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Monday, November 13, 2017

A Messge from Poland?

I read the poem below on Gates of Vienna Blog and thought it was important to share.

The poem was being posted on leaflets in Poland. It showed up in various places at the National Day march. Needless to say it aroused the ire of those on the left who favour open borders.

Under the photo at the top of the poster the text is:

 A mother with a child after an acid attack
…this picture says more about Islam than a thousand words
 The text (translated below) is a poem:

A Pole is Wise, Before Suffering

*A Word-play on a Polish saying:
 “A Pole is Wise, After Suffering”

When the refugees came, I didn’t protest~They were poor refugees. 
When they established mosques, I didn’t protest~They have the right to pray.
When they introduced Halal food in schools I didn’t protest
~They can only eat what the Koran allows them to.
When they carried out attacks I didn’t protest
~It’s only a small group of radicals, which doesn’t represent true Islam.
When they raped women I didn’t protest
~Rapes occur in every culture and religion, and they have nothing to do with Islam.
When they demanded Sharia zones I didn’t protest
~They need their own space, and we live in a free country.
When their MPs took their seats in parliament I didn’t protest
~They’re almost half the population now and have a right to be represented.
When they introduced Sharia law, it was too late for me to protest.
There is still time~I think!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Winter Rains, Relief, Refreshing Restoration!

Faithful Canadians at the Feast of Tabernacles
Shalom Dearest Partners and Friends :

Thousands of Christians from across the globe traveled to Israel to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles just like the prophets promised us so long ago.

During the Feast we had one downpour of rain that actually flooded the coastal cities. It was a taste of the 'former and latter rain in the first month' which is the Hebrew month of Tishri 5778.  

We Rawlings are working hard to get our wood in, the olives picked and any leaks in the house sealed up before the desperately needs rains come. 

"In life, at certain moments, there comes One to us, who desires to take our lives and play upon them. But we withhold ourselves from Him, and refuse Him permission, when, if we would yield ourselves to Him, He would bring from our souls heavenly music.” 

Lovers of Israel from Cook Islands
Join with us in this very special season of 'refreshing'. You see, here in Israel, daily we give thanks for the blessed rains to fall over the next six months, renewing our dry and thirsty land. One of the secrets of survival here are the strong lashing winter rains and sometimes snow that seeps down soaking the parched earth.  

The harvest is in, and here, already the fields have been replanted. Likewise, in our own small lives, we have given of our time and talents, all poured out in good faith. 

Today, we stand very dry and empty. Let us all take fresh courage to pray believing for the RELIEF, REFRESHING and RESTORATION that each one needs! May He renew us so that we will continue to LOVE and SERVE Him and ONE ANOTHER, in better ways. Lets get ready for a FRESH VISITATION by His Blessed Holy Spirit! May all things become NEW!

Paul~Meridel~Jan. Ein Gedhi biblical dinner with family!

“Turn us back to You, O Lord,
and we will be restored;
Renew our days as of old”
...Lamentations 5: 21

Many time Jesus said to those who came to him;

 What is it that you want?

Can you believe that he was and is willing to work with my will? Stop and think of that. He will do what you will. Your want is related to will.  

Many of us find it difficult to a put into words what it is we ‘want’ and ‘to will’ seems out of reach for many of us caught in difficult circumstances. Follow the pattern and ask!

A little sunshine for good measure! Jay in great health!

Our good news is that Jay was seen by his top professors this week, and his heart is functioning well. He is a walking miracle. 

Jay says:

"I am convinced that I am alive and well because of the faithful prayers of God's people around the globe. 

I bless those I know and those I do not know. 

Thank you from the bottom of my new heart."

 Love From Zion !

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

East Jerusalem Village Head Speaks Out...

Once again "Peace Talks" are scheduled to resume. People will fly in for a few hours and presume to know what the Middle East "Needs". Each side has an opinion, as do those on the outside, inside, upside and downside. Tours claiming to "educate" will only show a very small piece of the problem. It is very easy to "stack the deck".

