Wednesday, May 29, 2019

David Slew Goliath | Arrows From Zion 5/29/2019

David Slew Goliath with 5 Smooth Stones

A Dallas Messianic friend, Marla Hoener recently visited Glenn Beck's TV Studio snapping this inspiring message. It's a good reminder for the days in which we are living. No enemy is too big to fall with even the humblest of personal ability we have to offer to the LORD.

The Contrast of Life in 2019
...yet David slew Goliath with 5 smooth stones
The recent pictures above from Israel underscores what we are up against in life in 2019. We were just rejoicing over the blessing of God this year in a super abundance of rain and immediately following are racing to stop the fires set all over Israel. Israel has always been a roller coaster to cover in my perspective, but it does seem the contrasts of the ups and downs are more intense than ever before. Which is why it is good to remind ourselves how young David approached the Goliath battles he faced.

David didn't have much going for him in terms that are respected in a worldly sense, but he did have this, a strong understanding of God's intentions toward Israel and the recognition that the giant that stood mocking the armies of Israel was no threat to His God. 
"Just who is this uncircumcised Philestine, that he should defy the armies of God?"

While everyone else was intimidated by the brute force threatening them with a flood of insulting words and promises of murderous violence, David just saw an "uncircumcised Philestine. To David, Goliath might be strong and huge, but he was on the wrong side of history picking a fight with the armies of Israel. He was not called the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob for nothing.

It has been a few thousand years since that scene has played out so it is easy for many to forget that our God is
still the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We all may be fighting battles that seem unwinnable to the natural eye, but to the spiritual eye we see the contrast spelled out in the blessings of rain from above upon the land of Israel. "What then shall we say of these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?"

Still it is good to know the facts about the battles we face and not retreat into a spiritual bubble. Ignoring reality doesn't change reality, but praying about it can. This is why it is good to keep a balance between the two contrasts we face —in our own personal lives and in the prayers we make to under gird the Israeli ministries.

As the apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians (2 Cor 1) 8-11 "For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.  Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many."

Arrows from Zion
Summarized from the Weekly Summary of Prayer Requests Israeli Ministries by subscription only
If you follow the news then you know that anti-Semitism rising at an alarming rate. The increase is so acute internationally there should be warning bells going off like the phone notifications for incoming Gaza rockets. Just in the most recent news: It is not safe for Jews to wear kippahs in Germany; home invasions of French Jews are more frequent - beaten in specific-targeting of Jews; Jews in Brooklyn, New York City are targets of "skyrocketing" frequency of anti-Semitic attacks. Anti-Semitism is a plague which is why it is particularly alarming when the rhetoric comes from Christians. 

Although Messianic Michael L. Brown is not an Israeli ministry, his report on the Christian anti-Semitism of  the TruNews evangelistic broadcast is NEED-TO-KNOW for us all. Dr. Brown reports,

" what must be one of the sickest moments in the history “Christian” broadcasting, one of the hosts of this network — ironically named TruNews — gives an altar call for Christians to repent for standing with Israel....The host, Doc Burkhart, leads his audience in a “sinner’s prayer”.... “Lord, I’m so sorry. I don’t how I was so deceived. ...“I thought it was a good thing to support the people of Israel. I thought it was a good thing to help Israel. But now I see it’s just people using the name of Israel, people using the people of Israel in order to line their own pockets, in order to build their own kingdoms, in order to make themselves feel important.”

While I point out that Christians giving to Jewish organizations who despise Jews who believe in Jesus, this Christian anti-Semitism is equally appalling. Please read Michael Brown's The Stream article, Jesus is My Everything, And He Confirms God’s Promises to Israel. There are two sides of the ditch we can fall into. This article will help keep us on the straight and narrow path of God's will.

Barry & Batya Segal of the Jerusalem News Network give us the flip side, how Israel's UN Ambassador Danny Danon gave a Bible Speech at the UN that went viral around the world and has been translated into Spanish, Polish, French, Portuguese and even Turkish. (Watch on YouTube) It was covered on websites worldwide dubbed the "Biblical speech" and "the speech defending the rights of the Jewish people."  In it Danon read an extremely important "thus saith the Lord" from Genesis 17:7-8: “I will maintain My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout the ages as an everlasting covenant, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. I will give to you and to your descendants after you the land in which you are now residing as aliens, the whole land of Canaan, as a permanent possession; and I will be their God.”

Cody and Liat Archer are a couple who are part of the Revive Israel team in Jerusalem. You probably recognize Cody as the interviewer on Revive-Live videos on Facebook.  The Archer's write in their personal ministry email, "Our vision is a tribe of transformed young people! For us, this looks like young people who are rooted in the Father’s love, are laid down lovers of Jesus and are led by the Holy Spirit as they reach the lost, make disciples and advance the kingdom of God in all spheres of society." Here is a video by Cody that will give you an idea of their vision.

The HaTikva vision is "Bringing Hope to the Needy of Israel in the Name of Yeshua" which they do practically through several much needed avenues  including providing Dental services, help for at-risk children through fostering and adoption, and strengthening Believers in the Name of Yeshua. Dental services may seem odd to you but dental is not included in Israel's free medical for citizens. It is very high and out of the reach of most people. This is a practical outreach much appreciated by needy Israelis. They write, "In April we treated 268 dental patients while sharing the love of God with each of them."

From  here are a few of the offerings last week: Sons of God, or sons of the Devil — 1 John 3:1-10 | by Howard Bass | Dugit's outreach More than coffee - HaOgen Cafe redefines hospitality | by Estera Wieja | VIDEO Song of Victory | Dani Sayag msg at Carmel Congregation | Haredi conscription law about to foil Netanyahu’s attempt to build a coalition | Kehila Staff

Revive Israel is dedicated to raising up the next generation of leaders which a great many are already operating in top leadership positions throughout the ministry, including Youval Yanay who operates as the Director of Revive Israel which was founded by Asher Intrater.  The focus of this project is Help Reach the Unreached - Project Paul | As Paul said, "It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where the Messiah was not known." Romans 15:20. The leaders, Asher Intrater, Youval Yanay, Tal Robin, Jeremiah Smilovici, explain it this way:  "Our agenda for reaching out to different nations of the world is one thing only – to help bring revival there through partnership and ministry, as ‘one new man’ in Yeshua (Ephesians 2:14). We want to raise up apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers (Ephesians 4:11-16), anointed to bring transformation to societies and cultures. We want to establish ministry centers in Israel, equipping believers to go and bear fruit for the Kingdom of God." Click the link to read the vision in full.

