The first stage of easing of the Covid-19 ‘lockdown begins today, leading to three other 3 stages of a gradual relaxation of the lockdown. The main elements stage one are below.
The public, retail and construction sectors are going back to work, with some exceptions.
The public will also be allowed to leave the house three times, after first securing permission.
I.D. and the 8998 sms request (or Form B for the over 65), with amendments, are still required including the 8 options…which includes swimming.
Social distancing must be maintained (2 metres each way between you and other people, i.e. an 8 square metre box.
Although masks are only compulsory for certain workers, it is recommended that everyone uses them in areas where people would be in close proximity, such as shops, public transport, etc.
The curfew will also start an hour later, at 10 pm.
Movement from one district to the other is prohibited except in order to visit a person who is vulnerable and/or cannot care for themselves.
For church services, only a maximum of ten people will be allowed in church premises practicing social distancing.
Judging by recent photos over the weekend, where people had already abandoned social distancing, the temptation to throw caution to the winds is very real. The government is very concerned.
Please come before the Lord on behalf of our nation – both north and south, giving thanks for the government’s early implementation of advice from the World Health Organisation, and praying for HIS restraint upon people, HIS conviction upon them, to maintain appropriate precautions. Ask God to help people recognise the temptation for what it is, and to overcome.
1 Corinthians 10v13: No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
Pray also for grace to communicate clear instructions to the Muslim community concerning restrictions during Ramadan (1 Cor. 14:8), and that other religious or social groups also honour the restrictions.
Pray that the health and economic ministers work together and listen to each other (Prov. 18:13).
Ask God to show the people of Cyprus how to be responsible whether there are governmental restrictions or not, by considering others, and to ‘love your neighbour’ (Lev. 19:18).
Pray for the police and other official groups to know how to effectively guide the citizens and to deal with the common people with as much understanding, patience and mercy as possible (Rom. 13:3-5).
Intercede for families under stress, with elderly parents, children, abusive relationships, economic pressures.
Lord, through Your Spirit, reveal Yourself as the only Comforter (John 14:16).
Come unto Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matt. 11:28
Thank you for your prayers. The IFC Team
PRAYER ALERT: TEACHERS. TURKEY.
PRAYER ALERT: TEACHERS. TURKEY.
1. Teachers’ action
There is still an impasse in the high school teachers’ rift with the Education Ministry over new staffing arrangements. Legal action leading to the EU court is being taken by the teachers against the government. Members of all three teachers’ trade unions (OELMED, POED and OLTEK) have authorised their leadership to take measures, not excluding strike action. Thankfully, at the start of term, teachers commenced their work as normal. God is hearing the concern of people in this matter.
Give thanks for the progress and PRAY to God for His solution to this impasse, and that it will overcome the various obstacles still in place. Use the word of God and His promises in prayer: Matthew 9v29: According to our faith. Matthew 21v21-22 & Mark 11v22-25: If we have faith and do not doubt, the obstacle will be removed.
2. Turkey is planning to establish a sovereign naval base in the north of Cyprus.
IFC received a report about this from a ‘watchman’ of a recent ‘In Cyprus’ online report from a Turkish Daily, ‘Yeni Safak’ 28.8.18 (link above).
A further report from a ‘DEBKA Review’ source put it this way: (a port in north Cyprus would) ‘enable Turkey to deliver arms and military equipment for the Palestinian terrorists away from Israeli monitors.’ We take these seriously for prayer. Let’s not be asleep and unaware. Turkey is seeking to get an even stronger military foothold in the north of Cyprus. Mr Erdogan’s agenda in Turkey and for North Cyprus includes a more extreme Islamatisation and forced removal of opposition. We suspect his plans for Cyprus extend beyond the north, Cyprus being part of the original Islamic Caliphate. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May says that the British bases remain as a bulwark against Turkeys’ interests. We see the establishing of such a naval base by Turkey as a real danger.
PRAY using the promises and word of God below as we apply them to God’s people in Cyprus.
2 Chronicles 20v15: The battle is the Lord’s. 1 Timothy 6v2: Our true fight is the fight of faith.
Deuteronomy 33v26-29: As with Israel, we can overcome our enemy….but in the spirit realm.
