Saturday, July 9, 2011

Quartet Meeting in D.C. on Monday - Saturday, July 9, 2011

In This Issue
• Quartet to convene in DC on Monday
• Prayer Requests from IFI

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Quartet Meeting in D.C. on Monday - Saturday, July 9, 2011

The following alert was published yesterday by Intercessors for Israel. (Reprinted with permission.)

Quartet to convene in DC on Monday

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The "Quartet" of entities guiding the Israeli-Arab peace processes is meeting next week amid signs that the Obama administration is pressing the Israelis and Palestinians back to peace talks.

Representatives of the "Quartet," comprising the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations, will convene in Washington on Monday.

Top U.S. peace brokers have in recent weeks made frequent visits to the region, reciprocated by visits to Washington by top Israeli and Palestinian negotiators.

The Obama administration wants to head off a Palestinian effort to secure U.N. recognition of statehood absent a renewal of peace talks with Israel.

Palestinian negotiators refuse to return to talks unless Israel freezes settlement; Israel will not consider talks with the Palestinians unless the P.A. breaks off its talks with Hamas, and unless the framework of the talks includes recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, an end to refugee claims and a longterm Israeli presence in the Jordan Valley. (Read more)

Prayer Requests from IFI

This Monday, July 11th, there is a meeting of the Middle East Quartet - the US, the UN, the EU and Russia [this is all the world, as within this grouping are the overwhelming majority of nations], in Washington DC. Their goal is to come up with a plan to divide God's land and create another Arab Islamic state - Palestine. This is so very dangerous, especially for the people and nations who are leading this initiative. This is absolutely not in line with God's revealed will.

1. We praise You for the victory You gave to Your people Israel in 1967, when You overruled in that six days of war and joined back together Your people and Your land.

-- What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.(Matthew 19:6)

-- For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat [God is judge], and will plead with them there for My people and for My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and divided My land. (Joel 3:1-2)

2. Lord, however You choose to do it - show Your great displeasure with the declared objective of this meeting.

3. Receive glory by the total failure of any agreement with any plan.

-- The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing. He makes the thoughts of the people of none effect. The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the thoughts of His heart to all generations.(Psalms 33:10-11)

4. Give Israel's leadership wisdom and courage in responding to whatever comes out of this.

5. From this week's Torah portion, we proclaim over Israel's leaders, Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What has God wrought! (Numbers 23:23)

6. As You did in the Torah portion, stop the curses of the modern day Balaks and Balaams and bring forth blessings instead.

Nevertheless the LORD Your God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD Your God turned the curse into a blessing unto you, because the LORD your God loved you.(Deuteronomy 23:5)
7. We specifically lift up Israel's Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, President Shimon Peres, and all other leaders in Israel, that they would stand as one man and resist all global plans that are against Your will and Kingdom purposes.

8. Wake up the people of Israel to understand how dangerous any peace proposal is that involves dividing Your land.

-- Awake, awake; put on your strength, Zion; put on your beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for . . . there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake yourself from the dust. Arise, and sit, Jerusalem. Loose yourself from the bands of your neck, captive daughter of Zion. For thus says the LORD, You sold yourselves for nothing - you shall be redeemed without money . . .Therefore My people shall know My name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am He that speaks: behold, it is I. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace . . . that says unto Zion, Your God reigns! (Isaiah 52:1-7)