Israel, Kept by Covenant
And in that day will I make Jerusalem
And in that day will I make Jerusalem a
burdensome stone for all people:
Zechariah 12:2A & 3A
Every day the international Jewish community and now Israel exists it is the evidence of the faithfulness of Adonai’s covenant. Since the Father decreed it a Nation, the nations of the world have felt that Israel and its people, the Jewish families of the earth, have been a burdensome stone. Questions such as: "What are we going to do with Israel? or What to do about the Jew?", are age old questions. The Father would have blessed the nations of the world through Abraham’s seed, but we wouldn’t hear of it. But, Adonai will never forsake His Jewish people. If Adonai were to forsake Israel, it would cause me to question His faithfulness to His Church. However as we have seen down through the ages, Adonai is true and every man a liar. Though as humans we are unfaithful, He is faithful still. Who can question the wisdom of our glorious heavenly Father.
We are in a serious time period when Israel is becoming a particularly burdensome stone, especially to the nations around her. However to those who love her, she is the passion of our hearts and the joy of our song. We love praying for her. It is for those of you who love her that I am writing this article.
I have come to look forward to my times in Israel when I can just be alone with Messiah and intercede for my people. I also enjoy the prayer journeys. Each one seems to have its own peculiar set of challenges depending upon where we go and when. But then, each one is also a walk with Messiah moving in partnership with the Kingdom of our great Father, and therefore amazing in its import.
This visit to Israel consisted of both, days in solitude and prayer, and a prayer journey. In the first part of my visit when I was joyfully locked away, alone with Him whom my soul loves, He spoke many things to me about Israel. In the second part of my visit, I took the prayer journey Messiah had spoken to me about just days before leaving for Israel. I invited a local minister and his wife to accompany me. Much of what was revealed on that important journey can be found in the article: "The Glorious Harvest of Abraham’s Seed Part I". That important article reveals the very heart of the Father regarding the Arab people. The information He gave was provocative and insightful, illuminating the paths of the Spirit for this present generation, albeit powerful in overturning the hidden deceptions of the soul. The truths He gave were so revolutionary, that I decided to walk that path of revelation with a Biblical scholar at my side. I will not cover those things in this writing however, only the things He gave to me about Israel.
Hidden away in the privacy of my room overlooking the Mediterranean, I entered into a glorious time of worship. The presence that filled my room was so familiar, and ever so sweet. I knew that I had immediately entered into that very special place with which He has graced me each time I have traveled to Israel. I was overwhelmed with His love and goodness. Peace poured right into my innermost being like a lovely and gentle fountain.
The Spirit was carrying me speedily along the passageway He had already prepared, moving me higher and higher in the Spirit as I worshipped. Suddenly I found myself standing by a stream. It was winter in this place of the Spirit and I could hear the river gurgling by under its winter covering as it was completely covered by snow and ice. I was enraptured with my Messiah whom I could not help but follow with joyous fervency and I continued to worship Him going ever deeper into His Spirit. Yet, this stream had also caught my attention. I didn’t want to give myself wholly to it, as I wanted to go as deep into His presence as He would allow me to go and not be distracted. Although I was being allowed to travel into deep places — wonderful chambers of Himself, His Spirit was also holding me right beside this gurgling brook. Alas, I decided to watch it for a while. As I continued to worship quietly I noticed that before long the ice and pristine snow began to melt exposing a little bit of the stream. The color of the water was unique only to the waters I have seen in the realm of the Spirit and in heaven. I realized that this stream had no beginning. The fountainhead was the throne of God itself.
Upon realizing this, I was taken aback, as the ice and snow brought many questions to my mind. I was however there alone so I knew my questions were not going to be immediately answered. I began to worship my Messiah once again and as I entered back into worship, the snow and ice immediately began to melt a little more. This continued as long as I was worshipping the Lord. Not understanding what He was trying to show me, I decided I would just continue to worship Messiah. After a long period of time, much of the ice and snow had melted revealing about five or six feet of this picturesque brook. Suddenly a star appeared in this lovely river. I quieted myself and carefully watched the star. After a few moments, the star began to rise up out of the river, and make its way into the heavens. I watched as it made its gentle ascent into the sky and settled in a place directly over this stream.
