Sing to Elohim, sing praises to His name; Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts, Whose name is the YHVH, and exult before Him. Psalm 68:4
Shabbat shalom dearly beloved!
This entire report is dedicated to understand the importance of the Desert and most particularly the City of Eilat for the restoration of Israel and the salvation of mankind! Everything that has fashioned Israel as a nation and everything that has to do with Salvation started in the desert! Just to mention a few important events:
- Moses is prepared as the Deliverer of Israel in the Desert of Midian for 40 years
- Torah is give in the desert of Sinai
- Israel is fashioned as a nation walking for 40 years in the desert
- King David is prepared to rule Judah and Israel in the wilderness of Ein Gedy
- The Kippurim (Atonement) scapegoat is sent into the desert
- Demons roam in desert places after they leave a person
- Yochanan Hamatbil (John the Baptizer) is prepared in the Desert.
- Yochanan also preaches REPENTANCE to Judah in the desert
- Yeshua is immersed (baptized ) under Yochanan in the Desert of Judea
10. Yeshua is empowered for Ministry for 40 days in the Desert.
11. Shaul-Paul the Shaliach (Apostle) was prepared for 3 years in the Desert
12. The last and most important even before the RETURN of Messiah Yeshua is the restoration of the Anusim/Sephardic Jews to their possession in the Negev (South) Desert of Israel!
There is of course many more things that happen in the desert but these are the most important ones! In Hebrew the word for DESERT is MIDBAR and MIDBAR comes from the word DABAR which means WORD or the WORD! So we see that in the MIDBAR (Desert!) The DABAR (Word!) is given to the people of Israel and it is called TORAH (5 Books of Instructions also called 5 Books of Moses starting with the Top 10 Commandments!).
It is this very thing that has forged the People of Israel as “ The People of the Book”. These Commandments given to our people in the Desert are what I call “The Heavenly Constitution!”. Any nation that will adopt the Top 10 Commandments as the national constitution will thrive!
Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever mine. Psalms 119:98
We can see that YHVH delights in preparing His Chosen Vessels in the Desert: Moses, Joshua, King David, Yochanan Hamtbil (John the Baptist), Yeshua the Messiah, Shaul-Paul the Apostle and so on….
O God, You are my Elohim; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1
In the Midbar (Desert), the Dabar (Word) speaks in a clear way to the people that are being prepared for a great task! In that place of dryness, prophetic revelation is poured out like Rivers of Living Water to those that are thirsty and dry and seeking Him! The MIDBAR is the Divinely Appointed place of preparation for Greatness! It is from this place that all of Israel has been impacted! It is from this place that Yeshua was anointed to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom and it is to this place that the Holy Spirit sent us almost 5 years ago!
He changes a wilderness into a pool of water And a dry land into springs of water. Psalm 107:35
EILAT THE STRATEGIC SOUTH GATE OF ISRAEL
Islamic Jihad book: Eilat ‘life or death’ for Israel
Terror organization published book claiming Palestinians have underestimated southern-most city’s strategic value to Israel: ‘From here Israel sends out its octopus arms to the coasts, cities and capitals of Africa, Asia
Elior Levy from Ynet
The volatile security situation in Sinai, last summer’s terror attack on Route 12 and the recent firing of Grad rockets towards Eilat have led Israel to reassess its defense strategy vis-?-vis its southern borders. A new book released by Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, the al-Quds Brigades, highlights the strategic importance of Eilat and its port to Israel.
Addressing the book, titled “Umm Rashrash (Eilat) – life or death for Israel,” a senior Jihad operative said, “From the city of Eilat (Israel) sends out its octopus arms to the coasts, cities and capitals of Africa and Asia and cunningly sneaks into the fabric of their lives to carry out its plans, which are aimed to destroy these cities and thus preserve (Israel’s) existence.”
The 156-page book explores Eilat’s history and its conquest while claiming that Jewish leaders from the early days of Zionism recognized Africa’s importance. To prove its point, the book mentions that the Zionist movement’s leaders considered establishing a Jewish state in Uganda. It also notes that late prime- minister David Ben-Gurion sought to improve Israel’s relations with various African countries in hopes they would support the Jewish state during crucial votes at international bodies.
In the book, Islamic Jihad also outlines its plan to restrict Israel’s movement from the Red Sea to the Horn of Africa:
- Maintain security-related cooperation between the Arab states and attempt to establish a joint Arab naval force.
- Boost Arab military presence in the region.
- Form a strategic alliance between Arab countries bordering the Red Sea.
The senior Jihad operative admitted that the Palestinians have underestimated Eilat’s strategic importance. “We did not allow our soldiers (attack) this target – only rarely – because we did not have any knowledge regarding the importance of this target and the special place Eilat’s port has in Israel’s strategic outlook,” he said.
THE EILAT PRAYER TOWER!
The gates of your land are opened wide to your enemies; Fire consumes your gate bars. Nahum 3:13
When YHVH sent us to Eilat we did not fully realize the purpose neither did we know the fight that was awaiting us. Satan had kept the South Gate of Israel for long enough and he was not happy for us to relieve him from his evil “gatekeeping job”. Most of the wars of Israel have started from Eilat and the Body of Yeshua was in terrible strife!
And knowing their thoughts Yeshua said to them, “ Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand. Matthew 12:25
We have always loved, blessed and prayed for the South Gate of Israel but what are we there to do? And why leave the beautiful Mountains of Jerusalem for this dryness so far away from the rest of Israel. Indeed we felt like “John in the Isle of Patmos” exiled and banished! A few prophetic words began to come forth about establishing worship in the South Gate, other words about Revival and yet other words about the return of the Anusim according to Obadiah 20 (Spanish Jews that were forced to convert to Catholicism in 1492 in Spain and Portugal). All these were great visions and great prophetic words and we started to see signs of fulfillment as the Eilat Prayer and Worship Tower was established almost 4 years ago!