Meanwhile, day to day life goes on. Arabs, Jews, Christians and people from every walk of life are living in Israel. Once in awhile there are incidents~an attack, an act of terror~that is fact.  It is horror that freezes the mind and grief that will never leave. Yet, life continues

Every day we go to work, use the same transportation systems, shops, hospitals and carry on our lives in the great melting pot called Israel. Walk down the main street and you will see and hear such a diversity of people and languages it is unbelievable. Pay attention and you will learn that Israelis are from every corner of the globe and consist of good and bad, rich and poor, just like any other country in the world. The majority just want to raise our children, go to work, school and places of worship for those who choose to and enjoy the delights of the land. 

As the dialogue for "deals" begin, perhaps we need to listen to the regular folks who are actually living and working and trying to get by from day to day. The man in this interview is the head of a village in East Jerusalem. Listen to what he is saying and remember, before you scream Israel is "apartheid", remember that this is an Arab-Israeli speaking...

Head of East Jerusalem Village: We Want to be Under Israel~NOT the PA

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

VP Mike Pence's Remarks at September 11th Ceremony

A Lovely Tribute From A Man Who Is Not Afraid To Speak of God

Shalom Dear Friends...

O taste and see that the Lord is good;
how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.
O fear the Lord, you his saints; 
for to those who fear (respect) Him, there is no want...Psalm 34: 8,9

This morning I was up at dawn, writing the third volume in our Timeless Secrets series called Miracles in Israel~Today. I described a valuable lesson, in fact a Timeless Secret that we learned the hard way.

Forty years ago while I was away on a ministry trip an eighteen year old young lady by the name of Dafna came to visit Meridel. She said that the Lord had spoken to her to wash Meridel’s feet. We knew this precious young sister was not a flake. During the ceremony she prophesied to Meridel that her feet were to lead her out on a new faith venture. 

Shortly afterward, Meridel felt inspired to walk towards the Central Carmel area of Haifa. She was drawn to an old Arab building, whose faded yellow shutters were banging in the breeze. “When I saw the building the Still Small Voice said that we were going to live there”. So pushing our third son Josh in his stroller we explored and met the owner, a well known Israeli architect, Mr. Hashimshony. He was upstairs painting in oils.“ Gathering confidence, Meridel stated, “I would like to rent an apartment in this fact two of them.” He was surprised, but said that in fact there were two available that very day.

Meridel asked the price per month and he said $160 US each. She said I’ll take them both. We were paying $70. a month for our current apartment. Later that day she called me in Europe for my approval. I asked her, “Did the Lord tell you to do this?” “Yes” she responded. “Yes, yes!” Even though the price was four times our current rent I knew that when she hears the Still Small Voice, it is a go ahead for us. 

We now had a larger spacious apartment and a second one that we dedicated for any guests the Lord would send to us. The living room was our chapel; but how to pay for it?

Several days later we got a letter from the central branch of The Bank Leumi in Haifa. It told us to come to the bank. Meridel was worried. “What do they want with us?" she fussed?  I traveled downtown on my motor bike to the bank only to discover that Pastor John Stone of Trinity Christian Centre in Victoria, BC, had sent a large amount.

That very day I called John and told him the miraculous timing of his offering. He chided me and said, “Jay how can we send you financial help when we do not know what your needs are. You must ALWAYS let us know what you need."

So today I am letting you know that as a faith ministry all these years later we have survived and been very blessed. BUT today we are in need of your financial help. Immediately, dear friends. So we can pay our team’s salaries and pay our recent production and maintenance costs. 

Please send us your kind donation. We are registered to send tax receipts in Canada and USA. For the United Kingdom you can donate and receive tax rebate via Stewardship Services.
Taking refuge in Him,
Thanks again,
Jay and Meridel and Team