Still Small Voice – May 16th, 2022

Dear Friends Shalom:

“Comfort, O comfort My people:” says your God.

 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, 

And call out to her, that her time of compulsory service in warfare is finished,

That her wickedness has been taken away,

That she has received from the LORD’s hand

Double [punishment] for all her sins.”  

Isaiah 40:1-2

If you are a prayer warrior, and I am assuming that the majority of my readers are: one of your calls will be to “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”  You in return are promised prosperity. It is a bond with the Almighty worth cashing in on. Psalm 122:6

We must always remember that nothing can be done without the permission of a man or woman giving ascent spiritually. 

Father God gave the earth to the children of men, not angels. Just as Adam was called to keep and tend the Garden of Eden, so we are called to do the same in our spheres of inference. But Jerusalem stands out as the City of God for all peoples.

Let me quote Jesus:

“You shall not make false vows, 

but you shall fulfil your vows to the LORD.

But I say to you, do not make an oath at all,

 either by heaven, for it is the throne of God; 

or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet; 

or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. [Psalm 48:2, Isaiah 66;1]

Nor shall you make an oath by your head, 

for you are not able to make a single hair white or black. 

But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes,’ or ‘No, no.’; 

anything more than that comes from the evil one.’” 

Matthew 5:33b,-37.

So … let’s keep our prayers simple and agree with God’s eternal promises.

And I will bring Israel [home] again to his pasture and he will graze on Carmel, and Bashan and his soul will be satisfied on the hills of Ephraim and Gilead. In those days and at that time says the LORD, ‘a search will be made for the wickedness of Israel, but there will be none and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I‘ll pardon those whom Ieave as a remnant.’”

Jeremiah 50: 19, 20. [Isaiah 1:9; 43:25, Jer 31:34; 33:8, Romans 9:27]

Calling all People to pray. Israel sits between a rock and a hard place.

The government of Israel is still standing! Our fine example of democracy, covering the full gamut of political thought. We almost reached a breaking point, between the resignation of a right-wing member of the coalition and the recent unrest bringing Ra’am, the Arab party, to make a choice. Will they stay in the coalition or resign? This would cause the downfall of the government. Dr Mansour Abbas, leader of Ra’am, took the question to an Ashura, a religious Muslim council, and they came to the decision to remain, and give this government the chance it deserves to continue. It was a brave move considering the level of unrest, and of violence in his Arab community. This is possibly exactly what drove him to the decision. Mansour Abbas, above most other politicians, is serving those he represents.

  • World media will not ever give Israel a break. CNN is the worst. Lies are powerful and so easy to be believed? 
  • case in point: this week an Aljazeera journalist was shot and killed in crossfire between Palestinians and the IDF in Jenin. Israel has called for a fair and open investigation. The Palestinians have the body and REFUSE to release the bullet that killed her. They blatantly blame Israel. Obviously, they have something to hide. Yes, of course, world media has taken an anti-Israel stance.
  • Pray over the 120 members of our Knesset, our Parliament, please. One side is crowing that Prime Minister Bennett’s government will fail. They are filled with vitriol because this Prime Minister invited the Arab Party to join them, [Ra’am]. This Arab representation is smart enough to know that Israel is good for them all in the long run. Pray for hearts of stone to be made hearts of flesh on both sides.
  • Terror escalates. This week during a confrontation with the police, a Palestinian grabbed the driver of an ambulance, throwing him and a woman to the street in his desperate push he managed to escape in the ambulance. We are living with madness, which escalates by the day. In my last letter I mentioned the challenges on our Gaza, Lebanese, Syrian, Palestine and Egyptian borders.
  • Iraq’s parliament this week, through the Council of Representatives, advanced legislation to criminalise the normalization of ties with Israel. Any Iraqi with ties to Israel faces a punishment of life imprisonment or execution. New Arab Newspaper
  • CORRECTION: 4,216 Israeli civilians have died from terror attacks since May 1948 NOT 2021. Sorry.

How Israel is Changing the World:

  • How to drink seawater? Israel’s advances in desalination and recycling of wastewater. 
  • How to Freeze a Breast Tumor to Death? It is a 15-minute procedure.
  • How to Hack a Hacker?  Developed by an elite Israeli army unit of cybersecurity intelligence experts.

Did You Know?

  • Israel’s Minister of Immigration was a former Ethiopian immigrant.  Another Ethiopian woman became a colonel in the Israel Defence Forces.
  • An Arab Justice sits on the Supreme Court of Israel.
  • 17% of all of Israel’s doctors are Arabs.
  • Miss Israel IS a stunning Arab beauty.
  • “Israel is the 8th most innovative country in the world.” Bloomberg. 

There are 195 nations in the world. This total comprises 193 countries that are member states in the U. N. and 2 countries that are non-member observer states the Holy See and the State of Palestine.

“Israel is the world’s worst country at self-promotion”. That fact is one of the very reasons that compelled Jay and I to spend 40 plus years working in media, telling Israel’s story to the world. It is common knowledge that Israel’s PR did such a terrible job, and has not progressed much. Anti-Semitism is on the rise globally.  Pray for the younger generation to be raised up including the Rawlings. 

You are the silent majority we need to speak up and support modern Israel. Pray God’s Word and Heart out over this people and nation. We desperately need your prayer power to help to bring change inside of Israel as well as globally. Please. We need to BEGIN BY creating a positive attitude toward Israel among Christians. The young people, most of whom glean their knowledge of history, from social media, and finally our leaders. It is a vitally important call!

My Latest book STAIN REMOVER …

Stain Remover is as relevant in these perilous times as it was when I was a child trying to ‘get away’. Send in your favourable review to Amazon (or Barnes and Noble). Please feel free to forward the link to others who are interested. See below for an example. Link to the book’s page here

Review by Graham Powell 

To address the issue of sexual abuse requires great sensitivity, wisdom, and compassion. Stain Remover is a book that embraces all these qualities and more. Written from a background of unrelenting sexual abuse, Meridel Rawlings takes us inside the world of a child trapped in the snare of incest.                                                                                                                                                   

Meridel has gained much understanding through her own healing journey and by her sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit which in turn has brought life into the lives of those she has ministered to.

For years, Meridel and her husband Jay, have conducted seminars in numerous nations worldwide and seen God setting people free and to be able to live normal and productive lives. Not only is her story clearly and uncompromisingly told but numerous other testimonies are given that reveals how we can be set free by a personal and loving heavenly Father and understand what those abused often suffer before they themselves are healed.

‘Stain Remover‘ is not for the faint of heart nor the casual reader, but for those desiring insight and understanding on how to help those damaged by abuse and wanting to partake in freedom.

“Now an adult and a master communicator, she shares uncompromisingly of her journey from victim to victor, from terror to triumph, from wounding to healing, from despair to hope and from weakness to strength.  Because of her story and the freedom, Jesus has brought into her life she is well qualified to guide others to the very source of deliverance and healing.                                      

Now an adult and a master communicator she addresses this most personal and private of subjects with understanding and skill. It is a classic!”  

– Graham Powell, 50 years Traveling Minister, Author.

Together we can make a great difference on many levels.

Thank you for your faith and prayers.

Meridel Rawlings