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PRAYER POINTS FOR JANUARY 2019 – WEEK 1 Isaiah 62 Prayer Campaign

 

Dear Prayer Partners,

Each year at the ICEJ, we start off the new year with a month of prayer and seeking the Lord from Jerusalem. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 we read why this is so powerful, transformational, and capable of changing entire nations: “… if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

First of all, notice that in God’s eyes the answers for national problems do not lay with its presidents and governments. God says the answer lays with “my people that are called by my name…”. God is not looking for change in government but for change in the church. The change in His people is what brings change in the nations.  Read more ›

The next day of prayer and fasting in our Isaiah 62 Global Prayer Campaign will be

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.

Please join us!

Prayer Focus for January 2019

1. Pray for the ICEJ

ICEJ Headquarters Building
By the time you read this, most likely the ICEJ will have signed a rental contract for a property that will serve as our new home here in Jeruslaem. However, we feel very strongly that the Lord wants us to not just lease but to own our own property here in Jerusalem. We pray that the Lord will lead us in the right direction and provide the funds for this major move. Please stand with us in faith believing that the Lord will provide a building for us that will help us represent Christians around the world in a worthy manner.

“So it shall be, when the Lord your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build, houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant—when you have eaten and are full—” (Deuteronomy 6: 10-11)

“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses. And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city for a dwelling place. Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness. (Psalm 107: 6-9)

Envision Pastors’ Conference
In January of 2019, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem will be hosting our annual Envision conference for pastors and ministry leaders from around the world. Pray for the planning and decisions still to be undertaken for this gathering, and that the Lord would draw the right pastors to take part in this event.

“Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” (Acts 20:28)

2. Pray for the Nations

Embassies Moving to Jerusalem
Pray that more nations will move their Embassies to Jerusalem. There is an increasing number of nations considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. For example, there have been recent developments towards this end in Australia and Brazil. Please pray for courage for the leaders of these countries to make the right decisions, and to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move their embassies to Jerusalem.

“There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.” (Psalm 46:4-6)

“Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: ‘Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.’” (Psalm 2:1-6)

Nations Aligning With Israel
There are new and exciting developments of governments around the world aligning themselves to the nation of Israel like never before. Even Arab nations that have been arch enemies of Israel are recognizing that Israel is a nation which can give them the help and strategies they need to fight Islamic terrorism. African nations also are reaching out to the state of Israel, as they see Israel as a vital partner that can help their countries develop. Please pray for these new diplomatic relations and partnerships to continue and expand. Also pray for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he reaches out to these countries.

“Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you. And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.” (Deuteronomy 28:10-13)

Pray also 1 Timothy 2:1-2.

‘Palestine’ to Head Key Group at United Nations
On January 1st, the “State of Palestine” will begin serving as chair of the G-77, a powerful bloc of developing nations that now numbers 134 countries and which controls the outcome of most decisions in the United Nations. As head of this powerful alignment of Third World countries for the next year, the Palestinian Authority will be able to drive its anti-Israel agenda as never before. This will likely include even more condemnations of Israel in UN forums, along with other efforts to boycott and delegitimize Israel and falsely brand it as a racist, apartheid state. Please pray that these biased, unfair efforts would be rejected by the G-77 bloc and the majority of nations in the UN, and that Israel’s adversaries would finally be held to account in these international bodies.

“Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies. Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, and such as breathe out violence.” (Psalm 27:11-12)

3. Pray for Israel

Protection Over Israel
Please pray for God’s divine protection and intervention over the Israeli people throughout the land, and especially in certain areas of recent attacks and tensions, such as the northern border with Lebanon and the Judea/Samaria region. There have been several deadly terror attacks on civilians in the central Shomron region that appear to be the work of one or more Palestinian terror cells. Pray that the terrorists and those behind them are caught. In addition, Israel continues to search for and destroy terror tunnels dug by Hezbollah underneath the northern border fence with Lebanon. Pray that all of these tunnels would be found and put out of use. Also pray against all the schemes and efforts of the enemy to harm Israel.

“The protector of Israel never dozes or sleeps. The Lord will guard you; He is by your side to protect you. The sun will not hurt you during the day, nor the moon during the night. The Lord will protect you from all danger; He will keep you safe. He will protect you as you come and go now and forever.” (Psalm 121:4-8)

Also pray according to Psalm 91. 

Thank you for joining with us in prayer!

Download this month’s Isaiah 62 prayer points (pdf) ›


Isaiah 62 Prayer Letter – January 2019

Dear Prayer Partners,

Each year at the ICEJ, we start off the new year with a month of prayer and seeking the Lord from Jerusalem. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 we read why this is so powerful, transformational, and capable of changing entire nations: “… if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

First of all, notice that in God’s eyes the answers for national problems do not lay with its presidents and governments. God says the answer lays with “my people that are called by my name…”. God is not looking for change in government but for change in the church. The change in His people is what brings change in the nations. As his people, God expects us to do four things:

1. Humble Ourselves. Pride is one of the main character traits that repel God’s presence. God resists the proud. Therefore, Peter admonishes us to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God to find help in our time of need. There are many ways we can humble ourselves, however, God defines humility in the way we deal with Him and with our neighbors (see Isa 58).

