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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pray for Israel

Dear beloved: The recent move by the Palestinians to circumvent the negotiation of a Palestinian state by going to the United Nations to have that body grant them the status of full member state has grave consequences, if approved, for Israel and for the United States. God has made an everlasting covenant with His children and the land He gave them is to be theirs for all eternity. In Genesis 12:1-3 God told Abrham, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you; v2 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; v3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse, And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." Then in verse 7 And the Lord appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land" So he built an altar to the Lord who had appeared to him. This is a test for all the nations of the world, to show that they either stand with or turn away from Israel. Tomorrow night, Wednesday, September 28 is the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets, day one of the Hebrew new year. The blowing of the trumpets reminds us of the rapture of the church and also of the return of our Lord and Savior.

We know from many scriptures in God's word that eventually all the nations of the world will come against Israel. Zechariah 14:1 Behold, a day is coming when the spoil taken from you will be divided among you. v2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished, and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. v3 Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. This scripture is a reference to the mobilization of the nations to Armageddon(Ezekiel 38-39, Joel 3, Rev.16:13-16, Rev.19:11-21). Many nations of the world have already declared with certainty they will line up against Israel, not only in forums such as the United Nations, but also on the battlefield, as all Israel's neighbor enemies have stocked and overstocked their weapons arsenals, ready to move in at the slightest provocation. The question is for us here in the United States: Will we be among the nations that receives a blessing from God for standing with Israel, or will we be cursed as we go the way of those coming against Israel? It is our choice to make.

Beloved, pray at this time for our President Barak Obama and his advisers, for our Congress, for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and all the people of Israel and Jews scattered all over the world. Pray that the United States would line up and support Israel in rejecting this attempt to install legitamate government to an avowed terrorist state, a state whose purpose is not really to have a homeland but to destroy Jews and Cristians wherever they live on the earth. For the sake of our children and grandchildren and for the sake of God's great name and His glory, let us pray that our leaders make the choice that leads to blessings. May God bless you this day as you go forward in prayer. in Christ, Jim

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