Every Tuesday morning for three years, our little House of Prayer prays for the nation of Israel, and the salvation of the Jewish people around the world, and the arabic speaking people in the land.
This morning in our first prayer set, I found myself weeping (this is happening a lot! hahaha) as we were pray/singing Hebrews 4:1 for Israel.
“Therefore, since A PROMISE REMAINS of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.” (Hebrews 4:1)
I love the thought of there being “a promise that yet remains” for the Jewish people. As a German-descent, non-Jewish man, it stirs my spirit in a selfless way like few other dynamics. This isn’t about me. It’s about me becoming selfless and filled with the divine love of the Father, for the Father. It’s me being captivated with the empathetic emotions of the Father Who longs now for His older son, our older brother, to come into the embrace of the Father through the covenant of our Eldest brother, “J’shua”.
A promise that yet remains is like one exquisite present left under the tree. The name “Israel” on the tag, in the Father’s handwriting… Thinking the Father doesn’t simply want Jewish souls saved (He does – zealously!) but He also wants a whole house filled with expectation, joy and cheering as Israel opens the “one promise that remains” – “J’shua” – on the edge of our seats, ready to fill the room with shouts of praise and gladness over the beautiful, extravagant, perfectly orchestrating heart of our Father. That’s going to be a party unlike any the earth has seen. And they will see it – hear it and wonder about it. It will be a triumphant witness to the reliability of the Father, and the utter beauty of “J’shua”.
In 2 Corinthians 6:2 the apostle Paul tells us “Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, TODAY is the day of salvation.”
One day, the Father will bend over the balcony of heaven and peer into the tiny nation wedged in between the surrounding nations and declare the word, “TODAY” and millions of Jewish and arabic-speaking people in the land will enter into the blood covenant with His Son, “J’shua”. That will be a really good day!
JSB • September, 2021