ICEJ Report

The Best Is Yet To Come!

"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:19

Our God is the One who creates streams in the desert, order from chaos, beauty from ashes; He is the God of new beginnings.

No matter what desert or wilderness you have gone through this past year, you can trust the Lord to fill you a fresh with His streams of living water! 

Now is the time to seek the Lord and His will in prayer. Join us as we begin 2019 with prayer and fasting every wednesday for the month of January.

We invite you to join us in prayer for the peace of Israel through our prayer initiatives, Isaiah 62 and the PrayerWave. Sign up today: 

1. Isaiah 62 Prayer Initiative 

2. PrayerWave Prayer Initiative

Watch this New Year's greeting from ICEJ's President Jürgen Bühler, and get excited because the best is yet to come!

Happy New Year from your ICEJ family!

Love is the Reason Behind the Season!

John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Watch this video from the ICEJ headquarters in Jerusalem, as Mojmir Kallus, Vice President of International Affairs, speaks of God's love and faithfulness to the people of Israel.

We pray God's great love and faithfulness will be powerfully demonstrated in your life this Christmas season! 

Let us rejoice together this Christmas and praise God for His unfailing love and faithfulness!

Great Joy in Jesus

Luke 2: 8-12 - "And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.'"

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we encourage you to reflect on the glorious joy we have in Jesus!

In this video, VP and Senior Spokesman David Parsons sends greetings from Shepherd's Field. It was in these hills between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, that the angel of the Lord delivered to the shepherds the joyful news of the birth of our Messiah, as recorded in Luke 2. 

As you reflect on the good news of Jesus, may your heart be filled with an unspeakable joy!

Peace and GREAT JOY to you from Jerusalem!

Prince of Peace

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever." (Isaiah 9:6-7)

The prophet Isaiah wrote about Jesus, who would be called 'The Prince of Peace', who will establish His Kingdom and bring “Peace on Earth!” In fact, it will be peace with NO END!

So, whatever trial and difficulty is happening in your life in this season, may the Prince of Peace keep you and your family in HIS perfect peace, as you place your trust in him and his promises!

Shalom from Jerusalem!

New Group of Bomb Shelters Delivered

ICEJ recently had the privilege of delivering a group of new bomb shelters to the Gaza Border. Despite the challenges faced in these areas of Israel, locals continue to thrive in their lives, thanks to your generosity!

Wednesday, October 17, at around 3.30 AM, a rocket slammed into a first-story bedroom in a family home in Beersheba. The Iron Dome rocket-defense system did not activate in this instance. The cause for the failure is still under investigation, but the incident proves the life-saving importance of being able to reach adequate bomb shelters in time. No one was seriously injured by the rocket, but had the family mother not reacted to the alarm siren and gotten her three children to safety, disaster would have struck. 

Watch this video about the impact that you and many Christians around the world are having on Israelis in crisis. Listen to Dr. Jürgen Bühler explain the importance of bomb shelters for Israel's border communities as the ICEJ's latest bomb shelter is installed next to a youth sports center, and hear the gratitude expressed by a local Israeli.

Please continue to support these efforts. Join us in continuing to show God’s love to the Jewish people by helping them build bomb shelters that protect their lives and give them the sense of security they need to endure!

Advent Begins With Hope

 This Advent season the ICEJ leadership would like to share with you biblical treasures from Jerusalem as you prepare your heart for Christmas.

In this video, Barry Denison VP of Operations, declares a powerful message of hope from the hills of Jerusalem. Stay tuned for more moments of encouragement this Advent season!

A Life Enriched at Envision

Uniting pastors & leaders from around the globe, Envision seeks to educate, refresh and further establish you in your faith. Participate in worship with leaders from around the world, gain a new perspective from local pastors and speakers and see Israel as never before as you explore the land through daily excursions.

In this video, hear directly from Elise Lewis, an Envision attendee, about her experience in Israel!

Don't miss out on experiencing what God is doing in the Land of Israel!

Join us for Envision January 28th-31st 2019. Register today! envision.icej.org

Watch & Connect With Israel

We’re bringing Israel to YOU!

The ICEJ Word from Jerusalem Channel is available on Roku, Amazon Fire, Android TV, and Apple TV!

Just search for the "Word From Jerusalem Channel" and you’ll discover exciting content to explore from all around Israel!

Make sure to "Subscribe", so you don't miss out on the latest videos from the ICEJ!

You can also subscribe to the ICEJ Vimeo and Youtube channels at:  vimeo.com/icej and youtube.com/icejorgtv

WFJ at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem

Watch this video filmed right here in Jerusalem at Jaffa Gate, and be inspired to read the latest edition of the Word from Jerusalem magazine!

In this issue of WFJ, you will get a taste of exciting Feast events, speaker quotes, and special insights on Israel from "Dare to Dream – 2018." You also will learn about the twelve contemporary tribes of Israel, as Jürgen Bühler uses the concept of Israel’s ancient tribes to introduce readers to the rich diversity of contemporary Israeli society (pp. 16-17). Read this and much more in the Nov/Dec 2018 edition.  Click here to read this magazine online today!

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Israeli Tools of Peace Thwart Instruments of War


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A Big Thank You from Israel’s Frontline                 

Thanks to help from Christians like you from all over the world, Israel's frontline communities in the Gaza Envelope are holding up with determination.

They Know How to Fight the Fires – They Just Need the Right Tools
Over 1,000 arsons have been lit in the Eshkol region alone in the last couple of months informs Elan Isaacson, Security Chief for the Eshkol Region, which is one out of five Israeli municipalities bordering the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. In the meantime, the ICEJ has been able to supply 17 state-of-the-art firefighting trailers with high-pressure water dispensers, which can douse fires before they grow into destructive blazes.

“We know the terrain. We know how quickly to get to the fires. We are able to extinguish small to medium fires without any help and that has a lot to do with all the 17 trailers that were supplied very, very quickly in the last couple of months. Thank you very much ICEJ from Eshkol region.”

Your help has made a huge difference in how these local communities are able to persevere through ongoing challenges. Thank you!

Repurposed Agricultural Sprayers – Peaceful Defense
An Israeli company has repurposed agricultural sprayers into effective firefighting trailers that can handle almost any type of terrain. The company has also pushed the firefighting trailers up to the front of the production queue because they know how badly the trailers are needed. Now Israelis have a way of actively protecting their lands despite destructive attacks by incendiary balloons and arson kites. 

Your Help is of Great Value
This has value both in material and psychological terms: Materially, the local and national economy can limit the loss of crops; psychologically, the citizens of the region know that they are able to act and that the outside world is aware of their struggles.

Please continue to stand with us also in the future as we help protect the frontiers of Israel.
 


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