We would like to share the following 2 testimonies to encourage all of you that pray for and support the VIP prayer tower here in Tel Aviv:
Light in the Darkness
“Several years ago, Pastor Avi responded to God’s leading to open a prayer room in Tel Aviv. On the 12th floor of a building called “Light House”, the prayer room looks out over much of the city, and was to be part of preparing the way for a “new thing” God has promised to do in Tel Aviv-Jaffo, which will go out to the nations.
I arrived in the city in 2011 and began using the room to pray. As part of my journey there, I passed the spiritually dark Central Bus Station and continued along Allenby Street until I arrived at the VIP prayer tower building on the corner of Allenby and Ben Yehuda St, a corner which is full of immoral businesses. Over time, a passion developed in my heart to see these places transformed by God’s light.
As I pursued this passion further, the Lord revealed to me that one of the major areas of spiritual collision was the Central Bus station. During a time of seeking God in prayer, I had a vision of the bus station with many open doors, I could see that God was grieved as he looked upon the people saying, “they have been persuaded that evil is good, and so many doors have been opened that shouldn’t have been”.
I asked God if we should go to the doors and pray them shut. He said no. Instead, people need to go there and worship Him, and He would build His throne there and would bring His Kingdom. I asked for confirmation from His word. He gave me Jeremiah 17, and I was amazed to read in verse 19: “Go and stand at the Gate of the people through which the kings of Judah go in and out, stand also at all the gates of Jerusalem”, and then verse 25: “then kings who sit on David’s throne will come through the gates of the city”. God provided 4 other intercessors with the same heart to worship at the bus station 10 times!
The Central Bus Station prayer assignment has just been completed, but this is by no means the end of the story. A month before the prayer walk took place, God gathered over 25 local intercessors for a prophetic “round table” event, in which we began to share what God has been showing each of us. We were excited to hear many similarities in the impressions and passions God has given each of us, as well as a desire for a unified “push” in prayer. It seems that this may be just the beginning of a prayer strategy that God has for our city “for such a time as this”.
-Grace, Intercessor and member of Adonai Roi Congregation
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Prayer Connection
“In the last few months, the leadership of ELAV (a youth & young adult ministry from Succat Hallel, 24.7 House of Prayer in Jerusalem) has been sensing the Lord’s heart for the young people of Tel Aviv. There has been a significant history already between Succat Hallel/ELAV & the VIP Prayer Room in Tel Aviv, but we really felt God wanted us to begin investing in the young people who are regularly worshiping & praying there as well as call others in the area to join them.
So, since the beginning of the year, we have been coming once a month with a few young people to fellowship, worship, pray & share some foundational teaching concerning God’s heart & the house of prayer. The gatherings have been small, but the young people from Tel Aviv & the surrounding area have been strengthened in their heart for God, and we’ve really felt the Holy Spirit’s strong encouragement that he is up to something great!”
-John Mark, Leader at Succat Hallel House of Prayer in Jerusalem
This article originally appeared on Dugit, May 14, 2016, and reposted with permission.