By Christine Darg, Jerusalem Channel
The more the terrorists rant, rave, stab and murder, “We want Mosiach (Messiah) now!,” the louder becomes the cry of messianism among many Orthodox Jewish sects.
Hebraic scholars such as Nehemia Gordon and Rabbi David Zaslow, to name only a few of the growing number, have shown historically that any religious Jew can pray the Lord’s Prayer that Christians recite daily around the world, because it is 100 per cent a Jewish prayer, DELIVER US FROM EVIL!
True believers are not in a crisis of faith over the current wave of violence in the Holy Land. We know that the barbaric acts ARE the birth pains of Messiah’s Second Coming. (To the Jews it will be his first coming, but they will discover his true identity, just as Jacob’s brothers learned the true identity of their brother Joseph, from whom they had been long separated).
God in his infinite wisdom is increasingly allowing this world to see just how lawless and barbaric it can become without the ruling presence of the Prince of Peace. And the terrorists (puppets of their brainwashing masters) serve as modern thorns in the side of Israelis.
Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo recently wrote in a Times of Israel blog, entitled, “God, Where Are You?”
It has again become extremely difficult to believe that You are actually living among us. Only several days ago, some of Your most faithful devotees were murdered in cold blood. First, Naama and Eitam Henkin were killed in a drive-by shooting, near Itamar, before their children’s very eyes. A few days later, Aharon Banita was stabbed to death while on his way to the Kotel. His wife, Adele, escaped the murderer’s grasp with his blade still in her shoulder while running for help. Their 2-year-old was also injured. Last year, terrorists attacked and brutally murdered four congregants in a synagogue in Har Nof, Jerusalem. Nobody knows better than You that I could continue this list with more atrocities that have lately been committed in Your holy country.
Orthodox Judaism maintains that Jews are obliged to accept the “13 Principles of Faith” as formulated by Maimonides. Each principle starts with the words Ani Maamin (I believe). Number 12 is the main principle relating to The Messiah:
אני מאמין באמונה שלמה בביאת המשיח, ואף על פי שיתמהמה עם כל זה אחכה לו בכל יום שיבוא
Ani Maamin B’emunah Sh’leimah B’viyat Hamashiach. V’af al pi sheyitmahmehah im kol zeh achake lo b’chol yom sheyavo.
I believe with full faith in the coming of the Messiah. And even though he tarries, with all that, I await his arrival with every day.
Without the spirit of proselytising, we Christians sing that line in a song along with the Jews with perfect faith that the Coming One is Jesus.
Like evangelicals, Hasidic Jews tend to have a particularly strong and passionate belief in the immediacy of the Messiah’s coming, and in the ability of their actions to hasten his arrival.
Of this I know: Jesus will return soon return to Jerusalem to set things right, of this we are 100 per cent confident in God’s Word and in the Holy Spirit’s witness.
Many Christians continue mistakenly to jump the gun so the speak and to announce the Lord’s return or the end of the world by a certain date. But the Bible teaches that this world will not be renovated by fire for at least another thousand years because first Messiah must return. He must rule this world in peace upon the throne of his Father David, as ordained by God and as promised to the angel Gabriel to Mary, the mother of our Lord.
God has ordained the pattern of seven days and 7,000 years of history upon this earth. The first 6,000 years of man are almost complete. There remains a Millenial resting rule of Messiah–God’s seventh day of rest. (But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. ~ 2 Peter 3: 8)
The Jerusalem Channel solemnly charges all WATCHMEN UPON THE WALLS and intercessors to watch this video of a Muslim cleric IN A PULPIT waving a dagger and demonstrating the level of fanaticism coming against Israel at this time:
Following are urgent prayer points:
~ Pray daily for the peace of Jerusalem.
~ Pray for the Jewish people who are injured or bereaved.
~ Pray for terrorists’ souls in bondage to a Pharaoh-like spirit of tyranny within fanatical religion of un-peace to be SET FREE through visions, dreams, the preaching of the Word, direct revelations.
~ Pray for brave and truthful reporters in the media because currently much of the press emphasizes the killing of the terrorists rather than the fact that Israel acts in self-defense.
~ Pray for a revulsion of evil among Muslims to reject the fanatical religion of un-peace.
~ Pray for the spirit of revelation upon Israel (Zechariah 12:10) to petition and summons Messiah Yeshua, for the key to His return can be hastened when Israel realizes Messiah Ben Yosef (Messiah, Son of Joseph) must yet fulfill the Messianic prophecies of Messiah Ben David (Messiah, Son of David)! Jesus (Yeshua) is One and the Same! In Luke 13:35, Jesus (Yeshua) said to the nation of Israel, “And now, look, your house is abandoned. And you will never see me again until you say, ‘Blessings on the One who comes in the name of the LORD!’,” and that is in hebrew, “Baruch haha b’ahem Adonai!”
