Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Triumphant in Travail

At long last in January 1949 (the year my wife was born) all fighting ended in the War of re establishment of the Nation of Israel, the small and ill-armed Jewish militia had developed into a seasoned fighting force supported by armour and fighter planes. Not only had the Jews survived, but they had increased their territory by six hundred miles. The final armistice gained them 21 percent more land than they had originally been given in the U.N. partition. They had been triumphant in their travail, and the world had to take notice.

Following the birth of the nation, the first official act of the State of Israel was to set aside the white paper quotas set by others, opening the doors of immigration of Jews everywhere. In the eighteen months following that action, 340,000 Jews arrived in their homeland. They poured in even during the war, and by June 30, 1953, the population had doubled. By the end of fifteen months following statehood, fifty-two displaced-persons' camps in Europe had been closed and all the inhabitants sent to Israel.

The prophesied return to Palestine of the children of Israel was happening. Isaiah had written: "Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth" (Isaiah 43:5,6).

They were coming Home from all directions they came.

They came from the East, West, North & South. The largest group arriving from the East came from Iraq, that included the ancient land of Babylon. At the time of the War of Independence, 135,000 Jews lived in Iraq. After the war, when they were allowed to return to Israel, they were required to leave all their wealth behind. It is estimated that they left assets worth five million dollars. Speaking of that exodus, Dr. Weizmann said, "Now we see the end of the Babylonian captivity."

They came from the West. Jews arrived from the West more slowly than from other directions because the largest group of Jews there had settled in the United States. Being comfortable in America, they were not eager to leave. However, the financial resources of American Jews allowed them to invest heavily in founding the national home.

There are nearly 6 million Jews in the United States, a number that exceeds the population of Israel (5 million). Their success here may have been the blessing of God for the very purpose of enabling them to give financial support to those settling in the State of Israel.

They came from the North. From Hitler's camps and the displaced-persons camps they came. From all the nations of Europe they came. Having learned the lesson of the holocaust, they came to Israel. They came home.

They came from the South. They came from Yemen and other lands South of Israel. The story of the Yemenite Jews and their return is a tale in itself.

Considering themselves exiles in Yemen, the Jews eagerly received the word that the State of Israel had been established and that a new David was in power (David Ben-Gurion, the first prime minister of Israel).

Gathering up what possessions they could carry, great numbers of them started the journey to Israel. When their countrymen in Israel heard of it, an airlift was organized. Converted bombers were prepared to bring the Yemenite Jews home. In his book, Israel, the Key to Prophecy, William L. Hull described the scene:

Large planes, converted bombers, were flown to Aden. They contained only benches running lengthwise in the plane and thus enabling up to 130 of the small undersized sized Yemenite Jews to be loaded into one plane. It was all new to the Yemenites. They were a primitive people and entirely unacquainted with machinery or modern scientific development. Only a handful of all the Jews in Yemen had ever seen a plane before or even an automobile. With considerable trepidation, the crew prepared for the first flight from Aden. What would be the reaction of these primitive people? Thousands were to be transported. The first flight would indicate what might be expected.

Slowly men, women, and children made their way up the steps, took their places on the benches, sitting cross-legged, and waited in wonder. The crew was wondering, too. The roar of the motors, the movement of the plane, the sudden lifting from the ground, any of these could cause a stampede in the plane. A rush to the door, a crowding of all to one side or an attack upon the crew might wreck the plane. But nothing did happen. Everyone sat quietly, open-mouthed, breathless. Then the plane moved off and was airborne. Soon it was flying smoothly with its strange human cargo. The Yemenites just smiled and explained that God has promised that "they shall mount up with wings as eagles." Here were the eagle's wings provided to bring them back to Zion. Surely it was time for the Messiah to come. Maybe He awaited them in Israel!

All together 48,000 Jews were flown to Israel from Yemen.

The Jews, a people noted for their business ability, made a total investment in the State of Israel. They came burning their bridges behind them. Sometimes they were required to leave the labour of a lifetime to start again as pioneers in a new land.

And yet this land was not new! Something within them had called them back to the land of their fathers. At last the Jews were coming home.

But are they home to stay? Those with Biblical insight will know that the written word of God is 'History Written In Advance' so we can have faith in what Yahweh has inspired to be written for our day. We will explore more on Modern day Israel on another post.

In the meantime keep praying for the Jewish people and their Covenant land and that their Messiah Yeshua will soon return to be their One and Only TRUE shepherd.

Please pray for all of those who are blinded by the enemy 2 Corinthians 4:4

Many Blessings

Pastor David

Monday, 20 September 2010


As soon as I read this article today, I was reminded of the scripture in Mark 13:24 that says:

"But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light",
Also in Matthew 24:29..........

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken"

Could this be Satellite 'stars' falling from heaven?

Solar powered products ALL NEED THE SUNS energy

Its seems like we are very close to the Lords return. All of those who really believe in the cleansing BLOOD of Yeshua are seeing through RELIGION and realising that it is ONLY about HIM and that HE is the ONLY one who can SAVE his elect. Let us pray that we can remain CLOSE to our Lord and Saviour through this time of testing.

