WHY WE MUST PRAY FOR, STAND WITH & SUPPORT ISRAEL! Posted 011115.

 

Beloved,  

It is written in Isaiah 62.6-7: I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night.  You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest, and give Him no rest till He establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth. As a Disciple of Jesus Christ, it is the duty of each of us to pray for, stand with and support our Jewish brothers and sisters wherever they may be.   

I have received a lot of hateful comments and death threats from muslims and anti-Semites because of my love for Israel. I have also received Biblically ignorant comments from some who call themselves Christians in regards to my prayers, everlasting love and support for Israel. So, I have decided to post this article about Why We Should ALL Pray For, Stand With and Support Israel. I have the freedom of speech and the boldness to declare what I believe and I do not apologize. If you are offended or disagree, that is your right, but you do NOT have a right to attack me because you disagree. I bless everyone who reads this article in Jesus' Name.  

The CUFI Pledge from CUFI.com, which we support and encourage others to support:  

We believe that the Jewish people have a right to live in their ancient land of Israel, and that the modern State of Israel is the fulfillment of this historic right.   

We maintain that there is no excuse for acts of terrorism against Israel and that Israel has the same right as every other nation to defend her citizens from such violent attacks.   

We pledge to stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel and to speak out on their behalf whenever and wherever necessary until the attacks stop and they are finally living in peace and security with their neighbors.  

   

NOTE: If your Pastor does NOT love, support, honor, respect and support Israel, you need to leave and find another church. They obviously do NOT know the God of Abraham, Isaac & Israel and they have NOT read the Bible! Any Church, Pastor, Christian that does not LOVE ISRAEL & PRAY FOR ISRAEL is not a true Christian.  

Also, GOD gave the land of Israel to Abraham and his descendents forever. The church has not and can not ever REPLACE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE! Anyone teaching this false doctrine that the church has replaced HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE is a false teacher and you need to get out of that deceived cult immediately! Yes, the Jewish people are HIS CHOSEN ONES. If you are offended, too bad.  

   

Zechariah 14:1-21 - Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.   (Read More...)  

Ezekiel 37:22 - And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:  

Joel 3:2 - I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and [for] my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.  

Revelation 12:1-17 - And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:   (Read More...)  

Daniel 12:1 - And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.  

Zechariah 12:2-3 - Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem.   (Read More...)  

Daniel 11:39-40 - Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge [and] increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.   (Read More...)  

Revelation 17:1-18 - And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:   (Read More...)  

Matthew 24:1-51 - And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] for to shew him the buildings of the temple.   (Read More...)  

   

REASONS WE SHOULD SUPPORT ISRAEL:  

As the conflict between the nation of Israel and the Islamic terrorist group Hamas rages on, Americans should remember why Israel is a vital U.S. ally worthy of our support.  

The first reason why Americans should stand with Israel is because Israel stands with us. Unlike a number of other nations and Islamic groups, Israel shares much of western culture and respect for traditional ideals such as reason, individualism, happiness, and capitalism.  
Israel is the strongest military presence in the region, and America should always ally itself with strength unless other factors–such as human rights violations or wanton international aggression–dictate otherwise.  
Israel is a strong supporter of and advocate for middle east peace. Israel recognizes the right of Palestinians to have their own state despite repeated attempts by Palestinians and other Arab nations to destroy Israel completely. These attempts started on the day after Israel became an independent nation, only three years after the fall of the German Nazis who had killed six million Jews in their own attempt at genocide.  
Despite its strong military, Israel has not set out to conquer or subdue any neighboring states except insomuch as it was necessary for the nation’s self-defense, despite repeated provocations from Islamic terrorists. Israel actually inflicts fewer civilian casualties on its enemies than its enemies inflict on themselves.  
Israel has a strong human rights record, despite the literally thousands of frivolous complaints lodged against it in the United Nations. The same can be said for very few Arab or Muslim nations, much less its current opponent Hamas, whose use of human shields to protect its war-making equipment is well-established.  
America owes its founding to the nation of Israel. Despite what the current U.S. president claims to believe, America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles of liberty and the value of individual human life.  
Finally, Israel is a robust democracy, the only one in the middle east, giving its citizens the right and opportunity to have their say in the nation’s foreign and domestic policies.  

