All posts tagged: blessing

Still Small Voice – Shevat 5, 5783 / January 27th 2023

Good Morning dear Friends: Today is International Holocaust Day. “For now have I chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.“ 2 Chronicles 7:16  I believe that for our own welfare and the welfare of our children, we must never forget the horrendous time of the Nazis. A terrible precedent of racism was set. The nation of Israel was literally birthed out of those ashes. Two out of every three European Jews perished. Many of us still living have vivid memories of WW2. But sadly, the younger generations are grossly ignorant. That is almost impossible to fathom, I know. It explains the growing curse of anti-Semitism today. I ask for your prayers for the nation of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide. Psalm 130 is recited by Jewish people publicly and privately in times of crisis and need. It is believed to have been the most recited Psalm by Jews in the Holocaust. I invite you to join us here …

Still Small Voice: Happy Hanukkah – Merry Christmas, Kislev 30, 5783 – Dec. 24th 2022. 

Shalom Shalom, dear friends: I begin with Canadian Paul Wylie skating to a special rendition of O Holy Night!  Question from a former doner of Jerusalem Vistas/Israel Vision: “… as I understand the ministry of Jerusalem Vistas ceases at the end of 2022. I would like to continue to donate to you. I don’t need a tax receipt. I very much enjoy Still Small Voice. I hope that others will continue to support you. Wishing you peaceful holidays and a very blessed year 2023.”  Ursula Alberts Canada From Jay’s desk: “Yes, Vistas is closing after 40 amazing years in Jerusalem. It is the close of an organization but NOT a ministry. Have you read, Miracles Among the Nations? It will be available on Amazon soon. Meridel and I are busy with the next book, Volume 3, Israel, our Odyssey. Thanks Jay.’” From Meridel’s desk: “Thank you Ursula for this vote of confidence. I would so appreciate the help, see details at the end of this letter. Yes, you can donate to us through Still Small …

Still Small Voice – Thanksgiving, Cheshvan 28, 5783 Nov. 24, 2022

Dear Friends, old and young: This week, my Still Small Voice touches upon Thanksgiving, the olive harvest and prayer. Let’s begin with the Pilgrims and early pioneers of North America. Like all of us, they still had a choice in tough times. These hearty souls decided in the midst of extreme hardship, famine and loss of life to pause and to give thanks to the Almighty. Yes, still many perished. No, it wasn’t easy but it was the Godly response that moved the Hand of God to provide the miracles that they needed to sustain them in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. Today the doomsday thinkers and naysayers are calling for a worldwide depression and financial collapse. Jerusalem, on the other hand, is suffering increased deadly attacks yet faithful ones in the midst of her give praise and worship to the Almighty continually. That is inspiring and in line with the Word of God … Give thanks always! Most of you will be aware of the two deadly bombing attacks yesterday at two …

Still Small Voice – Cheshvan 25, 8753. Nov. 19, 2022.

Dear Friends: Those of you from whom I hear, are often on my heart for prayer. What a privilege it is to communicate. My theme in this Still Small Voice is tribes. From childhood my life has been impacted by many tribal groups, perhaps it all began knowing my great great grandmother was of the Shaw Clan, a Scots Highlander. I grew up with the Bible, learning in depth about Israel and her people-tribes. “… and behold on the clouds of heaven, One like a Son of Man was coming. And he came up to the Ancient of Days and was presented to Him. And to him (The  Messiah) was given dominion (supreme authority). Glory and a kingdom, that all the peoples, kingdoms and nations should serve and worship Him.” Daniel 7: 13,14 “At the time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations (tribes) of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and …

Still Small Voice – Heshvan 18, 5783 / November 12th 2022

Shalom Dear Friends: Sometimes I think we become all too familiar with the many privileges of being a believer in a God who lives! What do I mean? I know that I have not appreciated the immense potential granted me through His Living Word. We speak it daily, read and discuss it, but do I release it? I woke up this morning with some instructions:  “My Word IS the source of Life, hinder me not!”  Our Shabbat dinner is the highlight of the week. This week, two sons, a kalah, (Hebrew for a son’s wife}, a family friend and a delightful 22-month-old grandson were our guests. As is our custom, after the blessings we hugged and kissed before beginning to eat. It was a superb feast of fresh fish caught earlier in the day and masterfully prepared by our Greek friend. We topped it off with chocolate cake, berries and ice cream. Yummy. The real piece d’resistance was the scripture reading that followed. Today, who isn’t seeking direction in this upside-down world? It read as …

Still Small Voice – Cheshvan 12 5783 / November 6, 2022

To the dear company of my Friends: “Intercessors are really prophets who pray.” Jennifer Evaz  With the mounting stress, I turn to prayer. What do you do? Prayer is thankless work. One engages mostly alone with the LORD or in fellowship with fellow believers.  As a prayer warrior-intercessor-prophet, have you ever expected to be thanked? Of course not. I find the communion and fellowship with Yeshua my greatest reward, and I learn new things all the time. Thank you for also being willing to bear this yoke. No it is not easy. We don’t expect ‘easy’, for His burden IS Light! Prayer brings change, God’s way. I have kept a journal over the years, and the answers and solutions to insurmountable circumstances have been amazing. Prayer is the oil that keeps all parts moving in harmony … be it a car or the body of Messiah. This unity produces unseen energy, salvation, creativity and productivity. Yes, we must all do our part for faith without works is dead. “The LORD saw that the wickedness (depravity) …

