This year Jewish and Arab believers in Messiah gathered together to worship the Lord and intercede for the salvation of Israel at the 6th annual Global Day of Prayer in Nazareth. As we arrived at the hall of the hotel, that morning, the Arab believers welcomed us into the city and asked us to begin the time of worship in Hebrew. As the Adonai Roi worship team began to play, the room was filled with the presence of God. The Arab believers later led worship in Arabic which led us into prayer.
Arab Pastor Edward Tannous, from Haifa, felt strongly that before we started praying for one another, we needed to have a time of repentance. As an Arab leader, he asked the Jewish believers to forgive the Arab people. Avi was then led by the Lord to get down on his knees in repentance; showing honor to the Arab Believers through his actions and not with words alone. As forgiveness was extended from both sides, they hugged each other as a public expression of love for one another. Many tears were shed as the Spirit fell and the walls that the world imposes on our two peoples were being torn down through the love of the Messiah. We then broke into small groups and began praying for one another.
Throughout the day there was wonderful worship and intercession for the government of Israel, the believing leadership, and the Joshua generation. During the latter, Avi's daughter Devorah, along with her college roommate (an Arab believer), prayed over the young believers; that they would over come all obstacles, be united together, and move forward with a zeal for the Gospel. It was spectacular to see these young ladies cry out for their generation in Hebrew and Arabic.
After a time of intercession, the Jewish and Arab pastors were led to serve Communion to the whole Body in remembrance and honor of Yeshua, our Lord and Savior. As we blessed the bread and the wine, we proclaimed our unity and his lordship over us. May the Lord be glorified for such an amazing day in Nazareth. Hallelujah!
"For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation." Ephesians 2:14