2. Pray. God wants to hear our prayers. John Wesley once said, “God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.” Jesus encourages us to pray and he promises in John 14:13: ”And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

3. Seek the Face of God. We seek him in prayer with an attitude of perseverance. Seeking his face means we continue to pray, seek and knock until we receive the needed breakthrough. It reflects an attitude of our hearts and minds to hunger and thirst for God in a dry and barren land (Ps 63:1f).

4. Turn From Our Wicked Ways. Many of our problems are the result of our own lifestyle. Don’t expect a breakthrough in your life if you are living in sin. Use these first days of the year to ask the Lord to search your heart, and if you already know that you need to change areas of your life, then don’t procrastinate. Repent and change now.

God tells us that if we follow this pattern “I will hear from heaven.” He will take notice of you and you will experience an open heaven.

“I will forgive their sin!” The forgiveness of our sin is the essential need for all mankind. God says in Isaiah 59:1-2, “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; … but your iniquities have separated you from your God…” We should never forget that it is only because of the blood of Jesus that allows us to draw near into God’s presence. As we confess our sins and repent, he will forgive and answer our prayers.

The final result is powerful: “I will heal their land!” This also applies to your personal territory of your family, your church, and your own life. If you need divine intervention, I encourage you to prayerfully consider these points as we begin this new year. I know that God will hear you because that is his promise to us.

Please join us in prayer everyday for the month of January, especially every Wednesday, as we pray here in Jerusalem for Israel, the nations and the ministry that God gave us here at the ICEJ.

May the Lord bless you mightily as you seek his face in 2019!

Jürgen Bühler
President
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem

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亲爱的祷告伙伴,

每年在ICEJ,我们开始新的一年,祈祷一个月,并从耶路撒冷寻求主。在历代志下7:14中,我们读到为什么这是如此强大,变革,并能够改变整个国家:“……如果我的名字被我的名字召唤,他们将谦卑自己,祈祷并寻求我的面容,并转离他们的邪恶方式,然后我将从天堂听到,并将原谅他们的罪并治愈他们的土地。“

首先,请注意在上帝的眼中,国家问题的答案不在于其总统和政府。上帝说答案是“我的名字叫我的人……”。上帝不是在寻求政府的改变,而是在改变教会。祂子民的改变正在给各国带来变化。阅读更多 >

第二天在以赛亚书62全球祷告运动中祷告和禁食将是
2019年1月2日星期三。
请加入我们!

2019年1月的祷告焦点
1.为ICEJ祷告
ICEJ总部大楼
当你读到这篇文章时,ICEJ很可能会签署一份房产租赁合同,作为我们在Jeruslaem的新家。然而,我们非常强烈地感到主希望我们不仅仅是租赁而是在耶路撒冷拥有我们自己的财产。我们祈求主带领我们朝着正确的方向前进,并为这一重大举措提供资金。请与我们站在一起,相信主会为我们提供一座建筑物,帮助我们以有价值的方式代表世界各地的基督徒。

“所以,当耶和华你的神带你进入你向你列祖起誓的地,就是亚伯拉罕,以撒,雅各,给你们没有建造的大而美丽的城邑,你没有填过的东西,你没有挖过的井,你没有种植的葡萄园和橄榄树 – 当你吃饱了 – “(申命记6:10-11)

“然后他们在困难中向主呼求,并将他们从困境中救出来。他以正确的方式带领他们出去,以便他们可以去一个城市居住。哦,那些人要感谢主的恩惠,感谢他对人类儿女的奇妙作为!因为他满足了渴望的灵魂,并且充满了善良的饥饿的灵魂。 (诗篇107:6-9)

设想牧师会议
2019年1月,耶路撒冷国际基督教大使馆将为来自世界各地的牧师和事工领袖举办年度Envision会议。为这次集会的计划和决定祷告,主会吸引正确的牧师参加这个活动。

“所以你要谨慎自己和所有的羊群,其中圣灵使你成为监督者,牧养他用自己的血买来的上帝的教会。”(使徒行传20:28)

2.为国家祷告
大使馆搬到耶路撒冷
祈祷更多国家将其大使馆迁往耶路撒冷。越来越多的国家考虑将其大使馆迁至耶路撒冷,并承认耶路撒冷是以色列的首都。例如,澳大利亚和巴西最近在这方面取得了进展。请为这些国家的领导人做出正确决定的勇气祈祷,并承认耶路撒冷是以色列的首都,并将他们的大使馆迁往耶路撒冷。

“有一条河流会让上帝的城市感到高兴,这是至高者帐幕的圣所。上帝在她中间,她不会被感动;只有在黎明时分,上帝才能帮助她。国家肆虐,王国被感动;他说出了他的声音,大地融化了。“(诗篇46:4-6)

“为什么国家愤怒,人民妄图?地上的君王定下了自己,统治者一同劝勉主,反对他的受膏者,说:“让我们分开他们的束缚,把他们的绳索从我们身上扔掉。”坐在天上的人会笑;主要嘲笑他们。然后他将在他的愤怒中与他们说话,并在他深深的不悦中使他们感到苦恼:“然而我却将我的王放在我锡安的圣山上。”(诗篇2:1-6)

