Month: March 2015

Mideast Freefall

PRAYER CALL WEDNESDAY! 9PM EST. Conference call number: 805-399-1200 access code 552-690. Use *6 to mute/unmute. Invite your friends to join us. As best I understand, here’s the latest on the Iran nuclear deal as tomorrow’s deadline looms. The Obama administration is still pushing dialogue even though Iranian negotiators have now refused to let go of the nation’s stockpile of radioactive material. That’s bad, folks. Means that they could still use current processed material to forge a nuclear bomb—a dirty bomb at the very least. Meanwhile, news broke that a top-secret report on Israel’s nuclear capacities has now been declassified. All this perhaps provoking prominent Israeli rabbi Schlomo Riskin to make headlines by drawing a correlation between President Obama and Haman from the Book of Esther. Mideast Freefall In a recent article entitled “Obama’s Mideast Freefall,” Politico put it this way. “Barack Obama faces a slew of Middle East crises that some call the worst in a generation, as new chaos from Yemen to Iraq — along with deteriorating U.S.-Israeli relations — is confounding the president’s efforts to stabilize the region and strike a nuclear deal with Iran. The meltdown has Obama officials defending their management of a region that some call impossible to control, even as critics say U.S. policies there are partly to blame for the spreading anarchy.” What Iran Desires Most Throughout the past few months,...

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Reminder—Prayer Call Tonight!

PRAYER CALL WEDNESDAY! 9PM EST. Conference call number: 805-399-1200 access code 552-690. Use *6 to mute/unmute. Invite your friends to join us. REMINDER—PRAYER CALL TONIGHT! PRAYER CALL WEDNESDAY! 9PM EST. Conference call number: 805-399-1200 access code 552-690. Use *6 to mute/unmute. Invite your friends to join us. Hi friends, just a reminder that YOU ARE OVERCOMING WARRIORS by the Spirit of God! Also, our weekly prayer call is tonight. So looking forward to debriefing with you now that we are home and rested. Well, somewhat rested anyway. Covenant blessings to each of...

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Israel's Turnaround—Heaven's Verdict

PRAYER CALL WEDNESDAY! 9PM EST. Conference call number: 805-399-1200 access code 552-690. Use *6 to mute/unmute. Invite your friends to join us. ISRAEL’S TURNAROUND—HEAVEN’S VERDICT ”Against all odds, a great victory for the Likud, for the nationalist camp led by the Likud, and for the people of Israel”—Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, 10:45 pm Tuesday, Israel time.  Today marks a week since Israel’s “turnaround” elections. Following our flight from Tel Aviv, we enjoyed glory-filled weekend in Syracuse NY. I really felt it was significant we ministered in New York on Purim just before traveling to Israel, and then ministered again in New York immediately afterwards. Last night we finally made it home to Washington DC—just in time with our home group! Amidst hugs and enthusiastic chatter, I became aware of something that really needs to be clarified. Israel’s Turnaround—Heaven’s Verdict Israel’s election results were quite frankly astounding. But I want to make it clear that Israel did not turn just because Jon and Jolene prophesied and prayed, nor because anyone else prophesied and prayed. As with the American elections in 2014, Jolene and I believe that Israel’s elections actually turned because God rendered His verdict in favor of the saints. The Lord was offering Israel a turnaround, just as He offered America a turnaround that impacted the 2014 elections. Chuck Pierce, who was with us for the 7-22 gathering at...

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Perspective of Israeli Elections—Watchmen Arise!

Top: Watchmen on the Walls! Ramparts surrounding the Temple Mount overlooking the Silwan area of Mt. of Olives. Mid left: Unceasing prayer at Western Wall. Mid right: Tower of David. Below left: Orthodox Jewish violin player at sunset. Below right: Jon on ramparts.  PERSPECTIVE OF ISRAELI ELECTIONS—WATCHMEN ARISE! “Against all odds, a great victory for the Likud, for the nationalist camp led by the Likud, and for the people of Israel”—Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, 10:45 pm Tuesday, Israel time.  We returned to the US yesterday, indulging in an early morning breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Two eggs sunny side up, turkey bacon and an oversized bran muffin if you please! Playing in the background of the restaurant was “Take it to the Lord in Prayer,” immediately followed by Dolly Parton belting out, “Jolene, Jolene.” It was a warm welcome home. We again want to thank each of you for your prayers. Turnaround Tuesday took on a whole new meaning this week as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gained a decisive victory in Israel’s elections. We had the privilege of ministering the night before, sharing on God’s turnaround at Succat Hallel. And we saw together judgement in favor of the saints! And on this Turnaround Tuesday, Israel took back her land. Two Election Turnarounds—Why? Israel’s election almost exactly followed the dramatic turnaround that culminated the US elections in 2014. From my perspective the...

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Turnaround! Netanyahu Declares Victory

Top: View of Temple Mount from Succat Hallel. Mid left: Mosaic of Jesus carrying cross near first-century street. Mid right: Young campaigners for Netanyahu. Below left: Appeal to Heaven… answered! Below right: Prayer at Succat Hallel.  PRAYER CALL WEDS! 9PM EST. Conference call number: 805-399-1200 access code 552-690. Use *6 to mute/unmute. Invite your friends to join us. TURNAROUND! NETANYAHU DECLARES VICTORY “Against all odds, a great victory for the Likud, for the nationalist camp led by the Likud, and for the people of Israel”—Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, 10:45 pm Tuesday, Israel time.  Turnaround Tuesday… someone must have been praying! Because moments ago, Prime Minister Netanyahu declared victory in a tight election pollsters were openly predicting he would lose. From a historic speech before Congress to a nail-biting election night, Israel’s Prime Minister faced down seemingly insurmountable opposition. And in many ways, so did each of you who interceded. Every moment of our time here in Jerusalem I was aware of your prayers and care. And as this Purim Campaign concludes, words cannot express our gratitude for taking this extraordinary journey with us! That said, now more than ever your prayers are needed. Because though a phase of this journey has just concluded, in many ways it has only just begun. I will report more in days ahead. But for now, please ponder that together we have watched and...

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