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

Visions of the Future Glory of Jerusalem

The LORD will rise upon you, and His glory will appear over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. (Is. 60:2b-3) As we look at Jerusalem today, how far off Isaiah’s vision of its future glory seems. I have been heartened in... read more

Reflections and music as a prelude to praying for Israel in Lockdown

Today is Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. What a wonderful word that is, when God and man humankind are reconciled through the sacrificial death of Yeshua. We would highly commend the excellent prayer guide that CMJ released to pray through the Days of Awe, the days... read more

Keep Israel in Prayer

Israel “Hear the word of the Lord, you Gentile nations; declare it in the isles afar off. He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.” (Jer. 31:10) Linda recently lent me a book called Meet me at the Olive Tree . .... read more

Rosalind Hershkovitz and more about Jerusalem

Along with the owner of the house they live in, Francis and Sally took me to a remarkable multimedia presentation of Isaiah 40 that one of their friends, Rosalind Hershkovitz, had both written and performed at ChristChurch. For a taste of it go to: [youtube... read more

The Significance of the East Gate

On my final morning in Jerusalem, we walked along the city walls past the East Gate, which, as Ezekiel had prophesied would happen, (Ezek. 44:2) was blocked up in the 16th century by an Ottoman Sultan. Knowing that no Jew would ever step over a grave, a cemetery was... read more