Spiritual Growth

The Feast of Lights: Hanukkah and Messiah’s Incarnation

Though most believers now agree that Jesus (Yeshua) was not born on December 25, those choosing to celebrate the Incarnation at this traditional time may not be far off. The best Scripture-based estimate of the timing of Messiah’s conception—and in that sense, incarnation—would be during the Hanukkah season. The implications…...

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Why Support Israel in Tough Times?

This message was originally written for a Christian magazine, at their request, several months ago. We chose at that time not to distribute it via our mailing list due to our concern it might possibly be misunderstood as self-promoting. However, because of the positive feedback we’ve received on the article,…...

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The Blessing of Change

Change is a word that describes life for many as 2009 draws to a close. Modern Israel as a restored nation has been marked by practically constant change in practically every sector of society. Of course, Israeli geopolitics can and do change swiftly. Since we’ve arrived, Jewish neighborhoods (aka “settlements”)…...

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Prophetic Perspectives and Prayer Points on News from Jerusalem – November 2, 2009

A New, Old Way to Pray As watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem, we’re committed to watch and pray—and report to you who do likewise. However, a dilemma exists for many of us. In case you haven’t noticed, the media conveys mostly bad news, and most believers—including watchmen—are increasingly distressed…...

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Tisha B’Av and Standing Firm in Love

Tomorrow, July 30, Jewish people around the world will soberly commemorate Tisha b’Av, which simply translates, the 9th of Av. Av is the fifth month of the biblical calendar and generally corresponds to late July or early August. Tisha b’Av is of penetrating significance in the spirit realm and in…...

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Heritage of the Righteous in an Era of Evil – Psalm 37

“Trust…dwell…delight…rest…wait…give…inherit.“ Psalm 37 is striking in its repeated use of these seven little verbs. The psalm describes the heritage of the righteous during an era of evil. It promises an inheritance in God—even as the wicked prosper—obtained through trusting, dwelling, delighting, waiting and giving. It speaks with invigorating relevance to…...

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What is God Saying About Israel This Year?

Forty years ago, under a bright sunny sky, bullets and blood spilled upon the City of the Great King in an epic battle that would alter nations’ destinies. On June 7, 1967, a brigade of Israeli paratroopers descended not far from the Mount of Olives. Dodging snipers, the soldiers forged…...

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Israel’s Spiritual Climate Entering 2006

As most of you know, I spent part of December in Israel taking care of matters pertaining to our house of prayer and worship. It was an exhilarating time with the Lord, Who proved graciously present not only during times of dedicated ministry, but in the nitty-gritty of key relational…...

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