As many of you know, Israel just went through another round of elections, only two years after the last round. The preliminary results show that the Likud Party, which is Prime Minister Netanyahu’s party, won the elections. Because Israel is a parliamentary government, Prime Minister Netanyahu will have to build a coalition, which is a very critical part of the process, as the other parties that he chooses will determine the direction of the new Israeli government.
Many in the Body of Messiah admire Mr. Netanyahu, and I often read comments from people (especially in the USA) that wish he would be the President of the United States of America. In writing this blog, I am not giving my own personal opinion of Mr. Netanyahu, but rather suggest that we have a Kingdom-oriented mindset, rather than a worldly one.
Again and again, I see us, God’s followers, falling into the same trap as the people of Israel of old did; we look for a “modern” king, rather than looking at God. We admire men, and in turn, put our hopes in them, rather than in God.
But I want to stress the importance of praying for our leaders, no matter what their policies are. It is important to note that there is always the potential that this new coalition may bring Israel to a place far from God and His plan. But even this is not beyond the Almighty, and the future is in His hands despite man’s ways.
In summary, my brothers and sisters, I would like to encourage us to look at God, and God alone, and to put our trust in Him alone. Lets us pray together Psalm 121 over the people of Israel:
“I Will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From whence shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel. Will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night. The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in. From this time forth and forever.” Psalm 121
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