also, Dov writes, "For a long time I have been thinking to share with you a link to the book written by Judy Galblum Pex about the ministry of “The Shelter” hostel in Eilat. This is the place where I became a believer and grew up as a minister. This book, I would say, describes a very blessed part of Israeli history :) It is called “Come. Stay. Celebrate!”   ...Interestingly, another of the Negev congregational leaders mentioned The Shelter a Christian hostel and evangelism center, Howard Bass was dropping off a Congolese guest who wanted to volunteer there. Bass wrote that The Shelter is "very amazingly run by John and Judy Pex."

This may come as a surprise - the shifts of God usually do surprise us - but Asher Intrater is teaching about A New Dimension of Prophecy that we are moving into, a "double" prophetic anointing that combines the two Biblical expressions of prophecy, that of the prophetic anointing we see in the Church primarily to speak to the building up of the Body of Christ, and that prophetic anointing of the ancient Hebrew prophets to speak to nations about the second coming of the Messiah.  This double prophetic anointing, Asher says, is to enable us to speak of God's destiny for Israel, the Church and the Nations in these end times..."  | ARTICLE or VIDEO | Part 1 of 2

Also from Revive Israel: 40 Day Fast Updates | If you are taking part in the 40 day fast that began September 3rd, we encourage you to be checking in for prayer focuses and updates at this BLOG. And a special opportunity for the Oct 1 Feast of Trumpets even with both Hebrew and Arab brothers  participating.  This combines both the biblical meaning of the blowing of the shofar, as well as the significance of collaboration between Arab Christians and Messianic Jews in Israel in the end times. Please see inside how you can help to cover the expenses of necessary headphones for translation in the event - $7000 is needed and donations are welcomed.  See details inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary

Pastor Najeeb and Elisabeth Atteih of the Immanuel Church, Bookshop and Refugee Ministries has a full prayer ministry letter over their activities the past couple of months.  Elizabeth writes about a Sheikh preacher  who came in interested to receive a free Bible the shop had set out.  She was able to talk him including sharing the gospel with him.  She also wrote about their last trip to Germany to minister among many Syrian refugees, and also Najeeb's ministry in Jordan and Turkey to the refugees. For the sake of security instead of disclosing information in Arrows which is published online, I invite you to read them inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary which is distributed only to my mailing list.

However there are a few things we can report here: " We never imagined that we would be working with Muslims, not because we do not want to or have a heart to but because we did not know how to start. The Lord has brought the ministry to us though. We now have many opportunities to serve Muslims and Muslim background believers in Turkey. The ministry is hard, harder than the ministry in Jordan, but it is very fruitful. The Lord is doing miracles and doing a great work among Muslims. Many people are searching for God and are hungry for the love and truth of Jesus.  

"The Kurdish people in Turkey are the ones that are the most open to the Gospel because they are the most persecuted. The Iraqi people, the fanatic Syrians, and many Turkish people hate and persecute them. The Kurdish people that live in Turkey are refugees and really want and need to be loved and accepted. The Good News of the Gospel and the love of Jesus is so attractive to the Kurdish people. Najeeb thinks that the Kurdish believers in Turkey will be used by God to bring healing to the Turkish people. Why? They speak Turkish, they know the culture, and they have a desire to evangelize. Once they have experienced the love and salvation through Jesus, they cannot help but share that with others. "  Please pray for the work that God is orchestrating among Muslim nations - it is more key to God's plan than most of us realize.

Howard Bass of the Nachalat Yeshua (Yeshua's Inheritance) congregation gives and encouraging workd about the end times opposition to Yeshua and His kingdom - "the gates of hell shall not prevail". Hallelujah. Howard points out the opposition and evil is not only at work in the world, but also has come into both Israel and the Church.  "May He increase our faith to overcome all that would seek to derail us from pressing on in the truth of who Jesus is!"

