War With Hamas – Context and Clear Thinking

“A text without a context is a pretext.” Bible college students are taught this proverb when they begin to tackle the fundamentals of exegesis. Reporters doing a stint on the Middle Eastern beat would surely benefit from similar advice. Often the main actors and leaders on the Middle Eastern stage are misunderstood by the media, […]

War With Hamas – A perspective on the broader picture

This newsletter is a break from the near daily prayer updates regarding the war between the IDF and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. In this letter we consider some issues that most of the news media do not delve into. These matters concern the background to the conflict, as well as present directions for prayer […]

War With Hamas

The First 40 Hours This is a brief analysis of the war, followed by a report of details of today’s fighting, and then specific prayer requests. The war with Hamas began at 11:30 am Israel time on Shabbat (Saturday) December 27 – the sixth day of Hanukkah (the Feast of Dedication). The Operation was given […]

The Coming War With Hamas

As 2008 comes to close, it’s time for a week of happy memories with family and friends. Here in Israel, however, Christmas is just another day. Apart from Israel’s tiny Christian community, there are no special celebrations, family gatherings, trees or twinkling lights. The people are intensely focused and are making preparations, it is true, […]

Fast-food and the Prophetic

“The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but Yahweh tests the heart” (Proverbs 17:3). In every generation the hearts of Adam’s sons are tested. These temptations are tailor-made for each generation, crafted to appeal to contemporary culture, style and pace of living. Some examples of how previous generations have succumbed to such temptations […]

The Perfect Storm – natural disasters, economic tremors and the oil weapon

Nearly five months ago a dear prophetic brother shared with me an extremely sobering word. The Lord had showed him that America was on the verge of a perfect storm. America’s cup of judgment is full, even overflowing (see Isaiah 59:4-8). The blood of nearly 50 million unborn children is crying out from the ground […]

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