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Tisha B’Av Repentance 2012

This weekend Jews around the world, and an increasing number of Christians, are reflecting with fasting and prayer on the historical tragedies that befall Israel on Tisha b’Av (the 9th day of the 5th month).  Looking at current events, it’s unsettling to see the potential for tragedy on our watch. However, God…...

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Levitical Feast of Shavuot–May 26-28, 2012

This weekend we celebrate the biblical feast of Shavuot (Weeks), gloriously fulfilled on Pentecost with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. According to rabbinic tradition, God gave Israel the law from Sinai on Shavuot, thus birthing her as a nation. On Pentecost, He birthed One New Humanity, the international Church…...

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Reclaiming Passion For Truth: Curing the Global Obsession Against Israel

“The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Cor. 10:4-5) From our place on the walls…...

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Between the Straits: September, Statehood, and Survival

The three week period of the Hebrew calendar between the 17th of Tammuz (July 19) and the 9th of Av (August 9) is known as Bein HaMetzarim, or “Between the Straits”. For thousands of years it has been a time of warfare and danger for the Jewish people. Repeated tragedies…...

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First Things: The First Jew Speaks at the New Year

Each January 1 the world crosses a threshold in time as measured by the Gregorian calendar. Although January 1 does not represent the Bible-based new year, our loving Father will many times work within the framework of secular time. So on the first day of the first month, it seemed…...

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Prayer Points for Israel at the New Year

Gilad Shalit: A Prophetic Perspective Negotiations continue for the release of Gilad Shalit, the young Israeli soldier kidnapped 3 ½ years ago and held captive by Hamas in Gaza. For his return, Hamas demands an exchange of nearly 1,000 terrorists from Israeli jails. Some of the terrorists are major Hamas…...

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Prophetic Perspective on the News

Abounding shalom to you in whatever circumstances this letter finds you. As we write, Israel is on the miraculous brink of celebrating her 62nd birthday tomorrow. The Jewish State was officially re-born on May 14, 1948, the 6th of Iyar according to the Jewish lunar calendar, which falls this year…...

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Seed of the Woman, Seed of War

The phenomenon of anti-Semitism has puzzled Christians and nonChristians, Jews and non-Jews, sociologists and prophets alike for millennia. Why does the world persist in despising to death the Jewish nation, no matter what they do—or do not? The root of this ancient hatred traces all the way back to the…...

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Prophetic Perspectives and Prayer Points on News from Jerusalem – November 2, 2009

A New, Old Way to Pray As watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem, we’re committed to watch and pray—and report to you who do likewise. However, a dilemma exists for many of us. In case you haven’t noticed, the media conveys mostly bad news, and most believers—including watchmen—are increasingly distressed…...

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Prophetic Perspectives and Prayer Points on News from Jerusalem – October 2, 2009

“Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those who hate Him flee before Him. But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.” (Psalm 68: 1, 3) Global Warning This September, the Feast of Trumpets/New Year ushered in a simultaneous acceleration…...

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