Still Small Voice – Tevet 29, 5783 / January 22, 2023

Dear Friends,

“He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”

Psalm 91: 1,2

I awoke this week to the words: “You stand on the edge of Eternity …

I write from the heart. Dawn is breaking upon a new reality, my dear friends. Yeshua (Jesus) said: “Watch out that no man deceives you …” Matt. 24:4a

Paul cautioned the believers in Corinth: “I do not want you to be ignorant.” 

1 Corinthians 1:1 – I dare say, many today who profess to love the LORD are ignorant when it comes to knowing how the Holy Spirit administers His gifts, which are given to enrich the Body of believers and build us up to be a VOICE . We are called to ‘bear much fruit’, some 30, 60, and 100 fold.  What are you asking for? IF we are uncomfortable with Him in our private lives then we will be silent in public.

See 1 Corinthians 12, 13, and 14.   

Our Strong Fortress:

Allow me to share how I cope in private. Yeshua-Jesus is the anchor of my soul. I am constantly supported by the Holy Spirit’s Presence. He encourages me by bringing rest to my mind and heart. He corrects me, for which I am grateful because He tells the truth. But the fruit of this trusting relationship is given that other lives may be warmed by His transforming LOVE. Most often You and I are the only Bible that people read. That is the whole point, isn’t it? I could not live joyfully without this private ministry to me first. I in turn commune with my LORD and my GOD! He who was dead on our behalf is alive; and loves to support us every moment.  We must never allow ourselves to slip into doubt. This IS our Father’s world!

Your Tool Box:

The Holy Spirit gives fruit and gifts. This equipment when lived and used properly is a game changer. You will be a builder of lives.  These tools live inside of you, for use in whatever situation you find yourself. An example of fruit: is Love, which never fails.  Examples of gifts are: the ‘gift of wisdom’ and ‘the word of knowledge’ and faith.  These are your power tools. They are keys to unlock what is closed. The greatest is the gift of prophecy given to lead, guide, correct, comfort, prepare for change and illuminate. They are THE keys to success when used in God’s timing. This is the work of the Comforter. Jesus promised Him in the person of the Holy Spirit. Jesus assured us that we would never be left or forsaken. 

Love Languages:

“I speak in tongues more than you all.” “But in the church I would rather speak five intelligent words  to instruct others…” 

I Corinthians 14:18

“Tongues, then are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers: prophecy however is for believers not for unbelievers.”

I Corinthians 14:22

I have been blessed with an overflowing heart. I love to speak out in beautiful languages of the Spirit of God in private or with family.  As a result, I am continually built up in my most holy faith. These languages of worship are all so surprisingly different and beautiful, each flows with a different syntax and sound. In the company of my God, my Father and my Friend, I am never lonely. Jay and I have seen the miraculous when speaking out in tongues in the Philippines in a marketplace, in the Buddhist monasteries in China and in the subways of Soviet Russia. The people flocked to us for blessing.

Let us stay close to the Lover of our souls, and to each other. My prayer for you today is that you will learn to walk away from the daily stress that our circumstances demand of us all.

The call has gone out for lovers of Messiah-Jesus to STAND UP in their place. Are we learning that the power found in obedient intercessory prayer for all people and nations in crisis is available in our mouths when we speak it out in faith?

Israel in Crisis:

“In accordance  with the High Court of Justice ruling on Wednesday (Jan.18/23) that disqualified Shas chairman Arye Deri from serving as a minister, Prime Minister Netanyahu must remove him from his positions in the government, Attorney-General Gali Baharav-Mirara said Wednesday in a letter to Netanyahu that was published on Thursday.” By Eliav Breuer Jerusalem Post 1/20/23

Last week I alerted you to some of the challenges here politically, and I asked you to pray. The issue is: Israel has government leaders who have either served time or are indicted on criminal charges.  Prime Minister Netanyahu gave Arye Deri, who served prison time for fraud and tax evasion the position of Minister of the Interior with unlimited funds, and control over immigration, a position second only to the Prime Minister.

In spite of this, Rabbi Arye Deri, a very clever man, works for the interests of Eastern Jews. (Mizrachi) 500,000  of which voted for him to lead the Shas party founded in 1984 to give a voice to the underdog. They promote a Second Israel which claims they are not given equal chances in life. This claim downplays the fact that many are Members of Knesset, top businessmen and academics from the Eastern community.

Last Wednesday, Deli’s suitability for office was questioned. Why? Israel’s Supreme Court voted 10-1 to remove him from office. This could also open the door to denying Netanyahu the right to serve.  Sadly, Deri’s supporters have turned it into a racial issue claiming that the Supreme Court judges are Western Jews, (Ashkenazi) and that the decision was not based on legality but anti-Eastern sentiments. In simple terms, brother against brother. For your interest, the panel of eleven judges represented the full range of society. This issue is absorbing and dividing Israeli society. Demonstrations with up to 100,000 continue against this government in most towns and cities;  only time will tell if this coalition holds or will fall apart. We are a nation in crisis.

Hidden Agenda:

Israel’s Ministry of Health stated publicly that there is no evidence of any strokes resulting from the Pfizer vaccine. They ignore the medical evidence of damaged lives reported here since 2020 and known worldwide.

World Economic Forum:

Again they have met in Davos Switzerland. Our prayer must bring their evil schemes to nothing. Pray that their sinister plans be shredded by the Armies of Heaven. This is my Father’s world! 

If interested look for the defrocked Canadian Rebel news interview with the CEO of Pfizer in the streets of Davos Switzerland. 

On a happy note: Family unity is the greatest treasure on earth. If we build according to Biblical plans, our family can last for generations, by God’s grace. 

Here is a photo of our dear eldest son David Rawlings and his family. We celebrated his 54th birthday in the heart of Jerusalem yesterday. 

All that can be shaken will be shaken.” 

Hebrews 12:27

With that I will close.

Prayerfully yours, Meridel Rawlings