Whilst working on this project, Father challenged us with the following scripture:
Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (The emphasis added)
Up until this point, apart from God proclaiming blessing, only Noah had released a blessing & that blessing was directed at God (Genesis 9:26)
In Genesis 12:3, for the first time it is revealed that man was able to release a blessing over God's creation. The instruction – from God - was that God would bless anyone that blesses Abraham.
Bless in Hebrew is barak = to bless, to kneel.
Hence, if one applies the biblical law of first mention, then we can conclude that if we want to be recipients of God's blessings, then we are to open that door for Him - through the intentional blessing of Abraham.
When this conviction came upon us, we realised that in reality, by including blessings over Abraham & his seed – Israel, we would alienate numerous people in the church.
A large portion of the present day church believe in Replacement Theology & thus do not agree with the principle of blessing the Nation of Israel, plus there is a large segment that are against the current political system that is in place in Israel – as it pertains to the Middle-East.
We took this dilemma to our Father in prayer, this is what He said on this issue:
Israel transcends politics.
Political systems come & go, but the land & to some degree the community continue – regardless of political ideologies!
You are instructed to pray for those in authority – not 'if you agree with them'. So prayer & blessing transcends the political here & now.
Politicians & the media condition you to believe that they wield all power & control agendas.
History speaks loudly against this lie.
Speaking blessing over My Israel does not align you with present day Israeli political ideologies – it aligns you with My agenda & places a God ordained response on Myself.
I am then obligated – by My own Word to bless you.
So, if we are wanting to take our land – be it our own portion of land under the sun, our district, province, state or nation, then the entry point is to first proclaim blessing over Israel (& where possible to bless them in practical ways!)
The blessings that we use within this tool for Israel are simply scriptural promises from God for Israel.
We therefore encourage you to use this system to firstly, bless Israel & then your region.