Intercession

Why Israel?

Many people in the world and sadly in the church today say that God has finished with Israel, nothing could be further from the truth. This is what He says about her,

"Have you noticed what people are saying? 

'The Lord chose Judah and Israel and then abandoned them!'

They are sneering and saying that Israel is not worthy to be counted as a nation. But this is what the Lord says: I would no more reject My people than I would change the laws that govern night and day, earth and sky.  I will never abandon the descendants of Jacob or David, my servant, or change the plan that David's descendants will rule the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Instead, I will restore then to their land and have mercy on them.

Jeremiah 33 verses 23-26

Look closely at this painting and you will see that from Israel's time in Egypt, God has repeatedly send men and woman to rescue His people. From Moses to Joshua, through to Gideon and David; Daniel and the prophets, Esther and the Maccabees and in our time Churchill, the Dutch and eventually the British forces aided by the Americans rescued the Jews from the Holocaust.

Sadam Hussain lit the oil wells of Kuwait hoping eventually to destroy the Jewish people; he failed like all the rest before him. There is no greater evidence that God exists than the nation of Israel!

They have been persecuted and hounded from the beginning of their creation and again since the rebirth of the state of Israel in 1948.  Are they such an evil people? No, they are no more evil than we are. It is because they belong to God and because Satan cannot destroy God, he chooses to kill His children instead, Jew and Christian alike.

Do not believe the lies of the Media, they are owned by the enemies of Israel.

Israel has more Noble Prize winners than any other nation; she is the high technological nation of the world. Everyone who owns a computor, lap-top, i-phone and tablet has an 'Intel' chip in it, invented and produced by Israel. The Israelis are the most creative and inventive people on earth and why?

Because God said to Abraham,

"I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you, and in you every nation of the earth shall be blessed."

Genesis 12 verse 3

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Let us return to the painting. The cosmos represents the eternal purposes of God who holds the royal septre out to Queen Esther who represents the Church.

The Church, who has existed in the purposes of God from the foundations of the world, and is meant to intercede before God for Israel's spiritual rebirth.  Read Esther's story in the Old Testament.

Esther was the Jewish Queen of King Ahasuerus of Persia and her people were threatened with destruction.  The king didn't know that Esther was Jewish and he approved of Haman's wicked plan to destroy them.

Mordecai, Esther's uncle revealed the plan to Esther by saying,

"Do not think to say in your heart that you will escape in the King's palace any more than all the other Jews.  For if you remain silent at this time, relief will come from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"  Esther 4: verses 13,14.

Esther calls all Jews and her household to three days of fasting and prayer; only then would she willingly risk her life in approching the King without being called.  The King's love for Esther overcomes all and Haman's wicked plot was revealed, the Jews are saved and Haman is hanged on the gallows he built for Mordecai.

This event of history gave birth to the wonderful verse in the New Testament which says,

"Let us therefore come boldly before the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy to help in times of need. Hebrews 4 verse 6.

Free access to the throne of God, through the blood of Jesus the Messiah.  How wonderful is that!

 

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