Refine & Forge: Crises in the Book of Revelation

Recently, we have reported on several urgent situations such as forest fires in the hills around Jerusalem near our base, and a surge in COVID 19 cases which continues to put pressure on Israeli citizens.  On the world-wide scene, the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban has created a crisis – emboldening terrorist extremists all… Read more »

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Feast of Tabernacles and the Millennial Kingdom

There are three biblical feasts in the spring, and three in the fall. The major events of the first coming of Yeshua (Jesus) occurred on the very dates of the spring holy days: Pesach (Passover) – Crucifixion Omer (First Fruits) – Resurrection Shavuot (weeks) – Holy Spirit Baptism By the same biblical logic, we see… Read more »

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R and H

Nineteen years ago, “R” was serving in the famous “Magav” Israel Border Police in Jerusalem. He confronted a suicide terrorist with bomb strapped to his body.  He pushed him backwards, but the terrorist had time to ignite the bomb.   While R saved those around him, he was severely injured. He went through 20 surgeries…. Read more »

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Is the Earth Vomiting?

It seems like nature is going crazy: unusually hot weather, floods, fires, viruses… and on and on. What is happening? Is this a compilation of fossil fuel burning and other human pollution? Certainly. But there is something deeper.  These natural problems are the result of human selfishness. After several thousand years of selfishness, the Earth… Read more »

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God Punishes Sin (GPS)

There is a message that serves as a common foundation for almost all the other messages in Scriptures: “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.“ This may be seen as a summary of all the Israelite prophets (Jeremiah 25:5). It preceded the coming of Yeshua (Matthew 3:2); forms the first part of the… Read more »

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Honoring the South Lebanese Army

On July 4, 2021, Israeli Defense Minister Gantz and IDF Chief Kochavi dedicated a memorial site to the South Lebanese Army in northern Israel.  The story of Lebanese political history is incredibly complicated, and it’s very difficult to draw direct spiritual conclusions. However here is a bit of background summary: Up until the 1970s Lebanon… Read more »

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Joint Destiny of Arab Christians + Messianic Jews ?!

A Personal Perspective In the 1980’s there were a series of meetings between Arab Christians and Messianic Jews to express our unity as believers in Yeshua. In the 1990’s, after the First Intifada and Gulf War (1991), Arab Christians and Messianic Jews in Israel began to deal with some more difficult issues in the light… Read more »

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The War and the Dispute Over the Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood

As you walk north out of the Old City of Jerusalem through the Damascus Gate on Route 1, you see a massive tourist hotel development area on the right side of the road, and the ultra-Orthodox Meah Shearim area on the left side.  A little further up the road you see the entrance to Sheikh… Read more »

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Gaza Conflict Analysis

There were tensions and conflicts in Israel during the first three weeks of May, including Ramadan fasting, incitements on Temple Mount, the Sheikh Jarrah dispute, the PLO cancelling elections to block Hamas gains, and the lack of a stable government in Israel.   Hamas opened fire, shooting 150 missiles into Israel at 6:02 pm on… Read more »

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Shavuot and Pentecost

Jewish tradition marks the holy day of Shavuot (Weeks) as the time of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Christians mark the holy day of Pentecost as the time of the giving of the Holy Spirit on Mount Zion.  Of course, these are the same day, one by the lunar calendar and one… Read more »

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