IN THE SOUTH OF ISRAEL!
Last night, Israeli forces including army and police units foiled an attempt by Islamic Jihad trrorists to crash through the Sinai border between Egypt and Israel. The terrorists, at least 7 and possibly more, first attacked an Egyptian border post, killing 16 Egyptian soldiers and taking two armored vehicles. These two vehicles were then used to break through the Kerem Shalom border crossing. One vehicle, approached the crossing and blew itself up as a diversion while the other crossed the border through the security fence. After firing shells, RPG’s and machine guns at Israel troops, the vehicle was destroyed by Israeli Air Force (IAF) planes.
There may be more terrorists in the area. A majoy security alert was declared and residents of the area were instructed to remain indoors with all doors and windows locked. At the same time, a massive and systematic search began to locate any additional terrorists in the area.
In another, apparently unrelated incident in the same area, terrorists from Gaza Strip fired over 15 Kassam missiles into Southern Israel. Thankfully, they landed in an open territory and no injuries have been reported.
Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak said the attack once again showed that the Egyptians need to step up their efforts to take back control of the Sinai Peninsula from the terrorists. He also praised the security forces in the area whose action averted a major tragedy and what would have, according to Barak, been a mass casualty event. It is interesting to note that some Egyptian sources are blaming Israel for the attack – (nothing new to use Israel as the scapegoat. What is sad is that so many believe the lie!) The spokesperson, Al Jamia Al Islamiya, said that Israeli intelligence is behind the incident. “Israel is deliberately masterminding and staging violent attacks in Sinai in order to stir up trouble and force the Egyptian government to change its present security agrements with israel – in Israel’s favor.”
TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR THE INTELLECT AND STRATEGY THE ISRAELIS HAVE….”IT IS HE WHO GIVES THEM HANDS TO WAR..”As for God, His way is perfect; The WORD of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? God is my strength and power and He makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of deer, And sets me on my high places. He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. “ (2 Samuel 22:31-35)
I felt impressed by the Holy Spirit for us to pray Psalm 83 over all this situation. This Psalm should be prayed like Psalm 91 and Ephesians 6, because we are in a war, and it is a spiritual battle- not a battle of flesh and blood no matter what it looks like in the natural….
THE CALL TO INTERCESSORS IS “DO NOT KEEP SILENT, O GOD! DO NOT HOLD YOUR PEACE, AND DO NOT BE STILL, O GOD1 FOR BEHOLD, YOUR ENEMIES MAKE A TUMULT, AN UPROAR, AND THOSE WHO HATE YOU HAVE LIFTED UP THEIR HEAD. THEY HAVE TAKEN CRAFTY COUNSEL AGAINST YOUR PEOPLE, AND CONSULTED TOGETHER AGAINST YOUR SHELTERED- HIDDEN – ONES. THEY HAVE SAID, ‘COME, AND LET US CUT THEM OFF FROM BEING A NATION, THAT THE NAME OF ISRAEL MAY BE REMEMBERED NO MORE….’ Psalm 83:1-4
LET’S DECREE AND DECLARE THIS ENTIRE PSALM AS IT IS A PRAYER TO FRUSTRATE CONSPIRACY AGAINST ISRAEL!
We pray, God hears, God answers!