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August 31, 2009August 31, 2009  0 comments  Peace

On Sunday, October 4th, tens of

millions of Christians worldwide will unite

for the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, a day specifically set

aside by more than 1,200 global leaders (click here to view a partial list of

leaders

<https://www.daytopray.com/getdoc/5287369d-9486-48f4-af9f-e10d01b69f10/Signat

ures.aspx> ).

 

YOU can make your presence felt and pray for God's power and His peace to

flood the streets of Jerusalem by doing three simple things:

 

1. Make sure your local church is participating on October 4th.

 

The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem is NOT a single location event

but rather a worldwide celebration day when LOCAL CHURCHES pray for Jerusalem

in their Sunday services, in accordance with Psalm 122:6. There will be a

Jerusalem Celebration on this day carried live on GOD TV around the world,

but the real thrust of the initiative is on the local church level. Please BE

SURE that your church is participating! To receive your FREE equipping packet

now, and to obtain helpful materials such as posters, prayer cards, videos,

flyers, and children's resources for your local church, go now to

www.daytopray.com <https://www.daytopray.com/Ministry-Resources.aspx> .

 

2. Please forward this link to as many people as you can.

 

The goal is to reach 100 million Christians within the next 30 days with this

timely message for the Body of Christ. Help us meet this goal for the Lord's

sake and for His advancing Kingdom! If you will simply take a moment right

now and forward this link on, especially to your pastor, close friends, and prayer

partners, we can literally sound a global trumpet to bring clear focus and

awareness to this urgent prayer effort. It really, really makes a difference

if you will take only five minutes and forward this e-mail.

 

3. Sign the "Call to Prayer Resolution".

 

Thousands of Christians from all over the world have signed this document,

calling for a day of global prayer for Jerusalem and all her inhabitants. Add

your voice to this growing number today. Click here to sign the "Call To

Prayer Resolution". <https://www.daytopray.com/Prayer-Resolution.aspx>

 

Finally, the Jerusalem Celebration of the Day of Prayer for the Peace of

Jerusalem will be carried live into 192 nations on GOD TV. If you are in

Israel at that time, please plan to join us for this celebration. If you

cannot be in Israel, GOD TV will be broadcasting this event internationally,

LIVE on October 4th (broadcast schedule will be available closer to the event

date). Also consider having your church link with the Jerusalem celebration

of the DPPJ by viewing the event on GOD TV! Go to www.god.tv

<http://www.god.tv/>  for more information.

 

We thank you for putting action to your prayers and for taking part in seeing

God's true peace for Jerusalem unfold in this hour of history!

 

May the Lord's shalom rest over each of you,

 

Rev. Robert Stearns

Co-Chairman, Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

 

Dr. Jack Hayford

Co-Chairman, Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

 

P.S. If you have not yet done so, please make sure to add your name to the

thousands of Christians around the world who have signed the "Call To Prayer

Resolution." Be sure to check out the free online resources as well as the

DPPJ materials available in more than 15 languages.


October 1, 2009October 1, 2009  1 comments  Events

About 8000 Christian friends of Israel from about 100 countries around the world are beginning to arrive in Israel this week to celebrate the annual Feast of Tabernacles, beginning October 2nd through 8th in Jerusalem. The annual event is organized by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem and is  a week long program of seminars and teaching on Christian Zionism and is designed to strengthen the ties of Christians worldwide to Israel and the Jewish people. GodTV will be carrying the National Day of Prayer for Jerusalem, which is on Sunday, October 4rd live on its stations worldwide. In addition to the National Day of Prayer for Jeruslaem, there is a traditional Jerusalem March scheduled for October 6, the Night to Celebrate Israel on October 7th.

 

Feast participants are arriving from Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Austria, India, Italy, Nigeria, Brazil, Finland and Norway.  and more. Large groups of pilgrims will arrive from Brazil (more than 1000), Finland and Norway. In addition to visiting sites around the country, the participants will join in the traditional and colorful Jerusalem March on 6 October.

 

Christian tourism is a growing segment of the Israel tourism industry and is critical to the economy of Israel and the Palestinian Territories.  The Israel Ministry of Tourism recognizes this and is now placing increased marketing dollars into this market segment and has even developed a special task force to focus on increasing tourism to Israel amongst Evangelical Christians. So far in 2009, approximately 1 million Christian tourists have come to Israel. In 2008 approximately 1.9 million Christian tourists visited the country.

 

ICEJ organizes several day tours for the thousands of Christian tourists who are expected to come for the Feast of Tabernacles. In total, the event is expected to spur 56,000 tourist nights in hotels around the country generating between $16-18 million in revenues for the country.

 


February 18, 2010February 18, 2010  2 comments  Events

A 128-person delegation comprised of leaders from the Pentecostal Church of God proclaimed their support for Israel and an undivided Jerusalem with a signed declaration of prayer presented to the Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Sunday.

