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Still Small Voice – War Day 130

 My Dear Friends:

This Hebrew year 5784, represents the prison door being opened to Joseph. In prayer I heard, year of open doors. People are being set free from imprisonment and enslavement. Be diligent, sober minded and aware of the issues as you intercede for our world! Be encouraged! The winds of change are blowing. PRAY!

“Oh, that You would bless me … and keep me from harm.” 1 Chronicles 4:6

“The eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on all those who long for his kindness.  As high as heaven is above the earth so His kindness is great to those who fear Him. The kindness of the Lord is forever to those who fear Him, His righteousness for the children’s children.” 

Psalm 33:18, Psalm 103:11 Hebrew Bible

Yesterday the IDF was able to rescue 2 hostages held in Rafah. An extremely delicate operation was required to extract two men from a 2nd floor apartment. Still criticism only grows including from President Biden. Today 134 hostages remain in Gaza; while 31 are confirmed dead.

9 year old hostage: Emily Hand, in the covering photo was freed after 50 days. Upon release, she only spoke in a whisper as her captors threatened her with death by knife if she made any noise. Her Irish Dad, Thomas, described waking Emily up often when she has nightmares. “She once had a dream that she was escaping from Gaza and running back to her kibbutz. She uses code words for terrorists, certain objects and situations that remind her of her ordeal. She’s very good, making progress and is recovering. The rest of us are broken now.” See Emily in the covering photo above.

Music must always be our safe space: Social media influencer, Montana Tucker was invited to walk the red carpet at the Grammy Awards last night. Her grandmother was a survivor of the Holocaust, and Montana was struck by how similar Grandma’s stories resembled the attack of Oct 7th. She chose to wear an Israeli designer gown. In a live interview with i24 news today she said, “Many thanked me for wearing the large yellow ribbon with the message bring them home. I was very nervous but it got a lot of attention and  I believe opened eyes.  Lots of people didn’t even know what, bring them home means? Others said, ‘Thank you!’ I think most people are afraid to do something, they don’t want to risk their career or business. But because I was given a global audience, I wanted to make a statement. I used my liberty as the world has been largely silent. This is about humanity not politics. I hope I can keep using my platform and encourage others to speak out.  Even if you are reaching out to just one person, telling them the truth about Israel, don’t stop, we need you. Keep it up, it can grow.” 

War on the Northern Border:by David Rawlings for

David and Eli were army buds years ago in Givati, a combat unit. 

The Underground World of War: Israeli Brigadier General Dan Goldfus took foreign journalists to Khan Yunis to witness the extent of the most recent tunnel discovery 

 What about those truckloads of medicines that we saw going into Gaza after Hamas demanded 1,000 times the medication Israel provided for the hostages? In this video you will see boxes of Israeli medicines thrown on the floor. 

  Brothers in Arms: Mark Knofler music and lyrics, and IDF film footage.

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Prime Minister Netanyahu said Feb.7/24 “Hamas’s terms for accepting a hostage release deal were delusional and anyone would refuse them.” 

US President Biden said Feb.8/24 “I’m pushing very hard now to deal with this hostage ceasefire. There are a lot of innocent people who are serving and a lot of innocent people who are in trouble and dying. its gotta stop.”  Did you know that the USA hit 85 sites in Iraq and Syria this week? All linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corp including Hamas. Is Biden being pressured by the US State Depart?

France: “Oct 7th is the worst atrocity in the 21st century. We are 68 million and stand with Israel and the Palestinians.“ Prime Minister Macron.

Argentina: “President Javier Milei arrived in Israel pledging to move Argentina’s Embassy to Jerusalem. Taking office two months ago this signals a major shift in his nation’s foreign police towards the USA and Israel, after having backed Arab counties for decades.” Etgar Lefkovits, Feb 6/24 Jerusalem News Service.

Why People are Rethinking Their Place in Canada: “ According to Israel’s Diaspora Ministry, and The World Zionist Organization: In Canada antisemitic incidents have increased 800% since Oct 7th.” J. Roberts, Feb. 3/23. Jerusalem Post.

Lost in Trans Nation: 

I recommend this book. “A child psychiatrist’s Guide Out of Madness.” By Miriam Grossman, MD forward by Dr. Jordan B. Pedersen

Grossman asserts: “No child is born in the wrong body; it’s their emotional lives that need healing. Whether one are facing a gender identity battle at home or want to prevent one, this book will guide you and your loved ones out of the madness.”

“The assault against parents and our children is real, so you need to be prepared and educated. ‘Lost in Trans Nation’ is a must for all parents to arm them with the ammunition they need to “be proactive and get educated, feel prepared” warns Grossman. “Be confident to discuss trans, nonbinary, or whatever your child brings to the dinner table. it could be one or all of the following threats. ‘Trans is as common as red hair,’ or, I’’m not your son,’ or ‘I’m not your daughter,’ or ‘do you prefer a live son? or ‘do you prefer a dead daughter?’ 

Grossman says, “No family is immune and, learn to fight what many families describe as the most difficult challenge of their lives. Parents will learn what to say and how – at home, at school, and if necessary, to the police if they appear at your door.” <>

From the Desk of David Hathaway, England: Feb. 2024 “Ministering in Poland to war refugees from the former Russian ’Soviet’ Empire. I felt it was the beginning of the fullfillment of Hudson Taylor’s prophecy of 1889. The world-famous missionary to China was home on furlough in England and  when saw this vision.

“I see a great war that encompasses the world. I saw this war recess and then start again, actually being two wars. (World War I and II.) After this I saw much unrest and revolts that will affect many nations. I saw in some places spiritual awakenings. In Russia I saw there will come a general all-encompassing, national spiritual awakening, so great that there could never be another like it. From Russia, I saw this awakening spread to many European countries. This all-out awakening, was followed by the second coming.’”

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This comes from our home to yours in Blessing, asking for your prayers.

 “nothing worthwhile is accomplished without prayer.”  

“You (plural) shall serve the LORD your God and He will bless your (singular) bread and your water.”  Exodus 23:25

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Parashat Ha Shuvah with Baruch Ovadyah3 Baruch Ovadyah shares his biblical perspective on

Mishpatim from Exodus Ch 21:1 – 24:18.

Feb 12th, 2024 4:47 p.m.

Created by David Rawlings