Most parents who have more than one child have a special affection for their first child. That’s the one they first doted on, the one they took thousands of photos framing his every move, the one they wanted to make perfect to face the world, the one they planned their lives around, the one they pinned their hopes to, and so forth.
Does God feel the same way about His first son?
Then you shall say to Pharaoh, “Thus says the LORD, Israel is my firstborn son.” (Exodus 4:22)
Israel is certainly not Jesus, but it is the nation that God chose to place His first son status upon. This means that Israel receives a double portion of inheritance as compared to other nations.
Now, lest other nations get jealous about Israel receiving a double portion of blessings, Israel also receives a double portion of judgments, chastisements, rebukes, and corrections to prepare it for its destiny in God’s eternal plans.
My prayer today:
Lord, help American Christians to stand in faith for Israel in the days ahead, whether the nation is walking with God or in total rebellion, believing that You are able to bring Israel into the fulfillment of all Your promises for the nation.
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for Israel and Jerusalem.