For Zion’s Sake – February 2018

Tomorrow is prayer time, warriors!  Yes, the first Wednesday of every month has been designated by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem as a day of prayer for Israel, her neighbors and the ICEJ.

So, let’s prepare for tomorrow’s prayer time.  Isaiah 62 is the basis for this prayer initiative, and I encourage you to take some time to pray through the entire chapter.  You will be blessed in doing so.  But to join with hundreds of thousands of believers around the world, we’ll focus on verse 2 this month.  (The chapter has 12 verses…one on which to focus each month!)

The nations will see your righteousness,
And all kings your glory;
And you will be called by a new name
Which the mouth of the Lord will designate.

PRAISE:  Lord, thank You that nations and kings shall see righteousness in Zion.  We praise You that we who believe in Jesus, the Anointed One of Israel, partake of Your righteousness even now.  Amen.

PONDER:  God has not abandoned His people.  The nations – that is, the Gentiles – for the most part do not recognize God, let alone His people Israel and her eternal capital, Jerusalem.  But there are Gentiles who know their Bibles and see the truth, so God calls this remnant of “Biblical Zionists” to prayer.  He calls us to tell Him to bring forth all He has promised.  Today, kings, prime ministers, presidents and other world leaders do not see the glory in Israel’s future, but they will.  With joy, the nations and their leaders will one day behold a Zion that epitomizes justice and displays God’s splendor.  Jerusalem’s renown shall be designated by God Himself, and it is for this that He calls us to pray.

PRAY:  Find this month’s specific prayer guide here.

If you are not currently part of an Isaiah 62 prayer group, I encourage you to find a local group to join for this once-a-month prayer time.  It is powerful, and a great way to share in prayer with others who follow the Lord’s command to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122).

If you are in the Phoenix area, join us at CalvaryPHX at 6:00 pm tomorrow.  We meet in room 301 (north side of campus).  Find directions and more info here.  If you are not in the Phoenix area, find a group near you.

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