Howard also gives a report on the ladies medical mission outreach to Hosanna, Ethiopia undertaken by  his wife Randi and some of the other ladies from the congregation.  One of the young congregants, he writes, was "visibly moved both in Ethiopia and in her sharing time over the unsolvable poverty of so many of the people. Even though thousands were helped during this mission trip, many of those who came to be treated could not be, simply because of the numbers, and the lack of resources. But she also was impacted by the faith of these dear poor people, and that their prayers were not primarily about basic personal requests, but instead they were mostly praises to God for who He is! This itself can be life-changing for many of us who seek first our personal comfort and safety, not any different, really, from unbelievers.  Thanks to all of you who upheld this outreach. The Lord heard!"  For other congregational news, please see inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary

David Davis, who is recovering from cancer treatments and still covets your prayers for complete healing and restoration, writes the Carmel Assembly prayer letter this month. David reports on their 7-day Celebration for the Nations worship event with hundreds of Koreans and others from the nations, along with local Israeli worshippers, exalting and proclaiming the Name of Yeshua in various languages in August.  And an Erev Shabbat dinner at Beit Yedidia to strengthen the bonds of fellowship within our Kehilat HaCarmel family.  Read the details inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary

David also writes about the Fall Feasts of the Lord and how they are celebrating the holiday events. There is also a good list of prayer requests over the various outreach ministries of the congregation which you can get a great sense of the heart of this ministry for their community and worship of the LORD. See inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary

From Kehila News Israel, we have pulled out four of dozens of features in the last couple of issues including:

Israel Business Forum 2016: Strengthening the Economic Development of the Body of Messiah in Israel | by Karen Faulkner | Israel Firstfruits Center For Economic Advancement (IFC) is holding its 4th annual Israel Business Forum at Jerusalem's boutique Hotel Yehuda on Thursday September 22, 2016 from 08.30-20.30. The Forum is one of several programs run by Firstfruits to strengthen the economic development of the Body of Messiah in Israel.

Kehila News Announces Launch of Spanish Website at es.kehilanews.com | We are proud to announce the launch of Kehila News Israel in Spanish at es.kehilanews.com! Coincidentally, it was exactly one year ago today, September 15, 2015, that we announced the launch of the Kehila News Israel website in Hebrew. This is a major work in progress, and we need your help. Kehila News Israel is a reader supported community website that is dependent on your support. Please DONATE

New Temple Find is Sure to Embarrass UNESCO | by Hannah Weiss | The new findings of tiles from the ancient Jewish Temple provide further archeological evidence of the strong Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, despite what UNESCO might claim.

Come Home: A Story of a Father’s Enduring Love | by Sally Shiff | An allegory | "Once upon a time there was a father who had a son. This son was very precious to the father. Before he was born, the father counted the days till his birth...."

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

There is no change in our healing prayer request list from last week.  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.

Praying the Headlines

Ron Cantor of Messiah's Mandate writes on Jesus vs. Mohamed (or nside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary)

ALSO Ron writes, Our new TV show, OUT OF ZION, starts on Oct. 10th on God.tv, three times a day. If you miss one, you can go to God.tv or their Facebook page. Or on my page. More than anything else, I am praying that we can reach the hearts and minds of those believers who have bought into replacement theology or an anti-Israel or pro-Palestinian position. The truth will set you free! You can partner with us in this through prayer!!! Prayer is powerful! Let your friends know. :-)

Israeli Ministries on Tours  |  BOOKING meetings now (See open dates)  Inside the attached Weekly Summary are itineraries and open dates for Ronit Bender in Carmel,  Guy Cohen, Harvest of Asher;  Kobi & Shani Ferguson Family, Yeshua Israel; and Orna Greenman, A Sign & An Example
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

WEEKLY Arrows from Zion 9/14/2016

Priority Prayer Focus Sep 14, 2016

The most urgent need for prayer this week is for Shelly, wife of Eitan a pastor in Israel Pochtar's Voice of Judah network.  Israel writes:  About two years ago Shelly was diagnosed with a very rare form of brain tumor that leaves almost no chance of survival. She had undergone various different operations, treatment, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. Her battle has been monumental and she withstood it all with great faith and strength, defying all odds.

Throughout her journey Shelly has seen good days and some painfully bad ones. Her family never leaving her side, trusting and believing every step of the way.  For the past few months things have taken a turn for the worse and her condition deteriorated to the degree that the hospital discharged her, saying there is nothing more they could do for her, and basically sent her home to die surrounded by her family.

Shelly’s will to live and her faith in Yeshua has been her driving force, it kept her going through the toughest days. Her condition now is very severe, she is sedated by heavy dosage of drugs to try to alleviate her pain, and she is unable to move her limbs. Most of the time she is unconscious.

We’re standing before a true life or death situation. We’re not losing faith, but stand stronger than ever, praying and believing until the end. One thing we know, God loves Shelly, He has never left her side, and while there’s still breath of life we will not cease to pray and believe.  We urge you to join us in fervent prayer for Shelly as she is literally walking through the valley of the shadow of death. God never lets go of the hand of his children. We will keep you updated on her condition. We really appreciate your love, support and prayers. Shelly needs them now more than ever!

