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PASSOVER THEN AND NOW: Strange Parallels

  The back story to Passover is a mysterious one. Yet it seems strangely, even portentously relevant today. Exodus 1 recounts that after Jacob and his sons died in Egypt, the Israelites “became exceedingly numerous, so that the land was filled with them.” (v.7) The rabbis teach the ancient Hebrews…...

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Purim and Resurrection Week: Prophetic Parallels in This Year’s Rare Calendar Convergence

    This year, as Christians mark Holy Week to prepare for Resurrection Day, Jews celebrate Purim on March 24. Purim is based on the book of Esther. The merry festival recounts God’s victory over His enemies’ attempt to annihilate the Jews. Calendar convergence of the two holidays is quite…...

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Yesterday’s Jerusalem Marathon and a Brief Heavenly Encounter

Today was Jerusalem Marathon Day, an event that drew 30,000 runners and almost as many spectators. We learned a few days ago that our home was along the planned route, so we looked forward to watching out the window. I should have anticipated that in Israel, a marathon of this…...

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From Biblical to Gregorian Calendars: Holy to Happy New Year – or Both?

  There’s nothing quite like spending New Year’s Eve and Day in Israel. Offices, shops, schools and even the streets teem with business as usual. Knowing the world’s secular year changes by a digit each January 1, Israeli society nevertheless revolves more around the Biblical than Gregorian calendar. It’s unusually…...

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Hanukkah Foreshadows Victory in the End Times

  Every winter when I was a child, as Christmas trees and manger scenes filled the world around me, I confess I dreaded Hanukkah. Growing up in a non-Jewish part of town when ethnic diversity definitely was not celebrated, Hanukkah left me the odd girl out. But through the year-in,…...

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The Feast of Tabernacles and Prophetic Fulfillments

  NOW THAT BLOOD MOONS HAVE COME AND GONE ….. The Feast of Tabernacles commemorates God’s faithful provision in the past, while anticipating His glorious kingdom of the future. Meanwhile, what does it mean for us today? At its core, the magnificent seven day feast honors and celebrates YHVH’s gracious…...

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Do Numbers and Letters Associated with Rosh Hashana 5776 Hold Special Meaning?

  The traditional Jewish New Year, Rosh HaShana, comes in two days and inaugurates the year 5776. Could the holiday hold any special meaning for Christians, based on this year’s combination of numbers and letters? Rosh HaShana is described in the Bible as a day for Israel to blow trumpets.…...

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Heaven’s Trumpet Will Soon Sound – and Most Jewish People Don’t Yet Know Messiah

  Heaven’s trumpet will soon sound…..and most Jewish people don’t yet know Messiah. If you think they won’t turn to Him until great tribulation hits, think again! Here’s what Israel is waiting for: Maturity of the Christian Church “I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers…...

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Who is the Israel of God and Offspring of Abraham? A Simple Key to Understanding Difficult Scriptures about Israel and One New Man

  [PERSONAL NOTE TO OUR BLOG SUBSCRIBERS: You may have noticed that my blog posts now overlap somewhat with Light of Zion’s Facebook page and also my weekly Reflections. My articles sometimes repeat as a byproduct of trying to make them accessible to all, including ministry friends not on social…...

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What to do About the Converging Tetrad Blood Moons, Shemitah and (Dis)Approval of the Iran Deal During the Coming Fall Feasts

  This article was originally written as a two part posting on Light of Zion’s Facebook page. Both Parts 1 and 2 are reprinted below. Part 1: The Convergence July 14, 2015 marked the exact midpoint of “Dire Straits,” Israel’s 3 week period of mourning, repentance and spiritual warfare. After…...

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