Friday, August 19, 2011

In Response To The Terrorist Attacks In Israel

In praying for Israel in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks and Israel's response to them, I was meditating on scripture and the Lord gave me Isaiah 42:6-9 and Matthew 5:13-16. We must stand before the Lord in the identity we have received as believers in Yeshua and reject the idols of convenience, success, and materialism we have accepted even within the church. The Lord said through the prophet Isaiah, "I am the Lord, that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols. See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you." - Isaiah 42:8-9

We must be prepared to be a light as Gentiles to everyone we meet whether Jew or Gentile even as we have received light. Yeshua himself said, "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden" and "In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." - Matthew 5:14,16

Pray for Israel right now, pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and especially that Prime Minister Netanyahu has the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Yeshua during this time of crisis for Israel. - (Eph. 1:17-19)