Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Roar of the Lion of Judah

 Ministry in Jerusalem  by Mike Evans
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“As the lions roar, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem. Defending, He will deliver it. Passing over, He will preserve it” (Isaiah 31:4-5).
As I read this scripture this morning, my heart leapt with joy. That is precisely what I have been doing for almost forty years—defending Jerusalem. I have stood up to terrorists face-to-face, men such as Yasser Arafat whom I confronted at the 43rd General Assembly of the United Nations. I've stood up to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, face-to-face in New York City at the United Nations.

For thirty-three years I have been writing books in defense of Israel. I have just completed my forty-first book. We have also produced eighteen television documentaries in defense of Israel. The Corrie ten Boom Holocaust Center in Haarlem, Holland has been part of our ministry since 1987 when we purchased it and restored it. I have served as chairman of the board since that time. Thanks to the Jerusalem Prayer Team, no one has ever had to pay a dime to visit the museum since it opened to the public in 1988.

I can see the faces of thousands of precious people in Israel that we have helped—children, Holocaust survivors, and more. At this moment, there is only one bomb shelter in the nation with air-conditioning, heating, a kitchen, Internet, bathrooms, and television. It is one of the largest bomb shelters in Jerusalem that the JPT restored and made a community center for Holocaust survivors.

What a blessing it is to realize that God is rewarding you for what you are doing for Jerusalem: “I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee. And in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:3). “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love thee” (Psalm 122:6).

Israel is God's dream. We are called to be part of His team. The title deed belongs to God Almighty. When God made His eternal promise to Israel, there was no United Nations, only pagan nations to challenge that dream and to challenge God and His Word. To be apathetic towards God's Divine plan and eternal purpose as a Christian means to reject the Great Commission: “ shall be a witness unto me in Jerusalem, and in Judea, and in Samaria...”(Acts 1:8). God's prophetic time clock is set on Jerusalem time. The spotlight of Heaven is still on Jerusalem. It all began there, and it will all end there.

Jerusalem is the only city for which God commands us to pray and commands a blessing on those who do. The Jerusalem Prayer Team is the largest intercessory movement in the world for the Jewish people and the city of Jerusalem. It is our Divine commission to bless the Jewish people.

Jesus said, “...truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine [The Jews], you did for me” (Matthew 25:40). I can hear the Lion of the Tribe of Judah roaring.

May the powers of hell hear the roar of God's people today—you—declaring that the “people who do know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits” (Daniel 11:32). We will defend, deliver, and preserve Jerusalem. The greatest battle on earth is being fought from the Holy city of Jerusalem, according to Isaiah 14, where Satan is battling. All roads lead to Jerusalem. Heaven and earth met in Jerusalem and will meet there again.

The destiny of America and the world is linked to Jerusalem. It is the epicenter of spiritual warfare and affects the entire world. If our Lord and Savior reached out in compassion to Israel and made Jerusalem His highest priority, do we dare make it our lowest?

There is a direct correlation between the power that Heaven promises and our obedience to the Great Commission. The fifth verse of Isaiah 31 declares, “Like birds hovering overhead, the Almighty will shield Jerusalem.” I've seen birds flying like a mighty shield over the city of Jerusalem. The scripture says, “He will shield it and deliver it. He will pass over it, and He will rescue it.”

You are the hands of the Lord, and you are His voice, preserving Jerusalem. Let the Lion of the Tribe of Jerusalem roar loudly through you today.

A dear friend has stepped forward to match your gift today. In other words, if you give $77,777.77, it will be doubled to $155,555.54. Or if you give $777.77, it will be doubled to $1,555.54. If you give $77.77, it will be doubled to $155.54. This is a huge answer to prayer! Please know that whatever you can give will also be doubled in Heaven in your Kingdom account.

Thus far 1,715 people have given $195,850. Those gifts will be matched 100% so now we have $391,700. We still need to raise $193,038.50 which will be matched to make $386,077. Please pray with me right now for supernatural favor that this need will be met.
I urgently need your help right now to make the final payment on the Jerusalem World Center. This beautiful building will be the largest property in the nation of Israel to be owned by US Bible-believers. It will be the first Christian museum in the nation to tell the story of Christian love, such as that of Corrie ten Boom's family in Haarlem, Holland. Their home was purchased in 1987 and restored in 1988 and is open today because of the Jerusalem Prayer Team and friends like you. I serve as chairman of the board.

