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Pray for Israel

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Pray for the Jewish people all the time, but especially at the beginning of their New Year, and in their 10 days of repentance before celebrating the Day of Atonement, according to the Law of Moses.

May their hearts be humbled and minds turned to believe in Yeshua Hamashiach (Jesus Christ) in agreement and complete fulfillment of the prophetic words written through Zechariah and Hosea, that they may recognize God’s Son as the “once and for all” atoning sacrifice, and may look to Him by grace through faith and be saved, leading to the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel and the return of Christ to sit upon the throne of his earthly father David and establish His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.

The prophet Zechariah wrote, "I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of Grace and supplication for favor, so that they will look upon Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over him, like the bitter weeping over a firstborn."

While this may sound like a painful moment, the apostle Paul wrote about how incredible it will be when all of Israel is saved by the Messiah.  “For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?” – Romans 11:15.  What I find amazing how the above quote from Zechariah is how you can see and hear the spirit of Messiah speaking in the first person through the prophet.

Also from the prophet Hosea, "I will go away and return to My Place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my Face; in their affliction they will earnestly seek Me".  While contextually, this verse was the Lord speaking to His people about the captivity in a foregin land, but again prophetically, it was the Lord Messiah speaking in the first person to His people abiut Himself, who after he would suffer and rise from dead, he would return to His Father to await the time of his return to earth to save all Israel as the conquering King they expected. The two verses are related.

So, pray for their fulfillment! The people of Israel are God's especially chosen people and God will fulfill all of His promises to them and they will see His Glory return and the Kingdom established on earth, at the right time.  The Jewish people are close to the heart of Jesus in His love for his brethren.


 

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