 

Bishop Charles Scott (left) and Mayor Nir Barkat

At a time when replacement theology and apathy are pervasive in the American church, "understanding the theology of the situation is paramount," Charles Scott, general bishop of the Pentecostal Church of God told Travelujah, the only Christian social network focused on travel to the Holy Land.

Scott said the declaration and the group's visit is not simply symbolic of its support for Israel, but is going to be felt through action.

 

"We intend this to be a juggernaut," he said.

 

Scott estimates that the ripple effect of this visit will reach a quarter million of the church's constituents. The goal, Scott said, is education about Israel through literature and media, and ultimately, tourism to Israel.

 

This is apparently the first time a denomination itself has made a public stand with Israel. The Pentecostal Church of God is a 91-year old denomination founded in Chicago in 1919. Its membership consists of 620,000 people in 60 nations. Of 37 districts within the United States, more than half were represented on this trip to Israel and most of the trip participants were on their first trip to Israel.

The delegation praying in City Council chamber

The group met Barkat at Jerusalem's City Council chambers and presented him with the written declaration, which is also hanging up at the Church of God headquarters in Joplin, Missouri.

 

"We wanted this to be a demonstration that we really supported Israel, not just in declaration but in covenant," Wayman Ming Jr., general secretary of the Pentecostal Church of God, explained to Travelujah.

Robert Stearns, director of Eagles' Wings ministry which hosted the trip as part of their Watchmen on the Walls program, told Mayor Barkat this large delegation was evidence that "a new kind of Christian was coming forth on this earth."

 

"We will not remain silent" in support of Israel, he said.

 

Barkat said that the group were "shareholders in the city." He urged the leaders to go back to their members and encourage more trips to Israel. Tourism also blesses Jerusalem by creating new jobs for Israel's poorest city, he noted.

 

Barkat was elected mayor of Israel's capital city in 2008. One of his goals is to bring 10 million tourists a year to Jerusalem. Representatives from Eagles Wings and the Pentecostal Church of God have joined the cause to help make that goal a reality.

 




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October 3, 2010October 3, 2010  0 comments  Events

Jerusalem, Israel  More than 400 Christians attended Sunday's International Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem in the Israeli capital, and upwards of 300 million Christians had committed to participating from their home nations including tens of millions who watched it live on God TV.

 

 

Founded by Dr. Robert Stearns in 2002, the founder and executive director  of Eagles' Wings Ministries, a dynamic organization focused on building bridges of relationship and hope around the world, the Day of Prayer is a global grassroots prayer initiative that links the Christian liturgical calendar with the biblical, Jewish calendar.

 

Robert Stearns

 

Dr. Robert Stearns, welcoming Archbishop Joseph - Jules Zerey, the General Patriarchal Vicar of the Greek Milkite Catholic Patriarchate 

 

 

This year the event was held at the Haas Promenade overlooking Jerusalem's Old City. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, giving the keynote address, reinforced the importance of a united Jerusalem.

 

 "Jerusalem is special to three billion people of faith in the world. No other city in the world is a destination that fills our hearts like Jerusalem. My mission for the city is to return it to its role of 2000 to 3000 years ago and to welcome people from around the world, to explore our ancient past and build our modern future."

 

Nir Barkat

 

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat giving the keynote address

 

To do this Barkat insisted Jerusalem must be kept open to people of all faith to enjoy and to freely practice their religion and he was very proud to point out that during  Ramadan, which fell in the latter part of August/September 2010, there had been over 200,000 Muslims who had freely traveled to the city in order to visit the the Temple Mount to pray.

 

"As major I'm committed to maintaining that. This is not trivial," he emphasized, "Jerusalem must keep reunited, undivided and be the sovereign capital of Israel. It is the heart of the world. You can't divide the heart," he continued, "I read the Bible, and it is very clear who the capital of Jerusalem is for."  

 

According to the website set up for the event, the Day of Prayer has "quickly become the largest Israel-focused prayer event in history." More than 300,000 churches from 175 nations annually take part in the event.

 

Performers at the Day of Prayer

 

Ray Ramirez, Music Director and  International Christian Embassy Jerusalem performance group

 

The people and ministries behind the Day of Prayer note that while they "pray every day for Israel, we seek on this day to unite believers around the world in raising a cry to Heaven on behalf of this troubled, but strategic land and its people."

 

 

The Day of Prayer brought together a diverse group of Christians, Arabs and Jews and including  Rev. Tom Hess who gave the invocation, Dr. Bishop Naim Khoury from the Holy Land Baptist Mission,  Archbishop Joseph-Jules Zerey from the Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarchate,  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin from the Center of Jewish Christian Understanding, and many others who all joined together with Christians in petitioning the Almighty on behalf of the holy city.

 

Rev. Tom Hess

 

 Rev. Tom Hess, founder Jerusalem House of Prayer for All Nations giving the invocation

 

 

By: Elisa Moed and Ryan Jones for Travelujah.

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