Over the past 4 months so my has changed for us!! Many exciting things and some hard things! Daniel and I began filming ‘From the Gates of Jerusalem’. We invite you to pray with us for the peace of Jerusalem! Here is our last clip from yesterdays violent attack against 20 year old IDF Soldiers just one block from our home. Israeli official say that this was likely to be an ISIS attack. Together we stand in faith again the works of the Devil.
Over the past week the Lord has stirred my desire to set aside a very special time for family, friends, and the Lord. Most of us forget the relational nature of God as we move through life in our busy routine. One of God’s greatest desires from us as His children is that we have a close relationship with Him as our Father. He desires to see us interacting with one another with great intent. Just as God passionately seeks out relationship with us, Sukkot is a time set aside to renew close relationships with those God has placed in our lives.
Our family has been so busy here in Jerusalem over the past few months! As we slow down for the holidays, God has reminded me how important it is to take joy in the time he has given us. Relationships, whether it be family, friends, or the body of Messiah at large are a melody in God’s heart. This gives Him pleasure as he watched us make time for each other in His presence.
Sukkot in Jerusalem Today
A few days ago everyone began pouring into Jerusalem for Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year) Now, as we write to you the sun has set and the highest holy day of the year (Yom Kippur) is fully upon us. After the fast is complete all of our friends and neighbors from around Israel will begin to build their Sukkahs. This is to be a temporary dwelling reminding us of God’s goodness and His presence in the wilderness.
In Israel Sukkot is a very relational holiday. Each meal is to be eaten in the Sukkah and many even sleep in the sukkah. This is a really fun highlight for children. The streets of Jerusalem are beautifully adorned with sukkahs even at every restaurant. There is no more festive of a time to be in the land! You will often hear someone say, “Please come visit with me, I have made a beautiful sukkah” This is an appointed time to reconnect to the basic and beautiful things in life. Who has God put in your life? Who is He highlighting to you and whom is He giving you to invest your time in?
We encourage you from Jerusalem as you move into this holiday. Ask God who He wants you to reconnect with. Who would He have you invest your time in. Make it precious and enjoy the people that God has put in your life. May your communion be blessed and prosper you!
Daniel and Amber Pierce
Jerusalem, Israel – GloryofZion.org
Join us via webcast for this powerful gathering in Jerusalem in front of the Temple Mount. This was a historic day. One of the last patriots of Israel (Shimon Peres) was laid to rest. We honored him and prayed that wise sons and daughters would be raised up and answer the call of God. There were many challenges in gathering on this day but in the end the people of God had the victory. 77 private jet along with air force one landed on this day and half of the roads were closed.
You’ll even hear a friend share a testimony about a bomb being on the bus that they were on as they were in route to the RISE AS ONE worship gathering. They were asked to get off the bus and the bomb was disabled and they were still able to join the gathering and give glory to God. In this New Year there will be many challenges to maneuver through. You will be blessed and have the victory through the power of Jesus.
We bless you in this new year!
LET NO CURSE FROM THE PAST ALIGN ITSELF ON YOU! Through a set of circumstances God is showing me that many darts from the past are trying to make there target into your soul to set you back! The en…
LET NO CURSE FROM THE PAST ALIGN ITSELF ON YOU!
Through a set of circumstances God is showing me that many darts from the past are trying to make their target into your soul to set you back! The enemy knows who you are and he knows what God is trying to accomplish in you. The enemy is vigorously trying to set you back and cause your mind to spin on thoughts of the past. Things you have been delivered of, are trying to resurface. The enemy knows even how you were labeled as a child and would like to convince you that mistakes that you made or ways that you may have been falsely labeled is who you actually are. Be cautious not to allow the arrows to settle into your soul! There are many more plans of God for you!
I’m reminded of my mother-in-law, Pam’s favorite scripture. I believe that most of the Pierce family has been meditating on this passage for some time.
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, for the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:17-18.
Many of us get caught off guard when a tragic situation happens and we don’t always respond the way that we really wanted to. Some of us are better with always having the right word or reaction in a hard situation.
Scriptures that God is highlighting to me for all of us to meditate on:
- A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
- Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles. Proverbs 21:23
- This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20
Lets all pray that we will be armed with a soft answer. Lets pray that by the grace of God we will guard our mouths and tongues. Let us press into the Holy Spirit that we will be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger. We are all walking in way of the Lord and working out our salvation with fear and trembling.
Even in the midst of chaos the time will be redeemed!
The Reality of Israel Today: Let Worship Arise!
Friday, May 20, 2016
Dear Friends of Israel:
Thank you for your continued prayer for Daniel and Amber and the work they are doing in Israel. Their most recent RISE AS ONE Worship Gathering was amazing. If you have not been able to watch the webcast replay, you will want to do so. By reading below, you can also see the exciting news about how we are developing Glory of Zion in Israel! This is a major step forward that will release blessing back to all of us. Finally, please keep Amber’s family in your prayers. The concern for her mother’s health is leading them to return to the States next Tuesday.
Chuck D. Pierce
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Shalom Glory of Zion Family,
We appreciate all of your prayers for us and the peace of Jerusalem. We want to make sure that you know that our most recent RISE AS ONE worship gathering is ready for you to join in through www.gloryofzion.org You can also click HERE to watch it.
Update on Jerusalem
Over the past month many things have happened very near to our home. Four weeks ago, a bus exploded just one street over from our home. Last week, two elderly women were stabbed just one street from our home and at the same location that we hosted our last worship event. Then, a few days ago, another stabbing occurred on the same street as our children’s school. God’s grace has been great in our area and no fear has come on us. Please heighten your prayers for God’s people in Israel as we move into summer.
Establishing Glory of Zion – Israel
This month, much is being accomplished as we move into a new phase that will benefit Israel and all of you. We are in the beginning stages of establishing Glory of Zion in Israel. This week we had the pleasure of hosting 100 people in our home. We are also enjoying visiting with several groups from around the world, and will continue to do so over the days to come.
Family Trip to America
Our family had originally planned a summer trip to the States at the end of July. My (Amber’s) mother has been battling Multiple Sclerosis for 28 years, and just become very ill. She is now in ICU with septic shock and heart failure. Please pray for a miracle for her to recover quickly. With this being a priority for our family, we will be flying to Texas early Tuesday morning and spending the summer there.
God spoke to me as so many things changed very quickly. Remember that when everything seems to be falling apart, God is just reordering your steps. Nothing takes Him by surprise. I know that many of you are going through very sudden changes. Doors are opening and closing very quickly. However, always remember that something greater and beyond what we can ask or imagine is on the other side.
We invite you to follow our Facebook page for family photos and short updates.
Blessings from Jerusalem,
Daniel, Amber, Lily and Elijah Pierce
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