7 December 2013 - 4 Tevet 5774
Jesus doesn’t say “Leave the kids with a babysitter while you have great times in my Presence.” He is saying a little child can enter into the kingdom of God. He’s saying it’s actually easier for them than it is for us. Why? Because a lot of what we adults think we know, we have to unlearn before we can enter into the kingdom of God. We have underestimated what children can do as we release them to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit.
3 December 2013 - 30 Kislev 5774
Jesus told us to watch for a repeat of the desecration of God’s holy place as played out by Antiochus Epiphanes in 167 BC. Now, the latest international movements to divide God’s land have occurred on the same date as that ancient desecration — Kislev 15. Is a modern-day manifestation beginning to stir?
26 November 2013 - 23 Kislev 5774
The United States of America is about to experience an unusual event – the Jewish Festival of Hanukkah and American Thanksgiving fall on the same day this year. Though this may not be the most significant world event this month, it does give pause for thought – a time to reflect on the historical and spiritual roots of both holidays, and to apply these lessons in our fast-paced modern world.
24 November 2013 - 21 Kislev 5774
WEEK IN REVIEW: Early Sunday morning Iran reached a deal with the so called P5+1. The deal reportedly lifts financial sanctions against Iran for not enriching uranium beyond levels needed to produce electricity. Israel says the deal is based on lies and delusion.
18 November 2013 - 15 Kislev 5774
WEEK IN REVIEW: In Matthew 24, the disciples ask Messiah Yeshua for signs that He is returning. Yeshua gives us quite a list of markers for which to watch. At the end of the birth pang list, Yeshua says: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” The president of translator Wycliffe USA says: “The last translator for the last Bible translation program is alive somewhere in the world today. We can see the finish line.”
10 November 2013 - 7 Kislev 5774
Shalom, readers. As you see, I’m posting again after a long hiatus. I paused to recover from surgery … a hysterectomy to be exact, to remove a benign growth that had overstayed its welcome. I’m glad to report that I am recovered and well. God has been gracious in providing healing through skilled doctors as […]
10 November 2013 - 7 Kislev 5774
WEEK IN REVIEW: For Middle East watchers, the news of the week was the nuclear deal with Iran that almost was. Israel loudly condemned any compromise with the nation that in the past has said it wants to wipe Israel from the map. Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, reportedly went shopping for its own nuclear weapons.
18 September 2013 - 14 Tishre 5774
As part of an annual fall “ingathering” festival after she had entered the land and was living in nice constructed houses, Israel was called to rejoice and feast before the LORD for seven days, resting on the first and eighth days. For that occasion she was also called to build and spend time in sukkot. As we rejoice in thanksgiving before the LORD for His provision and sustenance, we remind ourselves that we are nevertheless still abiding in temporary dwellings.
15 September 2013 - 11 Tishre 5774
WEEK IN REVIEW: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have announced that Syria has one week to list all its chemical weapons as well as their locations. Inspections must be done by November. All chemical weapons must be removed or destroyed by the middle of next year. What does this mean for Israel, Russia and the region?
13 September 2013 - 9 Tishre 5774
We are in the midst of fall segment of the Feasts of the LORD. While these holy days are marked by Jews everywhere, they are of importance to anyone who serves the God of Israel and His Messiah Yeshua. Yom Kippur reminds us that the wages of sin are death.
9 September 2013 - 5 Tishre 5774
WEEK IN REVIEW: The world waits to see if the United States will launch a punitive attack on the regime of Bashar Assad of Syria. The whole Senate is expected to vote by the end of this week. The House of Representatives reportedly won’t give their say until next week. We must pray; but on these global issues, it is imperative that we listen for God’s agenda.
6 September 2013 - 2 Tishre 5774
Russia has successfully neutralized the United Nations. With its veto in the Security Council, the U.N. will do nothing to save Syrian lives. Who does the U.S. have on its side? Perhaps France, and a few mealy-mouthed Arab dictators — like Saudi Arabia. The duel between the U.S. and Russia went into full swing Thursday, as the G20 met.