Still Small Voice – West Jet Airline: en route Calgary to Toronto.   Oct.1/22  

Dear Friends, old and new: Let’s begin with something from ISRAEL:  Recently, before Prime Minister Yair Lapid addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations at the annual opening, we, Israelis were in a state of nervous expectation.  The order of speakers in that august, if impotent, an organisation is – First Presidents, then Prime Ministers and when his turn came the PM walked confidently to the podium and began the speech of his life. He was brilliant, quiet, understated but firm and his introduction opened by telling of his love of country and his family’s Holocaust history. Quietly he brought his discourse to the crux of the Middle East problem and the possible solution. He promoted the idea of a two-state solution but with one essential caveat.  First and foremost a peace agreement is signed and honoured between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Here is his speech.  The religious opposition uses hate speech and fear of the Palestinians to move their agendas forward. Amazingly P.M.Lapid actually called the Palestinian Leadership’s bluff. THEY DO NOT …

Still Small Voice: Vancouver island, Canada – Sept 18th 2022

Shalom Dear Friends: “Sound the Shofar for the four winds of heaven to bring the elect home to Israel.” Zechariah 2:6 “To God Almighty, the Lord of Israel: May Michael be at you right hand, Gabriel at your left hand, before you Raphael and behind you Uriel, and above  you the divine presence of God.” From the Shema “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.” John 15:26 The amazing truth is that when we are weak He is strong. Last night we were at Christian Fellowship Centre in Qualicum up island. A beautiful dinner was laid out, in the Fireside room. Jay and I continue to labor under a viral infection picked up in Holland, but inspite of our weariness, the Holy Spirit showed Himself to be strong touching lives. We were with dear friends last night who have stood with us these many years. Jay and I have learned to lean hard on …

Pieni hiljainen ääni – Alankomaat, Elul-kuu 5782 4. syyskuuta 2022 

Shalom ystävät!  On ilo palata jälleen Alankomaihin. Tämä syksyn ajanjakso tunnetaan Jumalan vuodenaikana! Sitä  kutsutaan myös ‘ennalta määrätyiksi ajankohdiksi’. Syksyn kolmen juhlaa ovat: pasuunansoiton  juhla, suuri sovituspäivä, joka päättyy seitsenpäiväiseen lehtimajanjuhlaan! Profeetallisesti ottaen  pasuunat kätkevät vertauskuvana Kristuksen kuolleistanousemisen. Suuri sovituspäivä on aikaa,  jolloin Jumala kohtaa ihmisen. Lehtimajanjuhla [en. Feast of Tabernacles, tabernacle = asumus,  telttamaja, sukkah] puhuu Messiaan olemisesta meidän kanssamme; Immanuel, Jumala kanssamme  [hepr. immanu = kanssamme El = Jumala]!  Olemme 40 päivän katumuksen tai kääntymyksen ajanjaksossa, jota hepreaksi kutsutaan teshuvaksi. Se alkoi elul-kuun 1.päivänä, elokuun 28. päivänä, ja päättyy lokakuun 5. päivänä, suurena  sovituspäivänä.   Pyydämme teitä rukoilemaan Jayn ja minun puolesta lähtiessämme matkaamaan halki Kanadan  rannikolta rannikolle. Uskomme MUUTOKSEEN kaikialla minne menemmekään.  Kymmenen päivän jaksoa pasuunansoiton päivästä (juutalainen uusi vuosi) suureen sovituspäivään  (syyskuun 26. päivä – lokakuun 4.päivä) kutsutaan myös syvän kunnioituksen, ihmetyksen päiviksi.  Se on anteeksiantamisen suuntaamista niitä kohtaan, jotka ovat loukanneet meitä. Juutalainen uusi  vuosi osuu syyskuun 25.-27. päiviin. Muista elämäämme ympäröivää armoa ja päästä irti  kaikesta loukkaavasta. Tämä on jumalallisen armon aikaa sinua kohtaan, ja sinun on tarpeen katua ja …

Still Small Voice – Holland, Elul 5782 Sept 4th 2022

Shalom Friends; It is a joy to be back in Holland again. This fall season is known as, The Seasons of God! This season is also called The Appointed Time. The three fall festivals are; The Feast of Trumpets, The Day of Atonement, concluding with the seven-day Feast of tabernacles!  Prophetically, Trumpets conceals the imagery of the resurrection of the dead in Christ.  The Day of Atonement is when God meets man. The Feast of Tabernacles, speaks of Messiah tabernacling with us; Immanuel, God with us! This is a 40-day season of repentance or turning – Teshuvah. Elul the 1st began, on August 28th and concludes on October 5th, the Day of Atonement. We ask you to pray for Jay and I as we work our way from coast to coast across Canada. We are believing for CHANGE everywhere we go. The 10 days from Trumpets (the Jewish New Year) to the Day of Atonement (September 26th – October 4th) are also called, The Days of Awe.  It is a time to extend forgiveness to …