BIBLE VERSE FOR FRIDAY
Friday, August 02, 2019
PEACE FOR ISRAEL
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
The Jewish word for "peace" is shalom which means "welfare, good fortune, peace, and prosperity." Israelis regularly greet one another with the word shalom-peace. Now look carefully at the word Jerusalem. In the days of Melchizedek, this city was called Salem, or Shalom. It was the City of Peace. Later the prefix Jeru-(probably "foundation of" or "city of") was added to the name. As early as Joshua 10:1, we read about the city of Jerusalem--the City of Peace.
How ironic! No city has seen more destruction, bloodshed, wars, battles, or threats than Jerusalem. It has been totally destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured 44 times. Today Jerusalem is a city surrounded in conflict and some have called it the "Powder Keg" of today's geopolitical tension. The people of Jerusalem have the right to live in peace; but we know that total and lasting peace will only come when Jesus returns.
To pray for the peace of Jerusalem is to pray for the Second Coming of Christ. Add Israel to your prayer list. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. The Jewish people are God's chosen people and we need to pray daily for them and for the return of Jesus Christ to bring peace to the world.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will show out His Gracious Love, Comfort and Compassion in your good times and in your times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you and will continue to walk with you leading you down paths of righteousness until you come to be with Him in heaven. I am praying for you in Jesus's Most Precious Name. Amen.