Jerusalem Prayer List June 30, 2016
By Joseph Shulam – from Nashville, Tennessee
Every day the news from the Middle East report bloodshed. The daily bloodshed in Israel is too insignificant for the Media in the USA to report that two Jews got their throats cut by an Arab / Palestinian terrorist inside their own home. If they do report a case like this they report that a Palestinian got killed by the Israeli security forces. Now, my dear brothers Turkey a Muslim country has been bleeding at least once per week. Yesterday 42 dead and over 200 wounded in the Ataturk International airport in Istanbul. The terrorist who did this act of terror came from the former Soviet Union Islamic republics. People forget that most of the former Soviet southern countries are actually Islamic. Except republic of Georgia and Armenia that are Christians all the rest of these republics like Uzbekistan, Chechnya, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tatar and Bashkar, Caucasia and Cremia. Some more of the south Asian countries have a majority of Muslims.
Former Soviet Block is a hot bed for Islamic terrorism and many Muslims have been radicalized by ISIS and the other terrorist organizations. What we are seeing is a kind of Crusade type mobilization and radicalization of Islam all around the world against Western and Christian Civilization. Of course Turkey is considered heretical by these ultra Muslim radicals because it has joined the fight against ISIS, and because it is by in large still a secular Islamic country.
The issue for us to pray for is complex. I normally don’t talk about “spirits” in the plural. When I consider what has been and is still happening in the Land of Israel, and I mean the Land of Israel that God gave to Abraham and to his SEED forever, I understand that there is an ancient enmity and hate of the sons of Ishmael and Esau against the sons of Jacob/Israel. This hate is of the Arabs / Palestinians against the Jews is not new, you can read about it in the Bible from Genesis through Ezra and Nehemiah. This hate has nothing to do with land and anything to do with world politics! How can I say this? I can say it because when there where no more than two families of Jews in the whole Land of Canaan/Israel the hate was still there. When there was no state of Israel and the Muslims held possession of 100% of this land – the hate was still there and every chance that the Arab politicians had to persecute, execute, murder, rape, rob the Jews they did it with glee. In 1929 Arab mob attacked a peaceful small Jewish Community in Hebron, the city of the Patriarchs and killed, raped, robed, and burned homes and Synagogues. This repeated itself all around the land in 1936 and 133 Jews were killed and many wounded and women raped and again homes and Synagogues burned. Terrorist action against Jews did not only happen in the Land of Israel, but they happened in Bagdad even before it was Iraq, and in Mashhad, Iran, land it happened in Tunisia and in Libya and in Morocco. For this reason I have come to the conclusion that in this case of Arab/Palestinian hate against the Jews and against the Christians is really not a war against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers that are irrational and spiritual coming from the Dark Side of things.
The conclusion my dear brothers is that we have to pray and pray with the idea that our total reliance in the war against Islamic Jihad is upon the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. In other words we are to raise our hands and confess that our nations and our countries cannot resolve this problem of ISIS and Islamic terrorism like the Hezbollah and Hamas and El Qaeda with only military power and man-made weapons. We need to pray Psalm. 91:1-16,
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”
This prayer is a prayer that Israeli Jews pray before they go to battle and before they face danger. I really feel that everyone should pray this Psalm and in the heart direct it against the spirit of terrorism and violence that is gripping our world. I ask God to give His angels charge over me. I pray that God’s angels will be surrounding me from every direction and protecting me and all those around me. I think of King David and the danger that he faced from King Saul and his men for near 20 years and how he has managed to escape the hands of King Saul that were seeking to kill him. It is time for us to ask and beg God to intervene in this battle with Islam. There are millions of Muslims that ought to pray this same Psalm, because reading and praying the Psalms is common also in Islam. I would say that many millions of Muslims are against this embarrassment of ISIS and the other violent and terrorist groups that in the name of Islam are sowing all this terror and killing and indiscriminate violence against innocent citizens.
Let us pray this Psalm as a part of our spiritual warfare against the violence and terror that is sweeping our world. People in the WEST don’t think that you will escape the scourge of Islamic terrorism. The West has already tasted the bitter taste of fire, dust, destruction and death of thousands on 9/11 when Arab Islamic terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City. The United States has seen the Muslims bring right on ground Zero a Islamic Center that is actually a mission for preaching and presenting Islam and converting Christians to Islam. I don’t believe that it is too late to pray and ask God to intervene and stop this scourge called Islamic Jihad and terrorism. It does not matter what the highest authority in the United States of America calls it, it is Jihadist Islamic terrorism. Pray Pray and Pray against the Spirit that today led a terrorist into a Jewish Home in Hebron to cut a 13 year old girl to death and wound her father severely. Pray against the spirit that of parents who encourage their children to go land strap bombs on their body to go and kill Muslims, Christians, and Jews, traveling through the Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Please pray against the spirit that makes Muslims celebrate and give sweet candy to people who come to consul them for their son who died while killing Jews, or Christians. This is really a spiritual battle that needs to be battled with the tools of God’s Word and Spirit. We must also teach and learn how to reach the Muslims with the Word of God and the Love of God. How we love God and how we take His Word seriously to love all of God’s creatures, because God is the Father of all Mankind.
Keep praying for our dear Brother Zvi L., he is in the hospital already close to three months. He is still in ICU and in isolation. Keep Sara his wife and also his children and grandchildren in your prayers.
Pray for the ministries who stand with us and with Israel ask God to bless them all and each one for their specific needs: KIBI, North Boulevard in Murfreesboro, Dream Blue, Roger W. and his business, Larry Huch and NewBeginnings, Israel Apu, Prayer for Israel in Germany, Bridge between Japan and Zion, SKK, NewLife, Har Zion Congregation, and Teaching from Zion Ministry, and brothers from the Philippines. Especially pray for the new congregation in Vitoria, E.S., Brazil and their leadership, and for the Teaching from Zion Ministry in Brazil, and the Har Zion Congregation in Belo-Horizonte, and for the Sar EL congregation in Curitiba.
Of course pray for every brother and sister from the World over, that prays for Israel and for us and shares his or her blessing with us in Jerusalem so that we can do the Work of The Lord.
Here is the list of the sick and needy those are in need of our prayers for healing and God’s blessings: In Jerusalem: Tatiana, Sara L., Zvi D., Ahuva, Ilana, Leah, Marcia, Hannah, David S., Naomi, Sarit, Naomi, Miriam, brother Isaac Kugler is at home recuperating from his surgery.
In Finland: Please pray for our dear sister Maritta T., Leana and Kalevi, Tim Tucker, and especially Anna who is also 90 years old and very sick, Anne-Mirijami, Satu-Maria, Anna-Majia, Sinni Tuuli, Erki and Sirpa, and Evelina.
In Brazil: Marcelo’s father and mother, Paulo, Clara, and the spiritually sick women and men who knew the truth and chose to believe lies.
I ask you to pray for the faithful brothers and sisters who are carrying the Good News in Brazil, and in Finland, and in Israel, and in all the World and those who are not ashamed of the Good News of Yeshua our King and Messiah.
Pray for those brothers and sisters who are looking for work in England, in Israel, in the United States. Pray for those brothers who need a breakthrough in their business in Portland, Oregon, and in Singapore, and in the United States, and in Brazil, and in Israel.
God bless you all and please keep us in your prayer and keep us in your heart and mind and support the Lord’s work in Isreal.
P.S. – Beth and Barry Shulam have put new videos of my teaching on the Netivyah Facebook. Go to Facebook and enjoy the new teaching about Samuel and David.