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I'm glad God is not up for elections, I am glad God's Word is sure. I am glad God is sovereign; He does whatsoever pleases Him.
Psa. 115:3 But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. And yet again, Psa. 135:6 Whatever the LORD pleases He does, In heaven and in earth, In the seas and in all deep places.
Far from making me lax in seeking His Face and praying, these truths much encourage me to seek Him more fervently and with greater earnestness. The times we are living in seem to be times of great change, confusion, moral decay, political craziness, days of increasing darkness, and saddest of all, times in which hearts of many in the Body, are growing cold. This is why God's attributes, as they appear in the Word of God, God's works and acts, are so wonderfully hope-building. No matter what happens, I know He will not be late, He will come, and He will fulfill every one of the least Words He has ever spoken.
Don't you love Him?
Israel's elections and government forming
Prov. 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people
The LORD loves justice…Psa. 37:28
"The prosperity and the power of a nation depend on its righteousness. The verb "exalt" (rûm) means that the people's condition in that nation is elevated. Widespread sin, however, is a disgrace." (Expositor's Bible Commentary)
"God deals with nations as with individuals: any measure of rejection of light is followed by a judicial withdrawal of the measure of light given." (Wileman, William. John Calvin. GLH Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Instead of trying to analyze the current status of Israeli politics (others can do this far better than me.) I will just express my opinion as to what I think Israel needs.
The best for Israel, I think, will be a unity government led by Gantz, but that includes the Likud, whether with Bibi (unless he is indicted),or not. This kind of government will hopefully address some long-standing issues, such as social injustice, it will push back religious coercion, clean up some of the corruption in government and at the same time, bring the best leadership to bear upon our pressing security needs. There are four former chief-of-staff generals in Gantz's party (including him.)
Prov. 20:18 Plans are established by counsel; By wise counsel wage war.
Prov. 24:6 For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, And in a multitude of counselors, there is safety.
Israel's security needs
With Trump pulling the US forces out of Syria, Israel is left facing the only engaged superpower - Russia, alone. Bear in mind that Russia is close to Iran and Syria. Do you see the danger for Israel?
Some think that the US, as it disengages into isolation and insulation from the world, will eventually abandon Israel when it comes to the substantial financial and military aid it is giving.
Here is one article that deals with some of the issues following the US' withdrawing from Syria. https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-us-withdraws-jerusalem-spooked-by-moscows-growing-control-over-middle-east/
We are living in very challenging and dangerous times, and that is why we must, more than ever, get a hold of God (Isaiah 64:7) by standing before Him and calling on His name to fulfill His promises. All of God's promises are actually an expression of His Will and His Plan and intention. They have been spoken, and are written so that we might know what and how to pray! (See Ezekiel 36:37)
Praying for Israel from Micah
I was drawn to the following verses as a prayer for my people. These verses touch on every need we have. The need for leadership, the need for redemption, both spiritual, and physical from our enemies. Our need for salvation — which will come as a great mercy, and our need for Him! O' how we crave His Presence! His very Presence in our midst!
Mic. 7:14 Shepherd Your people with Your staff, The flock of Your heritage, Who dwell solitarily in a woodland, In the midst of Carmel; Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, As in days of old.
Mic. 7:15 "As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt, I will show them wonders."
Mic. 7:16 The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might; They shall put their hand over their mouth; Their ears shall be deaf.
Mic. 7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent; They shall crawl from their holes like snakes of the earth. They shall be afraid of the LORD our God And shall fear because of You.
Mic. 7:18 Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in mercy.
Mic. 7:19 He will again have compassion on us And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea.
Mic. 7:20 You will give truth to Jacob And mercy to Abraham, Which You have sworn to our fathers From days of old.
With Micah, we can stand before the Lord: Mic. 7:7 Therefore, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me.
May we all be given the grace to seek His face in this way.
Thank you for standing with us. God bless you!
Blessings from Jerusalem,