From Maoz Ministries Ari & Shira Sorko-Ram in Tel Aviv , the weekly prayer letter focuses on the unveiling of the financial aspect of the US peace plan - which Palestinian leaders have rejected outright. Israelis are also wary, although no one knows what the rest of the plan even involves. Pray over this, also pray over the election turmoil in Israel. Only God knows what He wants for Israel right now because the issues are too thorny for us to be too adamant about.  Among other prayer requests are for the persecution that is plaguing the Beit Hallel congregation in Ashdod. Pray for strength and unity among the leaders and congregation - with great fruit and breakthroughs for them.  See other prayer requests in the Weekly Summary, if you are a subscriber or connect directly with the ministry.

A beautiful revelation from Eric Benson of the House of Victory ministry to addicts which is connected with the Carmel congregation in Haifa: "One of the rare and little-noticed flowers that are blossoming at this time are the flowers on the olive trees. For a brief moment these precious little flowers beautify the olive trees. These delicate flowers are formed in the shape of a cross and they help to germinate what will eventually become the olive itself.  As I closely gazed upon one of the trees on our property, a deep insight came into my spirit. In order for the olive to be birthed and developed, it needs to be embraced by the flowery-shaped cross. If we want to grow as children of God, we also need to embrace the cross. The only way to produce fresh oil and move in the anointing of God is through the work of the cross in our lives. There will be no oil and no anointing without the cross. It is our prayer that in this new season, fresh oil will be produced abundantly." This is also a profound sign of how Israel is to be saved - not apart from embracing the Cross of Messiah Yeshua! There is no dual covenant, Israel will only come to faith the same way every man, woman and child do: through the sacrifice of Yeshua.

The report of all that is going on in this dedicated, compassionate ministry to men so addicted that society has given up on them is available for reading in the Weekly Summary if you have a subscription, or you can contact Eric by email

Ron Cantor's weekly news roundup comes by subscribing to his mailing list & it is quite good covering things you might not otherwise see. Several other things from another email Ron sends: VIDEO Developing Mountain Moving Faith | New Israeli Government May Fall Before It Is Born | PODCAST How the Kibbutzim Saved a Nation Pt.1 | Learn about our December Up to Zion Israel Tour

An important message by Avner Boskey Hansel, Gretel and Cohen, who writes: "The gospel is not only a message birthed in Israel. It remains a message with a Jewish priority. And it will come into its prophesied zenith when a Jewish King sits down on a Jewish throne in a Jewish city, and all the nations come up to Jerusalem, rejoicing in this prophetic fulfillment and worshiping the King of the Jews. It is not only Jewish people who need to understand the Jewishness of the gospel. The majority of Gentile believers need to understand it and embrace it as well!"

From Asher Intrater's Revive Israel: When a person receives a revelation of Yeshua, he becomes a member of the Ecclesia, the universal New Covenant community of faith, Rock and Key | VIDEO How to succeed in Ministry | Cody Archer sits with Daniel C Juster | VIDEO End Time Revival & Tribulation | Yeshua Chai is an internet TV channel that broadcasts 24/7 Messianic content.

Israel Pochtar has exciting news: "We are so excited and thankful to announce that we have passed all of the permit requirement for our new building! Hallelujah! Now the time has come for our official application to the city hall of Ashdod for a permit of occupancy (Certificate no. 4 in Israel), allowing us to physically start installing equipment, furniture, and decor, and hosting our Shabbat services."

Israel continues, "It is no secret that if you preach the Gospel, you will encounter opposition. That has been the case for us for many years, we haven't stopped actively preaching the gospel, and as a result we are continually facing with persecutions and harsh opposition." Please remain in prayer for the congregation! 

This weekend they are putting on their Women's Conference "Accept Your Calling".  "This conference has made tremendous strides throughout the past few years, and the lives of hundreds of women have been touched by the love of God and the saving knowledge of Yeshua through this conference. Many of the women in attendance are new Jewish immigrants who have emigrated from lands where they knew tremendous hardship due to anti-semitism and poor economic circumstances.
Watch our video."

Ye'shi Reinhardt of the humanitarian Hands of Mercy ministry in S'derot says THANK YOU to "ZION'S HOPE reaches out once again with HANDS OF MERCY to provide volumes of food and comfort to hundreds of victim families and individuals who recently suffered waves of deadly rocket attacks in S'derot from nearby Gaza. Though the gracious support of SAMARITAN'S PURSE, international volunteers enthusiastically spend hours to pack sacks of emergency food for the hungry and traumatized families."

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

CONTINUE to PRAY for the urgent healing needs of EDDIE SANTORO and Jacob Damkani | Ronit Bender is awaiting repair of leaking heart valve. Please pray that no weapon formed against all three of these shall prosper & that miracles of healing will flow. | Martin Sarvis has undergone arthroscopic surgery and is now in the healing process. Surgery was successful and now will have physiotherapy for a couple of months.

    Ruth Nessim has several health issues, one of the most critical is her EYES which has sent her to the hospital many times. Please pray for Ruth in Nahariya|  Olga Bikas’s health condition that seems to have become chronic, with no hope from the doctors for any improvement in the future. This, no doubt, puts an additional emotional and physical burden on our family. Please pray for her acute back pain. | Albert a Messianic leader from southern Israel, has had a successful surgery and an amazing recovery but keep praying for total restoration |  Rania Sayegh asks for prayer of restoration of strength, energy, and complete healing.

The Jewish Mystique

by Donna Diorio
When I was about twenty-one I read a book called, The Jewish Mystique. I had a job with a success guru who put on seminars for chiropractors six times as year. It was there I first became fascinated by all the Jews I was meeting, most of them from the East Coast.
Recently I remembered this book so I searched it out online. One review referred to "the Jewish Question" several times and I was almost embarrassed that I had read the book. Then I saw that Dennis Prager names it as one of the books that most influenced him, so I guess I am safe in saying it was the foundation of my first attempts to understand the Jews. It would be another ten years before I began to really being to understand the Jews as the Bible became my sole guide for understanding.

