All posts tagged: Hope

Still Small Voice – June 25th 2022

From Meridel’s desk  Dear reader, By God’s grace, this will be my last letter to you from Israel this year. Our children Daniel and Shelly are living in our home for the next year, and we are going to our cottage in Greece. The sale of our home in Canada helped us buy an old house in Greece AND Josh designed and oversaw the construction of a place to go to rest and write.  Our address: P O Box 47554, 21051 Ermioni, Greece. Your SNAIL mail will be safe here. It is not in Israel, I am very sad to say. We cannot receive checks as no bank will cash them. You can use this account in Germany.  Jay Rawlings. T Frankfurter Sparkasse Nordend branch – Bergstrasse 29 D 60316, Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY tel 49 69 24 182224    fax 49 69 264 15101, BANK MANAGER 49 69 26415562 Mirjana’S DIRECT LINE ACCOUNT NUMBER:   # 162008 IBAN: DE23 5005 0201 0000 1620 08 BIC/SWIFT:      HELADEF1822    The angels bring your prayers and …

Still Small Voice – June 19th 2022

Dear Friends: I feel the following life-giving words belong to those suffering from the ongoing effects of the vaccine. Mind you, the doctors call it ‘long COVID’. Having not had COVID but after taking the 2nd vaccine in early February 2021, I had an immediate negative reaction. Fluid poured out of my nostrils after 15 minutes and continued for some time. Seven months later, I was stricken with debilitating weakness. imbalance and exhaustion. 8 months later to the day, I woke up with weakness in my right hand. I couldn’t turn on my electric toothbrush or open a cupboard door. I was hospitalized for a week in Neurology, and given daily tests, and 3 MRIs. Nothing!  But one of my Drs. came to me privately and said, “We’ve had many such cases.”  I am allowed my personal experience. I have a brother who died of a massive heart attack a month after the 3rd dose. I had never heard him complain of heart trouble or needing heart meds. Yes, this is my experience and opinion. …

Still Small Voice – June 5th, 2022

My dear Friends, Shalom! Shavuot  –  Pentecost This weekend in Israel we are celebrating The Feast of Shavuot which in English is Pentecost. God chose a family of people, the Jews, for Himself. He led them into slavery, so they would cry out to Him. Then, He delivered them through Moses at Passover. Then while in the desert of Sinai He chose to SPEAK. Darkness, earthquakes and fire descended upon Mount Sinai. Sadly, fear sent the people running in the opposite direction of The Terrifying, Commanding, yet Blessed Presence. They fled. Left all alone, Moses communed with the Almighty and wrote and spoke the words of instruction he heard. This Law of God, known as the Ten Commandments forever changed the world, FIRST becoming the foundation of Israel as a Nation. Until today the Biblical laws given to Moses are the basis of constitutions in democracies and Supreme Courts. But, sadly, in this day, ALL democracies are under threat of being diminished.  Jesus Brings the Fulfillment  Two thousand years later, Jews came up to the …

Still Small Voice – May 23, 2022

Shalom Dear Friends: “…And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So your God will rejoice over you.”  Isaiah 62:5b “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb …”  Allow us to share our family’s joy over the recent Hebrew wedding in the family. The Bride and Groom: Shelly Bandel and Daniel Rawlings. The Location: out on the Hills of Benjamin in Yad ha Shmoneh at sunset.   The Setting: an ancient synagogue relocated from Galilee;  reconstructed of its original 2,000-year-old basalt hand-chiselled stones. This unique setting took us to another world. Perhaps this was one of the many synagogues where Rabbi Yeshua taught. The Rabbi:  Rabbi Ehud Bandel, Shelly’s uncle, performed the ceremony with all the love of the LORD God of Israel and his family.  Yes, Daniel and Shelly were married in Canada in 2020, but as Jews living in Israel, they wanted their families to have the privilege of attending their Hebrew nuptials. A Hebrew wedding is very much a family affair. The parents of the groom …

Still Small Voice – May 16th, 2022

Dear Friends Shalom: “Comfort, O comfort My people:” says your God.  Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,  And call out to her, that her time of compulsory service in warfare is finished, That her wickedness has been taken away, That she has received from the LORD’s hand Double [punishment] for all her sins.”   Isaiah 40:1-2 If you are a prayer warrior, and I am assuming that the majority of my readers are: one of your calls will be to “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”  You in return are promised prosperity. It is a bond with the Almighty worth cashing in on. Psalm 122:6 We must always remember that nothing can be done without the permission of a man or woman giving ascent spiritually.  Father God gave the earth to the children of men, not angels. Just as Adam was called to keep and tend the Garden of Eden, so we are called to do the same in our spheres of inference. But Jerusalem stands out as the City of God for all peoples. Let me quote Jesus: …

Still Small Voice thanks you

My overview of Dr. Jay Rawlings health situation. The rough neighborhood around Israel… Short piece: “My Father holds the Rope” Shalom Dear Friends: March 2017 For a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold, which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Messiah. 1 Pet. 1:6,7. Thank you for your inquiries about our ‘head’ Dr. Jay Rawlings, and my beloved husband, whom we all just call ‘Jay’. I want to send you a good report in spite of present difficulties. Just this week Lydia a German friend called to pray. She immediately discerned; “Plead the blood of Jesus over Jay’s breathing, pay attention to his breathing..” It was an amazing word. A week ago Jay had an ‘incident’ and one of his medications had to be changed. This now requires that he have blood tests weekly. Having waited since my last letter for the results of …

Messiah!

What is the question each living person needs to ask? “Who are you LORD?” What was the unexpected answer heard by a blind and bewildered, Saul, later called Paul, set on his course to murder ‘believers of The Way’ in Damascus?: “I am Jesus!” was the answer. This was the begining of a transformation that made Paul perhaps the greatest Apostle in history. Today our world is bankrupt. Manipulative government  leaders seem powerless to stop the wars, which create havoc in millions of lives. People of faith believe that the only hope is the coming of the Prince of Peace, The Messiah. Download Jay Rawlings’ Jerusalem Vistas Spring Newsletter here.

Passover: the most celebrated Biblical Feast

It is with a deep sense of gratefulness and yes, joy, that today I found this piece flowing through my fingers to the keyboard from my mind and heart. Yes, Israel has an astounding history that continues to unfold prophetically. The fact that the vast majority of the Christian world does not appreciate this truth, proves that they are simply out of touch with the Biblical prophets and the prophecies of Jesus Himself. We as a family have had the privilege of docmenting 2/3rds of Israel’s modern history in documentary form. “Blessed are those who bless you Israel” has been our esperience and it isn’t over yet. We have sons and grandchildren growing up in our footsteps. I invite you to stroll down through history at our Passover Feast. Download the Passover newsletter here. Hag Samach Pessach! Meridel Rawlings