Prayer Evangelism

Examples of prayer evangelism

When Jesus called Lazarus out of the grave ( John 11:42-45 “I know you always do listen, but on account of this crowd standing here I’ve spoken so that they might believe that you sent me.” Then he shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And he came out, a cadaver, wrapped from head to toe, and with a kerchief over his face. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him loose.” That was a turnaround for many of the Jews who were with Mary. They saw what Jesus did, and believed in him.)

The first great in gathering in human history had its origin, on the human side, in a ten days’ prayer meeting. We read of the small company of early disciples: “These all with one accord continued steadfastly in prayer” . The result of that ten days’ prayer meeting is recorded in the 2nd chapter of the Acts of the Apostles: “They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance”, and “there were added unto them in that day about 3,000 souls”. That awakening proved real and permanent; those who were gathered in on that greatest day in all Christian history, “continued steadfastly in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. “And the Lord added to them day by day those that were being saved”.

We went to Israel for we believed God send us there. During our stay we visited a place called “Shevet Achem” it is like a children hospital, were children and their mother are stay prior to heart surgery as well for recuperating after surgery. These children and their mother are muslems from Iran and Iraq. One of the mothers developed a tooth ache that was so severe that she could not help herself in crying. When Beulah saw her she immediately saw the opportunity for God to do something, and we all when to pray for her (she did not receive any medication). God used the opportunity, that He created, but needed us to see the opportunity and pray so that God in His majesty could work. She miraculously got healed, the pain stop immediately and she could feel the presence of God. The next day she asked to give her life to Jesus, and got baptised before her return to Iraq.

Prayer is the key to effective and creative evangelism.

John Wesley was convinced that “God does nothing but in answer to prayer.” This sentiment is amplified by E.M. Bounds who states: “God shapes the world by prayer. The prayers of God’s saints are the capital stock of heaven by which God carries on His great work upon earth.” (Billheimer 1975:102).

Jesus prayer life brought Him into a working relationship with His Father in which the Father told Him the things He was to say and showed Him the things He was to do. His prayer life brought Him divine wisdom and power — wisdom to know the will of God and power to bring it about. It is no wonder that we have no record of the disciples asking Jesus to train them to preach or teach but do find where they asked, “Lord, teach us to pray.” Prayer is the passageway to a living and working relationship with God.

It is through prayer that we grow in our knowledge of God and of our love for Him. It is through prayer that we learn the ways of God and receive revelation of His plans. It is through prayer that we are instructed and empowered by God to co-labour with Him to accomplish His kingdom purposes in our world.

Prayer Is the Verbal Release of Faith and Faith begins where the will of God is known.

The most important human factor in effective evangelism is PRAYER, Every great awakening in the history of the Church from the time of the Apostles until today has been the result of prayer. There have been great awakenings without much preaching, and there have been great awakenings with absolutely no organization, but there has never been a true awakening without much prayer.

 

 

 

Called

We are privileged as we are called but the respond in taking up the challenge or not, is ours! Many are called but few are chosen, the chosen ones are those who answer to the call.

When we took the challenge we must not stop too soon or go too quickly, for if we stop to soon the enemy can come behind us and destroy what we have achieved. The strength of the battle is in our obedience to the Word of Elohim as in Zachariah 4:6 Then he answered me, “This is the word of ADONAI to Z’rubavel:’Not by force, and not by power, but by my Spirit,’ says ADONAI- Tzva’ot.

Do not go too quickly, but wait upon the Father as you trust in Him to move and accomplish the things required for the victory, but for this you will have to submit the will of the flesh in obedience to the Lord, a assurance of victory as in James 4:7 Therefore, submit to God. Moreover, take a stand against the Adversary, and he will flee from you. Be aware and alert to wait in faith!!! The Israelites were not prepared to wait for Moses the 40 days while Almighty God were preparing the legal document for His covenant with them. The result was that the whole process was aborted and many of them died as idolaters, choosing another god, a golden calf made by their own hands! This waiting is also called obedience, meaning we do not march without marching orders. Disobedience for a soldier in battle means certain death.

In the movie “The Four feathers” the real warrior, Harry, leaves the army in disgrace refusing to go to war in Sudan as he was on the point to marry the love of his life, Enid his fiancée. However this causes him to loose her respect. After serious introspection he decides to leave for Sudan on his own in a bid to support his friends. He manages to infiltrate and join the enemy. In his first battle contact charging the British army on horse back with the enemy, he saves the life of his friend! As a spy he also manages to save the lives of his other 2 friends. Not leaving for war when his friends did, caused him to actually save their lives.

There is a lesson to be learned in the mentioned film, for a warrior it is essential not to do the obvious but move in obedience to Almighty God. He alone sees the whole picture, a general do not divulge strategic plans to the troops prematurely. It cannot be over emphasized that this is the reason a warrior move only in obedience to the command of His commanding officer, the Almighty God.

2 Timothy 2:4-5

Accept your share in suffering disgrace as a good soldier of the Messiah Yeshua. No soldier on duty gets involved with civilian affairs, since he has to please his commanding officer. (CJB)

As warriors we move in obedience we do not succumb to the plans of people.

As warriors we must not stop too soon. When David killed Goliath he did not stop when the giant lay on the ground but he took Goliath’s own sword to cut off his head. We must always know that when we see the victory and it seems the battle is won we must hang in there and complete the assignment in obedience to the Holy Spirit. Be careful to think you have the victory before you actually do have the victory!!!

Over confidence and arrogance can lead to reacting in confidence instead of obedience.

In war terms there is a technique called an ambush when the enemy draws you into an area where he lies concealed in waiting to attack you. This is where we must be alert and obedient to Abba Father’s Holy Spirit. Humbly acknowledging that we are only more than conquerors in Yeshua the Messiah, more than overcomer’s in Him!

A true warrior lives by Rev.12:11 “They defeated him because of the Lamb’s blood and because of the message of their witness. Even when facing death they did not cling to life.

A Warriors Life

A WARRIOR IS FIGTHING A CAUSE GREATOR THAN SELF PRESEVERANCE.

Yeshua is asking a question to every warrior. “are you My friend, willing to lay down your life?”.

