On Sunday, anti-Israel protesters will rally in central London to mark Al Quds Day, which means “Jerusalem Day” in Arabic.
Intended to take place at the end of Ramadan, the Iranian-led day was founded to call upon the destruction of Israel and “liberation” of Jerusalem. It is not surprising, therefore, that in the past few years, the flags of terrorist group Hezbollah, which shares the same goals, have been proudly flown at the parade in London’s capital.
It is unbelievable that this Government refuses to ban Hezbollah or prevent the terror-supporting march from taking place. Especially when you consider that earlier this week the nation remembered the victims of the London Bridge terror attack that took place one year ago. If Britain is truly to tackle the problem of Islamic extremism, it must begin by taking tougher action against those that support it. That is why earlier this week, CUFI asked supporters to consider two actions to counter the hate-filled rally. 1, to attend the counter rally, if able, taking place in London on Sunday afternoon. 2, by emailing the Home Secretary, and your MP.
There is in fact a third action. And one could say it is the most important of all.
That action is to pray. The Bible says that “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12). The problems perpetuated by groups such as Hezbollah cannot be addressed by practical means alone. An understanding of their ideology (see here) is enough to recognise that this is as much a spiritual battle as it is an earthly one. The words that proceed out of the mouths of the leaders in the Iranian regime, Hezbollah and Hamas are no less than Satanic. This week, for example, the Iranian Supreme Leader said Iran’s “stance against Israel is the same stance we have always taken. Israel is a malignant cancerous tumour in the West Asian region that has to be removed and eradicated: it is possible and it will happen.” Their cursing, however, is in vain. The Lord wills that the enemies of Israel turn from their wicked ways, but remember that the Lord blesses those that bless Israel and curses them that curse Israel.
We still believe it is the Lord’s will that the pro-Hezbollah march in London is banned, but if it goes ahead may the evil they promote be exposed for the world…(and especially our Government)…to see.
The following prayer points are to assist you as you pray. For the stories behind these prayer points, please view the CUFI Weekly News Round-up, by clicking here.
- Praise the Lord for the Lord is on our side in the spiritual battle. Pray for His guidance as we pray for these matters.
- Pray about the pro-Hezbollah, Al Quds march in London on Sunday. Pray that it will be exposed for what it really is. A celebration of terror against Israel and the West.
- Pray that the UK Government and Met Police will have boldness to do what is right.
- Pray for God’s protection over all those attending the counter-rally in London.
- Pray for Israel’s leaders at this time. Pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu, his cabinet, President Rivlin and all those leaders in the IDF.
- With the continued threats at Israel’s northern and southern borders, pray for Israel’s safety.
- Pray for Israel’s aid and medic teams serving in Guatemala following the devastating volcanic eruption. Pray for all those affected.
- After Argentina pulled out of a football match against Israel in Jerusalem this week (due to threats against the Argentinian team and one of their players, Messi, and his family), pray for the CUFI campaign calling upon FIFA to take action against the Palestinian FA that incited the threats.
- Pray for the 17-year-old Israeli Jew who was threatened and chased at a train station in Berlin for listening to “Hebrew music”. Pray for this non-Jewish friends that were attacked defending him.
- Praise the Lord that the Zimbabwean opposition leader who announced this week that he wants to establish ties with Israel “for spiritual renewal” of the nation. He wants to open an embassy in Israel and have an Israeli embassy in Harare if he wins in the election on 30 July.
- Praise the Lord for the incredible support displayed in New York’s Times Square in celebration of Israel’s 70th.
- Praise the Lord also for the estimated two million Christians that gathered at the March for Jesus rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that held a special celebration honouring Israel.