Pentecost: Giving of the Torah, Coming of the Holy Spirit and Birth of the Church

Jews and Christians share a very significant day today. For Jews, it is Shavuot (Feast of Weeks); for Christians, it is Pentecost. Both are rooted in Biblical significance and are foundational to our belief systems. Shavuot is the fourth of seven major Jewish feasts described in Leviticus 23. Following Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread and …

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The Double Blessing of Jerusalem, a City Joined Together

Welcome back friends! Yesterday we discussed Hebrew Secrets about Double Blessings, and the unusual "pairs" of water, Jerusalem and life. That leads into today's specific focus on Jerusalem. If you have followed, you have likely seen posts regarding praying for the peace of Jerusalem, as commanded in Psalm 122. For the moment, dive into verse …

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Hebrew Secrets about Double Blessings

Have you ever had experiences where the Lord brings particular verses or truths to mind over and over in different ways? I take that as God's means of getting my attention about something, and in those situations, I like to study them out as I listen to the message He wishes to deliver. Recently, I …

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Israel’s Blue Line and Hezbollah

Israeli-Lebanese border Last November, I hosted a tour group to Israel, and one of the highlights was a visit to an IDF outpost situated on the "Blue Line," dividing Israel and Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon. The photo above is from that tour, and clearly seen is a wall separating Lebanon (on the left) from Israel (on the …

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