Dear Prayer Partners,
Thank you for joining us in February to continue to pray for Israel. Your prayers are very much appreciated here in Jerusalem, and especially at the ICEJ Headquarters. Our prayers are a wonderful testimony in Jerusalem, because every time we tell our Israeli friends that millions of Christians are praying for them on a regular basis, it touches their hearts.
In recent weeks, we have seen some wonderful answers to prayer. One of them has been the decision of the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Jerusalem, which led other nations to do the same. This truly is an answer to prayer that our ministry has been contending and believing for since its establishment in 1980. Therefore, we rejoice in this wonderful victory!
Even though this is a time of rejoicing and thanksgiving, we should be aware that the enemies of Israel are working day and night to reverse and counter the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Therefore, we should not let our guard down, but continue to be watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem (Isaiah 62:6) and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. (Ps122:6)
The Bible has many verses that help us pray effectively, but I would like to put an emphasis on the following two verses:
1. ”Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” (Mark 11:24)
When we pray, we should believe that God will answer our prayers.
2. “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:19-20)
We need to pray with others in unity and agreement, as God will be in our midst and he will do according to what we have asked.
Therefore, I would like to encourage you to find others to pray with, if you are not already praying together in a group. Maybe you can invite some friends that have a heart for Israel and pray together in unity and faith with them. God will answer our prayers in his perfect timing.
Thank you for joining our Isaiah62 prayer movement!
Shalom from Jerusalem
David Van der Walt
ICEJ VP Finances