John 15:13-17

No one has greater love than a person who lays down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is about; but I have called you friends, because everything I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, I chose you; and I have commissioned you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last; so that whatever you ask from the Father in my name he may give you. This is what I command you: keep loving each other

Yeshua said that a friend give his life willingly for a friend because he loves him. We as friends are so used to being a friend that we seldom remind ourselves of the reason we said yes, to Yeshua’s question. The love we once had became duty and the Friend we knew became our master.

I received this messages from the Lord in Revelation 2:4-5 But I have this against you: you have lost the love you had at first. Therefore, remember where you were before you fell, turn from this sin, and do what you used to do before. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your menorah from its place- if you don’t turn from your sin

I had to ask myself the following question, do I remember the One I surrendered my life to, the One I loved, or who loved me first. The One to whom I said I will willingly lay my life down for Him so that He can get the reward for His suffering.

The way we see God, to a large extent, determines how we relate to Him. To know the Bible, does not mean we know God or Yeshua the Messiah, it simply means we know about Him. Yeshua said that a slave do not know what his master is about. To know what God and His Son Yeshua are about is not to know the Word of God, it is to understand the Word of God. When Yeshua said that He did not come to abolish the law, but came to fulfill it. He said He come to reveal to truth of the Word, the heart of the Father.

So where do we start, how do you see God when you consider the Word of God. Does the way I see God encourage fear, reverence, obedience and service, or does it encourage love. We all know that we should love God, but do we really love Him? Not as a duty, but as life’s greatest pleasure and privilege.

It can be related to a marriage, when the husband look at the wife, or when the wife look at the husband. The reaction within determine the resulted action. If we see fear we react in obedience, if we see duty we act because we are obligated but if the husband and wife see love they react in love – I give myself willingly. As Paul said the love of the Messiah compels him.

God desires love, closeness, communion and intimacy. In Jeremiah 31:31 “Here, the days are coming,” says ADONAI, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Isra’el and with the house of Y’hudah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers on the day I took them by their hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt; because they, for their part, violated my covenant, even though I, for my part, was a husband to them,” says ADONAI. “For this is the covenant I will make with the house of Isra’el after those days,” says ADONAI:”I will put my Torah within them and write it on their hearts; I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will any of them teach his fellow community member or his brother, ‘Know ADONAI’; for all will know me, from the least of them to the greatest; because I will forgive their wickednesses and remember their sins no more.

God said He will write it on our Hearts, the heart is an expression of love, He did not intend for us to know the Law only He wanted us to know Him from within our hearts, not from within our mind. God desires a relationship with us. The Bible says, God is love (1John 4:8) and love longs for intimacy.

Is our concept of love influenced by our culture or by Scripture? The media and our culture express love as an act of receiving. The Bible on the other hand express love through giving, “for God so loved the world that He gave”. A love relationship with God is not about receiving but about giving.

Love is emotional so even in our relationship with God we need to release the emotion of love as many saints have done through the years: Teresa of Avila prayed; “I am yours, you made me. I am yours you called me. I am yours, you saved me. I am yours you loved me. I will never leave your presence.”

God’s love for us is unconditional, forgiving, merciful and without limits. His love enables us to love, for it influences and purifies our love. 1Jn 4:19 We love because he first loved us. The closer we get to God the more impartation there is of His perfect love into our hearts.

Intimacy implies vulnerability, and sometimes we are fearful of allowing ourselves to be vulnerable because of the possibility of being hurt and disappointment that can come when we open our inmost beings to somebody, even to God. We fear being hurt, being rejected once we are seen for what we really are. One the one side our hearts yearn for communion, for belonging, for a sense of being ultimately safe, free from past guilt and future worries. Yet, we fear the idea of getting so close, and being vulnerable for rejection. Ironically, we fear vulnerability and yet it is when we stand completely exposed and naked before God, stripped of all pretense, honest about our sins, our needs, all defensive walls down, that we have the greatest experience of God presence and freedom to love.

A love relationship with God is an ongoing, growing experience. As our love for God intensifies our desire for more grows. Then, the more contact we experience the more we get to know about God and our love increases to the point where we desire communion, real deep intimate communication, which in turn strengthens our love.

When we view prayer as communion between lovers, many of the common questions about prayer becomes irrelevant. Questions like; Does prayer really work? How do I know God hears my prayer? Because the questions become irrelevant, for in relationship it is no longer a question of what I can get out of this communion, but a shared experience with the One you love.

Richard Foster said, “To be effective prayers we need to be effective lover. Intercessory prayer will never again be a duty, because I will be sharing the burden of the world with my Beloved. We will truly be partners in building the Kingdom of God.

A love relationship with God differs dramatically from a love relationship with another person. We can always count on God. Another human being can betray us, hurt us or fail to keep a promise or commitment. Not God. We need never fear failure, betrayal or desertion from God. Rom 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers, neither what exists nor what is coming, neither powers above nor powers below, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God which comes to us through the Messiah Yeshua, our Lord

A warrior can only lay down his life for his Friend if he knows his Friend in an intimate way, laying down his life without expecting anything in exchange, but for his Friend to receive the reward for His

Offensive Warfare

“And I put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed. He shall crush your head, and you shall crush His heel.”
Genesis 3:15

The Hebrew word for crush/bruise is the same, in some translations the word crush is used and in others the word bruise is used.

Based on the fact that Yeshua is the Seed of the woman and we as believers in Yeshua is the fruit of the Seed. We become the Body of Messiah, Yeshua being the head. I would like you to consider that Elohim spoke these Word as a proclamation of what will come to pass through His only begotten Son.

John 3:16-19

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but rather so that through him, the world might be saved. Those who trust in him are not judged; those who do not trust have been judged already, in that they have not trusted in the one who is God’s only and unique Son. ” Now this is the judgment:the light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness rather than the light. Why? Because their actions were wicked

Based on John 3:16, Elohim did not plan to bruise the enemy, He planed for His Son to be victorious over the enemy so that those who trust in the victory achieved through the cross of His Son Yeshua will walk in the victory. He did not plan that they will be bruised, He merely said that the enemy will bruise His heel.

We are called to proclaim and enforce the victory achieved by Yeshua on the cross as He commissioned and anointed us to be His witnesses. The heel that is bruised is the part of the body that is at the back, or the part of the body that holds back. The part that holds back is like Gideon, before he became a warrior walking in the strength of Elohim. He trusted but did not enforce what he trusted, he held back, not releasing what he believed could be for Elohim was with them! They held back and trusted in idols, therefor the enemy could bruise them. However the moment Gideon took hold of the call of Elohim, as in Judges 6:14 “Go in this strength of yours and save Isra’el from the hands of Midyan. haven’t I sent you, the head of the enemy was crushed by the power of Elohim. Hereafter the enemy could no longer bruise them.

