Once again, it’s time to hear from our sister in Jerusalem about what she is witnessing there as a believer in Yeshua. Put your prayer shawls on and pray for Israel and Sister J. Now here she is …
Dearest Sisters and Brothers,
I greet you in The Name of The Lord, Yeshua, Jesus. May He be glorified and blessed and may you be blessed.
Today as I write, the world has taken, again, another rapid leap toward “the end of the story” and, as is written, we here in Israel find ourselves at the center of much of the conflict. It MAY come as a surprise to some of you that we are generally very thankful for what we heard last night from our Prime Minister. As a matter of fact, I personally saw a number of directly answered prayers. (Full speech may be seen here.)
We saw our Prime Minister stand against the entire world in a hostile environment and speak the truth. We saw our Prime Minister speak honestly about our purpose, vision and intent, without a “forked tongue.” We saw him stand tall and, MOST important to me, and a direct answer to prayer, we heard him quote the scriptures from the prophet Amos:
“In our time the Biblical prophecies are being realized. As the prophet Amos said, ‘They shall rebuild ruined cities and inhabit them. They shall plant vineyards and drink their wine. They shall till gardens and eat their fruit. And I will plant them upon their soil never to be uprooted again.’”
“Ladies and gentlemen, the people of Israel have come home never to be uprooted again.”
He told the world that we were willing to stand alone against Iran, but he knows that it is written in the book of Daniel that Michael, the angel of our people, stands with us against the prince of Persia, and we are NOT alone. I don’t believe that I am alone when I say that his speech filled me with a joy and peace because he found the strength to withstand the world and to stand. I am NOT afraid. If we are in God’s will, we are safe, although we may lose our lives. If we are OUTSIDE of God’s will we are NEVER safe, although we may save our lives.
I used to look at the scripture in Luke 21: 16-18 that says: “And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. But there shall not an hair of your head perish,” and wonder, how can I be killed but my hair be ok? But it IS easy to understand when we look at it all according to God’s economy.
Oh the incredible JOY of being in the center of His will! I don’t think any of us would trade that for an extra minute on this earth. I firmly believe that when we are in the center of His will, the enemy has NO AUTHORITY to take us a minute before the boundaries that The Lord has set for our times.
So, I am NOT afraid NOR am I shouting, “Doomsday War.” I don’t know the times that are in God’s very able Hands. Now THAT is PEACE!
Well, I also know that the American government shut down and am aware of the practical problems that this causes for many. Yet, there are severe problems in other nations as well, not to mention all of the personal mountains in our private lives. But for those of you who are praying at this time for Israel, would you continue to pray for protection over Prime Minister Netanyahu’s life while he is in America? He plans to be there, I believe, until Friday, and he is greatly hated by many.
Oh my, it is late. I must be up at 4:30 and off again at 6:30. I still like the buses much better then the train but am using my train time to constantly turn to The Lord and keep my VERY fleshly nature in check, bringing it again and again to the Cross. I am tired so will close but our personal prayer requests remain. We need to be able to find a new place to live after 19 years and are not finding suitable affordable housing. We need peace and to be led by Him. Our younger daughter, now 6 months pregnant, and her husband are still living with our older daughter and are unsettled. She is also still sick. Thanks for helping me carry my load. Can I help you with yours?
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
Don’t you just love that?
I send much love,