Glenn Beck gave the keynote address at Christians United for Israel’s Washington Summit Tuesday night, concluding a day that featured speakers from Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Miracles do happen, Pastor Hagee got me to come back to Washington, D.C.,” Beck began with a laugh. “I’m proud to be here. I’m humbled to be here. I usually take about five minutes to write a speech. This one has been weighing on me for quite some time, and I have prayed a great deal on what to say.”
Beck spoke about the turmoil in the Middle East, how America’s founding is tied to Israel, and backed up his vocal support for the organization with a generous donation.
“Last time I was here, Mercury One and my wife and I donated $10,000 to help with CUFI on Campus,” he said. “And I spoke to my wife before I came and we were prepared to do $50,000, but I am asking you to be ten times what you think you can be, and I will put my money where my mouth is and write you a check tonight for $100,000.”
The crowd erupted in applause as Beck continued: “The students and our youth are the answer and the key. We must not just have a hand, a palm on their back — we must have our shoulders behind them and prop them up and do all that we can do. These are the days, and it’s exciting to watch God work! It will be amazing to see what God does in Israel. It will be amazing to see the miracles when our back is up the wall and we don’t think we can make it. This is it — watch not for His finger, not for His hand, but for the whole arm of God.”
Throughout his speech, Beck warned the audience about the “terrible, terrible days” that could lie ahead if the people of America don’t “wake up and turn around.”
“We are entering a time where most people can’t see the difference between light and dark, good and evil, and our humanity is slipping from us,” he said, later adding: “It is essential that we remember and everything we have is set up to remember who we are.”
“God bless, and God bless the state of Israel.”