Zion's Glory Update
March 21 2016
The following is a Zion's Glory prayer update from Eddie and Jackie Santoro in Israel. We encourage you to forward it to whomever you think might be interested in the following information. It is sent out in conjunction with a monthly newsletter. If you are currently not receiving this information and would like to become a regular subscriber, please forward your name, email and address to us at email@example.com
Dear Faithful Friend,
It's been an amazing few weeks here in Israel. The very good and the very bad have been colliding. On the bad side, the ongoing indiscriminate terror attacks have continued on a daily basis. A few days ago a young American tourist was killed in a stabbing attack while walking through the picturesque streets of Jaffa with a tour group. A young off duty Israeli soldier was murdered while shopping in a supermarket and on Saturday, three Israelis that were visiting Turkey were killed in a suicide bombing.
Since September 13, 2015, 36 people have been killed in terrorist attacks and 400 people injured. There have been 202 stabbings and attempted stabbing attacks, 83 shootings, and 42 vehicular (ramming) attacks. These are difficult times!
But in the midst of all the terror, God's glorious light is shining ever brighter here in Israel. Yesterday, we attended a meeting at Revive Israel with nearly 80 visiting Chinese believers. There were 20 Israelis from the Revive staff present and the time of worship and prayer was wonderful. The Chinese pastor spoke passionately about the revelation he had received concerning God's heart of love for the Jewish people, encouraging everyone to open their hearts to this same revelation. After that, we as the Jewish representatives blessed them and thanked them for their prayers for the salvation of Israel and then in a mighty culmination, the might and power of Chinese intercession was loosed and the entire gathering broke out into a glorious wave of prayer and blessing towards us.
Worshiping in unity with our Chinese family was a vivid demostration of the "one new man" that is emerging on the earth in this day. "He himself is our peace, who has made the two one ... His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two thus making peace." (Eph 2:14-16) That wonderful unity and peace that God speaks of is Jew and Gentile being joined together as His Body. And in some wonderful way, the manifestation of this "One New Man" is the fullness of His bride that will surely draw Him from Heaven back to Earth. And with His arrival, His peace will at last be realized throughout the earth.
Last week students of Gateways Beyond, a discipleship center from Cyprus visited Revive. Added to them were the senior Tikkun Board members who had come to Israel to participate in the annual Board meeting and another small group of believers from Czechoslovakia. Every day started with several hours of worship, prayer, teaching and discussion. The unity and love between us lifted our spirits higher and the glory of God filled these gatherings. We were very blessed and encouraged to experience it.
Last week Yakov Damkani, the founder and head of "Trumpet of Salvation" (and also our son's employer) invited everyone to come and participate in the Premier of his new documentary, "The Messenger", which is the story of his life and ministry. Since we were unable to go to Tel Aviv for the showing, we watched it at home and were very impressed with the strong and effective testimony of Yeshua throughout this film. Yacov is one of Israel's foremost evangelists and has given his life to spreading the gospel to his beloved nation. His biographical book, "Why me, Lord" has been one of the most effective evangelistic tools to native born Israelis for over 30 years.
The evening of the Premier was once again, amazing. The theatre was filled to overflowing with a significant percentage of non-believers. Now the movie is being shown in various theaters in Tel Aviv. Pray that many would come and watch this film and the word of the Lord would enter their hearts! It is incredible to think that there is a film about Yeshua being shown in Israel and it is open to the public!
If you would like to obtain a copy of the movie, please click on this link.
We could add to this list of blessings the times of prayer and intercession that we are experiencing as we lay our hands on the sick and loose God's healing power that is within us. And of course our weekly congregational meetings have been excellent and we have incorporated thirty minutes after the message for the entire congregation to respond and move together in the life of the Spirit. Yes, things are moving forward!
It's Purim week in Israel and tomorrow, we will be participating in the "Fast of Esther" at Revive Israel. It will be held from 8AM to 6PM Israeli time and there will be believers from all over Israel participating. We want to encourage you to connect here where you will find a free live stream of the whole event. Your involvment will be a powerful addition as we intercede for Israel, the Body of Messiah and the nations of the world. Please join us!
The darkness is increasing throughout the world but one absolute truth is that the Light shines ever brighter in the growing darkness. Light a light in the middle of the day and you barely see it. But light that same light in the darkness of the night and it destroys the darkness.
We thank God for the advancement that we are witnessing on all fronts. And you, who stand with us in prayer and support are a vital part of what God is releasing in Israel in these days. If we do not grow weary in well doing, we will reap the harvest and realize the great and wonderful promises that God has ordained for these days. As always, we thank you with all of our hearts.
We send you our love from Zion,
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