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Psa. 73:12 Behold, these are the ungodly, Who are always at ease; They increase in riches.
Psa. 73:13 Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain, And washed my hands in innocence.
Psa. 73:14 For all day long I have been plagued, And chastened every morning.
Psa. 73:15 If I had said, “I will speak thus,” Behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of Your children.
Psa. 73:16 When I thought how to understand this, It was too painful for me--
Psa. 73:17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end.
Anyone who truly endeavors to walk with the Lord in this generation, comes up against the feelings expressed in the verses quoted above.
One is tempted to entertain thoughts such as the writer of this psalm. To the believer, it seems that nothing ever changes, that the ungodly are just so happy in their sins, they are at ease while the believer and God-seeker are under a big burden. “Is it in vain,” the writer asks, “that I have cleansed my heart? Made an effort to walk in integrity? Kept from the spirit of this world, while the wicked and godless just keep prospering? Does God know about this?” He goes on to say, “All day I suffer and am plagued, and when I try to understand this, all I come up with is pain”.
And what about those who pray so diligently for salvation, for a change, for God to invade Israel with His loving kindness and grace? When will God break the power of darkness over this land? When will the Lord break in on the awful oppression of religion that is so dead set against the Messiah?
The break comes in verse 17. The writer sees God; he goes into the sanctuary, and in the sanctuary and witness of eternal truths, he gains perspective and comes to understand! Oh, how we need a for a sight of Yeshua! Oh for a sight of the Lamb of God, and of the cross! There, we gain a true “seeing,” a true understanding. There, in His Presence,and in His Word, we begin to understand the world we live in, in the light of heaven. And then our hearts come to a resting place from whence it can rise again in faith and renewed life to stand before Him in intercession and prayer.
Is. 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
Praying for redemption in Israel during Passover
While we as Messianic believers rejoice greatly in our present redemption in Yeshua, while we celebrate the Exodus, and look forward to another redemption for our people, our people sit in darkness. The house of Israel will celebrate a past redemption without any understanding of the Great Redemption in the blood of the Lamb.
- We thanked God for the blood of the Lamb of God
- We acknowledged that there is salvation in no other. That it is through faith in His accomplished and finished work on the cross
- We pleaded with God to open the eyes of our people to that Lamb of God
- We asked God to look with compassion upon His nation and send the Spirit of Grace and Supplication upon them
- We asked for the Lord to visit each family in Israel with a real sense of the need for the covering of the blood.
- We asked the Lord to flood the people of Israel with light from heaven
- We queried God respectfully: How long will you keep silent? When will your voice be heard again in this land, proclaiming: “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world?"
- We asked God to break the darkness spread over this land, the darkness of superstition, idols, false religions, and evil spirits
- We prayed for the Lord to fulfill His plans and purposes for this city
- We expressed our longing for the Lord to come and sit again as King on His throne as Gabriel told Mary (Luke 1:32)
Praying for the Body of Messiah during Passover
You might know that before Passover, many in the land get rid of the leaven in the house. The religious are quite meticulous about it, going through a ritual of looking in the corners of the house, with a candle and a feather ( to get into the tiniest places.)
- We prayed for a real and authentic reviving and refreshing in the Body of the wonder of the Blood of the Lamb
- We prayed for an individual and a corporate return to the Lord
- We prayed for an individual and a corporate cleansing and throwing out the “leaven” from each heart and fellowship through repentance, a return to the Lamb and a humbling of ourselves
- We prayed for a renewed appreciation and rejoicing in the great salvation we have in Messiah
- We prayed for a renewed consecration to follow the Lamb
- We prayed for the Lord to “kick out” of the midst any compromise with the world’s ways, any perversions of the Gospel, any mixture, false teaching, soulishness
- We asked the Lord to bring a great and true spiritual reality of God’s Love, Holiness in the lives and relationships of the believers in the Land
Praying or the new government during coalition making time
As many of you know, the way a government is formed in Israel is by a coalition. Usually, the biggest party gets to try to put together a coalition of parties who would give the government a majority in the Knesset. Netanyahu, who heads the Likud party has been asked by the president to form the next government and he is working on crafting together a coalition.
This is the time where each party, will try to squeeze the most concessions and agreement from the prime minister, for the benefit of their own party…. Here is not the place to explain all the potential dangers and the mischief of such a time. We just mention this to ask you to pray earnestly for this during this time.
- We prayed for the Lord to guide this coalition-making process so that the next government will further God’s plans and purposes for this land at this time
- We pleaded with God not to let the wrong people take office in places where they will harm Israel’s interests, both globally, and the people’s welfare internally
- We asked for the Lord to show Himself merciful and gracious
- We acknowledged God’s sovereignty and providence even in a democracy, and asked Him to exercise both His sovereignty and providence to overrule in the nation’s affairs
- We asked God to show Himself merciful and gracious
- We acknowledged that the future of Israel is in His hands, and asked that He would accomplish His will in His love and mercy
We ended proclaiming together Jeremiah 33:9
Jer. 33:9 Then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth, who shall hear all the good that I do to them; they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for it.
Amen, let it be so.
Yeshua is Victor! He Reigns!
Blessings from Jerusalem,