Moving Prayerfully Through the Political Stalemate Hadas Parush/Flash90

Moving Prayerfully Through the Political Stalemate

Israeli Messianic Jews should do their civic duty, but not get caught up in the present political turmoil


The State of Israel is currently at a crossroads, and has been so since the beginning of the year. The political sandbox stopped being fun for the players. Netanyahu doesn’t want to play without his friends, Gantz is willing to play only if Netanyahu will not make rule turning him invincible, and Liberman hasn’t decided which candidate he dislikes more.

As voters, after we cast our ballot, all that is left for us to do is to wait on our representatives in the Knesset to sort things out. As believers, and Disciples of Christ, we are to take action in the form of prayer for our leaders, whomever they end up being. Even after completing our duties as citizens (twice now), we all ought to admit that there is no perfect candidate, and whomever you might have supported, there were things you decided to compromise on.

At the end of the day, the two biggest parties, Likud and “Blue and White,” are secular-liberal parties, and opt for things that followers of Yeshua will never subscribe to. The Christian…