An arson attack was carried out a few nights ago on the Christian and Missionary Alliance center in Jerusalem. There were people inside sleeping during the attack. I was able to meet with them when they came down to Beer Sheva on Sunday for a work project at HaMaKoM Bible House.
What alerted me to be concerned was an internet article sent out by someone (with an Arab name) which took some of the facts of the case, and turned it into a propaganda attack against Israel for the plight of Christians here. The CMA owns the two properties in Beer Sheva which are of special importance to us: HaMaKoM Bible House, and the ‘Old House’, which is where Nachalat Yeshua Congregation meets and carries out other ministry.
While the explosives which were sent out of Yemen headed, apparently, for synagogues in Chicago, in the U.S., received much Israeli and world-wide coverage, the actual attempt to destroy a Christian church building, with sleeping people inside, in the heart of Jerusalem has, to the best of my knowledge, gone virtually unreported.
Pray for the salvation of Jewish people, of the Arab people, and for the thoughts and intentions of the heart of believers caught up in the conflict. There will be a prayer meeting in Jerusalem at the CMA center on Saturday night.
In praying for the peace of Jerusalem, please know that only the coming again of Yeshua is going to settle once and for all the lack of peace there and everywhere else.