Isaiah 54v14-17: No weapon forged against us will prevail, as we believe God!
PRAYER ALERT: GAMBLING. ABORTION BILL.
Casinos & Gambling: We know of the major inroads being made in Cyprus by companies investing in casinos. An integrated casino resort, ‘City of Dreams Mediterranean’, is being built at Limassol, with satellite casinos in Paphos, Larnaca, Famagusta and Nicosia.
A recent study by University of Cyprus and IMR Cyprus for the national betting authority has revealed that 6% of the population are ‘pathological gamblers’ and that most gambling begins through family example, particularly that of fathers. The study means there are now tools for action for the regulation of games of chance. If the Church prays with a united front over this matter of gambling in our nation, and for regulation, even now “…nothing is impossible with God." (Luke 1v37). Also, Psalm 133v1 & 3: ‘How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! ….For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life for evermore.’
The Abortion Bill, decriminalising abortion in the Republic of Cyprus is due for vote in the House on March 30th. Such action has been but the beginning of a ‘slippery slope’ in other nations over this moral matter. Jesus said, ‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ (John 10v10). Also, Psalm 106v38: ‘They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.’
Please pray and encourage prayer into these very topical matters for Cyprus. Thank you. The IFC Team
PRAYER ALERT: Turkey & Cyprus EEZ waters
PRAYER ALERT: Turkey & Cyprus EEZ waters
Turkish warship threatens Gas find in Cyprus EEZ waters.
Report: The Saipem 12000 rig was stopped on Friday by Turkish military ships and told not to continue “because there would be military activities in the destination area,” an ENI spokesman told The Associated Press. “The vessel has prudently executed the orders and will remain in position pending a development of the situation.” There are various reports out on the internet on this matter. For example the one summarised below:
yesterday (11 February) insisted Turkey had breached “international law” after
Ankara’s warships blocked an Italian drilling ship on course to explore for gas
in the island’s politically sensitive waters. Italy’s
energy giant ENI told the Cyprus News Agency its vessel was ordered to stop by
Turkish ships Friday as it sailed to begin explorations in block 3 of Cyprus’s
exclusive economic zone. Turkey
and the Greek-Cypriot-majority republic have sparred over resources in the
eastern Mediterranean, with Ankara pushing the claim of the unrecognised
statelet it backs on the north of the divided island.
Cyprus prepares to start offshore drilling for gas in its economic zone, Turkey
announced it was readying “countermeasures” and Greece replied it was “ready to
defend its sovereign rights”, in a clear sign of growing tensions between the
two NATO members.
Please pray and encourage prayer on this. Isaiah 54v17a; Isaiah 59v19; Philippians 1v19; 2 Chronicles 12v7; Proverbs 21v1-3 & v20.
Thank you. Intercessors for Cyprus team.
PRAYER ALERT: President Erdogan's visit.
PRESIDENT ERDOGAN’s VISIT TO THE NORTH - JULY 20th 2021
2 Chronicles 7:13-14 (NIV)
"When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will HEAL THEIR LAND.”
Dear faithful intercessors praying for Cyprus,
God is a covenant keeping God. He keeps His promises and is utterly faithful to His word.
The above promise from God was in the context of Solomon’s dream from God following a national assembly of the people. God promised that in times of national disaster or need, IF God’s people fulfilled HIS requirements, THEN He would heal their land from national situations such as drought or pestilence.
Cyprus has a drought in terms of the ‘PEACE PROCESS’. The north and south remain divided after over 40 years. Both nationally and internationally, hope is waning for a solution, whilst President Erdogan ramps up his dream for the restoration of the Middle Eastern Caliphate (the original boundaries of the Islamic crescent in the Middle East), including Cyprus.
Cyprus has pestilence in terms of COVID-19 and its refusal to go away, with increasing figures once again, and a third lock down perhaps in the autumn looking a possibility.
With the above in mind, we are inviting you to participate in a short season of preparation in prayer for July 20th’s event and over Covid-19.
1. Saturday 10th – Monday 19th July. Intercessors ‘preparing the way’ for God’s intervention on July 20th, through personal confession and repentance (see attached guide).
