Jerusalem Prayer Letter

And he took bread and gave thanks, and broke it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.  Like wise also the cup after supper saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood which is shed for you. (Lk. 22:19-20)

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God:  I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.:  And upon my servants and on my handmaidens, I will pour out in those days of my Spirit, and they shall prophesy (Acts. 2:17-18)

Dear Intercessors for Jerusalem and Israel:

Greetings from Jerusalem and the House of Peace.  Marylois and I have been here almost two weeks now and have hit the road running.  The House was full with 12 guests and friends, all together as one in Yeshua   The day before our Passover Seder, we were invited with others to view a unique archaeological dig below the city of David.  Here, Israeli archaeologist Eli Shukron showed us what he believes is the actual altar believed to be from around the time when Abraham met the high priest Melchizedek in Jerusalem!  Eli then showed us a stone pillar kept securely under “lock and key” which dates back more than 4,000 years. Shukron stated that this pillar is just like the one described in Genesis 28, where Jacob after his dream and declaration that where he slept was none other than the “House of God,” he set up a stone pillar and poured oil over it.  Shukron believes that Melchizedek also set up a stone pillar like Jacob did to commemorate his meeting with Abraham.  Shukron said “We were in a very important place, Go back to Melchizedek.  Go back to Abraham’s time.  Understand that these people were worshiping God in the beginning, not idols of stone.”  We gathered as believers together and worshiped, taking communion in remembrance of that early covenant between God and man. When you live in Jerusalem, you come “face to face” with your God through history, through worship, through communion, and through Holy Ghost encounters.  Two scriptures came to mind as we worshiped in this ancient place, now uncovered.  Our Lord’s words to the Pharisees and other unbelievers: “Before Abraham was, I am” (Jn. 8:58) and “Jesus Christ,  the “same, yesterday, and today and forever” (Heb. 13:8)

The Coming “Great Worldwide Communion Blood Revival”

Passover or Pesach is one of the three great feasts that all Jewish men were commanded by God to appear in Jerusalem, to observe and celebrate the Israelite’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage.  Central to this feast is the Seder meal.  Those partaking of it remember the ten plagues against Egypt and the shed blood of the lamb which was applied to the doorways of the Israelite’s, bringing household salvation and deliverance from the death angel.  Revelation declares that Jesus is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Rev. 13:8)

We attended a Passover Seder at Bill and Connie Wilson’s  apartment (our neighbor’s)  which has a stunning 180 degree view of the old city of Jerusalem and its walls.  Here we had two special guests attend:  Intercessor and revivalist Lou Engel and his wife Therese.  During our Seder, Lou encouraged us and prophesied of the coming “Great worldwide communion blood revival.”  A revival brought through the breaking of the bread and drinking of the wine, reaffirming our covenant with our Lord. . Lou was ending his 40 day Daniel fast that night and he spoke about the scriptural passages found in Isaiah of a coming great revival.  Here are his words: 

We’ve had a series of dreams emphasizing Isaiah 25:7, “On this mountain, I will remove the veil that covers all nations” (paraphrased). In 1996, I did my first 40-day fast. At that time, the Lord spoke to me, calling that 40-day fast the “Mountain of the Lord.” I believe we are coming to a Mountain of the Lord moment in history. For instance, 2022 is the 100-year anniversary of the passing of William Seymour, the father of the Azusa Street Revival. He prophesied that in 100 years, a revival far eclipsing Azusa Street would take place.

This year, January 22, was the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the court case that legalized abortion. We believe we’re in a year of Jubilee and it’s time for the unborn and for this generation to be set free. But it’s not enough just to say, “Well, this is a cool year.” I believe it is an invitation for a massive breakthrough.

Over the past couple of years, God has given us an understanding and dreams that The Great Communion Revival is ready to break out, and the blood of Jesus is going to cover the nations of the earth. We believe there is a breakthrough desire in the church worldwide, and this 40-day fast could remove the veil that covers the nations and release evangelists and missionaries in a massive thrust throughout 2022.

Then in the midst of our Seder, we all gathered outside and extended our hands over our view of Jerusalem.  Here we co-cooperatively joined in prayer with Lou to prophetically “rip the veil off the eyes of nations and of Messiah’s people.”  We decreed together to the nations, Muslims, Jewish and Gentile:    “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!”

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.

This past week, the enemies of Israel have been trying to “stir up a storm” over the Temple Mount.  Goaded on by Hamas’ operatives, Muslims have been rioting daily on the Temple Mount, and near Damascus Gate, throwing stones, and setting off explosive devices and fireworks, as well as stoning Israeli buses, and roughing up Jewish worshipers.  Israel has had to intervene numerous times to stop these violent demonstrations, thus incurring the wrath of other Muslim nations who accuse Israel of “violating the sanctity of the “Noble Sanctuary and Al Aksa Mosque.”  This has been a “set up” from the “get go” to ruin Israel’s newly established diplomatic relations with Morocco, the U.A.E., Jordan and other Islamic neighbors.  Hamas is also threatening to start another “missile war” against Israel at the conclusion of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting.  This terrorist group has been “firing rockets” already at Israeli communities in the South. The Israeli government in an effort to “make peace” and defuse this situation has banned Jewish worshipers from visiting the Temple Mount’, an action which has further emboldened Hamas to claim full possession of this site.  Please pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, regarding this potentially volatile situation.

The Night of Power

The Muslim “Night of Power” or Laylat ul-Qadr occurs during the last ten days of Ramadan.  This year it falls on either Wednesday or Thursday night (April 26th or 27.th The date is not fixed.  Traditionally Muslims believe this was when Muhammad supposedly received the Quran from an angel.  Muslims pray during this night and ask for dreams and visions for their lives.  It is also called the Night of Destiny.  Pray for Muslims to receive visions, and dreams of Jesus, so that they will then seek him (Jeremiah 29:13)

House of Peace

Marylois and I after nearly two and half years are rejoicing to be back in Jerusalem and the House of Peace.  We were welcomed back by many old friends and new acquaintances .  We have as always, prayer at the House on Wednesday afternoons, and have started a Bible study on late afternoons on Tuesday.  Thank you for your prayers for us at the HOP and all of Israel.

Shabbat Shalom: 

Gene and Marylois, House of Peace Jerusalem

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