Presentation on theme: "Prayer for Israel Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved."— Presentation transcript:
Prayer for Israel Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Psalm 122:6
Why Do We Pray for Israel? God’s Blessing is upon them that bless Israel! Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
God will prosper you as a result! Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
Notice Where Israel is going according to Bible Prophecy… They will be deceived into a false peace agreement Daniel 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. 24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. 26 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.
Obadiah 1:7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee,
Jesus reiterated this centuries later when he said… For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
The Nations of the World will (perhaps already have) turn their backs on Israel…. (Joel 3:1 KJV) For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat (Armageddon), and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
Jerusalem is the center of the problem Zechariah 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
It will precipitate a vicious world attack on Israel… Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished;
It will be a battle of horrific weapons… Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
The current conflict is only the opening act…
That means that I want to be on the right side of the struggle with Israel! Notice Revelation 12 Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
Who is this? Woman is Israel Man child was Christ Dragon is Satan Could the Eagle possibly be America? It would mean resisting the trend of the rest of the world!
Currently the U.S. is one of the few friends of Israel….
God instructed Solomon to pray toward Jerusalem- and we know that Daniel continued this tradition…. 2 Chronicles 6:19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee:
2 Chronicles 6:20 That thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night, upon the place whereof thou hast said that thou wouldest put thy name there; to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant prayeth toward this place.
What Should Our Prayer for Israel Consist of? Pray for the peace of Jerusalem Psalm 137:5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Israel is under enormous attack by terrorist "Proportionately, Israel has suffered more casualties from this violence than the US did on September 11 (600, which in the US would be equivalent to 30,000)." - (The Jerusalem Post, March 21, 2002)
Israel’s Efforts at Peace have been rebuffed “Arafat rejected a deal in January 2001 that would have given the Palestinians 97 percent of contiguous territory on the disputed West Bank, all of the Gaza Strip, a capital in East Jerusalem, a $30 billion international fund to pay for resettling Palestinians in their own state and an international force in the Jordan Valley.” (San Francisco Chronicle, April 23, 2002)
Pray for Israel’s Eyes to be Open to Jesus Christ Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. Zechariah 13:6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
Pray for America’s Leaders to Stay Faithful Friends in the midst of certain world opposition God’s blessing on America these past few decades coincided with our consistent support of Israel, beginning in 1947.
If you note history you will find that the short periods when our support wavered were the times that America also experienced internal problems such as recession.