Doom Followed by Hope

By Rev. William Ilnisky Scripture:   MICAH 5:2 The statement of doom is followed by one of hope, as the preceding picture of Jerusalem's fate.  The dishonorable conduct of her king is followed by the promise of a king who will bring lasting security to Israel and whose influence will extend to the ends of the earth. Ephrathah is the ancient name of Bethlehem and separates … [Read more...]

Impacting Lives and Transforming Nations in Prayer and Fasting since 1996

By Genise Reid, D.Ed. About 20 years ago, Intercessory Prayer Ministry International (IPMI) began as small prayer group in a home in Brooklyn. This small group of Christians, particularly from the Jamaica Diaspora of the Greater New York area, Long Island, and New Jersey, had come together with a simple desire to pray for revival in their homeland. Quite a lot has happened … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year  

  Dear Friends and  Partners, The Christmas season is upon us once again.  As Christians, at this time of the year, we tend to think of the Luke 2 account, with the shepherds, the magi from the East, the lowly stable and manger. We remember that “Immanuel”-God with us-was born because God so loved us that He came to dwell among us, taking on the form of a man so that … [Read more...]

Blast at Cairo Coptic Cathedral Complex Kills 25

  VOA News  December 11, 2016 An explosion at Cairo's Coptic Orthodox cathedral complex Sunday has killed at least 25 people and wounded nearly 50 others. MENA, Egypt's official news agency, reports an assailant threw a bomb into a chapel at St. Mark's, in Cairo's Abbassia district. There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack. A VOA reporter at the … [Read more...]

Bombs Targeting Turkish Police Kill 29 in Istanbul

VOA News December 10, 2016 9:20 PM Two explosions were touched off near a huge soccer stadium late Saturday in Istanbul. Witnesses and authorities said the attacks — a car bombing and a suicide blast — were aimed at security officers two hours after a match ended. Authorities said the blasts targeted a bus carrying riot police from the Besiktas Vodafone Arena, on the … [Read more...]

O Come All Ye Faithful

By Rev. William Ilnisky Scripture:  ISAIAH 11:1-3 Meditation:  Sing it. Then, ask yourself, "Am I faithful to the coming King or have I been sidetracked by things going on around me or by what's happening in the world?" Isaiah came up with a surprising metaphor: a "stump".  Imagine a flourishing tree, green and tall.  Then, imagine a dead stump, ugly and useless.  We … [Read more...]

Israel Casts Wary Eye on IS Threat on Syrian Border

    VOA News December 06, 2016 3:30 PM - Sirwan Kajjo As civil war grinds on in Syria, neighboring Israel has been largely uninvolved - even as the Islamic State (IS) said it considers Israel a prime target. But a recent attack launched into northern Israel from Syria by militants affiliated with IS have heightened fears in Israel and stirred concerns that … [Read more...]

The Birth of a Child Produced Illumination

By Rev. William Ilnisky Scripture:  ISAIAH 9:7 Meditation:   ISAIAH PUT TWO THINGS TOGETHER: THE BIRTH OF JESUS AND THE SHINING OF A LIGHT.   When I was a boy, I loved the aroma that filled our house and having our relatives gathered together on Christmas Day.  It included my mother's brothers and sisters (6), my dad's brother, all my cousins and a host of non-relatives. … [Read more...]

IPMI Leads NYC Historic Prayer Event

  Highlights from the NYC October 24, 2016 Global Leaders Prayer Gathering at the Brooklyn Tabernacle     On Monday October 24, 2016, eight organizations joined together to lead the Global Leaders Prayer Gathering. Held at The Brooklyn Tabernacle and hosted by Intercessory Prayer Ministry International (IPMI), hundreds of pastors and ministry leaders filled … [Read more...]

Iranian President Threatens US Over Sanctions Extension

  VOA News  December 06, 2016 1:30 PM Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is threatening the United States with a “harsh reaction”, after Congress voted last week to renew sanctions against the country for an additional 10 years. Rouhani said if U.S. President Barack Obama implements the sanctions it would mark a “blatant and clear breach” of the nuclear agreement reached … [Read more...]

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