In addition, this wonderful building in Jerusalem will be the headquarters for the Jerusalem Prayer Team worldwide. It will provide round-the-clock prayer for Jerusalem and the Jewish people in fulfillment of prophecy, and it will be the address for compassionate Christians who are reaching out to serve poor Jewish souls.

“I will bless those who bless thee...” (Genesis 12:3).

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee” (Psalm 122:6).

You and I are part of something that has eternal significance in the city on which the spotlight of Heaven shines. Heaven and earth met in Jerusalem and will meet again. Everything began prophetically and will end in the only city in the world in which God wrote His name.
When you support the Jerusalem Prayer Team as we stand with and for the Jewish people, you are in agreement with God's heart. You are supporting and blessing “the apple of His eye.” And because of that, you WILL receive His blessing! And your support is so urgently needed right now. I am asking you today to show your support by helping us make the final payment of $777,777.77 on the Jerusalem World Center and respond to the great threats facing Israel.

I am so excited about what God is already doing, as we continue to work to complete the purchase of this wonderful building. I cannot wait to see what He is going to do next! I ask you to join me right now in a prayer of blessing on every loving heart who has responded to help meet this urgent need, and I ask that you prayerfully consider what God would have you do to help us reach this miracle.

Jerusalem is Ground Zero for spiritual warfare in our world today. It is the target of the enemy, and it is vital that you and I do our part to not only pray for the peace of Jerusalem, but to speak out in support of Israel's right to her capital city. One of the most important tools for us to fight and win this battle will be the Jerusalem World Center. This wonderful facility in the Holy City will be a lasting witness of God’s love to the Jewish people and a center of ministry and outreach to them that will truly be life changing.

The Christian Zionist Heritage Center will be the first Christian witness of God’s love of its kind to the Jewish people in the nation of Israel. There are over 300 Jewish museums but not one museum where people can go to hear the story of Christian love. The Jerusalem World Center will also be a place where hurting elderly Holocaust survivors and impoverished Jews can go to receive help. It will be the home of the Jerusalem Prayer Team intercessory movement. This is the largest Christian work within walking distance of the Western Wall. Please be part of this miracle today.
When you send your gift of any amount, we will send you this 2013 Jerusalem Prayer Team calendar.        
With your gift of $40 or more, we will send you the calendar and this Scripture promise box. This collection of verses was chosen to build and strengthen your faith. Keep this box on your breakfast table or desk, and it will encourage you as you pray and trust God.        
If you are able to send a gift of $77 or more, we will send you the calendar and this unique Jerusalem Compass. Perfect for anyone whose heart is fixed on Jerusalem, this brass compass always points toward the Holy City. It is a wonderful conversation starter to share your love of the Jewish people with others.    
If you are able to give $1,000 or more, we will send you the calendar and this “mega-pack” of 13 books, including many autographed hardback best-sellers. This set includes The Revolution, GameChanger, and The Protocols, as well as my newest title The Locket, and many more, along with this beautiful Jerusalem Prayer Team Prayer Shawl.
In addition, your name or the name of someone you wish to honor or remember will be added to the Wall of Righteous Gentiles—a lasting legacy and testimony of your love carved into the stone wall of the Jerusalem World Center.
Everyone who enters the building will see your name and give thanks for your generosity and love. God says, “See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me” (Isaiah 49:16).        
Today I’m asking you to stand up and be counted—to join the line of heroes down through the centuries who have done their part to deliver the Jewish people from destruction. I am asking you to make a generous, even sacrificial gift to help make the Jerusalem World Center a reality and to help the Jerusalem Prayer Team to do all we can to defend the Jewish state and the Jewish people around the world.

Barukh atah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam, ozier Yisrael bigvurah.
Blessed art thou, Lord our God, King of the universe, who girds Israel with might.
Your ambassador to Jerusalem,
Dr. Mike Evans"
See the Jerusalem World Center at 20 Rivlin Street

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