Called to Pray and the Latest From Joel C. Rosenberg

Often God will wake me up in the middle of the night to pray for various things. Night before last, unaware of what was happening in Israel (because I’ve been on vacation and unplugged from television and most social media), I woke up at 3 am. God nudged me to pray for Israel. This was a little out of the ordinary for me. I prayed. Then He nudged me again, so I prayed in more detail for protection and so on. The next morning, I saw where Yael Eckstein, a messianic Jew from Israel, had posted–at the very minute I was up praying– about the rocket attacks on Israel. God was urging me to pray for something I knew absolutely nothing about. I tell you this to stress the importance of intimacy with God–listening to His voice and following through! He sees. He knows. He cares. He will never leave or forsake us. Prayer is our greatest defense against any enemy attack (physical or spiritual) and ushers in rescue!

Normally, I don’t post about politics or current events, but considering the happenings in Israel, I’m re-posting Joel C. Rosenberg’s post for today to raise awareness. I invite you to read and join me in continued prayer for Israel.”I (God) will bless those who bless you (Israel), and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

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Gaza-2rocketsfiredatnightPalestinian terrorists in Gaza intensified their offensive on Tuesday, firing a barrage of rockets and missiles at Israel all day, including longer-range rockets at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

Final IDF tally for Tuesday: 146 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza, 29 of which were shot down.

Israel’s Channel 7 news is reporting that a house near Jerusalem was hit, though no one was injured.

At the same time, the Israeli Air Force says they have hit 200 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza.

The IDF is calling up 40,000 reservists in preparation for a possible invasion of Gaza, though Netanyahu and his Cabinet have not made any final decisions.

Here is the latest coverage from the Times of Israel:

  • Three explosions are heard in Jerusalem after Code Red sirens blare in the capital.
  • Sirens are also heard in Binyamina and Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael in northern Israel, Rishon Lezion…

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