By David Silver… Week by week, if not day by day, international pressure and hatred grows stronger against the nation, the people and the government of Israel. I believe what Israel really needs at this time is a Messianic Prime Minister.
However I am not volunteering for the job. I do not relish the thought of being the person with the responsibility of leading the nation of God, particularly at this point of time – it is as close to “mission impossible” as you can get! This tiny country, locked in by the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and a sea of 280 million Islamic enemies on the east, is in great turmoil, as it has been ever since God called Abraham into a covenant relationship.
The current prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu or Bibi as he is called here in Israel, is a very strong man. He comes from a strong background. His brother Yonatan led the IDF rescue mission that freed the 100 plus Jewish hostages after hi-jacked Air France flight landed at Uganda’s Entebbe airport in 1976. Yonatan was the only one of the rescue team members to be killed during the mission – he gave his life to see the hostages released. Bibi’s name has an incredibly prophetic meaning. Benjamin (son of the right hand) and Netanyahu (a gift from God), and thus we believe he is God’s man to lead Israel at this extremely strategic time.
The fact that God has destined Bibi to be the leader of the nation that He is preparing to establish His Kingdom in, does not mean it will be easy. In fact the opposite is true. When God calls someone to do something, the Devil usually gets involved also. That is true for Israel and it is true in most of our lives – when God calls us, the Devil comes against us in every way he can, in the hope of aborting our destiny and our calling.
Not only does PM Netanyahu have the Israeli left wing and right wing camps pressuring him to carry out their demands, he has the president of the USA and his State Department puppets, applying enormous pressure to manipulate him into carrying out their demands for a ‘ Two State Solution ‘ in the false hope of seeing peace established between the Arabs and the Jews in the Middle East. Then there is the UN, the EU & Russia who also bring pressure on the Israeli leaders.
The reality is that Bibi, whether he realises it or not, is caught up in the very centre of the spiritual battle that broke out in Heaven millennia ago, (Rev. 12:7) over the establishment of the Kingdom of God on the earth. It has caused millions of violent deaths because of the bitterness and hatred between the sons of Jacob and the sons of Ishmael for 3500 years. It has caused tensions and wars between the sons of Greece and the sons of Zion for 2500 years. (Zech 9:13) and as this age old conflict that broke out in Heaven rapidly approaches its climax, it is engulfing almost the entire world.
However, because it is impossible for PM Netanyahu, it is not impossible for God. In fact nothing is impossible for God!!!
God’s plans and purposes will prevail and Yeshua will soon return to planet Earth to re-establish the Kingdom of YHVH and He will reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords from the Throne of David which will sit exactly where the Ark of the Covenant sat in the Temple on the summit of Mt Moriah in the very heart of Jerusalem, the undivided capital city of the nation of Israel, which will extend from the Nile to the Euphrates.
The Islamic world may not like it. Mr. Obama, the UN and the EU may not like it; your political leaders and even your church leaders may not like it, but God likes it. And if God likes it, then we must like it too. He has called us to be His co-laborers (1 Cor. 3:9) and His ambassadors (2 Cor. 5:20) and He is calling us to hasten the day that Yeshiva returns
(2 Peter 3:12), so we need to get on with the task we have been given. Let us stand with Israel. Let us stand up for Israel.
Let us pray and intercede for Israel and the Jewish people. Let us support PM Netanyahu by lifting his arms (in prayer) as Aaron and Hurl did for Moses long ago, and victory will once again come for Israel. Let’s also pray that the Lord will anoint him to indeed be the son of His right hand, that He will
protect Bib, and that He will strengthen the PM’s backbone so that he can stand against the pressure that is coming against him.
The Lord bless you as you bless Israel by standing in defense of her right to exist on the land given to the Jewish people by the God of Israel. Lets pray that Israel will turn back to their God. Do not be silent, but share this with your fellow Christians, share it with your pastors, and with anyone you have a chance to speak to. Let’s also pray for that breakthrough to the Muslims, and please remember to pray for all of the soldiers in the IDF – as they are defending and fighting for the Kingdom of God.
(New Zealand-born David Silver and his wife Josie moved with their two sons to live and minister in Israel in 1992 – www.out-of-zion.com)