“They offer only superficial help for the hurt my dear people have suffered. They say, ‘Everything will be all right!’ But everything is not all right.”
In my devotion time this morning, the Lord burdened my heart with the plight of the Israelites and Christians in the Middle East. While this is not a political blog, I write from my time with the Lord and this morning it coincided with current events. Jeremiah cried out to His people – this morning I cry out for God’s people.
Right now Christians are being beheaded all over the Middle East for not denying their Lord and Israelites killed for defending themselves and the inheritance God gave to them. Somehow in the religion of tolerance, every religion or sin is to be tolerated or praised, except Christians and Jews. We must not be apathetic in praying for Israel and Christians in the Middle East. We must not think it does not affect us and not care. We must not ascribe to political assumptions and neglect the obvious moral implications present in permitting such atrocities to continue. Their lives depend on it.
I was overjoyed this morning to hear that the pregnant Sudanese Christian who was imprisoned for supposedly converting to Christianity from Islam made it here to the United States. I posted about her condition and prayed for her. It seemed impossible, but she is free – praise God! But we must do more. Being silent while evil threatens to extinguish all Christians and Jews in the Middle East does not safeguard us, but instead ensures the spread of evil one day to our doors.
God promises blessing to those who pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May we not fall short of crying out to God on their behalf and on the behalf of our Christian brothers and sisters who perish for not denying Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Let’s rise together and stand for those who need us to bridge the gap for them and see what God does. Even recently, Hamas terrorists were complaining about God changing the direction of rockets in mid-air. Let’s storm the gates of Heaven for God to show Himself strong as Israel’s Defender. Let’s ask God to defeat the ones who are killing His innocent children. Let us not offer superficial help, as Jeremiah says.
Oh God, we cry out for your people in the Middle East. Show Yourself as their Defender and defeat their enemies! Comfort those who suffer and deliver Your children. Forgive our trespasses and help us to always be fervent, never ceasing in prayer. To You be all the glory!
Genesis 12:3 “And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all nations of the earth be blessed.”
Psalm 122:6 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee.”