At this point in time with all of the uncertainty and seeming chaos in our own nations it is easy to forget to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the salvation of Israel. This is not something we can afford to forget as it directly effects our nations as well. Don’t let the silence of activity in the natural deceive you into thinking the enemy is not hard at work in the Promised Land and in Zion, the place YHWH has chosen as His holy habitation (Psalm 132:13). In fact, at this very moment Israel is at its most important juncture since its restoration 73 years ago. Israel is on the verge of some of its most important decisions that will immediately effect its future in a major way domestically, on the world stage, and especially in its Biblical destiny in these end times.
In recent talks with the United States, one of the main issues discussed has been about China and Israel’s strategic relations with it. It is clear that China is using every means necessary through coercion, outright theft, bribery, and throwing around its economic weight as leverage to accomplish its goals. Those goals are the reason to be worried. Let’s be clear about who China is run by and why those goals are contrary to everything we as believers stand for. China is clearly the most authoritative, invasive, and controlling government in the world. The hopes for its democratization died a long time ago, and its recent move to take full control over Hong Kong is the nail in the coffin. Through its vast infrastructure of facial recognition technology and artificial intelligence, China is now a dictators paradise. Dissent against the Communist party is now able to be destroyed in a moments notice without the ability to spread. If Hitler, Lenin, or Stalin had this technology they would still be in power today, and it should give the world at large pause to see the monster that is growing before our very eyes. The Body of Messiah in China has been and continues to be brutally persecuted, and any worship that is not state run is illegal. It is well documented the extreme measures the Chinese government has gone to eradicate true believers form society because they are a “risk” to the absolute power of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party). This persecution is still strictly enforced. Every religion is brutally suppressed, and as an example of the lengths the Chinese Communist party will go to, just look at the more than 1 million Chinese muslims who were sent to “re-education” camps in Northwest China because the artificial intelligence controlling the surveillance systems there said they showed irregular behavior. This is same place where all internet is controlled by the government allowing only websites that are OK’d by the Communist Party and who also censor all social media within China have completely destroyed the freedom of speech for 1.4 billion people as well as erased and re-configured history to the Communist parties liking. This is who we are talking about. This is who is taking great interest in Israel and is now set to build Israel’s roads, railway system and have control over Israel’s ports and other vital infrastructure. To be clear, we are not taking about the millions of Chinese believers who continue to weather constant persecution in China, who love, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the salvation of Israel and come to bless Israel. However we must not be naive to the fact that essentially the red carpet is being rolled out for the dragon to enter Israel, not just in the natural, but also in the spirit. This is a major prayer point as we pray for Israel, that the dragon would be stopped at the gates of the nation as we use the key of David (Isaiah 22:22) to shut all doors that imperils Israel and her destiny in these crucial times.
Judea and Samaria
The other huge point of prayer involves the annexation of Judea and Samaria. With the recent discussions with Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern nations, Israel has come very close to securing open diplomatic relations and normalization with traditional enemies of Israel. This is the good news. However, these diplomatic gains are under threat of completely collapsing if and when Benjamin Netanyahu and the Knesset vote for the annexation of Judea and Samaria. To be clear the annexation of Judea and Samaria is perfectly aligned with the restoration of Israel as it is part of the land that Adonai promised Abraham, Issac and Jacob. This puts Israel and believers who are praying for the restoration of Israel, both physically (Geographically), and spiritually for the salvation of the Jews between a rock and a hard place. On top of that, Israel has been having secret meetings with Saudi Arabia to have a role in the supervision of the Temple Mount to counter the recent infiltration of Turkey on both the Temple Mount and the so called “Palestinian Territories”. While both the annexation of Judea and Samaria, as well as the recent diplomatic gains with formerly hostile neighbors are good, what is the direction in which we should be praying? The answer is, no matter what we “think” is the right decision our first prayer should always be that Abba’s perfect will be done in Israel on earth as it is in heaven no matter how that plays out in the natural. As we go to the heavenly places, being citizens of heaven, we also see that Judea and Samaria are the heartland of Israel, where Abraham bough Shechem, the same place of Joseph’s tomb and Jacob’s well where Yeshua revealed Himself as Messiah to the Samaritan woman. Judea and Samaria and the Eastern gates of Israel through which the Gospel of Peace went forth in to the nations, and through which it is coming back. Pray for the Father’s wisdom for Benjamin Netanyahu and the leaders of Israel’s government to make the right decision according to the Great I Am as nothing less than the salvation of Israel is at stake.
Do not let COVID-19 be a smokescreen that keeps you blind from the blatant and obvious agenda of the dragon through China in Israel. It is no coincidence that China is making extremely aggressive and precise political and economic moves while the rest of the world struggles with containing the pandemic that China let escape to the rest of the world while shutting down Wuhan to the rest of China, while continuing to allow flights to leave from Wuhan to the rest of the world. China is being just as calculated in Israel and this should not be a surprise to us given the way the CCP runs the country. Secondly, the restoration of Judea and Samaria is the most important thing to happen in Israel since Jerusalem became part of Israel again after the 6-Day war of 1967. Its prophetic implications are nothing less than the explosion once again of the Gospel of Peace in Israel. As you pray for the Shalom of Jerusalem and the salvation of Israel please keep these things at the forefront of those prayers as Yeshua does not want us to be ignorant of such things, but rather aware so that we can intercede specifically. Join with the global body of Messiah as watchmen on the walls and guardians at the gates of Israel and Jerusalem during this crucial moment in Israel’s history. Adonai bless you and keep you!