We at Israel Vision and Still Small Voice send to YOU our dear frends worldwide very best wishes for Christmas and Channuka.
Join us as Meridel gives personal greetings to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a reception at the International Christian Embassy. She was able to mention that the lovely life size oil painting porraits of the Presidents and Prime Ministers which hang in the entrance way to the cabinet room of Israel’s Parliament, Knesset; were painted by renowned Canadian artist, Joy Caros Rawlings of Vancouver, BC Canada. They are a gift to the country. PM Bibi’s response to Meridel was the warm Israeli expression, “Kol Ha Kavod” – meaning in English ” All the Honor or Congratulations”!
These are days of unprecedented attacks on Israel by the United Nations. What is happening hearkens back to the days of the Greek occupation of the land 2,300 years ago. Jews were not allowed to speak or teach Hebrew, or worship in the temple. Some were so ashamed of their heritage as Jews that they had their circumcisions reversed. War broke out, and eventually the Greeks were driven out.
We know that the LIGHT will always triumph over darkness.
In HIS love,
Jay and Meridel, sons and Team
Dear Friends and Partners
I, Meridel Rawlings am writing on behalf of Jay.
Five days ago he was admitted to the cardiac unit in Jerusalem’s Share Tzedek Hospital. (Gates of Righteousness) He is under supervision and intensive testing to discern the cause of his rapid heart beat, shortness of breath and fluid in his lungs. He is taking medication to slow his heart.
Tomorrow he will under go a “shock” to the heart. The Doctors will stop it and start it again, hoping to regulate the heart beat. We need your prayers at this critical time~my sons and I thank You and we know You are there for us.
Jay and I hate having to ask for financial help. We find it very humbling, and in a perfect world we could just keep working and say nothing about expenses. But that is not the case. Stress is part of the load here, and financials are very close to the top of the list. If there is any way you could send a donation to help us keep Jerusalem Vistas/Israel Vision going at this very critical time, we would be most grateful. (Directions for giving are at the end of this message.)
2016 was an action packed year and there is reason to be a little weary. Upon return to Israel we have experienced one hit after the other on so many levels. It feels like an onslaught, but now, with Jay taken out of commission, we know we are under direct attack. We are being inundated with regulations and hidden fees. The office is currently squeezed into the living room of our home. At this time we have had to cancel everything, but try to carry on as best we can under the circumstances. We are being tried and tested.
Pray with us for Jay’s complete recovery Please. Pray also that he will allow himself to rest and heal when he returns home from the hospital. We Need Him in order to carry on with the Kingdom work.
Thank You All for remembering Israel in your prayers. We sense that things are changing for the better. Remember this is “a land the LORD our God cares for~always”…Deuteronomy 11:11-12
This comes with love from our home to yours…
Every blessing at this Hanukah and Christmas time,
Meridel Rawlings, sons and team
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The year 2016, filled with many challenges, has almost run its course. Meridel’s brother, Don Fowler, a Jerusalem Vistas Canada Society board member, had a word from the Lord for our family. “…you are being poured out; from the broken alabaster box, the perfume fills the house. John 12:3-8.
I believe this timely word is for each one, near and far, you included. Amen!
The same is true of Israel and her peoples. Created first as a family, then tribes, then slaves in Egypt, then a nation with two dispersions among the nations. Today we make up the ingathered exiles…never a smooth path. But we choose to rejoice and give thanks because we are secure in the Way… His way. Photos Lt Jay Canada/Aug/16. Rt. Jay & Meridel.
Thankfully we have completed the TV Special called You CAN Make a Difference that highlights the work of our friend, Indira Ghale rescuing trafficked girls and boys. The film is available only in English at this time. We are setting up the Board for the Change Action Nepal Foundation in Canada, to give Canadians tax receipts for donations for that work. The ignorance and depravation they face is so enormous we find it over whelming at times. WE must have your address to send you a copy. Our thanks to you for standing with us in the challenges of making this broadcast quality documentary into a reality!
