A Final Thought on Psalm 122, Verse 4

In this entry, I would like to summarize what we have learned from Psalm 122:4 and to share a final thought on this very important verse. Before I start, I must say that I was deeply touched by the LORD as I was studying, preparing, and writing about this profound verse. The more I studied it, the more I saw how important it is, and how many precious nuggets of truth we can discover in it. “It … [Read more...]

8/8 Prayer Points

Hamas Breaks Ceasefire Over 18 rockets were shot into Israel in the last 24-hours, officially breaking the ceasefire that was in place between Israel and Hamas.  Two Israelis were injured by shrapnel from one rocket - one soldier and the other a civilian.  The IAF responded by bombing specific targets in Gaza, while Israel recalled its delegation from Egypt.  Please pray for Israel in this hour!  … [Read more...]

“It is to there that the tribes go up, the tribes of God; a testimony of Israel to give thanks to the Name of the Lord.” Psalm 122:4, Part 4

One of the reasons I believe this psalm is prophetic is because of verse 4.  One of the greatest blessings as I travel Jerusalem, hosting groups of people from all over the globe, is to see people from every tribe, tongue and nation coming to praise the Lord in His city.  It is a beautiful sight to see their tears of joy and to hear them worship Him… it is the sound of angels! However, my heart … [Read more...]

Parashat Vaetchanan (He supplicated) Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11

בס"ד Parashat Vaetchanan (He supplicated) Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26 Earlier this week, we observed the fast of the 9th of Av.  This day commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples. It is significant to note that there are exactly seven Shabbats between this day and Rosh HaShanah. On each of the Shabbats, we read a special prophetic passage dealing with the … [Read more...]

Prayer Points for Israel

Operation Protective Edge:  After 29 grueling days, the military campaign against the terror group, Hamas, has halted in a 72-hour ceasefire.  So far, Hamas has upheld the ceasefire, unlike the previous 6 ceasefires in which it took advantage of the lull to fire on Israel. While the casualty rate is high in Gaza, Israel’s claim that many of these deaths are a result of Hamas hiding behind human … [Read more...]

Prayer Points for Israel

Operation Protective Edge:  Over 56 IDF soldiers have given their lives defending Israel from Hamas since this operation began. Sadly, over 1,000 Gaza civilians have also died, many of who refused to leave areas of fighting after Israel warned of the impending operation or who were forced to act as human shields. The IDF has called up an additional 16,000 reservists, while current ground troops … [Read more...]

We Can’t Let Terror Win: Operation Restoration Update

We can’t let terror win! During the past days, I have seen a shift in world opinion with regard to the current operation of the IDF in the Gaza Strip. No doubt, the reports coming from Gaza are tragic and difficult to digest. The reality is that no one enjoys pictures of dead children and families who have lost their homes.  What makes this tragedy even more difficult are all the rumors and … [Read more...]

Parashat D’varim (Words) Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22

בס"ד Parashat D'varim (Words) Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27 In this week's Torah portion, HaShem commands the Children of Israel saying, "…Enough dwelling at this mountain…See, I have given before you the Land, come and take possession of the Land…" Deuteronomy 1:6-8 (Selected) The mountain where the Children of Israel were dwelling was of course Mount Horeb (Mount Sinai). … [Read more...]

Prayer Points for Israel

Operation Protective Edge - Week 3:  Over 32 IDF soldiers have given their lives defending Israel from Hamas. Sadly, over 500 Gaza citizens have also died, many of whom refused to leave areas of fighting after Israel warned of the impending operation. The IDF’s ground operation has uncovered an entire network of underground tunnels that Hamas intended to use to enter Israel and kidnap & murder … [Read more...]

“It is to there that the tribes go up, the tribes of God; a testimony of Israel to give thanks to the Name of the Lord.” Psalm 122:4 Part 3

The Bible describes a wonderful relationship between the Creator and His creation. Within this love story, one of the biggest chapters is devoted to the relationship between the Creator (God) and His chosen people, Israel. “But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!” Isaiah … [Read more...]