As I write this, the sounds of war are heard within our nation, and the blood of Abel cries out for vengeance and vindication. Yet the blood of Jesus Christ/Yeshua the Messiah/Yasu al Massih cries out better things: salvation, and forgiveness of sin. (Heb 12:24)
There is a growing sense within and among the Israeli Messianic/Christian and Palestinian Christian communities that our united, collective voice needs to be heard as a prophetic voice to our people. We, who believe in the name of the Son of God have, by grace, received the truth for solving the perpetual conflict between the Jewish and Arab peoples, and for all the other people groups in the world. They do not know the Way of peace, but we do: His name is Yeshua/Yasu/Jesus, who died and rose again!
We can seek our own righteousness, or else we can submit to the righteousness of God, who alone is wise and good. The message which our Lord has given us to take to our people is the gospel, which alone God has blessed with power to save and to give peace to those who repent and believe, and who live in its truth.
With this purpose in mind, and after consultation with some of the Jewish and Arab leaders, we are calling a meeting to pray together this Sunday, July 13, from 15:00 – 17:30. The location is accessible, and legally allows for Israelis and Palestinians to meet together.
At this critical time, the need to come together as believers in Yeshua/Jesus/Yasu, to humble ourselves, to pray and seek God’s face, and to turn from our own ungodly ways towards each other and towards our enemies — real and perceived — has never been greater.
For the sake of His Holy Name. . .