It has taken thirty-six years of going through all the learning curves, and finally being strategically focused in observing the Israeli Messianic Jewish ministries for the past eighteen years, but I am no longer fascinated by all things Jewish. Fascination drew me to discovery of the Messianic movement, but fascination matured into an earnest desire to see God's plan for the Jews and all the nations to be fulfilled. Without the increase of the faith of Yeshua in Israel, God's plan is in a holding pattern.
Just as surely as God puts a stirring in our hearts for the Jewish people, a fascination, if you will, it is a phase that Christians drawn to the Messianic movement need to mature out of. Don't be shocked, but we need to move from our of our fascination with "all things Jewish" and let our hearts be captured by God's ultimate plan in drawing us to them. It is for His return to the Jewish people with salvation through Yeshua - the gospel that is preached by the Israeli Jewish ministries in the way that only they can.
There has always been a remnant of Jewish faith in Yeshua, but today God has begun to restore His Jewish people in Israel, and not just physically, but spiritually. Not just the restoration of their homeland Israel, but to the faith that He promised He would one day open their eyes to. It is a restoration of faith that is going on worldwide, but the restoration of Messianic faith in Israel is God's epicenter of what He is doing in our day.

If we remain fascinated by Jewish things more than by God's plan for faith to arise in Israel, that we will easily downplay or dismiss entirely the great mantle of Israel's salvation that is upon the shoulders of the Israeli believers and the ministries who are leading and discipling them. 
Most often I hear the idea that the Christians from the nations have the mantle from God to win the Jews because they are "to make Israel jealous". If we want to make Israel jealous of our faith, we can't do it by disregarding the Israeli Messianic Jews who are of "like precious faith". Will any unsaved Jew have respect or jealousy for our faith if we are so easily convinced to treat Jews who believe in Jesus as "traitors" to the Jewish people, and to be avoided by any Christian who wants to have a relationship with organizations helping Israelis? Lots of Christians need to think this point through!

To make Jews jealous of our faith, Christians must not only have hearts to help Israelis, but we also have to respect, love and support the Israeli believers who are as "living letters" to their countrymen of the faith in Israel's Messiah. As Isaiah 8:18 declared:
"Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwells in mount Zion."
We will never make Israel jealous with this support become complete. It is time for Israel-supporting Christians to put off the spiritually childish fascination with Jewish things and grew into the mature focus of God's plan for the salvation of "all Israel". The hour has come. — Donna Diorio

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Fake Jews is Fake News | ArrowsFromZion 5/22/19


The Hebrew Magazine pictured is an article in a Yad L'Achim mailer sent out to warn Israelis of "missionaries" among them. The accusation is that they are "fake Jews" trying to trap Jews into becoming Christians with a false observance of Biblical Hebrew holiday and religious services. 

What they think is a 'trick' to entrap, is really just authentic Messianic Jewish expression of faith that was the common first century, apostolic Jewish life anyone can read about in the New Testament.

But we need to talk more about the misconceptions of unsaved Jews. Why? Because Israel-supporting Christians must come to grips with the fact that Messianic believers as "Fake Jews" is nothing more than FAKE NEWS. TRUTH: We share like precious faith.

& Other Misjudgments of Messianic Jews

When I looked in my photo files for a graphic depiction to go with my theme this week of Fake Jews is Fake News, I went straight to my "Persecution" folder. Over the years I have copied dozens of photographic depictions of persecution against the Israeli Messianic congregations with everything from mobs invading congregations to arson attacks; from "Wanted" posters with pictures of congregational leaders to the slick print ads and magazines like the one pictured above from Yad L'Achim.

If you don't know, Yad L'Achim is one of the most aggressive ultra-Orthodox "anti-missionary" groups in Israel. The lead the misinformation war against the Jewish believers in Jesus. But just to keep it in proper spiritual context, if this was the first century of faith in Israel, then the apostle Paul would have been a member of Yad L'Achim before Yeshua was revealed to Shaul.  In other words, refrain from hating them even as you hate the things they do because they could very well be tapped by God in the future to come the knowledge of the true Messiah of Israel. Bible prophecy indicates, "and they will look on Me, the One they have pierced. They will mourn for Him as one mourns an only child, and weep bitterly for Him as one grieves a firstborn son."

We are not there yet, but we are well underway as the Israeli Messianic Jews are the main facilitators of the salvation of "all Israel". That is why there is such spiritual opposition to who they are, the representative of the Israeli Messiah in the nation of Israel. They are misjudged by the Jews and misunderstood by the Christians, but they are chosen of God to bring the message of Good News to Israel and that is what they are doing despite the opposition and despite the lack of support from the majority of international Christians. That too is destined by God to change.

It is a blessing that the very day I sat to begin this "Fake Jews is Fake News" issue, a new article by Daniel Juster came out called, "
Mina Fenton's Worst Nightmare". Here are just a few excerpts to give you a gist of Juster's article but I recommend reading it all. It will change your vision for the Israeli ministries in a powerful way. Dan writes:
"Mina Fenton’s worst fear is that Messianic Jews would be successful and that great numbers of Jews in Israel would become disciples of Yeshua. She thinks this would destroy the Jewish people. Who is Mina Fenton? She was an Orthodox Jew who served on the Jerusalem City Council. Had she gone on a campaign against Messianic Jews? No, not Messianic Jews, but against Christian Zionist organizations! ....Because she claimed that Christian Zionist organizations are fronts for “missionizing” Jews. In addition, Christian Zionist organizations, in her view, lower the resistance of Jewish people against Christian belief.

"....Materially, Mina Fenton was and is wrong. Christian Zionists organizations do not focus any evangelistic efforts on the Jews. Their role is to garner support for Israel from around the world.  However, they are of different minds concerning sharing their faith with Jews....None of them will denounce Messianic Jews, which Mina Fenton would require for any relationship.
"Of course, Christian Zionists generally accept that Messianic Jews are part of a movement raised up by God, even though most Messianic Jews are not directly part of the Christian Zionist movement per se. In addition, the Christian Allies Caucus requires all Christians with whom they work to expressly vow to not engage in proselytism. Some Christian Zionist organizations have refused to do this, while others have agreed. With regard to Mina Fenton’s campaign, the focus was on the organizations that accepted the vow! She opposed them anyway!

