The connection between Israel and the Nations and why we need to pray for Israel:


Israel’s destiny has always been intertwined with God’s purposes for every other nation. In fact, the Bible states
that God has established a relationship between the location of Israel and the inheritance of  every other nation.

When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations, When He separated the sons of Adam, He set the
boundaries of the peoples. According to the number of the children of Israel. For the LORD’s portion is
His people; Jacob is the place of His inheritance.

(Deuteronomy 32:8-9)

According to the Bible, Israel’s portion of land on the earth in some way influences the inheritance of every other nation. Therefore, it is a very serious matter for the nations to exert pressure on Israel to give up land to her enemies. In the book of the prophet Joel, God says that He will judge the nations that divide the land of Israel. Most people long for peace in the Middle East with an end to terror and bloodshed. However, real peace is the result of changed hearts and not necessarily changed borders. There is a great danger in trying to put a political “band aid” on a deep spiritual wound. This is a biblical warning to political leaders of world powers in our day:

 For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there. On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.

(Joel 3:1-2)

The great tsunami of God’s purposes throughout the nations will reach its conclusion in Jerusalem. That’s where the gospel began, the great prophets spoke, and King David set up his throne. That’s where Jesus died and rose from the dead and that’s where the Lord will return at the end of history. Spiritual watchmen in Israel are prophetically holding up a banner to be seen by all believers in every nation. The banner reads, “Finish Line.” Israel is prophetically positioned at the end of the long race to bring the gospel to all the world, and at the end of the Jewish people’s prolonged wandering among the nations. The massive currents of God’s redemptive plans are converging on Israel and the city of Jerusalem. Who will catch the flow of these events and ride them toward their fulfillment? The turbulence of these final waves is daunting. The Nation of Israel is destined to be a part of the rise and fall of many as we progress into the end-times.

 “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in peaces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it”

(Zechariah 12:2-3)

According to the prophet, the Spirit of the Lord will reach out to the Jewish people with the testimony of Jesus the Messiah. God will bring them to great repentance followed by national revival.

“And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they have pierced; they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn”

(Zechariah 12:10)

 In the future, the nations will be drawn to Jerusalem, accepting God’s choice of Israel and rejoicing together in the feast of the final harvest! Rain is essential for crops to survive and grow. It will be given to obedient nations that come to worship the God of Israel. In the Bible, rain is a symbol of the Holy Spirit which is poured out by God in order to bring a rich spiritual harvest

 “And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, on them there will be no rain”

(Zechariah 14:16-17)

The great end-time tsunami of God’s purposes is more than worldwide revival. It is the power of God’s presence sweeping through all the nations in order to fulfill His purposes which were set in place before the world was made. The fulfillment of God’s prophetic plans for Israel and the nations brings glory to Him among all the peoples of the world. When the tidal wave of God’s purposes completes its circling of the globe and reaches its conclusion in Israel, the whole earth will see the glory of God.

 “I bring My righteousness near, it shall not be far off; My salvation shall not linger. And I will place salvation in Zion, For Israel My glory”

(Isaiah 46:13)

(Source: God’s Tsunami – Peter Tsukahira)