Growing up in Israel we are all too familiar with the sights and sounds of war. I personally recall as a child sitting on the cold floor inside the bomb shelter listening to the radio talking about the war raging outside our walls. I didn’t understand much of what was said but I knew that my father couldn’t be there with us because he was drafted to reserve duty defending our lives. A few years later, when I was serving during the first Gulf war I remember my heartbeat getting faster and faster as I put on my gas mask. We’ve just had a very intense 24 hours here in Israel. President Trump announced that the US is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal which in his words is ‘defective at its core’. Minutes later, Israel destroyed an Iranian army base outside of Damascus which in turn led to Iran threatening to attack Israel. It is no secret that Iran is funding and arming Hezbollah who are north of Israel, as well as Hamas, in the east and south trying to ambush Israel while clearly stating that their “calling” is to destroy Israel. To wipe us off the face of the earth. We shouldn’t be surprised about this. Scripture tells us that in the last days Iran (Persia) will be in the coalition coming against Jerusalem. It might not yet be that specific war but perhaps this is the sight of the first cloud before a massive storm. But it’s not just the physical bodies that we are worried about during these tough times. It is the urgency of sharing the only message of hope with our people and calling them to return to our God by accepting Yeshua. He’s the only eternal refuge that no missile can ever destroy. Following the Assyrian exile of Israel’s 10 tribes king Hezekiah called upon the people of Israel to return to our God: “Children of Israel!” “Turn again unto the Lord God” “of Abraham, Isaac and Israel” “and He will return the remnant” “of you that escaped out of the” “hands of the kings of Assyria.” How can you pray for Israel at this time? As Jewish Israeli believers in Yeshua (Jesus) we urge you to please pray with us for the Lord of the harvest to send more workers to His field. The peace we are hoping for is first and foremost the peace that surpasses understanding that can only come from the Prince of Peace Yeshua, our Messiah.