Do Evangelicals Play a Key Role in Middle East Peace?

I am amazed at the doors open for evangelical Christians in the Middle East, and I am especially grateful for men like Joel Rosenberg who God has placed for such a time as this.  As noted before, Rosenberg has led Christian delegations into the chambers of the most high ranking leaders in the Middle East, where their discussions have centered on many things including encouraging positive relationships with Israel.

Indeed, the Lord has placed faithful Christian leaders in positions of influence.  Check out Joel Rosenberg’s latest report on their visit with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS).  It is fascinating, and a news video reporting the trip is also found in the link below.  Enjoy!

Israel’s Channel 10 News Broadcasts Story of Evangelical Meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince

We truly do live in incredible times, and God is using His people who commit to Him.  Let’s be available vessels for His use!

Iran Sanctions…and Christians Visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

On a day filled with news about the latest phase of sanctions reimposed on Iran, the more encouraging news is out of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia.

Indeed, on August 7, President Trump signed an Executive Order, vowing to reimpose sanctions on Iran.  (State Department report, including the actual Executive Order can be found here.)  The first phase occurred at that point, with the second round hitting Iran with economic force today.

Around the same time Trump was signing that document, a group of Evangelical Christians were making plans to visit the UAE, to discuss issues critical to peace in the region, freedom of worship for Christians, and understanding the needs of Sunni Arab citizens in the region.

The group of about a dozen evangelicals, led by Joel Rosenberg, made history last week when the Crown Princes of both the UAE and Saudi Arabia welcomed the entourage to their respective palaces.  From all accounts the visits accomplished everything hoped for…and more!

Perhaps most amazing was both nations were willing to “go public” with the events, even amidst the extreme displeasure of the Iranian regime, who severely criticized and rebuked the leadership of both nations.  (Read Joel Rosenberg’s report, along with links to international reports, here.)

Friends, there is a new thing happening in the Middle East.  A new day has dawned, and though I would not say Arab countries are yet our greatest ally, the stage continues to be set for a major confrontation known as the War of Gog and Magog.  Bible students, study carefully and you will find that Israel will not be attacked by the likes of Egypt, Saudi Arabia or any other Gulf Coast state, but rather by a coalition led by Russia and joined by Iran, Turkey, Sudan and Libya.

Indeed, the pieces on the chessboard are taking their rightful place and the Chess Master…our Lord Jesus Christ…is about to checkmate Israel’s enemies!  Though God certainly doesn’t need media outlets to prove His Word is true, He is using even Arab media to confirm what He said through the prophets long ago!

Pray for our Christian leaders to lead us in righteousness, and pray for the eyes of Arab leaders to be open to the Gospel of Jesus Christ!  After all, it is not about who’s side you take in earthly matters, but in who’s side you take in heavenly matters.  Our Captain of Heavens Armies calls us to His side!

PS: If you are a US citizen, please vote tomorrow!  We are in a battle to protect religious freedom and other Biblical values.  Let’s all follow our Captain in that regard as well!

Joel Rosenberg, Anne Graham Lotz and Others Continue to Call for Prayer in the Middle East

 

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A few weeks ago, Joel Rosenberg and The Joshua Fund hosted an Epicenter Prayer Summit in Jerusalem, where over 800 believers gathered with Rosenberg, Anne Graham Lotz, Ronnie Floyd and other well-respected and influential Christian leaders to pray for Israel and her neighbors.

The Summit was actually recorded and you will find video of those sessions by clicking the image above.  I haven’t watched all the sessions, but have caught many of them and they are well worth watching.

More importantly, though, I hope you will heed their call for prayer.  I believe it is the prayers of the saints, choosing to walk side-by-side with God where He is working, that has opened a short window of opportunity for us as Christians to rise up in this land.  Believers, let’s make the most of the time we are given by being about our Father’s business!  It is time to fight battles on our knees.  Why not start with God’s command to pray for Israel?

You Don’t Hear About it, but Israelis are Coming to Know the Messiah!

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Earlier this month, Joel Rosenberg hosted the Epicenter Prayer Summit in Jerusalem.  Participants of that prayer summit heard teachings from various Christian leaders, as well as testimonies from Jewish and Arab believers.

One of those testimonies was of Anastasia Okhrimenko, a Russian Jew whose family had immigrated to Israel.  She shared her story of growing up in the West Bank and coming to know Messiah.  Now, Anastasia serves on staff at One for Israel, a Jewish organization boldly proclaiming Yeshua as Messiah!

The founder of One for Israel, Erez Soref, also shares his testimony of coming to Messiah, then founding the ministry.  It is an intriguing story, and one of great encouragement that the Lord Jesus…Yeshua…is definitely alive and working in the midst of the Jewish people.

Those in Israel tell me that talk of the Messiah is increasing by leaps and bounds in Israel.  I believe God has called those such as Erez Soref and the One for Israel staff to bring the Good News to Jews and Arabs alike, for such a time as this!

Take a few minutes to hear those faith-building testimonies here.

Shabbat shalom!