"Let everyone who is Godly pray to you while you may be found" (Psalm 32:6)
PRAY FOR GOD TO INTERVENE!
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
"May those who love you be secure..." (Ps 122:6-9).
A day after Palestinian terrorists attacked an Israeli bus killing ten and wounding 30, the Israeli Security Cabinet decided to cut all contacts with the Palestinian Authority and to give up demands and expectations that the PA will take action to stop terrorism. They also decided that Yasser Arafat is now "irrelevant" to any further hope for peace and ordered the Israeli Army to target PA facilities and to recapture territory in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
--Israel does not intend to harm Arafat or bring about a collapse of the Palestinian Authority, but they do hope to end Arafatís reign as head of the PLO.
--"Only Israel can provide for its own security and that is what we will do," Justice Minister Meir Sheetrit told Army Radio, after ordering the Israeli Defense Force to take action wherever there is a terrorist infrastructure. "There is a need to search for those [involved] ... to disarm them [and] arrest wanted [Palestinians]" (The Jerusalem Post, 12/13/2001).
Muslim Massacre of Indonesian Christians Expected
--Thousands of Christian villagers have fled into the hills of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi to escape Islamic holy warriors linked to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terror network. Sixty thousand believers in the town of Tentena are still in jeopardy. Christians there have pleaded for prayer and for whatever diplomatic help the U.S. can give.
--The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta yesterday released a list of 45 countries besides Indonesia where Al Qaeda affiliated groups operate. The list included nearby Malaysia and the Philippines. American missionaries to the Philippines, Martin and Gracia Burnham, have been held captive since May by another group associated with Osama Bin Laden (see http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/news/011211a.asp).
Please Join Us in Constant Prayer:
--Heavenly Father, as we prepare to celebrate the Birth of Christ, MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE in the Middle East. CAUSE Americaís leaders to REMAIN FAITHFUL to You toward Israel!
--SAVE our Indonesian brothers & sisters. STOP the Jihad in Indonesia. Deliver the Burnhams & all other Christians whose lives are in jeopardy.
--AWAKEN the American Church to REPENT & PRAY so Your Gospel will advance during this time war & uncertainty (Gen 12:3; Ex 23:20-22; Lev 26:3, 7-8; Nu 10:9; Ps 91:all; Is 9:6; Zech 12:3; Mt 5:10-12; Rom 13:3-4).
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