All posts tagged: Jesus

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 – Heshvan 4 5783 / October 30, 2022

My Dear Friends: “Meridel, here. Still weary from the Canadian journey, but listening for the Still Small Voice and trying to be obedient. Thank you for your prayers over us and your letters and notes. I will eventually catch up. Most urgent are your prayers for the nations and their generations This is needed more than ever before. May you and I be found faithful to work along with the heavenly hosts and warrior angels. If you are at a loss on how to pray, pray in the Spirit of God. The hour is late.” “I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting loving kindness, I will have compassion on you, says the LORD your Redeemer.” Psalm 44:23 “But Zion said; The LORD has forsaken me, and the LORD has forgotten me.” Isaiah 49:14 During our morning family devotions, we mused over these verses.  Many times the prophetic voice relates to Zion, Israel, and also Yeshua – Jesus the Messiah, even Sion, the living Body of Messiah. Jay surmised that Psalm …

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 – New Year’s Eve, Tishri 1. 5783

Shalom Shalom dear friends: In 5783 “ALL WILL BE REVEALED” … this is the prophetic meaning of this new year.  See the end of the letter for more details. What time is it? High powered men warn us of an event today! Our God who sits in the heavens laughs. The end of the “times of the gentiles” is here. Father is bringing Israel front and center onto the world stage. Do you see Him in action through His people? If not stay with us! “Therefore says the LORD God, now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel, and I will be jealous for my holy name. They will forget their shame and all the treachery they have practiced against me when they dwell safely in their land with none to make them afraid. When I have brought them back from the people and gathered them from their enemies lands, and through them have vindicated my holiness in the sight of many nations. Then they shall …

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 …

Still Small Voice from British Columbia Canada – Sept 11th 2022

Shalom Dear Friends: “ No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Make a level path for our feet so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.” Hebrews 12:12 The destinies of the nations are changing before our very eyes! Pause and consider. Traveling so intensely, leaves us with not a moment to even hear world news. We didn’t even know Queen Elisabeth had died. We still have not had a moment to catch up. While in Holland we were hit with a heavy flu, and are still in the process of shaking it off as we have been traveling and ministering.  Welcome to the Dominion of Canada.  The first impression here is one of incredible prosperity, affluence, abundance and plenty. There seems to be no lack of anything. This turns out to be an illusion. We began our prayer tour in Vancouver, and on the …