As the Russian-Ukraine war wages on, Christians should be concerned for our Jewish and Christian brothers who reside in Ukraine.
There are more than 200,000 Jews living in the country, and Israel has been making potential plans to bring them to Israel in the face of a war with Russia.
We have yet to see if this mass aliyah will materialize. Could this be part of the greater Exodus spoken of in Jeremiah 16:14-15?
“Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “that it shall no more be said, ‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.”
Now is the time to pray for the Jews of Ukraine, not only that they will be protected, but also that they will have an irresistible draw to return to the land of Israel. In the face of Russian invasion, we should pray that they will have a means of escape back to the land of their forefathers.
As Christians, no matter what part of the world we reside in, we have a responsibility to:
1 - Pray for Ukrainian Christians that God would have mercy on them, and that they would turn to Him in repentance and revival.
2 - Pray for Ukrainian Jews to be kept safe under the shelter of God’s wings, and for them to be able to return to Israel.
3 - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for that is the only way that peace will spread to the entire world.
Luke Hilton is director of marketing for HaYovel, an organization that brings Christians to Israel to serve the land and people. This opinion piece originally appeared here.