July 3: The nations

As we pray this today, another terror attack has killed a young Israeli and wounded another. The Israelis stopped to help someone who appeared to be in trouble. The terrorist leaned through the car window and shot both Israelis. Sadly this kind of terrorism is almost a daily occurrence in Israel. Their stated reason? Israel’s occupation of the land God promised and then gave to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants. The “palestinian” leadership and the rest of the world remain silent, some even praising the bravery of the young palestinian terrorist.

Psalm 64:4-6

That they may shoot in secret at the blameless;

Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.

They encourage themselves in an evil matter;

They talk of laying snares secretly;

They say, “Who will see them?”

They devise iniquities:

“We have perfected a shrewd scheme.”

Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.

PRAY FOR YOUR CHURCH AND YOUR NATION TO SUPPORT AND BLESS ISRAEL.

The Knesset Menorah, situated on the edge of the Rose Garden across from the Knesset building, is the work of the Jewish-English artist of German origin Benno Elkan (1877 – 1960). The Menorah is molded of bronze and resembles the menorah (7-branched candelabra) of the Temple, which has come to be a Jewish symbol. The sculpture is 4.30 meters high, 3.5 meters wide, and weighs 4 tons. The main theme of the work depicts the spiritual struggles of the Jewish people and it is engraved with the passage “Not by strength and not by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord who rules over all” (Zechariah 4, 6). The Menorah includes engravings of biblical figures and events from the tradition and history of the Jewish people. The engravings on the six side branches of the Menorah portray the fate of the Israeli people since it was exiled from its land, and the engravings on the center branch portray the people’s fate since the beginning of the return to the land up to the establishment of the State of Israel.
The Knesset Menorah, situated on the edge of the Rose Garden across from the Knesset building, is the work of the Jewish-English artist of German origin Benno Elkan (1877 – 1960). The Menorah is molded of bronze and resembles the menorah (7-branched candelabra) of the Temple, which has come to be a Jewish symbol. The sculpture is 4.30 meters high, 3.5 meters wide, and weighs 4 tons. The main theme of the work depicts the spiritual struggles of the Jewish people and it is engraved with the passage “Not by strength and not by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord who rules over all” (Zechariah 4, 6). The Menorah includes engravings of biblical figures and events from the tradition and history of the Jewish people. The engravings on the six side branches of the Menorah portray the fate of the Israeli people since it was exiled from its land, and the engravings on the center branch portray the people’s fate since the beginning of the return to the land up to the establishment of the State of Israel.

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