No matter what was going on in Israel and the Middle East last weekend, God truly “inhabited the praises of His People!” ELAV – ‘UNTO HIM’ – was above and beyond anything we could ever ask or think, and isn’t that what the Word tells us our prayers will achieve? Bless each and everyone who participated in this event by prayer, attendance, finances or whatever part the Lord led you to do. I am continually reminded of “Sittin’ by the Stuff” and reaping a harvest!” I Samuel 30:24. This applies to many of us!
Although there were many obstacles and hindrances, the Lord came through true to His Word. A Worship Leader was coming in from a Muslim country and because of change in who was to pick him up at the border crossing, it caused him to be delayed 4 hours. But just to show you that he was there by divine appointment, the second night as he began worshipping in Arabic, the Holy Spirit fell on the group – Israelis of all ages, many of them Jewish found themselves weeping and lost in a new dimension of worship. This continued and deepened as others led and as the group was addressed by a delegation from Indonesia ( you remember they were held up until the very last minute to get to the Conference). There was word that if this group got there from Indonesia it would be a true miracle! God performed the miracle, and they showed up! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness to answer our prayers! “Call unto me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things!” Jeremiah 33:3
I love this part: By the end of evening one of the Senior Adult Overseers was lost in a lengthy time of extremely powerful travail and weeping on the floor. Youth were deeply touched and admonished in the Holy Spirit. Precious ones, this is where YHVH, Jehova, wants to take us to in the Holy Spirit. An intimacy most of us have never experienced – an ‘out of body’ experience’ of His presence.
Director Rick Ridings expressed that he blieves an Israeli Worship/Prayer Movement was birthed that evening.
Our thanks and love to Norma Sarvis for this excellent report! Let’s join with her and Martin to rejoice, praise and give thanks! Pray special protection – “The angels of the Lord encamp around about them….” Psalm 91 over all who were involved in leadership and mounting of these incredible three days. Pray for restoration where much has been poured out, and a guarding and nurturing of the seeds which the Holy Spirit planted in so many of the young people, and that much fruit comes forth from this event.
More news and requests to come under another posting…..