This was a pioneer work of the Spirit that began to be contested by every power and principality in the region, by non- spirit filled Christians, by spirit filled Christians and by nearly “everything that moved”! Though we remained quite low key all these years, the taxi drivers began to realize that there is a Prayer Tower in Eilat as many of the saints coming and going to the Tower from the nations to pray and worship would testify to them of its existence!
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14 NIV
TERROR ATTACKS THWARTED!
Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 18:19
Many Grads and other rockets have been fired against Eilat and yet in a miraculous way they have missed all human targets and there has almost been no damage in the city! Praise be to Yah that has answered the insistent prayers and prophetic proclamations that have come out of the Eilat Prayer Tower!
Heart Cry for Revival
And My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
During all these years we have stood in intercession, repentance and prophetic proclamation for REVIVAL in Eilat and in all of Israel, for the protection of Eilat’s borders and for the return of the Anusim! The enemy tried to deal tremendously low blows against us, to the point that we would want to die or leave! Blow after blow, rejection after rejection, stroke after stroke, we have hang on for dear life keeping the South Gate of Israel covered, the prayer and the worship going, our fight for unity and revival in the Body alive against all odds!
The Finnish Season
During the winter months Eilat has a very nice climate so many Scandinavians and especially from Finland frequent the city! Many of them visited the Eilat Prayer Tower and were mightily touched by the Word and the Spirit! Many of them returned to Finland more rested because of the nice holydays in this beautiful city but also because of the touch of the Holy Spirit, deliverance, healing and revelation that they received during the services in the Tower!
The Ends of the Earth
Wonderful Vessels of Yah (God) such as Prophet Ian Johnson from New Zealand, Pastor Phyllis Lines from Australia and Pastor Elizabeth Harold from Papua New Guinea have visited the Eilat Prayer Tower and have been blessed to take the Dabar (Word) from Zion to their nations and have also blessed the City of Eilat and the saints that have gathered with prophetic prayers and encouraging words!
A Multitude of Nations!
Many powerful saints from all walks of lives, prophets, intercessors and apostles have visited the Tower, have been refreshed, transformed and have left a deposit of anointing that is opening the Heaven over Eilat! Among those nations are Germany, UK, Italy, Norway, France, USA, Curacao, Brazil and many, many more!
The wilderness and the desert will be glad,and the Arabah will rejoice and blossom; Like the crocus. It will blossom profuselyand rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy.Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. Isaiah 35:1,3
Israelis are Being Saved!
Many Israelis have been touched by a word, a book, a song or a prayer. Some we never see again and we believe that the seed planted will bear much fruit but some return to the Tower.
THE STORY OF AHAVA
The story of Ahava (not the real name) is particularly exciting! She is our neighbor and I was concerned about her demeanor so started praying for her. Her boyfriend told me she was sick and had fallen and broken her ribs. On Passover eve I passed through their apartment only to see them and their friends totally drunk! When I asked the boyfriend to speak to Ahava, she came staggering to the door and hang on my neck on a “drunk embrace”. I told her “I am concerned about you and am praying for you”. Ahava said: “Help me, please, he (boyfriend!) broke all my ribs! Will you help me? I said Yes I will! On the following day that was Shabbat I passed through her apartment and told her “you are coming with us to pray”! “Where to? She asked?” I said “to a good place! We took her in the car to the Eilat Prayer Tower to our Shabbat meeting. She already gave her life to Yeshua in the car and we ministered some deliverance during the meeting!
When she stepped into the worship hall, she felt like she had stepped into Heaven! Since then Ahava has broken all ties with the boyfriend, has cleansed her apartments from all witchcraft objects and amulets, is being disciple and is studying the Word and praying every day! She frequents most of the Worship and Prayer meetings in the Tower!
We did not know that Ahava was an accomplished singer that has established a well- known band in the City of Eilat! She looked like a complete wreck when we found her, divorced, living in sin, poor, sick and old! Today to the Glory of Yah Ahava is starting to bloom like never before and she takes every opportunity to share with all that we and Yeshua rescued her from sure death!
Please pray for Ahava and her two children that are not with her and keep praying that the Eilat Prayer and Worship Tower will remain a beacon of light in the Desert of Eilat. Pray that it will be filled with Word and Worship all the time that many more intercessors from the nations will come and that many Israelis will find Messiah and will serve Him radically and especially musicians and omanim (artists!)! We and our team are here to stay until YHVH so desires! We have suffered much these last 5 years here but we know that REVIVAL is knocking at the door of the South Gate of Israel and that our stand has made a difference!
AN OPEN HEAVENS!
Lately the Holy Spirit has showed me that there is an Open Heavens in Eilat because of the prayer and the worship from the Eilat Prayer Tower! Praise be to Yah!
Thank you beloved friends and partners for believing in us and in our calling and for supporting us faithfully in prayer and giving! Thank you to all the intercessors that have come and gone from the Eilat Prayer Tower! Thank you for all the offerings that you have left behind to enable us to continue without giving up, to make the desert bloom! Thank you Yeshua that Your Grace is sufficient for us and Your strength is made perfect in our weakness!
We welcome to the Tower Team beautiful Sarah who is a great blessing in all respects and an accomplished musician and especially violinist! The sounds of praise coming out of that violin can truly cause the Glory to come down! We also welcome Pastor Peggyan who will be the Tower Keeper for the next year! May Yah use you mightily to make the MIDBAR bloom!
For the Restoration of Israel and the Salvation of the Nations against all odds!
Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman