While we are waiting for Israel’s borders to open, we took the opportunity to update HOPE’s guesthouse bathrooms. These bathrooms were over 40 years old and really needed the renovations to be ready to receive guests in the Fall.
Rania was invited to join an international prayer meeting hosted by the Global Prayer Call, interceding for Jerusalem, Israel and the Middle East.
As the battle for Jerusalem is becoming more and more intense, the Temple Mount is taking central position: who will be finally and eternally worshiped on this Holy Hill? The birth pangs for the Kingdom of God are intensifying and the preparations for the return of the Lord are progressing, the royal priesthood from many nations are being called to attention. We are being united, cleansed, equipped and commissioned for our call not to be silent for Jerusalem’s sake. And at the same time, we are each being trained to intercede for our respective nations sake and their attitudes towards Jerusalem.
41 Arab Women leaders from across the land gathered at the Golden Crown Hotel on Mount Precipice, Nazareth for the first day of training after the pandemic. They were joined by several precious Messianic Jewish sisters.
Rania Sayegh welcomed the women and introduced the theme for the training:
“Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave; its flames are flames of fire, a most vehement flame.”
Song of Songs 8:6
She led everyone in a prophetic act of exchanging the red roses that they had received at the beginning.
Jesra Adrenally led the opening time of worship with songs of adoration and longing for the bridegroom, Jesus, to return. Rose Obied then spoke about the love of the Father from the parable of the prodigal son. She challenged us not to be motivated by duty, as the older son had been, but to receive the Father’s love. When we are filled with the Father’s love, we will not see the faults in others but rather find ways to encourage and build one another up. It was only the love of the Father that brought the prodigal home.
Rania Sayegh continued this session on the need for the bride to be filled with the Holy Spirit, “that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish” Ephesians 5:27. The troubles in this world will increase but each birth-pang or trouble only makes us stronger. God wants to anoint His bride with wine and oil. She shared her recent vision of the bride in the field of wheat. The Jewish sisters shared the differences between Jewish and Arabic wedding customs, especially as an orthodox Jewish bride will enter the wedding ceremony without her face covered so as not to repeat Laban’s deception (Genesis 29:21-30)! Wine and oil are mentioned in connection to the harvest and the threshing floor in Psalm 140:15 and Joel 2:24. This threshing floor separates the bride from the thoughts of this world. She separates herself from Babel. If we don’t go to the threshing floor, we can’t enter into His glory. Also, in 2 Samuel 24:16, the plague stopped at the threshing floor. This later became the site of the Temple. Each of the women there received the challenge to turn every line of Song of Songs into a prayer.
Ikhlas Sadran led the worship for the second session with songs of love for our bridegroom Jesus.
Chaya Mizrachi and her daughter Oiel blessed the women and prayed for Orna Grinman before she began to speak. Orna then shared about the journey of the Shunamite in Song of Songs. Communication is the most important part of a marriage. The bride and groom start their life together by saying “I do” – so also, we start our journey with Yeshua by saying that we want to be part of His bride. Intimacy can be on our hearts but there is still a long journey to get there! Song of Songs traces the journey of the Shunamite from her initial desire, through hills and valleys to the fulfilment of their covenant of love. Throughout the journey, the bride becomes more aware of herself – her identity, calling and responsibility – and the condition of her heart and that of those around her. Orna encouraged each leader to consider their place in the Body of Messiah. We are each a part but what part are we? A finger, a part of the circulation system, an ear?
After the final session, one of the Arab women, Lena, shared a recent dream in which she had been walking with her children through an area like a swamp. As she walked, she began to sink into the swamp and felt that the water would swallow her up. She cried out to the Lord for help and all of a sudden a woman appeared with dark curly hair, wearing a dark orange shirt. The woman made a hole in the mountain which became a tunnel. Lena walked through this tunnel to safety. When she arrived at the hotel on the morning of the gathering, she saw Rania wearing this same colored top and she felt that this meeting would be part of the path of freedom for her.
