THE CLOSING OF AN ERA
THE EILAT PRAYER TOWER 2009-2016 Part 1
SPECIAL EDITION FEAST OF TRUMPETS 5777
Shabbat shalom dearly beloved:
This issue is a bit longer because it is a HISTORICAL one! The Eilat Prayer Tower was the home of Kad-Esh MAP Ministries for seven very intense and eventful years. As the Year of Jubilee comes to an end the Tower apartment is changing hands and someone else will continue what we started against all odds! There is no way that we could summarize what happened in the Tower as we lovingly called it between 2009-2016. There is no end to the challenges and the victories. I left a piece of my life and heart there and had it not been that YHVH called Rabbi and I to the Mission of America, we would have “grown old” there for the rest of our days!
It is in the Tower that we taped our now very well -known video Bible School GRM, setting the captives free from Replacement Theology. It is also in the Tower that my precious son, Yuval was restored leading to his salvation and baptism in the Gorgeous Red Sea! Many people from the nations called the Tower “home” and especially Finnish, Norwegian and Estonian sons and daughters in the Faith! When Yah calls us to go forward we must be prompt to obey and not look back but we must REMEMBER his Deeds and give Him Glory!
Remembering also helps us to say goodbye properly and give this very cherished Place of Prayer and Transformation a proper CLOSURE.
Our desire is that the Open Heavens we have left behind through prayer, worship and sacrifice will continue and that prayer, praise and the Spirit of HOLINESS, Love and Truth will keep prevailing and advancing in the Tower after we are gone. All of Eilat, Taxi drivers and our Israeli neighbors knew about the spiritual activities in the Tower as it became a Landmark of Faith and a Beacon of Light in the Holy City of Eilat.
THE EILAT PRAYER TOWER TESTIMONIES
He transformed me from being shy, scared and insecure
September 2013, I was translating for a group of Colombians during the Sukkot tour. That was the first time I stepped into the Prayer Tower. I knew something supernatural waited for me there, and I was not wrong! I was going to Israel only for 2 weeks and instead, I stayed for 3 months!
I was daily blessed with the opportunity to pray every morning and every evening at the Prayer Tower with wonderful people; Bishop Dominiquae, Rabbi Baruch and the Prayer Tower Team.
Then again in 2014 and in 2015 I had the opportunity to spend more time there. Yah revealed Himself to me in very wonderful ways, through dreams and in prayer. He transformed me from being shy, scared and insecure by teaching me how to walk on the waters of my fears, my insecurities and the adversities. He taught me how to trust in HIM totally and how to lay my life before Him in complete obedience. In His presence, I experience ‘walking in faith, trusting in YAH no matter the circumstances’.
During the night watches every Yom Rishon (Sunday) on the roof of the Tower, I could feel His presence like never before. The warm breeze of the Red Sea and the view of the Eilat Mountains is a priceless experience I am thankful to Yah and Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch for.
I will treasure my days at the Eilat Prayer Tower in my heart until the day Yeshua calls me to His presence.
Uru Eilat, Adonai Eloheinu!
–Betty Adame, México
I got healed and delivered
Three years ago Bishop and Rabbi were ministering in Finland. I went to their conference, and my life changed completely. I had been mentally sick for 7 years, and for the first time, I fully repented for all the sin in my life. This was the beginning of my healing process, which a few months later, took me all the way to the Eilat Prayer Tower.
I was very broken and desperate. I only had enough money to stay for one week in a hostel in Eilat, and then nothing. I went to the Praise Watches in the Tower and prayed for a miracle that would enable me to stay there to get restored and delivered. I knew Yeshua had sent me to Israel, and I put my trust in Him. I continued declaring and crying to Yeshua: “I will not die, but I will declare the works of Adonai!”
A miracle happened and I was able to stay in the Tower. The first few months I slept in the living room on the sofa, right under the big picture of the Ark of the Covenant. I began studying GRM Bible School and later on, I volunteered at the Tower, which enabled me to stay longer.
That time in Eilat completely transformed my life. I got healed and delivered, and I was able to begin to serve others. This is a miracle for a person who, for years, had been so full of fears, anxiety and medication, that seeing anyone without tranquilizers, or holding down a job was completely impossible.
