7 December 2013 - 4 Tevet 5774
Jesus doesn’t say “Leave the kids with a babysitter while you have great times in my Presence.” He is saying a little child can enter into the kingdom of God. He’s saying it’s actually easier for them than it is for us. Why? Because a lot of what we adults think we know, we have to unlearn before we can enter into the kingdom of God. We have underestimated what children can do as we release them to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit.
3 December 2013 - 30 Kislev 5774
Jesus told us to watch for a repeat of the desecration of God’s holy place as played out by Antiochus Epiphanes in 167 BC. Now, the latest international movements to divide God’s land have occurred on the same date as that ancient desecration — Kislev 15. Is a modern-day manifestation beginning to stir?
18 September 2013 - 14 Tishre 5774
As part of an annual fall “ingathering” festival after she had entered the land and was living in nice constructed houses, Israel was called to rejoice and feast before the LORD for seven days, resting on the first and eighth days. For that occasion she was also called to build and spend time in sukkot. As we rejoice in thanksgiving before the LORD for His provision and sustenance, we remind ourselves that we are nevertheless still abiding in temporary dwellings.
9 September 2013 - 5 Tishre 5774
WEEK IN REVIEW: The world waits to see if the United States will launch a punitive attack on the regime of Bashar Assad of Syria. The whole Senate is expected to vote by the end of this week. The House of Representatives reportedly won’t give their say until next week. We must pray; but on these global issues, it is imperative that we listen for God’s agenda.
29 August 2013 - 23 Elul 5773
Yes, it is true that the most ghastly crime thinkable is taking place not far away. Syria’s president is gassing his own people. But at least that is 133 miles away. On our southern border, the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s military are battling it out. Christians are under violent persecution by the Brotherhood. But at least Cairo is 250 miles away.
19 August 2013 - 13 Elul 5773
WEEK IN REVIEW: Last week the Egypt military leadership decided to forcibly remove Muslim Brotherhood protestors that had been camped out. The operation turned into a battle that continues to rage. Both sides are seemingly digging in. Then, in the midst of all this, dozens of churches were attacked.
28 June 2013 - 20 Tamuz 5773
As the civil war in Syria continues to rage and claim lives, wary Israel watches and hopes the war does not cross its border. The Maoz Israel media team takes us to the Israel-Syria border and gives us a recap of modern Syria-Israel relations. The video closes with three prayer points.
4 June 2013 - 26 Sivan 5773
The LORD showed us many years ago that the Middle East conflict cannot be understood just in traditional terms of wars, history, refugees and borders. We need to understand that it is a huge spiritual battle. It is probably the biggest spiritual battle in the world. It’s a battle for Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, it is a battle for the Temple Mount. Ultimately, it is a battle for who will be worshiped on God’s holy hill.
22 May 2013 - 13 Sivan 5773
Many of us have been following the story of Pastor Saeed Abedini, the Iranian-American pastor imprisoned in Iran. He reported being severely beaten before being put in solitary confinement. When he came out of solitary just after his 33 birthday, he came out “glowing with joy.” Now, he’s released a letter (through the American Center […]
21 May 2013 - 12 Sivan 5773
Last November, the United Nations voted 138-9 to declare Palestine a (nonmember observer) state with East Jerusalem as its capital. If you are a Bible-believer, you MUST come to terms with the truth that Israel is God’s land and he gave it to Abraham and his descendants through Isaac. While the Land has been divided throughout history under various circumstances, we have a unique situation that begs our attention. The world has voted to divide Jerusalem. God is clear. There are consequences for dividing the Land and for exploiting and persecuting the Jews.