David's Shield by Jim McKenzie

Project David’s Shield, helping and standing with Israel's physical guardian, reaches out to those who protect Israel.

Who has ever seen such things? Is a country born in one day?

Is a nation brought forth all at once? For as soon as Tziyon went into labor, she brought forth her children. (Isaiah 66:8)

Israel Defense Forces Mission:

 

To defend the existence, territorial integrity and sovereignty

of the state of IsraelTo protect the inhabitants of Israel and to combat all forms of terrorism which  threaten the daily life 

 

CFI and Project David’s Shield aim to stand in solidarity with the stated mission of the IDF. The best armies in the world are the ones that believe in what they are doing so much that they will make any sacrifice to further the cause and accomplish their mission.

We have a responsibility as Christian Friends of Israel, here in Jerusalem, and from the Nations, to let the Israeli soldiers know that we love and support the IDF and to remind them who they are. We strive to remind them that they don’t fight their battles alone, and that the God of Israel is with them. We are able to tell them that they have millions of people around the world who pray for them daily!

Being an Israeli soldier is not easy. The best weapon a soldier has is not his gun, but his will to fight. If a soldier is totally convinced of the righteousness of the cause for which he fights, he will be a much fiercer warrior. Israel is the one nation on earth to whom God has promised a specified piece of real estate. The Gift of the Land of Canaan to Israel was confirmed by God’s Word, command, statute, everlasting covenant, and oath! (Psalm 105: 7-11)

The Army of Israel is fighting on the earthly battleground. Will you take your place on the walls of Jerusalem? (Isaiah 62:1, 6-7) Will you stand in the gap and petition God on behalf of the Land and the people who are called by his name?

CFI and Project David’s Shield would ask that you join with us in our efforts by contributing funds which allow us the privilege and honor to meet with Base Commanders, and their soldiers to understand the needs they have and for the divine opportunity to forge bonds of friendships that can prove eternal.

Your gift to Project David’s Shield will make a soldier feel proud of their service and boost their morale. Your gift of expressing your gratitude to an Israeli soldier shall prove to be an amazing encouragement!

Contact David's Shield at: shield@cfijerusalem.org

David's Shield Monthly Report – January 2021: by Jim McKenzie

 

The vision of CFI Jerusalem project David’s Shield is to express solidarity with the vision and mission of the IDF.

We stand with the defenders and express our gratitude and encouragement to them.  We tell them that they are on the side of God, and His calling on them to be guardians of this land called Israel, is in fact a righteous calling.

God has established the Nation, and just as King David, the IDF are up to the task.

During the past year, we strove to advance the CFI vision as much as possible during a time when personal interaction and visits were limited.  However, through trusted relationships, we were afforded numerous opportunities to encourage and provide needed items of comfort and in some cases, tactical equipment.

We are equipped to accomplish that which we are called to do – as are the Israel Defense Forces.

One such encouragement that I shared with many of the defenders came from a supporter in England who writes;

"Dear Defenders of the Land,

You are the focus of my greatest admiration and awe. When I think of all of you defending the Land of Israel I feel as if I am looking through the prism of history, seeing great heroes and mighty warriors from ancient days. May you all be like King David's mighty men! YOUR HERITAGE IS AWESOME! You are walking in the footsteps of warriors from long ago, warriors who did great exploits because they trusted in the Almighty and Honored His Name.

My constant prayer for you all is that you will know the protection of the Almighty and TRUST in HIS POWER to guide you and to give you supernatural abilities to thwart your enemies.

You are all so precious to the Lord - may you be blessed in all you do protecting Israel.

I expect it is difficult to pray sometimes, so I stand in the gap for you.

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you; don’t be distressed, for I am your God. I give you strength, I give you help, I support you with my victorious right hand.  All those who were angry with you will be disgraced, put to shame; those who fought against you will be destroyed, brought to nothing” (Isaiah 41:10-11 CJB)."

 

Thank you for the honor to convey such heartfelt sentiments to the brave defenders of Israel and for the support of Christian friends of Israel from the Nations.

Jim McKenzie

Project David’s Shield Supervisor

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