Sunday, August 12, 2012

iStand with Israel - Spreading the Gospel

iStand with Israel - spreading the Gospel 

One of the reasons we were so excited when we heard
we were going to be a part of the "iStand with Israel"
project is that we have a strong heart for Israel. 
We believe we are in the 11th hour, and the world stage 
is being set. Because of these near realities, we must
spread the Gospel everywhere including Israel.

Today in America, the church spends all kinds of crazy money
in Israel. I have seen everything from organizations buying
tanks for the Israeli army, to excavation trips, archeology trips,
bible tours, political groups, luxury vacations, and even sending
money to non Christian organizations.

Israel needs the Gospel just like everywhere else. Christians should
not be distracted with all these groups that are NOT centered on the
Gospel. No matter where your theology lies, we are called to all nations
this includes Israel.

I am asking and challenging believers to wake up concerning Israel.
Please support those that want to further the Gospel and minister in
Israel through mission trips and not just tourism. You can support
an Israeli church or a missionary.

"iStand with Israel" is a reminder to stand with Israel by
supporting the Gospel in Israel. We hope the iStand with Israel
CD ministers to your spirit. Put the booklet on your desk or on
your refrigerator to pray for those in Israel that their eyes
would be open to the reality of Yeshua their savior.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

City of Peace multi-artist project 'IStand with Israel' Album Review (Breathecast)

 By Neshell Hogan, BREATHEcast reviewer

Modern worship artists come together for a greater cause creating, "iStand With Israel." This album is a musical movement to unite America with the nation of Israel and for Christians to come together in prayer for the salvation of Israel. Inspired by Genesis 12:3 ("I will bless those who bless you"), award winning singers from City of Peace Media, as well as worship artists from the land of Israel, bring their talents and passion together to create one original and inspiring album.
"King of the Universe," performed by American worship artist "House of Peace," symbolizes the beauty, majesty, and divine nature of God. This track has very powerful lyrics that are straight to the point and paint a vivid picture of worship for the listener. It takes us on a journey of how the singer finds God's presence in everything from the oceans to the rain and is awed by His greatness. Once you really get a grasp on the lyrics as a whole, it is a very humbling experience and reminder of God's wonder. 

PREVIEW THE ALBUM in the video below.
"The Forgotten People," written in remembrance of Holocaust victims, is one track that is guaranteed to stand out. Coming in at nine minutes and twenty-six seconds, the song starts off with an audio recording of Hitler instructing his army. The track grabs your attention even before the actual song plays.  The lyrics are intense and do not shy away from even the most graphic detail. Even though they openly discuss Holocaust events, it's not meant to be a doom and gloom song. It's meant to show as a reminder of how tragic the Holocaust event is and to make sure history never repeats itself. The intensity of the song is meant to bring together nations and stand against injustice no matter the location. Even though this song is meant to give off a positive outlook towards change, the lyrics may be too much for some listeners. 

Another beautiful song off of the album is "Garden of Secrets" performed by Shani Ferguson. Starting off as a hush toned piano ballad, it gives a sense of intimacy and even effects of eeriness evolving into operatic elements. The construction of the song itself is impressive and very moving. "In the garden we dance and He lifts up my face," the lyrics are personal, yet you can imagine yourself in the singer's shoes which give this song such an original style.

1.      King of the Universe
2.      Passover Lamb
3.      Beloved
4.      Rejoice
5.      Al Tiru (Fear Not)
6.      A Thousand Generations
7.      As For Me and My House
8.      The Forgotten People
9.      Never Again
10.  Garden of Secrets
11.  Baruch Atah Adonai
12.  Bless Us and Keep Us

Lots of different sounds, vocals, lyrics, and perspectives from different nations make up this album. The creativity brought forth is reason enough to enjoy this album, but the purpose behind the album is what makes it so special and important to be heard. Anything that represents peace, prayer, and faith is worth listening to and these artists came together and did so wonderfully.

To preview and purchase "iStand With Israel", go to
CLICK HERE TO READ 'iSTAND WITH ISRAEL Releases on City Of Peace Media'
CLICK HERE TO READ 'Interview with Yochanan Marcellino, President & CEO of City of Peace Media/Films about multi-artist Project 'iStand with Israel'