Prophetic Proof of Purchase  005


Shalom, this is Yuval Shomron with another Prophetic Proof of Purchase.  God has given the chosen land of Israel to his chosen people.  Those of you who pray also have a part in Israel’s fulfillment of prophecy.

ISA 62:1-7 says, “For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem's sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her salvation like a torch that is burning.  And the nations will see your righteousness, And all kings your glory; And you will be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the Lord will designate.  You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, And a royal diadem in the hand of your God.  It will no longer be said to you, "Forsaken," Nor to your land will it any longer be said, "Desolate"; But you will be called, "My delight is in her," And your land, Married"; For the Lord delights in you, And to Him your land will be married.  For as a young man marries a virgin, So your sons will marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So your God will rejoice over you.  On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; All day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves;  And give Him no rest until He establishes And makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Israel can certainly no longer be called desolate, with a population of over 6 million souls.  By the way, the average life expectancy is 79.3 years.  Her annual Gross Domestic Product is $129 billion, or $20,800 per capita.

Since the Jewish people love to communicate, you might find it interesting that there are more cell phones in Israel than there are inhabitants, not to mention over 3 million regular phone lines.

This wonderful passage in Isaiah ends with the words, “You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves; And give Him no rest until He establishes And makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”

It is an odd sort of statement.   In street language we could translate it like this, “You guys who talk to the Lord, don’t take a break, and keep bugging Him until He has finished His work with Jerusalem.”

So what does all this have to do with you or me?  Well, all of us who care about Israel might see ourselves as watchmen on Jerusalem’s walls.  Every time we pray for Israel, we need to remind the Lord of His promises to Israel.  Does this mean God is forgetful?  Hardly, but it does bring to mind a scripture in MAT 18:19, "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.”

When we remind the Lord in prayer, we are agreeing with what He has already promised.  We are in a sense saying, “Yes, Father, go for it!   We also want to see Jerusalem become a praise in the earth.”

So keep praying, and keep reminding.  It doesn’t bug God at all.  In fact, He is more than happy to continue to fulfill His promises, and let us join in on the joy which comes with their realization.  This is Yuval Shomron in Jerusalem.