"Mina Fenton is important for two reasons: not because she was right – she was terribly wrong. In this time of world abandonment of Israel, Christian support is absolutely crucial. She was really doing damage to the cause of Israel. She is important because she revealed the mind-set of a significant segment of Jews in Israel. The visceral hatred of Christianity and anything with parallel beliefs like Messianic Judaism is important to understand and to combat with great prayer, love and negotiation with Israeli officials.
Secondly, Mina Fenton unknowingly anticipated prophetic fulfillment.  According to the Bible, true Christians (Gentile believers in Romans 11) will play a significant role in making Israel jealous. Their mercy will soften hearts; and this is happening today. There are many articles in the Jewish press in Israel that call Evangelicals “our best friends.” Mina Fenton did not want hearts to be softened towards the gospel.

"What If Messianic Jews were fabulously successful? For Mina Fenton and her ilk, Jews embracing Yeshua is a great existential danger to the State of Israel and the Jewish people. So, I want to respond by painting a word picture of a very successful Messianic Jewish movement in Israel. I believe we are to pray for this success, and I believe it is possible.

"....There would be an influence for reverencing the Law of God, not in the Rabbinic way of multiplied legal restrictions added to the Bible, but in the broad biblical lines of Law which have application to both universal morality and to Jewish life today. This would elevate the whole of Israel as a more law abiding society, both in regards to moral and civil law. At the present time, Israeli society is very lawless. The true Torah of God would be extolled through Messianic Jewish influence. As a consequence, the conscience of the people of Israel would be restored and the whole tone of society would improve. Abortion would be greatly diminished. Sexual immorality and prostitution would decline and fidelity in marriage and family would increase. Because Messianic Jews do not live in an Orthodox ghetto, they could be an influence in much greater ways than the Orthodox. Corruption in government would diminish and political leaders would act with greater integrity. Some Messianic Jews would even serve in government! New Age spirituality would greatly diminish. …In the Torah, involvement in these practices is a capital offense. Yet, it is common in Israel. There is even an Orthodox Jewish form of such magic in some Kabalistic practices." 

Do you see how all Israel will be impacted by the increase of Israeli Jewish believers in Yeshua? What a powerful picture Dan Juster has painted for us! Please read his whole article here

Daystar's Jerusalem Studio torched & destroyed

I certainly didn't expect to be reporting this when I set the course for this issue of ARROWS to be focused on the reality of religious persecution in Israel. It is always important to underscore that not all Israelis harbor an aggressive ill-will toward believers, whether they are Messianic Jews, or Christians. In fact, it is a super-minority that do these type of things.

Over the two decades Israeli Messianic Jews have been the targets of several firebombings from Kiryat Yam to Arad, and the most grievous when a 15-year old boy of pastors in Ariel was nearly mortally wounded in a package bomb attack. In contrast, usually Christian buildings have only suffered vandalism.  The firebombing of Daystar's Jerusalem Studios marks an uptick in destruction.
                The day following Chris Mitchell's reporting, the Jerusalem Post has followed up with their first news of the arson attack, and add some key details about surveillance footage of the perpetrator. Their headline indicates the arson was done in the overnight hours of Shabbat, which they seem to be trying to point away it being an act of a religious Jew.  I don't rule out Arab perpetrators, after all, the studio is located in Abu Tor which is a Palestinian neighborhood in Jerusalem. But I also know that Israel really, really doesn't want to discover it was Jewish religious extremists either.  Israel-supporting Christians need to be able to deal with the truth no matter where it leads and remain committed to what GOD wants for their support of Israel.

Christian Broadcaster Daystar's Jerusalem Studio Destroyed by Firebomb | Chris Mitchell 5/20/2019 |The Jerusalem studio of Daystar, one of the largest Christian networks in the world, was firebombed over the weekend. The attack destroyed Daystar's new studio but the network plans to rebuild.  The fire began early Saturday morning when an arsonist threw a firebomb into the facility.  

Christian Broadcasting Studio Attacked by Arson on Shabbat Morning | Daystar is a pro-Israel Christian network. The studio is located in Abu Tor and had been undergoing extensive renovations for more than one year | Jerusalem Post | "Dave Sharett, the contractor overseeing the renovations told the Post that security cameras captured the arsonist in the act. “They see the explosion, then the fire,” he described. “The next second, you see a rope going over the balcony and him climbing down the rope. He goes down to the floor below, gathers the rope and runs off.”

                "Sharett said police have two theories about the incident. The first is that the crime was religiously motivated because “the TV station is Christian and its Ramadan and Muslims are upset and blah, blah, blah,” he said.

                "The other theory is that it was an Arab employee of an adjacent studio who recently became upset with some of the workers at the Daystar studio. That employee has not returned to work since the incident, according to Sharett."

Arrows from Zion
Summarized from the Weekly Summary of Prayer Requests Israeli Ministries by subscription only
See Ron Cantor of Messiah's Mandate opens with "Thank you so much for being a "lover of Zion". Somehow, the media has turned Zionism into a dirty word. A Zionist is someone who believes that God fulfilled His promise to the Jewish people, when He re-gathered the exiles of Zion and restored the nation of Israel. It is the greatest sign of His faithfulness to, not just Israel, but believers everywhere! I am a Zionist! Are you?"

Israel Pochtar of the Beit Hallel congregation shares what they are doing with their Alpha Course, a discipling program over 8 weeks —and get this! 25 non-believers will be participating! "These folks are Jewish Israelis whom have shown openness and interest in the Gospel of Yeshua, and are eager to learn from the Bible, to understand who their Jewish Messiah, Yeshua, really is." Wonderful, right?! Pochtar writes, "Participants always testify of how much their lives have changed, of how their marriages have been strengthened, and of how they are flourishing in the newfound love and joy they've discovered in God's presence." Please pray for the participants.

Israel also gives a super report on taking their leadership team up to the Galilee for a 3-day retreat. Please pray for the leadership team. To read more in-depth connect directly with the ministry or read it in the Weekly Summary, if you are a subscriber.

There has been a changing of the guard at the Beit Immanuel congregation in Jaffa, as David Lazarus installed the next generation of pastoral leadership  —Aleksey Raikhstadt. David sent his report on the congregational service with pictures of the event.

