For Zion’s Sake – March 2018

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It’s first Wednesday, so let’s dive right into the Isaiah 62 Prayer Initiative!  If praying regularly for Israel is not part of your regular practice, may I suggest that you consider what it means to be a watchman who takes no rest, and gives God no rest, until He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth?  (Isaiah 62:6-7)

Isaiah 62 has 12 verses, so we focus on one each month.  Today, verse 3 will serve as our key verse.

PROCLAIM: You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.  (Isaiah 62:3)

PRAISE: Lord, Your crowning gift to us is salvation through Jesus, the Messiah, who was given to us through Your people Israel.  We praise You.  Encircle us now with Your majesty and with Messiah’s glorious presence.  Amen.

PONDER:  This verse mentions two crowns, two hands and two names of God.  “A crown of glory in the hand of the LORD,” in Hebrew, infers to a beautifully ornamented crown, designed to encircle the head of royalty.  The hand is open, signifying power.  It is Yahweh’s hand, the hand of the Eternal One.  “A royal diadem in the hand of your God,” in Hebrew, is a type of crown which is actually a cloth that is wrapped around the head, like a turban.  This diadem is in the curved, powerful palm of Elohim, God Almighty.  The Almighty One hears our prayers, and promises that one day, His powerful hand shall open, and on display there will be the emblem of His kingdom.  It is none other than Jerusalem – gleaming, embellished and glorious.  Let Him her us now.

PRAY:  Click here for this month’s specific prayer points.  You will join thousands from around the world, bowing together at the throne of our God on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people.

Be a faithful watchman!

 

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