His Dwelling Place
Shalom dear intercessors and friends of Israel.
His Dwelling Place
In July, we have some uprisings from the enemy of our souls.
“For 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.” Psalms 132.13-14
Our God is Spirit and dwells wherever He wants: in the Heavens, in our hearts and in JERUSALEM!
“Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.” Psalms 2.6
He chose that place to reign through his son, our Mashiach!
Knowing this, the enemy tries to steal His place:
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’” Isaiah 14.12-14
We can’t be apathetic seeing the enemy profane the dwelling place chosen by YHWH. We must be zealous for his Word and have dominium with the direction of his Spirit.
“Then David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”” 1 Samuel 17.26
David was zealous over the people of Israel and also over His land, the dwelling place of the most high.
“Your Dwelling Place”
“I will not give rest to my eyes; I will not rest my eyelids; Till find a place for you Jesus; I will enter the sanctuary; And I will climb up on your holy mountain; Till find a place; Prepared for you
COME MAKE YOUR DWELLING PLACE, MAKE YOUR DWELLING PLACE AMONG US
One thing I ask the Lord; And will seek, and will seek; That I can live in your House; Every day of my life; I found, I found; Your altars Lord and my God”
Composition: David Silva
Bein Hametzarim-Between the Straits
The 09th of July and 30th of July represents the first and last days of three weeks of lament, anguish, tribulation, Strait in Israel, recalling the destruction of the walls of Jerusalem (17 of the 4th month this year on 09th of July) by Nebuchadnezzar (586 BC – 2 Kings 25.3-4; Jeremiah 39.2 ; 52.6-7 ) and by the Romans, six centuries later (70 dC), both culminating in the destruction of the two sacred temples or Batei HaMikdashim, in Jerusalem ( 9 of the 5th month- Tisha B’Av – 9th day of the month of Av or fifth month this year in 30th of July).
The direct consequence of the destruction of the temples was the destruction of Jewish life in Israel. Those days are recalled with fasting (the 4th and 5th months).
“I called on the LORD in distress; The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The LORD is for me among those who help me; Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me. It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in princes. All nations surrounded me, But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. They surrounded me, Yes, they surrounded me; But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. They surrounded me like bees; They were quenched like a fire of thorns; For in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. You pushed me violently, that I might fall, But the LORD helped me. The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation Is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly. The right hand of the LORD is exalted; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly. I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD.” Psalm 118.5-17
In times like these it is always good to be in more constant vigil and prayer.
BUT, as always, our beloved Father gives us a promise of hope:
““Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘The fast of the fourth month, The fast of the fifth, The fast of the seventh, And the fast of the tenth, Shall be joy and gladness and cheerful feasts For the house of Judah.Therefore love truth and peace.’” Zechariah 8.19
Let us declare this Word over the House of Israel, so there will no more be sorrow, but life and joy in the Beloved Mashiach Yeshua!
The place in God
Something that the Lord ministered us this month was about the importance and the need of positioning and persisting.
In many areas of our lives we start projects that we believe have been guided by God.
We begin with a lot of enthusiasm and expectation, but over the days and months in the middle of the journey, the enemy comes with its subtleties try to steal our calling and we get discourage.
He attacks us in our emotions and we make decisions based on circumstances and feelings.
Suddenly we are departing, we look and listen to men, their opinions and we deviate from His Word.
We must always return to the feet (and lap) of the one who loves us, who leads and take care of us.
If we hear His voice we will realign to His purpose, repositioning ourselves in the place he placed us, regardless of anything.
In this way, soon we will see His faithfulness changing circumstances, but all because we were faithful in running to the author of life, to our Shepherd.
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10.27
Thank you Lord for teaching us every day.