Arrows from Zion
Strategically Aimed for the Lord’s Harvest in Israel

Arni Klein of Emmaus Way begins this week with a background of the Spirit stirring China concerning Israel and the great increase of Chinese visitors to Israel from hundreds to thousands annually.  Arni has just departed with Claude Ezagouri of the Morning Star Fellowship in Tberias, and Andrei, the congregation's chief musician for 16-days in mainland China to meet with believers there. 

Arni writes, "The challenge before us, in the short time we have in each city, is to pass on a foundational understanding and vision to enable them to channel the passion the Lord has awakened within them. Even though the church has grown in numbers, China remains officially closed to the gospel. Therefore our comings and goings will require constant wisdom and discernment. We are blessed to have the translator of the booklet as our organizer and guide throughout the whole time. As you are led, we would be grateful if you would stand with us in prayer for wisdom, direction, protection, and Divine encounters."

Read more about the vision they take with them inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary also pressing prayer requests for two key women to the Kleins.

The Peniel Fellowship, another Tiberias congregation is literally overflowing their facilities and they are having to experiment with a Friday night service in addition to the Shabbat morning main service. It is less than ideal for them for reasons explained inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary - but it must be done to take care of all the people they are now serving.

The Yahav's, Daniel and Shirya, who lead the congregation have developed a super family-friendly congregation, complete with a private school to serve their families.  Recently a safety inspection by their local fire department earned them this declaration by the inspector:  "for over ten years I am visiting many kindergartens, but your kindergarten is so different, I have never seen another one like this. It is so neat and peaceful here, and the children seem to be so calm…"  Shirya wrote, "We are thankful to our Lord for this testimony, as he saw the light of God shining in this place. All the glory to God!"  They also have a grades 1-6 learning center where a new 6th grade student said, "it is so different in this school from the public school, now I really love school, when I go home I already wait for the next day…"  The difference even a child can appreciate.

There are many other good reports from the Peniel Fellowship inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary including a wonderful healing testimony of a little boy who had major heart problems from the age of 4 months until 11. God has done a great miracle so the pacemaker removed from his body is not even needed anymore! And this is being reported to us a full year and half after the pacemaker had to be removed. You really need to read this testimony inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary along with other congregational news.

From the Revive Israel team several key events related to the Fall Feasts are given inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary including the 40-day fast by the young people; a Feast of Trumpets event with Hebrew and Arabic participation; and the Day of Atonement annual fasting & prayer.

Revive teaching article by Ari Blumenthal: The End Times Reconciliation of the World; a video teaching by Asher Intrater Spirit of Holiness; and another Revive Team member video introduction of Roni Rejuwan, who is also the pastor of Beit Yeshua.

Maoz Ministries' Ari and Shira Sorko-Ram are Celebrating 40 Years of Ministry in Israel and Shira shares her remembrances in this article. Ari is off to the Far East & the ask prayer for the Lord guide him and direct his path throughout this entire visit. May we see much fruit from these connections Ari is making over the last few years. The ministry asks prayers for Shira's writing projects and also for the many other projects of Maoz - read fully inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary

Orna Grin whose A Sign & An Example (Ot Oo’Mofet) ministry is to orphans, widows and single parents in the body of Messiah in Israel communicates these days through her blog which she post spiritually insightful articles often and which you can sign up to receive notice every time she does. You can get a taste in this article, Mekudeshet about the Hebrew meaning used in a wedding ring and the New Age Festival going on in Jerusalem now in a Co-exist New-Age-festival.

From the outstanding resource, KehilaNewsIsrael, we have three items lifted from numerous others from their last two editions since last week as an example of the type of quality links they are putting together:  A Seasonal Word by Howard Bass; Calev Myers news book, Crucial Alliance; and a video by the Aliyah Return Center in the Galilee.

We have an update inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary on Jacob Damkani, who is home from the hospital and believing God for his healing.