This was the first time that I had noticed that the sky was a most beautiful crystal blue with only a couple, well placed fleecy white cottony clouds. As clear and bright as the day was, I saw no sun, only this brilliant star now hovering in the sky directly above the stream. I wondered to myself what all this meant when suddenly I was back in my room. As I realized I had been returned to my room I also realized that the meaning of the experience had also been given to me. It was actually Isaiah that gave me a little understanding of the stream.
I will open rivers in high places, (This River was opened
from His throne in heaven.) and fountains in the
midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool
of water, and the dry land springs of water.
that they may see and know and consider, and
understand together , that the hand of the Lord
hath done this, the holy one of Israel hath
He was speaking to me about Israel, He was telling me that the spring that has been ever opened to my people Israel, was now being slowly revealed in the Nation of Israel. For lo the winter has passed, the rain is over and gone. The fig tree putteth forth her green figs. (Song of Solomon 2:11 & 13A)
Please note that I said, the spring that has ever been opened. God has never closed the spring to the Jewish people, but it has been buried under the snows of winter. Only those who have diligently sought it have found it in these past centuries. Now, in this hour the snow and ice are beginning to melt so all who will, can drink freely. He will fill the land with this beautiful and extraordinary water of His Spirit. The Fig Tree, Israel is putting forth her green figs.
The star! Well, we all know what that means. It is the Star of David the revelation of the reigning Messiah. The river will bring the revelation of the reigning Messiah in the land of Israel.
neither for brightness shall the moon give
light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee
an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
The following night, the Lord called me to prayer in a special way just past midnight. As I entered into the worship center I felt His presence in a wonderful way. The call was a definite call to pray over Israel, yet, the call to worship was equally as strong so that was where I began.
As I worshiped, the Lord came to me hanging on the cross. I knew the call was to pray for those for whom He died. So, I began to intercede for Israel and Ariel Sharon. As I prayed the Spirit of intercession came upon me and I wept with Messiah. I wept for the revelation of Messiah to come to the governmental heads of Israel. I prayed that God would give His own wisdom to them during this difficult time. After praying for his soul, I again interceded that Ariel Sharon would be placed back into his post in the upcoming election.
Just days prior to leaving for Israel I saw in a vision that I was to walk the boundaries of Israel and proclaim the rightful boundaries for Israel and the Arab Nations both. Not knowing if I would be able to make an actual trip on this particular journey, following my initial intercession I decided to pray over the boundaries. I laid a map of the Middle East open on the floor and spoke out of the Scriptures the true boundaries of Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. As I finished declaring these boundaries, the Seven Spirits of God appeared from before the throne. The Spirit of the Fear of God moved over and stood beside me. The Spirit of God moved up into the heavens. The roof of the sanctuary became transparent. I watched in awe as the Spirit of the Lord began to draw a map of the very boundaries I had just proclaimed in the dark sky. The map was hovering over me outlined in a blue laser light. As I watched Him in amazement, I started to speak. But the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord standing beside me gently pushed my head down in a bowed position and told me to be silent and worship the Lord until the Word was finished. I was told that what was occurring was a holy thing.
After He drew the boundaries in the heavens, the Spirit of the Lord then moved down to earth and began to draw the boundaries on the earth. My Spirit was lifted up and allowed to see what He was doing on earth, which was most exciting for me. The precise moment He finished His work, the wind outside began to blow almost violently lasting until late the following day. (I later learned that a wind of this nature was unprecedented in Israel.) When the time of visitation was coming to an end, I asked what the blowing winds meant. He told me: "The winds of change are blowing over Israel!"
The Master’s Violin
I think from time to time we all need encouragement in prayer. I guess I am no different than the average bear in that respect. I arrived in Israel exhausted from the flight and yet wanting to fulfill the purpose for which I had come. My tired body struggling from extreme jet lag was putting up a good fight against my spirit, but in His incredible mercy as I would enter into prayer, Messiah’s enabling grace would come and once again I would find myself wrapped in His ever-present love and power.
I had gone to bed as it was late and I had spent a full day in prayer. One hour after I fell asleep, He awakened me to a vision. I saw and heard a lovely violin being played in notes and tones found only in heaven. I smiled! Messiah you want me to pray some more don’t you, was my response. He said: You are my instrument, come and let Me play you for Israel.
