At New Forest House of Prayer we stand firmly on the word of God concerning Israel. We believe that God has a wonderful plan for Israel, culminating in the complete restoration and salvation of all Israel (Romans 11:26-27). We are encouraged that in these days many Jews are discovering the reality of knowing Yeshua (Jesus) as their messiah. It is also encouraging to see that many in the church today are repenting of replacement theology and embracing a biblical understanding of God's great continuing plan and purpose for His ancient people. Jesus is not coming back for a Gentile bride, but for the one new man (Ephesians 2:14-17), a Jewish AND Gentile bride.
We pray regularly for Israel at our Intercession meetings, but we don't just pray for Jews – we also pray for Arabs and Muslims because we know that they, too are not excluded from God's salvation. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122) and for peace in the Middle East.
We have a number of articles on our media pages concerning Israel, but we would like to highlight the following articles as a good place to start if you want to begin to understand God's unchanging plan for Israel.
A brief outline of why God chose Israel, and her unique place in God's purposes in the End TimesGod's unchanging plan for Israel
Why did God choose Israel, and why is this nation so special to God. Is Israel any different to any other nation? What did God covenant with Israel. Jed Robyn looks at this foundational subject – the choosing of Israel and why it is important for the church to understand the relationship between Israel and the church.Israel and the church: rejection of Israel – notes
Jed Robyn continues his series on Israel and the church. Here he looks at the Jewishness of the early church, the rise of anti-semitism leading to the emergence of Replacement Theology. He offers some insight on the Hebraic mindset and outlook on life.Israel and the church: selection of Israel – notes
In this concluding part of the series on Israel and the church, Jed Robyn outlines Israel's role in the end times, and how the restoration of Israel is a wake-up call to the church today.Israel and the church: restoration of Israel – notes