Skip to comments.Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/15/12)[Prayer]
Posted on 05/15/2012 4:46:30 AM PDT by left that other site
Praying with you for the Peace of Jerusalem, Israel and our beloved Nation.
I love this Psalm too! Continued prayers for our FRiends in need and all persecuted.
The battle is still raging and the most powerful weapon will be used until ordered to cease.
God the Avenger of the Righteous
1 O Lord, you God of vengeance,
you God of vengeance, shine forth!
2 Rise up, O judge of the earth;
give to the proud what they deserve!
3 O Lord, how long shall the wicked,
how long shall the wicked exult?
4 They pour out their arrogant words;
all the evildoers boast.
5 They crush your people, O Lord,
and afflict your heritage.
6 They kill the widow and the stranger,
they murder the orphan,
7 and they say, The Lord does not see;
the God of Jacob does not perceive.
8 Understand, O dullest of the people;
fools, when will you be wise?
9 He who planted the ear, does he not hear?
He who formed the eye, does he not see?
10 He who disciplines the nations,
he who teaches knowledge to humankind,
does he not chastise?
11 The Lord knows our thoughts,*
that they are but an empty breath.
12 Happy are those whom you discipline, O Lord,
and whom you teach out of your law,
13 giving them respite from days of trouble,
until a pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not forsake his people;
he will not abandon his heritage;
15 for justice will return to the righteous,
and all the upright in heart will follow it.
16 Who rises up for me against the wicked?
Who stands up for me against evildoers?
17 If the Lord had not been my help,
my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence.
18 When I thought, My foot is slipping,
your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up.
19 When the cares of my heart are many,
your consolations cheer my soul.
20 Can wicked rulers be allied with you,
those who contrive mischief by statute?
21 They band together against the life of the righteous,
and condemn the innocent to death.
22 But the Lord has become my stronghold,
and my God the rock of my refuge.
23 He will repay them for their iniquity
and wipe them out for their wickedness;
the Lord our God will wipe them out.
Heavenly Father may you continue to bring an overwhelming, crushing defeat on the forces of darkness in our nation, may you smash every crooked deed as they try to hold onto power and may this be so convincing that everyone knows that your hand is in this. Then we may bring the light of your Gospel to the nations as you did this time in history:
May you block and undo every policy and piece of legislation they have passed that is harmful to this nation. May you make every policy they make fail and may you turn the hearts of the multitudes against them. May you thwart every evil deed they try to divide this nation. May you bring their own mischief upon them ten fold. This day we shatter the clay jar of Jeremiah 19 in their faces. May you punish those in our government who are lawless traitors and also enemies of Israel by exposing them and deliver them into our hands for justice
And this we humbly ask in Jesus name.
Exhortation to Patience and Trust
1 Do not fret because of the wicked;
do not be envious of wrongdoers,
2 for they will soon fade like the grass,
and wither like the green herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;
so you will live in the land, and enjoy security.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.
6 He will make your vindication shine like the light,
and the justice of your cause like the noonday.
7 Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him;
do not fret over those who prosper in their way,
over those who carry out evil devices.
8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath.
Do not fretit leads only to evil.
9 For the wicked shall be cut off,
but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.
10 Yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look diligently for their place, they will not be there.
11 But the meek shall inherit the land,
and delight in abundant prosperity.
12 The wicked plot against the righteous,
and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he sees that their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows
to bring down the poor and needy,
to kill those who walk uprightly;
15 their sword shall enter their own heart,
and their bows shall be broken.
16 Better is a little that the righteous person has
than the abundance of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,
but the Lord upholds the righteous.
18 The Lord knows the days of the blameless,
and their heritage will abide for ever;
19 they are not put to shame in evil times,
in the days of famine they have abundance.
20 But the wicked perish,
and the enemies of the Lord are like the glory of the pastures;
they vanishlike smoke they vanish away.
21 The wicked borrow, and do not pay back,
but the righteous are generous and keep giving;
22 for those blessed by the Lord shall inherit the land,
but those cursed by him shall be cut off.
23 Our steps* are made firm by the Lord,
when he delights in our* way;
24 though we stumble,* we* shall not fall headlong,
for the Lord holds us* by the hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old,
yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.
26 They are ever giving liberally and lending,
and their children become a blessing.
27 Depart from evil, and do good;
so you shall abide for ever.
28 For the Lord loves justice;
he will not forsake his faithful ones.
The righteous shall be kept safe for ever,
but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land,
and live in it for ever.
30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,
and their tongues speak justice.
31 The law of their God is in their hearts;
their steps do not slip.
32 The wicked watch for the righteous,
and seek to kill them.
33 The Lord will not abandon them to their power,
or let them be condemned when they are brought to trial.
34 Wait for the Lord, and keep to his way,
and he will exalt you to inherit the land;
you will look on the destruction of the wicked.
35 I have seen the wicked oppressing,
and towering like a cedar of Lebanon.*
36 Again I* passed by, and they were no more;
though I sought them, they could not be found.
37 Mark the blameless, and behold the upright,
for there is posterity for the peaceable.
38 But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed;
the posterity of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
he is their refuge in the time of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them and rescues them;
he rescues them from the wicked, and saves them,
because they take refuge.
