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Shaking, Realignment and Spiritual Warfare

In recent years we have seen dramatic shifts in relations with Israel on the part of various nations, world bodies and groups, both positive and negative. The table below summarises some of these shifts. Old alliances are in some cases cracking, or even falling apart. Meanwhile, new alliances are being formed. Satan’s desire is to… Read more »

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Black Men Murdered

One of the great tragedies facing modern society is the number of Black men murdered.  Although the numbers would obviously be much larger in the African continent because of the much larger population, the social tragedy and racial conflict is highlighted in looking at the murders of African-American men in the USA. The topic can… Read more »

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New Attitude towards Difficulty

We are entering new and difficult times. We need a greater understanding as believers in Yeshua of how to relate to trials and tribulations. Ultimately it is God’s will for us to live in material blessing. At the end of the Bible, we see there will be no pain, no curse and no tears forever…. Read more »

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Not Just Nostalgia

When we arrived in Israel, Asher and Betty Intrater were already here. I remember the first time we visited them, driving up the Judean hills to Jerusalem from Haifa. It was Thanksgiving, 1992. I was ecstatic. Here we were together as immigrant families returning to Zion, privileged to join the growing Messianic movement in the… Read more »

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A Lesson for Hard Times – Gleaned from Israel’s History

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C. S. Lewis The world is going through a hard time…again. Just a few weeks ago Israel commemorated the 9th of the Hebrew month of Av, as they have been doing for millennia. This solemn anniversary culminates the annual three week “dire straits” period of mourning over the destruction… Read more »

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A New Beginning

“One who is gracious to the poor, lends to the LORD, and He will reward Him” (Proverbs 19:17). “Shana Tova Umetuka” is the way Israelis greet each other on Rosh Hashana* (the traditional Jewish New Year). As we approach the fall season, families and friends wish one another “a good and sweet year.” On September… Read more »

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Does the Bible Speak to Mask-Wearing?

A friend asked a very timely question online: Would Yeshua and the disciples have worn masks issued by the Roman authorities? Would Yeshua have worn a mask also while He was healing the sick and raising the dead? Would the disciples have worn masks while preaching the good news of the Kingdom? Does the Bible… Read more »

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Knesset Passes Last-Minute Bill Extending Budget Deadline, Averting Elections

Israeli lawmakers passed a last-minute deal extending the deadline to arrive at a national budget and avoid a government collapse on Monday which would have forced the country to a fourth round of elections in one and half years.  The bill does not present a budget, but rather delays the deadline for voting on one… Read more »

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On Passing the Trump Test in How We Treat Fellow Believers in Yeshua (Jesus)

In Mike Brown’s book on “Will Evangelicals Pass the Trump Test,” he argues that one key to that test is how we treat both those who are for, and those who are against Trump (if they expose themselves and engage in debate). If we do not treat them with love and respect and credit that… Read more »

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The End of Summer

Eddie and I arrived in Israel on September 1,1997 and our 18th wedding anniversary was the following day. We were so very excited and full of energy. The challenge was great but we were ready for it. There were constant battles in Israel with never a day of peace but in spite of that, as… Read more »

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