Interview with Yochanan Marcellino, President & CEO of City of Peace Media/Films about multi-artist Project 'iStand with Israel'
Breathecast interview with Yochanan Marcellino, President & CEO of City of Peace Media/Films and Don Noes, COO of City of Peace Media/Films regarding the album iStand with Israel.
What is the vision behind the iStand with Israel project?
"The United States of America and the nation of Israel share a common foundation - both were built on the cornerstone of God's Word and the shared Judeo-Christian faith and principles of our forefathers," says City Of Peace Media President and Founder, Yochanan Marcellino. "For Christians, the modern nation and people of Israel represents more than just a democracy in the Middle East, or an ancient civilization that God once loved...Israel represents fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, our spiritual heritage as believers, the roots of our faith and our heavenly inheritance. The modern nation of Israel is a picture of the sovereignty of God and His faithfulness in keeping His covenants. This critical hour in which we live demands solidarity with and support of Israel on the part of Christians everywhere."
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How is this record different from other records released by City of Peace?
"This is a year of decision," says Don Noes, City of Peace Media Chief Operating Officer. "As Christians and Americans, we must ask ourselves a very important question: Will we turn away from the Biblical foundation on which our nation was built and by which we've been blessed? Will we turn our backs on the nation of Israel, or will we stand with her when it seems the rest of the world is her enemy? As it says in Genesis 12:3, God promises to bless those who bless His chosen people, Israel."
What artists can we find on iStand with Israel?
The CD features worship music by City Of Peace Media recording artists, including American worship artists House of Peace, the new modern worship band set to debut in 2013 with Grammy and Dove Award winning producer Ed Cash; Dove Award nominated CCM artist John Waller; critically-acclaimed modern worship artist Jordan Elias; Covenant Award winner and Dove Award nominee Sean Spicer (with special guest Tilly Cryar); and international worship leader Ted Pearce. The CD also features worship artists from the land of Israel - Shani Ferguson, Karen Davis, and Marc Chopinsky. All of these artists share a common call to share God's heart for Israel in these important days.
What indicates the urgency for this album to be released?
Being election season, this album couldn't have been released at a more strategic time. iStand With Israel serves a two-fold purpose. One of which is to call out to the evangelical world to pray for the salvation of Israel. The other purpose that this album serves is to raise awareness in voters to consider Israel when they cast their vote on November 6th.
We must--as a nation, take an unprecedented stand with Israel for the promised blessing of Abraham in our generation. Let us come together and stand in the gap for America to continue to be a blessing and remain true to its historical relationship with Israel, for the Lord said, "I will bless those who bless you [Israel]" (Genesis 12:3).
Any Bible verse which was an inspiration for this worship record?
"I will bless those who bless you [Israel]" (Genesis 12:3)
This scripture is a theme that permeates iStand With Israel and calls the listener to truly and fervently pray for and stand with Israel.
What should the listener of the record walk away with?
Musically, iStand with Israel, offers a worship experience that will both bless and refresh the hearer. We believe there are great anthems on this album that the church will be signing for years to come.
The entire album aims to encourage every Christian to personally take their stand with Israel during this important season of decision.
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