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Passover – Resurrection Transition: Israel’s Government Will be on His Shoulders

Israeli politics have drawn world attention this week. The votes have been counted and many are congratulating Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud party for his record-setting 5th term as Prime Minister. In fact, however, Mr. Netanyahu has not been appointed prime minister—as least not yet. We write this article to…...

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Happy Biblical New Year – and Israeli Government

“The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, ‘This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.'” (Exodus 12:1-2) In a few hours we celebrate the New Year which God appointed for the Jewish people in Exodus 12:1-2. The new moon (Rosh…...

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AN UPDATE ON THE INCREASINGLY COMPLEX ISRAELI ELECTIONS

Two weeks ago I (Kerry) sent out a detailed article describing the political landscape in Israel with suggestions as to how best to pray. Since that time the deadline for submitting the list of each party’s Knesset candidates has passed. We now know who can potentially be elected to the…...

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Purim’s Mandate to Remember the Poor

“Mordecai recorded these events and he sent letters to all the Jews …to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving gifts … to the poor.” (Esther 9:20,22) On March 21-22, Jewish people around the world will celebrate Purim. Based on the book of Esther, the holiday…...

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New Year Encouragement from this Week’s Parasha

Jewish tradition has assigned to each week of the Hebraic year a formal reading of a portion of the Torah (parasha) and other Hebrew Scriptures (haftorah). Evidence exists suggesting this practice could date back to biblical times. The relevance of the parasha to our circumstances each week is often striking.…...

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The Mystery of Shemini Atzeret: God’s Post-Sukkot Feast

The jubilant Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles) has come to its annual close. I hope, like me, you were able enjoy the sweet seclusion of tabernacling with the Lord last week. The fragrance of His fellowship in our modest outdoor booth still lingers in my heart—and I don’t want it to…...

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Alignment with Jerusalem: The 70 Year Shift has Begun

Part 2 of 2 Last week, part 1 of this 2 part series described how the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem could pave way for new realities of governance in this city – and beyond. That article also described several other events which, considered together, suggest a new…...

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Alignment with Jerusalem: The 70 Year Shift Has Begun

PART 1 OF 2 During the past week of Shavuot/Pentecost, and as Israel marked her 70th anniversary, the embassies of the United States, Guatemala and Paraguay relocated to Jerusalem. These signpost events were historic. As they took place, the local spiritual atmosphere seemed to suddenly, simultaneously shift. Israelis acknowledge that…...

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The 70 Year Shift Has Begun: Israel’s Anniversary and Doors of Opportunity for the Nations

At this watershed time, and even as Iran threatens to attack Israel, supernatural shakings are loosening strongholds of anti-Semitism and could help release revival in the region. We have been gratefully celebrating 70 years of God’s covenant restoration of Israel the past few weeks. Festivities formally began, according to the…...

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Saving Jewish Lives This Purim, March 1

Shalom as we approach the most joyful holiday of Purim! This is the time of year we have a unique, holy opportunity to bless needy Israelis with the gift of life. Purim is an especially appropriate time to join faith and finances, as one new humanity in Messiah, to save…...

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