Last week I told you that for every organization that Christians like to donate to help Israel through non-believer organizations, there are Israeli believers ministering to the same need. We need to get on the same page with God in this matter, which is why I'm drawing your attention to the wonderful work of the Aliyah Return Center in the Jordan River area. Watch this VIDEO on Facebook with Cody Archer interviewing Chaim Malespin, the Aliyah Return Center Director of Operations.  This is a beautiful village for helping new immigrants transitioning into the land more easily —and there are great opportunities for Christians to serve in Israel through the ministry. If you want to give your Christian young people a vision for Israel, how about helping them see for themselves Summer of Purpose 2019. Here is the latest ministry letter read online here

From the Intercessors for Israel in Jerusalem, here is one very important prayer point along with a link to  read in full online. Pray for "Coalition formation - Since the elections in April, Benjamin Netanyahu has been working to form a coalition government. He has been faced with varying demands by smaller parties vying for position and power within the coalition. Many of these demands are in direct opposition from those of other groups and no one seems prepared to compromise. In the face of this situation, Netanyahu has not been able to move forward in the formation of a government. He has been granted a 2 week extension to continue negotiations. If he is not able to form a government, first opportunity will go to the opposition. If no one is successful, we would be faced with going to new elections."

Avner Boskey has written an article that may help Christians you know to catch the revelation that God has always had a plan-in-progress that led back to the restoration of Israel spiritually. The article is Israel's destiny - Two prophetic sons (and I  it!) Avner writes, "The Jewish people are a living billboard to the nations. Study our history and you will understand God’s ways, His heart and His strategies. That is what I (and the Bible call) "the fruit of the Fig Tree" (Proverbs 28:18)

Maoz Ministries, Ari & Shira Sorko-Ram, like many of the senior congregational leaders in Israel, stepped out of their pastoral role a few years back passing the baton to a younger generation of ministry leaders in the Tel Aviv, Tiferet Yeshua. But that doesn't mean they retired! They are just more focused on the alignment with Christian leaders in many nations, and continuing to press into development of tools to enrich the whole body of Messiah in Israel. One of those areas is their translation and book publishing in the Hebrew language. Read the story here and Give Israelis Books of Faith.  Did you know that the Maoz Israel Report is available online in: Spanish | Hebrew | Russian | German | Portuguese | Korean?

More from Juster on fierce oppo to Messianic Jews in Judeo-Christian Values | Also 2 primary oppo to Biblical  faith The World View Question |Why Israel is NOT aparteid Zionism And Justice |To hold a negative slant on the modern State of Israel, one must be Re-Interpreting Scripture

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

CONTINUE to PRAY for the urgent healing needs of EDDIE SANTORO and Jacob Damkani | Ronit Bender is awaiting repair of leaking heart valve. Please pray that no weapon formed against all three of these shall prosper & that miracles of healing will flow. NEW: Martin Sarvis has undergone arthroscopic surgery for a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder. He will be in a shoulder/arm immobilizer for a month followed by physiotherapy to regain use of his arm. Since he needs his arm for typing and as a pianist in his worship leading at Succat Hallel, this is a significantly urgent request for successful surgery & fast, complete healing.

    Ruth Nessim has several health issues, one of the most critical is her EYES which has sent her to the hospital many times. Please pray for Ruth in Nahariya|  Olga Bikas’s health condition that seems to have become chronic, with no hope from the doctors for any improvement in the future. This, no doubt, puts an additional emotional and physical burden on our family. Please pray for her acute back pain. | Albert a Messianic leader from southern Israel, has had a successful surgery and an amazing recovery but keep praying for total restoration |  Rania Sayegh asks for prayer of restoration of strength, energy, and complete healing.

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Judeo-Christian Values A Surprising Controversy | Some years ago, a surprising controversy was covered by the Israeli press. The debate concerned plans of Israelis and Christian Zionists organizing joint events to support the State of Israel. One of the most important sponsoring organizations is the Christian Allies Caucus of the Israeli Knesset.  Amazingly, a woman on the Jerusalem City Council, Mina Fenton, succeeded in gaining a high level rabbinic ruling against these events. The rabbis declared it a violation of Halakhah (Jewish Law) for Jews to participate in these events. This decision was reviewed by the Chief Rabbis of Israel.

Fenton was a fierce opponent of Christian Zionists. This is foolish beyond belief because Christian Zionists are the backbone of support for the State of Israel in the United States and several other countries. Read more, click title.

Here are several other exceptional articles by Dan Juster:
The World View Question | We are presently living with two primary opponents to our Biblical faith.  One is Islam and the other is Secular Relativism.

Zionism And Justice | Ten or so years ago I walked into an airport bookstore and saw Jimmy Carter's (then) new book on Israel and the Palestinians. At the time, there was been quite a commotion over this book. Carter used the word 'apartheid' to describe the potential of Israeli policies - I feared the worst. . . . For the sake of our readers then and now, I think it is important to have a short and solid statement of response. Messianic Jews are Biblical Zionists.  Zionism is the view that it is important for Jews to return to the Land of Israel and that this is a just and right cause.  Biblical Zionists add that this land has been given to the Jewish people as their homeland, which is a Scriptural teaching. There is a  clear promise of a returning to the Land repeated again and again throughout scriptures. The question remains, where should followers of Yeshua stand, both Jew and Gentile?

Re-Interpreting Scripture | Some years ago, I was asked to review two books that have a very negative slant on the modern State of Israel. I wrote a lengthy letter to one of the authors and have had extensive dialogue with the brother who recommended one of the books. Both books emphasize in detail Israel's sins against the Palestinian Arabs (as if this should change our understanding of what Scripture says?).  There is plenty of factual material for both Israelis and Palestinians to make a one sided case against the other. However, the most alarming assertion in these books was that because the New Testament does not explicitly emphasize the promise of the Land to the Jewish people, this must not be a continuing promise. In addition, both authors held that the New Testament re-interprets the Old Testament and universalized the idea of the Promised Land as a place for all God's people. "The meek shall inherit the earth."

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Arrows from Zion 5/15/2019

Investing in the Next Generation ...of Israel-Supporting Christians

It caught my eye in January when the article notice came from a web alert I have set up. The Jerusalem Post headline read "Investing in the Next Generation" and it was all about the $60 million headquarters that Rabbi Eckstein's International Fellowship of Christian and Jews is building only 1 block away from the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
Apparently money is no object in the IFCJ quest to capture the donations of future generations of Christians because four of Israel's most acclaimed architecture firms competed to build the 10,000 sq.meters, 7-floor Jerusalem HQ.
As the JPost article noted, "the warm and inviting structure is the organization’s way of telling the Christian world: come on in, this is your spiritual home." 

