Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary
Happy 70th birthday, Israel! Tonight at sundown through tomorrow at sundown, Israel is marking 70 years as a nation. Today, Israel is a dear friend to the United States of America. Believers worldwide will be celebrating this 70th year. We honor Israel as a nation specially loved by God, and “70” is significant scripturally. In Hebrew, the number 70 represents “perfection” and ten represents “completeness and God’s law.”1 There are many mentions of “70” in the Bible. God’s blessings were recorded to be given after 70 years to the nation and to members of it. We believe Israel to be a forerunner – a type and shadow of God’s love and plans. All of this says to us that this is a significant Kingdom year!
“May those who bless you be blessed and those who curse you be cursed!” (Balaam blessing Israel at the command of the Lord; Numbers 24:9b; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Rejoice with Israel as this special nation turns 70 years old!
- Bless the nation of Israel in your own words. Bless them with prosperity, abundance, and peace. Pray that the people will be blessed with a revelation of Jesus as their Messiah.
- Ask the Lord to continue America’s covenant relationship with Israel. Pray that we are never divided in our loyalty to them.
- Call for the special Kingdom blessings that the end of 70 years bring – that the captives would be set free, that the blessings would pour out, and that the purposes of God would be made manifest in the earth and in our two nations.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, we rejoice over Israel, another nation founded by Your sovereign will and plan. Happy birthday, Israel! May you be blessed with an abundance of blessings. May your people live in peace. May your scientists continue to bring breakthrough technologies into the earth whereby all men are blessed. May your fields continue to bloom in the desert and may your economy be strong. May your people receive the greatest blessing of all – to see Jesus as Your Messiah! May our nations ever be knit together in loyalty to one another, even as Jonathan and David were. Bless America, as we bless Israel, Jesus. Amen.
America will blessed as we bless Israel!