Israel was engulfed by raging forest fires the last days of November. Fierce easterly winds drove 250 different fires into cities and villages. Palestinians and Israeli Arabs have been charged with arson. The rural Israeli village of Nataf just 3 kms from us burned to the ground. Volunteer firefighters from France, Croatia, Greece, USA, Russia,Turkey, Cyprus, Romania and the Palestinians came to our aid. In Haifa alone, 90,000 men, women and children were evacuated with only their clothes on their backs. In spite of the hundreds of homes lost and thousands of acres of land burned up, a sense of unity grew as Israelis took the evacuated, into their homes for hospitality and succor. Israelis standing together, brought calm peace for a chaotic Sabbath. The nation will rebuild and wait for sometime to replant the lost forests.
On December 2nd Israel strongly countered ISIS terrorists on our northern border with Syria. The Middle East is in tragic foment with unbelievable suffering in Aleppo and Mosul. Pray for the innocents caught in it.
We pray daily for the US President elect Donald Trump. Its time for ethical sanity to triumph! The still small voice gave Meridel a mandate to pray for him to be President 1.5 years ago. Change is here. Let us ALL stop criticizing and judging. We MUST PRAY for our leaders and speak the truth in love to everyone we meet. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE in your nation!!! After all, The earth is the Lords. We are just visitors here! Our prayers and actions are more valuable than we understand.
Last night the drought was broken by the first snow fall on Mount Hermon. Strong rains are washing over the entire land. We actually look forward to winter, with its relief from the intense sunlight. It allows us time to write and script. Meridel and I and our sons are grateful, and I can honestly say contented with our lot in life. We all ‘have something to do’ having a purpose brings contentment. Because I love what I do, you could say I have never worked a day in my life. Praise God! The LORD has made us all secure and anchored in Him. Can you say, AMEN!
We were in the process of sorting through a lifetime of productions kept in the boxes and files behind us.
We love your newsy notes and this year Hanukah and Christmas arrive on exactly the same date of December 25th. So…let us all rejoice!
Dr. Jay & Meridel Rawlings
With so many prophets proclaiming the coming war in Israel, I am exercised. I MUST take this opportunity to bring a word of encouragement. Trust in the written word of God, it cannot fail. Let us dig a little deeper for a fuller picture that eclipses all of the doom and gloom.
Here are my thoughts on possibly an even wider conflict than the miserable Syrian war according to Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39.
Now with President elect Trump coming into office on January 20th 2017, he will surely have to address the situation in Syria.
Putin has a “hook in his jaw” just as it is written by Ezekiel. He just cannot stay out of the Middle East, whether he is wanted or not!
His wicked plans and shrewd manuevers are unfolding like a chess game. He is a very strong adversary working all over the earth.
There has to be a confrontation IF, he, President elect Trump will make good on his campaign promise to “destroy ISIS swiftly in Syria and Iraq. World opinion due to the tragic situation in Aleppo will mitigate this. Meanwhile militarily, Putin has propped up the Assad regime along with Iran’s backing, known in history as Persia. These countries are on a collision course with the West.
Iran and Russian harbor hatred towards Israel, see Ezekiel 38. “Gog comes down to take a plunder and a booty or spoil” (perhaps huge natural gas reserves in Israel). Ezekiel 39:3 is very clear. It says, God Himself will “knock the bow (missiles) out of Gog’s hand” by incredibly powerful natural forces. Could this be the armies from the north, including Russian & Iranian men and missile? Lebanon and Syria will be neutralized, Israel will live! Am Israel Hai!
Putin is the major threat at the moment. Also, PRAY for President elect Trump to resist any aggressive moves in Cuba. Remember the Soviet’s 1960 attempt to plant Nuclear weapons 90 kilometers from America in Cuba’s Bay of Pigs? This previous strategy cannot be repeated. It is high time for Biblical principles to be employed by the White House such as …“resist the enemy and he will flee from you.” I believe the LORD God of Israel is looking into the affairs of the nations to bring glory to HIS Name!
Our work is to BELIEVE God’s Word. We all must lay aside our criticisms and jugements and PRAY for President elect Trump. This man is richer than all 44 preceding US Presidents combined, yet he has chosen to take a salary of US $1.00 and give his Presidential salary to charity. He has placed more Christian advisors around him that ever before in American history. PRAY that these anointed men and women give him the divine strategies found in the Eternal Word of God. Let us look up and not faint. We are standing on the edge of the greatest revolution our world has ever seen. Let God be God and all men liars!
Dr. Jay Rawlings
Please pray for the people of the United States of America facing their most important election in modern history. ‘Oh Lord have mercy’.
