As COVID cases rise again, Israel reimposes some restrictions

With a resurgence in the number of coronavirus cases and an 18 percent increase in the number of patients hospitalized in serious condition, the Israeli government is re-imposing certain restrictions in an effort to get a handle on the virus. Ministers in the coronavirus cabinet unanimously voted this week to limit public gatherings to 50… Read more »


Five Ways Suffering Brings Life

One of my favorite verses is Philippians 3:10. Here Paul is in prison, yet instead of asking God to rescue him from prison he says: I want to know Messiah―yes, to know the power of His resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. Most people read the first part of that verse… Read more »


Do not destroy with your food (or flags and statues), him for whom Messiah died (Romans 14:15)

I’m going to be honest with you. I am struggling emotionally with what is happening in Richmond, Virginia. Even though I live in Israel today, Richmond is still my hometown, where I grew up. And the most iconic part of the former capital of the Confederacy is Monument Avenue. It’s beautiful with its historic cobblestone… Read more »


Imagine You’re a Prostitute!

How did you end up in this lifestyle? It probably wasn’t your childhood dream. But now that you’re in this line of work, you don’t have much hope for the rest of your life. You’re stuck in an abusive, self-destructing place. I Imagine that that was how Rahab the harlot felt. But then one day… Read more »


A Prophetic Word for America

Friends, in 32 years of ministry I can’t think of one time I shared a word I felt came from God in the first person on a national level. But as my wife and I were driving from Tel Aviv to Ashkelon today, I began to pray and sensed God was speaking. He started by… Read more »


Iranian Cyberattack on Water Supply Could have Sickened Israelis

Iran allegedly hacked into Israel’s water supply system and tried to increase the amount of chlorine and other chemicals in the water supply into people’s homes, according to the Financial Times which this week reported details on the April. “If the bad guys had succeeded in their plot we would now be facing, in the… Read more »


When a Jew believes in Jesus, is he still Jewish?

Growing up, my father had a CPA named Sidney Jacobsen. From his name, you’ll assume that he was Jewish. Sydney loved Zen Buddhism. He used to send out “Zen” tidbits in his monthly newsletter to his clients.  You know what’s really interesting? Nobody ever questioned Sydney’s Judaism. Apparently, it’s Okay to be a Zen Buddhist… Read more »


Are “The Jews” responsible for Covid-19? 10 Things to Remember

[Note: When I couldn’t sleep and was up writing this at 4 AM this morning, I did not realize that tonight begins Holocaust Memorial Day. Honestly, I don’t even know what day it is!] Now, I know what you are thinking: “Of course not! Everyone knows the virus came from China.” Well, apparently not everyone…. Read more »


12 Principles on New Testament Prophets

In this hour where so many are calling themselves prophets, I thought it would be good to do a little teaching on what the Bible teaches about prophets. This is by no means exhaustive and I am sure some may disagree. But it is a subject with which we should be familiar. 1. Difference between… Read more »


The powerful message in one of the strangest passages

Read this At a lodging place on the way, the Lord met Moses and was about to kill him. But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’ feet with it. “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me,” she said. So the Lord let him alone. (At that… Read more »