DAY 10: PRAYER POINTS
» Pray for Christian Arabs in Israel – Protection, Release from Replacement Theology for Others and Help from the Church Rather Than Hamas
¤ Many Christian Arabs in Israel have had a salvation experience with Jesus Christ but not a Biblical revelation of God’s Covenant with the Jewish people and His plan for “the One New Man.” (Ephesians 2:15)
¤ As a result, many Christian Arabs have embraced “Replacement Theology,” believing God is finished with the Jewish people. Many Christian Arabs – by their own admission – hold on to animosities and hurts while still proclaiming Christ as Savior.
¤ Since the worldwide Church seems unaware or uninterested in the severe physical needs of Arab Christians who are rejected on all sides – by default, Hamas has stepped in and has reinforced anti-Jewish, anti-Semitic attitudes and actions by providing for the overwhelming needs of these believers.
¤ The Church also needs to be praying for these brothers and sisters in Christ because there is severe persecution of Christian Arabs by Muslim Arabs in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, and those cities where there has been a Christian exodus due to Muslim persecution.
¤ These areas not only include the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but also the birthplace and the boyhood town of Jesus – Bethlehem and Nazareth. (According to the current reports, fifty years ago Bethlehem was once 80% Christian, where as now Arab believers are less than 15% and dwindling.)
¤ Since the beginning of the Arab Spring, an estimated one-third to one-half of the Christian population of Iraq has been displaced from cities and towns where they have lived for centuries; many of these are now resident in Israel.
¤ In Egypt, 100,000 Coptic Christians have already left since the so-called Arab Spring began. “Terrorist attacks on Christians in Africa, the Middle East and Asia increased 309% from 2003 to 2010.”
» We especially need to pray protection over those Israeli Arab Believers
– living in PA controlled regions and in surrounding Arab countries
– who DO stand with Israel and who DO serve the Lord along with Jewish Believers as the “one new man” in Christ.
Ephesians 2:14, 15
Colossians 2:8 (Deception on Replacement Theology)
James 2:15-17 (Meeting the needs of Christian Arabs)