By Pastor John Hagee
I say other than,
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…
Following prayer we were invited by Rabbi Scheinberg and several other Orthodox rabbis to join them in observing Tisha B’Av, which is a set time of mourning over the destruction of the temples in Jerusalem. Nearly 1,000 Christians and Jews, including the State of Israel's Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, sat on the floor and were led in the reading of the book of Lamentations. This event was a first in the history of Christianity! It was a moment of divine unity! We could sense God’s blessing even more as Psalm 133 became a reality,
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity…For there the LORD commanded the blessing--life forever.
Word of Faith Church from North Carolina provided a Holocaust Museum exhibition that rivaled any I have seen. As we and our Jewish friends walked through the beautiful and yet somber display of our history with the Jewish people you could sense Isaiah 40:1 come alive,
“Comfort, O comfort My people," says your God.
opened our meeting Tuesday morning with one session after another providing
education to those in attendance of the biblical reasons Christians should
support Israel and up to the minute information of the current conditions in
Israel and the Middle East. The Prime Minister, via live feed during the Middle
East Briefing, brought greetings and thanks for CUFI’s support. The last
event at the convention center was the finest Night to Honor Israel that we
have ever had in Washington, D.C.
Zion's sake I will not keep silent,
I want to thank the leadership and every delegate who made the sacrifice to attend the Summit. I ask that you save the date for the sixth annual Washington Summit, July 18-20, 2011. We must only grow stronger in our support of Israel and the Jewish people.
Christian Zionists- The fastest growing Israel support group in America
The audience, a cross section of America, included high school students,
CUFI on Campus groups, senior citizens moving with the assistance of canes,
families with children, African-American ministries, Hispanic churches, cowboy
churches, urbanites, suburbanites, ranchers, scientists, bond brokers, travel
agents and golfers. They were from all fifty states and as diverse as a group
can get, yet they spoke with one voice and cheered wildly as the speakers
reaffirmed the CUFI pledge that: The Jewish people have a right to live in
their ancient land of Israel, and that the modern State of Israel is the
fulfillment of this historic right.