Urgent HEALING Needs: Life and Death is in the power of the tongue
Please keep in prayer the Israeli ministry leaders and believers with urgent health needs:

PLEASE Pray for ANOTHER MIRACLESpeak death to every cancer cell which has been attacking God's servants even multiple times in order to cut off the gospel from their mouths! God is greater than even cancer arising twice!  Pray for David Stern who is recovering from surgery today (9/12) | We have received a new update from Jacob Damkani please read (The new surgery advised was even more dangerous than the one a year ago & they have decided to trust God for healing and forego the surgery); | Continue prayers for David DavisShelly M, Israeli pastor Eitan's wife whom doctors have sent home to die as cancer has returned to a new place in her body |  Eddie Santoro - a new form of cancer unrelated to the brain cancer | "Gila" in the Negev will have surgery involving amputation of one of her limbs. Please pray for her. |Ruth Nessim has received a clean bill of health from cancer treatment: pray it does not rise up a 2nd time | Continued prayer against cancer in Rick Ridings daughter, Esther Moore | David O., Ami (unhealed wounds); 

Long term disease battles:  Leah; an unnamed forefather of Messianic Judaism; Moshe M.;  the son of an Arab pastor, Ghazi, who is suffering from Leukemia. Judy, wife of pastor Yaakov K;  Evan Thomas in still painful occupational therapy phase after serious arm fractures; Carolyn Hyde, Eddie Beckford, Claude Ezagouri; Rachel Slater; Patti, wife of Dan Juster; Baruch and Karen Maayan; Michael E and unnamed Israel-related ministers.  Pray also for Tal Bass. Miriam Abramov, incisional hernia, Ronen a congregant & faithful volunteer in the Tiferet Yeshua Tel Aviv congregation.

We have a testimony of healing that came in this past week from Dr. Jurgen Buhler, the Executive Director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.  Dr. Buhler was diagnosed in Israel last November with advanced kidney cancer and doctors told him his survival rate was 50%. Read the Dr Jurgen's testimony of healing, I Am the Lord Who Heals You

Praying the Headlines & Teaching Article Rolled Into One

9/12/16  Martin Sarvis Jerusalem

"Ethnic Cleansing" By Any Other Name | On September 20th, Prime Minister Netanyahu will be arriving in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, which he is expected to address on Thursday the 22nd. As of this week, there appears to be no high-level meeting with American President Obama scheduled while he is there. It is conjectured that factors contributing to make such a meeting improbable include Netanyahu’s seeming openness this past week to the possibility of meeting with Palestinian President Abbas in Moscow (which would effectively at least temporarily displace the U.S. with Russia as facilitator of peace efforts with the Palestinians). There is also irritation with Israel’s continued expansion of areas, even in Jerusalem, which the White House considers to be “settlements.”  Read in full inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary


Israeli Ministries on Tours  |  BOOKING meetings now (See open dates)  Inside the attached Weekly Summary are itineraries and open dates for Guy Cohen, Harvest of Asher;  Kobi & Shani Ferguson Family, Yeshua Israel; and Orna Greenman, A Sign & An Example

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

WEEKLY Arrows from Zion 9/7/2016



Priority Prayer Focus Sep 7, 2016

Sounds like our battle plan to me - Nehemiah 4:15-18

When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to our own work.  From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked. But the man who sounded the trumpet stayed with me.

Arrows from Zion
Ron Cantor,  back from a lengthy time of speaking in the US, returned to the Tiferet Yeshua congregation delighted to be asking himself, "Who are all these new faces?" If you recall, Cantor recently passed the pastoral-baton to native Israeli, Gil and so the obvious sign of growth in the congregation while he was gone was a welcome indication all was going well. 

Ron also has good news about the new daily devotional he has begun shooting for GOD-TV and also about becoming the Associate Director of Tikkun International Network assisting Asher Intrater, Dan Juster and Eitan Shishkoff as Tikkun "serves, supports and oversees almost forty different Messianic congregations and ministries in the US, Israel and in other countries. I am excited about mentoring younger leaders both here in Israel and the U.S. and working with Asher to provide oversight and counsel to the congregations that are connected to us."  You can read the story inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary but I can tell you these are long term relationships now forming a dynamic apostolic team headquartered in Jerusalem.

The Kerem-El Congregation (God's Vineyard) in Carmel took the month of August to focus the congregation on the idea of showing hospitality - beginning with one another. After many expressions of get-togethers ranging from one-on-one coffees together to full congregational cook outs, they are sensing the idea took hold toward a more united congregation.  You can read about several of the good events they shared together inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary. Also read about a new teaching series begun on deepening the foundations of our faith and four specific prayer requests from the congregation.

