A Historic Moment in History, Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the Congress of the
“Today the Jewish people face another attempt by yet another Persian potentate to destroy us. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei spews the oldest hatred, the oldest hatred of anti-Semitism with the newest technology. He tweets that Israel must be annihilated — he tweets. You know, in Iran, there isn’t exactly free Internet. But he tweets in English that Israel must be destroyed.”
What will it take for America to WAKE UP? For the church to WAKE UP?
Speaking about the End of the Age, Jesus Christ said, “At midnight a cry was heard.” (Matthew 25) A cry was heard in the great halls of Congress and around the world.
A “wake up” call.
“In this deadly game of thrones, there’s no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don’t share the Islamist medieval creed, no rights for women, no freedom for anyone. So when it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy is your enemy.”
While this historic speech and wake-up call was spoken in Congress some of our leaders boycotted the speech and our President said, “I did not listen to the speech . . .” While our nation negotiates with Iran many of our leaders and our President snubbed our main allay from the Middle East, Israel’s Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu.
Whatever the attitude of our leaders or our nation is toward Israel, the Church of Jesus Christ needs to wake-up and stand with and support Israel during this threatening time.
Psalms 122:6 says, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” God made a covenant with Abraham and said, “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you.” (Genesis 12:3)
The Prime Minister made if very clear that the goal of Iran and the Islamist is world domination. In the book, Jesus, Jihad and Peace, Michael Youssef writes, “Ever since Islam began, its goal has been the founding of a world empire.” He goes on to write, “An extreme sect of Islam has declared war on Western civilization, on the United States of America, and on Christians and Jews. While the War on Terror is not a religious war— that is, it’s not a war of one religion versus another— it’s clear that militant, extremist Islam has declared war on us. To pretend otherwise is to be in denial.”
What can we do?
“And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” (Romans 13:11, 12, NKJV)
We can do what Daniel did when he recognized the time for the fulfillment of Israel’s exile into Babylon – He Prayed. At the end of three weeks of fasting and prayer an angel appeared to him and said that the answer to his prayers were sent the first day but the “the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me.” (Daniel 10:13) This story teaches us about the Spiritual Warfare that goes on over nations.
Paul said, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
We can do Warfare in Prayer.
If the church will head this wake-up call and join together in prayer, we can make a difference.
Pray for Peace in Jerusalem.
Pray for Muslims to be saved.
Pray for the Persecuted Christians.
Pray for the End Time Outpouring of God’s Spirit.
The End Time Promise.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.” (Acts 2:17)
“My friends, may Israel and America always stand together, strong and resolute. May we neither fear nor dread the challenges ahead. May we face the future with confidence, strength and hope.” Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu
Mr. Prime Minister we stand with you and with Israel.
Senior Leader of Praise Chapel International
Larry hosts the, “Azusa Street Prayer Service” the first Sunday of each month in Downtown Los Angeles. www.azusastreeprayer.com.
If you missed his speech you can watch it here.
Youssef, Michael (2015-02-17). Jesus, Jihad and Peace: What Bible Prophecy Says About World Events Today (p. 36).