PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
by Charles Robey
This 'Ole World' seems to be on a collision course to nowhere, while searching for a lasting peach. For centuries, various religions such as the Jews, Christians and Muslims, have made their way to Jerusalem, in search of God. How important is the state of Israel?
There are only two recorded occasions, when Jesus Christ wept, Once when his beloved friend, Lazarus, died in (John 11:35), and once when he looked on Jerusalem and wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41).
So, no wonder Jerusalem is known as the city in the center of the earth. It's now time to put on your thinking cap and reflect. How does modern America stand in defense of Jerusalem and modern day Israel? How do you feel, about this ancient country, half way around the world? Regardless of your stand on the Middle East, America is treading on thin ice if America considers any philosophy outside of Gods eternal protection of Israel.
We are indeed living in peerless times, when one misguided spoken phrase could possible trigger an all out confrontation among nations. So, is it right, to judge others? Or should we just leave the judgment to the all-knowing heart of God.
Human nature dictates that we shun away from those who consistently bring harsh judgment upon others. We want to make sure that we ourselves will not be the next victim, thus we feel impelled to resort to the self-defense mode, when exposed to such actions, and not get involved.
However, God commands us to stand and fight, for what's right, 'If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will
I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.' (2 CHRONICLES 7:14)
Yes, God's promise to Israel, which was given way back in the book of Genesis, when God promised to bless Abram, is just as true today as it was thousands of years ago.
'And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.' (GENESIS 12:3).
Here we see that through this posterity all the earth would be blessed. It is very important to understand God's call for Americans, as adopted Sons and Daughters of Abram, and Israel as a nation.
Through out history, God's divine hand has continued to be on Israel. God has made it perfectly clear, in his word, that He will punish both nations and its people, according to their evil deeds.
'For the day of the Lord draws near on all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your head' (OBADIAH 1:15)
In conclusion, we are not privy to, nor do we know, when our religious setting will be changed, in accordance with God's prophetic word. So, put action to your prayer, as a definite promise follows those who pray for Israel (Jerusalem). God blesses those who love and Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
May they prosper who love you. May peace be within your walls and prosperity within your palaces? (PSALMS: 122:6-7)
(Charles Robey specializes in freelance Religious writings, with a strong world view. He feels that in today's hectic stressful environment, God's peace continues to ring true and is freely available to all.