Love for Israel: the land and its people
One of the hallmarks of the Kingdom fellowship (now known as The Kingdom Christian Ministries) is sharing God's love for Israel. His regard for that part of the earth is made clear in Deuteronomy 11:12, where He describes it as "a land which Jehovah thy God cares for: the eyes of Jehovah thy God are always upon it from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year." In addition to this statement of perpetual divine interest, in many other scriptures He specifically calls that area "My land." Since our love for God includes loving the things that He loves--holiness, righteousness, justice, His people, His day, His sanctuary--we join with Him, as well, in loving this place which He chose: His land, and the city He calls "the city of the great King." (Jerusalem)
Since the Kingdom fellowship began in the 1890s it has promoted this love for God's land, and fervent prayer for the restoration of both the land of Israel and its people, according to the promises of God. This included multiple prayer and education trips to Palestine, groups of people living in the land in the early 1900s while earnestly praying and exploring, and support for various Christian organizations operating in Israel right up to the present. Many groups from our fellowship traveled to Israel to tour and pray in the 1970s and 1980s. For many years we supported a woman in Jerusalem who demonstrated her love for the Jewish people in practical ways, including helping to establish a food bank there for the needy, which to this day distributes hundreds of pounds of food every week. In 2003 we leased a home in Jerusalem for a year, and many families and students lived there during that time, praying for God's will to be fulfilled for Jerusalem and the nation of Israel. In 2007, planning began to establish a center in Jerusalem for prayer, education and hospitality. Many have had a part in bringing this vision to pass and we are still seeking God for its full fruition and His provision of a permanent location to continue this on-going work for God.
This page has been developed to increase our Biblical understanding of this call from God for present-day work in Israel. The following resources are provided to that end:
Love for Beulah
(God's name for Israel)
Why Israel Now?
Call for Prayer 1
Call for Prayer 2