All posts tagged: Israel

Still Small Voice – DAY 189 – Imminent attack from Iran – April 12th 2024

Shalom Friends: Welcome. Let me take you on my morning walk down through the olive groves to the beach. I never fail to return home energized and encouraged. See my video clip at the end. Today during my time in the Bible, this jumped out at me, pushing me to think. “Every good thing given and every perfect gift from above; comes down from the Father of lights [the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens]. It was of His own will that He gave us birth [as His children] by the word of truth so that we would be a kind of first fruits of His creatures [a prime example of what He created to be set apart to Himself – sanctified, made holy for His divine purposes]. “ James 1:17a, 18. The thought that Abba in Heaven chose my birth was not new to me. Yes, our conception was in His Will. He chose us, and He asks us to CHOOSE Him, How simple is that? That ‘choosing’ of course brings us to the …

Still Small Voice – A Blessed Easter!

My Dear Friends; I desire to bless my readers by centring this letter on Messiah Jesus. I keep learning from HIs life, and I trust this is also your experience as you walk on.  Tough Lessons:  We have all been here to one degree or another. The tempter waits to attack each person who confesses Jesus as LORD!  Especially, in those down times when we are feeling cut off, weak, alone and desperate. In that moment, we must TURN our eyes to heaven, trusting in the Word and in the LOVE of our Abba Father and Jesus. This is our secret weapon; our high tower, our hiding place, strength and shield. Hang on!  The answers will come if we are willing to WAIT and be still. Jesus was desperately hungry after His fast. Satan the tempter waited to attack. “It is written …” Is how Jesus replied to every temptation that alone tells us how important it is to know the Word of God and hide it in our hearts, so that we do not …

Still Small Voice: DAY 163 of War

The painting above is by Shelly Bandel Rawlings My Dear Friends: “The heavens are telling of the glory of God, and the firmament is declaring the work of His hands.”  Psalm 19:1 I send blessings to you this day in the Name Above all Names. I have penned a few thoughts on The Face of God. Hope you not only enjoy but recall your own journey of discovery. The first time I ever saw Him, I experienced His loving Presence. I felt warmed and swaddled (wrapped) in a blanket of liquid love. My chilled life, at 2.5 years was warmed from the inside out. I have never been tempted to look elsewhere for the love that will not let me go, for I have seen and continue to experience the Face of God. Last night I waved Jay and Josh off as they flew to Jerusalem. Our eldest son David, has been fighting a very nasty virus. It is a heavy time, as Ramadan began on Friday and Israel faces a multi-front war inside and …

Still Small Voice. War grows. Day 154

The picture above: “On Oct 7th, out of the deadly attack by Hamas, just nearby, 47 babies were born in the underground maternity unit at Soroka hospital, all the while under an intense missile fire by Hamas.  Observant women and Bedouin live in close proximity in Israel’s Negev.” To My Dear Friends: Today marks 5 months since the beginning of the war. Yesterday President Biden called for a ‘ceasefire”. Hamas sees the pressure mounting against Israel from all quarters, and they just sit back and wait. They don’t need to negotiate. The whole world is with them against Israel. It is an impossible situation. We call for your prayers more than ever before. Please stay alert and learn the facts and the truth about what is going on between Israel, Hamas and the USA. Much of world media on the war is ‘clouded.’ Join me, determined to uncover the facts on the ground concerning this conflict. First, let us remember what the LORD God spoke through His Prophets. He is continually moving behind the scenes in history shaping …

Still Small Voice Tag 147 des Krieges 1. März 2024

Meine lieben Freunde: “… obwohl ihr mir Schaden zufügen wolltet, hat der Herr es zum Guten gewollt, um das jetzige Ergebnis herbeizuführen: das Überleben von vielen Menschen.” 1. Mose 50:20 Geisel Update: Von den 253 nach Gaza entführten Personen befinden sich noch 134 lebende Geiseln bei der Hamas. 31 von ihnen sind verstorben. Die meisten ihrer Identitäten sind nach wie vor unbekannt: die neueste Meldung ist die gestohlene Leiche eines IDF-Soldaten, welcher am 7. Oktober getötet wurde. Im Gegensatz Russland: Russland war einer der einzigen Orte außerhalb des Nahen Ostens, der Hamas-Terroristen und Houthi-Dschihadisten willkommen hieß. Heute rufen Hamas und Fatah, welche die politische Einheit des palästinensischen Volkes bilden, zur Versöhnung auf. Das ist ein erbärmlicher Scherz. Systematische sexuelle Übergriffe durch Hamas-Terroristen: Am  7. Oktober verübte die Hamas “brutale sexuelle Übergriffe, welche systematisch und absichtlich durchgeführt wurden”, heißt es im ersten offiziellen Bericht, welcher die sexuelle Gewalt an diesem Tag detailliert beschreibt. “Der Angriff der Hamas umfasste gewalttätige Vergewaltigungen, welche von Drohungen mit Waffen begleitet wurden, und in einigen Fällen auf verletzte Frauen abzielten. Viele der Vergewaltigungen wurden als Gruppe, …

Still Small Voice – War Day 147

My Dear Friends: “… although you intended me harm, the LORD intended it for good, so as to bring about the present result: the survival of many people.” Genesis 50:20 Hostage Update: Of the 253 people abducted to Gaza, 134 living hostages remain with Hamas. 31 of them are deceased. Most of their identities remain unknown: the latest includes the stolen body of an IDF soldier killed on Oct 7th. Contrary Russia: Russia has been one of the only places outside of the Middle East welcoming Hamas terrorists and Houthi Jihadists. Today Hamas and Fatah who make up the political entity of the Palestinian people are calling for reconciliation. It is a pathetic joke.  Systematic sexual assaults by Hamas terrorists:  On October 7th, Hamas committed “brutal sexual assaults, systematically and deliberately carried out” states the first official report released, detailing that day’s sexual violence. “Hamas’s attack included violent acts of rape, accompanied, by threats with weapons, and in some cases, targeted towards injured women. Many of the rapes were carried out as a group, with …

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 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 …