Still Small Voice – Tevet 15, 5783.  January 8, 2023

Dear Friends:

Now that the holidays are over … a word to encourage your heart.

“I remember the devotion of your youth, the love of your betrothals, your following after Me in the wilderness… I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you. I will visit you and fulfil My good word to you… For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and hope. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Jeremiah 2:2,3 Ezekiel 16:60, Jeremiah 29:10,11 Isaiah 55:9.

What’s New?

Calling all of God’s people to battle by The Intercessors of America in Cindy Jacob’s latest brief. The essence of their very long message spoke to me of Israel in this. 

“Beware of a marriage between the religious and political spirit.”

This is exactly what has taken place inside Israel. Labelled a ‘Houdini’ Mr Netanyahu is said to have brought this present nightmare into reality by magic. Knowing he is still indicted on charges of bribery and corruption, as is his deputy Prime Minister Mr Deri, a very religious man; these men sit at the helm of our nation. It seems to be moving swiftly into the theatre of the absurd. Israel’s new minister of religion has vowed to make the nation an orthodox Jewish nation. Meanwhile, the common secular person, moms and dads, kids and students, are grappling with the harsh realities of everyday life. Their sons and daughters serve in the army and struggle with rising food prices, impossible rents, increasing interest rates and the promise of a completely segregated society. That means men from women in all public places. Here we are seeing the political and religious spirits welding together with their respective agendas. 

If you need clarity on any situation in life, just read the words of Jesus our Messiah. He spoke words of life, truth and grace. Let us pay close attention. 

“… What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; 

what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops. 

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body 

but cannot kill the soul. Instead, for the One 

who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” 

Matthew 10: 27,28

Character, Competence, and Capacity in 2023: (Intercessors of America)

“God will give solutions to weighty problems through the ekklesia-church.” (His physical presence on earth through His people.) “Humility is a character quality that is greatly stressed for the coming days … bend low, the sword of the Lord is coming in judgment. To survive this time one MUST always give the glory to God.” 

In Closing:

  • Let us guard our hearts against taking offence. 
  • Pray to see with the eyes of the Spirit and again remember, beware of a marriage between the religious and political spirit, in any sphere of your life.
  • PRAY in the command form for Israel, who is being dragged into the International Court for offences. It is a day of great offence when it comes to Israel. The secular are being marginalised as are the Palestinians. Sadly, according to the news, Israel will no longer be a ‘homeland’ for all Jews. Non-orthodox Jews will be allowed in but only as Permanent Residents with no voting privileges. The whole question of ‘who’ is a Jew is the question? This is being decided by this government. They want only orthodox Jews who practice orthodoxy. Israelis who could not see this coming voted Mr Netanyahu back into office. May Father God have mercy upon our cunning leaders who care nothing for the average Israeli. Is this the key to unlocking even more trouble which could bring us revolution, revelation and revival?
  • Israel was ranked the 9th happiest nation in the world. The USA came in at 16th. This is no longer true, the landscape is changing in front of us all. If the new agenda is difficult for the average Israeli, what do you think it will mean to Christian Zionists and Israelis who believe in their Messiah?

My soul is troubled. We need your prayers.

Meridel Rawlings