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.
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!
Will the Aussies down under be the next to move their embassy to Jerusalem? If talks between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia are any indication, the Australian flag might be waving over their embassy in Jerusalem soon.
In addition, it appears the Australian PM will also officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
As imagined, the announcement met with great opposition from Arab countries. It was also a risky announcement, as Australia is currently in trade negotiations with Indonesia, a staunch supporter of the Palestinians. Leaders from 13 other Arab nations plan to write a letter to Morrison “expressing their concern.”
Pray for the Australian Prime Minister and his administration as they make important, yet difficult, decisions. Pray, as we do for our own country, that Australia will boldly stand with Israel. Every decision on the world stage is critical, but those who choose to bless Israel will be blessed. May Australia truly seek the blessing of the Lord!
Hi friends! Today Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed to the US Supreme Court. However, let’s look at this from a perspective other than purely political. Our country is not simply divided, it is being absolutely ripped down the center. With mid-term elections coming up in November, I’m not expecting it to get better.
Here is a 55-second, unique perspective from one of Amir Tsarfati’s recent messages.
Dear friends, we are living in the last hour and the Bible tells us Israel will ultimately stand alone. That means America will cease to be there for our greatest ally. No amount of prayer will keep the Word of God from coming true.
However, at times in Scripture we read about prayers of the faithful moving God to postpone wrath. Believers, now is the time to pray! Our country is divided and about to implode from the inside out. Your prayers matter!
Meanwhile, for every moment God gives us, let’s be about our Father’s business until the day He sends His Son, Jesus, to redeem us from this world. May the Lord grant grace and mercy upon America until that day.