Nations are being weighed in the balance. These are tumultuous times. Much is at stake right now, and society is rapidly changing right before our eyes. It is extremely important to have God’s perspective and to land on God’s side in these critical times. I believe it is imperative that once again we take a good, hard look at what God’s Word says about the land of Israel and His covenant promises. So, let’s set our gaze clearly and surely concerning the apple of God’s eye. Let’s be grounded in the foundational understandings of why I pray and take a stand for Israel.

Israel Is Still the Apple of God’s Eye

Pray and take a stand for Israel because Israel is still very close to God’s heart. “For the Lord’s portion is His people; Jacob [Israel] is the allotment of His inheritance . . . He led him about, He instructed him, He protected him like the pupil of His eye . . . He spread out His wings and took him; He lifted him on His pinions” (Deut. 32:9-11). If God says that Israel is the apple or pupil of His eye, then I want to pray with insight — with His sight. Do you want to be close to the heart of God? Then be close to the things, people and purposes that are close to His heart.

We Must Walk in Compassion