20 July 2017
– by Rik Bokelman
Vice President Mike Pence gave the keynote address at the Christians United for Israel Summit Dinner in Washington Monday. He there explained why he wants to support Israel.
“To look at Israel is to see that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob keeps his promises,” he said. “Like all of you, my passion for Israel springs from my Christian faith. The songs of the land and the people of Israel were the anthems of my youth. As for me and my house, we pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all who call her home. It’s really the greatest privilege of my life to serve as Vice President to a President who cares so deeply for our most cherished ally.”
“My friends, to look at Israel is to see that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob keeps his promises, keeps the promises He makes to His people and to each one of us.”
“Ezekiel prophesized: ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live.’ And the State of Israel and her people bear witness to God’s faithfulness, as well as their own.”
“How unlikely was Israel’s birth, how more unlikely has been her survival, and how confounding, against the odds, has been her thriving.”
“Since the moment of their independence, the Jewish people have awed the world with their strength of will and their strength of character. ”
“Indeed, anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear must acknowledge that Israel is a living testimony to the power of hope over hate and so will she always be.”
The Vice President also emphasized the current administration will move the American Embassy to Jerusalem. “I promise you that the day will come when President Donald Trump moves the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It is not a question of if, it is only when,” he said to a standing ovation.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray that God will continue to bless America. And when you pray, pray with confidence because our God is a faithful God, and He will guide us, and He will guard us as we go forth and do His work.”
Article source: hellochristian.com