Palestinians to appeal to UN; Gaza flotilla stymied

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Globe webcam provided by 123RF Stock PhotosGod says in Hosea 4:6 that his people die because they lack knowledge. Knowing world events clues us in to where we are on the Biblical, prophetic time line. News should prompt us to pray for two things: that the eyes of the lost and deceived are opened to God’s love as expressed through the life and death and life of Yeshua and that God’s Kingdom come on earth.

Why so much Israel news? God always meant Israel to be an example to the nations, an example of His righteousness, His justice, His mercy, His love. She is also a signpost. Consider this. Zion, God’s other name of Jerusalem, means “signpost.” Messiah draws nigh. The events in Zion speak to that.

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The big news last week was that the Palestinian Authority officially announced that they will seek unilateral statehood through the United Nation in September. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is now using September’s threat to try to coerce Israel back to the pre-1967 lines.

Meanwhile, the Freedom Flotilla aimed at breaking Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza is having trouble getting out to sea. Again, Greece has intercepted a boat and arrested the activists on board.

Continue to pray for Israel in this critical time as the nations may move to divide Jerusalem. Also, pray for rain in the Southwest United States. New Mexico suffered a huge fire last week and all of Texas has been declared a disaster zone because of the drought. Meanwhile, other states are battling devastating floods.

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