"It's the Holy Spirit's job to convict, God's job to judge, and my job to love." - Billy Graham.
Dr. Rana Sullivan has always been passionate and enthusiastic about fulfilling her calling in life. She began her career as a kindergarten teacher and continues as a university professor. Even though she came from an influential family line of educators, the seeds of helping people were planted in her early life by her grandparents. As a young girl, Rana would serve alongside her grandfather, feeding the homeless, donating clothes to orphanages, and treating everyone (the rich, the poor, and the sinners) in her community with love, respect, and kindness. She enjoyed learning and helping people who are from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds, having no idea at the time that it was her life’s calling.
Many years later, Dr. Rana continued to serve her surrounding community through honors society and her home church while attending the undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Texas in San Antonio and a Doctorate in Education program at North Central University in Phoenix, Arizona. She continues to reach out and serve in some of the most impoverished areas in the city. Her compassion and passion for ministry grew during these years as she faithfully served in many capacities as a church member. Dr. Rana is an inspiration and example to university students, colleagues, and women everywhere. Now, as a pastor, she is balancing responsibilities both as a university professor and a minister. She is committed to empowering university students, women, children, and families to connect and grow more intimate with Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and Father God. This commitment and passion led her to begin Rana Sullivan Ministries, which heals, trains, and equips this generation at every age and every season in life to fulfill their callings, walk-in boldness with the Holy Spirit, and grow more intimate with Father God.
To fulfill the commission as stated by Jesus Christ of Nazareth in
Mark 16:15-18. We are committed to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all the world.
Our purpose is evangelizing for the lost souls and encouraging the body of Christ.
Father God has called Rana Sullivan Ministries to reach the sons and daughters through evangelism. To teach and mentor through our prayer meetings, small groups, and conferences throughout the year as directed by the Holy Spirit.
Our God is one who manifests in three persons- the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal. (Philippians 2:6).
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8).
The Bible teaches that without holiness, no one will see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14).
Jesus commands for all believers to be baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers.
"All Scriptures are given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correct, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16).
"Surely, He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted, but He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:4-5).
Resurrection and the Return of Our Lord Jesus Christ
The angels said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven."
Commitment to Israel
"The nation is like a mighty lion. When it is sleeping, no one dares wake it. Whoever blesses Israel will be blessed, and whoever curses Israel will be cursed.” (Numbers 24:9).
God made covenant with the Jewish people for the land of Israel, and He does not lie or break covenant.
(Numbers 23:19; Genesis 13:14-15;
Genesis 26:3; Genesis 28:13)
"Without the Jews, we would have no patriarchs, no apostles, no Bible—and no Savior!”—Derek Prince
In Romans 15:27, Paul recorded , "For if the Gentiles have been partakers of their [the Jews] spiritual things, their [Gentiles] duty is also to minister to them in material things."
Israel and the Jewish people are near and dear to my heart because they are the apple of God's eye. Therefore, every opportunity that comes my way to support the Israel cause, I am all in.
Here are some ways you can advocate for Israel:
You can attend local and national CUFI events in order to grow in your knowledge of Israel.
According to James 1:22, "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." We can act by being active in our states, congressional districts, communities and churches in defense of Israel.
You can use your position of influence for Zion's sake by hosting a CUFI Event, hosting a small group, hosting a CUFI table, and incorporating the lessons with our High School CUFI Curriculum.
While you are praying for Israel, please keep these prayer points in mind.
1. The Bible commands us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6), to speak out for Zion's sake (Isaiah 62:1), to be watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem (Isaiah 62:6), and to bless the Jewish people (Genesis 12:3).
2. Pray for the well-being of the state of Israel and its people
(Psalm 73:1; Jeremiah 33:14; Ezekiel 34:14).
3. Pray for the existing leadership of CUFI.
4. Pray for any specific prayer target the Holy Spirit would lay on the heart of the national director.
Why do we pray?
As Christians, we are mandated to pray for our leaders, so they will make the right decisions (1 Timothy 2:1-4). Because of the way nations have treated the Jewish people over the many centuries, they will be judged (Matthew 25:32). Jesus will judge all nations at the beginning of the Millennial reign of Christ. Every nation, to receive their God-given inheritance, will have to give account of how they treated Israel and the Jewish people and if they divided the land (Joel 3:2, 12). We must pray that our nation lines up with the Word of God concerning Israel in order to avoid reaping judgment.
How do we pray?
Mark 11:24 NKJV, "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them." Hebrews 11:6 NKJV "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
Using God's Word to pray
The Word of God is the very foundation of our prayer life (Deuteronomy 4:9; Acts 6:4). The Grace of God helps us to come to the throne of God by faith and receive His previous promises (Habakkuk 2:4; Acts 20:32). As we pray His Word and promises over Israel, He watches over His Word to perform it, and sees that it never fails (Isaiah 55:11). We never underestimate the power of praying His Word (Zechariah 4:6).
