The Truth In The Spirit
Mission: Israel Deliverance -- August 4th thru 17th, 2011
"And everyone
who calls on the
name of the Lord
will be saved; for
on Mount Zion
and in Jerusalem
there will be
deliverance, as
the Lord has said,
among the
survivors whom
the Lord calls."
Joel 2:32
Reflections on our Trip
Day 1—We arrived in Israel and drove from Tel Aviv to
Jerusalem, where we enjoyed a Shabbat fellowship meal.  As
ambassadors of Israel at the Eastern Gate, our hosts prayed
over us that we would receive blessings in Israel and all that
Adonai had planned to do through us would be accomplished.  
As
ambassadors of the US from the Eastern Gate (the birthplace
of the nation), we prayed over our hosts that their trip to the US
would accomplish all the Lord desired.  We specifically
Day 3—We awoke early in the morning to visit the Temple Mount
in the
Jewish Quarter of the Old City.  We were turned back in the
security check because we had Bibles, stars of David and prayer
scarves with Hebrew writing
.  When we returned, we huddled
together on the Temple Mount to look at pictures, and we were
questioned as to whether or not we were praying.  Then we were
told, quite forcefully, that
we were not allowed to pray on the
Temple Mount
.  On our trip last year, we brought our Bibles,
"For if you remain
silent at this time,
relief and deliverance
for the Jews will arise
from another place,
but you and your
father's family will
perish. And who
knows but that you
have come to royal
position for such a
time as this?"
Esther 4:14
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We have withheld some details
to protect our mission as well
as our Messianic brothers and
sisters in the Land, who suffer
great persecution for faith in
Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ).
empowered them, through the Spirit, to speak in divine authority everything the Lord told them to
speak.  The Spirit spoke through us that whoever they bless in the US (for their obedience to the
will of God) would be blessed, and whoever the cursed in the US (for their disobedience to the
will of God) would be cursed.  Then we gave them a leaf from Lafayette Park, just outside the
White House in Washington, DC, representing their divine authority to minister in the US.
Jerusalem:  the Jewish, Muslim and Christian Quarters.  
In the
Jewish Quarter, we saw the menorah that has
been built for use in the new temple
.  We were also told
that
the priests and Levites are preparing to serve again
in the new temple
.  We asked why they had not made
efforts to reclaim the Temple Mount.  Our host shared
with us that the priests believe God Himself will redeem
the Temple Mount; they are just getting in position for the
time that He chooses to do it, waiting for His miraculous
signs.  One sign has already manifested; we were told that pure water is flowing from a rock
eastward under the Temple Mount
.  They have tested the water and there are NO impurities in it.  
that this was
the beginning of the fulfillment of Ezekiel 47:1-12 (see also Exodus 17:6).
and prayed while walking around the Dome of the Rock bare footed.  Last year, there were
Jewish and Muslim guards at the security check point.  This year, only Muslims.  Also, this year,
there were NO Jewish people on the Temple Mount.  Last year, there was a Jewish man calling
his son, Yeshua, to come back!  (We have that on video--a prophetic sign to us of Messiah's
soon return, because we were there on the Temple Mount to proclaim it!)  Next, we visited the
Tomb of David in the Jewish Quarter.  Just above the Tomb of David is the Upper Room, where
Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) and His disciples had the Last Supper
(at the end of the Passover meal) and
where the apostles were
gathered together on Pentecost
.  Acts 2:29 came alive for us there.  
Peter said, "David's tomb is here to this day," because it was right there
beneath the Upper Room!  This gave even greater credence to Peter's
testimony that David was speaking of Messiah Yeshua in Psalm 16:10
when he said, "you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you
let your Holy One see decay." (See Acts 2:27.)  We also saw
the
Olive Tree in the Upper Room
and discussed the significance of
Jewish-rooted olive tree (see Romans 11 for more on the
Atop the Mount of Olives
Kidron Valley
Tomb
of the
Prophets
Days 10 thru 12—The next day, we drove to Tel Aviv for the Elav worship conference where
we served as volunteers.  As soon as we arrived, we were told,
"It rained in Tel Aviv and
Jerusalem.  It never rains this time of year!"  Our prayer had been answered after God told us
He would be victorious!
 People all over Israel were encouraged and so were we.  The first
night of Elav, the Spirit did not move freely, though the worship by was amazing!  So
we sang
and danced intercession all night
.  We prayed for a release of the prophetic anointing,
particularly the spirit or Elijah.  We danced a prophetic warfare dance, and we saw an eagle
of fire enter the room; we moved in obedience to release the fire.  The next day, God moved
powerfully.  
Israeli and Palestinian youth worshipped Messiah Yeshua in Hebrew, Arabic and
English!  The youth prayed for each other and built a spiritual bridge of reconciliation!
