Yesterday we focused on God’s grace in bringing an Iranian Muslim to saving faith in Jesus. The power of Jesus Christ is also alive in the life of an Arab Israeli determined to spread truth. His name is Yoseph Haddad, and he needs our prayers this week!
There are movements across American college campuses and elsewhere to promote anti-Israel sentiment and antisemitism. The BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) Movement is most prominent, as attempts are made to isolate Israel. However, movements such as Breaking the Silence are spreading blatant lies about Israel in general, and specifically the IDF, and they are converging on Harvard University this coming week.
In the midst of it all, an Arab Israeli Christian is setting the record straight! An IDF veteran who fought in the Second Intifada and the Second Lebanon War, sustaining life-threatening injuries, Yoseph is breaking his silence! He, too, will speak at Harvard this week.
Read Breaking My Silence: An Arab Christian Speaks Out. (You can also see an interview with him on Israeli TV here.) More importantly, please pray for Yoseph Haddad as he speaks truth on one of America’s most prestigious universities this week. Ask the Lord to fill the venue, and for Yoseph’s message to go out clear and strong. May this man bring glory to God as he speaks the truth in a very secular setting.
I’m praying….will you join me?
When God told Abraham He would bless all the people on earth through him and his descendants (Genesis 12:3), He meant ALL people!
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in “who is against who,” and on what side we will stand, we forget that when God created man, He created all of us in His image (Genesis 1:27, Colossians 3:10). We are all His special creation, He desires that none should perish (2 Peter 3:9), and indeed, He blesses ALL people through Abraham and his descendants.
Furthermore, take a look at Zechariah’s prophecy regarding those who will ultimately join themselves to the Lord:
Many nations will join themselves to the Lord in that day and will become My people.
(Read the entire chapter!)
God’s Word tells me He is intent on drawing all people to Himself! He is able, and our prayers should echo His sentiment!
To cement the point, here is a fascinating testimony of an Iranian Muslim who met the Jewish Messiah. Heaven will be filled with those from people groups we often view as enemies on earth. So, rather than praying only for those who are “just like us,” let’s step outside our comfort zone and pray for those who are not like us! Enjoy!
Below is an excellent devotional regarding what God’s Word has to say about our life after we leave this earth. Prophecy is a validating feature of God’s Word, as every prophecy to date has been fulfilled exactly as the Bible describes. Because of that, we have assurance that future prophecies will be fulfilled exactly as God’s Word describes as well.
Amir Tsarfati and Barry Stagner wrote this very relevant devotional which gives us hope and comfort as we understand God’s plan of the end. Click below and spend some quiet moments meditating on what is said in this devotional!