REPENTANCE FOR SIN AGAINST ISRAEL:
Respond with: Lord forgive us and have mercy on us.
Abba YHVH, we confess our sin to you as a nation in regard to our words, actions, and motives concerning Israel.
–We have not loved what You love, nor hated what You hate.
We have not honored and defended, what You demanded be honored and defended. We have not rejected what you reject. Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–We, as a nation, have set aside Your word … Your principled way revealed to us, which was meant to serve as our earthly guidebook. We have ignored, rejected, and replaced Your order, Your requirements, and Your warnings to us, as they are recorded in the scriptures of the Bible … and as they have been confirmed to our hearts by Your Holy Spirit. Where Your word tells us very clearly in Genesis 12 (that You will bless those, who bless Israel, and those, who ignore, replace, or lightly regard Israel, You will bitterly curse) how we are to regard Israel, we have disregarded that revelation. We have positioned our nation against you, and against being a recipient of Your blessing, by our apathy, by our domination, by our replacement of Israel, and by our insincere/casually violated promises given to Israel. Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–Too often, the people and the government of America have given to, and taken from Israel, only when it was found to be convenient or personally beneficial in some way. We confess that we have USED Israel’s blessings to bless ourselves, and sought to take advantage of what she offers, while giving very little in return.
Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–At times, when Israel was in need, America rose up to help, but often our support was half-hearted, conditional, or fickle, according to the responses made by the other powers … especially according to the reactions of the oil producing nations. Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–We confess that in our arrogance, and in our jealousy, that the United States government has often sought to force Israel to reject her mandate from You to be a nation set apart. We have demanded that she follow our way, our will, and our word … and to come into line with all the other nations. We punished her, when she would not satisfy our demands and expectations, rather than calling her forth to satisfy Your calling and Your mandates, which were placed upon her from time immemorial. Through these acts, we have often backed Israel into a corner of rebellion against you … time and time again. Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–In her battle against the agendas of her enemies … particularly againt Islamic aggressors … we have too often turned our heads away from the truth, in order to avoid condemning the aggressors, lest we offend them, or anger them.
Beyond that sin, this nation has often courted such nations as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, etc., and even Iran … seeking their favor and cooperation in order to promote our own welfare, prosperity, and security at Israel’s expense.
Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–We have blamed Israel for the senseless hatred, and for the manifestations of violence enacted against her at the hand of her enemies. We have lightly considered their constant call for the genocide of the Jewish people. We have joined in with the voices of her accusers, when we should have stood up for her; speaking truth and advocating for her people. Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–We have tied Israel’s hands in battle, when we should have strengthened and freed them, when she arose in defensive measures on behalf of her citizens. Israel has been constantly called to show restraint, when her people are being attacked … restraint that NO OTHER NATION would be expected to show under the same circumstances. Many times, America has demanded that Israel “stand down” in a time of definitive warfare, rather than completing an attainable victory against her enemies … thus granting those enemies a claim to victory, and allowing them to have an opportunity to fight against Israel another day.
Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–America has wrongly held in prison, and continues to hold, Jonathan Pollard, many years longer than this “friendly spy”, who was watching against American treachery, deserved. At the same time, the American leadership has repeatedly demanded that Israel release hundreds of lethal Palestinian murderers and terrorists; enabling them to kill and to maim Jews again and again. With no gain for Israel, and with nothing but loss projected for Israel, we continue to make these prisoner release demands of her government … long after the fruit of these wicked demands has been clearly seen. We confess this terrible injustice and this wickedly double standard. Pollard has been reserved as a tool for corporate punishment of the Israelis in the hands of the American government.
Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–America has demanded that Israel share her technological advances in warfare with the United States, in exchange for America’s manufacture of these devices. All the while, the American leadership tells Israel that we are her most trusted ally. So many times, America has quickly turned around, and provided/sold Israel’s secret technological warfare advances to the Islamic nations, who surround Israel. They claim it is a way to balance power in the regions, so that Israel doesn’t get too strong over her neighbors. America helped Israel build underground facilities for her defense, and then revealed not only their locations, but often their design plans to her potential enemies through leaks made by the American construction engineers. Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–America has repeatedly demanded that Israel open up her borders, to allow the free, unhindered, passage of people, who are opening committed to killing her people, and to seizing her land. American administrations have repeatedly demanded that Israel provide building materials, electricity, services, and supplies to the Palestinians; knowing full well that these very things would be used to build up a battlefront for attacks against Israel. This is still occurring in this hour. Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–America has repeatedly forced Israel to surrender portions of the land of her inheritance, given to her by YOU, in order to satisfy the aspirations of those, who have no actual right or true claim to that land. Thus America prospers/promotes/demands the ruse of a false peace, to be forged by Israel with those individuals and organizations, who reject all considerations of co-existence with her. Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–When it has been vital for the people of Israel to be united and to stand with her elected leaders, many times officials in the US government/State Dept. … along with the American media … have actively promoted and fostered division, mistrust, and rebellion against that leadership. Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–Rather than being the voice of truth to stand with Israel, too often this government, the synagogues, and the church of America, have been the voices to echo/declare the lies manufactured against her. Neither this nation, nor the church, have rejected the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions movement against Israel out-of-hand, but have often promoted/accommodated this initiative. When it was politically or globally unpopular, the United States frequently became very silent; giving tacit approval to Israel’s accusers, without “getting personally involved” or being personally responsible for Israel’s plight. Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–This nation has stood in support of, and in agreement with, the global humanist agenda, against Your sovereign rule; replacing Your word of authority with the words and mandates of men and hell. Rather than rejecting the agendas and the arrogant, presumptuous authority of the United Nations, too often the USA has used its veto in the Security Council as a threat, as a manipulation, or as a trump card to force Israel’s course into compliance with the global will. This nation has been actively facilitating, financing, and housing the United Nations on our soil … a standard and an institution lifted up against Your authority, way, and truth. Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
–In regard to Israel, we confess that the United States has acted with duplicity, with arrogance, with betrayal, with cowardice, with extortion, and with apathy … especially in regard to threats made against Israel by Moslems and Islamic states. American has never resoundingly, unconditionally, or absolutely refused the Islamic agenda to cleanse all Israel of Jews, and to commandeer the city of Jerusalem. America still keeps the door open to satisfying the Islamic goal that Jerusalem would become Islam’s sole possession, for the glory of their false god. We are deserving of Your judgment, Lord, because our nation has joined in the call for the division of YOUR Land, and of YOUR holy city; demanding Israel’s divestment from both. Lord forgive us and have mercy on us
—We have nothing to recommend ourselves before you, Lord. That, which we have demanded and allowed be done to Israel, is rightfully due to fall upon us from Your hand. We, as a nation, have been given much in order to prosper Your way, Your word, and Your will … particularly pertaining to Israel … but we assumed that You would demand very little of us in return for Your abundant blessing. The time of accounting is at hand. The Shemitah year is opening before us. The enemies are not only at our borders, but they are embedded throughout our nation, to the highest offices, services, and agencies. If not for Your forgiveness and mercy, the attacks that have befallen Israel are due to hit us, at the level of a 10 fold increase. Have mercy! Forgive us! Turn us, and our leadership! Bring forth the conviction of sin against Israel throughout this nation, so that our light will not be snuffed out for a season, as we are made to suffer the consequences of our wicked actions and choices. Lord forgive us and have mercy on us!
—Holy and Divine YHVH, we look to You to use everything that will arise in the days ahead, to accomplish Your handiwork in our lives and in our nation. We understand that the true plumb line has been placed before us. The enemies of this nation have stated their intentions to invade and to destroy us. Pestilence and disease, drought and flood have already been seen within our borders. Our financial system stands upon fragile toothpicks. We have a directionless moral compass that is spinning around to accommodate everything wicked, but condemning everything Godly. We have a leadership that is greatly unrighteous in its governance, and corrupt in its judgments. Your word is clear, and Your Spirit has been actively speaking loudly, in regard to the sowing and reaping law for every nation and individual. Have mercy upon us!
—We trust Your goodness, Your love, and Your faithfulness to Your word. As this Shemitah year begins at sundown the 24th, You will show Your approval and Your disapproval of what our nation has presented before You. All that is of You will be expanded, while all that is against You will be struck down or shaken severely. In the time of the descending blows, and in the moments of shaking, help us to yield to Your hand, and to submit to Your discipline. Make us swift to learn the lessons that You always make available to us in the times of difficulty. Draw us to Yourself, so that we will be strengthened and find our security in Your hand alone. Show us very clearly the paths that we need to take in order to restore our nation to a place of favor in Your eyes. Help us to always keep our eyes upon you.
—While we don’t deserve it, we ask You to extend great forgiveness and mercy to America and to our people. Please, give us the boldness to arise, and to speak out in the difficult days ahead, rather than hiding out in self-protection. Use any/all days of struggle that may come, to bring forth a harvest of souls in this nation … and make that harvest great. In this hour, You have given it into our hands to turn the course of this nation, and to bring forth truth, so that the light does not leave our land. Make us effective in accomplishing our assignments, so that we do not miss this great opportunity, afforded to us by Your mercy, in whatever measures, and in whatever form You choose to bring forth our awakening, our turn-around, and our restoration. PLEASE redeem the days … redeem the year … redeem the course of this nation, for the glory of Your name … and for the coming of Your Kingdom upon the earth. And as always, bless Israel, and this nation, with Your manifested shalom (wholeness) that comes from knowing the fullness of Who You are as Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer, and ever-loving Lord.