This Sunday, 72 nations are scheduled to gather in Paris to determine how Israeli land should be divided into a Palestinian state. As you can imagine or may already know, the meeting is of utmost significance. We cannot overstate its importance on a global or Kingdom level, nor can we overstate the call of God’s people to prayer. The nations could easily decide to enforce their land division decree militarily, and that could catapult us into an apocalyptic war.God is in control over the affiairs of nations, as we have shared in our last several blogs. But we too have a role in the matter – one of which is to align with His timing.

The alert below, describing the urgency of the situation, is adapted from an email released last week by our good friend and apostolic prayer leader in Jerusalem, Rick Ridings of Succat Hallel. Because I (Sandy) believe God showed me the same things Rick has been shown, we are passing his email along to you.  We also include instructions on how you can join a global prayer call this coming Sunday. The call will take place at the same time the international talks occur to divide up Israel into a Palestinian state.

Rick writes:

I have felt strongly in recent days that Satan might try to send a major Middle East war, possibly even World War III, out of the Lord’s timing, in order to cut off a huge harvest in the Middle East and the nations. The urgency of this time period leading up to the major transition point of January 20 (when Obama is scheduled to leave the US Presidency) was underlined to me when I received the following prayer alert from my friend and colleague, Tomas Sandell, the Director of the European Coalition for Israel. The alert is entitled “17 Days that may determine the direction of 2017 and beyond”. I asked his permission to quote part of what he sent:

“As we prayed together at the ECI office in Helsinki today for the first time in 2017, the Lord suddenly gave a picture. I realized that the next 17 days (from 3rd January to 20th January) may define the direction of 2017 and the coming years in a very special way. On Sunday 15th January the international community, led by the outgoing Obama administration and the French government, is calling together 70 nations to an international peace conference to try to establish the parameters for a two state solution. The conference is a follow up from an earlier conference in Paris in the summer and builds on the recent UNSC resolution 2334 which outlaws Israeli settlements in the disputed territories.

“This is an unprecedented move in international relations which is being planned (plotted) in clear opposition both to the Israeli government and the incoming US government. Many [believe] that the conference could lead to another UN Security Council resolution being issued between 15th and 20th January, which would further isolate, weaken and stigmatise Israel in the international community.”

“If the above scenario were to come to pass, it could easily embolden terrorist groups or violent nations to take actions that could spark a regional or [possibly] even world war.  This is during a season when we sense a breakthrough for harvest in the Middle East.

“Satan has tried to cut off a powerful missions movement in the past by using a world war.” The Student Volunteer Movement” born in 1886, was mightily used by the Lord to envision and send an unprecedented number of young missionaries from Germany, Great Britain, and the USA into unreached nations, especially those of the Far East. That missions movement was cut off by World War I, and the young men being sent from the three main sending nations, instead were sent into a war between those nations, and many died, and that missions movement came to an abrupt end.

For the sake of the harvest, the rising missions movement, and the Lord’s purposes for Israel and the Middle East,  I encourage you to proclaim the following Scriptures during your prayer (and any fasting to which the Lord may lead) at least until January 20th.  I would encourage you to specifically proclaim them over former US President Jimmy Carter, President Obama, US Secretary of State Kerry, the US Department of State, French President Hollande, The International Criminal Court in the Hague, the United Nations Security Council, and the Foreign Ministry of Sweden (which will hold the rotating chairmanship of the UN Security Council during this month of January and who is extremely biased against Israel):

Psalms 33:10-11 – The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Psalms 9:15-16 – The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden. The Lord is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.

Job 5:12-16 – He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success. He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away. Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night. He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.

Psalm 120 – entire psalm

Jeremiah 30:8 – In that day, declares the Lord Almighty, I will break the yoke off their necks and will tear off their bonds; no longer will foreigners enslave them [in this context, speaking of Israel].”

Psalm 2 – entire psalm

Jeremiah 31: entire chapter, especially verses 10-12.


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