Glenn Beck told an enthusiastic gathering of 3,000 Christians at the ancient Roman amphitheater in Caesarea on Sunday that Israel need not fear the world's agenda because it would soon see the miracles of God.
"I've spent the last few years trying to find solutions for what is happening in the world," Beck said during the opening event of his four-day "Restoring Courage" rally in Israel. "While there may not be a political solution, the good news is the God of Abraham ain't running for office."
Speaking directly to the Israelis he came to bolster, Beck said to get ready to see God's direct working in the affairs of their nation.
"Be not afraid, know who He is, know His face, know that He is a God of covenants and miracles," admonished Beck. "We are leaving the age of man-made miracles of spacecraft, and we are entering the age of the miracles of God."
Most of those attending the event were American Christians who traveled to Israel to take part in the Restoring Courage rally, which Beck hopes will encourage Israelis to stand firm upon their biblical promises without regard for the bellyaching of the international community.
On Monday, the group was scheduled to attend a Holocaust remembrance ceremony. The main event is to take place in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening, with simultaneous rallies outside the southern end of the Temple Mount and at Jerusalem's City Hall.
Israeli Arab leaders have threatened an outbreak of violence over Beck's rally.
"The lessons from Ariel Sharon's visit to the Temple Mount apparently haven't been learned," said Arab Knesset Member Mohammed Barakei menacingly.
Barakei was referring to the September 2000 visit to the Temple Mount by then-opposition leader Ariel Sharon, which the Palestinians used as an excuse to launch the Second Intifada, or "Oslo War."
Beck wasn't concerned by the threats.
"Somebody said we're going to bring chaos, mayhem, and I thought - it's the Middle East, how would you know?" quipped Beck.
Beck insisted that despite what his detractors say, the purpose of the event is not to provoke, but rather to "bring truth, we bring peace, we bring support, we bring comfort" to the Jewish people.
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