Jerusalem Prayer list – February 26, 2016
The wondering Jews are home again. We are back in Israel after a long trip that really started on January 4, 2016 and just now ended on February 24, 2016. It was an intense time, but it was also a very interesting and hopefully a blessing to all the churches and conferences that we attended.
For ten years the Teaching from Zion Ministry in Brazil in partnership with Netivyah Ministry from Jerusalem have celebrated a Congress for the Restoration of the church and of Israel in the building of the Har Zion Congregation in Belo-Horizonte, Brazil. This year was very special because it was the 10th Anniversary of this congress. There were around 700 participants in the congress. We had Keijo Lindeman from Finland with his wife Salme and with Ina and Ulla, participate in the teaching and Ina did a great job in the translation from Finnish to Portuguese. Keijo delivered a deep teaching of the implication of the Restoration of the Church and Israel for our Eschatology (End Time Theology). Barry Shulam our son gave a great teaching on the practical aspects of the Restoration Movement for Israel and the Church. He delivered an excellent message with a whole lot of humor that softened the seriousness and gave a clear picture of the blessings and dangers of doing Restoration Theology. Marcelo and Matheus delivered a wonderful teachings the future of the Lord’s Work in Brazil and in the Latin World and the importance of the Anussim / Marrano Jews to the Restoration of Israel. This year the whole congress was calm and peaceful and the most enjoyable part of the congress was the fellowship and the celebration of having so many leaders from all of Brazil.
This year I shall be traveling more than any other year in my life. Next Friday, the Lord willing, I shall take a group of Graduates of the Lipscomb University on a trip in the Foot Steps of the Apostle Paul. This trip will be a week in Turkey following the Seven Churches of Revelation and a week in Greece following the churches that Paul started in Greece. In all the Archaeological sites I shall give lectures on the Archeology and history of these ancient cities, and of course the biblical implications of the geography and archaeology for the Biblical texts. In the end of March this year I shall be again in the USA lecturing in Nashville, Tennessee, and in Houston, Texas, and from there to Havana, Cuba, to teach and to bless a Messianic Congregation that was established in Cuba. In May, God willing, I shall repeat the teaching in Turkey and Greece with a group of Chinese brothers and sisters, and in June will be in Finland, and the USA again. So, I do need your prayers for me and for Marcia – for these extensive travels. For a 70-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman – only God’s grace will be sufficient. Please keep us in your prayers.
The only reason that we are able to be out of Israel for so long this year is because the Netivyah staff and the Roeh Israel Congregation and are so capable and blessed to be able to take care of the Lord’s work on their own. Please pray for the young leadership of Netivyah and of the Roeh Israel congregation. Pray for Yuda, Hannah, Oleg, Shlomo, Daniel, and Nancy.
Pray for Israel. The Palestinian terrorism is not stopping and every day there are at least 3 or 4 or more attacks with knifes, axes, guns, the use of cars as weapons, and of course the most common is stones and Molotov Cocktails (bottles filled with fuel and set on fire and cast on civilian cars, soldiers and policeman.). The state of Israel has no practical answer to this kind of terrorism. I pray for the Lord God of Israel who delivered Israel from Egyptian slavery to deliver Israel from these wild shameless and ruthless terrorists and enable the sane and wise in the Middle East to work toward a peaceful and honest solution of peace.
Please pray for Marcia and I to go through this next trip in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. Especially Marcia needs your prayers for strength and stamina and wisdom to know when to rest and when to go with the rest of the group.
Pray for two new congregations related to Netivyah. The Roeh Israel Congregation near Helsinki, Finland! It is a congregation of second generation of Finnish brothers, young families, who are committed and energetic. The second new congregation is in the city of Vitoria, in the State of Spirito Santo (The Holy Spirit). This is a congregation of young families and brothers who are survivors of a congregation that has gone rogue. They need your prayers and especially God’s blessing. Also pray for those dear brothers who need deliverance from and who are still captured by the rogue leadership in the old congregation. God is able to clear and deliver truth seekers and dedicated brothers to the Restoration of the church and Israel.
Of course we continue to pray for the sick and those who need special blessings in issues of health, well-being, and work related problems.
Please continue to pray for Yuda. He had minor surgery on his back and will have to have a bigger surgery next month. Pray for Zvi and Sara, Tania, Ludmila in Jerusalem and also for Ludmila in Moscow, Miriam, Zvi D., David S., and Martha his wife.
In Brazil please continue to pray for Paulo. I have noticed that when we pray for him and he knows it he feels better. Add Clara and Frank a fine young family in Brazil who needs divine healing and blessing. Please Pray for Maria (Marcelo’s mother) and his father in your prayers. Maria is Marcelo’s mother who prayed for his salvation 20 years until Marcelo heard the clarion call of the Lord.
In the United States we keep on praying for our dear sister Ruby in Oklahoma, Michael Knezevich in Portland, and for Danah and Noaam our daughter and granddaughter in California, and for Liz in Georgia, and for Mike in California. Marcia’s father and mother in East Tennessee also need your prayers.
In Finland, we have Anna, a very dear old sister who is really in bad shape and needs God’s mercy for herself and for her family. Anna is one of the pioneers and original prayer warriors for Israel in Finland. She is one of the strongest Finish women that I know, but now she is old and sick and falling and needs the mercy of God. Please also pray for Anna’s daughters and granddaughters. The whole family needs healing and protection from God’s mercy. Also pray for another sister in Finland called Anna-Majia. Tim Tucker is a living miracle. He has been sick with A.L.S. for over 30 years and we believe it is by the grace of God. Please keep Tim in your prayers. Near 50 years ago Tim was able to annualize the situation in the United States and also in the Middle East and foresee the events that are happening now. History has a simple formula – what is what is going to be. Of course King Solomon already said this in the book of Ecclesiastes.
Pray our dear brother Raymond and his family and his work in Singapore.
Pray with us for the following dear brothers and sisters in Japan: Pastor Curita in Tokyo, and the husband of Yumi, and Sadako San, Shoko San, Takeo Sensei and Tomoko San all in Japan.
God will bless you for praying for the wellbeing of brothers whom you don’t know personally. This is really the most important way to realize the unity and demonstrate the power of the Body of the Messiah down here on Earth. Please keep your prayers for Israel.
Blessing on all of you who pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and pray for Netivyah and the Roeh Israel Congregation in Jerusalem. God be with you and answer all your prayers.