Deep Transformation of Hearts in Israel

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Prayer Points 

  • That Jewish people will recognize God’s love for them and their deep need for their Messiah, who can cleanse them and give them a new heart
  • That Israelis will realize that it wasn’t merely their own strength or ingenuity that brought about the miracle of Israel, but rather God’s great faithfulness, power, and grace toward them
  • That God will soften His people’s hearts, remove all obstacles to the Good News, and cause many to trust in Jesus the Messiah
  • That, since God has regathered the dry bones of Israel and placed flesh upon them, He will now send His Spirit and breathe new life into them, transforming every facet of their lives and of society

Key Scriptures

Ezekiel 36:24-28  “For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.”

Jesus’ original name in Hebrew is “Yeshua,” which means “salvation.” God said that even His name is a promise of the salvation of Israel:

Matthew 1:21  “She will give birth to a son; and you shall call His name Yeshua, for He will save His people from their sins.”

Ezekiel 37:1-14  The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. 

And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?" 

So I answered, “O Lord God, You know." 

Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.” ’ ” 

So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.

Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” ’ ” So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.

Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,” says the Lord.’ ”

Zephaniah 3:12-13  “I will leave in your midst a humble and lowly people, and they shall take refuge in the name of the Lord. The remnant of Israel shall do no unrighteousness and speak no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth; for they shall feed and lie down, and no one shall make them afraid.”

Zechariah 13:1-2a  “In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness. It shall be in that day,” says the Lord of hosts, “that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be remembered.”

See also: Isa 1:25-27; 2:1-5; 4:2-6; 9:1-4; 10:20-21; 11:11-12:6; 19:23-25; 25:6-9; 26:1-9, 12-15; 27:6, 9, 12-13; 29:22-24; 30:19-26, 29-33; 31:4-7; 32:14-20; 33:20-24; 35:1-10; 41:8-20; 43:1-13, 18-21, 25; 44:1-5, 21-23; 45:14-17, 25; 49:12-23; 51:3-11, 15-16; 52:5-10; 53:3-10; 54:1-17; 59:20-21; 60:1-10; 61:1-11; 62:1-12; 66:7-14; Jer 3:14-15; 23:3-8; 24:6-7; 29:11-14; 30:1-22; 31:1-25, 27-37; 32:37-44; 33:6-9; 50:4-5, 19-20; Ezek 11:16-20; 20:32-38; 20:40-44; 28:25-26; 34:11-16; 34:23-31; 36:7-12, 16-38; 37:1-28; 39:7, 21-29; Hos 1:10-11; 2:14-23; 3:4-5; 11:1-4, 8-11; 14:4-8; Joel 2:12-27; 2:28-3:2; 3:14-21; Amos 9:11-15; Zeph 3:9-20; Zech 8:7-8; 10:6-12; 12:10-14; 13:1-2, 8-9; Psalm 126:1-6; 147:2-3; Mic 2:12-13; 4:1-8; 7:12-20; Rom 11:11-15, 25-26; Rev. 7:3-8

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