ASK for Shalom from Jerusalem

6 06 2020
Yehudah Glick

Rabbi Yehuda Glick – Jerusalem

One of the most famous prayers in the Bible is found in Psalm 122:6, but do you know what happens when you invoke that prayer? I just learned something this week that is brand new to me.

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM. MAY THEY PROSPER WHO LOVE YOU.

Rabbi Yehuda Glick (aka: the red-headed Rabbi) led live prayers and Psalms from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Thursday. He enlisted about a dozen pastors from the U.S. (via ZOOM) to pray for America, including my friend Keith Johnson. He walked around the Temple Mount on a beautiful day in Jerusalem giving a mini-tour during the prayers. You can watch it at this link. They each read a Psalm from the Songs of Ascent, Psalms 120-134.

Rabbi Glick explained that we can ask for the “peace of Jerusalem” to come to us, for our nation, for our family. I always thought of the prayer being directed to Jerusalem, but rather, the peace is given by Yehovah to us from Jerusalem, when we ask!

In fact, a simple Hebrew word study shows that the word translated “pray” in English is really “ask.” What a major difference that makes!

ASK FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

If you still doubt, look up the word for “prosper.” Prosperity is not the primary meaning. In the Strong’s Concordance entry, “prosper” is only part of the meaning of the Hebrew word: שָׁלָה shalah: to be at rest, prosper, be quiet, be at ease

So, the verse starts with asking and ends with the petitioner receiving rest. What a great prayer to ask for our country with the virus and the riots. It also applies personally to all who are in fear and panic. When we ask for the peace of Jerusalem, God brings His peace, His shalom to us. It is the same formula in Genesis.

“I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

Ironically, Rabbi Glick was attacked within three hours of that prayer from the Temple Mount. It was the second time someone attempted to assassinate him. The first in 2014, was a miraculous deliverance from being shot four times at close range, but surviving. Why is he a target? He has fought for years for the Temple Mount to be a house of prayer for all nations. Currently, only Muslims are allowed to pray there, even though Israel has freedom of religion, just not on the location of the the Temple. Pray protection and courage for him. Reporting after the attack, he said he will never stop.

Now when you “Ask” for Jerusalem, you are praying for Jerusalem to be blessed and for Jerusalem to BE a blessing to the world. Hallelujah! May that eternal peace of Jerusalem, which will be manifest when the Messiah comes, be in the hearts of all who believe in Him.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





Ready for our Israel Tour!

4 06 2019

Joy

Two weeks from today we fly to Israel with 30 folks for the experience of a lifetime. Doreen and I are honored to lead the group who are mostly first-timers. Even though this is my fifteenth time, I still feel just like this sweet little girl. I always feel like a salmon returning to its spawning grounds. Jerusalem is the center of the earth and the center of God’s redemptive purpose. When the Messiah comes, He is not coming to Washington, DC or New York or London or Rome or Mecca or anywhere else. He is coming to Jerusalem.

I will bring back my exiled people Israel; they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant Israel in their own land never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them,’ says Yehovah your God.  Amos 9:14-15 ESV

We are now praying about a 2020 Elisha Vision Israel Tour. If you would be interested, please let us know, here.

Prayer Points: Here is a current list of prayer points for Israel and the Jewish people:

  1. Psalm 102:13 Now is the time! (The Holocaust Psalm)
  2. Psalm 83:9 Pray that Yehovah will deal with Israel’s enemies as he did with Midian when they turned on each other in Gideon’s day.
  3. Psalm 122 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
  4. Zechariah 10:1 Pray for rain in the time of latter rain.
  5. Romans 11:23-24 Pray for Israel to grafted in again.
  6. Ezekiel 36 Pray through the whole chapter as a literal prophecy.
  7. Isaiah 62:6 I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
    They shall never hold their peace day or night.
    You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent,

If you want your prayers answered, pray what Yehovah has already said He will do.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)








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