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Special Isaiah 62 Prayer Report

Giving Thanks for Prayers Answered

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Isaiah 62

Dear Prayer Partners,

We want to thank each and every one of you who has been praying over recent days for the Paris conference on the Middle East held in the French capital on Sunday. More importantly, we want to thank God for answering our prayers that this international gathering would not result in further harm and undue pressure on Israel. Although the nations attending this conference thought they were the ones determining the fate of the Land of Israel, this is a right and privilege reserved for God alone. Indeed, He is still sovereign over the affairs of mankind. And the fact that the international community was left in chaos and confusion about what to do next should come as no surprise, as this is often the case when we seek to defy God, His word and His set purposes for Jerusalem and the Jewish people.

Peace Over a Unified Jerusalem

Please continue to pray with us over the coming weeks as the future of Israel and especially Jerusalem remains a focus of world attention. With the Trump administration taking office this Friday, January 20th, the question of Jerusalem is looming ever larger due to President-elect Donald Trump’s stated support for moving the American embassy to the Israeli capital city. Palestinian leaders are threatening violence over such a move, but we must always remember that, at its heart, this is a spiritual battle which should not be waged by carnal means. Rather, we must respond with prayers for the peace of Jerusalem. When the Psalmist said, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May they prosper who love you” (Psalm 122:6); the Hebrew word used here for peace – shalom – also means “wholeness”. So to seek the peace of Jerusalem means to seek its unity. It also means that either blessing or curse await us over how we relate to this city.


Please pray along with us that peace will prevail over a unified Jerusalem and that the threats and evil plans of the enemy will be thwarted. Pray as well that any more attempts to pass anti-Israel resolutions in the United Nations Security Council will be defeated.

The Last Remnant of Ethiopian Jewry

We also ask you to pray for the renewed Ethiopian Aliyah, which the ICEJ is helping to sponsor. Over recent months, political unrest in some parts of Ethiopia has hindered the processing and movement of Jewish families in transit to Israel. Meanwhile, there also are potential obstacles in Israel which need to be overcome, such as government budget constraints. Yet we fully believe it is time to bring home this last remnant of the Ethiopian Jewish community, and that the Lord has called us to be a part of this historic development. God removed the blockages last year when we prayed for the renewed Ethiopian Aliyah to be approved by the Israeli cabinet, and He can keep the door open now for these precious Jewish lives to return to Israel and reunite with their families.

Our Impact in Israel

Finally, we covet your prayers for our ministry. Please pray for the leadership and staff of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, that we would have that fresh vision and direction which will allow us to fulfil our calling in Israel and across all continents in the critical days ahead. Pray that this would be a year of multiplication of finances and resources for our ministry, as well as a time of unprecedented favour and impact in Israel and out among the nations of the world.

Greetings of peace and grace from the city of Jerusalem!

Dr. Jürgen Bühler
ICEJ Executive Director
 

Upcoming Events

ICEJ Events

Teaching truth, celebrating God’s faithfulness

The ICEJ is probably best known for annually hosting the Christian celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles - a multicultural event that draws thousands of pilgrims to Jerusalem for teaching, worship and prayer.

In addition, ICEJ speakers undertake teaching tours, seminars, and conferences across the globe.

The ICEJ is committed to telling the truth about Israel, and helping the church to understand the wonderful faithfulness of God through the fulfillment of His promises to the Jewish people.


Upcoming Events:

HEW - Intercession for Israel

5 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

HEW - Springvale Baptist Church

7 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

HEW - Peoples Church Hamilton

7 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

HEW - Tyndale College and University

9 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

HEW - Aurora United at Trinity Anglican Church

9 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

Remembrance Day

11 Nov 2017

HEW - New Hope Fellowship

11 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

HEW - Hallelujah Fellowship Baptist Church

12 Nov 2017
Catch The Fire Church Toronto Ontario Canada

Giving Tuesday

28 Nov 2017

Rev. Malcolm Hedding

29 Nov 2017

Rev. Malcolm Hedding

30 Nov 2017

Rev. Malcolm Hedding

30 Nov 2017

Chanukah

13 Dec 2017

Christmas Eve

24 Dec 2017

Christmas

25 Dec 2017

Boxing Day

26 Dec 2017

Support the extensive ongoing work and witness of the ICEJ by helping us fund our core activities in fulfilling our mandate to support Israel, educate the Church and promote justice.

Donations allow us to maintain funding for emergency projects, and embark on new initiatives to support Israel in these critical days.

 

Donate via CanadaHelps.org offering two choices:

1. Donate to ICEJ CANADA '150 WAYS TO BLESS ISRAEL' CAMPAIGN

150 years

In honour of Canada’s 150th celebration, we invite you to join us in any one or more of our goals throughout 2017 in finding 150 ways to bless Israel from Canada!

Learn more

 

 

2. Donate to the ICEJ Canada designation of your choice:

CanadaHelps.org

Thank you for your ongoing support of ICEJ Canada!

ICEJ Canada Aid and Development is a Registered Canadian Charity BN 81095 4743 RR0001.

A tax receipt for total annual giving will be issued at the end of each calendar year.

 

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