One Verse Changed 2 Nations
During the Reagan Administration, I gave this Scripture [Matthew 18:19: “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”] to the senior advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel during a grave crisis. I was hosting Prime Minister Begin, my dear personal friend, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. His troops were in Lebanon, and the US government would not stand with him against the PLO. President Ronald Reagan, a wonderful man, had hardened his heart because of misinformation from the Red Crescent (the Islamic Red Cross) which was working with the PLO.
I asked Reuven Hecht, Begin’s senior advisor, “Does the prime minister meet privately today with the president?” He said they would meet together for fifteen minutes. I said, “They must agree together. Tell the prime minister to relate the Scripture I just gave you.”
Reuven said, “If I tell Mr. Begin to speak the words of Jesus, there will be a bigger war in Israel than the Lebanese War.”
I responded, “Please tell Mr. Begin what I said, and tell him to agree with the president on the following issues: Mr. President, you and I have both faced death. Mr. President, you and I both believe in God. Mr. President, you and I both believe that God has a great plan for our lives. Mr. President, you and I both believe God has a great plan for our countries. Would you pray, Mr. President, that God’s will be done today?”
I asked Reuven, “Does the president think that Prime Minister Begin is a stubborn Jew with a ghetto mentality?”
He responded affirmatively. I said, “If they will do this in agreement, then everything will change between them.”
Reuven advised the prime minister to do this, and the result was a miraculous agreement between the two men. I received a call from the White House, and Reuven said, “When Mr. Begin did as I had advised, Ronald Reagan wept as he prayed. He went into the Cabinet Room and reversed his own policies.”
Let us pray for Godly men and women to continue to speak words of truth to world leaders!