AFRICAN CENTER FOR ISRAEL
ADDRESS OF PROPHETESS (BARR.) SALLY TOBIAS INNOCENT, FOUNDER/CEO OF AFRICAN CENTRE FOR ISRAEL AT THE CONSULTATIVE MEETING OF AUGUST 20, 2009 AT NICON TRANSCORP HILTON, ABUJA
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends of Israel,
It is a great privilege and honor for me to welcome you to this God-ordained meeting. Many years ago, God exposed me to the cause of Israel and birthed a vision in my heart to fight for the good of His chosen land, Israel. He allowed me to do similar work with such organizations as, Nigerian-Israeli Foundation (NIF). This vision has crystallized into the birth of African Center for Israel (ACI). ACI is a coalition of volunteers from all works of life in Nigeria and the entire continent of Africa who share, admire, and are committed to fostering a long-lasting relationship with the government and people of the State of Israel. This is to be achieved through bilateral, socio-cultural and political partnership. ACI is a non-governmental socio-economic vehicle that seeks the good of the State of Israel and her people while exposing her members to opportunities that exist in Israel to excel in their different callings in life. We seek to achieve this through the implementation of an 9-point agenda namely: Legislative Diplomacy, Intercession for Israel, Education and Sports, Reconciliation, Restoration, Economic Interfaces, Celebrate Israel Rallies, and African Day in Jerusalem (showcasing the rich potentials of Africa).
Christians are expected to live their lives according to the Word of God. So permit me to give you some reasons from the Bible why you must stand with Israel:
1. Your support for Israel causes you and all that concern you to be blessed - Genesis 12:3 "And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all nations of the earth be blessed." This was the promise of God to all that will bless His chosen people. All you need to do is to look at the nations that have blessed Israel and the nations that have caused her and draw your own conclusions.
2. We must honor Israel as the nation through which God decided to bring salvation to the world – John 4:22b "Salvation is of the Jews!" This is the assertion of a famous Jewish Rabbi, Jesus Christ. Jesus loved His people, the Jews and if He is our example, we must love all people including the Jewish nation. He died as the King of the Jews!
3. The Bible commands us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psalm 122:6 "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee." Those that love Israel are divinely expected to prosper.
4. The Jews are the natural descendants of Abraham and we, who are in Christ, are the spiritual descendants of Abraham (Gal. 3:29). So, we must be our brother’s keeper. When you fight and support Israel, you are fighting and supporting yourself.
These are but only a few of the reasons why we must stand for Israel. More detailed information is available to you on our website: africacenterforisrael.org.
As part our partnership with the State of Israel and all lovers of Israel, ACI is participating in a special tour of Israel from October 13–26, 2009. Among the planned activities, you will participate in the President’s Conference which brings Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Diplomats, Top Executives and business people from all over the world. There will also be a gala event that will feature Knesset Ministers and awards will be presented by the President of Israel to people from around the world who have been chosen by God to unite in Jerusalem, including some of us here present. If you want to be a part of this tour, I encourage to register a soon as possible with our secretariat as available slots are limited.
You will be contacted soon concerning the formal roll call and inauguration of ACI.
Again, thank you for honoring our invitation. May the good Lord continue to prosper and increase in Jesus name.