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Rishon leZion victim’s lives were spared .

A group of tourists praising God in Rishon leZion, Israel on the street where a terrorist attack occurred a few weeks afterward.

A few weeks ago my husband and I led a Christian group through our city to pray and praise. (Click on the video below the article to watch.)

We spent the afternoon lifting up the name of God and Messiah throughout the city of Rishon leZion. It was a glorious day and like all good things it too came to an end.

Suddenly I looked and Pastor Shlomy, my husband, was gone, and to my surprise the group was following him the opposite direction. Leading people around in Israel can be challenging, even in a quiet place like Rishon. Upon calling him on my mobile I learned a woman on our bus had experienced great pain in her leg. My husband saw it fit to take them all to another meeting place to wait for our tour bus to pick us up.

I struggled with that plan at the last minute because I myself probably would have not led the entire group another way for one person. Yet I adapted quickly as one must do with a group.

We waited for the bus which never seemed to arrive. Now that is a simple scenario except for what began to happen next. I always lead a group to praise in a public place if it allows. We began to sing praises in the different tongue but the Israelis passed us by and most smiled as we sang. We blessed those passing by and said happy holiday (Succoth) to hundreds. The bus still did not arrive, so we sang and praised some more and more blessings to the God of Israel and Yeshua’s name at that very unreached area. Praises went up before the Lord in our dark city where homosexuals carouse and like every city sinfulness abounds. Our group brought the great light of Messiah in spiritual realm that day. Something happened in the heavens. I say this because of the terror attack outcome this week in my town.

Everywhere in Israel people have been stabbed, many died and terrorists are almost always killed on the spot lately. Citizens have been ordered to use their guns and carry them. It’s no secret and all over the news. No gun control here this month. Yet even our terrorist in Rishon le Zion was spared and the victims did not die after the tragic violence that descended on us as a demon himself. God spared their very lives. I believe it is the praises that went up to God at the very place as we waited for our tour bus. I believe it is the grace of the living God on every life now in that place. The terrorist was caught a few feet away from where we praised! The police barricade tape was still there when we arrived that early evening to pick up a book I had ordered earlier that day. I had even parked my car in the A.M. at the place the knife was stolen from, dear Lord have mercy! The merchant told me he could not have to book ready until after 4:30. We left the area and during our leaving the terrible attack occurred! God spared us too. I had wanted to shop on Herzl Street (the spot of terror) but my husband insisted we check our car first to make sure we did not get a ticket. I abandoned the notion of shopping on Herzl, the street I had wheeled my 90 year old mother on not just a few times. I cringe to think if she were still alive, as it was a perfect sunny day. Those were my favorite days to take her for a stroll and eat together. It always haunted me during the years she lived here that perhaps we’d one day be a victim too. I had moved her from America to live here and I really never liked that thought of her perhaps being a victim too! I had cared for her a long time and hoped it would end well at her passing and it did, thank God. Yet I was headed down that street just an hour before the attack! The point being in all of this is that Praises and glory were given in that place of terror and through that in the spirit the realm God moved in that place. The hour of the movers and the shakers if you will, had converged there to move and shake the powers of darkness that were going to invade in just a few more weeks.

In the heavenlies the highest name in the universe Yeshua hovers over that corner where we waited for our bus that never came. It seemed we waited forever as the driver could not find a place to turn around. The praises continued, the prayers increased as we waited. We had simply covered my city in prayer as we waited. We did not understand at the time the hidden power of God being dispersed through our praise. What an honor it is to partner with the heavenly hosts in praise and prayer and see the victorious outcome. NO death reigned here this week, no it did not. May Rishon leZion know His life and peace as we labor for the gospel here in my city. With your prayers the heavenlies will be reached and it WILL happen. The corner of Herzl in downtown Rishon leZion and I have the proof.

Pray for quick and complete healing of the 3 victims. Pray for the woman’s family who feel betrayed by local citizens who ran after the terrorist and did not stop to help her laying stabbed on the street, some even jumping over her! The family is outraged that none initially tried to help her; I would have to agree with that. Since when is chasing someone to lynch him more important than helping an 80 year old woman victim helplessly wounded in broad daylight? Pray for all of Israel, we certainly need a touch and move of God. May the heavens be moved and shaken daily, and again as we have done in our city in all the places for Israel and her people God loves so very much.

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Miriam Abramov is Israeli and resides in Israel. She has published and written 2 books, "Shalom At Last" (co-authored with her husband Shlomy) and also her biography titled "Married to Israel". She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Israel College of the Bible and pursued an M.A. degree in Jewish Missions. She sponsors tours in Hebrew for Israelis to teach about the Bible. She co-leads a fellowship with her husband and teaches on Israel’s feasts internationally. She is recognized with International Journalism status and enjoys writing free-lance about Israel from an informed citizen’s perspective on a variety of subjects connected to the Holy Land.