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It helps, in times of uncertainty, and tension, to first stand on the Word of God and gain the perspective of the Kingdom of God. It is the Word which gives us faith and sight and understanding.
The times of Jeremiah were very confusing; the last four kings led Judah away from the revival of Josiah’s time into gross idolatry. There was much politicking and plotting with neighboring kingdoms against Babylonian dominance. The priesthood was corrupt; hence there was no real spiritual leadership in the land. Too, Judah was filled with false prophets who were actively opposing the Word of the Lord that Jeremiah was uttering.
For us, reading the Bible - which gives us God’s perspective, it’s all clear, but to those living in that ‘soup,’ it must have been complicated and confusing.
We too live in confusing times, and that is why chapter 31 of Jeremiah is so reassuring. It gives us God’s perspective, it gives us wisdom, and above all, it opens to us the knowledge of God, and from that vantage point, we can pray effectively. All the promises of God are sure, in and through Yeshua the Messiah.
We prayed through the sections of Jeremiah 31
Jeremiah 31:1-3 The assurance of God’s faithful and everlasting love
- Lord you have loved us, through the cross, your love is sure and you will never give up till all that you have promised will come to fulfillment.
- Your love renews our hope to believe your promises
- Our situation seems so impossible, yet your assurance gives us great encouragement that you can do all things.
Jeremiah 31:4-6 The assurance of the building up of Zion
- Thank you, Lord, that you have begun to fulfill your promise to build up this nation and country
- Thank you, that you have promised rejoicing in the Land, but our happiness will never be complete till you appear in Zion, till you retake your own city for yourself.
- We pray and long for the Day in which you will, yourself be the government, you will return to rule this nation. Not by permission, nor by voting, but by right
Jeremiah 31:7-13 The assurance of the regathering of Israel and her prosperity
The regathering of Israel from the nations is seen in Jer 31:7 as salvation. In Ezekiel 37:12 it is seen as resurrection. It is the remnant spoken of in Romans 11:5.
- We prayed for this salvation of Israel
- We prayed for a deluge of Aliya (return of Jewish people to the land)
- We prayed for the dam (resistance to Aliya) to break and for God to fulfill His Word
- We prayed for such masses of Aliyah from the US and from France and the UK as to overwhelm the system so that Messianic Jews will come in too without fear or rejection
- We prayed, “break the resistance Lord, break the resistance” in the hearts of millions of Jewish people who would rather ignore their identity and calling than come in fulfillment
- We prayed for the families of lone soldiers who come here from the nations, to join them in Aliya
- We thanked God for the material prosperity and goodness He has promised to His people when they would go back to the Land.
- We prayed for a vision for the land to overcome the fear of making a move to Israel
Jeremiah 31:14-17 The assurance of a Spiritual satisfaction in Him
We Prayed this mostly for the Body of Messiah in the Land. Although the physical blessings will be a comfort to Israel and her people, spiritual blessings and satiation are promised as well!
- Lord satisfy us with thy goodness, we pray
- Lord it is you whom we want to have
- Lord cause the believers in the Land to wait on You
- Lord grant the believers in the land a hunger for your Word
- Lord grant us a heart to seek your face
- Lord give us an ear just for you and not to seducing voices
- Lord feed us the finest of the wheat and honey Psalm 81:16
- Lord, you have the Word of eternal life, to whom shall we go? John 6:68
- Lord help us in the Body here seek you for yourself and not because you have filled our stomachs. John 6:26
- Lord teach us to trust you and you alone
- Lord teach us to submit to your Lordship and not treat you as a servant only
- Lord help us to see you as our goal and not just a resource
- Help us not to compromise in our life
Jeremiah 31:18-20 The assurance God’s compassion for Israel and the certainty of Israel’s repentance
- His compassions fail not (Lam 3:22); therefore we are not consumed. Thank you, Lord, for your unfailing grace to our stubborn and rebellious people
- Thank you Lord that you have promised to grant us repentance; a sure sign you have not forsaken us
- It is your compassion and goodness which will lead Israel to a broken and contrite heart
- Grant us such a look at Yeshua on Calvary as to break our hearts and wills to pieces
- Pour out upon us your own Spirit.
- Turn us, and we shall be turned, dear Lord
- Let your mercies break our religiosity, our national cynicism, our profligate secularism
- Let your goodness lead us to repentance
Jeremiah 31:31-34 The Promise of the New Covenant
- We thanked God for the reality of the New Covenant in the Blood of Messiah on the cross
- We thanked God that He has already established the NC at that fateful Passover
- We asked that He would bring Israel into the New Covenant in these days
- We acknowledged how impossible this looks in these days, but that He can and WILL do it — all Israel shall be saved, as Paul said in Romans 11:25-27
Jeremiah 31:35-37 The assurance of Israel’s future over and above what happens in the elections
- Lord you are God, you are the creator, you are the beginning and the end, there is no one like you and no other God. You have gone on record with these very credentials (vs. 5) promising that Israel will always be a nation before you!
- Therefore, we ask and beg and pray that you will extend your hand and intervene in these elections and build a coalition that will somehow go on fulfilling your will for Israel at this time.
- Lord, you see our enemies without, and you see the horrific condition within. Have mercy dear Lord, have mercy!
- Lord bring order from disorder, you have the authority and the right to decide sovereignty. You do not need permission or agreement. You are the Lord.
- Have your own way dear Lord for the sake of your name and for the fulfillment of all your promises.
Thine be the Glory forever dear Lord!
Thank you for praying with us at these crucial times. May you know the pleasure of God as you intercede, and His presence.
Blessings from Jerusalem,