Yeshua explained that the enemy is coming against the Kingdom of Heaven trying to snatch it away from the people. Matthew 11:12 “From the time of Yochanan the Immerser until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been suffering violence; yes, violent ones are trying to snatch it away.“

In reaction to the potential thread Yeshua, commissioned His disciples to go into all the nations proclaiming the Good News that He already defeated the enemy on the cross of Calvery, and set their minds at rest with these Word in Matthew 28:“And remember! I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the age” and in Mark 16:20” And they went out and proclaimed everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the message by the accompanying signs.”

In battle there is two primary strategies, defensive and an offensive strategy.

Matthew 4:3-11

“The Tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, order these stones to become bread.” But he answered, “The Tanakh says,

‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of ADONAI’”

Then the Adversary took him to the holy city and set him on the highest point of the Temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “jump! For the Tanakh says,

‘He will order his angels to be responsible for you….

They will support you with their hands,

so that you will not hurt your feet on the stones.’”

Yeshua replied to him, “But it also says, ‘Do not put ADONAI your God to the test.’”

Once more, the Adversary took him up to the summit of a very high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world in all their glory, and said to him, “All this I will give you if you will bow down and worship me.” “Away with you, Satan!” Yeshua told him, “For the Tanakh says,

‘Worship ADONAI your God, and serve only him.’”

Then the Adversary let him alone, and angels came and took care of him”

Yeshua did not defend Himself as the Son of Elohim, on the contrary He proclaimed the truth of the Word. If then we consider that the Word is liken unto a sword, a weapon of offence and not defense. I believe the guidance we received from the Lord is to be offensive in our warfare. We should not defend the enemy’s accusations, for the enemy is well trained in the frailty of humanity who always try to defend, instead we should humble ourselves before Elohim,by submitting to Him and the truth of His Word as we proclaim His Word, resist the enemy and then like in the example set by Yeshua, he will flee.This process is explicitly stated as warfare in James 4:7 “Therefore, submit to God. Moreover, take a stand against the Adversary, and he will flee from you”

To hold back, is to be proud in oneself but to be offensive in proclaiming the truth is to be humble in the presence of Elohim and Yeshua the Messiah. For the Bible say in 1 Corinthians 15:28 “Now when everything has been subjected to the Son, then he will subject himself to God, who subjected everything to him; so that God may be everything in everyone.”

As warriors of substance submitting to Elohim, means absolute and total obedience to the Word.

As warriors of substance our strength is in our weakness, in submitting to the Word of Elohim as manifested in Yeshua the Messiah, while resisting the enemy, so that he will flee and Yeshua will receive the glory of His suffering.

For He suffered for a little while so that all things can be made subjected under His feet.

As written in Hebrew 2:8

“ You made him a little lower than the angels,

you crowned him with glory and honor,

you put everything in subjection under his feet. “

In subjecting everything to him, he left nothing unsubjected to him! However, at present, we don’t see everything subjected to him- at least, not yet. But we do see Yeshua- who indeed was made for a little while lower than the angels- now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by God’s grace he might taste death for all humanity. For in bringing many sons to glory, it was only fitting that God, the Creator and Preserver of everything, should bring the Initiator of their deliverance to the goal through sufferings. For both Yeshua, who sets people apart for God, and the ones being set apart have a common origin- this is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers.

As warriors of substance we are called to proclaim the victory of the cross in a offensive manner. We do not need to defend the truth, we proclaim it in subjection to the Word and in the name of Yeshua the Messiah.

Witnessing

Witnessing unto Yeshua the Messiah

Acts 1:8

But you will receive power when the Ruach HaKodesh comes upon you; you will be my witnesses both in Yerushalayim and in all Y’hudah and Shomron, indeed to the ends of the earth! “

Yeshua said John 15:4 Stay united with me, as I will with you- for just as the branch can’t put forth fruit by itself apart from the vine, so you can’t bear fruit apart from me. Reason being – the branch need the food (power within) form the vine to be release in the growth and production of fruits. When we look again at the words in James 5:16 “… the earnest prayer…” means in the original Greek “energew” that originated from the word meaning to be active or efficient or effectual or to be mighty. But in the sentence it means to be at work within/put forth power from within – Prayer can thus be translated as : to release power from within in order to bear fruit in the likeness of the source. Reminding us of what Yeshua said to His disciples in Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Ruach HaKodesh comes upon you; you will be my witnesses both in Yerushalayim and in all Y’hudah and Shomron, indeed to the ends of the earth! “ Power meaning = dunamij meaning inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth. The mentioned is only possible once we have manage the art of abiding, abiding in the source that give us strength, the source of the power that need to be released. Abiding is the source of power of a warrior, so that the power of Yeshua can be released from within, giving glory to the source.

The Greek word for abiding, means to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy). In the sentence of us abiding in Messiah it relates to a relationship (state or condition) therefore meaning to remain as one, not to become another or different, to wait for or to await one. To abide then have a different meaning as we tend to think of, to abide means more to remain (to be part of) to the extend that I am no longer an individual but I became part of Yeshua the Messiah and therefore waiting on Him so that His power can be released through us, not according to the desires of the flesh but according to His righteousness and holiness.

Thinking about ourselves as the Body of Messiah, we cannot be separated from Messiah, we are part of Yeshua the Messiah – in fact we are the moving/doing part that react only on His command (Word ) that is released – we wait until we receive the command. Consider John 15:7 the meaning of “Word” came from the Greek word rhma meaning an utterance (that which is or has been uttered by the living voice). To become the instrument of pray we must abide until we receive the command and then in obedience release that Word/power within.

If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Once again just a reminder. Submission one to another with dedicated obedience will automatically cause you to be exalted to a position of authority. (Ponder on this, relating it to God and man, think about Yeshua and His Father). Yeshua said that He say everything the Father tells Him to say and that He does everything His Father shows Him to do. (That is to release the power of God working within us in an act of obedience)

Abiding as the secret to answered prayer, is to remain in the Source of our strength. The Lord gave us the Holy Spirit so that we will be able to always abide in Him. But abiding in the Source means to allow ourselves to be washed by the Word from the Source, as the Bible said in Ephesians 5:26-27 in order to set it apart for God, making it clean through immersion in the mikveh, so to speak, in order to present the Messianic Community to himself as a bride to be proud of, without a spot, wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and without defect.

