Prophetic thresholds….

This year has been a string of prophetic pearls being revealed, one after another.  Yesterday proved another gem in the string as President Donald Trump officially recognized Zion, the Eternal City, as the capital of Israel.  Much, much has been running through my head ever since, but the very first thought that hit me was,

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Cyrus Helps the Exiles to Return

In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the Lord moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and also to put it in writing:

“This is what Cyrus king of Persia says:

“‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. Any of his people among you may go up to Jerusalem in Judah and build the temple of the Lord, the God of Israel, the God who is in Jerusalem, and may their God be with them. And in any locality where survivors may now be living, the people are to provide them with silver and gold, with goods and livestock, and with freewill offerings for the temple of God in Jerusalem.’”

Then the family heads of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and Levites—everyone whose heart God had moved—prepared to go up and build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem

How many of you remember last year about this time when Trump’s win and Presidency was being met with declarations that he was a type of Cyrus.  Continue reading “Prophetic thresholds….”

But, is this good for Israel??

The new American President, Donald Trump, donald-trump-speeh-inaugurationhas been inaugurated.  Attitudes at my job  ranged from very negative doldrums to positive exuberance.  In my head, I kept asking, ‘but, is this good for Israel?’

As a US Army veteran who undertook this Hebrew roots transformation, my understanding of myself and Israel have been radically transformed such that my view of this election and the last couple years of American policy have changed considerably.  My guiding thought, regarding American politics, has been, ‘but, is this good for Israel?’

Some years ago, even before I began asking the really hard questions of Scripture, I found myself coming to a place where I could no longer pledge allegiance to the United States of America.  Not that I do not love this country, but I could no longer write a blank check of allegiance to a nation that was, and continues to be, so involved in immoral activities and actions, both here and abroad. Continue reading “But, is this good for Israel??”