.; A compilation of news reports from the past week for the information of those committed to ..praying .. for the restoration of Israel
David’s Comment: There’s A Whole Lot A Shaking Going On (#3)
2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
This is the 3rd time in recent years that I have used this title for my comment. The 2nd time I used the title, there was more shaking than the 1st time, and at this time there is much more shaking going on than the last time I repeated it. I was inspired to resurrect the title for this week during the weekly 2 hour prayer watch at our congregation on Mt. Carmel. The Holy Spirit led us to pray for the nations and a sister from the UK began to pray and intercede for the UK. As she began to pray and list the issues facing the UK since the recent election, I was impacted at the terrible state of many of the once Christian Western nations.
The political state of the United States is in total turmoil which may end in the impeachment of President Trump. The liberal left people hate him so much, that they seems to be inventing new laws just to catch him out. It is coming to the point that the President is facing so many accusations and law suits, that his ability to rule the country is severely hindered. If another election is necessary before Trump’s 4 year term is over, who knows what chaos could ensure. Last weekend anti-Sharia Law demonstrations, some of which turned violent, took place in several US cities. Meanwhile the justice system continues to over-rule President Trump’s attempts to secure the nations borders, by declaring his travel restrictions illegal. American politics is not ‘a happy camper.”
Now we are watching British political scene turning into a chaotic ‘bun fight’ between the parties, to secure power. PM Teresa May took a gamble in calling an early election, when she did not really need to. She made that decision, believing the Conservative Party would win even more votes, giving her greater power to conduct the upcoming Brexit negotiations.
As we now know, her party lost a large amount of support to the Labour party led by super liberal lefty, Jeremy Corban, a man who has shown strong anti-Semitic tendencies, and who supports Hamas and Hizbollah terror organisations.
PM May is holding onto her position by a thread, with many politicians from both sides of the house, doing all they can to force her to resign. To make it possible for this ‘Hung Parliament’ to be able to function, PM May is negotiating with a small Irish party, the DUP, which is right wing, anti same sex marriage and anti abortion, to join her government as a coalition partner. Of course these two issues are 2 of the most common causes that the left wing, liberal, unrighteous news media champions, by constantly brainwashing the public to believe that these 2 forms of absolute wickedness are normal and good. The UK media is already visciously attacking PM May’s choice of the DUP. It will be a miracle if Teresa May and this government stays in power over the next few months, and if another election is necessary, Corban could well attract enough liberal voters to gain victory for the left leaning Labour party, giving more place to the spirit of Anti Christ, thus taking the UK further down the road of unrighteousness.
In Canada, PM Trudeau openly stated that the worst sector of Canadian society is the Evangelical Christians. The government has recently passed a law that protects only Islam, and another whereby the children of anyone who speaks against the LGBT people, can be taken from their parents and held in state custody. The situation in Europe and the rest of the Western world is not much different. The Bible tells us that “righteousness raises a nation up.” If that is true, then the opposite is also true – unrighteousness will bring a nation down. Looking at world history there are at least 3 markers that point to the end of an empire, and they are all occuring once again in our time ……..
1/ sexual immorality is rampant
2/ they murder babies
3/ they come against Israel and the Jewish people
The Western world has been steadily sliding into the abyss since the end of the Six Day War in1967 and it is now accelerating exponentially. I have written all of the above to say this …… It seems that the shaking that is taking place is the beginning of the LORD’s judgement on the nations (Psalm 2:1-6). There is only one group of people who can bring about a turn around in the situation – the Body of Yeshua. That is what we are called to do – to bring light into a dark world. Sadly most of the Church is sleeping or busy with their own agendas. As the opening verse states, the responsibility to pray for the nations lies with the Body of Messiah. Thus there are 3 ways we should ALL be doing …..
1/ Humble ourselves in prayer and fasting, asking the LORD to forgive the sin of our nations
2/ Warn the world of the wages of sin, and Preach the goodness of GOD (the Gospel)
2/ Pray, fast and intercede that the Spirit of YHVH will reveal the truth of His Word to the unbelieving world, and those in the Church who have been deceived by wrong theology
The LORD bless you as you bless Israel by standing in defense of her right to exist on the land given to the Jewish people by the God of Israel. Lets pray that Israel will turn back to their God. Do not be silent, but share this with your fellow Christians, share it with your pastors, and with anyone you have a chance to speak to. Lets also pray for that breakthrough to the Muslims, and please remember to pray Divine protection for all of the soldiers in the IDF.