The gathering ended with Celeste Dabbagh sharing a beautiful painting of an oil lamp that she had painted during the lockdowns.
22 sisters and a few brothers gathered to pray for the current situation in the land.
Rania opened in prayer with thanksgiving to God for this heart of unity. She asked that the prayers would be like fiery arrows of love that will quench war and hatred. Missiles of God’s love and glory are being released all over the land and into Gaza and the West Bank. We want to experience a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit over our land. The meeting was one of renewed love and covenant commitment to one another as the Jewish and Arab mothers gathered like Ruth and Naomi.
One of the many special moments was when a Jewish mother sang Boaz’s words to Ruth over the Arab women, “May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” Ruth 2:12
An Arab mother responded with Ruth’s words to Naomi, “Where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.” Ruth 1:16
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!
Rania taught on Keys to Step into the Favor. She shared how God is inviting us to come on a journey into carrying His glory. This past season has been a rest, a test and a time to enter into God’s rest. It is an invitation to transformation. In Ezekiel 4:44, the glory enters the Temple from the north gate. We are on a journey of restoration and healing as God prepares us to carry greater measures of His glory.
Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people, and God wants everyone to know it!
Colossians 1:27 (The Passion Translation)
We are being transformed into carrying bridal authority and coming into alignment with God first and then with one another.
As she prepared for this meeting, Rania heard God tell her that He wanted to deliver His women from the crippling spirit. When Jesus healed the woman who was bowed over (Luke 13:10-17), He called her a daughter of Abraham, speaking to her true identity. God also wants to restore the true identity of the daughters of Zion (Bat Tzion) and the body of Messiah in Israel.
After speaking Rania prayed for many of the women and at least six creative miracles happened bringing glory to God.
On the 3rd of May, I saw a bride standing in the middle of a field of wheat. She was wearing a bridal white gown and walking in the field. She was charmed by the field and looking around with joy at the harvest. She had a veil over her face and was looking at this vast field of wheat. The bride looked towards the furthest horizon and began to lift her veil. As she lifted her veil, the wind started to blow over the fields. At first, this wind blew gently but then it formed a whirlwind over the field. I noticed that the whirlwind got stronger and stronger then began to move and carry the wheat almost as though it was harvesting the wheat. The whirlwind was carrying this wheat into the threshing floor. The whirlwind was not only formed of wind but also angelic beings – the Holy Spirit and angels working together!
In response to the Angel of Awakening Vision, Rania traveled with a dear sister, Margaret Abu Ghazalah to Mount Precipice during Passover Week. Rania blew a trumpet from the mountain and declared the release of the angelic hosts and awakening over the land of Israel. They used the staff to ask the Lord to part the sea for freedom for all the peoples of Israel, both Jewish and Arab. Especially for the restoration of freedoms that are being lost in the governmental response to COVID 19.
Dear friends and family, please stand with us in prayer for the land of Israel and Gaza. We are in war inside and outside!
In the past few days hundreds of rockets were shot into Israel and lots of riots and violence in different cities and villages in the land.
Please stand with us in prayer for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for protection for the innocent in Gaza.
Pray for violence and hatred to be quenched by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Pray that the Lord will send His waring angel to fight on behalf of the land and bind the strongman.
Pray for Wisdom for our government leaders as they make decisions!
Join us in fasting and waiting for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit during Pentecost
Warm and loving greetings to you all from Nazareth.
As we enter into this strategic season of 21 days leading up to Pentecost, we would like to invite you to join us in prayer and fasting to call upon the Lord for the release of a greater outpouring of His Holy Spirit. We believe that these three weeks will be a process of transformation and healing both individually and corporately. Ask the LORD what kind of fasting He is calling you to; examples include the Daniel fast (fruit and vegetables) or fasting from a favorite food or social media.
On the eve of Passover, I (Rania) had a vision of many angels over the nations including a huge Angel of Awakening over Israel. The vision is given here with a painting by David Monoz which is very similar to the vision that I saw.
With anticipation for Holy Spirit breakout in this season of awakening!