JEWISH VOICE BLOG

A Call to Prayer: END Coronavirus this Passover

April 06, 2020

We want to invite you to join us, Wednesday April 8th at sundown in a specific time of prayer that the Lord would end COVID-19, the coronavirus, during this Holy Season. Watch the short video invitation and plan to pray the prayer included in this message with us this Wednesday at sundown. May the Lord protect and deliver His people, Jew & Gentile alike, and the nations of the Earth from this disease at this time!

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Hope that Delivers: Thoughts from the Book of Exodus

April 05, 2020

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of realities not seen. —Hebrews 11:1 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and shalom in trusting, so you may overflow with hope in the power of the Ruach ha-Kodesh (Holy Spirit). —Romans 15:13 Stop for a moment and think. What are you hoping to be delivered from at this time? It might be something specific, like global pandemic. It might be something more abstract but every bit as real and pervasive, like fear. The bo...

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Hope in the God Who Guides | Day 2

April 03, 2020

You in Your lovingkindness led the people You have redeemed. You guided them in Your strength to Your holy habitation. Exodus 15:13 (TLV) When I was a little girl, we took a cross-country trip from Arizona to New England. My dad brought a big United States atlas and used a yellow highlighter to mark our route from state to state to state, all the way to my cousin’s hometown in Massachusetts. I loved tracing my finger along the route, even though all the different place names, roads, an...

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Hope in Knowing He Hears Our Cry | Day 1

April 03, 2020

From Exodus 3:7: I have heard their cry . . . There’s a popular worship song that is encouraging so many of us with reminders that God is the One who makes a way as He works miracles and keeps His promises. One of my favorite lines in the song underscores that this is happening even when I am not aware of it. The song could have been written as an encouragement to the children of Israel in captivity. They were crying out to the Lord for deliverance, even when they had no evidence that He ...

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Taking Hold of Hope During Darkest Times | Day 7

April 03, 2020

While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him a second time: 2 “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: 3 ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ ... “Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security." Jeremiah 33:1-3, 6 As w...

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Taking Hold of Hope During Darkest Times | Day 5

April 03, 2020

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds ...

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Taking Hold of Hope During Darkest Times | Day 6

April 02, 2020

Jeremiah said, “The word of the Lord came to me: 7 Hanamel son of Shallum your uncle is going to come to you and say, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth, because as nearest relative it is your right and duty to buy it.’ 8 “Then, just as the Lord had said, my cousin Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guard and said, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. Since it is your right to redeem it and possess it, buy it for yourself.’ “I knew that this was the word of the Lord; 9 so...

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Taking Hold of Hope During Darkest Times | Day 4

April 02, 2020

I am with you and will save you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only in due measure; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.’ 12 “This is what the Lord says: “‘Your wound is incurable, your injury beyond healing. 13 There is no one to plead your cause, no remedy for your sore, no healing for you. ... But I will restore you ...

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Taking Hold of Hope During Darkest Times | Day 3

April 01, 2020

Lord, you are the hope of Israel; all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the Lord, the spring of living water. Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. Jeremiah 17:13-14 (NIV) As we watch COVID-19-related death tolls rise day by day, and as we grapple with the fragility of life, Jeremiah’s words here should both challen...

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Taking Hold of Hope During Darkest Times | Day 2

March 31, 2020

This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NIV) The coronavirus pandemic has, if nothing else, revealed to us the fragility of lif...

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