Day 17: Religious Freedom for Believers and Wisdom for Government
- That God will allow believers to share the Gospel in Israel without legal or political obstacles, even though ultra-Orthodox political parties are seeking to make all evangelism illegal and punishable with prison
- That in spite of occasional persecution and legal discrimination, God will grant miraculous breakthroughs, provision, protection, and freedom for believers so they can build His Kingdom in Israel
- That the political leaders of Israel will recognize their own inadequacy, repent of pride, and seek wisdom and help from God, and turn to their Messiah, Yeshua, the Wonderful Counselor
- That believers will be in places of influence to speak biblically and prophetically to the decision-makers of the nation
- That the leadership of the nation will establish true social justice for all of the sectors of society
- That economic systems will be set up that promote the flourishing of the nation, and that any corruption will be exposed and removed
1 Timothy 2:1-4 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Isaiah 32:15a, 16-18 Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high…. Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field. The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places
“Then I will turn My hand on you, purge away your dross, and remove all your alloy. I will restore your judges as at first, your counselors as at the start. Afterward you will be called City of Righteousness, Faithful City. Zion will be redeemed with justice, her repentant with righteousness.”
But there the majestic One, the Lord, will be for us a place of rivers and wide canals on which no boat with oars will go, and on which no mighty ship will pass – for the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; He will save us – no one living in Zion will say, “I am ill”; and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven.
Isaiah 33:21-22, 24
James 1:5, 3:17 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you…. The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
“Their nobles shall be from among them, and their governor shall come from their midst; then I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach Me; for who is this who pledged his heart to approach Me?” says the Lord.
“But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But not a hair of your head shall be lost. By your patience possess your souls.
Daniel 2:20b-22 “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.”
Strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”
Isaiah 61:8 “For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, and will make with them an everlasting covenant.”
Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.
But let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.