Dear Prayer Igniter
YOUR PRAYERS BIRTHED A NEVER SEEN MOVE OF GOD IN ISRAEL
While 8 senior pastors and myself, together with our hosts, Dvora Ganani, Jamie and Donna Winship made the ascent from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Donna read several of The Psalms of Ascent. Many scholars believe the worshippers sang these psalms as they ascended up the road to Jerusalem to attend the three pilgrim festivals. As Donna read, The Holy Spirit of God filled our bus and began a transforming work of our hearts and minds that continued over the next 5 days
In reading about our Israel days let us PRAY NOW: “Oh Lord God is there an ascent in my life that You are wanting me to make out of some pit or quagmire where the enemy has held me or to step up and out into where You have been calling me to go? Please Lord, may I act now and be obedient to what I hear you say, in Jesus name I pray, amen.”
Andrew Murray says: “Humility is not so much a virtue along with the others, but is the root of all, because it alone takes the right attitude before God and allows Him, as God, to do all.”
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It was this spirit of humility that we had asked you and over 1000 intercessors to pray for us as our #1 request during our time in Israel. As you will now read it was nothing about us but only the power of God that came through His Spirit of humility and unity that dwelt among us.
Dvora Ganani was the key that God used to open the gate of friendship with The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) to whom she serves as advisor on Christian Relations. Over the past 20 years Dvora has served within the Israeli government in various PR capacities and also worked closely with three Prime Ministers.
Our first meeting was with Mr. Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Executive for JAFI. We met in the Ben Gurion Hall the very room in which the first government of Israel was instituted in 1948. Ben Gurion had been the Chairman of JAFI and became the first Prime Minister of Israel.
Natan is a Russian Jew who was imprisoned for 10 years for his stand against communism, a term that began 1 day after he was married. His wife had given him a book of Psalms and Proverbs, which became a restorer of hope and daily sustenance to him.
Jeff Wells Standing With Natan Sharansky
In our time with Natan, the Holy Sprit began to weave the heart cords of dialogue from Jamie and Jeff our team leaders together with several others into a tapestry of friendship. At 2:45am that Monday the Lord had awoken me and I confess, having flown through the previous night, I argued a little before agreeing to get up and spend the next three hours with our King. I started in the Psalm of Ascent 122 where verse 5 says: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” I read and mediated on Psalm 122 for the first hour then was led to start reading the cross references and oh boy did God’s Word come alive for me that morning, just jumping off the pages as so many references took on personal meaning to me being right there as a part of our team in Jerusalem!
One reference was Isaiah 62:6 “On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; -All day and all night they will never keep silent. -You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves;” 8 years ago when God moved us to our current home at 62 Fire Flicker Place, I knew immediately that was for Isaiah 62 where God had called us to be watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem (Prayer Igniters) living at an address where the Fire of the Holy Sprit was flickering into flame!
Then God got even more personal and a cross reference was into Zechariah 8! Remember we 9 men with Jamie are 10 men and we were on our way to meet a Jew! This is what verse 23 says:
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘In those days ten men from all the nations will grasp the garment of a Jew, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”’” Towards the end of our time with Natan, Dvora prompted me to share this scripture so giving the preamble to how the Lord led me in His Word. I then declared God’s Word and the living active power of God’s Word became living and active in a very personal way to every one of us in that council room, it is not possible to describe but the very real Kingdom of God had come near to all of us! Luke 10:9