7 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD PRAY FOR ISRAEL FIRST
1) God has not finished with Israel ……..
Has God cast away His people ? Certainly not ! God has not rejected His people whom He fore-knew (Rom 11:1 – 2)
Again I shall rebuild you and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel (Jer 31:3)
The gifts and callings of God are irrevocable … (Rom 11:29)
2) The Word of God commands us to …
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6)
You who call upon the name of the Lord, give Him no rest until He establishes Jerusalem as a praise in all the Earth (Isaiah 62:6 – 7)
Let the priests who minister to the Lord, weep between the porch and the alter; let them cry out “spare you people of Lord” (Joel 2:17 )
3) The Church has a continuing dependence upon the past, present and future of Israel
Remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root sup-ports you (Rom 11:17)
Whom are Israelites, to whom pertain the adopt-ion, the glory, the cov-enants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; of whom are the fathers and from whom, accord-ing to the flesh, Christ came …… (Rom 9:4- 5)
4) The Gentiles have benefited from the Jewish people’s fall …
Through their trespass, salvation has come to the Gentiles (Rom 11:11)
If their falling away was riches for the world, what will their reconciling be, but life from the dead (Rom 11:15)
5) God loves Israel – If we have His love and His Spirit, shouldn’t we ?
Israel …. I have loved you with an everlasting love (Jer 31:3
They are beloved for the sake of the fathers ….. ( Rom 11:28)
Whoever touches you, touches the apple of His eye ….. (Zech 2:8)
6) Yeshua’s return to take up His 1000 yr reign is dependant on Israel’s salvation.
That He may send Yeshua, whom Heaven is restraining until the time of restoration of all things, as spoken by God, through the mouth of His holy prophets. (Acts 3:21)
You won’t see me again until you say “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” (Matt 23:39)
Behold He is coming on the clouds and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. (Rev 1:7)
7) You will be blessed if you bless the Jewish people …….
I will bless those who bless you ….. (Gen 12:3)
It is your duty to help the Jewish people ….
It pleased them indeed, and they are their debtors. For if the Gen-tiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in material things. (Rom 15:27)