In abiding (to remain as one, not to become another or different, to wait for or to await one) we must acknowledge that we cannot be indifferent from the One we remain in. There is One Source (Yeshua the Messiah) and all of us remaining in Him cannot be indifferent from Him we are all recreated in Yeshua to do the good works that God predestined for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 For we are of God’s making, created in union with the Messiah Yeshua for a life of good actions already prepared by God for us to do.

As the branch have been formed from the vine to produce fruit to the glory of the vine, so have we been formed in the Messiah, to produce fruit to the glory of His name and the name of the Father, doing that what God have planned for us to do. We can conclude that true prayer is not trying to persuade God to go our way, but learning to remaining in Him/or waiting on Him so that we can delight in going His way, producing fruit to the glory of His name and according to His will.

Whether or not our prayers are answered depend upon our position from where we pray, do we remain as one with Yeshua the Messiah or did we become indifferent to Him, do we wait on Him or do we do our own thing.

Yeshua said My Fathers House is a House of prayer, a true warrior is in agreement.

Consider the Seed of Potential

Hebrew 11:1

Trusting is being confident of what we hope for, convinced about things we do not see.

In reference to faith, Yeshua (likened faith) unto a mustard seed. Luk 17:5-6 The emissaries said to the Lord, “Increase our trust.” The Lord replied, “If you had trust as tiny as a mustard seed, you could say to this fig tree, ‘Be uprooted and replanted in the sea!’ and it would obey you

But when I took a mustard seed into my hands, the size came to mind but what struck me the most, is not the size but the potential that is within that small seed. That seed as any other seed have something on the inside, which said that in the right condition it will produce a tree, or a flower, or whatever potential is laid within. The DNA of that seed is kept within, and it is the DNA that says that the seed have the potential to become what it is supposed to be, and you and I cannot alter that. If we plant a seed of a specific fruit, for example a pomegranate, that seed will produce a pomegranate tree that will bear pomegranates as fruit, it will not, nor can it, produce any other tree and bear any other fruit.

Yeshua came in order to remove the corruptible seed within man and replace it with the incorruptible seed. Based on the mentioned He made a statement about us, He said that we will be able to do what He did and even more because He goes to the Father. When Yeshua spoke these words He did not look at the potential of men but He looked at the incorruptible seed, the coming of the Holy Spirit (the DNA), within the recreated man. When the Pharisees said that Yeshua performs the miracle through Beelzebub, as a power within, He replied that if you blaspheme the Holy Spirit you will not be forgiven. In saying that, He acknowledged that the miracles performed where due to the potential within, the Holy Spirit.

As we have been recreated in Christ Jesus, we also received the same Holy Spirit, the incorruptible seed of God’s promise, waiting within us to be released to work the work of God through us. All we need is to be placed in the right condition like a seed so to germinate and bear fruit. The question then is no more about potential, but it is more a question of what is the right condition for germination.

When the disciples asked Yeshua about the sin of a blind man, Yeshua replied and said that the reason for his blindness is not due to sin but to bring glory unto God. In like manner Yeshua saw the potential to glorify God through Lazarus death. Peter and John also found themselves at a well prepared garden (The Beautiful gate), the soil perfectly prepared to bring glory unto God. When they passed the man crippled from birth, the Holy Spirit must have prompted them, saying this is it, sow the seed that God implanted within you and let it bear fruit to the glory of God.

If we look at the definition of faith again in context of the seed, we see it is the very substance within the seed that is the confident assurance of a product not yet seen. Again it is not the outer part that determines the outcome it is the substance within. Likewise faith should not be based upon the knowledge of the word but on the knowledge of Him that is within, the confidence (trust) in Him and His ability and not in your own inability.

Hebrew 11:6

And without trusting, it is impossible to be well pleasing to God, because whoever approaches him must trust that he does exist and that he becomes a Rewarder to those who seek him out.

We should walk as if we carry a bag of seeds that will bear precious fruit, but we must acknowledge that it will only bear fruit if it is sown in well prepared soil, soil that God in His wisdom prepared to bring glory unto Him. When the Holy Spirit shows us such a well prepared place we must sow with an expectancy that fruit will be produced to the glory of His mighty name.

Remember the seed that is within us as children of God in Yeshua the Messiah, is filled with all the required DNA – the same power that raised Yeshua from the dead, is working within us.

Consider the miracle of the loaves : Elohim can do a lot with a little, if you trust Him with all that you have.

Fellowship of Divine guidance

Being in fellowship with a loving Father through His Son Yeshua the Messiah – a fellowship of Divine guidance.

Looking at the Bible, God’s Word – we are never described as an object – we are described in a relational manner, being in a relationship. In relation to God the Father we are called His children. In relation to Yeshua the Messiah we are called His bride, His friends, His brother and sisters and we are called His servants. Prayer is the means by which we keep the mentioned relationship in tack, prayer is not just an act of worship, prayer is a relationship expressed in words. (Read Psalm 119)

When Yeshua said unto the disciples do not pray like the gentiles, He referred to the gentles knowing that they do not know to whom (relationship) they pray. He said to the Samaritan woman John 4:22-24 You people don’t know what you are worshipping; we worship what we do know, because salvation comes from the Jews But the time is coming- indeed, it’s here now- when the true worshippers will worship the Father spiritually and truly, for these are the kind of people the Father wants worshipping him. God is spirit; and worshippers must worship him spiritually and truly. “

Likewise when Yeshua said in Mathews 7:21-23 He referred to a relationship. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, only those who do what my Father in heaven wants. On that Day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we expel demons in your name? Didn’t we perform many miracles in your name?’ Then I will tell them to their faces, ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!

