Don’t. Forget Israel – Dr. Himie Pickett
Whatever you do…don’t forget Israel. When we pray, we are to pray for Israel: Psalms 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Israel): they shall prosper that love thee.
We love Israel because YHWH loves Israel. Israel is likened as YHWH’s wife: Jeremiah 3:14 “Return, faithless people,” declares Adonai, “for I am your husband. I will choose you—one from a town and two from a clan—and bring you to Zion. 15 Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.
Although, Israel currently is in a state of rebellion and unbeief, YHWH still claims Israel as His love: Hosea 14:4 – I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
There is no other nation that YHW claims to love. There is no other nation that had the favorable promises of YHWH as Israel. YHWH’s love for Israel is expressed by the prophet Zechariah: Zechariah 2:8 – For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations and said to you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
Israel is the apple of YHWH’s eye. YHWH never said He loved Palestine, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, or the United States of America. He loves Israel. YHWH doesn’t have a relationship with any country other than Israel. YHWH does not call any nation other than Israel to repentance. (He does have a favorable relationship with the individual members of the Church in every country and calls the Church to repent).
As terrorism increases, anti-Semitism will also increase. While the Church remains in the earth, she is to pray for the peace and protection of Israel.
Dr. Himie Pickett