There is a Battle for Israel that is far more than a political, ethnic, or religious conflict. It is the epicenter of a clash between two ancient kingdoms. The struggle will determine the destiny of the city, the land, and the peoples of the earth. Manifestations of this epic struggle can be seen daily in headlines and news stories around the world as tensions are mounting, nations are raging, and kings are making their stand.
“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.” (Zechariah 12:2-3)
It is imperative that the Church stand with God’s purposes for Israel. It is not optional, and the days are quickly coming when every Christian will be confronted with the choice of whether to stand for and with the Jewish people. The highest issue in serving God’s purposes concerning Israel is in obeying God’s sovereign leadership. We love Him; therefore we embrace the desires of His heart. We want to love what He loves, say what He says, and do what He does. The scripture is clear that He zealously desires the glory of Jerusalem and the prosperity of all Israel.
Understanding and engaging rightly demands far more than simply grasping historical facts, political context, or even right doctrine; It necessitates a revelation of His heart for the city, for the land and for the Jewish people. It also requires confidence in our identity as the sons and daughters of God.
Jerusalem is the front line in contending for God’s kingdom to come on the earth as it is in heaven and thus is the most significant battlefront in the spirit today. The Church MUST understand it. God’s ultimate desire is to re-unite heaven and earth.
For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of His will, according to His purpose which He set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in Him, things in heaven and things on earth. (Ephesians 1:9-10 :: RSV)
We were made to dwell in physical (glorified) bodies on the material earth with God forever. Our bodies are made of the earth and are therefore
profoundly connected to the land we inhabit. (Hank’s “Paper” is available upon request.)
Please Join The Woodlands
Pastors of One Mission at The:
A banquet to shine the light on Yehuda's dream of Jews making Aliyah to Israel
Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott
With guest of honor
$150 PER PERSON | $1500 TABLE HOST
All proceeds from this banquet go to support Aliyah programs in Israel.
(www.one-mission.net/banquet.html to register today)
For God Loves A Cheerful Giver
“So I thought it necessary to urge the brethren that they would go on ahead to you and arrange beforehand your previously promised bountiful gift, so that the same would be ready as a bountiful gift and not affected by covetousness. Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:5-7)
PRAYER AND GIVING TARGETS-
Please ask God how He might have you pray/engage to undergird our calling of Igniting Prayer Action in these areas.
• Hope For Israel Banquet