PRAYER GUIDE, “WHEN MESSIAH’S RETURNS,” 24.05.19
Father, we pray for Israel; bring Your people in. We pray for all those grafted in believers. Let Your Kingdom come; let Your will truly be done on this earth, as it is in Heaven.
We await that time when You will judge the nations, when You “gather all nations, bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and enter into judgment with them,” so You can bring Your people, You “heritage Israel, who have been scattered among the nations;” and You will bring justice to the fact that they will have “divided up Your land” (Joel 3:2).
Bring justice to the wrongs worked against the Jews; “For behold, the Lord will come with fire and with His chariots, like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by Your sword the Lord will judge all flesh; and the slain of the Lord shall be many” (Isa. 66:15,16). May we be joyful in that final battle of Armageddon, (Rev.16:16), for it will end the evil days on this earth, and when this is accomplished we will enter into Your 1,000 year reign. What a glorious time that will be!
Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, come with Your “armies, and those clothed in fine linen, white and clean, who will be with You on white horses.” Come, Jesus/Yeshua, come, and bring an end to the evil on this earth. Come, bring Your judgment with Your sharp sword and strike the nations that have wrought evil against Your people, Israel. We look forward to that time when You Yourself “will rule with a rod of iron. You Yourself will tread the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And on Your robe and on Your thigh a name will be written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” (Rev.19:14-16). “Assemble and come, all you nations, And gather together all around. Cause Your mighty ones to go down there, O Lord. Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; For there You will sit to judge all the surrounding nations. . . Come, go down . . . . For their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.” Come, Lord Jesus/Yeshua Messiah, and “roar from Zion, release Your voice from Jerusalem; let the heavens and earth shake”(Joel 3:11-16). Come and “rule with Your rod of iron” (Rev.19:15).
What a blessedness will result from this Great Day that will usher in the Millennial Kingdom.
Make Your people ready, we pray, for “the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night” (2 Peter 3:10). Come, Jesus/Yeshua, and bring Your blessings upon Your people “For behold, You will create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, and her people a joy. You will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in Your people” (Isa.65:18,19). We so look forward to this approaching time, when You will comfort Your people in Jerusalem (Isa.66:13); You “will be a shelter for them, and the strength of the children of Israel” (Joel 3:16). Your people will finally know Who You are, that You are Messiah and have come for them. “Then Jerusalem shall be holy, And no aliens shall ever pass through her again”(Joel 3:16,17). No individual or nation will be persecuting Your chosen ever again!
We praise You, Lord, for the prosperity and long life You will grant us during the Millennial Kingdom: “No more shall an infant from there live but a few days, Nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days; For the child shall die one hundred years old, But the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed”(Isa.65:20). No more will anyone “labor in vain, Nor bring forth children for trouble; For they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, And their offspring with them. It shall come to pass That before we even call, You will answer; and while we are still speaking, You will hear” (Isa.65:20-24). These are special blessings we so look forward to during that 1,000 year reign.
We pray for that final, ultimate PEACE in JERUSALEM, for: “You will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream” (Isa.66:12). What a beautiful picture! Thank-You, Heavenly Father, that we can look forward to that time when: “The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard, nor the voice of crying. . . . .The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all Your holy mountain” (Isa.65:19,25). What a beautiful picture of true peace that is! “And it will come to pass in that day That the mountains shall drip with new wine, The hills shall flow with milk, and all the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water; a fountain shall flow from the house of the Lord and water the Valley of Acacias” (Joel 3:18).
We look forward to Your Kingdom; we welcome with joy Your coming. Come quickly, and usher in this time of total peace and prosperity, when we get to rule and reign with You, for “He has made us to be kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” (Rev.1:6), and bring an end to the evil on this earth, “for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness” (Isa.26:9). What a glorious time we look forward to . . .. Come, Jesus/Yeshua, come! MARANATHA!! In Your precious and Holy Name, we pray. Amen.
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