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Monday
Mar252019

Israel 2019 General Elections

On April 9, 2019, The nation of Israel will vote to elect into office 120 members of parliament, and the Prime Minister of Israel.

Psalm 75:4-7

I said unto the fools, “Deal not foolishly,” and to the wicked, “Lift not up the horn.

Lift not up your horn on high; speak not with a stiff neck.”

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south,

but God is the Judge: He putteth down one, and setteth up another.

The psalmist begins by warning men against their own self-confidence and arrogance, and desire for personal aggrandizement. To speak "with a stiff neck" suggests a boastful self assertiveness. This is not the way to promotion. Indeed, promotion does not come from the earthly level. We may interpret the 3 directions east, west and south as representing the various sources to which men are prone to look for political aggrandizement, such as wealth, education, social position, influential connections, and military power. For men to seek their own exhaltation from sources such as these is to "deal foolishly." Promotion comes from God. He is the one who both raises men up and puts them down. (Derek Prince, from Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for the Promotion of the leaders of His choice.

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