I woke up Saturday morning, October 7, 2023, shocked by the news of what has been transpiring in Israel. Barbarous Hamas terrorists from the Gaza Strip infiltrated Israel and committed mass murder, killing men, women, and children. They took many others hostage, including young IDF soldiers for the purpose of trying to prevent Israel from responding to this grievous attack on its sovereignty.
Today our hearts are heavy. We pray for Israel as a nation and for the Israeli families scattered all throughout the land who wonder what has happened to their sons, their daughters, and their other loved ones.
As I reflect over this horrific attack on Israel, I am reminded of what King David wrote in Psalm 59:1-3 when he said: “Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me. Deliver me from those who do iniquity and save me from men of bloodshed. For behold, they have set an ambush for my life; fierce men launch an attack against me.”
David felt the same onslaught of hatred and of bitterness that we see manifest today by satanically inspired terrorist who long to kill innocent Israelis. These killers burn with a hatred for Israel and the Jewish people just because of who they are — God’s chosen people.
We here at Lamb & Lion Ministries do indeed stand united with Israel. We stand united behind God’s chosen people knowing that He has a plan and a provision for them — to bring a great remnant of Jews to salvation. And so, we pray for Israel today. We pray for individual Israelis. And, we pray for the Jewish people, some of whom we know by name.
I often turn to read a Psalm each day of the month. On October 7th, Psalm 7 was so poignant in describing the horror that we witnessed taking place in Israel. David again writes says, “O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge; save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me” (v.1). In verse 6, he calls out, “Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries, and arouse Yourself for me; You have appointed judgment.” In verse 9, David asks: “O let the evil of the wicked one come to an end, but establish the righteous; for the righteous God tries the hearts and minds. My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.” And, at the very conclusion of Psalm 7, in verse 17, David writes, “I will give thanks to the LORD according to His righteousness, I will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.”
Today we pray for the deliverance of those who are being held hostage. We pray for comfort — for shalom — for all of Israel and all those families whose lives have been devastated. We stand with Israel!
Lamb & Lion Ministries will continue to pray for the Jewish people, even as we seek to bless them. In the name of our great God and Savior — the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — and the wonderful name of our Jewish Messiah, Yeshua, may Christ come quickly. Until Jesus comes, may each of you have peace and rest in God’s eternal shalom. Godspeed!
How to Help
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