Change is coming.
2 Kings 11
Athaliah Reigns over Judah
11Now when Athaliah, Ahaziahs mother, saw that her son was dead, she set about to destroy all the royal family. 2But Jehosheba, King Jorams daughter, Ahaziahs sister, took Joash son of Ahaziah, and stole him away from among the kings children who were about to be killed; she put* him and his nurse in a bedroom. Thus she* hid him from Athaliah, so that he was not killed; 3he remained with her for six years, hidden in the house of the Lord, while Athaliah reigned over the land.
Jehoiada Anoints the Child Joash
4 But in the seventh year Jehoiada summoned the captains of the Carites and of the guards and had them come to him in the house of the Lord. He made a covenant with them and put them under oath in the house of the Lord; then he showed them the kings son. 5He commanded them, This is what you are to do: one-third of you, those who go off duty on the sabbath and guard the kings house 6(another third being at the gate Sur and a third at the gate behind the guards), shall guard the palace; 7and your two divisions that come on duty in force on the sabbath and guard the house of the Lord * 8shall surround the king, each with weapons in hand; and whoever approaches the ranks is to be killed. Be with the king in his comings and goings.
9 The captains did according to all that the priest Jehoiada commanded; each brought his men who were to go off duty on the sabbath, with those who were to come on duty on the sabbath, and came to the priest Jehoiada. 10The priest delivered to the captains the spears and shields that had been King Davids, which were in the house of the Lord; 11the guards stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, from the south side of the house to the north side of the house, around the altar and the house, to guard the king on every side. 12Then he brought out the kings son, put the crown on him, and gave him the covenant;* they proclaimed him king, and anointed him; they clapped their hands and shouted, Long live the king!
Death of Athaliah
13 When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she went into the house of the Lord to the people; 14when she looked, there was the king standing by the pillar, according to custom, with the captains and the trumpeters beside the king, and all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets. Athaliah tore her clothes and cried, Treason! Treason! 15Then the priest Jehoiada commanded the captains who were set over the army, Bring her out between the ranks, and kill with the sword anyone who follows her. For the priest said, Let her not be killed in the house of the Lord. 16So they laid hands on her; she went through the horses entrance to the kings house, and there she was put to death.
17 Jehoiada made a covenant between the Lord and the king and people, that they should be the Lords people; also between the king and the people. 18Then all the people of the land went to the house of Baal, and tore it down; his altars and his images they broke in pieces, and they killed Mattan, the priest of Baal, before the altars. The priest posted guards over the house of the Lord. 19He took the captains, the Carites, the guards, and all the people of the land; then they brought the king down from the house of the Lord, marching through the gate of the guards to the kings house. He took his seat on the throne of the kings. 20So all the people of the land rejoiced; and the city was quiet after Athaliah had been killed with the sword at the kings house.
21 *Jehoash* was seven years old when he began to reign.
I join in prayer for Israel, Jerusalem and all God’s beloved.
A beautiful, relevant prayer indeed.
But we have to do much more than pray.
“God helps those who help themselves.”
Truer words have rarely been spoken. When the Jewish People acted in 1948, 1967 and 1973, they were helped exactly as Mordekhai and Hadassah (Ruth), the Hasmoneans and Bar-Kochba were when they decided to act.
And whenever the Jewish People failed to act, they were exploited, persecuted, banished and murdered.
As an observant Israeli Jew, I believe in the Meshiakh - but not in the ‘traditional’ sense as described by an Orthodox rabbi; I fully believe that the Mashiakh is the Jewish People themselves, revitalized in their belief in Yahweh and His commandments and ready and willing to get off their asses to be pro-active and help themselves - and not await the assistance of so-called benevolent forces - because that will never come.
In addition to those who have clearly expressed their animosity toward us and wish to exterminate us outright, there are ‘friends’ who claim they have our best interests at heart, but whose actions state otherwise. They need not be identified by name or nationality; any discerning Jew knows exactly who they are.
There are, additionally, those amongst us who, with their indifference, lack of education, rejection of traditonal values and non-identification with the Jewish Nationality, who are, in effect, aiding our detractors whether intentionally or not. They, too, need not be identified in detail, for we know who they are as well.
The latter two groups constitute, in a very real sense,a graver danger to the Jewish People, since they pretend to be what they are not, and since we are loathe to actively and vigorously oppose them.
This situation exists even in Israel, the place where Jews are supposedly in control of their own destiny.
It is now, however, a place where anti-Zionists - both Jewish and non-Jewish - are given more media coverage than are Zionists. It is a place where Jews and other non-Muslims are still forbidden to pray on the Temple Mount (by the Israeli police, by order of the Ministry of the Interior and despite Supreme Court rulings)although the Mount is the only place a Jew is required to pray.
In short, prayer is always beneficial, but it is high time to have prayer supplement political action on the part of each and every Jew.
And prayers for you ML, surrounding you with His ARMOR.
NOTHING can penetrate it (and NO ONE!)
Prayers For The Peace Of Jerusalem, America, Persecuted Believers, Friends in need and to My Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ, in Jesus Name, Amen.