2. Tuesday 20th July. Concerted prayer over President Erdogan’s visit to the north of Cyprus & over Covid-19 (see below).
a) That God would restrain any evil agenda in this visit on 20th July, or even cancel it.
b) That God would restrain Covid-19 in Cyprus.
c) That a national church preparation in
confession, repentance and united prayer over the matters of the Peace Process
and Covid-19 would emerge in due course following this season of prayer.
God bless you and thank you for your prayers. The IFC Team
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Proverbs 28:15 (NIV) ‘Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked man ruling over a helpless people.’
Proverbs 14:12. "There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death."
This is no ordinary thing that is happening over Coronavirus. For a virus that has basically the same danger as the annual flu, governments are imposing legislation to empower them to control their populations in an unprecedented way in peacetime. Many believers have been carefully reading and studying the book of Revelation and especially chapters 13 & 14. Current and coming legislations seeking to force people to comply could prepare the way for the ‘mark of the beast’. (Revelation 13v16-18). The number of the beast is man’s number.
For example, what we used to call "The New World Order' is now in Coronavirus days called 'The Great Reset'. The 'World Economic Forum' organises an annual conference usually held at Davos in Switzerland. It is attended by the 'who's who' of the most wealthy, powerful and influential people from almost every nation - royalty, politicians, business people and celebrities from the world of entertainment. The WEF is not an official government organisation, it is created and controlled by Klaus Scwabb. This man has publically stated on video that he is working to reset the world to be a world where ‘no-one owns anything and everyone will be happy.' Population decrease is also one of the goals of the WEF and also to enable humans to interface with the Internet by a WiFi implant in their brains which could then download languages and anything else directly to the brain. Military leaders are very interested in this technology as it will enable them to create hybrid super soldiers. Such technology is dangerous in the wrong hands. Man is playing God….this is the spirit of the antichrist.
Perhaps we see the power hungry men behind some Coronavirus vaccine programmes inspired to fulfil something of this.
Microsoft’s Bill Gates has a strong influence through his financial support of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and his companies producing vaccines. There are others out there positioning themselves.
Election sermon 1803 (Connecticut USA), Reverend Mathias Burnet: "To God and posterity you are accountable for your rights and your rulers... Let not your children have reason to curse you for giving up those rights and prostrating those institutions which your fathers delivered to you."
John Adams: "The safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and the blessing of Almighty God, and the national acknowledgment of this truth is...an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him."
Could the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented drive to vaccinate every person in the world have anything to do with the ‘Great Reset’? Why does someone out there want 'a shot in every arm?' Could that evil someone be the one called the Devil in the Bible? (See Matt 4:1 & 1 John 5:19).
PART TWO. The link between abortion and Coronavirus deaths. (Extracts from a prophetic word given in October 2021)
A recent prophetic word drawing attention to abortion linked this worldwide practice to the illness and death now sweeping the nations. (Summarise the below and include a few italic extracts)
Awaken! Come! Attend to My voice! Come to hear My word! The hour has come. It has arrived as you have requested. The war, against this wicked takeover of your world, has now come to the edge of its fullness…..Will you arise and finally push back to refuse this illegal power being wielded over you? Are you tired now of complying to evil judgement, rules, and operations?.....What will you dare in taking a stand for life, for truth … and for liberty?
Rise up, because if you do not, truth and righteousness will be eliminated from your world. Value what I value. I value souls, and their freedom to know Me. I value the lives which I have created for My glory … lives not created for human self-satisfaction and comforts.
Know this: Know that LIFE is a key issue at stake in this battle. For too many years, you have ignored the slaughter of My little ones in the womb. You brushed off their suffering, and were content to believe the lies; reporting that these creations were merely collections of human tissue in the womb, and not yet living beings.
From the moment that two parent cells join, I trigger life to bloom by Divine spark. These little collections of human tissue are My creation… My little ones! Through abortion, you have given permission for the spirit of DEATH to enter into your societies; so, death is what you have reaped throughout your world. Your complacency, in regard to these little lives in the womb, has literally fed the beasts, who now seek to control your world and to depopulate it. The blood of My little ones has literally comprised the substance of both the food, and profits, of these evil monsters.
