An outstanding part of my experience in Jerusalem in October was the Cry for Zion prayer rally.
John Enarson, Nancy, and Doron
Our Cry for Zion shirt
Our banner for the Jerusalem March
John Enarson and Nancy
Our group had a prayer rally at the Goldman Promenade, the hill across from the Old City and the Temple Mount. In our first teaching session earlier, Lars Enarson likened Israel to God's timepiece in the countdown to the return of the Lord. Lars said that the rebirth of Israel in 1948 was the hour hand on the clock. The reuniting of the city of Jerusalem and regaining the Temple Mount and Western Wall in the Six Days War of 1967 was the minute hand on the clock. At the present time what happens concerning the Temple Mount is the second hand on the clock!
Doris Murdoch and Nancy at the Cry for Zion prayer rally
Our group walked the ramparts of the Old City and prayed (Isa. 62:6-7). A woman named Elly gave a testimony of how the Holy Spirit gave her a burden to pray and ask God's forgiveness for Israel when they gave the Temple Mount back to the Muslims right after they obtained it in the Six Days War of 1967. She was weeping profusely during her encounter with the Spirit.
On the ramparts - Elly testifying
On our way up to the Temple Mount, I came face-to-face with a strong advocate for freedom of worship on the Temple Mount, Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who is now a minister in the Knesset. He made aliyah from America and was the Director of the Temple Institute, as well as a tour guide. I knew that he had sustained four gunshot wounds to the chest at close range by a terrorist about two years ago. I told him that I had prayed for him and was glad to see him looking so well! He wanted to know what I do. I told him I taught the church about our Jewish roots and had written a book, Why Christians Should Care About Their Jewish Roots. He was interested and wanted me to email him. He handed me his card, and I handed him mine. We noticed he had body guards! Pray for this man.
MK Rabbi Yehuda Glick talking to Nancy
Doron, John, and Yehuda Glick
Stay tuned for continuing blogs on my eighth trip to Israel for the Jerusalem Sukkot Celebration.