Confession for Israel - The Land
Father God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, we say that Israel shall have all the land that You have promised her (Deuteronomy 27:3). We thank You, Father God, that the land of Israel is blossoming and filling the face of the world with fruit. We say that this land shall no longer be called forsaken and desolate, but it shall be called Hephzibah and Beulah, for You delight in Your land (Isaiah 51:3). We thank You, ABBA, that You are doing marvelous things in this land because You are zealous for the land of Israel, and You will judge those who have divided Your land (Joel 2:18). Therefore, Father, we pray and we say that the United States of America will always be on the right side of Israel. We bless the land of Israel in the Name of Jesus (Psalm 115:12).
Confession for Israel - The People
We thank You, Lord, for Your plan for the people of Israel, and we say that the plan will stand to all generations (Psalm 89:4; 146:10). We say that You love Israel and that You arise and have mercy on the people of Israel (Ezkekial 39:25). You take the yoke from their necks for the set time for their favor has come (Psalm 51:18; 102:13). We speak comfort to the people of Israel (Isaiah 40:1), and we say that the days of their mourning have ended (Isaiah 61:3) and that as the mountains surround Jerusalem, You surround Your people forever (Psalm 125:2). We thank You, Father, that they are arising in the earth, and the glory of the Lord is arising upon them. We pray that You refresh the Divine presence (Shekinah) within Your people. All their people shall be righteous, and they shall be called priests to the Lord and servants of our God (Ezekiel 11:19). You cover them with the shadow of Your hand and say to them, "You are My people." Instead of sham, they shall have double honor, and they shall possess double in their land (Joel 2:27; 1 Timothy 5:17). We thank You, ABBA, that the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable and that You have not cast off Your people Israel.
We come into agreement as we pray Isaiah 59:20-21 and Psalm 121 over Israel and the Jewish people.
The Lord's Covenant with Zion (Isaiah 59:20-21)
"The Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob," Says the LORD. "As for Me," says the LORD, "this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants' descendants," says the LORD, "from this time and forevermore."
The LORD the Keeper of Israel (Psalm 121:1-8)
"I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shad at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; he shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore."
Peace, protection, secure borders and that many people will come to know the Messiah.
Exodus 23:31a | Psalm 40:7 | Psalm 122:6 | Joel 3:2 | Isaiah 53
Blessings to lead well and justly, free from corruption, to seek God for wisdom and follow His lead.
Proverbs 29:4 | 1 Timothy 2:1-4 | James 1:5
Believers to be strong in faith, knowing Messiah's love, filled with thankfulness and God's wisdom, bearing fruit, protected by God and drawing others to Him.
John 17:11, 23 | Ephesians 3:16-19 | Colossians 2:6-7
The LORD's comfort for young and old alike and that they know He desires to give them hope and a future, not evil.
Isaiah 40:1 | Jeremiah 29:11
People and nations to take Genesis 12:3 to heart and for God to bind the schemes and resources of Israel's enemies, so they can do them no harm.
Genesis 12:3 | Psalm 91 | Isaiah 60:12 | Zechariah 12:1-5
The eyes of Jewish people to be opened, the veil lifted and to see Jesus is their promised Messiah.
Zechariah 12:10, 14 | Romans 1:16 | Romans 10:1 Romans 10:12-13 | Romans 11:25–26 | 2 Corinthians 3:16
Messianic Jewish Believers
Spiritual wisdom, reliance on the LORD in all things and hearts set on that which is above.
Acts 14:3 | Colossians 1:9–12 | Colossians 3:1–4 Ephesians 1:15–19 | Hebrews 10:2
Aliyah - The return of Jewish people to Israel
God's protective care as Jewish people respond to the prophetic call to return to Israel, their travels and making their home there.
Isaiah 11:10-16 | Isaiah 43:5–7
People come to understand and value the Jewish people as God does and God's protection on the Jewish people impacted by anti-Semitism.
Romans 9:4-5 | Psalm 9:9 | Psalm 103:6
Gentile Believers to embrace the hebraic roots of Christianity, stand with Israel and the Jewish people, abandon the false teaching of replacement theology, and by their lives, provoke Israel to jealousy.
Genesis 12:3 | Romans 4:16 | Romans 11: 1 | Romans 11:11 | Romans 11:17 Romans 11:27-29 | Romans 15:5-6, 13 | Ephesians 2:14-15 | Ephesians 4:14
Leaders to turn to God, govern with wisdom and justice and strengthen your nation’s ties with Israel and seek ways to bless her.
Genesis 12:3 | Psalm 33:12 | 1 Timothy 2:1-4
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