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A Conspiracy in the Middle East
By James W. Goll
Vision Cast March 2006
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1) An Unholy Conspiracy –
The Word of the Lord from Psalm 83
The new militant President of Iran has declared Psalm 83 and doesn't even know it! He has stated that his goal is to, “Wipe Israel off the face of the earth and that they be remembered no more!” With nuclear weapons in the process of being made in Iran, the goal of this evil ruler is to attack Israel and the “great satan” (the United States). With the violent, terrorist Palestinian government headed by the Hamas party now in power of the Gaza Strip, Iraq on the verge of a civil war, and with Israel’s Prime Minister laying in a coma and Israel headed into national elections soon, the entire Middle East is in a major crisis and could soon reach a boiling point!
Psalm 83 tells us of this unholy conspiracy! Many Bible teachers agree that this text has not yet been fulfilled. This particular group has not yet been brought into an alignment with this degree of hatred. The passage does not say “the peoples of the land of the north,” nor does it say “Germany.” Psalm 83 describes vividly a troubling alignment set against a wearied Jewish state.
Psalm 83:3-8 - “They make shrewd plans against Your people, And conspire together against Your treasured ones. They have said, "Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more." For they have conspired together with one mind; Against You they make a covenant: The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites (southern Jordon and Saudi Arabia), Moab (central Jordon) and the Hagrites (Syria and Arabia) ; Gebal (southern Jordon) and Ammon (southern Jordon) and Amalek (Sinai desert), Philistia (Gaza Strip area) with the inhabitants of Tyre (southern Lebanon); Assyria (Syria/Iraq) also has joined with them; They have become a help to the children of Lot.”
But the last few verses of Psalm 83 tells us God’s redemptive plan in the midst of chaos. The psalmist calls for God to glorify Himself-to make His great name and His name alone known over all the earth. God’s goal in times of testing is to glorify Himself.
Psalm 83:16-18 - “Fill their faces with dishonor, That they may seek Your name, O LORD. Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever, And let them be humiliated and perish, That they may know that You alone, whose name is the LORD, Are the Most High over all the earth.” NASU
2) Crisis Intercession Needed!
It is my conviction, and also that of many other leaders in the Body of the Messiah, that the Holy Spirit is opening a strategic window of opportunity for the Gentile church to arise “for such a time as this.” We must pray and take a stand as never before in all of Church History. We must pray for God’s purposes to be fulfilled in Israel, in the Jewish people and in all the descendants of Abraham.
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this? Esther 4:14
The Good News is that the Lord answers when we cry out to Him for help. Israel’s history shows a clear pattern of people who, time and again, found themselves in trouble, cried out to the Lord and saw Him deliver them out of their adversity.
3) In the Spirit of Esther and Mordecai
It is time for us to pray, read and live out the book of Esther again. God is raising up new Mordecai’s who have His grace upon them to prepare the corporate Esther (Body of believers) to do radical exploits in His name in behalf of God’s purposes amongst the Jewish people world wide and in Israel particularly.
The Holy Spirit wants to inject the burden of the Lord for purposes of God among the Jewish people into the global prayer movement, like a nurse with a fully loaded needle. We need a potent injection of God’s heart into our heart! That is why God wants to raise up a Mordecai anointing to prepare Esther for a time of intervention. We know what Esther accomplished, but what was Mordecai’s task? What was his divine assignment?
Mordecai’s job was to raise up and prepare Esther for her hour of influence before the king. Mordecai raised Esther as his own daughter. He did not bow down or pay homage to Haman, who sought the destruction of the Jews, but only worshipped the one true God. He intercepted Haman’s scheme of the enemy and revealed it with wisdom to those in authority. He walked in prophetic counsel and instilled courage into Esther.
Esther, properly tutored and mentored by the counsel of Mordecai, seized the moment through prayer and fasting. Esther was anointed to intervene and stand in the gap, yet she had to walk in cooperation with the preparation of Mordecai, the spiritual authority God had placed in her life.
God chose to work through Mordecai to alert Esther to her destiny and timing of her intercessory acts on behalf of the Jews. God is looking for modern day Mordecai’s to prepare corporate Esther - His people for such a time as this!
4) The History of the Days of Purim
The celebration of Purim originated out of the decrees of Mordecai and Queen Esther (Esth. 9:29-32). It was a time when intervention arose through desperate acts of prayer and fasting led by Queen Esther to over turn the decree for the annihilation of the Jewish people inspired by Haman. Haman’s evil plot was revealed, the tables were turned and he was hung on his own gallows. The events took place historically roughly between 483 to 471 B. C.
According to the Jewish calendar, Purim is held in the month of Adar, which usually falls in February or March. Purim as a Jewish holiday is observed in celebration of God’s supernatural deliverance of the Jewish people from Haman’s genocidal plot to destroy them in the time of Persia’s King Artaxerxes. The holiday was held the 14th of Adar (according to the Jewish calendar) in the un-walled cities and the 15th of Adar in the cities that were walled in the time of Joshua.
Moses was born in Adar. It is also the month when the Jewish leader of the Maccabees defeated the Syrians and the month when the orders were given to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem preceding the reconstruction of the Temple and first return of the Jewish people to Israel. Redemptively, the period of time known as Adar has been a time when intervention comes out of crisis.
Although Purim was founded in biblical times, its observation is not commanded by God as are the holy convocations mentioned in Leviticus 23. But the Holy Spirit is prophetically calling believers today to participate in this special time of sacrifice in this generation. Even as Esther called for a nationwide three-day fast preceding her intervention on behalf of the Jewish people, so I am trumpeting a sound for crisis intervention through prayer in these days. Let’s intercede once again on behalf of the Jewish people for deliverance from Haman’s (the enemy of God and His people) plot.
Therefore, every year I am calling on Christians to sacrifice our time, our comfort and our agendas to undertake a three-day Esther Mandate Fast at Purim. This spiritual investment of the Worldwide Prayer Movement in the global body of Christ will not fail. It will bring about nothing less than “God’s will on earth as it is in heaven” for the Jewish people and the nation of Israel.
5) The Cry for Israel’s Sake
In the name of the Lord, I boldly and humbly call for The Cry, a yearly, three day time of prayer and fasting corresponding with Purim.
May this time of crisis intervention prayer and fasting for the purposes of God amongst the Jewish people and the nations of Israel arise “until Jerusalem is established as a praise in the earth” (Is. 62:6, 7).
I have a challenge for all who read this: Whose supplications will be heard? Who will lift up their voice to fill up a golden bowl in heaven (see Rev. 5:8)? Will you join me and hundreds of others?
Join me as we seek the face of God once again as a bride prepared for her king. The Days for The Cry during Purim – an Esther Mandate Fast – are March 12 – 14, 2006.
The Fast would start at sundown on the 11th Adar/March and continue until sundown on the 14th of Adar/March. In this year 5766/2006 the days of Adar and March are the same meaning that the 11th of Adar is also the 11th of March (in this year only). A fast is usually held the day proceeding Purim.
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James W. Goll
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