August 19: The Nations; God is Israel’s Protector

This week we will focus on a current situation in Israel which cries for our prayers.  Our prayers are for God’s protection of the land of Israel and for our nations to recognize God’s warning to any nation that “curses” Israel. 

Since May, 2018, residents of Gaza have sent homemade fire starters over the border fence and into southern Israel.  The incendiary devices include kites, balloons and even condoms with tails containing burning coals and burning rags.  Obviously the cost of the “weapons” is minimal, but the resulting damage is staggering. 

As of 18 July has been the loss of 6500 acres; agricultural damage is estimated at around US$2 million and firefighting expenses at US$550,000.

Because so little is being reported about this situation and God looks askance at anyone or any nation that does not make a stand for Israel, pray this passage as a warning for your church and your nation.

Isaiah 34:1-2, 7b-8

Come near, you nations, and listen;
    pay attention, you peoples!
Let the earth hear, and all that is in it,
    the world, and all that comes out of it!
 The Lord is angry with all nations;
    his wrath is on all their armies.
He will totally destroy them,
    he will give them over to slaughter.

Their land will be drenched with blood,
    and the dust will be soaked with fat.

 For the Lord has a day of vengeance,
    a year of retribution, to uphold Zion’s cause.



Israel stole the land from the Arabs, forcing them out of their homes and into refugee camps where they are forced to remain unto this day.



God made an everlasting covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob for land that far exceeds Israel’s current borders. 

Damage to nature preserve



One thought on “August 19: The Nations; God is Israel’s Protector

  1. Sheryl says:

    I pray for God’s protection over this area in southern Israel. I pray God protects this land, His people and all live-stock and plants. I also pray for those lost souls of people starting these fires and hope they repent and give their lives to Christ before it’s too late. God I pray for redemption and salvation for all believers and non-believers.

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