This Sunday 15 January 2017, Seventy nations will meet in Paris to try and enforce the establishment of a Palestinian State on Israeli land. Here is a brief summary and a call to action.
Israel is accused of occupying Palestinian land – but is this true?
The title deeds to the land are written in the Bible and were endorsed by the UN in 1948. These deeds are part of an everlasting covenant initiated by God with his chosen people and affirmed over and over again in the Word of God.
You can click on the following links to read in Gen 17:1-8 the first covenant declaration over the land initiated by God with Abraham. This was re-affirmed in Gen 35:9-13 and Exodus 23:31-33. The highest authority of the land rests with God, not the United Nations. It is written in Acts 17:24-28.
Those who do not accept the sovereignty of God and do not understand the permanency of his promises will bring great pain upon themselves and their nations. Please take the most serious attention to the following prophecy in Zech 12:1-3:
“A prophecy: The word of the Lord concerning Israel.
The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares: “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.”
In modern times the so called “Occupied Territories” were never “owned” by the Palestinians. In 1948 the West bank and East Jerusalem passed from a British mandate to Jordon. In 1967 Israel warned Jordon not to attack, but they did and Jordon lost these Territories to Israel in the Six Day War. As a result of the Yom Kippur war Jerusalem was re-unified according to its Biblical covenant.
Now, next weekend on the 15th January 2017 in the Jewish year 5777, seventy nations of the world will meet in Paris to try and take land from Israel again – including the Western Wall and the Garden of Gethsemane. There are some 800,000 Israelis who live in these territories and Israel is not going to give this land up.
Jewish Rabbis define 70 nations as the nations of the world. This comes from the 70 nations listed in Genesis 10. It is also significant that 70 nations were represented in Israel at the funeral of Shimon Peres on 30 September 2016.
Now cast the immediacy of this coming historical event in 2017 with the above prophecy from Zechariah 12.
Recently on the 8th January the Lord impressed upon me that this gathering of nations on Sunday 15 January would be a “RAPACIOUS” attack on Israel’s right to exist. I didn’t know the meaning of the word when it was given to me in the early hours of the morning – which is confirmation that it was from the Lord and not just out of my own head. Please look up the dictionary definition of the word for yourself to gain important insight into the significance of what is happening. While God will take care of Israel according to biblical prophecy, it is the responsibility of the Body of Christ to be awake, vibrantly aware and obedient to God at such a time as this.
Finally we note that in a 2015 poll conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Public Opinion, Arab residents in East Jerusalem would rather live as democratic citizens in Israel than in a Palestinian State under Fatah rules and terrorist organisations like Hamas.
- Friday 23 Dec (2016)
Click here for comment on UN resolution 2334
- Sunday 15 Jan - meeting of 70 nations in Paris
- Tuesday 17 Jan - UN Security Council Meeting
- Friday 20 Jan - Inauguration of President-elect Trump
- Trump will veto actions against Israel after his inauguration.
Call to Action
- Pray that this meeting of nations on Sunday will be subject to divine confusion and that the pathway against Israel will be blocked according to the will of God.
- Pray that New Zealand and the UK will rise up to their ANZAC call to defend Israel on 15 Jan and veto any action against Israel on 17 Jan – Please note that Britain, Australia and NZ were the liberating forces at Beersheba on 31 October 1917.
- Pray for the protection of the life of President Donald Trump and the gift of wisdom.
- Write to the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and your local member asking that our Embassy be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – as with with the United States move under President-elect Trump.
For those who are in, or can be in Melbourne this coming Sunday 15 January, you are invited to join the Global Prayer Watch for Israel from 15:00 to 21:00 Melbourne time.
Location: the Prayer Tower at: Arrow on Swanston, Level 10, 488 Swanston St, Melbourne – Phone: 0458 759-797.
In other locations you are invited to focus prayers for Israel, especially between 08:00 to 20:00 Paris time on Sunday 15 January.