October 15, 2023
Why Israel Matters
Key Texts: Ezekiel 36:8-11; 22-24; 36; Psalm 122:6-9 (ESV)
Many in today’s world, and even today’s Christian world, do not truly understand why we, as believers are called to support and pray for Israel. There are several reasons for this…
1. We have not done a good job of teaching about Israel in the church
2. The error of Replacement Theology that falsely teaches that the church has replaced Israel
3. The rising tide of Anti-Israel Sentiment and Rhetoric that is being spewed within our own nation.
So why does Israel Matter? Let’s look at 4 simple truths that tell us why
God Chose Israel
God Loves Israel
God Made a Covenant with Israel
God Is Using Israel to Accomplish His Plans
What can we do to pray for and support Israel now?
Pray for God’s will to be done and that through the events that He has already revealed will take place, that many would come to a knowledge of His love and salvation through Jesus Christ (Our Jewish brothers and sisters as well as the Palestinian and other Arab peoples.
Pray for the Peace and protection of Israel (Note this also means praying for their peace with God).
Pray for those who have suffered great persecution and loss. That they might find peace and comfort in God and in His Son, Jesus Christ the Messiah.
Pray for Christians in Israel and those in the surrounding nations to find safety and provision and to endure as witnesses for Christ in the midst of great hardship. (pray for frontline workers who seek to bring aid to those in need).
Pray for repentance and salvation for those in Israel, Gaza, The West Bank and the surrounding nations, and even those who are their greatest enemies.
Pray for a new spirit of love and support for Israel.
Pray that eyes would be open, especially in the church to the lies of the enemy that seek to turn our hearts against Israel.
- Pastor David Filener
- 1 Kings
- 2 Kings
- End Times
- Last Days