Shabbat Shalom …… David & Josie
This Weeks News Items
1. Israel Has Unexpected Ally in Saudi Arabia Israel Today News June 8th
It’s no secret that Saudi Arabia and Hamas have not always seen eye-to-eye. But to have the oil-rich kingdom openly call for Hamas’ demise, knowing that the terror group exists first and foremost to destroy Israel, is a pretty big step forward. And that’s precisely what happened this week when Saudi Arabia insisted that if Qatar wants to end its current dispute with Middle East powers, it must stop supporting terrorists like Hamas. On Monday, Saudi Arabia joined Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in cutting all diplomatic ties to Qatar, as well as shutting down land, sea and air links to the Gulf state. By basing reconciliation on Qatar ending its relationship with Hamas and its parent, the Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi Arabia has drawn a new and surprising line in the sands of this volatile region. Pray that the political relationship between Israel and the moderate Arab nations will continue to develop
2. PM Netanyahu Calls for UNW to be Dismantled Times of Israel News June 12th
PM Netanyahu is calling for the closing of UNRWA, the United Nations? agency dealing with Palestinian refugees, saying he had already urged the US Anbassador to the UN to the world body, Nikki Haley to consider pushing for it to be shut down. On Sunday, two days after the announcement of a tunnel that was discovered underneath a UNRWA-run school in Gaza, Netanyahu said that it was time to reconsider the agency?s existence. ?Hamas uses schoolchildren as human shields. This is an enemy we have been fighting for many years and committing a double war crime: On the one hand, they deliberately attack innocent civilians, and on the other hand they also hide behind children,? Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. PM Netanyahu, who is also foreign minister, said he instructed the Foreign Ministry?s director-general to file an official complaint at the UN Security Council. Created in 1949 in the wake of Israel?s War of Independence, UNRWA, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, operates schools and provides health care and other social services to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Netanyahu accused the organization of inciting against Israel while doing nothing to help the plight of Palestinian refugees. ?The time has come to dismantle UNRWA and have its parts be integrated into the UN High Commission for Refugees,? he said, accusing the body of ?perpetuating? the plight of Palestinian refugees. Pray that the bigoted UNRWA is closed down as soon as possible
3. Israel Hackers Supplied Intel on Terror Plans to Blowup Passenger Planes Times of Israel News June 12th
he sensitive intelligence that US President Donald Trump controversially revealed to the Russians was gathered by an Israeli cyber warfare unit that penetrated an Islamic State group bomb-making cell, The New York Times reported on Monday. The acutely sensitive information obtained by the Israelis reportedly exposed how IS intended to use bombs in laptops to blow up airliners. Previous reports on the leaked information had indicated that it was an Israeli agent who had infiltrated the organization. A New York Times reported that the information was specifically about an IS plot to disguise bombs as laptop batteries in a way that would trick X-ray security machines at airports. The report said this Israeli cyber breakthrough had been one of the only successes in infiltrating IS. ?Top Israeli cyber operators penetrated a small cell of extremist bombmakers in Syria months ago, the officials said. That was how the United States learned that the terrorist group was working to make explosives that fooled airport X-ray machines and other screening by looking exactly like batteries for laptop computers,? the report said. Let’s pray that all terror plots are uncovered and exposed, saving the lives of many
4. Single Mystery Missile Takes Out ISIS Top Commanders Debka File News June 10th
