I begin with this encouraging quote:
“The presence of the LORD comes when reading the Still Small Voice and with it a mixture of joy and tears. I love to support your work, you are good ground, and I pray for you and your family daily.”J. M., USA
“The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great …”Genesis 6:5
To quote Jesus:
“What comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.”Matthew 15:18
What does My Future Hold?
Today, citizens in every nation are grappling with this question. Will slavery continue? I can hear the Spirit of the LORD calling ‘listen’! Those who desire to hear the invisible voice will obey.
“Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness, who seek and inquire of the LORD: Look to the rock you were cut from and to the quarry from which you were dug.”Isaiah 51:1
Sometimes we need to backtrack to see how far we have gotten off the beaten track. No matter the challenges; the fundamental problem never changes.
“The heart is deceitful above all things. It is extremely sick (incurable). Who can understand it fully and know its secret motives? I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”Jeremiah 17:9,10
Have you ever asked yourself …
“What is the connection between the spiritual condition of my people and the welfare of my nation?” (Put the name of your nation here.) Ancient Israel was first blessed, spiritually. Foreigners even desired to come and pray in the Temple. They were welcomed. King Solomon wrote that God promised to hear their prayers. The land was productive, business was also good, and international commerce flourished. But In just 80 short years Judah went into slavery. Survivors were driven and dragged on foot all the way to Babylon; some with fish hooks in their jaws to add to their torment. The blessed nation they took for-granted lay a smouldering ruin behind them.
“For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.”Matthew 12:34
Jesus put His finger on the pulse of His nation. He was calling the people to repent, take responsibility and act without deceit and hypocrisy. I find, in principle, the biblical account of the nation of Israel, a guide to the destiny of all peoples and nations. This concept of ‘democracy’ from God was delivered to Moses who taught it. Both the criminal and civil laws were given to man to run a prosperous and just society. We were given ’the’ pattern. But the people of Israel forgot the Living God and chose other gods linked to the phallus symbol [penis]. “ … arrogance, abundant food, and careless ease, but she [Sodom] did not help the poor and needy.” Ezekiel 16:49
Nothing has changed since then. Yes, man proposes but, watch … God disposes. Ultimately He rules the nation’s friends, whether you believe it or not.
Mark Twain visited Palestine in Nov. 1867. “… We pressed on toward the goal … Jerusalem. The further we went, the hotter the sun got and the more rocky and bare the landscape became. There was hardly a tree or a shrub anywhere. Even the olive and cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country. Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes. Over it, the spell of a curse.”
“The LORD will send upon you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you undertake to do, until you are destroyed, perishing quickly because of the evil of your deeds, because you have turned away from Me. The heaven which is over your head shall be bronze [giving no rain and blocking all prayers], and the earth which is under you, iron [hard to plow and yielding no produce].”Deuteronomy 28:20
“Behold, He who keeps Israel will not slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper.”Psalm 121: 4a,5a
Yet, again just 30 years after Jesus’ warnings: Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD. Jews were murdered; made slaves dragged off to Rome and sold. Jerusalem was renamed, Aelia Capitolena, and sown in salt so nothing would grow. No Jew was permitted to enter. The once prosperous nation of Israel was renamed Palestine and remained inactive and inhabitable, defying any and all who would use it.
Yet, by faith, fathers taught their sons to pray down through the generations of almost 2,000 years. Believing in the good promises of the Almighty, they prayed every day, every Sabbath and at every Festival and wedding, “Next year in Jerusalem.”
NO ONE could successfully settle His land, until the fullness of time. God caused His sons and daughters to finally begin returning home in the 1880s. Here is also proof of the intimate relationship between a nation and her people. History has proved that because the Jewish people corrupted the integrity and honour of Israel, no one but the Jew would be given the privilege of lifting the curse. They alone were given the heart and know-how to unlock its full potential as seen today. Deserts and wastelands are blooming and have become commercial centres. Lush verdant landscapes, orchards and crops are abundant. This proof carries with it a great ongoing cost; the continual loss of life. In the midst of salvation, God does not destroy evil. Through our blood sweat and tears, daily hard work learning from experience, we triumph both spiritually and naturally. The combination of democratic freedom and economic welfare is rare in the modern world, and even more scarce in the Middle East. And Father God has initiated it all.
The resuscitation of Israel agriculturally, coupled with the creation of a stable and sturdy modern state is built upon the principles of freedom and human dignity. Israel listens and looks to The Invisible for answers. A people unafraid to quit, are ever finding solutions in today’s fast-changing world. Israel brings those answers down to earth and blesses all of mankind!
Israel’s Voice in a Dark Place
- Israel was elected to be vice president of the UN General Assembly. Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, will chair the General Assembly.
- Israel has been elected for the first time as a member of the critical UN Economic Council (ECOSOC).
- Israeli disability advocate Odelia Fitousse was chosen to serve on the Committee of Experts on Disability.
- The Israeli UN mission’s legal adviser Sarah Weiss Maudi was chosen as vice-chair of the UN Legal Committee. Israel World News. June 8th 2022:
A Bright Future
We Israelis yearn for a vital spiritual revival. We pray and work for an Israel saturated with the presence of God. Yes, our land has been revived and its energy restored to more than its former glory. We believe these blessings came with God’s perfect timing. He continues to call His children to come home from the four corners of the globe.
The Key to My Nation?
History ancient and modern does give us answers. On November 19th, 1864, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address begins with:
“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” He ended with “… and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”Abraham Lincoln, 1864
This statement was a beacon of light in an America struggling against slave traders.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”Matthew 6:21
Mark Twain saw a Palestine sitting in sackcloth! Today the State of Israel is wearing her wedding dress … waiting for her Messiah. Will you determine to make a difference today? Ask for the key to unlock closed hearts and doors. Listen to His Still Small Voice. I am looking forward to seeing many of you in Canada this Sept/Oct.
A note from one of my translators:
“Ooh! I’m perplexed that you don’t have the response I think your letters deserve! For me translating them is a double joy; I receive understanding, encouragement and insights.”H.T.
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