Pray for the Peace of Israel

After reading my Bible many times over the years, one thing has always stood out in my mind. God told Abraham: “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:3). As Christians, we should love the children of Israel, not only because God has said it in His Word, but because our Lord and Savior was born a man—a Jewish man.

When we look at the conditions of the world today, we have to know God’s Word. Without the promises of God, knowing He is in control of all things and has already seen what is taking place today, the situation in Israel and in the United States would be overwhelming. It seems as if the nations surrounding Israel will be victorious in wiping them off the face of the earth.

That is how it seems. That is the reality of what we see with our eyes, but spiritually, there is so much more happening. God is in control. He has His hand upon Israel. His nation will not be saved by the hand of man but by the supernatural hand of God. When it seems like all hope is lost, God will prevail. I know this because I know His Word. I have read it and know, without a doubt, God wins.

At the very beginning, God said He would bless those who bless Israel, and He will curse those who curse them. This is a promise of God and you can take God at His Word. The Muslim extremists are not the first people to try and wipe out Israel, but they may very well be the last.

The real question is: where do you stand, individually? Will you be blessed or will you be cursed? I pray for the peace of Israel. I pray for the protection of Israel. I pray for the salvation of the Jewish people. That is where I stand. I will bless Israel, because they are God’s chosen people. To go against Israel is to go against God. That would be a very scary place to be.

I guess the real question for every person and every nation is this: will you stand with God or will you stand against Him?

Before you answer the question, read the end of His story:

And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh (Revelation 19:19-21).

— Staff Writer