Rabbi Eckstein's daughter, Yael Eckstein, then the IFCJ Senior VP put it this way: “This center is not a Fellowship museum, but a building for Christians to visit physically and virtually that will help them deepen their spiritual roots in the Holy Land."
The plan is to use this impressive, extravagant HQ to draw in the Christian tourists is so they can "partake in pro-Israel programming" and, Yael Eckstein explained, "since many Christian visitors want to 'give back' to the country and help the people of Israel too, the building will provide volunteer opportunities. For example, visitors will be able to pack food packages for Holocaust survivors, sort clothes to be donated to the needy, and much more."
Of course, all of this is to be completely divorced from having any relationship whatsoever with the Israeli Jewish followers of Jesus who are the sharing their faith and seeing steadily increasing numbers of Jews come to faith in Israel's one true Messiah.
Here's the truth of the matter: Having spent the last two decades focused on Israeli ministries, I knew that IFCJ building would be paid for almost exclusively by Christians donations. Also, that not one Israeli believer ministry comes anywhere near receiving Christian donations equal to the massive amount of money that goes from Christian hands to Eckstein's IFCJ disposal.

That is a tragic on so many levels. One person who gives to IFCJ recently countered that the reason for the troubling fact  must be because IFCJ does a ‘much better job' of blessing Israel with the Christian donations than anyone else. That depends on what you think God wants Christian donations to Israel to do.
Let's review some of the facts. 

Here is a quote from the late Rabbi Eckstein himself and expresses the position of IFCJ: 

“… Until now,” Eckstein said, evangelicals “have realized that if they want to have relations with the Jewish community and Israel they have to put messianic groups aside because they know people like myself aren’t going to work with them …”

See how that statement separates Christians from their spiritual kin, the Israeli Messianic Jewish community? It also sets up Eckstein like IFCJ the only game in town.
Eckstein has gamed Christian good intentions toward Israel, but IFCJ is not the major artery that God intends for Christians to assist in ministering to the need in Israel. No sir. The major artery of material supply must be fed from within the body of Christ —meaning from the international Christians directly to the Israeli believer ministries for distribution to the needy in their own communities.
IFCJ are not the only ones ministering to the needy of Israel, what's more, IFCJ are not ministering in the faith of Jesus either. For every type of outreach that IFCJ does, the Israeli Messianic congregations and ministries also do to the same with one big difference: they do it to the glory of Messiah Yeshua! 

Rabbi Eckstein died suddenly just a few weeks after the new HQ announcement was made, but his daughter, Yael, had been groomed for several years to take over. She has "inherited" the billion dollar charity which the Times of Israel noted "raises $130 million a year, mostly from evangelical Christians."
Imagine that amount financial support becoming the lifeblood of the Israeli Messianic congregations doing outreach among their people. The fact that it does not go to the body of Messiah in Israel brings one to consider how similar this is to the original entrance led by Joshua into the Promised Land "little by little".

Joshua, or Yehoshua, in Hebrew, was a forerunner type of Jesus (Yeshua) of the Jewish people entering the "Promised Land" of Israel. That is not the only parallel: Exodus 23:29 and Deuteronomy 7:22 may also give us a window into why more Christians are still not able to see God's intentions and join into the work of the ministry by the Israeli body of believers.

As the forerunner type, God told Moses ahead of Joshua's leading them into what would become Israel, that He was not enabling them to overcome the opposition "all at once" because that would cause "the wild beasts to multiply around you". Wild beasts indeed! Spiritual wild beasts that oppose the kingdom of the Lord coming to Israel!
There were 29 documented Jewish believers in Israel in 1948; 5 took the new Israeli government offer to relocate to other countries and 24 refused. From that humble beginning, in 2019 the numbers of Israeli Jews who believe in Yeshua has swelled to an estimated 20,000.
How is it with that kind of increase they are still such a hidden mystery even to the majority of the international church? Increasing this is changing as more and more in the international church are going to Israel specifically to connect with the believers in Israel. It is happening little by little, but should we not endeavor to help Israel-supporting Christians see how in throwing such heavy support to those who oppose the body of Messiah in Israel, that they are hurting Christ's cause in Israel, not helping it?

The late rabbi Eckstein died suddenly of a heart attack as 67. Just the day before he gave the last interview of his life saying some truly troubling things. The interview was given to The Jerusalem Report. It was only reported in Hebrew and was summarized in the Caspari Media Review of the Hebrew Press. In it Eckstein misrepresented New Covenant scriptures to bolster his own cause. 
"Eckstein referred to Romans 9, where Paul wrote that Christians have been grafted into the olive tree of Israel by grace. This passage, said Eckstein, provides impetus for Christians to be involved in work that supports Israel and the Jewish people."

Caspari's summary from the same Hebrew news magazine article noted that "IFCJ has 1.6 million Christian donors, and has raised 1.4 billion dollars, mainly from Christians."  
He also he said he had faced opposition both from the Haredi community, as well as Messianic Jews, who feel “they should be the ones to lead this movement of bridging Christians and Jews. And here we are, the largest organization with the biggest budget, and headed by a rabbi, even though most of our donors are Christians and we teach at Christian seminaries all over America.”
That statement is so grievous because it is not about a competition for donors as Eckstein saw it, but it is because it is God's plan to unite the Church with the Jewish believers in Israel.

The unsaved rabbi Eckstein twisted the meaning of the Romans passage. He was quite adept at appropriating New Covenant scriptures to suit his own purposes, but this passage was written by Paul to the believers in Rome. It was about how Christians were being "grafted in" by faith and to the faith of Jews who were the first to believe in Jesus in great numbers of Jews according to the New Covenant.
Romans 9 was not about how Christians are grafted in to unsaved Israel, Paul laid out in great detail that unsaved Israel were the branches broken off because of their unbelief. Still today Christians are ONLY able to be grafted in to the saved branches of Israel. That is the only spiritual family ties we have in Israel, although our desire and heart is to help Israeli Jewish believers in all their labors to spread the Good News until "all Israel is saved". This is what Romans 9-11 is about, not at all how Rabbi Eckstein stated it. 

