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Dwelling with God – Sukkot Devotion, Day 3

October 04, 2020

Beholding God’s Beauty “One thing have I asked of Adonai, that will I seek: to dwell in the House of Adonai all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Adonai, and to meditate in His Temple.” ––Psalm 27:4 How many times has a fantastic sunset made you stop what you were doing to stand and watch it for a moment? Have you ever seen a nature photograph that made you linger over it? Maybe you’ve driven around a curve to discover a spectacular landscape in front of you. How d...

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Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem

October 04, 2020

The first Sunday of every October is the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem. The Bible calls us to pray for Israel, and in Psalm 122, it specifically talks about praying for Jerusalem. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem— “May those who love you be at peace!” ––Psalm 122:6 In Isaiah, we are urged to pray fervently and give God no rest in our prayers for Jerusalem. On your walls, Jerusalem, I have set watchmen. All day and all night, they will never hold their peace. “You ...

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Dwelling with God – Sukkot Devotion, Day 2

October 03, 2020

The Shelter of God’s Presence “Let me dwell in Your tent forever. Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings.” ––Psalm 61:5 For more than 20 years now, Israel has required that all new construction include a safe room to protect people from enemy rocket fire. When a warning siren sounds, people dash into their shelter to hunker down behind a heavy steel door and surrounded by about five inches of concrete. In 2012, an Israeli couple emerged unhurt from the safe room of t...

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Dwelling with God – Sukkot Devotion, Day 4

October 02, 2020

Dwelling with Truth “The Spirit of truth…. You know Him, because He abides with you and will be in you.” ––John 14:17 After King David sinned with Bathsheba and devised a plan to ensure her husband would die in battle, David went about his business. He ignored the heavy burden of his guilt, though, according to Psalm 32, it plagued him day and night. Months went by. A child was born of the adultery, and God sent the prophet Nathan to finally confront David about the evil he had d...

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Dwelling with God – Sukkot Devotion, Day 1

October 02, 2020

God with Us “Adonai went before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead the way and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light. So they could travel both day and night. The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night never departed from the people.” ––Exodus 13:21-22 One of the things we are celebrating during the Feast of Sukkot is God dwelling with us. In the wilderness, Israel had a visible manifestation of God’s presence with them day and night: pillars of cl...

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Record numbers lead to second lockdown

October 01, 2020

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”” Philippians 4:19 NIV Our week started with Yom Kippur and on Friday we begin Sukkot, the last of the annual Feasts for this calendar year. Sukkot reminds us of God’s provision for the Israelites in the wilderness and also of all He has provided in our lives today. Let us together thank God for His provision for the Jewish people and also ask Him for protection and to provide a way out of the c...

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Celebrating God’s Goodness at Sukkot

September 30, 2020

Sukkot is the last of the three Fall Feasts and begins five days after Yom Kippur. The word Sukkot means “booths” or “tabernacles,” so the seven-day holiday is also known as the Feast of Booths and the Feast of Tabernacles. Sukkot is one of three pilgrimage feasts in which all physically able Jewish men traveled to Jerusalem to make their offerings. The holiday falls around the time of the year’s final harvest and is associated with the ingathering of crops and God’s provision for His people...

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A special invitation for you

September 29, 2020

With all that’s going on in our world this year, I can think of no better time for you to take your support to the next level and give each month to provide real help and the eternal hope that only comes from knowing our Messiah. Because of all of the challenges caused by coronavirus, many Jewish people are searching for meaning as never before. Shalom Partners are responding, giving monthly to share the Good News of Jesus with Jewish people in Israel and around the world, many of whom are suffe...

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A Blessed Yom Kippur to You

September 25, 2020

On this holiest day of the Jewish year, may God bless you with: An easy fast Insightful reflection Humble repentance Joy of your salvation in Yeshua, and Rest in the confidence that your name is written in the Lamb's book of life. He [Yeshua/Jesus] entered into the Holies once for all—not by the blood of goats and calves but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. —Hebrews 9:12 At this holy time of year, please join us in praying fo...

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COVID cases spiking

September 24, 2020

“We have this hope as an anchor of the soul, both firm and steady – a hope that enters the inner place behind the curtain.”” Hebrews 6:19 TLV As we prepare for Yom Kippur, the annual Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year, we can focus on how repentance and forgiveness usher in a renewed relationship with God. That is our hope – and an anchor of the soul. Yom Kippur is a time of fasting, Sabbath rest, repentance and prayer. Will you join me in continued prayer for Isr...

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