My Dear Friends:
“Meridel, here. Still weary from the Canadian journey, but listening for the Still Small Voice and trying to be obedient. Thank you for your prayers over us and your letters and notes. I will eventually catch up. Most urgent are your prayers for the nations and their generations This is needed more than ever before. May you and I be found faithful to work along with the heavenly hosts and warrior angels. If you are at a loss on how to pray, pray in the Spirit of God. The hour is late.”
“I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting loving kindness, I will have compassion on you, says the LORD your Redeemer.”Psalm 44:23
“But Zion said; The LORD has forsaken me, and the LORD has forgotten me.”Isaiah 49:14
During our morning family devotions, we mused over these verses. Many times the prophetic voice relates to Zion, Israel, and also Yeshua – Jesus the Messiah, even Sion, the living Body of Messiah. Jay surmised that Psalm 44:23 was not only Abba speaking to a back-sliding nation and church but these very words were experienced and uttered by Yeshua dying on the cross. This was his ultimate loss; the Presence of his Abba. He then died of a broken heart having paid for our separation by his own! How can anyone live without His Presence?
Alberta’s Premier Marlaina Danielle Smith ECA is a Canadian politician and journalist who has been serving as the 19th premier of Alberta since October 11, 2022. She leads the United Conservative Party.
Elections are only days away. The political situation is a balagon, which is Hebrew for circus. Enough of insanity. Kindly pray for the Peace of Jerusalem. All will flow out from that. We ask for a leader who will fight for all the people of Israel. Did you know that Halloween does not exist in Israel? We have the eternal biblical feast of Esther. Do you know the true origins of Halloween? An annoying question?
Women are leading the ongoing fight for freedom in Iran. The simple act of taking off their hijab is a risk to life and limb. They are determinate to continue defying the Mullahs for the sake of their children to be freed from the extreme hate- teaching in schools. See www.impact-se.org report. Where are we standing in relation to what is being perpetrated against our children and grandchildren?
Great Britain & Ireland:
“Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”Winston Churchill
Rishi Sunak of Indian background is the new Prime Minister. He hope to bring new hope to the British people battered by the Johnson/Truss economic debacle. Seven years 5 Prime Ministers and 7 Chancellors of the exchequer and 2 monarchs later … Britain needs a fresh touch from heaven, as do all nations.
Do you know who the ANZACs are?
The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps has an eternal tie with the town of Beersheba. ANZAC Day is celebrated in that town yearly on October 31st. Their story of bravery marks the anniversary of the heroic victorious charge of the Australian Light Horse Brigade. Courageous soldiers and their animals, 500-800 fought against the entrenched Ottoman Turkish forces in Beersheba. The stakes were high in this desert area. Water was urgently needed for the men and their horses. The element of surprise in the attack brought a great victory over the Turks and Germans in WW1. https://www.abc.net.au/ww1-anzac/beersheba/story-of-the-day/
On December 11, 1917, General Edmund Allenby, commander of the British Egyptian Expeditionary Force, entered Jerusalem, two days after the Turkish forces occupying the city raised the white flag of surrender before Allied forces.
October 28th is a national holiday In Greece. Families are taking time to celebrate the WW2 victory. Allies forces drove the Nazis out in 1944. Until 1945, many remained entrenched in Crete. During the war, surrounding Greek populations helped the Jews. The Jewish community in Thessaloniki would be almost entirely annihilated by the Holocaust. At least 81% (around 60,000) of Greece’s total pre-war Jewish population perished. May none of us EVER forget the price paid by all.
This week It is the story of Noah, the Ark, the flood and the Tower of Babel. This Scripture portion is read in every synagogue worldwide no matter their religious stance from Orthodox to Reform. Along with a portion of the Torah, it always includes a prophetic portion. Who is listening? God chose Noah as the only honest man in a world of hypocrites and evil. He chose to save Noah and his family and asked Noah to save the world in a boat. All we hear are poisonous words spoken with forked tongues. Noise … sparking argument and dissent. Babel is alive and well, but we have the eternal WORD of the LIVING One. Hallelujah! The prophetic portion this week is Isaiah 54:1 – Isaiah 55:5. See also Luke 17:20-27.
“No weapon that is formed against you shall succeed …”Is.54:17a
“Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters … ”Is. 55:1a
“The time will come when you will long to see [even] one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.”Luke17:22b
We are preparing for our Shabbat dinner as I conclude this: Here is a touch of Israel.
Tsur Mishelo Achalnu. A beautiful prayer giving thanks to the Almighty for the food we have eaten. This rendition is exceptional.
Beloved friends, yes, there will be photos of Canada coming, I promise. Pray for your friends, Jay and Meridel Rawlings.
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