A Call To Prayer
Fear not, thou worm Jacob…I will make you a threshing instrument with teeth…Isaiah 41: 14,15.
We are calling for you to raise prayer and alert all who will listen to do the same. Israel’s National Election is in two days, on 17 March 2015.
We know there is a huge battle for Israel’s future looming on the horizon, even with dire consequences. During this election campaign, we are shocked at the river of vitriol against Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu and his wife Sarah. The volume and persistence of pernicious lies, against them both tells us a hidden truth. Dark powers are at work to defeat this decent leader and his Likud party. Men with ulterior motives and questionable scruples vie for leadership over Israel’s future security and national interests.
“Anyone but Bibi” has been the cry of center-left parties during the entire campaign.
Why the hate? He is a seasoned man who has guided us through many wars. He was one of the first world leaders to foresee the dangers of the Arab Spring and the rise of Islamic State. He is the lone world leader who courageously gave a clarion call to the US Senate and Congress, indeed, the world, on Iran’s nuclear armament program.
“Derision” is what awaited Netanyahu upon returning home to Israel, after warning the world of the danger of a ‘bad deal’ with Iran. “If we don’t act, the Islamic State~ISIS will be replaced by the Republic of Iran, as the world’s foremost Islamic authority.’” His words were prophetic and not a hollow threat.
Yet…the strange situation is that yesterday, 49% of polled Israeli’s want Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister, but only 29% want the Likud party. Why? Because in Israeli elections the people always want two things; security and economic stability.
All the pollsters show that Likud~Benjamin Netanyahu’s Party, with twenty-two seats seriously trails behind the Zionist Union Party, with twenty-five seats, headed by Leftist Leaders Isaac Herzog and Zippi Livni. Yet out of one hundred-twenty seats, the numbers of the two largest parties are extremely low, nine other parties make up the choices, this creates a fractured rulership.
If the Zionist Union wins, in order to form a majority government of sixty-one seats they will have to join with smaller parties, such as the Arab Bloc, with twelve seats and other extreme left parties. This will seriously endanger the national security of Israel. The leftists have stated that they are ready to capitulate; “give land” for empty peace deals with the Palestinians and pander to Obama with his Iranian nuclear deal aspirations.
Because of the slick “misinformation” filling our news channels, Bibi’s party is blamed for the mistakes of others parties. The Left claims the economy is terrible; this is erroneous. But most Israelis do not know that in the last government, every Likud portfolio in the Cabinet brought us success these past three years. Israel’s unique political system forces the creation of coalitions in order to rule. This means that when a cabinet is formed by the winning party, not all portfolios are controlled by the prime minister’s party. Some are in the hands of coalition partners. In the last government, those who headed finance and housing made bad choices and Bibi’s party was blamed. This shows the weakness of the electoral system.
If one looks at every single ministry that the Likud held in the last government, they will see that revolutionary reforms were passed in all their ministries! To fight rising prices, Likud, led by Bibi brought competition to the cellphone cartels, airlines, internet and television industries. He has encouraged competition in all areas, breaking a centralized economy. If given the opportunity, he also plans to reform Israel’s antiquated parliamentary system to help bring some normalcy to our nation.
Prayer changes things! Please join us in prayer. 20% of our population are still “undecided” as for whom to vote. Confusion is rife; pray for all eligible voters to “desire” to do so. The Spirit of God can “impress” them in the voting booths to “choose life”!
Believe with us for the health and future of a unified Israel.
In the Canadian National elections in 2011, we were in Canada and along with countless others, we asked Christians to pray that as the voters stood in the ballot booths, the Holy Spirit would lead them. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was elected with a landslide majority for the first time, after being saddled for years with a minority government. Today Canada stands as the free world’s best friend to Israel. Prayer changes things! May the Almighty have mercy upon Israel at this time.
Throughout history, the Jewish people have miscalculated; which caused serious, even deadly results. For example, they did not listen to Jeremiah; which, that resulted in seventy years of captivity and the tragic destruction of Jerusalem. Then five hundred years later many did not listen to Jesus, resulting in the destruction of Jerusalem and the global dispersion of the Jews for two thousand years. Most chose not to listen to a modern day “prophet”, Ze’ev Jabotinsky who warned them to flee the coming Nazi destruction and go to their ancient homeland. As you know, six million were doomed in the Holocaust. An Israeli historian has already warned, that of the three million Jews living in Europe, one million will take their businesses and leave due to anti-Semitism. This could ruin Europe. Israel is created as the Jewish homeland for all Jews world-wide.
As former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin once said, “When someone says they are going to kill you…just believe them.”
Benjamin Netanyahu has spiritual discernment. He convenes a weekly Bible study in his official residence. The wisdom and understanding he gleans from the Holy Scriptures is irreplaceable. If world leaders studied the Eternal words of the Torah and the Prophets, our world would be a different place. Good examples of godly leaders are German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to name a few.
It is possible for the Lord to change hearts and minds. The Bible says,
The heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord…and he turns it where ever He wishes…Proverbs 21:1
The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man or woman avails much…James 5:17
We are so grateful for the privilege of voting here. Join us in prayer, that all Israelis will desire to vote and to ‘choose life.’ Please Pray!
Thanks and God Bless you.
Jay and Meridel, sons and team at Israel Vision.