PRAYER ALERT on Holy Land division. At Christmas time—or Hanukah if you prefer—Israel may get a most unwanted gift. Jimmy Carter wrote in a New York Times editorial that President Barack Obama should push for a Holy Land division before he leaves office. Carter has advocated a Palestinian state ever since he negotiated peace between Israel and Egypt in 1979. With the election of pro-Israel Donald Trump, Carter now sees that dream fading away. Carter is now calling on Obama to recognize the state of Palestine. That would force a Holy Land division between Israel and a state which has vowed to destroy Israel.
Trump could easily revoke that recognition. But Carter also called on Obama to do something that Trump could not revoke. Carter urges Obama to back a UN resolution to bind Israel within its pre-1967 borders. That would give the Palestinians enough land to turn what’s left of Israel into killing fields.
Such a resolution is already in the works. Only US Security Council veto power stands in the way of this Holy Land division. Obama has shown more antagonism toward Israel than any other US President, even Carter himself when he was in office.
We must pray that Obama will not take that last deadly parting shot. It would prove deadly for the US even more than for Israel. God Himself says, “I will enter into judgment against them concerning My inheritance, My people Israel. For they scattered My people among the nations and divided up My land” (Joel 3:2).
PRAY WITH US. Father, You are the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. You told them, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse, and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” We thank You for blessing the nations through Israel, and through Your Jewish Son. His gospel came to the Jews first, and then to the Gentiles. We honor Your chosen nation. We honor Your Holy Land. We come against every effort to make a Holy Land division between Israel and her enemies. Though they continually surround her with death threats, frustrate all their efforts.
Preserve Your blessings on the US and every nation that stands for Israel. Confirm and empower Trump’s plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. For “it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come…So the name of the Lord will be declared in Zion and His praise in Jerusalem when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble to worship the Lord” (Ps. 102:13,21,22). Preserve Israel for Jesus’ return. Let Your remnant there multiply into a great multitude who will welcome Him. Let the fullness of the Gentiles turn to Him instead of to Allah until that Second Coming. Keep Your land intact for Him, so that from there He may rule to the ends of the earth. In Jesus’ name, amen.
DailyInsight. The more freedom we give to Islamic terrorists, the more freedom they take away from us (See Psalm 10).
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