The article follows:

Defence Secretary Liam Fox is due to highlight the threat to Britain's essential infrastructure, amid warnings by scientists that it could be paralysed by a once-in-a-century solar flare.

Liam Fox focuses on solar flare threat

Dr Fox is delivering the keynote address to an international conference on the vulnerability of electricity grids around the world to natural disaster and hostile attack.

Earlier this year, the US space agency Nasa warned that a peak in the sun's magnetic energy cycle and the number of sun spots or flares around 2013 could generate huge radiation levels.

The resulting solar storm could cause a geomagnetic storm on Earth, knocking out electricity grids around the world for hours, days, or even months, bringing much of normal life grinding to a halt.

Scientists are said to fear that a similar effect could be achieved by a hostile power exploding a nuclear weapon in space, producing a massive burst of electromagnetic energy known as a high altitude electromagnetic pulse.

In his speech, Dr Fox is expected to highlight the way that modern societies' dependence on technology leaves them vulnerable to such events.

"As the nature of our technology becomes more complex, so the threat becomes more widespread," he is expected to say.

"While we all benefit from the products of scientific advances so we also create vulnerabilities that can be exploited by our enemies.

"However, advanced we become the chain of our security is only as strong as its weakest link."

The conference, taking place at Westminster, is being hosted by the Electric Infrastructure Security Council and the Henry Jackson Society think-tank.


These people would be far better off wondering how close they can get to their Saviour YESHUA and he will deliver them from their enemies.

The problem is, when we trust in MANS inventions and schemes, there is ALWAYS a loophole or trade off.

Thank God for JESUS CHRIST and that he knows us and will preserve us through any difficulties that this World encounters.

Be blessed and keep looking up

Pastor David

Friday, 17 September 2010


I thought I would post an email Newsletter I got today from Orna in Israel. We are going up into the Mountains today and will also be reflecting on the DAY OF ATONEMENT. We will not be overly religious about this event, but will pary for Israel an dthat the Lords will be done in that place.

The atmosphere in Israel these days

In a few hours our nation will commemorate the annual Day of Atonement. The majority of Jews all over the world will eat a big meal around 4pm our time, and than fast for nearly 25 hours. Jews who do not Yeshua believe that God is closer to us during these days more than He is on any other day of the year. This is why they fill up the synaogues and plea for what we call a "Good Inscription" in the Book of Life (which means pleading for eternal life).

Many attend the synagogues only during this one day each year. At some point during the service they will beat their breasts, and plead for forgiveness. All transportation will stop completely during these 25 hours (except for emergencies). Children will flood the streets with their little bikes and other forms of little wheels, but even this won't do much to relieve the heavy atmosphere.

The common belief is that since the distruction of the Temple, atonement can be provided through prayer. This deception enables the average Jew to ease his conscience and not search for the True Atonement, who shed His blood once and for all.

All radio and TV channels will go silent in a couple of hours, until romorrow evening. Since these are mostly secular, the programs focus right now on the 1973 war. Today, nearly 30 years later, much talk is dedicated to reflection and wound-licking. The "Yom Kippur war" broke on the Day of Atonement and left our nation wounded for generations.

So if the Jews are on your heart in the next 30 hours or so, pray for a revelation, for a refreshing understanding of the necessity of atonement, for an openess to the real Messiah, that has already come.

Our ministry plans

Quite a lot is happening these days, but since this update turned to focus on the Day of Awe that is at our doorsteps, I will leave the report of our ministry plans for another one.

I will end with the blessings all Jews extend to each other these days:

"Shana tova" (a good year, since our year started last week) and "Hatima tova" (may you be inscribed for life).


We echo these sentiments and pray that the Modern Jews wake up to the real Messiah Yeshua.



Wednesday, 15 September 2010


The Three-Way Struggle

After 12 years of genocide and hatred being meted out to the Jews and those who tried to help them, most caring people would have thought that the Allies should have helped these displaced and harrased people as much as they could. But as an English born person I am sad to say that the Government that was in power when I was born did everything they could to subdue the Jews and actually treated them badly and renaged on their promises to the Jews. This all contributed to the struggle that ensued.

In Palestine a three-way struggle continued between Jews, Arabs, and the BRITISH, with the Jews holding tenaciously to each hard-earned village and settlement. The attitude of the massive Arab and British forces about them must have created a situation reminiscent of an earlier return of Jews to their GOD GIVEN COVENANT land, when their enemies said: "What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?" (Nehemiah 4:2).

Now as then the Jews continued to develop their land in spite of dangers, and to protect themselves as had their forefathers under Nehemiah, who had written:

And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah. They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon. For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me (Nehemiah 4:16-18).

The U. N. Involvement

The continual struggle in Palestine was finally too much for the British. They were tired of the terrorism, the sabotage, the continual conflict between the Arabs and the Jews, and the expense. On April 2, 1947, Great Britain turned the fate of 'Palestine' over to the United Nations. It was an historic action that would ultimately bring about the establishment of the State of Israel.

