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Friday, September 16, 2011

Pray for the Peace of Israel



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In the year 1948, our 11th Grade History teacher suggested that each pupil in her class purchase a blank scrap book and begin to cut out clippings in the news paper about important happenings in the world. Our teacher had us keep our scrap books in her room at school so we could add to them daily.

My mother helped me cut and save articles as we watched history in the making. She also asked the neighbors for their papers so my brother and sister could also have their own scrap book too.

Our teacher was particularly interested in the events preceding and ending with Israel becoming its own nation on May 14, 1948.

Interesting that Bible scholar’s claim that Ezekiel’s prophesy in the Bible was the exact date that this happened.

(Isaiah 66:8) “Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things?
Shall the Earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once?
For as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children."

(Note: This prophecy was fulfilled in one day - on May 14, 1948)

There is remarkable information on the internet about a mathematical prophecy of counting years and days and arriving at this date, so I will just take their word for it.

Amazing enough when Israel was attacked by surprise they quickly won their war and a peace agreement was signed. Again in 1967 the six day war ended with another peace treaty.

God says He will love and protect Israel not because they deserve it, but because they are His chosen people. God’s warning is, “Don’t mess with my child Israel.”

According to the Bible, all those who receive Jesus are grafted into Israel and become His chosen ones also. This means that we inherit the promises too. We are His grafted child.

Although I do not plan to move to Israel, however truly, I would love to visit there some day, and perhaps tour and stay for an extended time.    

In the mean time, God’s promise for prosperity is to Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.  We can do that!

Psalms 122: 6 American Standard Version
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: They shall prosper that love thee.  
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3 comments:

  1. This is such a good post and excellent call to pray for the peace of Jerusalem; God promises to bless those who do as the Jews are the apple of His eye. I'm so grateful that those promises extend to us, too! Hope you get to go. You will love it over there!

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  2. Tonight at our women's Bible study, we talked about the scripture that tells us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Like you, I've never been there, but would love to go some day, the Lord willing.

    Thank you so much for sharing at the Grace Cafe today!

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  3. This is really a good post.Although I do not plan to move to Israel, however truly, I would love to visit there some day, and perhaps tour and stay for an extended time.

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