ISRAEL – PRAYER OF REPENTANCE

Abba YHVH, we confess our sin to you as a nation in regard to our words, actions, and motives concerning Israel.

We have not loved what You love, nor hated what You hate.

We have not honored and defended, what You demanded be honored and defended.  We have not rejected what you reject.

Lord forgive us and have mercy on us

We, as a nation, have set aside Your word … Your principled way revealed to us, which was meant to serve as our earthly guidebook.  We have ignored, rejected, and replaced Your order, Your requirements, and Your warnings to us, as they are recorded in the scriptures of the Bible … and as they have been confirmed to our hearts by Your Holy Spirit.  Where Your word tells us very clearly in Genesis 12 (that You will bless those, who bless Israel, and those, who ignore, replace, or lightly regard Israel, You will bitterly curse) how we are to regard Israel, we have disregarded that revelation.  We have positioned our nation against you, and against being a recipient of Your blessing, by our apathy, by our domination, by our replacement of Israel, and by our insincere/casually violated promises given to Israel.

Lord forgive us and have mercy on us

Too often, the people and the government of South Africa have given to, and taken from Israel, only when it was found to be convenient or personally beneficial in some way. We confess that we have USED Israel’s blessings to bless ourselves, and sought to take advantage of what she offers, while giving very little in return.

Lord forgive us and have mercy on us

At times, when Israel was in need, South Africa did not help, but often was half-hearted, conditional, or fickle, according to the responses made by the other powers … especially according to the reactions of the oil producing nations.

Lord forgive us and have mercy on us

We confess that in our arrogance, and in our jealousy, that the South African government has often sought to force Israel to reject her mandate from You to be a nation set apart. We have demanded that she follow our way, our will, and our word … and to come into line with all the other nations. We punished her, when she would not satisfy our demands and expectations, rather than calling her forth to satisfy Your calling and Your mandates, which were placed upon her from time immemorial. Through these acts, we have often backed Israel into a corner of rebellion against you … time and time again.

Lord forgive us and have mercy on us

In her battle against the agendas of her enemies … particularly against Islamic aggressors … we have too often turned our heads away from the truth, in order to avoid condemning the aggressors, lest we offend them, or anger them.

Beyond that sin, this nation has often courted such nations as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, etc., and even Iran … seeking their favor and co-operation in order to promote our own welfare, prosperity, and security at Israel’s expense.

Lord forgive us and have mercy on us

In regard to Israel, we confess that the United States has acted with duplicity, with arrogance, with betrayal, with cowardice, with extortion, and with apathy … especially in regard to threats made against Israel by Moslems and Islamic states. American has never resoundingly, unconditionally, or absolutely refused the Islamic agenda to cleanse all Israel of Jews, and to commandeer the city of Jerusalem.  South Africa still keeps the door open to satisfying the Islamic goal that Jerusalem would become Islam’s sole possession, for the glory of their false god. We are deserving of Your judgment, Lord, because our nation has joined in the call for the division of YOUR Land, and of YOUR holy city; demanding Israel’s divestment from both.

Lord forgive us and have mercy on us

We have nothing to recommend ourselves before you, Lord.  That, which we have demanded and allowed be done to Israel, is rightfully due to fall upon us from Your hand.  We, as a nation, have been given much in order to prosper Your way, Your word, and Your will … particularly pertaining to Israel … but we assumed that You would demand very little of us in return for Your abundant blessing.  The time of accounting is at hand. The Shemitah year is opening before us. (24 September 2014 Rosh Hashanah)  The enemies are not only at our borders, but they are embedded throughout our nation, to the highest offices, services, and agencies. If not for Your forgiveness and mercy, the attacks that have befallen Israel are due to hit us. Have mercy!  Forgive us!  Turn us, and our leadership!  Bring forth the conviction of sin against Israel throughout this nation, so that our light will not be snuffed out for a season, as we are made to suffer the consequences of our wicked actions and choices.

Lord forgive us and have mercy on us

Holy and Divine YHVH, we look to You to use everything that will arise in the days ahead, to accomplish Your handiwork in our lives and in our nation.  We understand that the true plumb line has been placed before us. The enemies of this nation have stated their intentions to invade and to destroy us. Pestilence and disease, drought and flood have already been seen within our borders.  Our financial system stands upon fragile toothpicks. We have a directionless moral compass that is spinning around to accommodate everything wicked, but condemning everything Godly. We have a leadership that is greatly unrighteous in its governance, and corrupt in its judgments.  Your word is clear, and Your Spirit has been actively speaking loudly, in regard to the sowing and reaping law for every nation and individual.

Have mercy upon us!

While we don’t deserve it, we ask You to extend great forgiveness and mercy to South Africa and to our people. And as always, bless Israel, and this South Africa, with Your manifested shalom (wholeness) that comes from knowing the fullness of Who You are as Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer, and ever-loving Lord.  AMEN

Used with permission by: In The Cleft of the Rock Ministries, International

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