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Am Israel Chai Jan 2017 Newsletter:
Review of 2016, Current Situation & Prayer Points, Lars Enarson, Am Israel Chai Board, Baruch Ha'Bah Tour & Opportunity to support.
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Review of 2016

Am Israel Chai launched officially on 23rd May (a slogan that my father and role model Johan Greeff was often heard to shout with great enthusiasm).  It was a blessing to have many special friends and supporters present, including Malcolm Hedding, a massive role model to me in this ministry, who “happened to be in the area” and who also prayed and blessed the new Am Israel Chai ministry. Sandy Shoshani from Israel was our guest speaker and heads up Be’ad Chaim, a registered Israeli non profit organisation dedicated to the protection of mothers and unborn children. They literally save the lives of yet to be born Israeli children.  She was a very appropriate speaker for the launch of Am Israel Chai – The people of Israel live! Am Israel Chai has also chosen to support their good work in Israel as well as WIZO and the Holocaust Survivor Homes. Click here to donate.

The launch took place 4 days before we left on a 2 month road trip through five African countries to Nairobi, Kenya.  We live on a beautiful continent and we met some amazing people who we had the opportunity to encourage in their ministries as well as share about God's love for Israel.  The time in Nairobi, Kenya, was also blessed and met some of the most ardent Israel supporters in the country! I was asked to share about the role of Israel at a pastors breakfast as well as at other meetings, arranged by Bishop Joshua Mulinge. We also “happened” to be there on the one day that the Israeli PM, Netanyahu, was visiting Kenya and attended a meeting addressed by him.



The connections we made led to more invitations to speak…and I flew back to Nairobi to speak at an international conference hosted by Africa Israel Alliance in Nairobi from the 16th to 18th November.  I was asked to speak on anti-Semitism, past and present, as well as the church’s role in it and response to it. See More

Many pastors admitted that they had never realised how bad the church’s role had been in the sordid history of anti-Semitism. This is an important topic and one that the church needs to face up to and understand the roots of, as it is increasing in our day, albeit in different forms, including most notably, that of anti-Zionism.  I feel that I need to continue sharing about this important topic to help Christians to better understand our Jewish family’s perception of the “church” in the light of this history, as well as help the wider church to recognise the various guises it takes and it’s historic roots.

There is, however, still much work in this area, as many churches have very little understanding of the heart of our Father towards our older brother, the Jewish people.

Romans 11:28-29
“Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.”

One of our new board members, Patrick Rollestan, is a member of the Desire of all Nations church in Cape Town and arranged a four week course which Tiny Jones (our new chairperson) presented during August on the covenants of the Bible as well as Israel in the light of Biblical prophecy. An average of 250 people attended each meeting.  Patrick also launched his book, "Israel on my Heart", at a highly successful event at his church on 15 Nov 2016 - Read More.

A word that is strong on my heart as we enter 2017 is "Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand."

May you know our Father's Shalom through 2017.

Vivienne Myburgh
Am Israel chai, od avinu chai!
The People of Israel live, because our Father lives!

Current Situation

The present situation regarding the Obama administration and their role in  the shocking UN  Security Council resolution 2334, passed on December 23rd, certainly reveals Obama’s true colours and that part of his purpose all along was to undermine the legitimacy of the State of Israel.

It is shocking that through the efforts of the US, often behind the scenes, a resolution was passed that makes the building of Jewish homes in the heart of Judea and Samaria, the Biblical heartland of the land given by God to the Jewish people, including East Jerusalem, illegal. The  Temple Mount area and the Western wall are now also occupied territory!

The fact that the UN resolution has paved the way for it to be declared illegal for Jews to pray at the Western Wall or build in East Jerusalem.  The Obama administration has brutally betrayed Israel and in so doing, has also betrayed the American people, as they are now positioned for the response of the wrath of God. 
 


Woe on the nations who have been blinded by the god of this world to take up an agenda against the true God Himself, by undermining the oath that He swore, to give the land of Canaan as an everlasting possession to the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! When the nations come against this covenant, they come against God Himself and are clearly trying to erase his Name from the earth by undermining the existence of the nation of Israel, with whom He has chosen to identify Himself with! (The phrase "the God of Israel" appears over 200 times in the scriptures).

God also speaks of Jerusalem as the place of His habitation and the place that He is extremely zealous for and from which we know the Jewish Messiah will rule the nations.  In 2017 we celebrate the 50th Jubilee year of the  liberation and reunification of Jerusalem in 1967 as well as her restoration back into Jewish hands,  after more than 2000 years. This momentous event ushered in the age of the expectation of Messiah’s appearance.

The meeting of 70 nations in France on the 15th January 2017 (4 days before Trump takes over) could lead to the fulfilment of the prophecy in Zechariah 12. (v3 And it will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it).  Biblically the number seventy symbolises all nations!!  This Middle East “Peace” Conference has been planned to discuss proposals without the Israeli’s or Palestinians present!  The cheek of it is unbelievable.  

Psalm 2
v2: The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers take council together against the Lord and against His anointed. Our God sits in the heavens and laughs and the Lord scoffs at them….v6, but as for Me I have installed My King upon Zion, my holy Mountain.   
 
