Summer Prayer Notes 2017: How to Pray for Israel
July 18, 2017
July 18, 2017
This is an unchanging spiritual truth set forth clearly in Scripture: Those who bless the nation of Israel will be blessed. Yet, I find as I travel and minister that a startling percentage of Christians aren’t doing anything about that truth.
It’s not that they don’t believe it. For the most part, they do. They know that God declared to Abraham and his descendents, “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you” (Genesis 12:3 NKJV). They’ve seen that declaration repeated and confirmed throughout the Bible.
Their theological position on the issue is right. There’s just one problem. They neglect to act on it.
To be perfectly honest, we all make that mistake at times. We don’t intend to, of course. We simply forget about the little Jewish nation that for most of us is multiplied thousands of miles away. We get caught up in our own day-to-day lives. We get focused on our personal plans and forget that we’re a part of God’s great big eternal plan—a plan that includes not only us as individuals and the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ but the nation of Israel as well.
Today I’m writing to remind you of that plan and to stir you to action. I’m writing to ask you to pray for Israel.
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