Monday, October 3, 2011
PRAY FOR JERUSALEM
The Honorable Benjamin Netanyahu ~ Prime Minister of Israel. "Mike Evans is a fighter for freedom in a world of darkening and narrowing horizons. In his devotion to Israel, Mike has consistently demonstrated the moral clarity that is necessary to defend Israel against the lies and distortions of its enemies, and championed the Jewish people's claim to the Land of Israel." Give all the glory to God, for His hand on Israel. Mike's testimony, a son of a non-practing Jewish mother and a Christian alcoholic father - who suffered physical abuse, who hated Jesus ~ restored the home of Corrie ten Boom and turned it into a museum. He authored 32 books that honor God. Listen to what the Spirit is saying. Hear the Truth, Click CORRIE ten BOOM link."God does not have problems. Only plans," proclaimed Corrie ten Boom when a clerical error allowed her to be released from a Nazi concentration camp one week before all women prisoners her age were executed. Though she was released from the horror of Ravensbruck concentration camp, Corrie continued to live with a remarkable reliance on God, just as her family had as they hid Jews from Nazi terror. Generations of ten Booms held Christian prayer meetings for Israel for 100 years prior to World War II. In 1837, Willem ten Boom opened a clock shop. As dedicated Christians, the family home above the shop was always an "open house" for anyone in need. After an inspiring Dutch Reformed worship service in 1844, Willem started a weekly prayer service to pray for the Jewish people and the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6). His son Casper continued the tradition of prayer with his own family. These prayer meetings continued for 100 years—until February 28, 1944, when Nazi soldiers arrested Casper and his entire family for harboring Jews. During World War II, the ten Booms lived out their Christian faith by making their home a refuge—a hiding place—for Jews and members of the Dutch underground who were being hunted by the Nazis. Casper's daughter Corrie in this photo taken in 1907. Corrie was imprisoned for praying for Jews. During 1943 - 1944, the ten Boom family hid transiet refugees illegally. Refugees stayed with the ten Booms for a few hours or a few days until another "safe house" could be located for them. Corrie was a ringleader within the network of the Haarlem underground people caring about God's call to "Let my people go". The ten Boom family saved the lives of an estimated 800 Jews. Let us PRAY for Jerusalem and plant a seed of faith in God's plan to bless those who bless His people. I PRAY that the SEED I SOW to FREE God's PEOPLE, that this seed will flourish and bring about a season of prosperity for all who live and long to return to Jeruasalem. Cover them with Your unlimited grace!