|Daniel the Prophet and Spiritual Warfare in the Middle East
©September 10, 2008 Asher Intrater
This week marks the 7th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. The time has come for Bin Laden and Al Zawihiri to be captured or killed. I believe there has been a demonic spiritual covering that has allowed them to stay hidden.
Let us pray NOW for this veil of darkness to be removed, so that their hiding place will be revealed!
In Daniel chapters 7-11, we find the prophet involved in spiritual warfare through fasting, repentance, intercessory prayer, dreams and visions against the evil spirits called the princes of Persia and Medes. This spiritual battle is continued today in the fight against Islamic Jihad and terrorism.
Even the mighty YHVH Angel spoke of the difficulty of this battle. The vision was not just for Daniel's time but for the End Times, for our times. This spiritual battle will continue right up to the Second Coming.
Let us thank God for the continuing lower number of deaths in the Iraq War; and the continuing destruction of the terrorist cells and their leaders. Most analyses indicate that there has been a turning point for victory and stabilization over the last few months.
This week's debate between Messianic Pastors about the role of rabbinic teaching and Jewish tradition in the context of our faith in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) was very well attended – about 160 local Israeli leaders attended. The debate was intense but deeply thought through. Continue to pray for unity among the believers here; for the work of the Messianic Alliance of Israel; our leaders' email network; and a balanced position for all on the issues of the Jewish roots of the faith.
Discipleship and Prayer Center
The work on our new prayer-praise-discipleship center is going well. We expect to have a dedication of the prayer room at the end of October. We are excited about the cooperation of the various Messianic ministries and businesses taking place here at "Yad Hashmona", the Messianic kibbutz, near Jerusalem. Something special is happening. We are looking forward to an increase in all these areas of ministry, including evangelism and marketplace. Please keep praying for our team and staff members for protection from spiritual and physical attacks – everyone is feeling stretched.
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Please PRAY for our ongoing ministry in Israel of indigenous evangelism, planting Messianic congregations, the discipleship training center, prophetic praise and prayer watches in Hebrew, and financial aid for the needy.