We praise the Lord that the 104 rockets fired into Israel from Gaza on one single day this week (Tuesday) did not cause any fatalities or serious damage. Most of the rockets were intercepted, landed short of the border, or landed in the sea. Four Chinese agricultural workers were injured inside Israel. Also five Palestinian civilians were injured when a rocket misfired. Palestinian Islamic Jihad was behind the attack. Ninety-percent of the rockets fired at Israel were aimed at civilian areas. This is the cruel reality behind these terrorist groups – they have no regard for innocent lives in Israel or in Gaza. Their motive is to kill innocent Jews and their actions impact both Jews and Arabs.
Pray for Israel in the midst of accusations against it. The latest slanderous attack accuses Israel of the death of a leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) who was in Israeli custody. The terrorist died as a result of an 87-day hunger strike. Israel is not to blame, yet two so-called ‘independent experts’ responsible for the Palestinian territories at the UN have reported that Israel was responsible. The rocket attack against Israel this week was in direct response to this. So, the UN has not only failed to condemn the PIJ’s actions, but has once again shown weakness by not rallying to Israel’s defense.
Saturday is a significant day in the United Kingdom with the Coronation of King Charles. The book of Daniel says, “And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings,” (Daniel 2:21a). This is indeed a new season and we must enter it with the leading of the God of Israel. Pray that King Charles III will uphold the Judeo-Christian values that are rooted in Britain’s heritage and trust in the King of kings. May his reign acknowledge the Sovereignty of Almighty God. May he trust the One True God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. May He draw upon the Lord’s wisdom and he be blessed. As David penned in Psalm 21, “For the king trusts in the Lord, And through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved.” This is indeed our profession for King Charles. And as we witness this historic occasion this weekend, we also make it our commitment to pray for him in the days ahead.
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