As we wrap up the third week of our month-long prayer initiative for Israel, those who have followed and prayed so faithfully are to be commended! Sadly, most prayer initiatives dwindle and fade away quickly after a few days, and we’ve seen that here as well. But now, the Lord has winnowed the faithful to a few valiant prayer warriors committed to finish the task! Stick with us. The Lord rewards faithfulness.
Today, we look at another demographic within Israel’s boundaries: the Bedouins. These are nomadic tribes, mostly of Arab descent, living throughout Israel and the region, committed to live as their forefathers did…raising sheep in some of the most barren land of Israel. Nonetheless, they too are made in God’s image and He loves them.
Similarly, others in Gaza, and neighboring countries are equally difficult to reach. But God is making a way.
It is an interesting scenario, and a specialized group worthy of our “specialized” prayer for them today!
24 In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria—a blessing in the midst of the land, 25 whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.~Isaiah 19:24-25
Israel’s Bedouin communities have been extremely difficult to reach. In Gaza, ultra-Islamic towns have declared death sentences for anyone who would dare to question Muhammad or the ways of Islam. Yet today, the Gospel is spreading online through Facebook and YouTube like wildfire in Bedouin encampments, on the streets of Gaza and Palestinian villages. One for Israel’s Arabic outreach videos and testimonies are reaching the unreachable – not only Palestinians, but many throughout Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, and beyond!
Pray for these areas, that many would come to faith and be transformed by the Gospel of peace.