Lance Lambert, one of the most distinguished Bible Scholars and intercessory leaders in Israel and abroad, died peacefully on May 10, 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel at the age of 84 following a severe illness over the past year. We deeply mourn the loss of our dear Brother and Faithful Servant of our Lord Jesus. We also rejoice knowing that he has entered into the Joy and Presence of the Lord.
Lance's contribution to the Body of Christ cannot be measured. His deep life of intercessory prayer and ministry to the Saints in the midst of battle is reflected in the messages he gave us. He will be fondly remembered for that twinkle in his eye and his British humour when he spoke. He has encouraged so many to press on and pursue to a deeper life in our Lord Jesus. In the Words of our Lord Jesus:
Matthew 25:21: "His Master said to him, "Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the Joy of your Master."
Lance enjoyed a worldwide itinerant ministry. Born in 1931, Lance grew up in England and met the Lord at age 12. He entered the school of African and Oriental studies at London University to prepare for the Lord's work in China. He studied Classical Chinese, Mandarin, Oriental Philosophy and Far Eastern History, but the revolution closed the door to his entry into China.
In the early 1950's, Lance served in the Royal Air Force in Egypt, where he learned many principles in intercessory prayer. He later founded Halford House Christian Fellowship in Richmond, England.
Having discovered his Jewish ancestry, Lance became an Israeli citizen in 1980.
Lance was noted for his eschatological views, which placed him in the tradition of Watchman Nee and T. Austin-Sparks. He wrote numerous books on prayer and Israel, including The Uniqueness of Israel.
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your faithful prayers for my Uncle Lance since he became ill in Greece at the end of September. Knowing you were praying meant a lot to Uncle Lance and my parents (Achim and Teresa) and I and we know that the Lord heard them and is faithful.
I am very sad to tell you that Uncle Lance passed into the Presence of the Lord at around 3:15 this afternoon (Sunday 10th May). It was very sudden and he was in a peaceful state and not in pain.
The burial will be private but we will let you know about memorial service arrangements when they are in place.
I would like to thank Helen and Beulah for their help to Uncle, myself and my parents and also thanks to those who were very kind in various ways.
Please feel free to pass this on and to be in touch.
With love in Jesus