Please continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6) and the State of Israel as another war seems to be imminent with Palestinian terrorists. Since last week more than 120 lethal rockets have been fired from HAMAS terrorists in Gaza into southern Israel, indiscriminately targeting innocent Israeli citizens who generally have less than a minute to find the nearest bomb shelter (Click here to see video).
Israel has a right to protect itself.
Although we must pray for Israel’s leaders to use caution and strategic restraint in retaliating against these attacks on its citizens, any self-respecting nation would be justified with the use of force. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has previously warned these terrorists that Israel will not give any immunity for those firing upon Israel.
”We will not allow anyone to arm themselves and fire rockets on us, and think they can do this with impunity,” Netanyahu remarked. “They are not going to get away with it. This is our policy.”
In a recent article, The Australian newspaper has come to the defense of Israel, asserting that Israel cannot reasonably be expected to do anything other than protect its citizens against the daily aggression launched from Gaza terrorists under HAMAS control:
”HAMAS has only itself to blame for the latest Israeli military strikes in Gaza and the sooner the international community accepts this – rather than indulging in another round of knee-jerk condemnation of the Jewish state as an aggressor – the sooner an element of reality will return to Middle East peace efforts.”
However, an escalation of this conflict is likely to continue for the present time. We encourage all believers in Jesus Christ [Messiah] to pray for peace to resume in Israel, as well as the salvation and safety of the Jewish people.
– Pastor Luis Yosefus
REAL JESUS MINISTRIES
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“The LORD [Yahovah] is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh,when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. “ – Psalm 27:1-3
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From Yael Eckstein: “Over 75,000 Israeli reserve soldiers have been called up for duty. I have a friend with a newborn son that kissed her husband goodbye yesterday. Fathers are missing their children’s birth, birthdays, and weddings. Mothers are alone with the kids, trying to explain why daddy’s gone. In response to all of the hardship, war, fear, and sadness, we have nowhere to run. For us – the Jewish people – Israel is home, and it is the only home we have.”
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From Adam Gouroutidis: “My beloved Israel, firstborn of my God, look up, you are not alone. Am Yisrael chai! Give glory to your God and He will glorify you again. Your enemies will be humbled again before you and your God, the sons of Hagar will know that you are God’s people and there is no other God than the God of Israel. Rejoice, rejoice in your God my beloved people and know that He alone is God! Amen!”