Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Missional Church Network

Blame Israel?

Hezbollah, formed in 1982, has been targeting Israel with terror attacks. Just recently they killed two Israeli soldiers and took others hostage. It is a terrorist organization that has been somehow able to participate in Lebanon's government. Iran and Syria are supporting their activities and they have been supplied thousands of missiles by Iran. At least 300 Americans alone have lost their lives due Hezbollah’s activities.

Israel is under attack by Hezbollah, and is defending herself. She has that fundamental right and responsibility. Think of it, even now, there are holocaust survivors who are in bomb shelters!

Still, many in the media spotlight have found it fashionable to blame Israel. Israel withdrew from Gaza to create the circumstance of peace. Israel withdrew from south Lebanon to create the circumstance of peace. They now have a thousand missiles fired from Gaza, and hundreds fired from south Lebanon. Blame Israel?

The scriptures tell us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and that those who love Israel shall prosper (Psalm 122:6). Petition the Lord for peace. Pray for divine resolution of ancient hatreds as you pray for Israel and her protection. Further, it is impossible to imagine the burden President Bush and Israeli leaders are carrying right now. They need to be prayed for daily. Let us pray that they will seek the Lord’s wisdom and counsel in all their actions on behalf of their country and in their personal and private lives as well. Stop and pray right now while you read this. Pray that our President and the leaders of Israel will not rely solely upon the strength of a nation's weapons and intelligence, but first to turn to the Lord, the source of all wisdom and strength. God, bless our Commander in Chief and God bless Israel.


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