Also, the calling to Yah’s work, which He had placed in my heart as a little girl, got restored. Today I am more than grateful to be part of the Kad-Esh MAP Ministries Team where I serve full-time with the very Ministry that literally saved my life.
Eilat Prayer Tower was the actual place of YESHUA to me – Salvation, Deliverance and Healing. I loved to be on the roof looking at the sea and the mountains. There are no words for the shalom I felt in Eilat, the Negev and in the whole of Israel, which will forever be my home.
I pray that all the prayers, all the love, all the warfare and sacrifice done in that holy place would keep affecting Eilat and the Negev and make the desert bloom as a complete manifestation of Obadiah 1:20b and Isaiah 35:10:
And the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will possess the cities of the Negev.
And the ransomed of the Lord will return
And come with joyful shouting to Zion,
With everlasting joy upon their heads.
They will find gladness and joy,
And sorrow and sighing will flee away.
–Ester K, Finland
In the Tower I did not get tired
During my 100th visit to Israel I was staying alone at the Eilat Prayer Tower. There was a need for cleaning after the visit of Sukkot Tour participants, and I experienced a miracle: I, who do not particularly like cleaning, began to clean with enthusiasm. At home, just the thought of dusting the small things and climbing up to clean the bookshelves makes me tired, but in the Tower I did not get tired, even when I washed the balcony and climbed up and down while cleaning all the little things. I believe that the anointing that came upon me was somehow ‘marking the end’ prophetically, even though that thought did not occur to me back then. During that particular time in the Tower, I enjoyed so much being alone in the presence of YHVH.
My last visit to the Eilat Prayer Tower was with my friend Eija. At that time it was already functioning as Hostel. Eija was so excited to wash the roof there with Raijaliisa. I watched them work for a while and I then went down to the street and sat down on a bench there. I was praying and suddenly I got the feeling that this was my goodbye to the Tower. At that time a Finnish family was staying there, and I did not even feel the need to go inside to meet them.
Since then I have visited Eilat three times, but not the Tower. I have had an assignment in the Corinne Hostel. The owner’s wife, Corinne, is interested in the Gospel of the Kingdom and I gave her a book and received back hugs and kisses on both cheeks.
I feel that the time of the Tower is past, but I still have my mission in Eilat to make the Jews jealous. I wish I could get more Hebrew Yes! books to give! (Archb. Dominiquae’s salvation testimony in Hebrew) At many shops, people whom I have given the books to, have come to hug me and I can talk with them in the anointing in English, which is a miracle as well! I have received a few phone numbers, almost all of them from the ‘daughters of Abraham’.
I am praying that the Tower will get sold and moneys released to the needs that are now at the heart of the Ruah HaKodesh.
Thankful for the “Tower season”,
I remember praying on the roof and feeling like I was reaching heaven. Feeling free to speak to YAH. I had never experienced prayer with so much of His presence.
The religiousness disappeared and the Father-daughter relationship became established instead
I served three months as a volunteer at the Prayer Tower in beautiful Eilat during the summer of 2015. Those three months were a time of growth and learning.
I learned how much choosing my attitude means, as well as to respect and live in forgiveness. Through the Prayer and Praise Watches, I learned how important the weapons of reading and declaring the Word (including studying the GRM Bible School!) and praise are. Without these weapons one withers, instead of living and going forward.
My personal relationship with Yeshua strengthened as I learned more about who I am in Him. When that relationship grew deeper, the religiousness disappeared and the Father-daughter relationship became established instead. My journey building that relationship is ongoing! Day by day, as this relationship strengthens, I experience inner healing and deliverance. Even though the days were busy and there was much work to do, I know Adonai blesses those who bless His people, Israel, the apple of His eye. This blessing has also impacted those people who are close to me.
I wrote during the first weeks in the Prayer Tower:
“I am trembling before Your Word.
I want to get a hold of Your zit-zits,
forsake my fear and speculations,
choose to trust,
to follow You,
to be Your bride”
– Sofia, Finland
Without our spiritual leaders and the time in the Prayer Tower, we would not have reached Yah’s will in the area of music.