Day 6—We headed to the Dead Sea this morning to immerse ourselves.  We all floated in the salt-
rich waters, surrendering ourselves to God's purposes for us and connecting ourselves with the
Land of Israel.  When we left there, we drove up to the
Sea of Galilee.  This was a long drive through
the desert with a security checkpoint that held us up for quite some time.  We drove by the Jordan
drive to
Galilee was hard.  Strife begin to show up among some of the team members, as we got
lost and struggled with hunger and other issues of our flesh.  When we arrived at the Sea of Galilee
in
Tiberias, the museum we wanted to visit had just closed, so we walked around to the back of it to
the pier.  On the dock, we read Matthew 8:23-27 and 14:22-32 aloud.  Each of us then shared the
crises of faith we've experienced preparing for this trip and on this trip.  
Then we prayed for our faith
to be increased and for healing to the relationships that had been strained by strife, and a strong
wind blew against us from the Sea of Galilee, a refreshing wind.  We knew it was the Holy Spirit!
Jewish roots of our faith).  We receive power in the Spirit when we are all gathered together in one
place, Jew and Gentile, and we are connected to the Jewish roots of our faith!
 We left there and
traveled to the
Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  After praying in the Spirit in the church and reflecting on
what we saw, we realized that
the whole church is a monument to the crucifixion of Jesus!  Rather than
a celebration of the life He has given us, it is a memorial to His death, as if He hasn't risen at all.  Then
we heard, "Are you looking for Yeshua?  He's not here!  He is risen!"  We prayed at the door posts
outside of the church for every Christian going into the church.  We prayed and worshipped at the wall
outside facing the church as well.  Near the end of our prayer,
we were asked by a
a tremendous blessing to worship in Jerusalem freely!  Our team has never been able to do that since we've
been visiting Israel, because we are usually visiting Messianic believers who must protect their identity.  At the
end of the service, a well-known Jewish rabbi came to speak, inviting us to explore the Jewish roots of our
faith, which all of us were already doing.  He is not (yet) a believer.  We were sparked to pray for him and many
others like him who know a lot about Yeshua but refuse to see Him as the Messiah and Son of God, because
they want to paint him in their image (as a Jewish rabbi) and they still have soul wounds from the persecution
of the Church against Jewish people for thousands of years.
of Yeshua in John chapters 15 through 17 as we walked.  Yeshua taught these lessons in the
Kidron Valley, on His way to Gethsemane.  When we arrived at the
Garden of Gethsemane, on our
way up the
Mount of Olives, we concluded John chapter 17 and prayed for unity in the Body of
Messiah (as Yeshua prayed).  We walked up the Mount of Olives to the
Tomb of the Prophets, near
the top.  There, we had an amazing encounter with Adonai!  
Haggai and Malachi are buried in this
tomb with 48 other prophets who followed them.
 We read aloud from the books of Haggai and
Malachi there.  Then we prayed that God would raise up prophetic voices to call all of His people
(Israel and the Church) to remember the Law of Moses and turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons
(the Church) and the hearts of the sons to the fathers (Israel), in accordance with Malachi ch 4
.  If
both groups return to the Law of Moses, we would be one!  We concluded our prayer asking God
even to anoint us as these prophetic voices to Israel and the Church!  Boy, we had no idea what we
were asking!  After leaving the Tomb of the Prophets,
we reached the top of the Mount of Olives and
Day 5—In the morning, we enjoyed time at the Mediterranean Sea in
Haifa.  In the afternoon, we joined God's people at Kehilat HaCarmel in
intercessory prayer and worship.  It was a wonderful time of prophetic
revelation as
we warred together in the Spirit on behalf of Israel and the
United States, coming together to represent both nations!
 In a
prophetic act, we gave to our host there,
Josie Silver, the other leaf from
Lafayette Park outside of the White House in Washington, DC.  
As
ambassadors of the US from the Eastern Gate and birthplace of
the nation, we declared that the US must submit to Israel as the
leader among the nations, not the other way around!
 This was
nations from Israel.  After the service, our host took us to the high
place, the very top of
Mount Carmel.  This is the site of Elijah's
victory over the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18.  A few of us had
received Words from God about this chapter of Scripture prior to
our trip.  Here at the high place, we could see almost all of
Israel:  Jezreel, the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Judgment) and the Mediterranean Sea.  The Holy Spirit
told us to pray for rain.
 Israel was experiencing a 7-year drought, and even when not in a drought, it
does not rain in Israel in June, July or August!  
We prayed 7 times for rain:  spiritual rain of
salvation for Israel and natural rain upon the Land as a sign of the spiritual rain.
 The clouds
moved in toward us and became dark, but
no rain! That evening we enjoyed an awesome time of
fellowship with our host and others of the family of faith on Mount Carmel.
sufficient community:  growing their own food, making their own clothing and living the life they believe is
pleasing to Yahweh (God).