How it must have grieved God's heart to hear the arrogance in Rabbi Eckstein's statement and even more so that because of how he has stood in opposition to God's stated plan for uniting Jew and Gentile in the Messiah. 

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has been so successful in isolating Jewish believers in Jesus from the Christians who desire to please God by helping Israel. Why do major Christian organizations still support IFCJ despite this fact?
Over the years as many have tried to speak to Christian donors to the IFCJ and sadly many responded by accusing the Messianic Jews of being jealous of Rabbi Eckstein. Those who have eternal life in Yeshua are jealous of the rabbi who does not?
Reality check: it is not a matter of being jealous over the billions of dollars that have been misdirected from those building the kingdom of God through sharing the gospel with Jews, it is about trying to wake Christians up that they are being led astray by those that are hostile to the Gospel.

Both Eckstein and the ultra-Orthodox are hostile to the Gospel, only Eckstein was fine with taking as much money as you would give him. He would then distribute the funds as he saw fit. The calling of God upon the Israeli Jewish believers in Yeshua to minister and preach the Gospel until all Israel is saved would never enter into Eckstein's mind as a good thing to contribute to. Rather he actively opposed all Jewish believers that to the hilt. He thought them dangerous, "treasonous" and fake Jews.

IFCJ has been pulling the wool over Christian eyes long enough. Here are some confirmed points to counter the most recent Charisma Standing with Israel article, submitted by The KAIROS Company: "Fellowship of Christians and Jews Calls for Emergency Assistance"

• Rabbi Eckstein's salary with benefits totaled $1.2 million per year.
That is DOUBLE what the president of World Vision—a ministry with a budget 10 times larger—earns.
• For every $1 raised 40¢ goes to fundraising & compensation
• Eckstein's daughter, who inherited IFCJ
received a 63% Pay Raise in 4 Years! $206,491.00 to   $292,248.00 to $324,500.00
In Eckstein's 1984 book, What Christians Should Know About Jews and Judaism, he mischaracterized Messianic Jews by accusing:

“… By sprinkling their Christian lives of faith with Jewish customs and rituals taken out of their proper, historic context, they pervert Jewish symbols and make a mockery of the Jewish faith … A Jew who accepts Jesus as Lord or Messiah effectively ceases to be a Jew. He is viewed almost treasonously as having abandoned his faith, given up his Jewish heritage, and severed all links with the Jewish peoplehood … More than constituting an imposing threat to Jewish life and survival, Hebrew Christians are the source of much of the Jewish distrust of Evangelicals and the discord in their relations …”
How could he charge Jews who believe in Jesus as "constituting an imposing threat to Jewish life and survival"? Is there anyone ever in history who has been more Jewish than Jesus? Isn't a Jew discovering the Jewishness of Yeshua the best thing that could ever happen to a Jew —or to any person, for that matter?
The real tragedy is that so many Christians have believed every twisted thing that Rabbi Eckstein has told them to put Jews who believe in Jesus in the worst possible light — as if they are enemies of the Jewish people rather than the truth of who are and what they are in the plan of God.

Now IFCJ leadership has set its sights on capturing the hearts and donations of the next generation of Christians too. For as long as they are successful in this mission, they are strangling the lifeblood of Christian financial assistance to the hundreds of congregations and ministries across Israel who are declaring the faith of Yeshua to all Israel. We have to help them. We must. —Donna Diorio

Lest anyone believe this is a personal attack on the late Rabbi Eckstein and his daughter who now heads the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, it is not. IFCJ is not the only organization that is causing a major bypass of Christian donations from reaching those spiritually mandated with reaching all Israel with the gospel, namely the saved Remnant of Israel.

As a friend and major leader in the Israeli Messianic leadership asked, "Don’t you think a lot of these Christians think that Jews are almost saved already?" He observed that even pre-Trib Christians "used to believe that if Jews died without Jesus they would go to hell, so what about all the Jews who die before the tribulation?  There is something fishy going on."

Those scales aren't fishy, but serpentine.

Please share this article with anyone who gives donations to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, and please pray for God to open the eyes of all those who need to see the truth for the days ahead. 
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Israel Pochtar's Beit Hallel congregation and Voice of Judah Ministries is one of the many perfect examples of how Israeli ministries are doing humanitarian outreach even better than IFCJ - because they are doing it as a ministry of the Jewish Messiah Yeshua. As it happens, the focus Pochtar choice to highlight this week is their love, care and concern for the 200,000 Jews who are survivors of the Holocaust still living in Israel. Without exception, the congregations and ministries across Israel have a huge heart for these precious survivors whose numbers decrease with every passing year. 

As Pochtar wrote, a quarter of the Israeli Holocaust survivors are living in poverty. "Statistics shows that by the year 2025, about 102,000 are expected to still be alive, which amounts to half of the number of survivors still alive today, and all will be 85 years of age or older by then. By 2030, a quarter of the current number of Holocaust survivors,  53,000 in total, are estimated to still be alive, at which point they will be over 90 years of age. So in these statistics we see a picture painted of a dying generation that deserves to be honored, blessed, and to experience a dignified and better quality of life."

The IFCJ may have expensive, excessively emotional TV commercials designed to provoke greater giving response, but Israeli congregations are ministering from the heart of Jesus to these people who are in the last years of their lives. As Pochtar writes, "Imagine what an impact it would make on these dear survivors if believers from the nations were to extend a helping hand to them, showing them the love of Jesus in a practical and impacting way? Our work with them extends beyond just food packets, or practical aid they so desperately need and are so grateful for. Our care ministry to the holocaust survivors also involves weekly house visits from our team, who check up on them, witness to them about the love of God, making sure they don't feel lonely or forgotten. We also host international Christian teams who want to meet these precious people during their Israel trip, bring them a gift, drink tea with them and just embrace them."

I can't imagine why any Christian would prefer to donate to IFCJ rather than through believer congregations throughout Israel whose hearts are in sync with the Lord's own heart for these elderly, unsaved Jews.