Above taken from conservativetribune.com  

   

   

It is written in Genesis 12.3: And I willbless them that bless thee, andcurse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.  

Israel gave us the Messiah, the Prophets, the Disciples, the Holy Word of God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If it wasn't for our Jewish brethren, there would be no Christianity!  

It is written in Romans 1.16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  

It is written in Romans 2.10: But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:  

Our Savior is Jewish. God's Holy Chosen People are Jewish. God promised the lands of Israel to the Jewish people forever. Anyone who preaches that the Jews have been replaced are false teachers. Anyone that teaches that Israel does not belong to the Jewish people forever, as God promised to Abraham, is a false teacher.  

   

   

Biblical Reasons To Stand With Israel  

Today many believers in Yeshua (Jesus) in the world not only don’t understand why they should stand with and support Israel, but openly take a stand against her. Is our little country perfect? Of course not! But perfection was never a pre-requisite for God’s love. Quite the contrary!  

Below is a short list of Biblical reasons to stand with Israel, and to pray and support the Jewish people.  

The Word of God commands us to Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. (Psalm 122) Jerusalem is not an imaginary place. It is the capital of Israel – both the ancient country and the modern State. It is referred to as the “city of the Great King” (Psalm 48:2, Matthew 5:35) and it is where Yeshua our Messiah is returning to reign.  

The first reason to stand with Israel, therefore, is because the Lord commands us to do it!  

In his conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well, Yeshua says, “we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.” (John 4:22)  

It is through the Jewish people that Yeshua came to this world, and it is because of their rejection [to provoke the Jewish people to jealousy] that the Gentiles (the nations) received salvation. (Romans 11:11) In other words, God loved the Jewish people so much, that even when they rejected Him, He devised a plan to redeem them still – through provocation to jealousy by saving the Gentiles.  

The second reason to stand with and love the Jewish people is because God loves them and gave salvation to everyone through them.  

Not only did salvation come via the Jewish people through their rejection of the Messiah, but the writer of the book of Romans says, “…what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?” (Romans 11:15)  

The Jewish leaders rejected the Messiah when He came to give His life for our sins. Multitudes of Jews followed Him and believed in Him, but the authorities, in their corruption, did not understand what was happening. Yet the promise of the Scripture is that “All Israel will be saved.” (Romans 11:26) This national salvation will be a turning point for the entire world in a capacity never seen before, as Israel’s appointed destiny is to be a light and blessing to the world.  

Reason number three to stand with Israel is because the future of the world depends on it. For us, for our families, for our friends, for our nations – Israel’s salvation is the key, and the Gentiles have an instrumental role in that salvation.  

Freda Lindsay, co-founder of, Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX used to address the student body at the beginning of each semester. Her first question to the students was, “Who wants to be blessed?” Naturally, the entire auditorium raised their hands. Her next question was, “Who wants to be cursed?” No hands up. She then quoted the Lord’s promise to Abraham, “I will bless those who bless you [the great nation God will make out of Abraham], and curse those who curse you.” (Genesis 12:3)  

Israel is that nation of the promise. It has always been, it is now, and it will always remain so. Just as parents discipline their children when they misbehave, but the children remain their children forever, so the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob disciplined the children of Israel when they forsook Him. Nevertheless, Israel is still God’s firstborn, His chosen, and His promises to her – including that of Genesis 12:3 are forever.  

So, the fourth reason to stand with Israel is because we want to obtain the blessing promise. The rest of the verse in Genesis 12 says, “…and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”  

There are so many more reasons why every true believer must stand with Israel, love Israel, pray for the Jewish people and support Israel. But we will only give one more here – probably the most important one of all.  