I had known God for a few years, but now I was wondering why I felt so bad in every congregation I attended. I said to God: “My spirit is crying, is there something more or is this it? People are unwell and they do not honor Your Word. They live according their own doctrines based on just a few lines from the Bible, even blaspheming You. They seem to be acting as victims, living consciously in sin, the same way I used to before I knew You.”
I was desperately looking for a Congregation, and I was lonely and lost without like-minded people. I couldn’t go to congregations that would draw me back to the world: to mental problems, messed up relationships, alcohol and so on. YHWH had already saved and cleansed me from all of that. I knew I would die if I returned to those ways.
I received my answer very soon. Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman were coming to Helsinki to hold a Conference. God told me in the conference, “This is why I have protected you from lies and wickedness. It is time to go to the source of Truth. It is time to acknowledge that Yeshua is a Jew, to understand the real identity of God, and the meaning of the Old and New covenants.”
I did not yet fully understand what it was all about, but I received it with childlike joy. I was listening eagerly; heart and mind open and receiving their powerful proclamation of the Truth. I was amazed and thanking Abba, Father. I immediately signed up to attend Bible School on Wheels 2013.
In the Bible School on Wheels I received cleansing from all lies, enemy’s doctrines and replacement theology. The teaching was so deep, anointed and pure! My concept of God became truthful. Through baptism in the Jordan River I left the old behind and received the new. The Bible became so real when listening to it in the actual places where it all happened.
After returning back to Finland, my relationship with my parents was restored. I began to study GRM Bible School, which opened my eyes even more to the Truth.
In the spring of 2015 I received an invitation to do volunteer work in the Eilat Prayer Tower. I felt myself inadequate for such a large task, but God removed all fear and lies and filled my mind with His thoughts. I left behind all self-efforts and humbled myself to do what Yah daily called me to do. I felt such gratefulness to Yah for giving me a spiritual home as well as spiritual mother (Archbishop Dominiquae) and father (Rabbi Baruch). They had anointing and wisdom to lead our Team in Israel, in-spite of them being far away in America at the time.
Our daily prayers and declarations became so alive. Studying GRM Bible School strengthened and girded us for the new season with God. Now the whole Team and I were growing rapidly. I felt like a heavy weight had been lifted from me. I learned to empty myself and surrender to Him, without pride, fear, or a victim mentality.
For the last two years my friend (who was also volunteering at the Tower) and I had felt that we had been given a calling to do worship, but it was somehow stuck. Now we were in a real school as the Holy Spirit dismantled all self-efforts while we were leading the worship.
Today He is giving us joy and songs for His glory and praise! HaleluYah! Our calling is coming forth! Without our spiritual leaders and the time in the Prayer Tower, we would not have reached Yah’s will in the area of music.
I have no words to express how thankful I am to YHWH! My life will never be the same. I am not living anymore but Messiah in me. I have received childlike faith, I am still doing GRM Bible School and my life has radically changed. There is no way back to the old.
Then you will say on that day, “I will give thanks to You, O YHWH;
For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me.
2 “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid;
For the YHWH Elohim is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.”
3 Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation.
4 And in that day you will say, “Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name.
Make known His deeds among the peoples; Make them remember that His name is exalted.”
5 Praise the Lord in song, for He has done excellent things; Let this be known throughout the earth. 6 Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 12)
To be continued…
There is no end to the testimonies as there is no end to the quantity of people that came and went from the Tower! These here are only few but extremely meaningful. I can only say that The God of Israel had found a resting place in Eilat between the years of 2009-2016 and this was The Eilat Prayer Tower. His Resting Place! Above all I pray that each one of us will be His Resting Place forever!
Shalom to the Eilat Prayer Tower and to all the Precious Sons and Daughters of The Most High that graced us with their presence and faithful service! Rabbi and I have a love debt forever towards each one of you and we carry you in our hearts wherever we go!
A BLESSED FEAST OF TRUMPETS 5777 TO ALL!
THIS IS A CLOSING FOR A GLORIOUS NEW BEGINNING
Your Israeli Mentors and Friends
Archbishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent. Isaiah 62:1