THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS CELEBRATED JERUSALEM’S ANNUAL FEAST OF TABERNACLES!
Black lights and sensational music, dancing, prayer, charity, a march of thousands of colors from more than 80 nations – a march in solidarity with Israel; such was the scene of the 36th annual Feast of Tabernacles conference and celebration, hosted by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) from Sept 27-Oct.1. The event brought more than 5,000 people to the Israeli capital, including more than 50 pro Israel Christian parliamentarians and government officials from more than two dozen countries. Several African nations sent a large delegation of cabinet ministers and members of parliament to officially represent their countries. (JNS.org and Charisma News)
AGLOW INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATESJane Hansen Hoyt at ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles
Aglow International was among those present for the festivities, and was represented by over 100 men and women. Some were first timers to Israel, while others had traveled to Israel with Aglow on many of our annual spring trips. All came to celebrate and to continue to forge strong links with the Jewish people and to pray for Israel. We love Israel, we love the Jewish people, and our desire is to be a blessing to them in every way possible.
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated in a video greeting Sept. 29, “Israel has no better friends around the world.” He praised the attendees for their “unfaltering, enthusiastic support of Israel over the years.”
Aglow has provided unfaltering, enthusiastic support of Israel for over 15 years.
It was an honor to be invited to participate in ICEJ’s celebration by being a plenary speaker and the Women’s Track speaker and moderator for the three track sessions that were held. We saw attendance each day grow in number, even having to have more chairs brought in. I spoke the first morning, Christine Darg was the second speaker, and Nonnie McVeigh of Great Britain, completed the threesome with a powerful message on Deborah. The women and men who attended were greatly blessed.
“I believe the global Church is once again at a turning point where we can expect a great move of God to touch the whole earth. This time the reformation concerns the attitude of the global Church towards Israel and the Jews. It is about aligning with what God is doing in the Church around the world with what He does in Israel.” Jurgen Buhler, Executive Director of ICEJ.
For the plenary message I was invited to bring, I endeavored to parallel the hatred of anti-Semitism with the hatred against women. Satan’s hatred against women comes out of the significant word God gave the woman when she was told there was a seed coming from her that would be to Satan’s utter destruction. (Gen 3:13-15)
Then, a few chapters over in Genesis the seed of Abraham is mentioned and a corresponding hatred; a hatred which has followed the Jews down through the centuries.
The enemy was fearful of these mentions because he knew that Messiah was in the seed. His desire was to destroy the seed before the seed could destroy him. It is a very powerful message to consider. I hope to expand on this for our Global Conference in Indianapolis.