Let not your heart be troubled!
Shalom-peace to you beloved, those chosen of G-d! “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27.
As we look at the Middle East today, we see conflict escalating again. Deaths on all sides. (Is there ever a time when there is no conflict? No, only when King Yeshua returns to rule from Jerusalem!). Everyone is suffering loss of life. It is tragic. It is the most severe outbreak of violence since 2014, and there appears to be no end in sight. The nations around Israel, and all the nations of the world are drawn into their own net of destruction as they move against The Lord’s will and His nation. Matthew 24. The disciples came to Yeshua privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Yeshua answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they will mislead many people. 6 And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pains. And at that time many will fall away, and they will betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will rise up and mislead many people. 12 And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will become cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end is the one who will be saved. 14...
32 “Now learn the parable from the fig tree: as soon as its branch has become tender and sprouts its leaves, you know that summer is near; 33 so you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. Israel, the fig tree, is blossoming!
Are you troubled, fearful, you are not alone!
Here are THREE THINGS to keep in your mind-and in your heart as you see the world continuing to shake around us. Not to worry us even more, but to prepare us the Word states we will see more shaking in the future. Hebrews 12:27
#1. Pray. Stay in contact with the source of all life, truth and faith. Abide in Me. John 15:4.
#2. Read . Stay in His Word. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Romans 10:17.
#3. Be connected. Stay in regular fellowship. The thief comes to steal and kill those sheep that wonder off from the fold-and walk by themselves-or with other sheep-also wondering away from the main fold of fellowship. Hebrews 10:25.
Encourage and fortify yourself in these things!!! Paul said be absorbed in them. 1 Timothy 4:15-16.
From Genesis to Revelations, and all the books in between the same unfailing truth is proclaimed. The Lord is in control. The nations are dust in His hands. He will be glorified through them. For the kingdom is the Lord’s. And He rules over the nations. Ps 22:28 Israel is the apple of His Eye. Zechariah 2:8. No weapon formed again us, Israel, or God will prosper Isaiah 54:17.
Zechariah 12:2 “Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes staggering to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah. 3 It will come about on that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will injure themselves severely. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it. Luke 21:28. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads, for your redemption draws near. John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have tribulation. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
What shall we do? Intercede for Israel and the nations. Psalm 122 says pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. 7 May peace be within your walls, And prosperity within your palaces.” 8 For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will now say, “May peace be within you.” 9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.
The information below is taken from their website, Intercessors for Israel (IFI). IFI is an organization in Israel comprised of Jewish and Gentile believers that seeks to raise up a prayer army in and throughout the world---for Israel. To intercede before God on behalf of the people and land of Israel. Doing spiritual battle to prepare the way for the return of the Lord Yeshua, The Captain of The Lord of Host.
The ongoing battle today requires assistance from the body of Messiah. We must lead the way so that the whole house of Israel will possess its full spiritual and physical inheritance. It is a battle for the whole body of Messiah, fitly joined together, under the direction of the Lord Yeshua.
Their links offer insight from within the Land.
IFI homepage About - Intercessors for Israel (ifi.org.il)
IFI Weekly prayer points Prayer Points - Intercessors for Israel (ifi.org.il)
The evil one knows that the Lord is not returning first to the Himalayas or Moscow or New York, etc., but to Jerusalem. The King of the Jews is returning to the capital of His Jewish State. We need to be a praying people: disciplined, strong, and wise, knowing how to use the weapons of our warfare and to hear and obey the voice of Yeshua our Lord.
In His Great and Unequaled Name,
Rabbi Elliott Katz