Psalm 83
v3…For lo, Your enemies make an uproar; and those who hate You have lifted up their head.
They have taken deceitful counsel against your people and conspired together against Your protected ones.
They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation. That the name of Israel be remembered no more.” For they have conspired together with one mind. They are  making a covenant against You: The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites, Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assyria also has joined with them joined with them…..etc.….v12… who said, “Let us possess for ourselves the pastures of God.”

The enemies of God, recognise in this Psalm, that the land/pastures of Israel is actually the land that belongs to God and by extension the children of Israel, whom He has chosen to give it to as an everlasting  inheritance. 

We are witnessing the acceleration of the battle between the god’s of the world and the nations as they aim to cut off God’s Name from the earth by attacking and cutting off Israel’s name from the earth! The continued pressure for a two state solution is actually a means towards the destruction of Israel through a Palestinian state for the "Palestinian" people (an invented people group established by the Egyptian, Yassar Arafat in the 60’s). The PLO have made it clear that they have no interest in living side by side with a Jewish state.  1.8 million Arabs are Israeli citizens, with more rights than they would have anywhere else in the Middle East. Most of them would prefer to remain as such and speak about strongly opposing any future Palestinian State if they would be forced to live under Palestinian leadership. 

God has established Israel as a nation before Him, never to be cast away and uprooted again and He is more than able to keep His word.
 
Ezekial 28: 25-26 says…
Thus says the Lord God, “When I gather the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and shall manifest My holiness in them in the sight of the nations, then they will live in their land which I gave to My servant, Jacob. And they will live in it securely; and they will build houses, plant vineyards, and live securely, when I execute judgements upon all who scorn them round about them. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.” 

No UN resolution, no conspiracies of the Obama administration and no plans of any man, nation or demonic entity will undermine God’s Word… in this we can rest and trust as we witness these end time events being played out that were prophesied thousands of years ago!

Israel’s physical restoration to the land of Israel is preparation for her spiritual restoration and this in turn ushers in the Messiah who will ultimately bring true peace to Israel and the nations of the earth, from Jerusalem! 
Prayer Points
 
Let us, “who make mention of the Lord”, continue to remind God, ourselves and others of His covenant with Israel. 

Isaiah 62 v 6
I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, who will never old their peace day or night. You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves and give Him no rest until he establishes and until He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. 
  • For Prime Minister Netanyahu - that justice will prevail in the case against him
  • Peace and protection for all the land of Israel and especially for the beloved city Jerusalem
  • Paris Middle East Peace Conference 15 Jan
  • That the South African government would stop supporting the enemies of Israel
  • That the hearts of the people of Israel will be turned towards their God
  • President-elect Trump as he prepares for office
  • Am Israel Chai in advancing understanding of God's heart for Israel
  • Baruch Ha'Bah Tours to Israel
May we be like the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, and who pray according to the biblical prophetic word for the times.
Lars Enarson
We hosted Lars Enarson and his wife Harriet (based in Israel, from The Watchman International and The Elijah Prayer Army) in Stellenbosch on the 20th of November. It was a timely and anointed message. He emphasised the importance of the daily reading of the Word and shared on why and how to pray for Israel at this time.  He expanded on the two state solution and why it is unbiblical, as well as the significance of the temple Mount. See link for more detailed info.

There will be MP3 CDs of his talks available to order soon. Price to be confirmed.

Other Resources
Understanding Replacement Theology - Malcolm Hedding R 50
Understanding Revelation - Malcolm Hedding R 180
Theological Symposium on Israel, 6 Sessions - Malcolm Hedding DVD R 120
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Baruch Habah Tour
We are planning 2 tours in 2017.

Spring time in Israel
The last 2 weeks of May 2017.

Sukkot
The first 2 weeks of Oct 2017.  Join us, as we go up to Jerusalem, the City of our King, to worship the King of Kings, along with thousands of believers from around 80 nations! It is a time of celebration and great rejoicing in the land of Israel, as the Lord is praised for His goodness!
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Am Israel Chai Board
Our board has also been established and we are blessed to have the following people agree to serve on the board of Am Israel Chai:
  • Tiny Jones – Chairman
  • San-Marie Greeff – Treasurer and Secretary
  • Patrick Rolleston
  • Vivienne Myburgh
  • Lourens Prinsloo
  • Marc Myburgh
Speakers
We are blessed to have 3 speakers (Vivienne, Tiny & Patrick) who can share at your church or interest group on a variety of topics relating to the Church & Israel.
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Urgent Needs
There are still needs related to the fires, where over 700 homes were destroyed and many are in the process of trying to rebuild their homes. About 35 000 hectares of forests were also decimated and need to be replanted. The fact that the fires were started deliberately also proves that those who started them are not the true owners of the land ,as the rightful owners of the land care for and love the land and would never destroy their inheritance! (The Biblical account of Solomon in solving the dilemma of the two mothers fighting over the living baby,illustrates the point well).

If you would like to donate towards these related needs, then reference the deposit as FIRE. 
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