by Leon Mazin, Shavei Tzion Messianic Center, Tents of Mercy Network
"I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected" (Habakkuk 2:1).
There are people who are prophetically oriented. There are people who constantly hear the Lord speaking to them. Unfortunately, I am not one of them. A lot of what we are doing at Return to Zion Congregation is spontaneous, in a sort of "Russian" way. But I am no longer ashamed of this, since the "Russian-Jewish method" sometimes bears good fruit. This way of working often involves less in-depth deliberations, but is also more quickly implemented. The Lord God is using us, with our different "flavors", to achieve His goals. We see this today, how the different talents of our co-workers, brothers and sisters in the congregation and in our ministry, are used for good purposes.
Some years ago, as a result of Supernatural Providence, we were able to purchase our own building in Haifa. The facility - an awesome gift from the Lord - is in an excellent location and has been a true instrument to serve people. Our "neighbor" in the building is also involved in humanitrian aid - an organization that helps the handicapped. However, one corner in the building, about 1400 square feet, remained empty. When potential tenants started to inspect the space, I was concerned. Unfortunately, more than once we have seen a corner space being rented for various "unclean" activities, and we didn't want to have such a place nearby. Through it all the Lord has been so gracious. After some consideration, we decided to approach the owner about renting that space ourselves. He happily agreed and the space is now ours to use.
Since we already had some experience with our guest house, we decided somewhat automatically to create additional guest quarters in the new section. We developed a plan and estimated budget costs, but something was hindering us. Three times we tried to begin renovations but were not able to do so. That's when the "miracles" began.
I would never personally have thought of creating a dedicated prayer room. Therefore, when the phrase "prophetic studio" appeared in my mind, I knew that it must be from the Lord. When we gathered as a team and prayed over this change, we realized that the Lord is directing us in a new way. Instead of an area we are familiar with, He is guiding us to new ground, to a place we had never before considered.
So now we are building a "Prayer Tower", a room in which people can pray and seek the will of God. The more we move forward with the remodeling project, the more clearly I can see that there are already sufficient guest houses in Eretz Israel. A place where believers both local and international, might come and seek the Lord, is much more needed - a strategic place to seek His direction. A sense of true anticipation is growing inside of us to see this completed.
Very soon the prayer room will be open for everyone who wants to come and pray. It will be a place for locals and foreigners to worship the Lord and praise HIS name. We are looking forward to hearing from the Lord and are excited to see how He will meet us in this new facility. We want to experience Him on a new level, and "... come to visions and revelations of the Lord" (II Corinthians 12:1).
To those who would like to come and pray with us, to those who would like to spend a few days or just a few hours here, to those who "know how to do it", and for to those who are in the process of learning, we say "Welcome!
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This article was previously published on December 20th here, on the Shavei Tzion website.
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