Next up, Avner Boskey announces an early summer tour of the Western to mid-West & southern states from Texas to Georgia up to Tennessee. The time to book is now, so reach out by contacting them via David's Tent website

Marianna Gol, whose widows and orphans ministry Streams in the Desert, writes a glowing follow up report on their Passover Hike: "All of our prayer requests were answered....Breakthroughs In individual lives: Several of the youth gave their lives to the Lord. Five of the youth received the gift of tongues and had powerful testimonies to go with the experience. There was a lot of opportunity for relationship building, plenty of time for everyone to talk and to 'open up'. The shofar blowing itself released personal freedom and an increase in faith. It awoke many in their spirits, and stirred prophetic giftings and awareness." Connect directly with the ministry to learn more or in the Weekly Summary, if you are a subscriber

Intercessors for Israel in Jerusalem (IFI) shares full Friday Prayer Points for May 10th online here

Ron Cantor of Messiah's Mandate celebrated his birthday on Israel's 71st Independence Day anniversary. Walking home from the huge celebrations going on, he and Elana "encountered hundreds of young people, amongst thousands, singing songs of the Messiah and God has our protector. I felt it was a prophetic moment, as one day they will see and know their Messiah. Watch the video Israeli Young People Cry out for Messiah. I hope this video moves you to pray for the people of close, yet so far. Thousands of people gathered on Rothschild St. in Tel Aviv to celebrate 71 years of Independence. They cry out, "Messiah, Messiah, Messiah," but don't know to whom they call out. Please pray!"

Ron also writes: "In Tel Aviv we are PREACHING THE GOOD NEWS...Feeding the Poor...Healing the Sick...Discipling Believers and Raising Up Leaders. We can only do it because of partners like you. Please DONATE to help us reach them."

From Revive Israel, Asher Inrater's video Our Challenges Today VS the Book of Acts (Part 2) | Inheriting Zion by Yoni Koski | VIDEO Training Young Israeli Leaders in Asia | Cody Archer with Jeremiah Smilovici, Tal Haroni & Ahallela Nickalls

Also this report "2018 was a time of great growth for Revive Israel, but in early 2019 we have seen an unprecedented increase in the number of requests for visits from our team, demand for our media services, and opportunities to minister to the needs of people. We are seeking to be strategic in how we steward these opportunities for the sake of the Kingdom of God, and at the same time to be wise in ensuring the stability of our team and ability to respond in an effective way. " The report goes on to give insight into the purposes of the Nesher Project established by Shavei Tzion congregation
Read more details online here

Certified Tour Guide (and congregant at the HaMaayan congregation in Kfar Saba, Ran Silberman has a blog where he writes about many biblical and inspirational facts about Israel, which he undoubtedly shares with the tour groups he leads. Here is one of his latest, A Void in the Word

Guy Cohen of the Akko congregation, Harvest of Asher, share a message on Sanctification, exploring the question, How is it possible to be sanctified or holy before God? Connect directly with the ministry to learn more or in the Weekly Summary, if you are a subscriber

 Ye'shi Reinhardt's humanitarian efforts began in Jerusalem with terror attack victims, but when S'derot began to take the major brunt of rockets fired from Gaza many years ago, he re-focused a major effort in S'derot itself. He wrote this week: "Please continue to lift up our team and the residents of S'derot in your prayers to Almighty G-D, as we continue to watch His unfailing love and His miracles of protection and provision, while we reach out with His "Hands of Mercy" to the most vulnerable members of our community. Help us to help them. Click to Donate | ''You shall rise before the gray-headed and honor the aged, and you shall fear your G-D with profound reverence, I am the L-RD."  (Levicitus 19:32)

The Maoz Israel Report by Shira Sorko-Ram is out with a report on the recent elections Israel Turns Right. Shira also writes, "Regardless of where Israel is headed politically, the Bible promises that the people of Israel will, one day, turn back to God and see the truth that Yeshua is our promised Messiah. Forty-Three years ago Maoz Israel was born with the vision to reach our nation with the Good News. This vision still drives everything we do." Read more in her article Support the Gospel in Israel. Also Eliezer Ben Yehuda - A Roadmap to the Impossible | How Is This Dictionary Different? | Israelis Read Books!

They pastor the HaCarmel congregation, but also the Kerem-El congregation: Pastor Daniel and LuAnne Sayag report on the recent activities from the Purim festivities, to four new believer water immersions as two married couples expressed their faith through public baptism. Among the prayer requests they send are praising God for all the rain, deepening faith and relationships for the congregation, request for the annual congregational retreat next month, pray that God will provide the financial needs and that it would be a blessed time of fellowship and encouragement. For financial provision for all that is needed by this ministry.

Avi and Chaya Mizrachi are the pastors of the Adonai Roi congregation, but their Dugit Outreach is the focus of this prayer request which is for all their ministry activities on the streets as celebrations have been happening, Israel's 71st, Eurovision contest, and their coffee shop outreach, HaOgen. "We are looking forward to serving guests with love during this busy time in our city. The harvest is ready! Would you join us in praying for opportunities to share the Gospel with Israeli's as well as visitors from other nations? Would you also pray for hearts to be tender to hear the message of hope through Yeshua? We appreciate your prayers and support so much! To learn more about our ministry in Tel Aviv, click on these links: Who We Are | What We Do |  Please Help us reach Tel Aviv with the Gospel of the kingdom by Giving Now"

Israel Today features this article by Michael Decker that spells out new law in Israel. For the first time " Israel implements a foreign investment visa allowing holders to live in the Jewish state indefinitely"

From Tikkun.TV Marty Shoub writes Raising The Banner For The Gentiles about God's special plans for the Nations in relation to Israel. This is one you want to read.

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

CONTINUE to PRAY for the urgent healing needs of EDDIE SANTORO and Jacob Damkani | Ronit Bender is awaiting repair of leaking heart valve. Please pray that no weapon formed against all three of these shall prosper & that miracles of healing will flow. NEW: Martin Sarvis has undergone arthroscopic surgery for a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder. He will be in a shoulder/arm immobilizer for a month followed by physiotherapy to regain use of his arm. Since he needs his arm for typing and as a pianist in his worship leading at Succat Hallel, this is a significantly urgent request for successful surgery & fast, complete healing.
    Ruth Nessim has several health issues, one of the most critical is her EYES which has sent her to the hospital many times. Please pray for Ruth in Nahariya|  Olga Bikas’s health condition that seems to have become chronic, with no hope from the doctors for any improvement in the future. This, no doubt, puts an additional emotional and physical burden on our family. Please pray for her acute back pain. | Albert a Messianic leader from southern Israel, has had a successful surgery and an amazing recovery but keep praying for total restoration |  Rania Sayegh asks for prayer of restoration of strength, energy, and complete healing.

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