23 November 2017

Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian Youth Welcome The King



Exuberant and passionate worship to King Jesus in Hebrew, Arabic and English filled the converted sports hall in Abu Gosh, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. This was a special day for youth and young people within the 3-day 'Welcome the King of Glory' (WTKOG) conference. 

WTKOG was an amazing event that took place in Israel during this year's Feast of Tabernacles. Hundreds of Pacific Islanders and other 'first nation' indigenous people groups traveled from the 'ends of the earth' to Jerusalem to worship and thank the King of Kings in his Holy City, for bringing the Gospel to their nation and to pray for His glory to return to Jerusalem. (You can read more about the Welcome The King of Glory event HERE )

Integrated into this event, was a special celebration for youth and young adults run by ELAV. Jewish and Arab Israeli young people were joined by Palestinian teenagers from the West Bank area and a group of Christian youth from Jordan. During the day, four different local youth and young adult teams led worship and intercession for salvation in Israel and the nations, and for boldness in sharing their faith.  In the evening, a mixed Jewish and Arab worship team (together with young worshipers from other nations) led the conference in Hebrew and Arabic worship. "It was such a powerful picture of inter-generational and inter-cultural worship and welcoming of the King here in Jerusalem." shared one of the worship leaders, "You could really say that King of Glory (Yeshua) was at the centre that night, as opposed to any specific worship team or speaker. And there was a real strong corporate cry for His glory to fill the earth."

Your People My People was in Israel, helping the organisers at this event.  We were so blessed to see these young people from such different backgrounds, worshiping the King together in each others' languages. We recorded the above video clip LIVE during the event. The worship begins with a powerful declaration song: "Open wide you gates that the King of Glory may come in!" and continues with songs about the Spirit and the Bride saying, "Come, Come Jesus," and, "Where the Spirit of the Lord is - there is freedom!" Finally they sing together, "Kadosh - Holy, Holy is the Lord God of Hosts."  Their energy and passion is self-evident! We pray that the fire of the Holy Spirit will invade more and more of their lives - breaking down walls and transforming culture. We bless this generation to be nation-changers and instruments of God's Kingdom here on earth!

Praying over the Jordanian youth