We thank-You, Father, that You are a God of Covenant, for if You were not a covenant-keeping God, we would have no hope at all.

Thank-You, Lord, that  “A remnant will return,” (Isa.10:21), even though the majority of Your chosen people do not yet acknowledge Your Son, Jesus/Yeshua. It is because You are a covenant-keeping God that we can know that You will keep Your promise to Your people, the Jews/Israel. We can see the signs, for Israel is being re-gathered into the Promised Land so many are returning, just as Your Word had prophesied. Thank-You, Father, for if You were to not keep Your Word to Your originally chosen people, what reason would we have to believe Your would keep any of the promises for the rest of us?!

How grateful we are that You are a God Who does not change; Your decrees are irreversible, as You said: “Remember the former things of old: For I am God—there is no other. I am God, and there is none like Me— declaring the end from the beginning, from ancient time, what is yet to come, saying, “My purpose will stand, and I will accomplish all that I please” (Isa.46:9,10).  What a blessing it is that “The people walking in darkness will see a great light. Upon those dwelling in the land of the shadow of death, light will shine” (Isa.9:1). Oh, Father, Lord Jesus/Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, shine Your Light on these ones in darkness now. Open the eyes of these blinded ones and reveal Your true identity to them – to Your people Israel, to loved ones of our own who do not believe. And, Lord, make a way to rip the blinders off and dispell the myth that this has application only to the Jews and to the Old Testament, for Jesus/Yeshua repeats the prophecy of Isaiah when He declares: the people sitting in darkness have seen a great light, and those sitting in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned. From then on, Yeshua began to proclaim, “Turn away from your sins, for the kingdom of heaven is near” (Matt.4:16,17). And we thank You, Holy Father, that this message of salvation belongs to all who will receive it.

We thank-You, Holy Father, that even though Your anger may be burning against all of us right now, as well as Your people Israel, for failing to keep covenant with You, that yet You will keep covenant with us, and bring all Your chosen ones who will respond to the call, and they will come back to You. You will gather a remnant, as prophesied (Isa.9:10-13), despite their unfaithfulness, and this You will do for all those who will repent, and return to You.

We thank-You, Heavenly Father, Abba, that “Your plan stands forever,the purposes of Your heart from generation to generation” (Ps.33:11; ref. Also, Isa.46:9,10). Thank-You, Father, that You hold it all in Your capable Hands; that even though there is yet to be much war and suffering by Your people (Zech.14:1,2), the final outcome is victorious, and You will save Your people (Zech.chap. 8 & 9) because Your love for Your people remains intact; and that is why we know we can count on You.

In the end, Your covenant with Israel will be fully realized; You will bring judgment upon all Israel’s enemies; and justice will be done. Thank-You, Father, that by the extension of the inclusion of Your covenant to Gentile believers, we who believe are grafted in, “For you are all sons of God through trusting in Messiah Yeshua. For all of you who were immersed in Messiah have clothed yourselves with Messiah. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female—for you are all one in Messiah Yeshua. And if you belong to Messiah, then you are Abraham’s seed—heirs according to the promise” (Gal.3:26-29). Thank-You, Heavenly Father!  We praise, worship, and honour You for Your amazing grace, mercy, and faithfulness, for without those things we would not even be in the line-up. We wait for Your Son’s return. We eagerly await Messiah’s return:  “With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I seek You early;

For when Your judgments are in the earth, The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness” (Isa.26:9) and Your justice will be done. Come, Lord Jesus/Yeshua, COME!!! In Your Holy, & Precious Name we pray. Amen.

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