For generations believers all around the world have been anticipating Yeshua’s second coming. What many fail to realize is that Yeshua’s return is directly linked to Israel’s salvation. He will return as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, as the King of Israel – and He will only return when the people of Israel cry out, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”  

God loves His firstborn so much, that He chose to return for the final chapter of this earth only when the Jewish people cry out for Him and call on His Name.  

If you are looking forward to Yeshua’s second coming, when the world as we know it will change, then you want to stand with Israel. You will help us spread the Good News of Yeshua’s love to the Jewish people who are being awakened, whose eyes are being opened and whose hearts are being changed today like never before.  

Above taken from www.istandwithisrael.com  

   

Seven Biblical Reasons  Why Christians Should Support Israel By Pastor John Hagee  

Everything Christians do should be based upon the Biblical text. Here are seven solid Bible reasons why Christians should support Israel.   
1. Genesis 12:3 "And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all nations of the earth be blessed." Point: God has promised to bless the man or nation that blesses the Chosen People. History has proven beyond reasonable doubt that the nations that have blessed the Jewish people have had the blessing of God; the nations that have cursed the Jewish people have experienced the curse of God.    
2. St. Paul recorded in Romans 15:27 "For if the Gentiles have shared in their (the Jews) spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things."     


Christians owe a debt of eternal gratitude to the Jewish people for their contributions that gave birth to the Christian faith. Jesus Christ, a prominent Rabbi from Nazareth said, "Salvation is of the Jews!" (St. John 4:22) consider what the Jewish people have given to Christianity: a) The Sacred Scripture  
b) The Prophets 
 c) The Patriarchs  
d) Mary, Joseph, and Jesus Christ of Nazareth 
 e) The Twelve Disciples 
 f) The Apostles
    
It is not possible to say, "I am a Christian" and not love the Jewish people. The Bible teaches that love is not what you say, but what you do. (1 John 3:18) "A bell is not a bell until you ring it, a song is not a song until you sing it, love is not love until you share it." 3. While some Christians try to deny the connection between Jesus of Nazareth and the Jews of the world, Jesus never denied his Jewishness. He was born Jewish, He was circumcised on the eighth day in keeping with Jewish tradition, He had his Bar Mitzvah on his 13th birthday, He kept the law of Moses, He wore the Prayer Shawl Moses commanded all Jewish men to wear, He died on a cross with an inscription over His head, "King of the Jews!"    


Jesus considered the Jewish people His family. Jesus said (Matthew 25:40) "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren (the Jewish people… Gentiles were never called His brethren), ye have done it unto me." 4. "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee." (Psalm 122:6) the scriptural principle of prosperity is tied to blessing Israel and the city of Jerusalem.   
5. Why did Jesus Christ go to the house of Cornelius in Capernaum and heal his servant, which was ready to die? What logic did the Jewish elders use with Jesus to convince Him to come into the house of a Gentile and perform a miracle?

    
The logic they used is recorded in Luke 7:5; "For He loveth our nation, and He hath built us a synagogue." The message? This Gentile deserves the blessing of God because he loves our nation and has done something practical to bless the Jewish people. 6. Why did God the Father select the house of Cornelius in Caesarea (Acts Chapter 10) to be the first Gentile house in Israel to receive the Gospel? The answer is given repeatedly in Acts 10.

Acts 10:2 "a devout man, (Cornelius) and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always." Who were the people to whom Cornelius gave these alms? They were the Jews!    


Again is Acts 10:4 "… thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God." 

    
Again in Acts 10:31 "… and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God."
 The point is made three times in the same chapter. A godly Gentile who expressed his unconditional love for the Jewish people in a practical manner was divinely selected by heaven to be the first Gentile house to receive the Gospel and the first to receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.    


