Support Israel “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” – Genesis 12:3
Israel: The Apple of God’s Eye
We give thanks to God our Father for your generosity that allows us to support global initiatives for the kingdom of Heaven. One of those—Israel—holds a place of significance in our hearts. Everything in the Bible points to Jerusalem as the epicenter of eternity. As believers we can’t say that we love God and be filled with hatred for Israel and the Jewish people.
In June of 1978, I went to Israel a tourist and came home a Zionist! Personally, and as a pastor, I believe I received a divine appointment from God during my first visit to the Western Wall so many years ago. I felt a very special presence that changed my life forever when I realized that Christians and Jews were spiritual brothers that had much more in common than what kept us apart. My heart was charged with a commission to do all that I could possibly do to bring Christians and Jews together in an atmosphere of mutual esteem and unconditional love.
Why should Christians support Israel?
Israel is the only nation on earth created by a sovereign act of God—a royal land grant from God Himself! Jerusalem is where Messiah will return to establish a Kingdom that will never end. Jerusalem is, and always shall be, the eternal capital of the Jewish people, the city of God and the heartbeat of Israel. There, God has placed His Name (2 Chronicles 6:6).
As Christians, we owe a debt of gratitude to the Jewish people! Jesus proclaimed that “salvation is of the Jews” (John 4:22). In Romans 15:27, Paul tells us that Gentiles have benefited from Jewish spiritual things, and it is our duty to minister to them in material things.
Every word of the Bible was penned by Jewish hands—the patriarchs, the prophets, the poets, and the apostles. Christianity owes its existence to the rich history of the Jewish people. Jesus, our Jewish Savior, came to “seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10).
Israel is the shoreline of eternity! Because we have been commanded to stand up and speak up for Israel’s sake, we will not hold our peace (Isaiah 62:1). We urge you to link arms with us as we stand with the Jewish people around the globe. God has promised blessings to those who bless the Jewish people.
Romans 1:16, NIV: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” … It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes–the Jew first and also the Gentile.”