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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 …

Still Small Voice – War Day 119

My dear Friends who pray: I am so grateful to hear back that many of you are leading prayer groups. Some of your quotes are included. All are welcome. The fight continues and we are all battle weary, to say nothing of the people of Israel. I hope this letter will lift you and give you renewed fuel for prayer at this unique time in history. It is packed with wonderful articles. Take your time, and share on screen with your prayer groups and churches. Share the knowledge, increase the call to pray. “King of the nations The LORD is near to all who call on Him. And He will wipe every tear from their eyes; and there will be No more death; there will no longer be sorrow and anguish,  crying or pain; for the former order of things has passed away.”  Rev. 15:3b, Psalm 145:18a, Rev 21:4 Prayer has to be our first priority. Israelis are defending themselves with their lives and homes. It is costing everything and the nation hangs on as …

Still Small Voice – Day 112 of War

Dear Friends:  “My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel,  the volunteers among the people. Bless the LORD.  But Zebulon was a people who risked their lives to the point of death.”  Judges 5:4,18. “How the mighty have fallen!” 2 Samuel 1:25 It is a time of utter sadness in Israel. In one day this week, we lost 24 soldiers in Gaza. I quote David as he begins his lament over the death of Jonathan and his enemy Saul. The photo above shows the faces of 21 of our sons who fell together this week. The entire nation mourns as the war grinds on.  The desperate plight of the hostages has everyone’s attention as well.  IDF surveillance has been unable to find them. Many of their family members stand at the Gaza border fence, crying out over loudspeakers; calling them by name over loudspeakers, assuring them they are NOT forgotten! At times like these, we lean into the LORD. He has given us many names by which to perceive His character and purposes in …

Still Small Voice – Day 105

My dear Friends: “The most important aspect of faith is hearing the voice of God.” Mother Theresa One of the greatest things each of us possess is our testimony. In this week’s letter, you will meet many living witnesses of October 7th in Israel. They cannot cease from praying and believing for victory to emerge from this madness of Israel fighting Hamas. The agony of war has turned a switch inside of Israel, causing the people, as a whole to lay down their lives for one another in amazing ways. This unfolding truth was reinforced deep within when I came to this startling realization. This painful birthing process going on in the very heart of Israel is what I wept and agonized over from April to August just months before the war. I thought at the time, I was just heartbroken because of the fractured relationships on every level in the nation. No. Abba was preparing to birth a people for HIMSELF!  Warfare is being waged in prayer and a brutal gorilla war on the …

Still Small Voice Day 98 of the War

My Dear Friends: Our eldest sons David and Chris have resurrected Israel Vision TV for their generation. Kindly encourage them in their quest to produce films and stories about people making a difference in Israel. Please support the work of Israel Vision TV at the GoFundMe website that my son Chris has set up. Click the image below to view the video and support the work on GoFundMe. Thank you! Support link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-stories-from-israel?Please subscribe to Israel Vision TV youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@israelvision-tv Esau and the Palestinians:Yes, we are all living through perplexing days. It is always time to pray.  This week I want to share with you the documentary entitled: Esau and the Palestinians.                                                                                                                              …

Still Small Voice – Day 92 of War

To My Dear Friends: Sadly, Israel says, 2024 is A Year of War.   But it is a blessed time in God’s time clock. The Still Small Voice whispered into my heart: 2024 is a year of OPEN DOORS! I thank my Heavenly Father for His Presence!  “Weeping may endure for a night, but JOY comes in the morning.”  Ps. 30:5 I love to watch the sunrise every morning, as the black of night gives way to the light. “All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you pay attention to the voice of the LORD your God.”  Deuteronomy 28:2 “Israelis have been overwhelmed by the incredible people of every faith who have come to volunteer, console, support or just show up. It has been so heartwarming to receive friends from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand and the USA or as Turkey, the UK and Europe. This expression of love by people of all ages has had a profound effect on all of us, an effect that often counteracts the demonstrations of …

Still Small Voice – Person of the Year! January 1st 2024

My dear Friends, my prayer family: They go to war knowing that the lives of their friends and families depend on them.  I read the following article and said to myself, I have to share this with my friends. It touched me so deeply because it explains why we Israelis have the power to stand up and be counted!  Thank you for having been there for us for over 50 years. Dec 31, 2023 By Daniel Greenfield, Frontpage Magazine In a year when the civilized world is stuck in a state of retreat, he is fighting back. Under Biden’s leadership, America has been invaded by hordes of millions of migrants, and Europe continues to stagger under an endless wave of migration from the Muslim world. That’s why American and European cities are being torn apart by rioting mobs supporting Hamas. But after Israel was invaded on Oct 7, it fought back. The men on the front lines are not the politicians or the generals, they’re among the 360,000 reservists activated in a nation with a Jewish …

Still Small Voice – Christmas Greetings

Jay and Meridel Rawlings.  Box 47554, Ermioni, Greece. 210 51  December 2023.                                                                                                       Our heavenly Father IS Love. Jesus IS His Beloved. Holy Spirit IS the Spirit of Love. May Jesus bring Peace to us at this time of world exploitation, loss, war, and sorrow. I chose a copy of this unusual painting because of Who Jesus was on earth and IS to us today. Here we see an angel strengthening Him in those last lonely hours in the Garden, while Satan lurks in the shadows. Jesus faced His last ordeal feeling forsaken and alone. All was quiet in the olive grove. “Father if it be your will, let this cup pass from me.” Jesus pleaded. His answer was an awful silence. What a severe …

Still Small Voice – War Day 63

Hanukah, December 8th 2023 Shalom Friends: “For with You is the fountain of life, and in Your Light, we see light.” Ps 36:9 “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above. It comes down from the Father of Lights [the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens.]” James 1:17 Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights, is a time of miracles. Hanukkah lights are being lit in Israeli homes, and inside of war-torn Gaza wherever the IDF soldiers are. Hanukkah reminds us of the history of the Maccabean wars. A brave godly father and his 5 sons stood up against evil, fighting for years for the liberty of Israel. The war rages. Two senior Hamas intelligent officers were eliminated. Dozens of Hamas ‘Nekbah’ (the top fighting unit) operatives surrendered to the IDF.  They were caught running away. They gave up and were taken into Israel, for interrogation. We are nearing the point when Hamas will have to surrender or die. You must know that all of the humanitarian aid Israel is sending into Gaza at this …

Still Small Voice – Anti-Semitism Alert

Shalom Friends: Prayers for the hostages went up around the world for 49 days. That night Oct 24th 2023, was the first of six nights of ceasefire, 120 women and children were returned Many recording artists created their own version of BringThem Home, each beautiful. This particular rendition is a prayer by Shmuel Lemmer. His audience of Holocaust Survivors each hold a photograph of a hostage. Look for his performance at the end. “For just as the new heavens and the new earth, which I make will remain and endure before Me,” declares the LORD, “So your off spring and your name will remain and endure.”  Isaiah 66:22 On the 6th day of the ceasefire, Israel demanded the return of 17 women and 2 little red-headed boys. Hamas said they are dead and blamed Israel. At 5:48 a.m. on Friday, Dec 1st, Hamas lobbed rockets into south Israel. They took responsibility for a terror attack at an East Jerusalem bus stop; 3 Israelis were shot to death, 8 wounded.  This is their way of reminding …