On the Hebrew calendar, today is Tammuz 17. The “Three Weeks” between the 17th of Tammuz and the Tisha B’Av have historically been days of misfortune and calamity for the Jewish people. During this time, both the First and Second Temples were destroyed, amongst other terrible tragedies. These days are referred to as the period “within the straits” (bein hametzarim), in accordance with the verse: “all her oppressors have overtaken her within the straits” (Lamentations 1:3).
1 Chronicles 11:12-14 (NLT)
Next in rank among the Three was Eleazar son of Dodai, a descendant of Ahoah. He was with David when the Philistines gathered for battle at Pas-dammim and attacked the Israelites in a field full of barley. The Israelite army fled, but Eleazar and David held their ground in the middle of the field and beat back the Philistines. So the Lord saved them by giving them a great victory.
Eleazar–God has helped
Pas-dammim–the border of blood
Chuck Pierce quote from a transcript of a Sid Roth interview:
And with that, in America, the real issue is going to be each state’s relationship with Israel; not just a nation relating to Israel, but each state. I think you will start seeing how states are blessed based upon their relationship with Israel.
Our Father in heaven,
We bless the governmental, business, media, arts and entertainment, family, education, and church leaders of Mississippi. Open their eyes to see Israel as You would have them see it.
For generations, have there not been many beloved Christians in Mississippi? You have been, continue to be, and will be our help.
David’s ancestor Boaz showed kindness to a Moabite widow named Ruth in a barley field. He became her kinsman redeemer, and the fruit of their marriage, David, held a barley field for Israel at the border of blood. Release the synergy of the charitable acts done in the name of our kinsman redeemer, Jesus, through the ages as Mississippi Christians pray for Israel and her borders of blood.
We pray that every sector of our society will be a blessing to Israel and Israel will be a blessing to Mississippi. Bring the state of Mississippi into full covenant alignment with Israel. Amen.