The nation of Israel is surrounded by enemies that want to destroy it. However, some Christian denominations have come to Israel to publicly declare their support for the Jewish people.
Leaders who represent the Pentecostal Church of God came to Israel recently and signed a declaration and prayer covenant that pledges their support for the state of Israel, the city of Jerusalem and the Jewish people.
"We hope number one to send a message that the Pentecostal Church of God stands with the nation of Israel and to exert our influence to others that they will also take this stand publicly and proclaim that this is the land that God has promised to His chosen people," said Charles Scott, general bishop of the Pentecostal Church of God.
"Several in our constituency, pastors, churches have already made a commitment to partner with Israel and Jerusalem, a sacred cooperation with them and Eagles Wings also," said Wayman Ming, general secretary of the Pentecostal Church of God. "So we hope we can be a catalyst for other denominations to come on board and do the same with Israel."
"The Pentecostal Church of God bringing all of their core leadership up from nations around the world I think it's a sign that more and more evangelical and other Christian denominations around the world are realizing that the conflict in the Middle East is a situation that demands a response from Christian fellowships and Christian denominations," said Robert Stearns, founder of Eagles Wings Ministry.
With the rise of radical Islam and nations like Iran pledging to destroy Israel, many Israeli leaders feel the support of Evangelical Christians is an essential element in its battle to survive.