Day 8: Spiritual Awakening for Arab Israelis
- That the Prince of Peace will bring healing and wholeness to all roots of rejection and bitterness originating from the “family feud” in Genesis, and that Arab Israelis will experience the love and peace of God in Jesus
- That the Muslim Arabs will be delivered from the snare of Islam, and have a revelation of Jesus as the Son of God and risen Savior
- That the nominal Christian Arabs will experience a true awakening, realizing that a mere cultural connection to Jesus or intellectual assent that He is Messiah won’t save them – that they'll truly surrender their lives to Him
- That God will fill the Arabs who are true believers with His Spirit, love, and power, and they'll arise to fulfill their calling to provoke Jewish people to jealousy and spread the Gospel to both Jews and Arabs
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Genesis 16:11, 13 And the Angel of the Lord said to [Hagar]: “Behold, you are with child, and you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the Lord has heard your affliction….”
Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God- Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?”
Genesis 17:20 “And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.”
Genesis 21:15-20a And the water in the skin was used up, and [Hagar] placed [Ishmael] under one of the shrubs. Then she went and sat down across from him at a distance of about a bowshot; for she said to herself, “Let me not see the death of the boy.” So she sat opposite him, and lifted her voice and wept. And God heard the voice of the lad. Then the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said to her, “What ails you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad and hold him with your hand, for I will make him a great nation.” Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water, and gave the lad a drink. So God was with the lad
Matthew 16:15-16 [Jesus] said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Revelation 3:15, 20-21 [Directed at lukewarm/nominal believers]: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot…. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
Ephesians 2:11-13 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh…that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Romans 10:11-12 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him
2 Corinthians 5:16a, 17-20 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh…. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.