Israeli Church Turns Curse Into Blessing

by | Jul 15, 2013 | Israel & Jewish Roots, Standing With Israel

For seven years, two pornographic shops operated right outside the doors of our Pavilion worship center. Imagine that—our children forced to pass by that half-open red curtain before entering the house of the Lord!

We knew we had to do something about this curse, but one owner could not be found and the other told us he would never sell. Then we remembered what the Lord said about demonic strongholds: “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting” (Mark 9:29).

So that’s what we did. It was in the midst of a season of prayer and fasting that the breakthrough happened. The owner we could not find actually came to us by surprise and decided to sell and move out. We purchased the first shop and closed it down.

And now the latest news: This week, the second pornographic shop shut its doors and is gone. Praise the Lord!

The keys are now in our hands, and we’re about to turn another curse into a blessing. In place of the red curtain of addictive bondage, we’re opening a door of freedom and hope. Together we will open the Anchor of Hope Family Counseling Center.

In these last days, “The Lord is building Jerusalem … He is healing the brokenhearted and binding up their wounds” (Ps. 147:2-3). He is the wonderful Counselor(Is. 9:6).

We’ve had unusual challenges recently, including accidents and illnesses. We are taking more territory from the enemy, and he doesn’t like it. Please cover us in your prayers.

Along with his wife, Ann, Wayne Hilsden has served as lead pastor of King of Kings Community in Jerusalem, Israel, since 1983.

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