Most of us are aware that the UN General Assembly scheduled for September is when the Palestinians are expected to declare a state in all parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war. They are then planning to call on the world body to recognize such a state, meaning that any future negotiations with Israel would be governed by a UN resolution based on the 1967 borders.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon demanded on Wednesday that Israel halt settlement building in the West Bank and put a stop to all forms of violence and incitement. Ban Ki-moon called on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to take advantage of this 'crucial time' to move peace talks forward and realize the two-state solution. He added, "A way must be found for Jerusalem to emerge as a capital of two States."
As we wait on the Lord for His Will to be done, these Scriptures came to mind:
1 Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
6 “Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.”
Psalm 37: 7-13
7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret—it only causes harm.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off;
But those who wait on the LORD,
They shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more;
Indeed, you will look carefully for his place,
But it shall be no more.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth,
And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plots against the just,
And gnashes at him with his teeth.
13 The Lord laughs at him,
For He sees that his day is coming.
Dear Lord, I am growing so weary of all that I see in this world. Help us to lean on You, to cast our burdens on You, and to fully trust in You. We've never before seen our world in such an uproar as it is today. We've never seen so many nations gathered against Israel. We've never before seen the USA turn against Christians, and Christian principles, with a total blurring of right and wrong. However, You have told us these things would come - that we might know we are in the end-times just before Your return.
Father, I am praying now for Israel, and praying against the division of Jerusalem and the theft of Judea and Samaria by Islamist, terrorist supporting Palestinians. Praying that Israel's enemies will scatter, and that You will be glorified. Praying that You would abundantly bless Israel, multiply Your protection of her, and grant her peace, wisdom, strength, hope and joy even in the midst of all the storms and attacks.
Praying for the peace of Jerusalem and especially for the salvation of the Jewish people. Also praying that Israel's enemies would have an opportunity to repent, and declare You Lord over all.
I pray and ask it in Jesus' Name - Amen!