These combined Scriptures verify that PROSPERITY (Genesis 12:3 and Psalm 122:6), HEALING (Luke 7:1-5) and the OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT came first to Gentiles that blessed the Jewish people and the nation of Israel in a practical manner. 7. We support Israel because all other nations were created by an act of men, but Israel was created by an act of God! The Royal Land Grant that was given to Abraham and his seed through Isaac and Jacob with an everlasting and unconditional covenant.  (Genesis 12:1-3, 13:14-18, 15:1-21, 17:4-8, 22:15-18, 26:1-5 and Psalm 89:28-37.)  

Above taken from www.CUFI.org  

   

Question: "Should Christians support the nation of Israel?"  

Answer: Christians should definitely support the nation of Israel. We must remember that Israel, the nation, is very special to God. We read in Deuteronomy 7:6-8 these words: "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. The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your forefathers that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt."  

God's eternal purpose is to bless the world through Israel. Already He has done so in measure, for "salvation is from the Jews" (John 4:22), but the fullness of future blessing is indicated in the wondrous promise of Isaiah 27:6: "In days to come Jacob will take root, Israel will bud and blossom and fill all the world with fruit."  

The declaration that "salvation is from the Jews” suggests our immeasurable debt to Israel. All that we have worth having has come to us through the Jews. Our Bible is a Jewish Book, and our Savior is a Jewish Savior. Let us never forget to pray for God's chosen people. It is true that Israel, today, is in the place of rejection. The nation is a secular, unbelieving (as to the claims of Scripture and their Messiah, Jesus Christ) nation; but "…at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace" (Romans 11:5). Some Jews are being saved and are becoming members of the body of Christ through faith in their Messiah.  

Jews are, biblically speaking, the "chosen people of God" and dearly loved by Him. Another reason for Christians to support the nation of Israel is because of the Abrahamic Covenant. We read of God’s promise in Genesis 12:2-3, "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you" (see also Genesis 27:29; Numbers 24:9).  

One of the United States’ most worthwhile accomplishments has been its consistent regard for the plight of the Jewish nation. No nation in the history of the world has a better record of treating individual Jews with respect than does America. The same can be said for our befriending Israel as a nation. America has committed many sins for which we may well deserve judgment, but as a nation, we have been a consistent friend of the Jews and the nation of Israel, as well as a benefactor. In 1948, President Harry Truman helped persuade the United Nations to recognize Israel as a nation. Since then, the United States has contributed billions of dollars in aid to Israel.  

From the biblical declarations of God's love and care for His chosen people, the nation of Israel, and from the history of nations being destroyed because of their evil dealings with God's chosen people, the Jews, Christian believers should give support to the chosen people of God. This is not to say that we support necessarily the methods they use in their relationships with the Arab nations. The Bible warned that conflict would always characterize the relations between the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael. Sadly, this conflict will continue until Jesus comes back to judge the nations and sets up His 1,000-year reign of peace on earth. We must look at the "big picture” with a biblical worldview. While we do not have to support everything Israel does as a nation, we most definitely should support Israel’s right to exist. God will fulfill His promises and covenants with Israel. God still has a plan for Israel. Woe to anyone who seeks to defeat that plan; “whoever curses you I will curse” (Genesis 12:3).  

Above taken from www.gotquestions.org.  

   

   

Jewish Roots  

Salvation is "from the Jews" and "to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile".  

Romans 1:16   For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  

Romans 2:10  But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:  

   

Jesus (Yeshua) is the King of the Jews who loves the Jewish people. The gospel message was first proclaimed to them, and indeed, the plan of salvation will go full circle and return to them. As the Messiah said: "The first shall be last and the last shall be first".  

   

Romans 11.18:  

18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.  

Jeremiah 31.35-36:  

35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:  

36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.  

Revelation 21. 12-14:  

12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:  

13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.  

14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.  

Luke  14:11:  

11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.  

John 4.4-26:  

6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.  

7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.  

8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)  

9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.  

10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.  

11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?  

12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?  

13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:  

14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.  

15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.  

16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.  

17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:  

18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.  

19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.  

20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.  

21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.  

22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.  

23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.  

24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.  

25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.  

26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.  

  

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