The October 7 attack on Israel launched the nation into war.
“This has been the most devastating attack in the history of the state of Israel over the last 75 years,” Cissie Graham Lynch said on the newest episode of her Fearless podcast. “Why is it so important that as Christians we are paying attention to what is happening there right now?”
For this special episode, Lynch invites Pastor Gary Hamrick from Cornerstone Chapel in Virginia to share his perspective on the conflict taking place. Pastor Hamrick had originally been scheduled to lead a tour to Israel this very week.
“God chose to reveal His plan of redemption for mankind from this particular plot of land,” he said.
Lynch believes that this land of promise is continually under attack because “whatever God blesses, Satan’s going to curse.”
“The church needs to be aware what is happening, and our hearts should be stirred,” Pastor Hamrick said. He encouraged believers to remain vigilant, pointing out how “as we get closer to the return of Christ, we’re going to see more and more anti-Semitism around the world.”
Complete peace on Earth won’t happen until the Lord returns, but Scripture still tells us to pray for Israel.
“We pray for He who watches over Israel, the Lord, who never slumbers nor sleeps, to continue to give peace and comfort to those who are there,” Pastor Hamrick said. “There’s been hundreds of families now that have lost loved ones, and we need to remember them and pray for their comfort as well.”
During this time of suffering and war, Lynch called on listeners to continue faithfully praying for peace in this troubled land.