What then is prayer? The Greek understanding of prayer was to strike a bargain with one of their idols! But Yeshua said unto His disciples pray not like the Greeks/gentiles who think that by their many words they will receive something. Prayer to the Greeks/heathens was a means of obtaining something from an idol. An idol was there for the use of the man, and there was no relationship involved just a means. But true prayer in the Biblical sense is to judge oneself in the sight of God, becoming aware of who God is. True prayer is therefore not to convince God to go our way, but to be convinced by God as our Father to go His way. Yeshua did not reason with His Father in Gethsemane, He opened His heart to a loving Father in simple surrender to His Fathers will, as we said true prayer is not to persuade God to do something, it is to be persuaded by God to do His will. (Like a father and a son, when the son wants to do something and the father know what is best, it is a dual conversation)

The starting point of understanding prayer is the knowledge of who God is, and our relationship to God as a loving Father. Prayer is not so much about us as it is about God and the establishment of His Kingdom, and we being instrumental in it – Looking at what Yeshua said we are labourers in God’s vineyard – we have only one objective and that is to be a good and faithful son/daughter. As children in the likeness of Yeshua the Messiah, there is but one objective and that is to please our Father, and as friends of our Lord we walk in obedience as ambassadors for the Kingdom of our Father we pray for our lost brothers and sisters to be reconciled through Yeshua to our loving Father.

What happened at the cross of our Lord Yeshua had an direct impact on our relationship to our Father, and to our fellowship with Him. We have been granted the privilege to enter into the very presence of God as our Father in the new Living Way, Yeshua the Messiah. The Bible say that in Messiah we have been recreated so that as we abide in Him we become children of God, in the knowledge that God as our Father had a plan from the beginning for us to bring in fulfilment to the glory of His name.

When Yeshua said that our Father know what we need, it is based on the relationship and our Fathers plan, likewise the indication that we do not receive because we do not ask is based on the lack of relationship. The Father knows what we need but give as we come into relationship with Him.

Looking through scripture we can see several images to describe the spirit of fellowship and togetherness as a family in Messiah. The first is “the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19; 1 Timothy 3:15), or “the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). In God’s household, love and hospitality are to be the rule (Hebrews 13:1-2). Further, the church is depicted as the family of God on earth (Ephesians 3:15). God is the Father, and believers are his faithful sons and daughters. The life of God’s family is to be governed by love, tenderness, compassion, and humility (Philippians 2:1-4). Finally, the Messianic community is represented as the “one new man” or the “one body” (Ephesians 2:15-16). In spite of the great differences in the body, the Holy Spirit binds believers together into a single being (4:4-6). In this fellowship of love, no believer is unnecessary. Each member has been given gifts for the building up of the entire body. The prayer-life of the believers is founded in fellowship, fellowship with our Father and His Son Yeshua the Messiah (1 John 1:3)

Why are we afraid to have fellowship with God. Adam and Eve hid from God when they heard him approaching. God wanted to be with them, but because of their sin, they were afraid to show themselves. Sin had broken their close relationship with God, just as it has broken ours. But Yeshua, God’s Son, opens the way for us to renew our fellowship with him. God longs to be with us. He actively offers us his unconditional love. Our natural response is fear, because we feel we can’t live up to his standards. But understanding that he loves us, regardless of our faults, can help remove that fear so that we can start looking at God as a loving Father as we surrender ourself unto Him and His perfect will, regardless of our own inabilities for the Bible say that we have been recreated in Yeshua the Messiah so that through Him we can do the will of our Father.

Thinking about Moses and the Israelites in Exodus 20:18-20 When the people heard the thunder and the loud blast of the ram’s horn, and when they saw the flashes of lightning and the smoke billowing from the mountain, they stood at a distance, trembling with fear. And they said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen. But don’t let God speak directly to us, or we will die!” “Don’t be afraid,” Moses answered them, “for God has come in this way to test you, and so that your fear of him will keep you from sinning!”

Therefore we can conclude that prayer is a relationship with the one and only living God and for that reason God gave us His Spirit so that through His Spirit in the Name of the Son Yeshua the Messiah we may enter with boldness into His presence and cry “Abba Father”. Not for asking, but to be drawn into the relationship so that we can receive from our loving Father as we open our hearts in His presence, allowing Him to transform us into the image of His Son.

Building on the Rock

Building a fellowship upon the Rock that is sustained in unity of faith in the knowledge of Yeshua the Messiah.

Ephesians 4:11-13 Furthermore, he gave some people as emissaries, some as prophets, some as proclaimers of the Good News, and some as shepherds and teachers. Their task is to equip God’s people for the work of service that builds the body of the Messiah, until we all arrive at the unity implied by trusting and knowing the Son of God, at full manhood, at the standard of maturity set by the Messiah’s perfection.

The Plan – participating fellowship

Yeshua said My Father’s House is called a House of prayer, when He emptied the Temple court, referring to what God said through Isaiah “Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer”… This is the plan that God proposed, and He send His only Son so that through Him a new temple could be established, built not by hands but in the Spirit.

When Yeshua said My Father’s House is called a house of prayer. The emphasis was not on the house but the proposed use of the house. Yeshua’s anger was directed at the misuse of the house, not that the house was built in the wrong manner.

If prayer is consistent with participating fellowship, then participating fellowship, or the lack thereof stirred the passion in the heart of Yeshua for our Fathers house.

When God called His house to be a house of prayer He had in mind that we would come unto Him in His house of prayer and in His house of prayer is where He wants to fill us with joy. Mortar and brick can to a certain extend bring glory as a monument in recognition of a person, but as in most chases a dead building as a memorial is a memorial of a dead person. Did not Yeshua said (Mark 12:27 He is God not of the dead, but of the living! You are going far astray!“)

We are called to build a living temple where the bricks are living bodies that presented themselves as a living sacrifice unto a living God. When we come together as a living sacrifices in the name of our Lord and Saviour Yeshua the Messiah to glorify our Father in Heaven we are building a living sanctuary for God. Ephesians 2:21-22 In union with him the whole building is held together, and it is growing into a holy temple in union with the Lord. Yes, in union with him, you yourselves are being built together into a spiritual dwelling- place for God.

“Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer”… God’s plan for His House of Prayer is to make the people joyful as they participate in the fellowship with Him and His Son Yeshua the Messiah. If then God intends to make us and them, the strangers joyful, the building cannot be exclusive but should be open for all that want to come into the fellowship with our Father in Heaven and His anointed Son.

