Breaking Through the Walls

The walls of Jericho were demolished by the sound of the shofar and human throats shouting. This profound breakthrough occurred through the unlikely weapon of a ram’s horn. Centuries of idolatry and a formidable defense were shattered. A rag-tag “nation” of ex-slaves managed to pierce the walled city of Jericho. In an instructive blend of… Read more »

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He who Falls will Stand

Downtown Jerusalem moved with the normal busyness of a national holiday. It was a cloudless spring day. The city was energized by cheerful activity.  Social upheaval had marked the previous festival time of Passover so her citizens were looking for a respite from violence and tension. Suddenly there was a roaring sound. Residents and visitors… Read more »

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Weeping Priests and Dry Bones

Israel is not only our ancient homeland; it is our home. More than anything, we long for our countrymen to know Yeshua personally as Redeemer and King.  This demands the intervention of God’s Spirit, touching individual Israelis. So, feeling desperate for the power of God, I am supremely interested in the “when and how” of… Read more »

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A Conversation with I AM

It’s only a conversation. But the immortal dialogue between God and Moses in Exodus 3 alters history and reveals an over-looked facet of the Almighty. From a blazing fire comes a voice. That voice comes from an intelligent Being. That Being is interacting with a human, conversationally! When the LORD saw that he turned aside… Read more »

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I Will Send You

At what age I first became aware of suffering in the world I don’t remember.  Perhaps it was the playground persecution of Eric Cutler, a boy who looked and acted different than the rest of us and thus became a scapegoat. I occasionally tried to defend him, but not very heroically. Later, my suburban teenage… Read more »

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Passion

I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. (Revelation 3:15) With these words in the final book of the Bible, Yeshua challenges His end-time followers to a life of passion. David the Psalmist was a man of passion whose flaming heart for God spilled… Read more »

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Where the Oil Flows

This is a touching and poignant account of a trip to the Far East originally posted in July, 2003 Sitting cross-legged on the matted floor of a traditional Japanese home I looked out of the window at a simple but vibrant garden. My hosts, Takeo and Tomoko Muraoka and Naoji Ishida had spread before me… Read more »

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God’s Heart in the Last Days

Sitting in a mountain field as a new believer, I read words that altered the course of my life. “When He saw the multitudes…He said to His disciples ‘Truly the harvest is great but the laborers are few. Pray therefore that the Lord of the harvest will send laborers into His harvest’” (Matthew 9:37, 38)…. Read more »

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Reflections on the Legacy of Marc Chopinsky (1950-2018)

What is the measure of one life?  What does a man or woman leave behind? How can I live my life, knowing that one day I will no longer be here, with my wife/children/grandchildren/friends? These and many more existential questions rise to the surface when someone we dearly love dies. In October of this year… Read more »

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An Open Letter To Paul Wilbur

On September 25, 2018 Paul Wilbur gave a concert in Jerusalem, created a live recording, and touched many hearts. I was there. He’s been doing this for some 40 years, and we’ve been friends for 37 of those years. I’ve written him this letter to express what happened inside me during the event. Dear Paul,… Read more »

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