I chuckled as I arose and put my outer garment on and walked into my prayer room. His call was so delightfully precious, I forgot all about how tired I had been only an hour before.
I sat down and began to worship Him once again. After a while, Messiah quickened to me Psalms 27 and asked me to pray this Psalm over Israel. So, I opened my Bible and began to pray.
I am not going to record the whole Psalm here as it would require this writing to be much more extensive to accommodate it. But, I will share with you what I heard coming from Messiah’s heart from that Psalm:
He will be Israel’s strength and their light. As their enemies encompass them He will be with them. Then came His heart for them: that they would seek after and require Him. That they would hunger to behold the beauty of the Lord, so He could hide them under His wing. Then, words about their future were revealed. He will set them on a Rock. They will sing praises unto His name. They will seek His face. He will teach them His way. He will be a Friend to them, when their enemies rise up against them, and He will fight for them.
Then Messiah impressed upon me to pray Zechariah 14. I wept in deep intercession that the Father would pour out the Spirit of grace and supplication upon Israel. The Word tells us that when this happens my people will know Messiah is God.
As I wept and prayed, a most unusual experience began to occur. I began feeling way down in the pit of my innermost being an anguish over the desolations of the generations. I could feel the aching and longing of the years without the revelation and relationship of the Father that my people had gone through. The anguish was as strong as death. In fact, it was like carrying death in my innermost being. It just hung there in my center, bewailing the loss of the Father. I was carrying the generations of longing in my womb. I wept bitterly for hours. I pulled out the Bible and read the passage He was impressing me with so strongly.
And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy
soul in drought, and make fat thy bones and thou
shalt be like a watered garden, and a spring of water
whose waters fail not.
And they that shall be of thee shall build the old
waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations
of many generations: and thou shalt be called,
The repairer of the breach, the restorer of
of paths to dwell in.
Isaiah 58:11 & 12
I wept and prayed that He would repair the breach and raise up the desolate generations. I prayed that He would rebuild the old waste places. For hours this continued. Eventually the burden lifted although that desolation did not lift from my soul until after two more days of prayer.
Scepter of The Lord
At 11:30 PM Messiah appeared before me with scepter in hand for the second time since I arrived in Israel. In fact, as it would turn out, He came each day with His scepter. This would tell me that whatever we would do that day would have the government of the Father upon it and standing behind it. The fact that each day of intercession began with the scepter being held forth as it did in this journey, left me feeling that the things said and done would prove to be a bit more consequential than normal.
Some times when He appears to me with His scepter He tells me what I am to do immediately, sometimes I must pray and wait patiently for the instruction: this visit was marked by the latter. When He appears to me with His scepter I know whatever I am led to pray God will answer so I never take these moments lightly. I am careful not to move forward until the Word of the Lord comes. I prayed quietly for wisdom or counsel as Messiah stood silently before me in century position, His scepter by His side. As I prayed I watched Him carefully to see if He would give any indication of the next order of business.
After 15 minutes He began to give me a prophetic experience.
My vision was opened and I saw a multitude of similar coins characteristic of Israeli money. I saw shekels and denarii’s as well as other coins in their system. All these coins were in a sort of tank. I watched as Messiah walked over and scooped them out of this tank and put them into a thick glass vase. Then He carried them over and poured them into a pool that reminded me of a wishing well. The water in the pool immediately went into motion and began swishing over the coins, back and forth, back and forth. Over a period of time the coins began to change in value and each increased. Some of the coins actually became of great value. Then strangely enough I watched as the coins began to pour out of the pool forming an endless parade of coins. I could not see the end of this parade.
Momentarily, I found myself rising up and flying over this parade of coins. I continued looking for an end to the parade, but I could find none. I was turned again toward the front of the parade and was heading back in that direction when I saw Messiah step up in front of, and stand over the coins. He stood waiting as though He was looking for someone. Soon a Jewish man walked up to Messiah and shook hands with Him entering into a covenant with Him.
Then I was given the meaning:
My people here in Israel are entering into the washing stage by His Spirit through all this suffering. He is washing them and preparing them for His certain Shekinah. An endless parade of my people will go through this washing. As He made covenant with Abraham, He is returning to reaffirm His new and better covenant to my people even now. This time, we will enter into covenant with Him. (My joy is full.)
