Joel Rosenberg is currently here in the Philippines. Yesterday, he had lunch with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, together with Filipino Pastor Peter Tan Chi (senior Pastor of Christ Commission Fellowship), Israeli Pastor David Ortiz, and the Epicenter conference team.
The Epicenter team posted their summary of the meeting from their perspective (meaning, nothing from the President of the Philippines) and two things caught my attention.
But before I share it, for those who do not know him, Joel Rosenberg is the New York Times best-selling author of The Last Jihan (2002), The Last Days (2003), The Ezekiel Option (2005), The Copper Scroll (2006), Epicenter (2006), and Dead Heat (2008). (You can read more here: About Joel Rosenberg.)
Now the meat, the first one:
Majority of the Filipino people have no idea of that historical event and the part of the Philippines in the **re-**founding of the State of Israel. I personally do not remember it was mentioned in our History classes, I only encountered it after I did deeper history research about modern Israel and the greatest President of the Philippines - Manuel L. Quezon.
A great request and a worthy one. In my view, as a One-God Apostolic Pentecostal Christian, we should be praying and siding with Israel. Israel is God’s physical chosen people, going against them is going against the Creator of the Heavens and the earth.
Remember the infamous Six-Day War? Israel stood alone (in Human perspective) against the strong alliance of her neighbors, and yet they won and even regained and acquired lands. Spiritually, God and His angels joined the war, just like how it is today with us, the Church - the spiritual Israel.
But this is where the world is headed - the world is going to unite against Israel. That will possibly result to the fulfillment of the remaining few prophecies we’re still watching - we know it as the Armageddon.
Let’s all pray for Israel and the Palestinian people who are under the rule and control of legitimate and obvious terrorist organizations. And let’s pray for our own Nation and the Filipino people that we all wake up and see the reality of world and who Israel is.
You can read the complete account here.