Israel has a Right To Defend Itself
John, Pat, and Chris share regarding the recent escalation between Israel and Hamas as Hamas has launched more than 8,000 rockets into southern Israel since 2001 and nearly 800 of those rockets have come in 2012. They continue to share how there is presently support from some countries around the world including the United States and President Obama. However, they discuss how the President says he supports Israel but he also supports the Muslim Brotherhood who allegedly supports Hamas which is widely recognized by many countries as a terrorist organization. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been quoted as saying, “The world must understand that Israel will not sit idly against attempts to harm us. We are ready to intensify the reaction.” John, Pat and Chris encourage us to continue to pray for the protection of the Jewish people in Israel and all over the world from all harm as well as praying for the salvation of the Jews.
Companies May Liquidate but God’s Kingdom Remains Strong
John and Pat discuss the world’s economy and how companies like Hostess, the proud makers of products we have come to know and love like Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and Wonder bread are looking to liquidate themselves since they can no longer make it through conventional chapter 11 bankruptcy’s restructuring, according to the Detroit Free Press. One of the reasons given is because Hostess was unable to pay union workers salaries and allegedly the workers refused to take a pay cut. John and Pat continue to discuss this is a trend that has occurred even with the police departments of Detroit as well as Camden. They encourage us that no matter what the economy looks like that as believers we participate in God’s economy if we are honoring the Lord with our tithes and offerings, according to Malachi 3:6-12. They encourage us to trust the Lord fully with our finances since he is the one who gives us the ability to gain wealth. They also share an account from 2Kings 6:24- 7:1-20 where during that time there was a great famine in the land where the price of a donkey’s head cost 80 shekels and because people were starving a mother actually ate her own child. After some time EIisha the prophet shared a prophetic word,” by this time tomorrow a seah of flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria.” Elisha prophesized a total and complete change in the economy at that time. Where one day it took 80 shekels to by the head of a donkey, the next you could by a seah of flour for 1 shekel. A seah is equivalent to 5 quarts. The next day your money would be able to stretch and buy more. The truth is God is in control of everything including the economy. Operate in wisdom and the chief wise thing you can do is to honor the Lord with what belongs to him, His tithe. One of the teachings spoken of is Prudent Preparation.