Jewish holy sites claimed for Islam by foes

Jewish holy sites

The Jerusalem Temple Mount (photo by Andrew Shiva)

PRAYER ALERT for Jewish holy sites by Intercessors Prayer Ministry International. As we prepare for our next scheduled Monthly Global Prayer Teleconference on Thursday November 5 and Friday, November 6, I [IPMI President Newton Gabiddon] felt led to share the following article on the evolving crisis in Israel.

The article begins thus: “Operating on a parallel track to the wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians and security personnel, a physical and diplomatic war against Jewish holy sites is also underway.

On Wednesday, a Palestinian resolution was passed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in a vote of 26-6 with 25 abstentions, to list two revered Jewish holy sites—the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and the tomb of the matriarch Rachel in Bethlehem—as Muslim holy sites. Jewish holy sites are also under siege physically, including the recent firebombing of Joseph’s Tomb…”

As you read the article, no doubt you will support the view that the current crisis facing the state of Israel over Jewish holy sites is not just a political crisis in need of a political solution.  This is intense spiritual warfare being waged by principalities and powers in high places against the fulfillment of the purposes of God for the state of Israel!  No wonder why a few thousands years ago the Lord declared through the Prophet Isaiah, these words: 

“For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn her salvation like a blazing torch.

The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name  that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.
You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand,  a royal diadem in the hand of your God. No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate.
But you will be called Hephzibah,[
a] and your land Beulah[b]; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married. As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest,
and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.

In response to the struggle over Jewish holy sites, let us pray for the fulfillment of God’s purpose for the people of Israel and also for the Palestinians to find true peace through Christ, the Prince of Peace.

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