Monday was another busy day in and around Israel, as Hamas continued firing rockets into Israel, Lebanese terrorists fire three rockets into Northern Israel, Syria launches two, and two additional rockets land in Eilat in the southern tip of Israel. On top of that, Hamas sent drones into Israel…one of which was shot down near Ashdod.
Meanwhile, Egypt is proposing a ceasefire to begin at 9:00am on Tuesday…which is in about 4 hours from now. We’ll see if the ceasefire takes effect! Keep in mind that Israel has indicated that attacks on terrorist targets will cease if Gaza stops launching rockets into Israel. It seems unlikely that Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, and enemies in the south launching rockets into Eilat will all heed the ceasefire.
Indeed, Israel has enemies on every side. But be reminded that the God of Israel has never, and will never, turn His back on His chosen land and His chosen people. He is faithful, and will protect His very own.
That doesn’t relieve us of our responsibility to pray, however. Listen to the Apostle Peter’s admonition in 1 Peter 4:7:
The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.
As believers, our “end” on this earth is culminated by the rapture, when Jesus comes to “snatch us away.” Until that time, we are to be of sound judgment (recognizing the season in which we live) and sober spirit (ready for His return). Our purpose is prayer! Let’s do it, dear friends!