His Dwelling Place

As I prepare to leave for Israel and Aglow’s annual trip into the land, April 29 to May 8, my heart is excited to be back in the place that truly is the focal point of all the earth!  

God is intentional in all that He does.  He chose to place Israel in the most strategic geographical location on the face of the earth.  It is the crossroads of Africa, Asia and Europe…a place where the world’s attention is drawn repeatedly.  

As believers, it is important that we understand the ancient prophecies related to God’s purposes for the people and for the land.  

And who is like Your people Israel, the one nation on the earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people – to make for Yourself a name by great and awesome deeds, by driving out nations from before Your people whom You redeemed from Egypt?  For you have made Your people Israel Your very own people forever; and You, Lord, have become their God.  I Chron. 17:21

LONGEST HELD HATRED IN HUMAN HISTORY

Anti-Semitism is still the longest held and deepest hatred in human history.  This animosity had its beginning in the garden when God promised Eve that one of her descendants would crush the enemy’s head in Genesis 3:15.  This hatred later centered in Abraham and his descendants. 

ENDEAVOR TO DESTROY THE SEED

In Genesis 22:18 God’s word to Abraham was, “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”  Satan has focused on that seed, to destroy them before the seed destroyed him!   The ultimate seed of Messiah was in them…the one who, for all time, would bring the destructive blow to the enemy.  His followers would continue to enforce that victory, down through the ages.

A MANDATE TO SURVIVE

In astounding ways, we have seen God’s supernatural protection of the Jewish people.  They have survived unspeakable hatred, and continue to endure the wrath of the nations.  Yet, while the enemy has targeted this people for extinction, God’s prophetic purposes for the Jewish people has remained because they will be a witness to the world of the ultimate authority of God’s word…which cannot and will not be nullified. 

 A TEST FOR ALL MANKIND

The focal point of the conflict related to Israel is, at its core, the issue of God’s authority.  God chose the place and He chose the people as a reference point of His authority.  That is the issue! 

The Lord has chosen Zion.  He has desired it for His dwelling place.  “This is My resting place forever.  Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.  Psa 132:13

I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.  Psa 2:6

God has established His authority on earth through a person and a place.  The hill and the person represent His authority.  It is a governmental issue of who is in control.

MESSIAH’S RETURN TO JERUSALEM

When Christ returns to earth, He is not coming to an Islamic nation of “Palestine.”  He is coming back as King of the Jews to His people.  From Jerusalem, the city where He has chosen to set His name, He will reign! 

Even while being crucified, Yeshua promised that He would return as King of the Jews.  That sign above His head was a prophecy of His second coming.  It was an eternal statement of His identity and authority. 

Israel is the Holy Land NOT because it is the place where Jesus walked 2 millennium ago.  It is the Holy Land because it is where He will walk in the Millennium when He returns.

The enemy continues fighting to save himself.  However, it is the connection between Yeshua and Jerusalem that will ultimately destroy him!

AGLOW STANDS IN AGREEMENT WITH THE DECLARED WORD OF GOD

As Aglow walks the land where Yeshua will return, walk with us in your spirit. (Use this link to go to trip itinerary, choose the tab at the top.)  Stand for the people and the land God, Himself has chosen.  God has said of His people, “I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.”  
The Book of Acts is Coming Alive!
現実を表す古くからの約束 (Ancient Promise…Present Reality)
 

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Thank you for your lovely message and I will walk with you in my spirit and stand for the people and the land that God, Himself has chosen in Jesus name amen

Tammy
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Speaking of intentionality - our Aglow International Kingdom Circle Lighthouse has begun a study of the beginnings - Genesis. God's intention to bring to birth a nation for His intention to bring forth His Son is clear from the beginning. Such an...

Speaking of intentionality - our Aglow International Kingdom Circle Lighthouse has begun a study of the beginnings - Genesis. God's intention to bring to birth a nation for His intention to bring forth His Son is clear from the beginning. Such an amazing God we have - the Creator of everything with the clear plan of our redemption. The Bible - His plan unfolding, from Genesis to Revelation. When I think of His amazing love for us that He pursues us to reveal Himself so that we can be restored to fellowship with Him. John 17 relationship - that we all may be one just as He and the Father are one.
I have been to Israel with Aglow - I pray your trip this year is beyond your expectation as you see God's intentions for you unfold.

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Carole Smith
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Thank you for that powerful word. I am attending a commitment to Isreal conference this weekend. Thank you for the declaration that we are ENFORCERS of what Jesus did. We have Him within, we are seated with Him in heaven, so we have it all. I...

Thank you for that powerful word. I am attending a commitment to Isreal conference this weekend. Thank you for the declaration that we are ENFORCERS of what Jesus did. We have Him within, we are seated with Him in heaven, so we have it all. I am seeing what my favorite verses say more clearly than ever before, if you believe what you say you will have it. The problem has been, we don't believe without a doubt.

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Dawn Hedrick
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You are absolutely correct Jane! It is wonderful to walk where Jesus walked but it is much superior to know that He is coming back to complete what He started - not to Ottawa, New York, Paris... but to Jerusalem, the City of the Great King from...

You are absolutely correct Jane! It is wonderful to walk where Jesus walked but it is much superior to know that He is coming back to complete what He started - not to Ottawa, New York, Paris... but to Jerusalem, the City of the Great King from whence He will rule and reign!

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Lorraine Bastien
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wow wow wow... God is going to use this trip with Aglow so amazingly.

Carol Ann Stewart
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What struck me, also, was about Israel not being the Holy Land because Jesus walked there but because that's where He will be returning! It's given me a new perspective--of future more than past. Thank you.

Pat Leary
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Thank you very much for this powerful message. I will pray for Israel, Aglow and all the God's people.

Gloria Zalissa
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Jane, thank you for that wonderful and informative message. I had never thought of the hatred for the jews going all the way back to the Garden and God's promise to Eve. So much makes sense when you think of it that way. I will be with you in...

Jane, thank you for that wonderful and informative message. I had never thought of the hatred for the jews going all the way back to the Garden and God's promise to Eve. So much makes sense when you think of it that way. I will be with you in Spirit and in Prayer as Aglow goes to isreal.
Many Blessings

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Frances Thigpen
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Ditto to all the above! But I sensed while reading this that God was cutting through many lies!
May we humble ourselves in this hour, knowing we were only grafted in and how we treat Israel is how we are treating Him. I for one want to be FOR...

Ditto to all the above! But I sensed while reading this that God was cutting through many lies!
May we humble ourselves in this hour, knowing we were only grafted in and how we treat Israel is how we are treating Him. I for one want to be FOR ISRAEL AND FOR GOD!

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Barbara Ludy
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BLESS THE LORD OH! MY SOUL, Thank you Jane for sharing this dear message us us,
we stand with ISRAEL & HER PEOPLE....Much Love and pray for yours & every one else safety!!

Linda K. Bryant
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