While the nations vainly search for a solution to the centuries-old conflict in the Middle East, there is a quiet revolution going on that is bringing true peace to this war torn area. It is called The Kingdom of God.
In 1993 my wife and I had the privilege of living in Israel for six months. While there we attended a prayer conference in Jerusalem. It was a gathering of over 400 intercessors from around the world. The worship times were some of the most powerful I have ever participated in because there were Gentiles from many nations, Jewish believers from Israel and Arab Christians from the West Bank. There was a true spirit of unity and love that flowed back and forth between us and various acts of reconciliation and bridge building were done—a true expression of the universal nature of the Body of Christ.
This week I received the following report from Israel:
“When a Jewish Israeli and a Palestinian Arab stand in an airport with their arms thrown around each other’s shoulders and explain to the Lebanese man passing by that they are brothers in Yeshua, the result is awe and wonder on the part of the Lebanese. That’s exactly what happened to one of our team members who recently returned from a conference…. The Palestinian Christian delegation to the conference was sponsored by [a Messianic Jewish Team].
The whole world knows of the conflict between Jewish Israelis and Palestinian Arabs. So when people see a pair such as this, united in their faith with genuine
extraordinary witness to the power and reconciliatory love of Yeshua.”
The answer to all the turmoil in the Middle East is Yeshua. When men and women find life and peace in Him, their hearts are changed. Former terrorists embrace Jews. Jews sponsor Arabs so they can attend conferences focused on the Prince of Peace.
When you pray for the peace of Jerusalem, pray that individuals and people groups will find Jesus, Yeshua, Isa—The Prince of Peace. It will do more for peace in the Middle East and all the diplomacy the nations will ever attempt.