国家与以色列对齐
世界各国政府都有新的令人兴奋的事态发展,前所未有地与以色列民族保持一致。即使是以色列的主要敌人的阿拉伯国家也承认以色列是一个能够为他们提供打击伊斯兰恐怖主义所需的帮助和战略的国家。非洲国家也正在向以色列国伸出援助之手,因为他们认为以色列是可以帮助其国家发展的重要伙伴。请为这些新的外交关系和伙伴关系继续和扩大祈祷。同样为本杰明·内塔尼亚胡总理伸出援手向这些国家祈祷。

国家与以色列对齐
世界各国政府都有新的令人兴奋的事态发展,前所未有地与以色列民族保持一致。即使是以色列的主要敌人的阿拉伯国家也承认以色列是一个能够为他们提供打击伊斯兰恐怖主义所需的帮助和战略的国家。非洲国家也正在向以色列国伸出援助之手,因为他们认为以色列是可以帮助其国家发展的重要伙伴。请为这些新的外交关系和伙伴关系继续和扩大祈祷。同样为本杰明·内塔尼亚胡总理伸出援手向这些国家祈祷。

“那时,地上的万民都会看到你被耶和华的名召叫,他们必害怕你。耶和华必赐给你丰富的财物,就是你身上的果子,牲畜的增多,地上的产物,就是耶和华向你们列祖起誓要赐给你们的地方。主会向你敞开他的宝贵天空,在他们的季节里将雨降给你的土地,并祝福你手中的一切工作。你应借给许多国家,但你不得借钱。主会使你成为头而不是尾巴;如果你听从我今天所吩咐你们的耶和华你们神的诫命,你们必须高于上帝,并且不要在他们的下面,并且要谨慎地观察他们。“(申命记28:10-13)

也要提摩太前书2:1-2。

“巴勒斯坦”担任联合国主要负责人
1月1日,“巴勒斯坦国”将开始担任77国集团的主席,这是发展中国家的一个强大集团,现在已有134个国家,并控制着联合国大多数决定的结果。巴勒斯坦权力机构明年将与第三世界国家保持一致,将能够以前所未有的方式推动其反以色列议程。这可能包括在联合国论坛上对以色列的更多谴责,以及抵制以色列和以色列的其他努力。错误地将其称为种族主义,种族隔离的国家。请祈祷这些有偏见的,不公平的努力将被77国集团和联合国的大多数国家所拒绝,以及以色列的对手最终将被追究这些国际机构的责任。

耶和华啊,求你照你的道行,带领我走在平坦的道路上,因为我的敌人。不要让我达到对手的意志;因为虚假的证人已经起来反对我,例如暴露出暴力。“(诗篇27:11-12)

3.为以色列祷告
保护以色列
请为上帝对整个土地上的以色列人民的神圣保护和干预祷告,特别是在最近的袭击和紧张局势的某些地区,例如与黎巴嫩的北部边界和犹太/撒马利亚地区。在Shomron中部地区发生了几起针对平民的致命恐怖袭击事件,似乎是一个或多个巴勒斯坦恐怖组织的工作。祈祷恐怖分子及其背后的人被抓住了。此外,以色列继续在黎巴嫩北部边界围墙下搜寻并摧毁真主党挖掘的恐怖隧道。祈祷所有这些隧道都能找到并停止使用。还要反对敌人伤害以色列的所有计划和努力。

“以色列的保护者从不打瞌睡或睡觉。主会保护你;他在你身边保护你。太阳不会在白天伤害你,也不会在夜间伤害月亮。主会保护你免受一切危险;他会保证你的安全。他会在你现在和永远离开的时候保护你。“(诗篇121:4-8)

根据诗篇91篇祷告。

感谢您加入我们的祷告!

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以赛亚书62章祷告信 – 2019年1月
亲爱的祷告伙伴,

每年在ICEJ,我们开始新的一年,祈祷一个月,并从耶路撒冷寻求主。在历代志下7:14中,我们读到为什么这是如此强大,变革,并能够改变整个国家:“……如果我的名字被我的名字召唤,他们将谦卑自己,祈祷并寻求我的面容,并转离他们的邪恶方式,然后我将从天堂听到,并将原谅他们的罪并治愈他们的土地。“

首先,请注意在上帝的眼中,国家问题的答案不在于其总统和政府。上帝说答案是“我的名字叫我的人……”。上帝不是在寻求政府的改变,而是在改变教会。祂子民的改变正在给各国带来变化。作为他的人民,上帝希望我们做四件事:

1.自卑。骄傲是排斥上帝存在的主要特征之一。上帝抵抗骄傲。因此,彼得劝诫我们要在上帝的大能之手中谦卑自己,在我们需要的时候寻求帮助。我们可以通过许多方式谦卑自己,然而,上帝在我们与他和我们的邻居打交道的方式中定义了谦卑(参见以赛亚书58章)。

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