Israel has been on my heart lately.
This week, there has been numerous attacks against God's Holy land. In response to protecting their land, Israel has also struck back. It's so hard to imagine sirens continuously sounding off with only a 15 second warning to run for safety. The feelings of uncertainty rise in the air. The air is thick, my friend. My people are constantly being bombarded with warnings, terror and fear. It saddens me and makes me feel so helpless. However, I am not hopeless, because I can pray.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee. Psalm 122: 6
As a believer in Jesus, you and I have a mandate to pray for Israel.
It's easy to deny it. It's also easy to look the other way and go along with your everyday life.
However, we must not relent!
We must respond with prayer.
We must bless Israel and continue to lift up of Israel in prayer for God's protection in these days.
No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD.
Isaiah 54: 17
Pray for the salvation of Israel. Pray that the blinders on their eyes will be opened to see Yeshua Jesus as their Messiah.
Jesus spoke, “Yerushalayim! Yerushalayim! You kill the prophets! You stone those who are sent to you! How often I wanted to gather your children, just as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but you refused! Look! God is abandoning your house to you! I tell you, you will not see me again until you say,‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of Adonai!’” Luke 13: 34-35
Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
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Pray for the nations that are coming against Israel.
For Jesus says to pray for our enemies. Yes, even the enemies of Israel need salvation.
You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.' 44"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. . . ". Matthew 5: 43-44
As a mother, I think about those sweet precious Israeli mamas at this time. The mamas who are doing their best to take care of their children and husbands in the midst of turmoil.
How do they remain strong? How would I remain strong if I were in their situation?
Do you ever think like this?
How do you remain hopeful in a dangerous situation?
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Here is a short video clip to gain an understanding of how challenging a 15 second warning is for an Israeli mom. Click Here to see video: http://youtu.be/sThbTtJGaBY
Although, this is a dangerous time, there is hope.
For I know what plans I have in mind for you,’ says Adonai,‘plans for well-being, not for bad things; so that you can have hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29: 11
We don't have to fear! For our Lord our God is with His people who love Him.
For His name is called Immanuel- God is with us.
For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Turn your eyes upon Adonai, keep your focus on Him.
Focus your minds on the things above, not on things here on earth.
A year ago, my family and I were going through a hard time when our faith was being tested. One morning, I sat down at the computer and wrote a blog post entitled, "20 Bible Verses For Trusting God in Hard Times".
That day, I also created a printable that I framed and placed in my living room and office to remind me to trust Jesus everyday, no matter what!
Trust in ADONAI with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding."Proverbs 3:5
I'm sharing this printable with you today as an encouragement to place in your home.
I love the name of Jesus and His Hebrew name is Yeshua.
On this printable, I used His name Yeshua which means the Lord of salvation.
May it remind you to pray for Israel and to keep your trust in Yeshua always.
Thank you for letting me share my heart with you today.
May you have a restful sabbath weekend.
The Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6: 24-26
Blessings and Shalom,
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