From Israel

Messiah’s Return

Israel was destroyed in 70 AD, by the Romans, shorty after the Messiah Yeshua was killed, raised to life and ascended to heaven.  In 1947 the Israeli nation was reestablished.  In 1967, Jerusalem the capital of Israel was liberated from foreign captivity and rule.  In 2018, Jerusalem was designated the capital of Israel by the USA, followed by other free nations. How much longer will there be until the Messiah Returns and the Jewish people accept their Messiah?  Israel’s return as a nation in the land is a beacon of Yeshua’s soon return.  Yes, the revived Roman empire from the…

The Highway of Holiness

“A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.  The unclean shall not pass over it but it shall be for others.  Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray.  No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast go up on it; it shall not be found there.  But the redeemed shall walk there, and the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads.  They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”…

Promises to Israel – Their Land Will Blossom

“So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ ” Ezekiel 36:35. God promised Israel that with the re-establishment of the nation, the desert land would bloom again.  No longer would the desert be without vegetation, but would become a fertile place.  “Then the lame shall leap like a deer, And the tongue of the dumb sing.  For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert.  The parched ground shall become a pool, And the thirsty land springs…

Coming Influence of God

The desert and wilderness will break forth into blossom revealing the splendor and glory of God. Those with feeble knees and fearful heart hear, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened; the ears of the deaf unstopped; the lame will leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Pools of water will gush forth in the wilderness and bubbling streams in the desert. And a highway will be there; it will be…

Promises to Israel – Their Irrevocable Call

“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.” Zechariah 12:10 “For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will…

The Promised Land

“Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.  Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.  From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the…

Bethlehem

“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” Micah 5:2. “And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David): To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.   And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that…

Israel’s Interest

 The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, of Israel and the Hope of the nations has called all men to  Himself.  It is not necessary to try to be something  you are not, you only need to call on His name, Yeshua, and fear Him as the one and only Son of the true God Almighty. Humble yourself and pray that He will give you life through His Holy Spirit.  King Solomon saw this three thousand years ago as he dedicated the temple. “As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a…

Jerusalem, Jerusalem

I have been to this city.  I stayed in the old city, in a hostel that is four hundred years old. For Americans it is hard to grasp such longevity, but this is considered new construction in the old city.  It is a marvelous place, the home of two great religions; a place of significance to a third; and the place where many others want to lay a claim.  Jerusalem is the birthplace of Judaism when Abraham was called by God to go there, and once there received His promise that to his

No One Likes A Bully

I  have seen several public service announcements on bullying.  How bad it is and that it should not be tolerated in our schools and neighborhoods. Many of us have been tormented by Bullies.  Historically, Gay men have been a favorite target of bullies. However, there is one place where bullies are encouraged, rewarded, and acclaimed with praise.  It is the world stage of nations, most notably represented by the United Nations.  Their perennial target is small quiet Israel. Israel was created in 1947 by the UN, shortly after

Replacement Theology

“A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.  No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code.  Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.” (Rom. 2:28-29).  This is one of many scriptures that is used to support Replacement Theology.  It is the belief that Israel rejected her Messiah and the Gentiles accepted Him, so the Church has become Spiritual Israel, replacing the natural Israelites.  As the

Draw of the Law

If you get interested in Israel, what God is doing there today, and have a love for Israel, be careful that you don’t go overboard.  We all have practiced the saying, “If a little is good, a lot must be better.”  I’ve seen this in regard to Israel where people can’t get enough Judaica and even begin to believe there is great virtue, even righteousness in practicing a form of Judaism. They choose what they like, such as, eating a form of kosher food, i.e. not eating pork, observing the Jewish feasts, wearing various types of clothing, observing a variety…

Times in This Age

What is God about during our time? He is bringing salvation to many, perhaps multitudes. Today is the day of salvation, and it began, perhaps with the coming of spiritual Elijah, John the Baptist, the forerunner of Messiah Yeshua. His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), salvation from our enemies…

Spiritual Israel and God’s Promise

“Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called ‘uncircumcised’ by those who call themselves ‘the circumcision’ (which is done in the body by human hands)— remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus