My Next AssignmentAug 18, 2014
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem… Psalm 122:6
Just recently, God laid on my heart a burden to call His people to prayer for our nation. In obedience, I offered 7 7 7: An Urgent Call to Prayer for our Nation. 120,000 of you signed up to receive the prayers that God had given me, distributing them to thousands more, so that we prayed with one heart and one voice. I believe our prayers moved Heaven as evidenced by the double rainbow God stretched out over the nation’s capital on July 8th.
Since then, I have been wondering if I would have another assignment. Part of me has hoped I would not have one so I could rest. But a bigger part of me has been very fearful that instead of being set apart for ministry, God would set me aside from ministry. But He has not. I have received my Next Assignment.
Let me try to explain it. On the first day of 7 7 7, I felt God focusing my attention not just on America, but also on Israel. To be honest, I have not cared for Israel any more than I have cared for Uganda, Moldova, the Ukraine, South Korea, the Philippines, Wales, England, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Canada, or any of the other countries in which we have held Just Give Me Jesus revivals. I love them all because God loves the whole world. But as we prayed during 7 7 7, I felt as though God took my face in His hands and turned it towards Jerusalem.
In obedience to what I felt was His burden, I wrote my monthly Decision Bible study for September on Pray for Jerusalem. Shortly after submitting the Bible study, I wrote a blog which I posted entitled Peace of Jerusalem. I also shared a devotional with the 40 members of our ministry team at our quarterly meeting on the call to Pray for Jerusalem. And then I received a phone call from Dr. Jerry Johnson, the President of the National Religious Broadcasters, inviting me to travel to Jerusalem as a member of a delegation of evangelical leaders to show my support for Israel during this time of conflict. I accepted. My Next Assignment seems obvious. It’s to gather and rally His people to Pray for Jerusalem. So, I will be inviting you to partner with me for…
9 1 1: An Urgent Call to Pray for Jerusalem
And I will pour out on…the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be great…each clan by itself…And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.” Zechariah 12:10-12, Romans 11:26-27
Pray … in the 9th month, September
Pray … on the 1st day, September 1st
Pray … and fast for 1 hour of your choosing
- For God to pour out His Spirit of grace and supplication on Jerusalem
- For God to open Jerusalem’s eyes to recognize her Messiah…Yeshua…Jesus
- For God to break her heart for her sin and rejection of Him
- For God to save her spiritually and physically as she cries out to Him
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