Ebenezer – Operation Exodus relies totally on prayer and intercession for the advancement of the ministry. Intercession has been the bedrock of the ministry from its foundation, for we recognise that aliyah is a spiritual battle. Over the years Ebenezer has experienced that prayer for the return of the Jewish people to Israel from the lands of their exile is seriously contested by demonic powers!
The Bible clearly teaches that aliyah is God’s initiative. HE is the One who is bringing His Jewish people home as it is written in Isaiah 43:5-6
‘Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west; I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not keep them back!’ Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth.’
The Lord’s call to Ebenezer – Operation Exodus is to stand in the gap in these increasingly urgent days, to cooperate with Him as His prophetic Word unfolds for the ingathering of the Jewish people from all over the earth.
We see from Jeremiah 1:11–13 that the Lord Himself is watching over His word to perform it.
‘Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready [watching] to perform My word.” And the word of the LORD came to me a second time, saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a boiling pot, and it is facing away from the north.”
As well as seeing the almond blossom (which indicates alertness and activity, blossoming in late winter) Jeremiah also saw the boiling pot portraying the battle that was to break forth! We have learned the importance of basing our prayers on God’s Word as we take up our positions as ‘watchmen’ for His word to be fulfilled.
Ebenezer – Operation Exodus is an intercessory ministry with a prophetic task. This can be seen as we under-gird our operations in prayer and intercede across the nations to prepare the aliyah highways for the exodus to come. We see evidence as we go forward in obedience and unity that the Holy Spirit is moulding us into a threshing instrument of prayer for the ingathering of God’s Jewish people from the four corners of the earth.
In this regard Isaiah 41:15-16 is a scripture that has been impressed upon the ministry by the LORD.
‘Behold, I will make you to be a new, sharp, threshing instrument having teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and beat them small, and shall make the hills as chaff. You shall winnow them and the wind shall carry them away, and the tempest or whirlwind shall scatter them. And you shall rejoice in the Lord, you shall glory in the Holy One of Israel’ Isaiah 41:15–16, Amplified.
Interwoven in our prayers is an appeal to the Lord for the revelation of His call to be received by the Gentile Church to become involved and help the Jewish people go home.
“Thus says the LORD God: Behold, I will lift up My hand to the Gentile nations, and set up My standard and raise high My signal banner to the peoples; and they shall bring your sons in the bosom of their garments, and your daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.” Isaiah 49:22 Amplified.