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Pray that Today’s Paris “Peace” Conference Will Fail!

I am issuing an urgent call to pray for the failure of the anti-Israel “peace” conference in Paris today (1/15/2017)! No group of nations has any right to tell Israel, a sovereign nation, how to handle land that is legally theirs.

The goal of the conference is to finalize a plan to create a Palestinian state, dividing Jerusalem and changing the borders of Israel.  It may already be in progress as I post this.  Pray that the US will vote against this and not abstain or vote for it. If the US does abstain, it will be the same as voting to approve.

The following articles by Ron Cantor and Avner Boskey explain what is happening and the possible consequences better than I can.  Please take the time to read both articles as you pray.

Paris Conference takes Aim at Israel

I was thinking all day yesterday that I should write something about the Paris conference that takes place tomorrow. The goal of the conference is to see a Palestinian State created and for Israel to withdraw to our 1967 suicide borders, including relinquishing the Jewish Quarter of the Old City.

As I thought about what to write, I received an email from a dear friend in Beersheva, Israel, detailing the Paris Conference. Avner Boskey is highly regarded leader in the Messianic movement in Israel and has deep insights into the Middle East. He has graciously allowed us to repost his thoughts. Make sure to pray after you read.

Let me just add a few thoughts. The Bible says that when the nations seek to move Jerusalem, it will bring judgment upon them. We see this in Psalm 2 and in Zechariah 12:2-3, where it states:

I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.

And Joel prophesied that God’s anger would be poured out upon the nations because they  “divided up my land.” God says that Israel is His land and He gives it to whomever he pleases.

And all this is happening five days before the anti-Israel Obama administration leaves and the pro-Israel Trump administration comes in. I believe with all my heart that if Hillary Clinton had won the election it would have brought judgment on America, as she would have continued the Obama/Kerry attack on Israel. I believe that because of President-Elect Trump’s constant pro-Israel message, the Lord will hold back His hand, despite what the “kings of the earth” do in Paris tomorrow.

Some have said that Secretary of State Kerry will seek another U.N. vote in favor of a Palestinian state on the pre-1967 borders, just before Trump takes the oath. “He who watches over [Israel] will neither slumber nor sleep.” (Ps. 121:3) I am not concerned for the Promised Land, but the nations that oppose her.

Please take a few minutes and read Avner Boskey detailed analysis.  

Until next time…May the LORD bless and protect you…May He give you Shalom.” (Numbers 6:24-26)

Bill

Thoughts on Prayer

A Thought for Today, June 21, 2016

Are you too busy to pray?  Roman’s 12:12 (niv) tells us to “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Here are some thoughts on prayer from  “Until the Hills: A Daily Devotional” by Billy Graham:

In the morning, prayer is the key that opens to us the treasures of God’s mercies and blessings; in the evening, it is the key that shuts us up under His protection and safeguard.

“God’s way of answering the Christian’s prayer for more patience, experience, hope, and love is often to put him into the furnace of affliction.”—Richard Cecil (1748–1810)

“Our prayer and God’s mercy are like two buckets in a well; while the one ascends, the other descends.”—Mark Hopkins, American educator (1802–1887)

My longtime friend, that great humanitarian missionary and man of prayer Frank C. Laubuch, said, “Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation—and for me the most important is listening to God’s replies.”

“Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.”—William Cowper (1731–1800)

G. Campbell Morgan tells the following story:

A father and his young daughter were great friends and much in each other’s company. Then the father noted a change in his daughter. If he went for a walk, she excused herself from going. He grieved about it, but could not understand. When his birthday came, she presented him with a pair of exquisitely worked slippers, saying, “I have made them for you.”

Then he understood what had been the matter for the past three months, and he said, “My darling, I like these slippers very much, but next time buy the slippers and let me have you all the days. I would rather have my child than anything she can make for me.”
Some of us are so busy for the Lord that He cannot get much of us. To us He would say, “I know your works, your labor, your patience, but I miss the first love.” (Revelation 2:2–4)

Have a blessed day, as you lift your requests and praises of the moment up to your Heavenly Father.

How to Address Your Father on Father’s Day

How to Address Your Father on Father’s Day

… or any day, for that matter.  Because I’m writing this on Father’s Day, the title seemed appropriate, but I’m actually talking about our Heavenly Father, not our earthly father. In His model prayer in Matthew 6:9-13, Yeshua (Jesus) gave us a formula for addressing our Father at any time, not just in prayer.  The point being that, whenever we address God, we should first bless Him.  Yes, we can bless God.  It is something He wants us to do.

Many, if not most, Jewish prayers start with “Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu, melech ha’olam”, which translates as “Blessed are You LORD our God, King of the universe.”  Or as it says in Matthew 6:9 “..hallowed be Your Name…”, “may Your Name be honored”, “may Your Name be kept holy”, “may Your Name be treated as holy”, or however it is translated in your favorite Bible version.  Yeshua’s model prayer starts by blessing our Father God first, before petitioning Him.  He is the God of the universe, the only God, and He alone is worthy of our blessing and honor.  That indisputable fact should be honored and recognized before we bring our concerns to His attention.  I believe this applies even when we are praising Him.  I think it is completely appropriate to bless His name even before we say “I praise you for…”  or “Thank you Jesus for…”.

As children or young adults, we may have addressed  our earthly father by starting with something like “Hey Dad” to get his attention, just as Yeshua tells us to say “Our Father…”.  Then, we might have added something such as “…you’re the greatest” or “..I really love you” before making our request to borrow the car, or for money for our date or the latest record (er, I mean music download – I date myself here). This analogy may not be the best because our actual intent with our earthly father may be to soften him up, whereas our intent with Father God is to show honor and respect because He is the creator of the universe. (Hey, its Father’s Day, I can stretch things a little )

I think you get my point;  Your Father God wants you to bless Him, to honor Him, before anything else!

Have a great Father’s Day, whether you are a father, or are honoring a father.

 

Experience Jesus

Experience Jesus, the Promised Messiah

Indulgence says, “Drink your way out.”
Philosophy says, “Think your way out.”
Science says, “Invent your way out.”
Industry says, “Work your way out.”
Communism says, “Strike your way out.”
Militarism says, “Fight your way out.”
Christ says, “I AM THE WAY OUT!”
—Unknown

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13) — Will experience His love and forgiveness–the love and forgiveness of their Heavenly Father!

 

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