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.
Nut was the Egyptian sky goddess; Isis the nature goddess; and Set the storm god.
Job 38:22-23 (ESV)
“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow,
or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,
which I have reserved for the time of trouble,
for the day of battle and war?
Our Heavenly Father,
We thank You for the manifestation of Your glory in creation. We thank You for protecting us from disaster. We thank You for the abundance of Your provision.
We thank You for the defeat of the false belief that safety comes by serving the forces of nature or seeking guidance from the stars. By Your hailstones You displayed Your pre-eminence over Nut, Isis, and Set.
We acknowledge there remains nature worship today, through the reading of horoscopes, Freemasonry, voodoo, etc. We humbly ask You to pour contempt on any demonic princes of nature worship in Joppa, Israel, and make them wander in trackless wastes. Amen.
Reference: Exodus 9:13-35, Time to Defeat the Devil by Chuck D. Pierce, p. 77