Prayer Targets: Rabbi Eliyahu Ben-Haim; Holy War; Alabama Marriage; Rekindling the Dream
February 18, 2015
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall ... deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14
Dear Praying Friends,
Rabbi Eliyahu Ben-Haim is the chairman of Intercessors for Israel (IFI). He travels worldwide to preach, teach, pray and leads prayer teams to strategic locations to share Jesus -- Yeshua, defend Israel, and call Jewish people to make Aliyah (emigrate to Israel), to prepare the way for the Lord's return. From IFI's December issue of Sound of the Shofar:
Tumultuous Times Are Upon Us: 75 - 80 years ago the Jewish people were under attack not just in Germany but in many nations around the world including the USA. Just a few months ago we saw demonstrations in many capitols of Europe and in some American cities calling for "Death to the Jews!" "Cut their throats!" and "Hitler was right!" This is a gross failure to learn the lesson of history from the Nazis and WWII (Ben-Haim wrote this before the horrific Islamist murder of Jews at a Deli in France).
Hatred of the Jews is once again blooming as an evil, poisonous flower. This world ruler of anti-Semitism is once again prowling the earth and being welcomed almost everywhere he goes.
The demonstrations we have seen all over the world reveal the truth. These demonstrators are not just anti-Israel, they hate the Jews. This is anti-Semitism pure and simple... Anti-Semitism did not start with Hitler; it did not even originate in Europe but it has infected Europe and Europeans for more than a thousand years.
During the Second World War representatives of the world wide Jewish community appealed to the American and British Governments to bomb Auschwitz and they were refused. Now the British Parliament has voted (a non-binding motion) to recognize a Palestinian State as have (at the time of writing), the Spanish, French, Irish and Belgian Parliaments. Sweden has already recognized a Palestinian State. The hostility of the Obama administration in the USA towards the Israeli Government has come out into the open in a rather ugly way. It seems that American Secretary of State Kerry and the European Union leaders really are obsessed with forging some kind of deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Anti-Semitism will likely be the passion that unites the world in the last days. It will be the spark that plunges the world into a murderous and blood-thirsty darkness that will only end with the return of the Lord. After all, all the nations will not come up against Jerusalem because they love us. (Zechariah 14:2; Jeremiah 12:14-17).
(Ben-Haim documents broken promises harm done to Israel by her supposed friends, including the U.S. Read the article and weep. We have failed Israel repeatedly in moments of crisis).
Now we are waiting to see if American promises to prevent Iran's becoming a nuclear weapons state are worth the paper that they are printed on (He goes on to document more historic and ongoing abuses of Israel and the Jewish people, then speaks of the March 17, 2015 Election).
The Israeli left is running on a platform of "Anyone but Bibi"... Ntanyahu is under tremendous pressure over his decision to speak to the US Congress on the threat of a nuclear threshold Iranian nation and of Islamic terrorism. He is being attacked by Israeli and American politicians and Jewish leaders, as well as by most of the left-wing media... Pray for Israel and PM Netanyahu (see Sound of the Shofar; Update & Prayer Points)
Ben Haim notes: Netanyahu's speech comes on the eve of Purim, when Jews worldwide celebrate God's victory over the Persian official, Haman, whose plot to massacre the Jews was thwarted by two Jews (Esther and Mordecai) who ignored political correctness and protocol, and risked their lives to save their fellow countrymen.
What Obama Thinks - Congress is in recess, but President Obama's bizarre words and behavior, which seemed to have reached a new level at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month, has only continued. I wrote about President Obama's shocking lecture to Christians at the Breakfast, telling us to get off our high horse with our attitude toward the anti-Christian Islamists, because Christians are little different. We learned later that White House and State Department officials had just met with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood. Just days earlier, the President called the murder of Jews by Islamists in a Kosher Deli in Paris, France, "random shootings" of a "bunch of folks" and with many words said that the news media has been sensationalizing the terrorist threat, when other issues, like "climate change" are really far more pressing.
Then, when 21 innocent Christians were executed in Libya by ISIS, the President avoided in any way, labeling ISIS as being Islamist organization. Even worse, he failed to identify the Christians, who died martyrs deaths praying aloud, "Help me Jesus," as they were simultaneously beheaded with knives in the name of Allah. The President failed to mention that 21 innocent Egyptian victims were targeted precisely because they were Christians. Meanwhile, a senior State Department spokeswoman said killing radical Islamists alone will not defeat them; that they need to be lifted from poverty with jobs programs. And while the world remains in shock and mourning over the deaths of the 21 Egyptian Christians who were beheaded by ISIS, President Barack Obama spent the day playing golf in California. Franklin Graham, referencing the ISIS released video showing the beheadings, entitled, "A MESSAGE SIGNED WITH BLOOD TO THE NATION OF THE CROSS," asked "Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians? Where is the universal condemnation by Muslim leaders around the world?" "We're going to Rome next," the ISIS spokesman said. Pope Francis urged Christians to stand united amid this assault on Christianity, saying: "before killing them they don't ask if they're Anglicans, Lutherans, Catholics or Orthodox. The blood is mixed."
Yesterday, Iraq's U.N. Ambassador reported that 45 Iraqis were burned alive nearby the base where 400 U.S. Troops are stationed, and said ISIS has murdered dozens of medical doctors for refusing to surgically remove organs of their victims for sale to finance ISIS operations. Bill O'Reilly, Fox News' top talk-show host/news commentator, saying this IS a Holy War, has called for the obvious -- for Christian Clergy everywhere to pull out the stops to let President Obama know that this way of thinking must stop and the President must take serious action to stop ISIS! (see Random shooting of Folks; More Golf, Muslim Brotherhood/State Dept.; Pattern of Lies; Obama on Paris: "Unreal"; Counter ISIS with Jobs; 45 Burned Alive, Organ Harvesting, MD's Killed; Pope Francis; Franklin Graham; Perkins: Obama's Identity CrISIS; Blackwell, Morrison: "ISLAMISANT"; O'Reilly Video).
- It is time for you to act, Lord; your law is being broken. Awaken your people in America to stand in the gap with extraordinary prayer and to demand that our elected representatives act to defeat ISIS and hold President accountable to defend all Americans, including Christians and Jews who have been uniquely targeted by ISIS. Transform our President's thinking. Raise up leaders who, like the Sons of Issachar, understand the times and know what Israel and America ought to do. Grant this President and our next President the wisdom, courage, will and fitness to lead the U.S. and the world to defeat ISIS and other Radical Islamists in a war likely to continue for decades (Jdg 5:12-31; Ps 2: all; Ps 119:126, NIV; 144:1-8; Rev 12:1).
Finally, Marriage Crisis in Alabama - This week Judge Roy Moore and the Alabama Supreme Court will consider an emergency request to deal with rogue probate judges who are defying the Alabama Constitution. Judge Moore is defending Alabama's Constitution against yet another federal judge's blatant disregard of popularly passed state laws regarding marriage. A majority of states that now allow same-sex marriages, did so because of federal court ruling.
And, Rekindling the Dream - Bishop E.W. Jackson, Founder of S.T.A.N.D., and FRC Senior Fellow, is hosting an important event in the Congressional Auditorium of the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on Wednesday, February 25th from 7-9 PM. The Spiritually focused event will include speeches, preaching and prayer for Awakening, Racial Reconciliation and Healing for America, including healing from the racial division stirred at Ferguson, Missouri and New York City. Please pray, and if you know folks in the DC area, forward this so they can CLICK HERE to reserve a seat! As always, thank you for praying!