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are God’s co- workers; you are God’s field, God’s building

The substance – the Foundation of participating fellowship

The foundation is the support upon which we build a house, it is not the foundation as such that keep the house standing through the storm, it is rather the substance upon which the foundation is laid. Yeshua said in Luke 6:48 he is like someone building a house who dug deep and laid the foundation on bedrock. When a flood came, the torrent beat against that house but couldn’t shake it, because it was constructed well. The revelation of Yeshua, as the Son of the Living God, is the basis of our fellowship as in 1 John 1:1-3 The Word, which gives life! He existed from the beginning. We have heard him, we have seen him with our eyes, we have contemplated him, we have touched him with our hands! The life appeared, and we have seen it. We are testifying to it and announcing it to you- eternal life! He was with the Father, and he appeared to us. What we have seen and heard, we are proclaiming to you; so that you too may have fellowship with us. Our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Yeshua the Messiah

Matthew 16:15-18 He said to them, But who do you say I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus answered and said to him, You are blessed, Simon, son of Jonah, for flesh and blood did not reveal it to you, but My Father in Heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Hebrews 11:1 Trusting is being confident of what we hope for, convinced about things we do not see.

The rock then, upon which the foundation is laid, is the sure substance, and the rock is Yeshua the anointed Messiah. For in Him and through Him we have hope based on the evidence in the Gospel, of the things not seen. For our whole faith is based upon the revelation that Yeshua is the Son of the living God as Peter said in Matthew 16:18.

When Peter called out to Yeshua to call him so that he can walk on the water, he put his faith not in what he saw, but what he trusted to be true, what he hoped for. (That, if it is Yeshua walking on the water, He would be able to uphold me (Peter) to walk on the water). That was the substance on which Peter based his trust; he placed his hope in what he trusted Yeshua to be capable of doing. The evidence is the fact that he got out of the boat when Yeshua called him, the evidence is not the walking on the water – that is what he hoped for – based upon his belief in what Yeshua can do. The evidence is that he put into action that what he trusted Yeshua to do. This is not out of the flesh, but it comes from the revelation of who Yeshua is, the Son of the living God.

We should not make the same mistake as the disciples made in Mark 6:51-52 He got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. They were completely astounded, for they did not understand about the loaves; on the contrary, their hearts had been made stone. The disciples did not consider Yeshua as the Son of the Living God, they did not allow themselves to become wise as they think about Yeshua, for their hearts were harden.

In doing that what Yeshua called us to do we should not consider our own inability; we should rather consider Yeshua as the Son of Elohim and His ability, as it is written in Isaiah 55:11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth- it will not return to me unfulfilled; but it will accomplish what I intend, and cause to succeed what I sent it to do“. Yeshua is the Word of God and the writer of Hebrews challenges us to look upon Yeshua. Hebrews 12:1-2 So then, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us, too, put aside every impediment- that is, the sin which easily hampers our forward movement- and keep running with endurance in the contest set before us, looking away to the Initiator and Completer of that trusting, Yeshua…

The Foundation for participating fellowship

When through the confrontation and consideration we have found the Rock, and assured ourselves of the perfectness of the Rock, which is Yeshua. We start by laying the foundation upon the assurance that the Rock is able to carry the weight of the foundation and the building upon it. Before we read the Word of God, or call upon the promises of God, we must be assured that every promise is yes and amen in Yeshua the Messiah as in 2 Corinthians 1:20-22 For however many promises God has made, they all find their “Yes” in connection with him; that is why it is through him that we say the “Amen” when we give glory to God. Moreover, it is God who sets both us and you in firm union with the Messiah; he has anointed us, put his seal on us, and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee for the future.

In acknowledging that when we say amen we affirm that the word spoken is a trustworthy Word, a Word that will surely come to pass, because we are assured upon Who the Word is build, acknowledging the ability of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah to bring it in fulfilment, therefore we must be assured of Him and His ability in order to lay the foundation.

We must know beyond the shadow of doubt that we have within us all the resources of the One who upholds the universe and that no amount of effort can produce the fruit of the spirit, it is a result of growing closer to Elohim, through Yeshua the Messiah. You need a relationship with the giver of joy not the concept of joy.

Now that we agree that we can have participating fellowship, we can once again look at God’s plan when He said ““Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer”…

Building the building

The first foundation that God laid between man and Himself was based upon trust (as the substance) in man’s ability to walk in obedience. Man proved his own inability, although being created just a little lower that God, to bring in fulfilment God’s intended plan for man, to take dominion. Through the generations God have shown to us our error in not trusting Him but always relying upon something or someone else. In Ephesians 2:10 we however read that in Yeshua the Messiah we have been recreated so that we can bring in fulfilment the plan that God had for us from the beginning as expressed in Exodus 25:8 “They are to make me a sanctuary, so that I may live among them.

Being regenerated means that we have acknowledge our own inability as we surrendered our lives, receiving the regenerated live in Yeshua the Messiah, trusting in Him and His ability not in ourselves and our owe inability. When the disciples asked Yeshua what is the work that we should do if we want to do the work of God, in John 6:29 Yeshua answered, “Here’s what the work of God is:to trust in the one he sent. Trusting in Yeshua is the required work that we have been called for, there is however a lot of other work we can do, but none as pleasing as the work of trusting in Yeshua. That is the first work we have been called for – prayer based on trust (building a sanctuary) Hebrews 11:6 And without trusting, it is impossible to be well pleasing to God, because whoever approaches him must trust that he does exist and that he becomes a Rewarder to those who seek him out.

The Building are constructed through Intimacy

When our trusting is combined with intimacy with God, creation is taking place. When we look at the exodus we saw a nation looking upon the wonders of God as He provided in a supernatural way for His people, but yet they started doubting and fall back upon their own feeble plans, building a golden calf to guide then to freedom, a god formed by the very hands that worship it. Likewise, we are quick to fall back upon our own plans, when we have prayed for a while without seeing anything; we start doubting and start planning for ourselves. But if we only knew what is taking place in the unseen, if the Israelites only knew that Moses was waiting upon God who is writing with His own hand, they would not have rebelled against God. The moment we stop trusting in God and His ability, is the moment that we rebel against God and His authority Exodus 32:1 When the people saw that Moshe was taking a long time to come down from the mountain, they gathered around Aharon and said to him, “Get busy; and make us gods to go ahead of us; because this Moshe, the man that brought us up from the land of Egypt- we don’t know what has become of him” God called on Moses to come and received the created work that He wass busy preparing, but while Moses was waiting upon God to bring forth His creation, the people started doubting, and the created work of God were aborted, when Moses destroyed the tablets that was written by God’s own hand.