He gave me several Scriptures to give counsel and clarification to the vision. I will share them with you.
went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency,
a joy of many generations.
Thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Savior and thy
Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob…
For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring
silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will
also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors
righteousness. Violence shall no more be heard in thy
land wasting nor destruction within thy boarders; but thou shalt
call thy walls Salvation and thy gates Praise…
Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall
inherit the land forever the branch of my planting the
work of my hands that I might be glorified.
A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one
a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time.
Isaiah 60:15 –22
Thou O God didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst
confirm thine inheritance when it was weary. Thy
congregation hath dwelt therein: thou O God hast prepared
of thy goodness for the poor.
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear and your soul
shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
even the sure mercies of David.
Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the
days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an
Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall
Be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them,
and multiply them, and I will set my sanctuary in the midst
of them forever. And my tabernacle also shall be with them:
yea I will be their God and they shall be my people.
Ezekiel 37:26, 27
This is what I was to proclaim and establish by the privilege of His scepter extended and guarding over the prophetic Word.
**When the Lord appeared to me again on this night with scepter in hand, and opened the book of God’s eternal purposes to me, the words were about the nations so I will share that information in another article.
I spent some time picking up and answering emails on this day before entering into prayer. It turned out to be the guidance of the Spirit as I opened an email from my dear friend, Neville Johnson, in Australia.
Thank-you for the last email you sent. I have been away and out of reach for a while. When I got back, I had over 100 emails to answer.
It was good to hear from you. God is certainly doing some interesting things. I had an interesting experience in November of this year, on the 23rd Australian time.
I was in prayer and found myself being escorted into heaven traveling over some beautiful country. I thought: this must be Paradise. Then I saw in the distance a very large building with a great light emanating from it. Finally we reached the building and I was escorted into it. It was so bright inside, I could only see about 6 yards in front of me. I asked the Lord where we were. He replied: We are in the building that houses the provision, light, and glory of God for a specific time period on earth.
I asked: What time period? I heard back, from the reformation to 2010.
Much of the building had been emptied out, but the end of the building still housed a very large portion still to be dispensed into earth. There were very large and strong doors at the end of the building shutting up this provision. They had not yet been opened. Then I heard: It is time for Is. 22:22 to be released into the earth so these doors can be opened.
It is interesting that 2010 is seven years from now. I wonder if this is the seven good years of Joseph? Do you have any thoughts on this?
Bless you heaps!
As I (Nita) entered into prayer early afternoon, the Lord came to me with His King’s Staff in hand. At that time He told me that we (Him and I) would be releasing something wonderful into the earth, then He left. I wanted to be able to answer Neville’s question as well. So, I spent over nine hours worshipping and waiting in quiet meditation for Him to return so we could release this thing He was talking about, not knowing what it would be. I had also hoped that He would define the answers to Neville’s questions. Finally, between 1:30 AM and 2:00 Israeli time, He returned. He came having the same scepter in His hand. Stretching it forth, I thought He was going to hand it to me but instead He began to whirl it around like a baton. When it stopped it was a huge key! It was in the shape of an old fashion key such as we once used in the States. And, it was about half the size of the original staff. I instinctively knew it was the key of David. (Isaiah 22:22)
I took the key in both hands, as it was quite heavy. Messiah then immediately took me to the building Neville saw. He said: It is time to release the pent up treasure. With the key I unlocked the door. The door was huge like one you would find on a barn or huge storage building. As the door opened the word Light appeared in huge cursive letters written on the opposite door. The letters were so large they spanned the entire width of this very wide door. Also the word was written in fiery light. (That is, light clothed in fire.) In fact the fire was still burning around the edges of the lettering as though it had just been seared into the door with this fire.
The room was filled with this same fiery light, and was it blinding to the eyes. The minute the door was entirely open horses began to run out of it. Each one had a precious cargo. One after another ran out as though they had been loosed from a stall in which they had been pent up too long. So many horses ran out I thought: "They are going out into the whole world!" The minute I thought that, the numbers "1948" appeared written in the air. Then I knew, these were all going out to the Jewish people — first in Israel, then to their sons and daughters scattered abroad. The Lord looked at me smiled the biggest smile.