Saturday, March 30, 2013

"God’s plan for your victory today!"

 Update by Mike Evans,
Jerusalem Prayer Team
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"Second Corinthians 10:4-5 says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” These verses contain three powerful instructions for winning spiritual warfare: pulling down, casting down, and bringing into captivity.
God knows that you are in a battle, and His plan is for you to win! A stronghold is a fortress created in your spirit that cannot be penetrated by physical weapons. God wants those fortresses brought down so that His Spirit can work in power. Strongholds begin with thoughts and imaginations. The progression described is that our thoughts left unchecked grow into imaginations which turn into strongholds in our lives.

Rather than allowing our spirits to be ruled by what we see and think, we should be ruled by the Word of God. When we speak the Word, we are thinking the Word. If you think thoughts that are from God, they create strong fortresses as they renew our mind and build our spirit. Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” We renew our minds with constant input from the Scriptures.

Your brain weighs approximately three pounds and has more than 12,000,000,000 individual cells. There are well over one hundred trillion connections between your brain cells that allow you to think, reason, and function. Like a computer, the output of your brain is determined by what you program into it. Is your mind filled with the thinking of the world, or with the thinking of God? A Christian who is walking in the power of the Holy Spirit and thinking with a renewed mind is a great danger to the kingdom of Satan.

The nation of Israel urgently needs our help, support, encouragement, and prayers right now. This is a prophetic crisis, foretold in the pages of Scripture. We are watching it happen before our eyes. Today I am asking you to join me in urgent prayer. As God leads, perhaps you would fast for one meal or one day as we pray together for His blessing and protection on His Chosen People.

And I urgently need your financial help as well. The work of the Jerusalem Prayer Team is vital, but we cannot continue without your support. This effort is completely supported by our members—friends like you who share our belief in the power of prayer and our love for Israel and the Jewish people.

Click here to see a short 180-second word of encouragement from Mike Evans. If this ministers to you, please post your reply on the video page as a way of letting me know you'd like to see more messages like this.
message from Dr. Mike Evans

This week Jewish people around the world are celebrating Passover. This is a holy and sacred time of year. The week-long Feast of Unleavened Bread is a celebration of God’s deliverance and protection for His people, but for the poor and hungry, especially for the elderly Holocaust survivors, it is anything but a happy time.

Today I’m asking you to help us provide food for the entire week of Passover for these precious people. I have been in Jerusalem to represent you as we share the message of hope and Christian love with them. Your gift today will provide meals for the hungry—meeting one of their most urgent needs. We will continue to distribute food and help throughout this festive week. Please send your gift today to bless the Holocaust survivors of Jerusalem and the poor of the house of Israel.
With your gift of $40 or more, we will send you this beautiful set of coasters. Made especially for members of the Jerusalem Prayer Team, these blue and white coasters show the Star of David and the word “peace.” Every time you use them, you will be reminded to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.       

When you send your gift of $100 or more, we will send you the coasters and a copy of the photo from Auschwitz that I received in Israel last week. This incredible picture will be a constant reminder to you to continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the protection of Israel, as well as a great way to share the need for our prayers with everyone who sees it. I treasure this picture greatly, and I know you will treasure yours as well.       
Your support of the Jerusalem Prayer Team allows us to continue our work on the Christian Zionist Heritage Center, to stand up and speak out for Israel, and to meet urgent humanitarian needs among the poor Jewish people living in Israel. Thank you so much for being part of this vital worldwide prayer movement.

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"

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