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Hello. This is Rick Ridings coming to you again from Succat Hallel in Jerusalem with another prayer update as the war continues here in this region and in this land.
We thank God for your prayers. Yesterday, Patricia and I were at a mall when the siren went off for rockets and we went in with everybody quickly into a protected area there at the mall.
We thank you for your continued protection prayers for everyone here, especially for the believers who are part of ongoing operations right now in Gaza and the believers there in Gaza.
But I wanted to share with you today, because it’s October 31st, worldwide, this is a day where there seems to be a lot more witchcraft. In Western countries, it’s even celebrated as Halloween, which, of course, we should have nothing to do with to celebrate anything to do with witchcraft and witches and death and demonic.
But it’s a day where we need to pray the blood of Jesus, the blood of Yeshua over ourselves, over our families, over our ministries, but also in a special way today over the borders of Israel.
There’s a very specific scripture given in numbers 23, where the Lord sovereignly caused Balaam, who had been hired to curse Israel, and God sovereignly stopped him and put his words of blessing in Balaam’s mouth.
And I encourage you to take this scripture today and proclaim this over Israel and then over yourself, as grafted into Israel. It is from numbers 23:19-24:
God is not a man that He should lie, nor a son of man that He should change his mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? I have received a command to bless. He has blessed, and I cannot change it. And then here is the blessing. No misfortune is seeded, Jacob. No misery observed in Israel. The Lord, their God, is with them. The shout of the King is among them. God brought them up out of Egypt. They have the strength of a wild ox.
Then He says:
There is no sorcery against Jacob and no divination against Israel.
What does He mean by that? There’s no sorcery, no divination.
Part of the Hebrew could be translated as evil omens, evil spells, curses. He said, None of it against Jacob or Israel.
Now, He’s not saying there will be none. He’s just saying it will not succeed. No weapon that is fashioned in witchcraft against Israel will prosper succeed. He says, “There is no sorcery against Jacob, no divination against Israel.”
It will now, I believe today, be said of Jacob and of Israel, “see what God has done”. We’re all praying that God will do something that everyone has to say, see what God has done.
He says, the people rise like a lioness. They rouse themselves like a lion that does not rest until he devours his prey.
So we pray that this evil, demonic terrorist system of Hamas will be devoured and will be uprooted.
Now another way we need to pray on this day is that where systems of evil and evil people, evil terrorists, are using witchcraft and occult to shield and protect them.
We need to agree together that any, and we agree, we proclaim this today from Jerusalem, that any occult, witchcraft, shield of protection over any leader of systems of evil, such as Hamas, Hezbollah, the dictatorship in Iran and in Ankara, we declare today that any, and in Moscow, that any occult shields of protection, any witchcraft shields will be removed from them.
That they will either repent and turn to the Lord, or they will be removed from power. This is based on numbers, chapter 14 and verse 9, when Joshua and Caleb are coming to take a mountain in Israel, and others are afraid of these giants because there’s a demonic shield of protection upon these giants.
And they say in Numbers 14:9, to the people around them, do not be afraid of the people of the land because we will devour them. Their protection is gone. Their protection is gone. Their protection is gone. But the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them. Let it be today on October 31st, according to your word, O Lord, in the name of Joshua. Amen.