Psalm 133

Monday, July 26, 2010

What can I say other than, “thank you!”

From the moment we began the Daughter’s for Zion prayer meeting we could sense the presence of God at the Fifth Annual Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington D.C. like never before. Scripture after scripture was fulfilled by the over 4,500 attendees from every state in the union.

During prayer we could hear the rain shower down on the convention center and I turned to Diana and said, “It is the sign of the blessing!” Over 1,500 people joined us in prayer and worship which fulfilled Psalm 122:6,

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…

Following prayer we were invited by Rabbi Scheinberg and several other Orthodox rabbis to join them in observing Tisha B’Av, which is a set time of mourning over the destruction of the temples in Jerusalem. Nearly 1,000 Christians and Jews, including the State of Israel's Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, sat on the floor and were led in the reading of the book of Lamentations. This event was a first in the history of Christianity! It was a moment of divine unity! We could sense God’s blessing even more as Psalm 133 became a reality,

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity…For there the LORD commanded the blessing--life forever.

Word of Faith Church from North Carolina provided a Holocaust Museum exhibition that rivaled any I have seen. As we and our Jewish friends walked through the beautiful and yet somber display of our history with the Jewish people you could sense Isaiah 40:1 come alive,

Comfort, O comfort My people," says your God.

We opened our meeting Tuesday morning with one session after another providing education to those in attendance of the biblical reasons Christians should support Israel and up to the minute information of the current conditions in Israel and the Middle East. The Prime Minister, via live feed during the Middle East Briefing, brought greetings and thanks for CUFI’s support.  The last event at the convention center was the finest Night to Honor Israel that we have ever had in Washington, D.C.

The next day CUFI delegates went to Capitol Hill and met with 86% of the Congress- a new CUFI record- and voiced their support of Israel and the Jewish people. Once again you could sense the Lord’s guidance as Isaiah 62:1 was fulfilled,  

For Zion's sake I will not keep silent,
         And for Jerusalem's sake I will not keep quiet…

I want to thank Zion Oil and Gas, Inc.  for sponsoring the Night to Honor Israel and the Ambassadors’ Reception.  Thank you for helping make the fifth annual CUFI Summit such a success.

I want to thank the leadership and every delegate who made the sacrifice to attend the Summit. I ask that you save the date for the sixth annual Washington Summit, July 18-20, 2011. We must only grow stronger in our support of Israel and the Jewish people.


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