Friday, February 1, 2019

Important Allies

Israeli IDF Paratroopers and US Army training together 

Important Allies: When Israeli spokesman Hananya Naftali posted this picture of a US army unit training with IDF paratroopers it really spoke to me of the spiritual parallel. Not only are the defenders of the nation of Israel in need of strategic alliances on a international political level, the alliances also extend to military cooperation like this.

For us this is a picture of our own spiritual alliance with the community of faith in Yeshua/Jesus in Israel. The alliances of the international Church with the Body of Messiah in Israel are a powerful alignment that defends and protects the believers of Israel so they can live and thrive and bear spiritual fruit in their own nation.

I struggled this week with what to focus on because Sunday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. Placing the focus on the strategic alliance of Christians praying with and for the body of believers in Israel is my way of saying, "Never Again" in the midst of rising worldwide Antisemitism and anti-Zion/anti-Israel public opinion.

You see, I understand the cry that came out of the human ashes of the Holocaust, "Never Again," but with my own eyes I am seeing a world that does not respond to that cry. And how could it? It is a spiritual war that targets the Jews and Israel — wholly unnatural and beyond reason.  It is a demonic hatred that opposes God's plan and purposes: the coming of Zion. That is exactly why Israel is opposed with a vengeance among the nations. The Allies of World War II were called the United Nations; now it is the United Nations that seems to place all its hypocritical energies on turning the whole world against Israel by lies and deception.

That's where we come in. If you are part of this mailing list, then you are among those that God has revealed the great significance of how He is raising up the Remnant of faith in Yeshua within Israel to defend and protect until "all Israel" is saved; until Jesus Himself returns to defend Zion and sit upon His throne in Jerusalem.

It sounds fantastical, but all of our spiritual energy and devotion to our alliance with our brothers and sisters in Israel is every bit as important as the alliances that Israel has been making government to government. In fact, if it were not for the Israel-supporting believers who have propelled people into top leadership positions in the U.S., Brazil and other nations, would we even see this backing in the nations taking place? I don't think so. It is the praying Christians in the nations who are impacting these alliances.

Yours, and mine, is one prayer before the throne of God, for His purposes to be established for Israel, for Israelis and for the Remnant of faith in Israel. “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

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