Dear family & friends in Christ,
I was so happy to read all the encouraging feedback from my last email titled ‘CTFM Israel mission great success – Part 1 / Mini revival in the aircrafts and transit hotel’ and I hope that this Part 2 report will bless you too!
I just do not know where to start once again, but I will try my best to share as briefly as possible as to what happened over our 8 day mission to Israel.
Although entering into Israel territory was very exciting, we were all very tired and ready to sleep the day we arrived.Â There were many security checks, but they were not too bad. As soon as they heard that we were from Australia, there was great favour given to us. I must also say that with Jesus on our side, we did not have any major issues at all!
More than 60 of us were on this intercessory prayer mission trip, including my wife Maryse and little girl Brianna. I must say that the Catch The Fire team were just absolutely fantastic as everyone worked together so well and helped each other, which made the trip so pleasant and very exciting
For the first few days we stayed in the Palestinian controlled areas. The Jews & Palestinians were all very nice to us. We had many opportunities to share the love of Jesus and to pray with them. In fact, our bus driver who was a Palestinian Arab Muslim gave his life to Jesus!
Every site we visited in the Holy Land was so special and almost every site had been secured by mainline churches. Thank God for them, because if not for them, there possibly would be no Christian sites to visit in Israel. However, it was most depressing in many of these traditional religious places, as everyone was told to be silent in respect of the holy sites. We at CTFM did play by the rules at first, but then I remembered that Jesus is alive, not dead, and we needed to bring back the joy of the Lord! So I went up to the priest at every site and very kindly challenged him that we should celebrate that Jesus is alive! This strategy was successful at almost every place as we were given permission by the priests to praise and worship the Lord out loud in public! This was fantastic and brought great excitement into many of the traditional religious parts of the trip as we took over lifted our hands to worship the Lord!The Upper Room were the original disciples of Jesus received the Pentecostal experience of the Holy Spirit seemed very much like a quiet boardroom until we lifted our hands and prayed in tongues! I don’t think the Holy Spirit had shaken that place like that for a very long time! I said to the CTFM team, “This is where the early church believers first spoke in tongues, so let’s storm heaven.” Everyone together in unity stormed heaven in tongues in the Upper Room. It was just glorious. All the other people were left speechless.
At the church on the site of the house of Mary, Martha & Lazarus, once again I asked the local priest to worship the Lord and he said yes. We had a glorious time of worship and then prayed in tongues. The priest got such a shock that he ran out of the building to get the guide, but since I knew the guide was far away, we just continued until he came back. Then we stopped, but by this time we punched many holes through the spiritual darkness of the religious spirits and brought down the light and glory of God’s presence. Then I took a love offering and gave it to the church so the priest was very happy.
It was very exciting to visit the place in Bethlehem where Jesus was born, the Garden of Gethsemane, the tomb of Lazarus, the place where Jesus fed the 5000 (plus women and children), the Sea of Galilee, the place where Elijah hid from Ahab & Jezebel, the place where David hid from Saul, the Dead Sea, Mount Nebo in Jordan (from where Moses saw the Promise Land before he died), the journey of the Cross or better known as the stations of the Cross, His empty tomb, Cana where Jesus turned water into wine, the Jordan river and many other amazing places from the Bible as we worshipped the Lord all the way through!
Everyone was so excited to get baptised in the Jordan river. I counted it a great joy to baptise those who went on the trip with the help of Pastor John from the Gold Coast, who also joined us on the trip. I praise God that I have now baptised people in the Red Sea (when I was in Saudi Arabia) and now in the Jordan river in Israel! Glory to God.
We also had the opportunity to meet and pray with Pastor Tom Hess from the Jerusalem House of Prayer on the Mount of Olives. Pastor Tom gave us a very good overview of what’s really happening in the Middle East. I must say that we all on the CTFM Israel mission have all received a greater heart and love for the nation of Israel.
I was amazed that although the attack on the flotilla boat took place while we were in Israel, there was tremendous peace everywhere we went. It seems like the media makes the situation look far worse than what it is as I noticed Jews, Muslims & Christian Arabs living and working together peacefully.
We visited the Wailing Wall and were so sad to see so many Jewish people (religious and secular) so lost without knowing their Messiah who died, rose again, and is coming back very soon as the King of kings and LORD of lords to Jerusalem, Israel! So we all joined hands at this place and prayed for Israel and the peace of Jerusalem.
The highlight of this life transforming trip was the main purpose for our going to Israel which was a very specific prophetic intercessory prayer assignment from the Lord. Our tour guide had secured a private garden overlooking the Golden Gate or better known the Eastern Gate. Here we were very free in the Spirit of the Lord to do whatever we wanted to do without any religious restrictions. So we had a glorious service facing the Golden Gate from where Jesus is expected to soon return, not riding a donkey this time as the Suffering Servant, but riding a white horse as the Victorious Warrior King, to rule and reign over the nations from Jerusalem, Israel!
Through a glorious service of prayer, praise, worship, and scripture declaration, we prophetically welcomed the soon return of King Jesus through the Golden Gate. We also had a very large golden key from Jerusalem that we were given by sister Jill at CTFM back in Melbourne, Australia before we left for Israel. We used this key to prophetically unlock the gates in the Spirit and then we buried the key and a special rock that we received from Jerusalem through another sister from Sydney, Australia. Many were weeping, others were praising, some were laughing and shouting for joy as the presence of the Lord just absolutely shook the place!
Glory to God as our mission to Israel was a great success. All I can say is that we have just fulfilled what the Spirit of God revealed for us to do through two of His servants some three years ago. I believe with all my heart that Jesus is coming back very, very soon as the reigning King of kings and LORD of lords!
I sincerely pray and hope that you are ready!
Your brother in Christ,
Pr Daniel Nalliah
(writing from Sri Lanka)
For those of you in Melbourne, Australia, come join us at 7:30pm tomorrow Friday 18th June for our weekly intercessory prayer meeting for our nationâ€™s transformation.Â Our weekly youth service is at 5pm this Saturday 19th June.
Our weekly worship services are this Sunday 20th June at 9:30am and 6:30pm.
All of the meetings in Melbourne will be held at Catch the Fire Ministries Apostolic Centre at 23 Melverton Drive, HallamÂ Â (Melways Ref: 96 G2)