A reader wrote to ask if an email she had received was a legitimate request. The email she received is printed below the answer that Todd Baker provided. Israel needs our prayers always (Psalm 122:6), but especially when events such as this loom.
Answer from Todd Baker, Staff Theologian
Yes, this is true. The call for a third Intifada earlier this year started this whole negative chain reaction. There was a page on Facebook (originating from France) calling for the Arab world to rise up and kill all the Jews in Israel and liberate “Palestine” from the shackles of the Zionists on May 15th. Now this call for another Arab pogrom against the Jews is all over the Internet. You would think these obtuse anti-Semites would learn from history and God’s Word (given in Genesis 12:1-3) that the Lord emphatically declares that He will curse those who curse the physical descendants of Abraham–the Jews! History has proven this to be true: every nation (or individual) that sought to harm and destroy the Jewish people has been destroyed by the God of Israel in return–Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Greece, Rome, Czarist Russia, and Nazi Germany! It would appear that the Palestinian Authority and other Arab Muslim terrorists groups (Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc) are waiting in line. But we know God has promised that Israel and the Jewish people will never be destroyed or removed from the Land again (Jeremiah 31:35-37; Amos 9:14-15). And that is all there is to that!
Original email circulating on the Internet:
The Elijah List put this out as it is extremely urgent regarding a very real threat to Israel. This is a call to prayer and fasting. Please take heed and be obedient to this most high calling.
“With all the government overthrows in the Middle East, the Islamic masses feel very emboldened to deal with Israel. There is a massive push going on to all over YouTube, Facebook, and Islamic sites to launch a march and attack on Israel three weeks from now, on May 15.
“It has been broadcast that with enough marchers pouring across the northern (Lebanon) and southern (Egypt) borders, that Israel could not get away with defensive attacks on civilians.
“Then, in the chaos, martyr attacks would be launched from the crowds all over Israel eventually bring down the Israeli government.
“All this has medium chance of happening because of Israel’s solid border defense; but if a few million did march, the shear numbers might overwhelm border defenses.
“Any action by Israel causing civilian deaths would add massive fuel to the fire, cause many more to march, and drag Israel into International World Court in Hague, Netherlands, where 60% of the member nations are Muslim.
After bringing down several dictators by shear numbers, Israel’s enemies feel the time to destroy Israel has come.
The word of the God of Israel has never been proven wrong, and this time is no different.
Have your friends praying urgently up to May 15, 2011.