In modern day history, Israel has never been more divided as a nation than right now. It is as alarming as it is threatening to Israel’s very existence.
Israel is facing many challenges on a global scale, enemies all around its borders, security threats within and out, and now it has been thrust into a chaotic political crisis that is spiraling out of control and is tearing Israeli society apart.
Regardless of sides, affiliations or political opinions, as believers, we are strongly focused on making sure we are on God’s side in all things, remembering our focus is on His plans and purposes, and not trying to make Him a part of ours.
Which is why watching the ongoing events unfold currently in Israel puts us on high alerts as believers. We need to pray as never before for unity, for wisdom for our government as they are making decisions that have the power to alter the course of history.
One of the possible legislations the current ultra right-wing government is considering is to completely ban and prohibit sharing the Gospel in Israel. (Click to see article on allisrael.com)
Regardless of the sentiments people might have towards certain subjects, we can all agree that freedom cannot be negotiated. It is our God given fundamental right. Freedom of faith, worship, speech. All of which stand to be trampled if such laws pass in a democratic state.
Israel heavily relies on dear friends from the nations that love this country, land and people. We cannot imagine a reality where there would be laws in place that would not only prohibit us from practicing our faith in Yeshua as fellow Israelis, but that our dear Christian friends from the nations wouldn’t feel welcome anymore in Israel.
With the current escalation, security threats, terrorist attacks and all ahead of Ramadan month that is always considered most volatile and combustible, with religious tensions rising and Israel’s enemies trying to take advantage of its inner conflicts and division — Israel needs your prayers as never before!
These are crucial times we’re living in, where history is written before our very eyes. Knowing God’s promises and plans for His people, we must stand firm as Watchmen on the Walls of Jerusalem and pray for the peace of this nation.
I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night.
Please pray with us for UNITY, as well as WISDOM for our current government in this decisive season.
Beit Hallel is a Messianic Jewish congregation in Ashdod, led by pastor Israel Pochtar, serving holocaust survivors and the poor and needy locally and throughout the nation of Israel, while building up the body of Messiah in the promised land of Israel.