Israel Pochtar gives us a report on the 2-youth conference they hosted called AWAKE.  He writes, "We saw how touched and inspired many young people left, and it only encouraged us that investing in young people is always a wise choice. Their hearts are open and hungry, and sowing into their lives will always bring a powerful harvest!"  He also gives a report on their most recent evangelism tour to the Galilee - which was not without its great overcoming moments, but with all 200 people on the tour standing to pray when the altar call was given!  You will want to read Israel's report inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary Plus get the congregations four specific prayer requests concerning their ministry.

A few hours ago I wrote on my Facebook page:  " I am sitting at my computer crying right now - a real flow of tears. I just got through reading something from Eric Benson's House of Victory, which is a drug & alcohol rehab in connection with the Carmel congregation founded by David-Karen Davis.

Eric Benson opened his ministry letter with this recall that really brought me to tears:  "A few years ago I stood in an alleyway of Tel Aviv with members of our outreach team. We were ministering to the addicts living on the streets. The heartbreaking scenes around us were overwhelming. We needed to guard our hearts from discouragement, unless we fall into the same trap of hopelessness as all those around us. As I tried to build myself up in the faith, and continue to declare the hope found in Messiah, my attention was drawn to the sky above. I heard the roaring sound of a massive jumbo jet. As I stared at the plane, a sad realization filled my thoughts. The hundreds of tourists on that plane will never see the reality of this dark corner of the Holy Land. As a result they will never know how to accurately pray for the desperate needs of the lost sheep of the House of Israel." 

".... Continue to pray for the family of Beit Nitzachon (The House of Victory) is filled with Jews, Arabs, Russians and Armenians. .... As we continue in this labor of love, we will witness the glory of the Lord filling this land.  Please read more inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary

KehilaNewsIsrael continues to grow in an amazing increase of viewers from around the world - maybe because they are putting out such an outstanding and valuable product!  Not only is it providing an excellent resource for a wide variety of news , information and teaching from the Israeli Messianic Jewish community, but it is also providing work for many Israeli believer-writers. This prayer summary whole hearted calls on our subscribers to support the work of KehilaNewsIrsael, a wonderful resource.

Some of the items we picked up from the last to issues are Walking From Sea to Sea: Building the Spiritual Stamina of Israeli Messianic Youth about a 70-youth 4-day march from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee; "Multitudes" - Messianic Art Displayed in a Tel Aviv Gallery an art exhibit of paintings based on the Gospel by Messianic artist Steffi Geiser Rubin; and a VIDEO | Israeli Media Reporting on "New Spirit", a Film Telling Jacob Damkani's Story This is the first movie produced by Jews from Israel to tell the true story of a Messianic Jewish leader in Israel, Jacob Damkani.  There is also an important story featured below in Praying the Headlines.

From Asher Intrater's personal ministry, Revive Israel, Joint Destiny of Arab Christians and Messianic Jews (Part 2) and a teaching video on separating from ungodly influences in preparation of the end times Sealed by the Spirit.  There is also a video teaching by Ariel Blumenthal How to Pray for Israel and an invite to enjoy the resources Revive shares on their  Revive Israel Facebook

Tikkun International, which is the network of 40-something congregations and ministries in Israel and beyond under Asher Intrater, Eitan Shishkoff and Dan Juster, puts out a monthly newsletter of articles primarily by their leaders in Israel. Among those featured this month are Dan Juster asking, Have We Lost Something in Our Worship?  And Asher Intrater on the Precedent for Apostolic Teams. Eitan Shishkoff writes about relationship in Closer than a Brother. Eitan's right hand Leora Mazurovsky writes on the True Love of the congregational teenagers and from the Return to Zion congregation of Leon Mazin in Haifa is a report on their Eagle Project 2016 to serve young adults in Messianic congregations throughout Israel who have completed their service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Finally, Martin Sarvis in Jerusalem reports on an effort from millennial-generation type thinkers to establish a "holy" arts & faith festival  being called "Amen-A House of Prayer for All Believers." Clearly a counterfeit of the multiplication of 24/7 prayer houses that have blossomed in Israel and spread to surrounding Muslim nations, this counterfeit version is as misguided as the Coexist movement founded in London and based in Washington, DC "focused on improving religious relationships between people of Islamic, Jewish, and Christian faiths."  Where the Coexist Foundation springs from a primarily political focus, the "Mekudeshet 2016" springs from an arts perspective.  Both represent the usual 'Tower of Babel' approach to reaching Heaven ...without true belief in God.

