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Hallelujah! After two years and 3 elections, we finally have a new Government in Israel with Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister.
The swearing-in ceremony of the new government at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, took place yesterday – on Sunday.
“This decision is by the decree of the watchers, and the sentence by the word of the holy ones, in order that the living may know: That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the lowest of men,” Daniel 4:17.
The Word of God says that He reigns on earth.
How often do we talk too lightly as humans telling each other: “The LORD reigns” – but really how does He do that?
He reigns by the decree of the watchers and His saints, who in cooperation with Him are meant to see His will on earth prevail, as He told us to pray.
For The LORD to use us in this way we have to be open — freed from our own human reasoning — and thus pray according to His Will. But how few listen to Him in this crucial way.
While the whole world was talking about ‘Corona – Corona’, we at the ICZC these past weeks have stood daily steadfast in our prayers and decrees, pleadings and practical actions for the outcome of the third election.
The LORD had clearly shown us that it was His will and choice that Benjamin Netanyahu again shall lead the nation.
And what a battle it was! And what a battle is still ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu with so many enemies and legal persecution surrounding him and his family personally as well as the nation of Israel.
We have prayed for a good relationship between the two Benjamin’s: Netanyahu & Gantz and for the difficult choices which have to be made at such a time as this.
And God encouraged us so many times during this period, as we saw His Will coming to pass step by step.
The outcome is very crucial indeed as this now will decide in which way Israel’s Government will lead the nation for the coming 4 years.
It will be a huge task for the Prime Minister to lead the nation in this new setting, especially because the cabinet is formed by representatives of five very different parties coming together.
THE BATTLE GOES ON AND PLEASE CONTINUE TO STAND WITH
US FOR THIS GOD’S PEOPLE, AND NATION!
In the coming time, your prayers and fasting for Israel will be so extremely needed.
Iran is continuing the production of its atomic weapons and threats against Israel.
War and terror are lurking from all sides, especially if the plan to fulfill the legalization of the Jewish Settlements and Jordan Valley — in July — will be executed by Israel.
Thank God that the USA under Donald Trump is standing with Israel in all of this.
May truly The LORD’s Will be done in the time ahead on earth as it is in heaven, using also your and our continued many pleadings for that purpose.
We cannot take it for granted and truly much of what happens here on earth is depending on the spiritual involvement of all of us.
If only more Christians would understand this! Your stand with Israel is very important!
Please encourage your friends to stand with Israel in this way.
~ Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director
International Christian Zionist Center
Newsletter of May 19, 2020.
Republished with the kind permission of Author Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director of International Christian Zionist Center.
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