On November 29, 1947, after careful investigation, the United Nations voted to partition Palestine, giving independence to the Jews. The partition gave the Jews only about one-fourth of the amount of territory they originally intended for their homeland. It was only ten miles wide at its middle and vulnerable to attack on nearly every side. But to the Jews, the decision for partition meant independence, and they hailed the United Nations' action with joy. At last they would have a home of their own.

The Birth of the Modern Nation

The date for statehood was finally set for May 15, 1948. As the occasion approached, Jewish excitement over independence was tempered by the threat of war with the Arabs. Being seriously undermanned and under gunned, they simply were not ready for war. Arms had been brought from Europe, but the British would not allow them to be used until after the mandate had ended. Arab leaders were promising a war of extermination. Having traveled the long trail from Hitler's camps to their homeland, it now appeared that another Nazi-like experience awaited the Jews. But regardless of the danger, the Jews proceeded with preparations for the birth of their nation.

At eight in the morning on May 14, (my birthday as well a year earlier) the British lowered the Union Jack in Jerusalem. By mid-afternoon there was a full-scale war on throughout the country between the Arabs and the Jews.

At 4:00 P.M. that day, David Ben-Gurion read the Declaration of Independence of Israel and it was broadcast from the Tel Aviv Museum. He began:

The land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people.

Here their spiritual, religious, and national identity was formed. Here they achieved independence and created a culture of national and universal significance. Here they wrote and gave the Bible to the world.

Exiled from Palestine, the Jewish people remained faithful to it in all the countries of their diaspora (dispersion), never ceasing to pray and hope for their return and restoration of their national freedom.

Concluding the Declaration, Ben-Gurion said:

In the midst of wanton aggression, we call upon the Arab inhabitants of the State of Israel to return to the ways of peace and play their part in the development of the State with full and equal citizenship and due representation in all its bodies and institutions -- provisional or permanent.We offer peace and unity to all the neighboring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all.

Our call goes out to the Jewish people all over the world to rally to our side in the task of immigration and development and to stand by us in the great struggle for the fulfillment of the dream of generations -- the redemption of Israel.

The United States was the first country to recognize the State of Israel, with President Truman's statement of recognition coming at 6:10 P.M. on May 14.

On that day, the following editorial appeared in the New York Times:

This is the last day of British rule in Palestine. At midnight (6:00 this afternoon our time), Great Britain surrenders the mandate which she received from the League of Nations twenty-five years ago. The zero hour, awaited with hope and anxiety by the bitterly divided population, marks a fateful change in the status and government of a small country that has presented the United Nations with its hardest test to date and weighs more heavily than any other on the heart and conscience of the world.

Palestine will now be an independent entity for the first time in centuries

The long-awaited statehood had arrived. Israel was born.

Then THE War of Independence

On May 15, from Tel Aviv at 5:25 in the morning, Ben-Gurion was broadcasting Israel's thanks to the United States for prompt recognition of their statehood. A loud explosion interrupted his speech. After a pause, he said, "A bomb has just fallen on this city from enemy aircraft flying overhead." The War of Independence had begun.

To call it the "War of Independence" seems a contradiction. Most nations trace their histories to a war of independence after which statehood was won. In Israel's case, the long struggle for statehood was capped by a war of independence. Although there had been sporadic fighting throughout the country in the months preceding the end of the British mandate, the actual war began on the birthday of the nation. Although travail usually accompanies birth, in this historic situation travail and trouble continued after birth had taken place.

The War of Independence was bloody and desperate. Had the Arabs known how poorly the Jews were armed they might have pressed their advantage and quickly won the war. The Arabs had been able to purchase weapons on the open market because they were recognized nations. Europe was then a giant weapons market, a sort of postwar rummage sale, but the Jews had been hindered in purchasing arms because of their political status. They had been able to secure some World War II arms, but at the beginning of the war they had only four large howitzers of the type used by the French army in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870.

In one battle with forty-five Syrian tanks, only two of the ancient howitzers were available, having been hurriedly moved from Haifa to be used in the defense of the oldest kibbutz in Palestine. Colonel Moshe Dayan, the local commander, ordered his men to fire at the most advanced Syrian tank. The Israelis scored a direct hit, causing the column to turn around and retreat. They never returned. Had the Syrians known they had been fired upon with one of the only two weapons on hand at the time, they would have undoubtedly used their strength and firepower to win the battle.

Those of us who believe in the God of the impossible, will recognise that this was a typical David and Goliath situation and the Lord directed that hit, just like he directed the stone that defeated the Giant of 1000s of years ago. These moden day Philistines still do not realise that the God of Israel is the ONLY TRUE God and will defeat any other false god and its followers.

The Arab League nations that opposed Israel were Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, and Trans Jordan. They formed a formidable alliance against less than a million poorly armed Jews. Many of the Arabs fought well and Jewish casualties were high. Six thousand Israelis were killed during the eight months of war. Had American losses been that high proportionately during World War II, they would have reached two million, which is more than the number killed in both world wars.

We will continue our study on the birth of Israel in our next newsletter.

I have decided to put this article on the blog, as many people today do not understand the sacrifice that the Jews have made in order to regain THEIR God Given Land

May the Lord bless ISRAEL and the Holy City Yerusalem


Pastor David