When Lori and I stepped off the plane in Israel this past September there was a feeling which swept over us that is difficult to describe. I felt a familiar feeling of home, sincere awe and excitement! Lori had never been to Israel before and it had been her heart’s desire for many years. She too felt this indescribable emotion of being home. The scriptures clung to our hearts as we both took in a deep breath of air. We both knew that this visit was God’s doing and absolutely His timing.
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn was to be our tour guide for the next few weeks and totally understood this feeling. He said to me, “Israel is a prophetic land and this is where visions, dreams, covenants and our lives have been changed. For whoever is in the Lord, this is our home. The Bible says you are now a citizen of Israel.”
You have heard so much on the news lately regarding the Middle East. I believe that what happens to Israel is also central to prophecies that are being fulfilled at a phenomenal rate. When Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke to congress, the urgency and reality of the situation that this country faces struck hard for the American people. This man came to us to ask for our help! The prime minister of Israel, the representative of the people who are the apple of God’s eye, came to our congress to ask as Esther did long ago, “Help me save my people.”
How will we answer?
I am so concerned with what is going to happen to America if we do not stand up for our Sister Israel. We can no longer look blindly at the repercussions that follow when we try to make Israel give up her land. There are some in our government willing to turn their backs on the much chosen people of God! These officials do not represent me! I also do not believe that they represent most of the American people!
As quoted out of William Koenig’s book “Eye to Eye” –
- The ten costliest insurance events in U.S. history
- The twelve costliest hurricanes in U.S. History
- Three of the four largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history
- The two largest terrorism event in U.S. history
ALL of these major catastrophes began or occurred the very same day or within 24 hours of U.S. Presidents Bush, Clinton and Bush applying pressure on Israel to trade her land for promises of “peace and security,” sponsoring major “land for peace” meetings, making major public statements pertaining to Israel’s covenants land and/or calling for a Palestinian state.
Zechariah 2:8 NIV For this is what the Lord Almighty says: “After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye—
Truly, we love Israel, we support Israel and we stand by Israel. The Israeli people spoke very loud by re-electing Netanyahu as Prime Minister. NOW is time for the American people to stand for our brothers and sisters like never before!
We love the people of Israel because they are God’s chosen people and we are grafted with them. I am asking you to join with us in prayer. Please pray for our leaders to have enough courage to stand for Israel. Pray for the strength and hope of all of the people and leadership of Israel! And I am asking you to pray for the American people! God is watching us! Every time we stand for Israel, God stands for us. Likewise, every time we turn our backs on Israel, great disasters follow for our country. The other day on the show, Zach said that to hurt Israel is like poking the Apple of God’s eye. Do you really want to poke God in the eye?
This is our choice. I made a vow to share the truth with you. I made a vow to preach the Book of Revelation. I continue to make a vow to stand by God’s people of Israel!
Where will you stand?
5 thoughts on “The Apple of God’s Eye”
Just want to say thank you and your program for bringing me closer to Jesus I wonder off for a long time but watching your program I’m back and happy again so thank you pastor and I’m glad I stayed with you even though when you went to prison. Love you pastor and I pray for Jesus to keep you strong for all of us. Israel is all our home.
Thank you Pastor Jim for standing with Israel. You and your show and your guests are awesome!! We lift you, your family and ministry up in prayer. Dear sister Amber posted a good analogy of the airplane, except we re not screaming, but we are praying and fasting and interceding to the very Thrown Room of God our Father. Prime Minister Netanyahu won because of prayer!! Be of good courage everyone Jesus has overcome the world.
Just a suggestion…We always respectfully fly our American flag. Last year we bought the flag of Israel, (thanks to a little shop at Morningside) Now we also respectfully fly the flag of Israel next to our American flag. It is a magnificent site, especially when the wind is blowing. Just a small way to show our love & support : ]
Thank you pastor Jim for speaking the truth..Love to you and Lorie your family and staff.
I feel like the people in the recent plane crash in Europe. Our “pilot” is deliberately trying to crash this Nation into a mountain, and we are trapped behind the door screaming! So many of us feel helpless just watching our destruction coming closer and closer.