Watchmen

Watchmen for Jerusalem – Day 13

13 May 2023

3.2 MINS

Focus

Shift the Nation: 24/7 Prayer 12–22 May 2023

Intention

For us to grasp the necessity to pray for Israel.

Scripture

“I have posted watchmen on your walls Jerusalem, they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.”

– Isaiah 62:6–7

Reflection

Many years ago, when the Lord called me to found the Australian House of Prayer for All Nations, some of our watchmen and intercessors were passionate about praying for Israel. At the time I had little understanding of the call of a watchman, but I concluded that if the house of prayer was to be for all nations, then Israel must be one of them.

In 1997 my husband and I were led to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem, preceded by a bus tour around the land.

Late one afternoon our bus stopped at the war cemetery at Beersheba, and we all wandered in to look at some of the Australian graves. Suddenly grief unexpectedly overtook me, and falling to my knees I wept and wept, sensing the power of God on me. I began to pray until finally peace came, and somewhat embarrassed I got back on the bus.

Back home I began to have a hunger to know more about Israel from a biblical perspective and experienced a renewed burden to pray. I read Kelvin Crombie’s recently released book Anzacs, Empires and Israel’s Restoration, and it opened my eyes to the history of the charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba on October 31, 1917, which opened the way for Jerusalem to be liberated from Turkish Ottoman rule. On the same day as the battle, the War Cabinet in London met and agreed to the establishment of a Jewish national homeland, a decision that became known as the Balfour Declaration.

Thus, Australia and New Zealand played a significant role in the return of the Jewish people to their homeland, after centuries of Muslim domination.

Incredibly, in the following years, the Lord called me to travel around Australia and New Zealand to call up the intercessors to pray for Israel, sharing that just as the ANZACs had fought together physically, now we were being called together to spiritually defend Israel.

We eventually launched the ANZAC watch on Zoom, which continues to this day as the Lord calls us to pray from the uttermost ends of the earth (Isaiah 24:15–16).

Now the spiritual battle is intensifying again with the renewed threat of Muslim domination. Israel is in great danger as Iran and its allies threaten to destroy it with a nuclear attack.

That is why the call by Mike Bickle from IHOPKC for millions of people around the world to take up the Isaiah 62 mandate for prayer and fasting for Israel in May, is God-ordained.

Let’s heed that call.

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Prayer

We thank you Father that You are calling for prayer for Israel at this hour.

We declare your word, “For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns.” (Isaiah 62:1)

We pray Father that you will thwart the attacks of those who seek to destroy Your people Israel.

May they come to know their Messiah according to Your everlasting covenant, and know Your promise to them, “See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands. Your walls are ever before Me.” (Isaiah 49:16)

Amen.

Jenny HaggerAuthor Bio

Jenny Hagger AM is the founder and former Director of the Australian House of Prayer for All Nations, and Mission World Aid.

She is on the leadership of the Global Watch, connecting with intercessors and houses of prayer around the globe.

Prayer Points and Purpose for GO 2023 in May

  1. To worship Jesus and give extravagant praise to God. Heb 12:28–29
  2. Pray that the Lamb who was slain might receive the reward for His suffering. Rev 5:6–14
  3. Pray for revival for Australia and for millions to find Christ. Isa 64:1–2
  4. Pray for revival for Israel and millions to find Christ. Rom 10:1
  5. Pray for five friends to find Christ and share the gospel with those five in May. Matt 28:18–20

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4 Comments

  1. Kaylene Emery 13 May 2023 at 7:17 am - Reply

    I always love hearing you pray Jenny , thank you.
    Israel faces what she has always faced and now , like the West she must also deal with treachery and betrayal from within. Now that it is exposed.
    The very evil which thrives in our education systems also thrives in hers . Her children too, are being bathed in the deception of an altered history as a politicised “scientific “ narrative is inserted into law , culture medicine – into the very fabric of life.
    Indoctrination and it’s influence runs deep and is pervasive, just so for us in the Western Nations.
    Israel carries the DNA of humanity through Jesus Christ and through Him all Nations are one under God.

  2. Pearl 13 May 2023 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Lord make Israel a praise to all nations in Jesus Name Amen❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️

  3. Kym Farnik 13 May 2023 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Wonderful devotional Ps Jenny – you nailed it!
    This global call is 100% of the Holy Spirit and we are (realistically) expecting 100+ million to participate this May.
    We all need to take to the walls in prayer. Thanks so much for all you have done!

    PS: My photograph from 2017 !! 🙂

  4. Nel Farnik 13 May 2023 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Dear Pastor Jenny, thank you to you and the family at Zion Fellowship for it was in this season of our lives that through you all, the Lord rekindled the passion in my heart for Israel. Kym and I have learnt so much from you and we are forever grateful. May the harvest at this time of your life be greater than all previous seasons. with love, shalom Nel Farnik

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