Wednesday, 12 September

Deuteronomy 7:6 – “For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.”

Zechariah  12: 2 – “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.”

It is good to love what God loves, and throughout the Bible God expresses, how much he is attached to Israel. The various editions of the Bible translate « cegullah » as « belonging » in the above verse of Deuteronomy 7:6, but have failed to render the notion of « valuable property, special treasure » contained in the Hebrew root of the word. God loves his people, even if they who do not always love Him in return. But who could throw the stone at Israel for not loving God when the nations themselves come together against His people and Jerusalem? Yet, in attacking Israel, these nations hurt themselves because « he who touches Israel touches the apple of his eye » (Zechariah 2:8).

We all remember the first suicide bombings in Israel, as well as attacks on the car rammingthe crowds, followed by the knife attacks. The countries of the West were feeling safe, and even defending the motives of terrorists… until the awakening took place. What attitude are we to adopt against the chaotic events on the international scene? First of all, here are some spiritual principles that will help us gain momentum: 

God is looking for intercessors for Israel, who, like Abraham, will stand in the gap to intercede, and to whom God will reveal His divine plans.

Pray: 

– That His people will rise and intercede. Let us remember the severe punishment that God inflicted on the Amalekites who had prevented the passage of the Israelites during the Exodus.

  For the nations to make a passage for Israel to their Promised Land.

Let us also remember that at the end of time « all nations will be assembled before him. He will separate one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and he will put the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on his left. (Matthew 25: 31-33).

– For our nation, so that it will be a sheep nation.

Stephanie DUTERTRE

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