A Plea from Our Father

As a ninth grade student in the beginning of the 1960s, I could see that the world was headed for atomic destruction. The Cold War, between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., threatened to blow up the globe. International tensions became common knowledge with the advent of daily television news coverage. Tragically, our world is still… Read more »

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Hard Times

The World’s in Crisis – So What’s New? The TIME Magazine photo cover for October 13, 2008 was a 1930’s “soup line” with the title “The New Hard Times.” This year’s global economic and virus crises have touched virtually every resident of the planet. The U.S. elections signify a major change in direction. In Israel,… Read more »

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Anchor in the Storm

We find ourselves in a time of isolation and ruptured routine. The world health crisis has affected every one of us. Consequently, something at the core of my being is searching for solid ground. Life’s circumstances have changed radically, in a way that threatens my inner security. Without knowing the ultimate purpose of my life,… Read more »

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Soldiers and Kibbutzniks: Heroes of the Golan

Massive stone reinforced bunkers and metal silhouettes of soldiers greet me, as I arrive at the peak of Mt. Bental in the Golan Heights. Morning wind whips across the top of the hill, while a cool mist surrounds it, gradually being burned off under the August sun. To the north, Mt. Hermon, brown and snowless,… Read more »

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Spirit of Adoption

In a far away land lives a boy of 12 years. He was adopted when only 5 months old by a childless couple, devoted disciples of Yeshua. Here is his parents’ touching description of the adoption process: God’s hand led us to each other. It was supernaturally orchestrated. We chose him. It was intentional. The… Read more »

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“To humble and test you to know what was in your heart”

“And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the desert, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which… Read more »

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Turning Up the Heat?

Is it hot where you are?  It’s unseasonably hot here in Israel as I write. Is this a meteorological message from the Lord that He’s “turning up the heat?” I find myself drawing that conclusion. The Corona pandemic wears on and, at least here in Israel, we wear our masks to comply with health precautions…. 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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AT EASE? Wake Up!

“Woe to you who are at ease in Zion … Woe to you who put off the day of doom” (Amos 6:1, 3)                                                                                                                        I don’t think God is fooling around. Could it be that a plague blankets the world, yet has no spiritual, biblical meaning? I don’t think so. It looks to me as though… Read more »

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Together?

As an American teenager I had an unusual goal. I longed for world peace to come about. It was obvious that we as humanity were not “fitting” together. This pursuit took me from the anti-war demonstrations of the 1960s to a farming commune in the high mountains of New Mexico. Yet not until Jesus found… Read more »

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