I will lift up my eyes to the hills-Psalm 121
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.
Thank You that You are the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
Your mercies are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:23)
Your name is a strong tower. (Proverbs 18:10)
Thank You that we can dwell in peace and security because You neither slumber nor sleep. (Psalm 121:4-5)
You are our shepherd (Psalm 23:1)
Thank You that there is
peace within your walls and security within your towersfor Jerusalem (Psalm 122:7)
We sang, "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning. Great is Thy faithfulness O Lord. Great is Thy faithfulness!"
Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu
In an article in "The Atlantic" this week, a senior member of the Obama administration in the USA is quoted calling Netanyahu a coward. This publication is widely accepted as an unofficial mouthpiece for the White House. In the light of this week's Torah reading which includes
I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who…
But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head.Psalm 3:3
At Intercessors for Israel's 2013 International Prayer Conference in Jerusalem, I shared a message called "The Judgments of God" - with an emphasis on His judgments on nations today. God has used Israel in the Old Testament as an example of how He deals with national sin, especially when a nation based upon His laws rebels against Him. However, the Bible plainly states that Israel's miraculous end time restoration brings into play another factor: in the last days God judges nations according to their leaders' attitudes and actions regarding His promise to restore Israel. God has staked His reputation, His Name, on this. His whole redemptive plan now focuses on Israel being in the land that He promised to them.Read more...