For the conversion of Joppa, Israel

March 29, 2015

Joppa is an ancient port.  It was there that Peter opened the door to resurrection life for Tabitha. In Summit Park, the highest point of Joppa, are the excavated remains of a brick wall from an Egyptian fortress built by Ramses II. Ramses II is the “Pharaoh of the Exodus.”  I don’t know if there any iniquitous thrones remaining from that period of history, but I am using the ten plagues of Moses as one model for praying for this city. 

Many Egyptian deities were associated with healing. In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing. Sekhmet also is a Solar deity, sometimes called the daughter of the sun god Ra.
Serapis was the god of healing, and Imhotep was the god of medicine and the guardian of the healing sciences. Isis was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic.

Isaiah 61:1-3 (ESV)
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.

Our Father in heaven,
Moses threw soot into the air and the ashes became boils breaking out in sores on man and beast. So many times we have sinned in the by seeking remedies from idols, by not seeking our healing from You, and by not giving You glory when we are healed.
Isaiah gave instructions for a poultice of figs to heal King Hezekiah. We thank You for the natural remedies.
Jesus healed by His word and his touch. We thank You for supernatural healing.
We proclaim good news to the poor of Joppa, Israel . We declare that broken hearts shall be bound and that captives and prisoners shall be freed. This is the year of our Lord’s favor! He shall take vengeance against the false mindsets and demonic strongholds that have wreaked havoc in Joppa. The land of Israel shall be healed, and their people healed, by the Blood of the Lamb. Amen.

Reference: Exodus 9:8-12

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