~ Pray for believers to be strong in the might and power of the Lord. Pray against fear, sadness, despondency. To encourage you, I will reprint a Word by Lance Lambert (of recent blessed memory) given at Mount Carmel in April 1986:
It will not be long before there will come upon the world a time of unparalleled upheaval and turmoil. Do not fear; it is I the LORD who am shaking all things. I began this shaking with the First World War,and I greatly increased it through the Second World War. Since 1973 I have given it an even greater impetus. In the last stage, I plan to complete it with the shaking of the universe itself, with signs in sun and moon and stars. But before that point is reached I will judge the nations, and the time is near. It will not only be by war and civil war, by anarchy and terrorism, and by monetary collapses that I will judge the nations, but also by natural disasters: by earthquake, by shortages and famines, and by old and new plague diseases. I will also judge them by giving them over to their own ways, to lawlessness, to loveless selfishness, to delusion and to believing a lie; to false religion and an apostate church, even to a Christianity without Me.
Do not fear when these things begin to happen, for I disclose these things to you before they commence in order that you might be prepared, and that in the day of trouble and of evil you may stand firm and overcome. For I purpose that you may become the means of encouraging and strengthening many who love Me but who are weak. I desire that through you many may become strong in Me, and that multitudes of others might find My salvation through you.
And hear this! Do not fear the power of the Kremlin, nor the power of the Islamic Revolution, for I plan to break both of them through Israel. I will bring down their pride and their arrogance, and shatter them because they have blasphemed My Name. In that day I will avenge the blood of all the martyrs and of the innocent ones whom they have slaughtered. I will surely do this thing for they have thought that there was no one to judge them. But I have seen their ways and I have heard the cries of the oppressed and of the persecuted and I will break their power and make an end of them. Be therefore prepared for when all this comes to pass, to you will be given the last great opportunity to preach the gospel freely to all the nations.
In the midst of all the turmoil and shaking, and at the heart of everything, is My church. In the heavenlies she is joined to Me in one Spirit, and I have destined her for the throne. You who are My beloved, whom I have redeemed and anointed – you are mine. I will equip and empower you and you will rise up and do great things in My Name, even in the midst of darkness and evil. For I will reveal My power, and My grace and My glory through you. Do not hold back nor question My ways with you, for in all My dealings with you I have always in mind that you should be part of My bride and reign with Me. Do not forget that this requires especial discipline and training. So yield to Me that I might do a work in you in the time which is left, for I plan even during all this shaking that the bride will make herself ready.
And in the midst of nations on earth, seething with unrest and conflict, I have set My Israel. Yes, I say My Israel, even though they walk in disobedience and transgression, in the stubbornness of their hearts, divorced from Me through unbelief. Nevertheless, always remember that I made them enemies of the gospel for your sake. I the LORD, I Myself blinded them and hardened them that salvation might come to the gentiles in fullness. Yet they are still mine, beloved of Me with a tender and an undying love. They are My kith and My kin, and I love them. Shall I give them up for all that they have done to Me, says the LORD? Yet I have surrendered them to sorrow, to anguish of heart and to continuous suffering. But I have never given them up. In all their afflictions I was afflicted, though I neither delivered nor saved them from death. Nevertheless I have been present; I the King of Israel, I have been present, although unnoticed and unregarded, in all their sufferings. There was no gas chamber, no massacre in which I was not present. But now the time has surely come when I shall receive them, for I will reveal Myself to them and with astonishment they will recognize Me.
For in the midst of these judgments multitudes upon multitudes will be saved across the nations. You will hardly know how to bring the harvest in, but My Spirit will equip you for the task. And to Israel will I also turn in that day, and I will melt the hardening which has befallen her. I will turn their blindness into clear sight and tear away the veil on their heart. Then shall they be redeemed with heart-bursting joy, and it will become a fountain of new and resurrection life to the whole company of the redeemed.
Do not fear for these days, for I have purposed that you should stand with Me and serve Me in them. Fear not, for I love you and I will protect you and equip you. I, the LORD, will anoint you with a new anointing and you will work My works and fulfill My counsel. You shall stand before Me, the LORD of the whole earth, and serve Me with understanding and with power, and you shall reign with Me during these days. Above all I call you to be intercessors.