As Christians we need to be in prayer for Israel, but we also need to make sure that our intercession is fully based on a biblical foundation. At the present time there is a great deal of division taking place in Israel. What we see taking place is a real concern. But what we pray for—what we speak into the realm of spirit—must be what we know will take place according to the Scriptures, which is that Israel will be one nation with one God, with one King, and filled with the Spirit of God.
We cannot let recent divisions and political turmoil in Israel divert the focus of our intercession. Prophecies that Israel will be a single undivided nation came when Israel was very divided—the people of Israel were divided into two kingdoms. How could the tribes of Israel and Judah be any more divided than they were in the days of Ezekiel? Yet Ezekiel prophesied that all the tribes of Israel will be joined together into one kingdom. They will be one people with one God and one nation with one King, the Messiah.
As Christians we must be diligent to avoid the anti-Semitism and fear mongering that is so prevalent today. If you are looking for an excuse to be negative, just read Ezekiel’s prophecies about Gog and Magog. Those events could be very devastating and frightening. But those very prophecies point to the end game that God has in mind. God is always working out His purpose and His plan. And the end of that plan is His restoration of Israel and the establishment of His Kingdom on the earth.
If you want to know how to pray for Israel during this time, the answer is simple. The Scriptures declare that God will gather His people from the nations where He has scattered them, return them to their land, and make them one nation. They will be His people and He will be their God and they will have one King over them. Furthermore, He will sanctify them to glorify His name through them and fill them with His Spirit. These prophecies make it clear how to pray. Whatever issues there are and whatever seeming division there is, we proclaim the Words of God over Israel.
- Read Ezekiel chapters 35 through 39.
- Ezekiel 37:15–22. “They will no longer be two nations and no longer be divided into two kingdoms.”
- Romans 11:26. “And so all Israel will be saved.”
- Ezekiel 37:23–28. “The nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel.”
- Ezekiel 39:21–29. “‘I will have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,’ declares the Lord GOD.”
- Jeremiah 29:13–14. “When you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you.”
- “It doesn’t matter what our eyes see or what our ears hear. It matters what God says. It matters what God is doing. And the process that He’s taking Israel through is His business and it’s what He knows is His plan that needs to be executed in order to bring about this oneness.”
- “God is always working with the nations. He’s always working with all mankind and all of the world. And He’s doing it with and through the covenants that He has with His people.”
- “Lord, let us behold these days. Let us live through these days as believers in Christ, the ones who will be praying and crying out to You for every Word of these prophecies to be fulfilled over Israel today.”
- Israel will not be a divided nation. Certainly, it will not be two nations, but it will also not be a nation filled with division. They will have one God. And they will have one King, Messiah the son of David, and He will rule over them forever.
- God has hidden Himself from Israel so that they could not find Him. But He will no longer hide Himself, and according to the prophecies, when they seek His face He will be found of them.
- Israel will have a tremendous experience of sanctification and will experience a tremendous outpouring. They will be filled with the Spirit of the Lord, and they will dwell in peace in the land.