Likewise when we pray, having intimate fellowship with God, creation is at work, but if we, because we cannot see what God is doing fall back on our own plans we abort the created work that God is preparing, because we started doubting, we rebelled against God and His authority.

Yeshua said John 11:40 “Yeshua said to her, “Didn’t I tell you that if you keep trusting, you will see the glory of God?” It is in trusting in the continues sense that we will see the Glory of God as He brings in fulfilment that what we trust Him to do.

Consider your Ways

Haggai 1:5-10

Therefore here is what ADONAI- Tzva’ot says:
‘Think about your life!
You sow much but bring in little;
you eat but aren’t satisfied;
you drink but never have enough;
you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm;
and he who works for a living earns wages
that are put in a bag full of holes.’ “
” Here is what ADONAI- Tzva’ot says:’Think about your life! Go up into the hills, get wood, and rebuild the house. I will be pleased with that, and then I will be glorified,’ says ADONAI. ‘You looked for much, but it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?’ asks ADONAI- Tzva’ot. ‘Because my house lies in ruins, while every one of you runs to take care of his own house. This is why the sky above you has withheld the dew, so that there is none, and the land withholds its yield

The mentioned statement in itself is a proclamation to the glory of God, it is credentials fitting to a servant of the LORD, most High, confirming that although we are kings on this earth we have been called to be faithful servants of the one who appointed us as kings and priests. Revelations 1:5-7 and from Yeshua the Messiah, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the earth’s kings. To him, the one who loves us, who has freed us from our sins at the cost of his blood, who has caused us to be a kingdom, that is, cohanim (priests) for God, his Father- to him be the glory and the rulership forever and ever. Amen

King Hezekiah, became the servant of God, when he considered the ways of his father and the fruit there of. He, like the prodigal son said that he wants to return to his Fathers house-the house of God, even as a servant, but knowing that it is in his Fathers house where they will be secure.

As a king and a servant, he then called on the Levites, the appointed priest by God, to sanctify themselves and the house of the LORD God. Saying unto them “My sons, be not now negligent: for the Lord hath chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, and that ye should minister unto him, and burn incense.” He called on them to cleanse the house of God of all that defilement (that which hinder them from entering into the holiness of God). His reasons were clear, for he considered the ways of his fathers and the fruit of their ways.

He then re-open the temple of God, and re-established the temple worship as ordained by God. For this he did not consult with men, he called on the Word of God as his guide. For God established and appointed the levites to worship Him.

He then brought the people back to the knowledge of God, as he called on all Israel and Judah to come and celebrate Passover at the temple. The Passover is significant in the reestablishment of worship, for the Passover is the very reason of worship – knowledge of God. God said to Moses that the sign of Him being with them will be – Exodus 3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain. It was on the mountain that God ordained the temple worship/tabernacle and where God appointed the Levites as priests to worship unto God. The focus of the worship was unto God for what He did – bringing them out of slavery.

The result of re-establishing the temple worship and the subsequent re-initiation of the passover was a revival, where the people broke down the idols. Once the people of Israel were united in the temple, celebrating what God did for them, they were united in destroying the idols that they made. Note that Hezekiah implored the people to submit themselves to God and to repent of (turn from) their sins. This is the same command that Jesus gives us.

After the Passover celebration, the people went throughout Judah and destroyed the vestiges of idol worship. Hezekiah re-instituted not only proper Temple worship, but also the proper organization that David had set up. The priests told Hezekiah that there was plenty to spare because the Lord was blessing the people. Hezekiah commanded storerooms to be built in the Temple to handle the overflow. Hezekiah sought God wholeheartedly and prospered. When the priests took up their position as ordained by God, the people took up their positions in provision for the priests. What is seen is that the priests did not hoard for themselves, they took only what they had need of, the rest were distributed according to the community needs!

Hezekiah’s life can be an inspiration for our own lives:

he considered their ways and the fruit thereof and remembered God.

he started to make right in the sight of God and kept going despite resistance and ridicule,

he aggressively removed the unclean, negative influences from his life and the life of his people

he interceded for the people, asking for the Lord’s pardon,

he was open and focused to spontaneity in worshipping God, and

he contributed generously to God’s work.

The result of his work, returning and trusting in God and in His ability, in heart and in action were clearly seen as the Lord saved them from the Assyrians. When we are prepared to trust our Almighty God and Father as we return to our Father’s House, He is able to do more than what we can think or imagine – Ephesians.3:20-21.

Now to him who by his power working in us is able to do far beyond anything we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the Messianic Community and in the Messiah Yeshua from generation to generation forever. Amen

God appointed for us a covenant through His Son Yeshua the Messiah, a way by which we can return to our Father’s house, as a house of prayer, with confidence.

Hebrew 10:20-23

So, brothers, we have confidence to use the way into the Holiest Place opened by the blood of Yeshua. He inaugurated it for us as a new and living way through the parokhet, by means of his flesh. We also have a great cohen over God’s household. Therefore, let us approach the Holiest Place with a sincere heart, in the full assurance that comes from trusting- with our hearts sprinkled clean from a bad conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us continue holding fast to the hope we acknowledge, without wavering; for the One who made the promise is trustworthy

Walking in partnership

Luke 5:4-5

…. “Put out into deep water, and let down your nets for a catch.” Shim’on answered, “We’ve worked hard all night long, Rabbi, and haven’t caught a thing! But if you say so, I’ll let down the nets

There is a call, calling each one of us to do the impossible – to trust in God as we come in partnership with Him. Trusting not on the bases of what we have seen, heard or did, but on the support of His everlasting Word.

When the disciples asked Jesus what is the work they should do in order to please God, the answer was not the expected. We want to do, for in doing we feel a sense of accomplishment. But Jesus said John 6:29 …. “Here’s what the work of God is:to trust in the one he sent!.

Faith in action is not working the work of man, to show the world our faith, it is trusting in God to do what is impossible. Believing in Him as we put our Faith in Him and in His ability. As the Word said in Hebrew 11:6 And without trusting, it is impossible to be well pleasing to God, because whoever approaches him must trust that he does exist and that he becomes a Rewarder to those who seek him out.

Faith in action starts with hearing from God, and then doing accordingly, not based on the knowledge of man, but on the knowledge of God. Ezra consider God, and then placed his trust in who God is, and not in man. Ezra 8:22-23 For I would have been ashamed to ask the king for a detachment of soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies along the road, since we had said to the king, “The hand of our God is on all who seek him, for good; but his power and fury is against all who abandon him.” So we fasted and asked our God for this, and he answered our prayer

Are we prepared to put our trust in God as we humble ourselves, looking to Him and His ability to do what only God can do.

