‘Bite size’ analysis of news from the past week, with a Christian Perspective
ISRAEL FORMS NEW GOVERNMENT, ELECTS NEW PM AFTER YEARS OF POLITICAL STALEMATE
Week ending 17 JUNE 2021 – ISRAEL – On Sunday 13 June, Israel formed a new government, as new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett unseated Israel’s longest-serving leader Benjamin Netanyahu in a Knesset (Israel’s parliament) vote of 60-59, with one minister abstaining.
From a Christian Perspective – Regardless of who is in power in Israel, or what policies may come with the new coalition, may the global Church continue to pray for Israel’s transition, its leaders, and for the salvation of every person living within its borders.
THE LARGEST GLOBAL CRIME BUST IN HISTORY
Week ending 17 JUNE 2021 – OPERATION TROJAN SHIELD – Operation Trojan Shield, a sweeping police sting, has led to the arrest of over 800 suspected criminals in 16 countries across the globe and is being called the largest gang and drug bust of all time.
From a Christian Perspective – Although not all may be revealed in this life, anything that is exposed by God’s hand can be used as a light to further His Kingdom. The body of Christ can be actively praying for creative and effective ways for the criminal activities of the underworld to be exposed to light, and ultimately to His redemptive light.
CHURCHES BURNED AND CHRISTIANS TARGETED IN INDIA?
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
“Brothers and sisters, urgent prayer request. Pray for the Church in India. Buddhist extremists in India burned down 20 churches last night. Tonight want to destroy more than 200 churches in Olisabang province. They want to kill 200 missionaries within the next 24 hours. All Christians are hiding in villages… Pray for them and send this message to all Christians you know.
THE KINGDOM IMPACT OF CHINA’S INCREASED CONTROL OVER HONG KONG
23 MARCH 2021 – China’s increased boldness in exerting its control and authority over Hong Kong – despite the ‘guarantees’ of the “one country, two systems” policy – begs answers to some critical Kingdom questions. How will this impact the Church in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan?
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