A single mystery missile, which could have been fired from the ground or the air early Wednesday morning, June 7, wiped out the entire top Islamic State command on the Syrian Golan, our military and intelligence sources report. All 16 officers of the 2,000-strong Khaled Ibn al Waleed army, the ISIS operations arm on the Syrian Golan, were present in the targeted building in the town of al-Shagara, located in the triangle where the Israeli, Syrian and Jordanian borders meet opposite the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel. The unidentified missile blew up in the middle of a hall where the top command echelon were gathered to break their daily fast during the month of Ramadan and draw up plans. Among them were the group?s chief General; commander of operations; and the group?s explosives expert who doubled as its religious leader. They operated under these aliases to conceal their real identities as former high Iraqi army officers who served in the late Saddam Hussein?s armed forces. They were also in senior command positions at the ISIS Syrian command centre in Raqqa, when ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi decided to transfer them to the Syrian Golan to spearhead attacks that were planned to take place inside Israel and Jordan. Pray that the replacements for these commanders will not be around long enough to plan harm to Israel and Jordan
5. Naphtali Bennet: United Jerusalem More Important than Peace Israel Today News June 13th
Education Minister Naftali Bennett publicly stated what has in more recent years become the position of a growing majority of Israelis?namely that a united Jerusalem under Israeli control is more important than a shaky peace deal with the Palestinians. “Jerusalem is above logic,” insisted Bennett. “We would rather have a united Jerusalem than a diplomatic agreement.” The statement was greeted with jeers from the crowd. But that was expected, given that Bennett was speaking at the Israel Conference for Peace organized by the ultra-liberal daily newspaper Ha’aretz. Bennett reminded the naysayers that while they may disagree with his conclusion, most Israelis do not. “Some of this crowd may not agree with what I said, but 85% of the Israeli public does agree.” Pray that the LORD will anoint and protect the political career of Naphtali Bennet, who is a Bible Belieivng, God fearing man
6. Turkish Muslim Leader Affirms Israel is the Land of the Jewish People Israel Today News June 13th
The following is a portion of a press release from Turkish Muslim teacher Adnan Oktar, whose recent Ramadan gathering in Istanbul was attended by several leading Israeli nationalist figures. Mr. Oktar said, ?People are more religious in Israel, that is a blessing for the entire region and the Islamic world. They are not aware that Jews are people of love. We all will be students of the King Moshiach, the King Messiah. The love for Moshiach brings blessings to Israel, this is a vital matter. God protects Israel from all troubles. If anyone attempts any harm against Israel, we will bring heavens down on them.? He then made a request from the Israeli youth asking thousands of Jewish youth to come together and pray out loud for Moshiach?s coming. Regarding Israel’s presence in the Middle East, Mr. Oktar added, ?God promised you to live on that land. You are a blessing for Muslims, but they can?t appreciate this.
Likud Party Knesset Member and Rabbi Yehuda Glick sent a message in response to Mr. Adnan Oktar’s statement. Rabbi Glick began by saying, “My dear friend, honorary Mr. Adnan Oktar, champion of religious tolerance, champion of love to all human beings, champion of God in the world…From the city of Jerusalem, chosen by God to be a city of peace, allow me to wish each and every one of you, blessings of success in bringing of God’s light to all… We shall see on the Temple Mount, that House of Prayer, that unite all nations to One and Only God. From Jerusalem, allow me to wish you all Ramadan Kareem, from Jerusalem, the city of peace, city of Shalom.” Pray that Turkey will not become a radical Islamic country and that relations between Israel and Turkey will become better.
7. Christian Oil Company Drilling in Northern Israel Israel Today News June 8th
After years of planning, preparation and fighting for the relevant permits, Texas-based, Christian-owned Zion Oil & Gas officially began drilling in northern Israel this week. For years, Israel Today has been covering the progress of Zion Oil, a company that exists solely to bless Israel (and, by extension, those who bless her – Gen. 12:3) by discovering the natural resources the Bible suggests lie below the surface of the Promised Land. Zion Oil “exists because of God’s faithfulness to Israel,” company founder John Brown told Israel Today in 2011. At the time, Brown was convinced that the Land was just waiting to spill forth its bounty for the Children of Israel. And he remains convinced of that today. The new drilling site is located in the Jezreel Valley region of northern Israel. Zion Oil’s Megiddo-Jezreel License is firmly situated in the Levant Basin, an area that experts estimate holds up to 6.6 billion barrels of oil. The coming months are going to be very exciting for Zion Oil, and the entire nation of Israel. Let’s pray for Zion Oil to strike it big and bring blessings to the company and to Israel