 They all were African Americans who have come to understand their Hebrew
roots and are now dedicated to this new way of life.  We enjoyed fellowship and food, as well as a
wedding ceremony, in Hebrew.  The drive back to Jerusalem that night was long.  There were festivities
in the city and some sort of police action that prohibited us from reaching our accomodations for hours.  
Strife again arose among team members, and we were up late that night!
Day 8We arose to find one of the rental cars missing!  The police had moved it in order to have exclusive use of the parking lot
we were in.  
When we found the car, the bumper had been scraped and was hanging off!  Neither the police nor the tow company
took responsibility for the damage.  
Now, we would be responsible for a $600 deductible with the rental car company and we
were almost out of funds!
 We were encouraged by a Jewish man that God was in control.  We began to really seek God and He
revealed that strife had opened the door for this attack.
 After prayer and reconciliation, we finally drove off to Eilat, after stopping
on the interstate and waiting 3 hours for someone to fix the rental car.  We arrived in Eilat at about 8pm on Shabbat, 9 hours late.  
We had missed the time we planned to spend at the tabernacle replica, the Red Sea and at a Shabbat worship service.  We did
enjoy a wonderful fellowship meal, however, and learned from
Bishop Dominiquae Bierman that her ministry was on a 40-day
fast against the spirit of Amalek.  
We joined their fast after dinner and stayed in their prayer tower that night.
Day 9—The next morning, we woke up at 4am for prayer.  God said to us, "I will be victorious today."  Then
we learned that
we would need 101 shekels per person to travel into the Muslim nation of Jordan from
Eilat for a meeting at which we were requested to minister
.  Most of us were completely out of money at
this time!  After much prayer, praise and fasting,
God said, “You have more than enough.  Are you willing to
give me all that you have?”
 We all responded with tears and actions!  We pulled out everything we had:  in
funds.  
We had more than 2,000 shekels!  From that time on, we had everything in common.  No one had
more or less than others!  We saw Acts 2:44-45 in action.  
The Lord then revealed to us that He had sent
was for "black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics."  Before he could Day
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minister to the second group, Jews and Gentiles, he was killed.  We learned on our first trip to Israel
that   Then —The Dr. King had planned a reconciliation mission to Israel and Jordan.  He was going to
lead a group of African Americans in worship on a boat on the Sea of Galilee, between Israel and Jordan.  
Both countries had given him freedom to move between the two nations.  This is unprecedented.  But it
never happened.  
We all wept when we came to understand that God's plan has always been to use
African Americans to incite reconciliation between Jews and Muslims, Israel and Jordan!
 Empowered
and humbled, we left   Empowered and humbled, we left
incite reconciliation between Jews and Eilat for
Jordan.  Our ministry time was powerful in Jordan.  When we first arrived, one of our hosts told us Eilat for
Jordan.  Our ministry time was powerful in Jordan.  When we first arrived, one of our hosts told us that the
mountains before us were called the that the mountains before us were called the
"Mountains of Strife".  
Then we understood the warfare we Then we understood the warfare we .  "Mountains of had experienced
throughout the week, and we blessed God for the victory He had given so that we no longer had anything
in common with that spirit!
 The believers in Jordan were experiencing strife, even that very day.  We
prayed over many of them and left them with strategies to pull down the stronghold of strife.
That night, a minister shared that she had seen Elijah in the room the previous night as well as an eagle made of fire.  The fire,
she said, was spread throughout the room.  Additionally, they danced the exact warfare dance we danced the night before on the
stage!  Needless to say, the Spirit moved more freely the second night.  We finally began to accept the purpose for our trip.  God
was reconciling His people in Israel and Jordan (because Jordan is a part of Israel according to the Biblical borders, and Adonai
has spoken to us that Jordan will again be apart of Israel during the Millenial Reign).  He also wanted to prepare the Joshua
generation of believing youth in Israel (both Jews and Arabs) to stand together in the times to come.  War and turmoil will soon hit
Israel and there will be even more strife between Jews and Arabs.  
The believing youth will have to stand together against it in the
spiritual and natural sense just like African Americans, Jews and many others stood against segregation in the US!
 In order for
the youth in Israel to do this, they needed the anointing of Elijah as prophesied in Malachi ch 4!  Then, they will have to come
together to rebuild Jerusalem, under the anointing of Haggai!  
This is the anointing we received on this trip, and this is the
anointing we released at Elav!
 Our prophetic purpose was being fulfilled.  Then we saw more, a vision of New York being destroy
New York to save her, I will!"
 Immediately, our intercession shifted to praying for the US and the United Nations as plans are
created to divide Israel into a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital!  

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