Are we expectant of the God of Miracles in these days?

David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister said:

In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.

So often the world hears only bad or controversial news about Israel, because of media bias and the conflicts in Gaza and her borders. But recently, stories have emerged of sons of Hamas leaders and Rabbis coming to a saving faith in Yeshua. Israel has seen miraculous rain in Spring, to replenish the Sea of Galilee, and huge innovations in medicine and technology that have saved or improved lives around the globe.

Psalm 147:5 says:

“Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.”

He is able to do anything and the miracle of the nation of Israel is incredible – now more than 8 million in population just 70 years after its rebirth. This has happened in the face of great opposition. From 587 BC to 1948, Israel was occupied by ten of the world’s superpowers* (such as the Babylonians, the Persians, the Crusaders, the Romans and others). Most of those ten powers no longer exist.

Turn these thoughts to God and pray:

  • That Israel is seen with fresh understanding within the Church and in the world’s media. Ask for stories to emerge that show God’s great mercy and hand of favour on Israel. Pray that Paul’s teaching about Israel is understood and taught accurately. Pray too that all replacement theology is exposed and refuted throughout the church in the UK (Romans 11:2).
  • That all UK believers would be blessed with godly wisdom as humanism pervades and where the world would want people to see Israel as just a political accident (Isaiah 55:8).
  • Give thanks for his grace and favour toward the population of Israel, and his covenant relationship with Israel and the Jewish people. Pray for more miracles to be seen in Israel and that they will draw Jews and Gentiles to salvation in Yeshua. Pray that Arab and Jewish believers show unity in fellowship, as a mighty witness to the Lord (Psalm 147:5).
  • More countries now acknowledge that their embassies in Israel should be in Jerusalem, Israel’s ancient capital, and not in Tel Aviv. Some see this as nothing short of a miracle. Pray for leaders to be given supernatural revelation and the courage to move their embassies. And ask for more countries to be a blessing to Israel again (Jeremiah 31:10).
  • Ask for yourselves, and those you fellowship with, to have a greater expectation and level of faith in God – the God of miracles. Pray that many testimonies will emerge, giving him all the glory so that praise exalts him and we are always a blessing to him.

*Reference from The Miracle of Israel, Phil Davies

“Because God knows all things perfectly,
He knows no thing better than any other thing, but all things equally well.
He never discovers anything, he is never surprised, never amazed.”
A W Tozer