Celebration Israel 2016 June Update

An update from Gail

Dear Worshipper Warriors,

Just over a month to go until we meet on the top of Mount Carmel for the 10thCelebration for the Nations!

Celebration for the Nations is a worship intercession for revival. We are familiar with both words: individually we can worship and we can intercede. However, these two precious activities go together and enhance each other. When we worship Him in Spirit and truth, deep calls to deep, and His Spirit shares His longings with our spirits. Worship then becomes an intercession.

Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me. By day the Lord commands His steadfast love, and at night His song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life (Psalm 42:7-8).

The Sons of Korah, who wrote this Psalm, were responsible for looking after the holiest things in the Temple and for maintaining 24-hour worship. These priests were worshippers and intercessors. They stood before the Lord for their nation.

To worship is a battle. It is a stand of faith when circumstances tell us to give up. The deep waterfalls of God's love and purpose are also wild and uncontrollable for us. Only by faith in the Lord Himself are we able to stand and sing in the night as the Sons of Korah did.

To intercede is also a battle. As we touch the heart of Jesus in worship, He shares the depth of His yearning for a world in darkness. We hear His cry for the lost and dying; we share His longing for the prodigals; we feel His pain at the division and hatred between people and nations.

In this broken world of ours, those who love will always suffer. Intercession is a fellowship with Jesus in His suffering.

However, Jesus has brought us into the New Creation. On Resurrection Day everything changed: Jesus, the last Adam has dealt with every sin since Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil! He died on the Cross, which I believe represented that evil tree. He made the choice for LIFE that the first Adam missed. He invites us into the New Creation that can never be defiled, because He - our last Adam - has made the right choice for us.

On that Resurrection Day Jesus showed the disciples His wounds. They were not gruesome, but somehow glorious! The disciples were glad when they saw the Lord!

We are all wounded people: sometimes the wounds come from the ministry, sometimes from those close to us, sometimes they are even self-inflicted. Sometimes the wound comes from what the Lord is asking of us. Abraham worshipped the Lord walking up Mount Moriah to sacrifice his son Isaac. The wonderful thing is that as we bring every wound into the New Creation, those wounds become glorious.

So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power (1Corinthians 15:42-43).

In the battle, in this worship-intercession for Revival, we get wounded. Yet the Lord has called us to sing to the 'well' of His eternal purposes and see the River of Life break out in our nations! 'Spring up O Well!'.

As we take our stand, like the Sons of Korah, (remember Korah, their ancestor rebelled against the Lord, so they didn't have a great heritage!), we don't have to be perfect, we just need to look to Jesus and trust that He is the Resurrection and the Life. He will bring life through us!

Despite all the obstacles of visas, finance, etc., we will gather on Mount Carmel to worship and intercede. Barriers will fall, the waters will flow, and healing life will come to us and through us to others.

See you there!

Love in Christ,

Gail

 

 


 

An update from Louise

Hello Worshipping Warriors,

Thank you for taking the time to read this through and to join your prayers with us in the following matters. Prayers are the glue for this gathering. God gets all the glory.

We need much prayer covering for the different facets of Celebration.

 

Travel

- this includes protection over all travel and transportation details, good flight deals, no delays and no missed flights.

- health and safety for all

- that those needing travel VISAS would be able to be quickly processed and not detained in any aspect of their travel

Worship leaders

- we especially want to cover the worship leaders and their teams and families: they are actively engaged in spiritual warfare

- that their equipment would be protected

- that their practice and songs would be anointed by the Holy Spirit and that new songs be birthed, even now and also throughout the gathering

please pray for the Chinese worship team as they take a step of faith in buying their flights to Israel and begin to process their visas. It is not straightforward for Chinese to get visas, they need miraculous favour

Finance

We've finally completed a budget (it isn't easy to co-ordinate from across the nations), and we estimate that, besides the money we are charging for accommodation, food, trips etc, we will need approximately £38,000 to be able to put on the Celebration. We have around £7000, so the prayer target is about £31,000! This has come as a bit of a shock, but the Lord is not surprised. Every year He has worked miracles for us. Please stand with us for the financial miracle that we need this year.

Once again, here is the banking information for all who want to give a donation to Celebration Israel.

Bank details:
Nations Trust Ltd Celebrations Account
55-70-37
81093918
NatWest Bank, 40 Market Street, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 1AD
BIC code : NWBK GB 2L
IBAN code : GB37 NWBK 5570 3781 0939 18

Volunteers

That we have plenty of volunteers: over 100 are needed, including First Aid personnel. With enough volunteers all could share both the work load and the joy of worshipping. If any of you coming have a first aid qualification could you contact us. Likewise do sign up on the website as volunteers!

Relationships

Honour in all we do, relationships to stay balanced and stress-free

Security

That security be appropriate and 'uneventful'; that there be huge angelic protection preventing any evil situations or evil people: locally, nationally, and internationally.

Children

For the children, that they would be ministered to and that appropriate people and appropriate safety would surround them in all they do.

That supernatural provision would show itself.


Most of all, we pray that His Kingdom come and His will be done on Mount Carmel!

Nic and I will arrive in Israel on July 5 until Celebration is over, and our Korean assistant, Dahun, will come two days later. Celebration Mobile Team will arrive on July 10. Our friend Afifa is already in Israel helping with preparations. We will be working together to see Celebration Israel unfold in a way that pleases our Heavenly Father.

We are SO appreciative of Pastor Hoon Jong and people all over the world who are pouring out in service and prayer to help Celebration come together, most of whom have not been named on paper.

So, let me encourage you to please pray for us all in the days to come: we need clarity of mind, efficient use of our time and energy, divine connections, grace and mercy, peace and love! Pray also for protection and JOY, because the joy of the Lord is our strength. Amen!

Shalom,

Louise