Flashpoints

The ever-controversial matter of Israel

Recognising that it will be to the Mount of Olives and Jerusalem that Jesus returns – and that Israel is the only country in the world that the Lord specifically calls ‘His’ country (Deuteronomy 7:6, Amos 3:2 and in many other places) we can be sure that it will also... read more

The miracle of 350 drones and missiles being intercepted – and today’s attack on Isfahan

Modern defence systems such as The Patriot are capable of tracking large numbers of incoming missiles at one time. So too must we be as our gaze shifts moment from Ukraine-Russia, to Washington-New York to Israel-Iran. All are important, but it is with this last that... read more

A vital window in which to pray and prepare?

“Not praying is tragic. But praying and not preparing is catastrophic.” These are the words of Lazarus Yeghnazar, whom I have known for years. He was actually speaking about the need to translate the Bible into the many ethnic languages that are spoken in Iran, where... read more

Heart Cry for America, Part One

The Lord has called me to be a watchman. Some watchmen stand atop a watchtower: my own watching is done from a basement with a viewless window! Nevertheless, I roam far and wide in my watchings, and the scale and intensity of developments in the world in these last... read more

A Heart Cry for Russia and Ukraine: A stunning documentary and still more stunning detective work

As things looked in 2015 From a prayer post I published nearly ten years ago: “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. But perhaps there is a key – that key is Russian national interest.”... read more

2024: A year of destiny?

A Make-or-Break Year for Democracy Worldwide: that is the headline I read in Time magazine a few days ago, and it stirred me greatly. As many of you know, I have long carried a great burden to pray for the cause of democracy, and it is currently facing many... read more