Israel’s restoration triggers international worship

The Hebrew prophets speak much of an eschatological connection between two events – Israel’s restoration/revival (on the one hand) and a huge manifestation of praise and worship by all the nations (on the other). Let’s unpack this vision. Psalm 117:1-2 and God’s heart A thousand years before Yeshua was born, an anonymous hand penned a […]

Raiders of the Lost Jewish New Year

The traditional Jewish New Year is upon us. It’s called Rosh Hashanah in Hebrew and Rosh Hashoneh in Yiddish. The sons and daughters of Jacob nibble apples and honey as they hope for a sweet year. Synagogues register their highest attendance as the High Holy Days or ‘Days of Awe’ approach. The Day of Atonement […]

Bringing it all back home

On March 22, 1965 Columbia Records released Bob Dylan’s Bringing it all back home, his first folk-rock synthesis to hit the market. Classics included “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “Maggie’s Farm,” Mister Tambourine Man” and “It’s all over now Baby Blue.” Described as “the most influential album of its era,” it was ranked #31 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list […]

Shoot-out at the Samson Corral

Recent events in Gaza have focused the world media’s attention on skirmishes between Islamist Hamas-led rioters and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Sound bites and eye candy (short segments of doctored video) have been crafted by jihadi propagandists and then swallowed hook, line and sinker by international news agencies. According to this fake news, Gaza’s […]

Jerusalem – the joy of the whole earth?

On Monday, May 14, Israel was the center of some powerful earth tremors. The 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel, a major and essential step in the fulfillment of the ‘dry bones vision’ of Ezekiel 37:1-14 The recognition by the world’s primary super-power, the United States, of the connection between […]

Striking a match in a roomful of fumes

Israel finds itself in the crosshairs of more than a handful of potential blow-ups this week. It is a time for those who love Jerusalem to be praying. Here is the list of significant events happening this week: May 6 – Lebanese elections and Hezbollah’s ascendancy The Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah (www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm) has been on […]