As Sarvis notes, "In Isaiah 56:7, referring to the near-by Temple Mount, the LORD said, "My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples." - a promise reiterated with zeal by Yeshua in Mark 11:17. But it was not to be a house of prayer for all believers - in whatever they wished to believe. It was this same Yeshua who said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me" (John 14:6).  Pray that Israelis will not be led astray by Mekudeshet into a false "holiness"-into religious confusion - into a false "good news" which compromises the Truth.

Martin also gives a report "regarding the networking and strengthening of ties which is beginning to advance between Israel and nations on the continent of Africa phrase during his visit to Kenya in July. Of course, the enemy is against any strategic networking, physical or spiritual, between Israel and the countries of Africa-not least, we believe, because of the blessing God has promised will flow between countries which make such connections."  Read more about this and the connection to the explosion last week at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida that was about to launch an Israeli satellite inside the attached DOCX Weekly Summary

Urgent HEALING Needs: Life and Death is in the power of the tongue
Please be praying for these leaders as well as all the intense health issues that are against other Messianic leaders listed below.  We recognize that this attack is a spiritual attack to 'strike the shepherds, so the sheep of the flock will be scattered.' Pray for mighty miracles of God's healing hand to be on these leaders as a witness of signs and wonders to the Israeli congregations, and the yet unsaved watchers in Israel.

PLEASE Pray for ANOTHER MIRACLE
Speak death to every cancer cell which has been attacking God's servants even multiple times in order to cut off the gospel from their mouths! God is greater than even cancer arising twice!  We have received a new update from Jacob Damkani please read update Weekly Summary from last week.(The new surgery advised was even more dangerous than the one a year ago & they have decided to trust God for healing and forego the surgery);  Also an new update from David Davis please read in the main Weekly Summary last week;  Shelly M, Israeli pastor Eitan's wife whom doctors have sent home to die as cancer has returned to a new place in her body;  Eddie Santoro - a new form of cancer unrelated to the brain cancer; "Gila" in the Negev will have surgery involving amputation of one of her limbs. Please pray for her. Ruth Nessim has received a clean bill of health from cancer treatment: pray it does not rise up a 2nd time; Continued prayer against cancer in Rick Ridings daughter, Esther Moore; David O., Ami (unhealed wounds); 

Long term disease battles:  Leah; an unnamed forefather of Messianic Judaism; Moshe M.;  the son of an Arab pastor, Ghazi, who is suffering from Leukemia. Judy, wife of pastor Yaakov K;  Evan Thomas in still painful occupational therapy phase after serious arm fractures; Carolyn Hyde, Eddie Beckford, Claude Ezagouri; Rachel Slater; Patti, wife of Dan Juster; Baruch and Karen Maayan; Michael E and unnamed Israel-related ministers.  Pray also for Tal Bass. Miriam Abramov, incisional hernia, Ronen a congregant & faithful volunteer in the Tiferet Yeshua Tel Aviv congregation.


Teaching Articles


This morning I opened up my Facebook page and one of the first things that greeted me was this wonderful short video of Jacob Damkani, who while taking an IV that takes an hour and half to feed into his body, decided to record an encouraging word to us all about a lesson he has learned in the past year of health crisis. It was a delight to hear this Israeli evangelist, who has probably been beaten up for sharing the Gospel to many times to even count, talk about how we must add waiting on the Lord, to our taking courage in Him. Loved hearing Jacob's heavily Israeli-accented English bringing this exhortation.


Praying the Headlines

From 8/31/16 Kehila News
"On July 5, the counter-terrorism consulting firm SITE Intelligence Group issued an alert that a pro-ISIS hacker group calling itself the United Cyber Caliphate had published a list of targets in the USA, with calls to independent jihadists to “kill them all”.  According to SITE, some 1700 individuals were named, including members of various “churches and messianic synagogues”, indicating that congregations were also named. But the Messianic angle of the story never got out. In media coverage, the adjective identifying our community was uniformly deleted. 

". . . .The US Jewish community’s security arm, the Secure Community Network, later informed the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) that the list had been compiled by jihadists “from synagogue websites and other sources”, with no comment on its impact or significance. The SCN did not provide an update of their own, nor did they post any warning from the DHS, reinforcing the impression that the wider Jewish community lost interest after discovering that only Messianic Jews were at risk."

Israeli Ministries on Tours  |  BOOKING meetings now (See open dates)  Inside the attached Weekly Summary are itineraries and open dates for

Guy Cohen, Harvest of Asher;  Kobi & Shani Ferguson Family, Yeshua Israel; and Orna Greenman, A Sign & An Example


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