Jay and Meridel
This story is SHOCKING. If Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abadin, is privy to her private and work emails, which opens them to hacking then the USA has become a tool in the hands of Muslim extremists who want to impose their belief system on the rest of us
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Shalom To My Dear Faithful Friends:
“Where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matt. 18:20
“We are losing our girls and women, the strength of Nepal. Child sex trafficking in Nepal is a crime against humanity. There is a blockage of justice!” Advocate D.Tripathi, Supreme Court, Kathmandu Nepal.
“I have been in villages where fathers sold their daughters for big screen TVs. My heart burns with the need to supply safe houses.” Meridel Rawlings
Never in my wildest dreams could I as a youth, have believed I could be set free from the suffering, humility and shame of child sexual abuse! I have been given the keys to His Kingdom found in Matthew 16:16-18. His ways are so much higher than ours. Because of the new life God created in me; I am able to reach into devastated lives and bring healing. Please pray for the on going welfare of the brave individuals in Nepal who stood with us in the creation of our latest film, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. CAN = Change Action Nepal is exposing the world of sex trafficking through the survivors. This wickedness spreads because good people do nothing! The educated Western nations are culpable!
What we MUST accomplish now!
On October 2, 2016 at 6PM Jay and Meridel Rawlings who have been living in Jerusalem for 40 years will hold their only public meeting in southern Ontario at New Life City Church, 190 Lynden, Brantford, ON to bring a personal update on Bible prophecy being fulfilled today in Israel.
They will also bring an insider perspective as Jerusalem prepares to celebrate her 50th anniversary and a report on the completion of their new TV Studio there as well as excerpts from their latest film saving trafficked girls from the sex trade industry in Nepal and the Middle East.
Be our guests for an inspirational and anointed evening.
Rev Bill Prankard and other local pastors will join the meeting.
OCT 2/2016 at 6pm
New Life City Church,
190 Lynden, Brantford ON
Shalom Dear Friends and Valued Partners,
You are very important to Meridel, myself and our team of media professionals in Jerusalem.
We are very grateful for your ongoing prayers and support to our media ministry that has been operating for the last forty years. As you know we continue to publish God’s Word from Jerusalem to the nations. We do this via TV programs, DVD’s, the Internet, Power point lectures and the printed page. Praise God.
We are currently building in a new TV studio at our ministry headquarters here in Mevasseret Zion. In Hebrew this name means “announcing the ‘Good News’ from Zion.” That is what we do, day by day, thanks to your help..
We launched into this building project through a generous offering from a Canadian charity. We are now nearing completion which includes the renovation of our three story ministry building. As usual, such building projects always seem to require more money and time than budgeted. To finish this project we are asking our partners to stand with us for a special love gift. We are believing for $50,000 to finish.
Yes, it is a lot of money, but if we all do our part with our best gifts we believe we will complete the building by 01 October, 2016 so we can continue producing Bible based, Spirit filled programs.
We rarely ask for funds like this and never ever do we want to presume upon your kindness to us over the years. But could we ask you to please seek the Lord as to what He would have you do in this vital matter to further our ministry of Jerusalem Vistas now and for the next generation.
‘…for the people had a heart to build.’ Their heart was engaged in it, and they went about it cheerfully and vigorously…Nehemiah 4:6 Amp
With your help we will be able to keep our construction crew working until the project is finished.
…so let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver…2 Corinthians 9:7 NKJ
Your offerings are tax deductible in Canada and the USA. Please send cheques or money orders to:
PO Box 40101
Mevasseret Zion, 9080500, Israel
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We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.
Thanks and God Bless you and yours,
Jay and Meridel and team
Dr. Jay Rawlings top documentary: “Israel, world terrorism, revival & YOU” deals with the most pressing challenges of our time. The document opens us a window to a drastic reality of the Middle East: The spiritual battle for the return of Messiah to Jerusalem has begun.
Jay challenges Christians to rise up to authority By using the sword of the Spirit. Middle East turmoil touches Europe, in the form of the influx of refugees. At the same time the aliya of the Jews and their homecoming to Israel is seen as one of the major keys to global revival. Jay shares us the keys of the Kingdom to our current challenges .
THE DOCUMENTARY WILL BE BROADCASTED ON TV7: SUNDAY 21. OF AUGUST 2016 AT 8:00 P.M !!!