The Church and Israel
Christians must stand with Israel with unwavering faith, regardless of the government’s position.
In 1 Samuel chapter 25, Abigail’s very rich husband Nabal demonstrates ingratitude towards David, after they had guarded his flocks for a season. Abigail attempted to appease David’s anger in order to stop him from taking revenge. She took him food, urging him not to “have on his conscience the staggering burden of needless bloodshed” (verse 31, NIV) and reminding him that God will make him a “lasting dynasty” (verse 28).
The Church must do for Israel, what Abigail did for David and his army. Abigail’s greedy husband failed to recognize God’s anointing on David to be Israel’s king.
The entire U.S. Congress and a majority of the American people, favor standing with Israel against Iran. Acting like Nathan, President Obama has betrayed Israel numerous times on the world stage. Iran’s threats to annihilate Israel are becoming more of a reality each day as their nuclear weapon ability advances.
Proclamation/Prayer: O Lord, as American Christians we standby, pray, and support Israel, regardless of what our government says or does. Please forgive them for they know not what they do! Let it be done to them, as they have done to Israel. But O Lord, in Your Mercy spare the United States from your judgments. Obadiah v.15, “For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.”
Pray that YHWH will frustrate the plans of the nations regarding His own Land.
“Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” (Psalm 33:8-11)
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem! Pray that no weapon formed against Israel will succeed.
“O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted…no weapon forged against you will prevail.” (Isaiah 54:11,17)