A Watchman approach

Yeshua said in Luke 11:23 Those who are not with me are against me, and those who do not gather with me are scattering.

Warfare is to stand in the gap, watching over and protecting the harvest of the good seed, sown through Yeshua the Messiah, from being corrupted by the enemy, causing division. The weapon of the watchman is the Word of God proclaimed over God’s creation and plans for the people called by His name and the name of His Son Yeshua. The Word of God, is the Sword given by the Spirit of God as written in Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of deliverance; along with the sword given by the Spirit, that is, the Word of God.

It seems that the idea exist that we as followers of Yeshua must use His Sword in defense, but I would like you to consider that it is in fact the most powerful offensive weapon of our warfare. As Paul explained in Ephesians that we need to take up the helmet of deliverance along with the sword given by the Spirit. Bearing in mind that we can only received the Sword given by the Spirit of God, once we received our deliverance in the name of Yeshua the Messiah. Deliverance, that in faith we have been saved, as Peter explained to the new believers in Yeshua in Acts 2:38 Kefa answered them, “Turn from sin, return to God, and each of you be immersed on the authority of Yeshua the Messiah into forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Ruach HaKodesh!.

As watchman we need to continue to proclaim, as we stand firm in our faith, that in Yeshua we are more than overcomers. This victory is not to be defended it is to be enforced in faith as we partake in God’s ultimate creation plan, to create in Himself (Yeshua the Messiah) one new man, Jew and gentle, who will live not in accordance to the flesh but by the Spirit of yhe Living God.

Consider Ezekiel 37:1-10 With the hand of ADONAI upon me, ADONAI carried me out by his Spirit and set me down in the middle of the valley, and it was full of bones. He had me pass by all around them- there were so many bones laying in the valley, and they were so dry! He asked me, “Human being, can these bones live?” I answered, “Adonai ELOHIM! Only you know that!” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones! Say to them, ‘Dry bones! Hear what ADONAI has to say! To these bones Adonai ELOHIM says,” I will make breath enter you, and you will live. I will attach ligaments to you, make flesh grow on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you. You will live, and you will know that I am ADONAI. “‘” So I prophesied as ordered; and while I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound; it was the bones coming together, each bone in its proper place. As I watched, ligaments grew on them, flesh appeared and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them. Next he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath! Prophesy, human being! Say to the breath that Adonai ELOHIM says, ‘Come from the four winds, breath; and breathe on these slain, so that they can live.'” So I prophesied as ordered, and the breath came into them, and they were alive! They stood up on their feet, a huge army.

 Based on Ezekiel 37, the order of being a watchman is simple, yet effective :

  • First, acknowledge that you do not know, but that God knows all things.
  • Second, listen en proclaim what you have heard from God.
  • Third, trust in the fulfilment of the Word you spoke in faith as you received it form God, proclaim it in the authority of the name above all names, Yeshua the Messiah. In whom it is written in 2 Corinthians 1:19-20 For the Son of God, the Messiah Yeshua, who was proclaimed among you through us- that is, through me and Sila and Timothy- was not a yes- and- no man; on the contrary, with him it is always “Yes!” For however many promises God has made, they all find their “Yes” in connection with him; that is why it is through him that we say the “Amen” when we give glory to God.

The problem is not with the victory that God achieved through His only Son Yeshua the Messiah, the problem is the uninvolved believer, who do not want to proclaim the victory because of the sacrifice and inconvenience it requires. Consequently the “church“ has lost its power to attack, we have become like Gideon before God called him, we believe but we are not prepared to go in the might of what we believe as we trust in God to do what only He can do. Gideon’s plan was to save a part of the harvest, God’s plan was to save the whole harvest, and to set the people free from the continues attacks on the harvest.

Consider this :

In ADAMS disobedience to God his status as royalty over God’s creation was lost and he became a bond-slave on Satan’s terms. But in accordance to God’s redemptive plan the seed of the woman, whom God promised would crush the head of the serpent. Yeshua was conceived not by the corruptible seed of Adam, but from God as a new creation undefiled by the lust of the flesh to fulfill what God’s spoke in the garden of Eden. The Son of Man, Yeshua came to recreate in Himself one new man that will crush the head of the enemy.

Yeshua attained the victory on the cross, so that we as recreated man can do the good work that God planned from the beginning, to crush the head of the enemy. The implementation of this victory on earth is now in die hands of the “Church”, so Satan is directing his attack against the Church, like in Gideon’s example. Satan wants to rob the full effect of the finished work of Yeshua, by stealing or corrupting the Good seed sown by Yeshua.

We as believers are no longer free to live as if there is no war. We need to understand the scripture of 2Ti 2:4 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.

As believers in Yeshua we need to ask some serious questions.

1) Am I expressing the enmity that God put between the devil and the Body of Messiah? Or am I seeking peace through compromise?

2) Am I available to my Lord as an instrument, ready to be used in reconciliation?

3) Am I aware of the teaching of Scripture about my part in this spiritual conflict?

The battle of Calvary was won on the praying fields of Gethsemane. Yeshua won the battle with only one sentenced prayer, “not My will be done, but Thy will be done.” (Matt 26:42) Like wise as warriors of substance we must pray not in accordance with our own will, but as Yeshua taught us in Matthew 6:10. “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as in heaven.”

Paul said in Romans 11 that is we have been blessed by the disobedience of our Jewish brothers, how much more will we be blessed in their obedience. I believe that Paul is telling us that as we received the deliverance in Yeshua as a blessing. We will receive the victory when, Jew and gentile is finally united in Yeshua, the one new man to bring God’s plan in fulfilment. Their obedience will herald in the final victory over the enemy.

Therefore if you are willing, consider the meaning of the Word spoken in James 4:7 Therefore, submit to God. Moreover, take a stand against the Adversary, and he will flee from you.

Yeshua came to breakdown the wall of enmity between Jew and gentile to unite in Himself one new man who will crush the enemy as we are united in Yeshua the Messiah. We must be warriors in the situation, seeking not our own plans but seeking what God planned so that the victory of the cross will bring glory to God and His Son Yeshua the Messiah.

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