Day 16

Israel, Middle East
Population: 8,049,000
Chief of State: President Reuven Rivlin
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Christians: 1.5%
Evangelical Christians: 0.2%
Dominant Religion: Judaism
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 81.38 Years
Literacy Rate: 97.1%
Population Below Poverty Line: 21%
Refugees Living in Israel: 45,284

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Israel is a source of division and contention, both in the world and in the Church. For reasons, one could look to the unique geographic place of the nation, a bridge of land between warring empires for millennia. Or one could look to the exclusivist monotheism of the Jewish faith that set it apart through the ages. Modern analysts can perhaps look to the deep-seated antagonism between Jew and Arab as an outgrowth of tribal hatreds born centuries ago, even reaching back to the children of the Patriarch Abraham. Christianity’s emergence from the root of Israel has led to a confusion of relationship that has shifted like sand through the years, ranging from love and respect to outright persecution. The founding of the State of Israel in 1948 was an astonishing fulfilment of Biblical prophecy and those events surrounding Israel are key to understanding the Last Days. With Israel having a central role politically, religiously, and prophetically in the Middle East, much effective intercession needs to be made. Certainly there is the aspect of protection from war, violence and terrorism that we would all desire for Israel.

Praise Report
Praise God for the fulfilment of Jerusalem’s redemptive purpose on earth as the City of the Great King, a city of peace that blesses the nations (The Bible, Psalm 48:8).

Prayer Request
Pray that there will be grace among all who call upon Jesus/Yeshua/Isa and they will love, support and bear with one another (The Bible, Romans 12:10).
Pray that a deep unity in the Spirit among all Believers in Israel will allow for an effective working together regardless of political ideologies (The Bible, Colossians 3:14).

Call to Salvation
Pray that Christian Channels will reach out to Jewish People with the Good News of Yeshua. Pray that Israel will turn to the Lord so the veil will be taken away and their spiritual blindness will be removed (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 3:13).

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Tajikistan, Central Asia
Population: 8,192,000
Chief of State: President Emomalii Rahmon
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda
Christians: 1.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.1%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 29th
Life Expectancy: 67.39 Years
Literacy Rate: 99.7%
Population Below Poverty Line: 35.6%
Refugees Living in Tajikistan: 3,590

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Central Asia’s poorest nation, Tajikistan, has never recovered from the Soviet era. After five years of civil war following the 1991 Soviet collapse, a UN-brokered peace deal resulted. Secular forces dominate, but economic stability hasn’t returned. Tajikistan voted to allow its president to rule indefinitely. Each year greater legislative restrictions oppress the Tajik masses. Secular forces also dictate religious law. Although the constitution guarantees religious freedom, oppression is widespread. Mainstream Protestants are labeled “extremists” accused of spying on and dismantling Tajikistan’s political system. Meeting surveillance, interruptions, activity restrictions and literature confiscation are tools the government uses against Christians. Churches must register to be legal, a near impossible task.

Praise Report
Praise God for reports of small groups of people willing to come together to read the Bible together to find out who Jesus is (The Bible, Jeremiah 29:13).

Prayer Requests
Currently the government operates with power to repress, harass and intimidate its people. Pray that the love of Jesus will sweep through these authorities (The Bible, Galatians 5:1).
Pray for Christians who have experienced set-backs, harassment and forced closure of their ministries to know God’s grace and wisdom (The Bible, Acts 4:33).

Call to Salvation
Pray that the police and authorities who are called in to raid churches and Christian homes might be touched by God’s presence and begin the journey towards salvation (The Bible, Deuteronomy 29:9-11).

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