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.
Ra or Re is the ancient Egyptian solar deity. Apep embodied chaos and was thus the opponent of light.
Psalm 139:11-12 (ESV)
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.
Our Father in heaven,
You showed Your sovereignty over Ra by covering Egypt with a thick darkness for three days and defeated Apep by providing light over Goshen. Darkness is as light to You.
With you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light. We proclaim that You are sovereign in Joppa, Israel. Be gone, spiritual darkness! May the sun of righteousness rise over this port with healing in its wings. Amen.
Psalm 36:9, Malachi 4:2
Reference: Exodus 10:21-29, Time to Defeat the Devil by Chuck D. Pierce, p. 78-79