Israel — Many Years on
This was given me in May 1996: be blessed at this time.
May 1996: Israel
I find myself encouraged, during what are hard and testing and difficult times.
I would like to share it with you, in the hope it may bless and strengthen us all as we struggle with the worlds struggle of Israel.
As Jacob struggled with God, he was eventually weakened to find himself renamed and no longer shamed — Israel — Prince with power with God.
It is as if the world now struggles with God in a similar way, to the end result that that the world will know, even in its eventual weakened state, that Israel still is and will be a Prince, a title, a Nation that will once again have power with God.
And that the true God of Power will be manifest as the world realises it’s “deceiving” (the meaning of Jacobs’s name) will eventually lose it struggle and power against Israel and God’s sun will rise again upon the re-established nation of Israel and God’s world.
Here Below is the Prophecy
I was given a picture of a low horizon. This picture took place in day time. I saw on this raised bare horizon a single tree, not heavy with foliage as it was not a very tall or big tree.
The wind was blowing forcibly from the west to the east. All the ground around it and upon the horizon was bare and desolate.
This wind caused the tree to bend towards the east and be bowed down. But because the tree was slight in build it did not break but bent with the wind.
Then as I looked I heard these words: “Jerusalem is like a tree bending in the wind. I have made her and her inhabitants resilient.
I have made them pliable. I have made them who are made in my image and likeness, who I have called out of the nations to be a banner for me, to which and in which I will once again beautify My Name.
The love I show them — I also show you. I will make Jerusalem forever bendable. I will make her a city that may never be fallen.
I will make her battlements as of sapphire, garnets and gold. I will make her a safe haven, a place for the drawing of The Nations. A new Home and a renewed Hope.
A past history not forgotten, nor a future deferred, but a cup, not of trembling*, but of Hope, a cup of new wine, when I will once again take her unto my own and gather her unto Myself.
No longer will armies besiege her and be stronger, no more will they bully and barter with My People as slaves, or as goods in a marketplace, as if they were to be reckoned on a bill of sale.
She is not for purchase for she is mine. I will once again build my home in her and raise the banner as a new standard of hope for My People.
I will come home to My People and come home to My House. I will sit with them at their hearths, by their fire and here in this place I will make My Home.
My mat and My Heart will be there. I will sleep and eat and make merry and live with her, My blessed Child, making her dance as My blessed Bride.
For I will come for her, for I will save her, I will woo her and I will love her.
She is My hind, My gazelle, My Dorcas and I will fly with her and bound with her, our own hooves will clatter upward upon the stones as I lift and raise and climb with My Own beloved up above the clouds, up to the heights, the summit, the pinnacle of My Hope, Love and Desire.
And we will look and hope together, as the desire of the nations will come to her, Jerusalem my light. In and within her is my heart fixed, living and joined as one in nature**, with and within her is My Life’s Blood, giving her strength, renewed vigour to her limbs.
I, once again will belong and I will live inside My People, inside their lives, inside their hearts.
I will show my posture of defence as I align My Heart with all the strength of My Love. In Me there is hope, in me there is and here is My peace.
I will once again make her branches sprout. I will once again heal and feed many Nations. I will once again gather all Nations to her tent whose pennant, banner and flag is Me, as I sit once again proudly atop the tents of My People.
My lion’s mane and great strength will be with her, mighty, mighty are my claws, great, great is My Rule, as I lay atop, watching over and guarding the tents of My People.
Dwell not in the tents of Kedar. I will patrol Israel’s lands and guard her borders. I will determine who enters. I will forsake them not, nor will I let any marauder in, for mine is My Might and with Me is My excellence of Command.
I look down and I love My Child, My City and My Holy Place. At night I kneel beside her, My Arms outstretched to and over her, the folds of My Garments of My Arms hang over her, cloaking the stars as I cloak her in the night.
I look and long to give her peace and rest — but she will for now not yield to Me. She will not come and put her Hope in Me.
Oh My Heart pains, hardly bearing the cost, but I will do for her what I will do for her, for I will always long for her.
For My Home is where My Heart is, and I long and yearn for her, as a she cow bemoans the loss and separation of her calf.
But I will bear her pain and I will bear her loss for I have determined to pay her cost, I have settled within My Heart the price and the issue.
Only what I determine to be done will be determined to be done.
* This relates to a future state of Israel where she will once again rule with God and God rule with her.
** Here I have a picture of the physical heart of God living, pumping as it were inside a gazelle, who is leaping and bounding in green pastures. The heart, the life of God within his gazelle.
God bless you all
And may The LORD God bless and keep Israel and be for her peace!
~ David Hood
David Hood, is from Stanley, County Durham, England and was born-again 30 years ago. He began a more serious prophetic insight in the 90’s.