I have just completed reading a prophecy given by Cindy Jacobs; an author, speaker and teacher; who in July prophesised that there would be an increase of tension in the Middle East. Iran was singled out as one of the nations involved. She suggested a number of prayer points including the following:-
Wisdom for President Trump and his advisors.
Pray against the spirit of violence that is erupting across the nations.
Pray for Iran and in particularly those Christians dwelling there.
She concluded by encouraging all believers to put up their shields.
I mention the above because on the day that the oil refineries were attacked in Saudi Arabia, and before I had heard the news, while waiting on the Lord, I heard in my spirit two words "Bang; Bang'. I knew instinctively that these word implied armed conflict. When the news of the drone attack reached my ears, I recalled the words that the Holy Spirit had released to me earlier. As I was praying into this new situation I sensed in my spirit that the tension will escalate and simmer away for a lengthy period. Also, that it would be confined to those nations in the Middle East.
Most disturbingly I sensed in my spirit that Israel would be dragged into this conflict. I hope that I am wrong on all of this but the impression by the Holy Spirit was strong and clear. At the same time, I know that I am going out on a limb with this word I feel that I am walking on water like Peter.
With the uncertainty of the Israeli elections my heart bleeds for Israel at this time and the need to pray for Gods favourite nation, must be added to Cindy Jacobs list outlined above.
During my time in the word the other day, as I was reading through 2 Chronicles, I came to chapter 11. In the account recorded in this chapter, Rehoboam King of Judah, mustered 180,00 fighting men to go against King Jeroboam the self-proclaimed King of Israel. But the word came to Rehoboam through the prophet Shemaiah, not to go to war for God was in the conflict; it was His doing.
This resonated with my spirit and I believe the Lord was saying that He was in the conflict involving the oil refinery shelling; it was His doing. In other words this conflict with its wider repercussions throughout the nations ( already our petrol price here in NZ has risen by 6 cents per litre ) is totally under Gods control.
This is then, no reason to not seek Gods face in this and learn how to pray his will into this situation. As Daniel is recorded as doing he heard the prophecy and sought the Lords will concerning the revealed word. This word that has been released by Gods servants, the prophets is a call to prayer, in fact it is a call to put the shields up and go on a warfare footing, on 'bended knee.'
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46 NIV.