I have been waiting to hear travail arising from recognition of the great evil that you have allowed for so many years. I sent you precious packages in the womb, but you shattered them and return the tiny souls to Me … rejected, inconvenient, and unappreciated. Do you not understand what you have done? What you have legalized? What you have sanctioned? I sent you treasure, but your world treated it as dung, or as a product to be sold and used wickedly for evil purposes. There is no excuse. My Spirit has been crying out against this evil practice of child slaughter without ceasing. Death is what you allowed to devour your unborn. Now Death is exerting its legal right to devour your populations.
I am love. I am rich in forgiveness. I hate evil. I am mercy, but this slaughter must stop! You are finally raising up voices against the tyranny, which is seeking to seize your lives and liberties. What voices do the children in the womb have, if not yours? Abortion is a tyranny that has stolen the lives and liberty of many millions of My little ones in the womb. Since you did not consistently respect, and love, the fruit of the womb, your wombs may now be unfruitful. Since you did not protect the children in your wombs, the children in your arms may be taken from you.
Cry out now for the lives of the unborn, and for the truth of what child slaughter in the womb really is. It is not a right, nor an option. It is not about personal opinion, dogma, or philosophy. It is not about women’s health any more than the Covid attack has been about protecting human health. Both agendas are about murder. Do you not see the connection? Did I not say that what you sow, you shall then reap? The door to this satanic agenda, which is raging against your world, and against your very lives, was opened by your choice to surrender your unborn children to Molech.
Understand this truth most clearly. Does that truth OFFEND YOU? Your lack of willingness to make the connection offends Me. Humble yourselves … all of you, who claim My name as being the identity of your God. What you have allowed to be done to the least of these little ones, you have done to ME. Fighting against this satanic Covid agenda is not about saving your world. It is about saving souls from eternal separation from Me. Therefore, your protests against this global tyranny must be about murder. It’s not just to be about your lives and freedoms being preserved. It must also be about the lives and freedoms of the murdered unborn being restored. You will not have one without the other. The specter of oppression, subjugation to unholy power, and death will remain, hanging over your head, until you deal with this great sin of abortion. If it offends you to hear My word on this matter, then you do not have My heart, nor know it. I am Life and I am LOVE. If you will not honor My Lordship, My priorities, and My heart for your human creation, you will suffer increasing losses until you do.
Pray for this revelation to be poured out into the hearts and minds of the people. Pray for their eyes to see the horror of the slaughter, and the utter horror of the profiteering from this slaughter. Pray that the truth regarding this innocent blood … which is that it is being spilled for satanic worship, for profit, and also being consumed … will sicken the people to the point of vomiting. The populations of the world must know this truth. Who will speak it without compromise? Who will rend their garments and travail until the revelation is poured out and realized?
I extend mercy to those, who are deceived. But once the truth has been given to the blind and ignorant, the clock starts ticking, as I await their response to the truth. If they do not act … if they ignore and reject the truth … judgments will be released to impress the arrogant, and the rebellious, of the need for them to change course.
The clock is ticking, little ones. My mercy has been extended. Speak out the truth and pay the price for it. Do not allow the lying voices of evil to prevail over yours. I will be standing with you … empowering you and supporting you. You must be voices for those, who do not yet have a voice from within the womb. There is no more delay.
If I would withdraw My hand … if I would bring recompense for the sin committed against the unborn … the number of the aborted children would quickly become the number of dead citizens lying in your streets. That is not what I want to happen. Therefore, warn the leadership of the Body to repent for their role in tolerating abortion. Call the Body at large to come to their faces in confession of the sin that has been allowed, and tolerated, on their watch. I will be swift to forgive, and quick to turn the tide.
My armies are at the ready to engage against the tyrants of your world, but until the legal right, claimed by the Enemy, is removed through recognition and repentance of the evil that has been done to the unborn, the tyranny will continue. I want it to end. Change course now! If you will fulfill your calling by speaking out and interceding, My Spirit of Truth will be poured out. Abortion will stop, as will the plague of Death and Control, which is consuming your world. Stand forth and engage!”