By Christine Darg
Jordan, you are also the Promised Land!
I love Jordan and the people of Jordan. I praise God that there is peace between Jordan and Israel.
In our Jerusalem ministry centre, I’m sitting in territory that was once part of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan until 1967 when the Six Day War changed the scenario forever.
Still, Jordan’s capital city of Amman is only 45 miles away. Pray for Jordan’s elections in September.
In fact, intercessors, keep your eyes on Jordan, which currently occupies part of the Holy Land where two and a half tribes of the Israelites settled.
Remember, this is the Year of Jubilee. Things could change overnight, especially since we have passed through the season of the four blood moons– a portent of God moving in biblical prophecy according to Joel 2: 31. The main thing stopping ISIS from entering Jordan is fear of reprisals from Israeli jets.
A Jordanian Facebook friend wrote an opinion piece in Israel HaYom with the headline “If Israel disappears, others will too.” He wrote brilliantly that since 1948, Arabs have been taught that if they get rid of the Jewish state, everything will go well. And their dictators took full advantage of this idea. But that day didn’t come, and it’s not coming!
As one Jordanian opposition government figure told my friend, “It seems the fish in the sea aren’t betting on us feeding them the Jews.”
While Israel continues to make stunning medical breakthroughs, “we Arabs developed new execution methods,” such as the Islamic State drowning people in a cage.
“We Arabs have wasted seven decades of our existence waiting Israel’s demise.”
Furthermore, my friend wrote, “It is time to think of the future” but
anti-Semites in the West also want Israel eliminated.
There are countries whose entire foreign policy seems to revolve around opposition to Israel. If these Israel-haters got their wish to see Israel disappear, what would happen?
Israel is the only reason Iran does not yet have nuclear weapons.
My friend added, “I regularly visit the West Bank and have interviewed scores of Palestinians there. I can confirm that, as much as they hate Israel, they still openly yearn for the days when they were administered by Israel.
As one Palestinian said, ”We prayed to God to give us mercy and rid us of Israel; later, we found out that God had given us mercy when Israel was here.”
To those Arabs, Muslims and Westerners who wish for Israel to be erased, my friend wisely wrote, “Be careful what you wish for!”
So let us continue to pray the psalm of the decade, Psalm 83:
1 O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear,
do not stand aloof, O God.
2 See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads.
3 With cunning they conspire against your people;
they plot against those you cherish.
4“Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”
5 With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you—
6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,…..and the psalm lists all the surrounding Arab/Islamic nations . . . .
16 Cover their faces with shame, Lord, [WHY? and the answer follows:]
so that they will seek your name. [emphasis mine]
18 Verse 18 ends with:
Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord—
that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.
Amen! That’s exactly the end result of what we are praying: That the surrounding nations and the world will discover the GOD OF ISRAEL, and not the desert god of the jihadists. YHVH is the MOST HIGH God. None is greater than the God of Israel, and no name is higher than the name of Yeshua, God’s anointed. (Psalm 2, Philippians 2:10 )