The Shuk in Jerusalem
Once again, it’s time to hear from our sister in Jerusalem about what she is witnessing there as a believer in Yeshua. Put your prayer shawls on and pray for Israel and Sister J. Now here she is —
May the Lord be glorified.
It is 2:30 am and I should be asleep. I need to work tomorrow, Sunday, Jerusalem Day, and I love to write about Jerusalem and Jerusalem Day in particular. But this prayer request is pressing me to write. Perhaps prayer request is the wrong word – it is more of a call to pray!
I told you that this week would possibly be pivotal here and for all of the Middle East and the world. You probably know by now that Israel struck some 70 mostly Iranian bases in Syria this week after 20 missiles from Syria were fired at us. It was a major confrontation. That was Thursday.
On Friday was the continuation of the Hamas Gaza “days of rage” dubbed “the march of return.” It has gained momentum because of much false news reporting.
TUESDAY 15TH OF MAY (please note that we are some 8-12 hours ahead of North America according to the clock) the call has gone out to Palestinians and their supporters worldwide to come to the borders of Israel and storm them…tear them down. This Friday saw some 15,000 rioters at the borders causing fires, even setting their own gas pipe line on fire, along the fence and setting wheat fields in Israel aflame using kites with incendiaries attached into Israel.
I understand that there are gatherings at the borders of Lebanon and possibly Jordan as well. Also within the Hamas-run Palestinian cities in Judea and Samaria there is definitely the strong possibility of participation.
The 15th of May is called by the Palestinians –Nakba Day (catastrophe day). They call it a day of rage that commemorates the birth of the modern State of Israel according to the Gregorian Calendar. Hamas has fanned it into a major day over the past 10 years.
So today, Sunday 13th of May is Jerusalem Day.
Tomorrow, Monday the 14th of May, is the day that the US Embassy is formally opening in Jerusalem.
Tuesday the 15th of May is the day set to be “the mother of all days of rage” with the storming of the borders of Israel from all sides and within led by the Gaza Hamas leadership.
Wednesday the 16th of May begins the month of the Ramadan fast.
“The burden of the word of the Lord against Israel. Thus says the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. In that day,” says the Lord, “I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness;…” ZECHARIAH 12:1-3 (of course, great promises follow this section)
There is NO FEAR, and surely without a doubt, we have many promises that HE WILL BE GLORIFIED and that ALL OF ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED. But we also see that many, many things will first happen and many waters will be passed through.
BUT HE HAS TOLD US TO PRAY. AND TO WATCH AND PRAY. Habakkuk prayed without apology “Oh Lord, in wrath remember mercy.” It is time to pray the scriptures on our faces.
PLEASE enter your closets and pray before Him Who hears, those of you who are called as watchmen for the Lord on the walls of Jerusalem. I believe that we are entering that time.
In my take of things, we are a body, but individually all rather little and simple. We are not called to leave the battle to the spiritual giants whoever they are, but to each do our part. It is not up to us to decide how small and insignificant it is. I think of the disciples told to feed the multitude and they said, “Lord! I have NOTHING! Only this small insignificant amount!,” but HE took it…HE blessed it …HE broke it…and it was MORE THAN ENOUGH.
Each of us has our portion. Be it big guns or a piece of bread and a small fish. We can pray…even a little.
As I said, I felt that this call to prayer had to go out now. I hope that we see no need ultimately. I will now try to sleep. May The Lord be glorified on the borders of Israel and in Jerusalem…and in each of us!
Lovingly, a sister in Jerusalem.