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John 14:6 Yeshua said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Tonight we begin observing the Day of Atonement.
How wonderful to realize that our God is fulfilling His promises by gathering His people back to the Land; we are back in the Land as a people.
But we do not know God.
And as a nation, we still reject the Israel's Messiah and King -- the only way to the Father!
How horrific to think that thousands of people will be seeking forgiveness but will not find any. Many will be looking for some assurance from God, but will not receive it. Why? Because it is only found in Messiah, and as a people we have rejected Him.
Should not those of us who have tasted of the grace of God, be deeply moved by our heavenly Father’s compassion for His people on this day?
How then can we meaningfully pray?
Here are some suggestions:
a. We should pause to give thanks and praise to God for the salvation we have received in the crucified Son of God. How can we pray meaningfully if we do not value or regain our gratitude for our own salvation, for the atonement we have received in the blood of Messiah, for the lifting up of our burdens at calvary, for the fellowship we have with the Father because of and in the Son?
Take time to recognize the great mercies of God poured out upon you in Messiah. Take time to praise Him for His unspeakable love and grace. Take time to contemplate and read about the horror of the cross and what it actually meant for Him to take our place there.
Take time to contemplate what it means to be without Messiah! (Are we not all a little dull to this, as we brush against so many people who are without Messiah, yet are barely moved by it?
You may want to read through one of the epistles such as Galatians, Romans, Hebrews, or one of the Gospels as you contemplate these things.
b. Take time to pray. Find the promises of God in the Word that clearly declare God’s commitment to save His people. O’ how many there are, how wonderful they are! How amazingly kind and generous they are! God’s promises of restoration express His agenda and His commitment. He has gone on record to do this.
Here are some places you can pray from: Ezekiel 36, Zechariah 12:10-13:1, Jeremiah 31-33, Micha 4-5, 7:14-20 and many more…
Please do not forget to pray for the Body of Messiah in he Land, our calling is to be a priesthood and to intercede every single day. 1Pet. 2:5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Messiah Yeshua.
We are challenged in this matter as prayer seems as if it is weak, compared to say, social activism, etc. Not that reaching out is not important, but praying and interceding over the Word of God, is real work, and really important. See Acts 6:4 and the context Acts 6:1-7. What was the outcome of the apostles’ commitment to the Word and prayer?
Acts 6:7 Acts 6:7 Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.
May the Lord bless you and inspire you to stand before Him in these critical and important day, and may you serve Him in fulfilling His agenda in Israel and on the earth.
Blessings from Jerusalem,