Lest We Forget

This May in Israel is a time for look back and remembering our history, for pausing today to consider the price in blood paid over the land of Israel, and then to look forward and rejoice in the good promises of the Eternal Book concerning this Land of Israel and her peoples.

This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again  be two or be divided into two kingdoms.”  Ezekiel 37:21-22 Hebrew Bible.

This eternal word is for the Jewish people, represented by the olive tree to the left. 20 years ago we transplanted this olive tree in our garden, an ever present reminder of this verse. What promise in the Bible are you making your very own today? This spring, I found a sprouted olive seed  under the tree;  I tenderly transplanted and nurtured it. Photo right. Here it is, already with two branches, and full of life. This year, the olives, pomegranates and figs are loaded with fruit. Harvest time will be amazing. Jay and I gratefully acknowledge that our greatest contribution has been parenting our four sons, who now nurture many others.

Lest We Forget.…

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Still Small Voice thanks you

  • My overview of Dr. Jay Rawlings health situation.
  • The rough neighborhood around Israel…
  • Short piece: “My Father holds the Rope”

Shalom Dear Friends: March 2017

For a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold, which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Messiah. 1 Pet. 1:6,7.

Thank you for your inquiries about our ‘head’ Dr. Jay Rawlings, and my beloved husband, whom we all just call ‘Jay’. I want to send you a good report in spite of present difficulties. Just this week Lydia a German friend called to pray. She immediately discerned; “Plead the blood of Jesus over Jay’s breathing, pay attention to his breathing..” It was an amazing word.

A week ago Jay had an ‘incident’ and one of his medications had to be changed. This now requires that he have blood tests weekly. Having waited since my last letter for the results of a test for sleep apnea, we have now learned that Jay also has a serious breathing discrepancy which is acerbated during sleep and has put a strain on his heart. The hospital loaned us a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. Excitedly we hooked him up to it at bed time, hoping for a good night of rest. But, the constant flow of cold air, left him gasping for breath and seemed to cause him to develop a horrible sinusitis. A trip back to the doctor and a humidifier was added to the CPAP along with a different face mask. But he cannot use it until he has recovered from the sinusitis. That is where we are today.

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Prayers Work! Our Call To Prayer is Answered…

Earlier this week we sent out an appeal for a “Call to Prayer”. Your response was immediate and very encouraging.

On Tuesday night, we all went to sleep with prayers on our lips:

O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me…Psalm 25:2

When we woke up this morning, it was with great joy that we learned of Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive victory over those who would see Israel broken into pieces.  Praise God!

This Land shall not be sold for ever: for the Land is Mine,for ye are strangers and sojourners with Me…Leviticus 25:23

On the way back from a meeting, Jay, Meridel and David stopped at a point overlooking Jerusalem. They were discussing the results of the election and decided to film a few words.

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God:the powers that be are ordained of God…Romans 13:1

Thanks to all who joined us in prayer. Most of all we give thanks to the Lord our God for his goodness and mercy.

Jay and Meridel On The Election Results

A Call To Prayer

Shalom Dear Friends,

Fear not, thou worm Jacob…I will make you a threshing instrument with teeth…Isaiah 41: 14,15.

We are calling for you to raise prayer and alert all who will listen to do the same. Israel’s National Election is in two days, on 17 March 2015.

We know there is a huge battle for Israel’s future looming on the horizon, even with dire consequences. During this election campaign, we are shocked at the river of vitriol against Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu and his wife Sarah. The volume and persistence of pernicious lies, against them both tells us a hidden truth. Dark powers are at work to defeat this decent leader and his Likud party. Men with ulterior motives and questionable scruples vie for leadership over Israel’s future security and national interests.

“Anyone but Bibi” has been the cry of center-left parties during the entire campaign.

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An Answer to Prayer…

Almost one month ago we asked for prayer for our dear friend Irene, who had been diagnosed with an aneurysm in her left eye.

Needless to say, these past weeks have been filled with prayer (and worry!)

Several days ago, Irene traveled to Jerusalem, hopeful that the doctors would be able to do a laser procedure. When she arrived, the news was better than all had hoped for!

The aneurysm appears to have not only stopped growing, but it has in fact regressed! This morning, Irene was able returned home without having any invasive procedures done!

Although the danger is not over, for all of us, this is a miraculous answer to prayer. We ask you to please keep Irene in your prayers, so that she will see a complete healing!

Please Pray for PM Benjamin Netanyahu…

PM Netanyahu at the Western Wall
Just one day before leaving for the USA, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before the Western Wall in Jerusalem. What his prayer was, we can only guess. This trip, is of vital importance and every word and action will be watched and heavily criticized.
As he was preparing to board the plane for America the PM stated:
A few days before the Fast of Esther, I am leaving for Washington on a fateful, even historic mission. I feel that I am the emissary of all Israelis, even those who disagree with me, of the entire Jewish People. I am deeply and genuinely concerned for the security of all Israelis, for the fate of the nation, and for the fate of our people and I will do my utmost to insure our future.
Just a short while ago the Prime Minister was warmly received by AIPAC. As always he was eloquent and to the point, however, before he left the podium the naysayers were on the attack. Sadly, some of the most vile critics are right here in Israel.

We ask all of you to Please, Pray for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he prepares to speak before the US Congress. The events unfolding on the world theater are becoming more, and more dangerous, especially to little Israel on the front line.

Pray that the Lord will guide the words of our PM and open the ears of those who until now have refused to hear.

Urgent Prayer Request!

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A longtime, close friend of ours in Israel is in urgent need of prayer. 
Irene has been diagnosed with an aneurysm in her left eye and her doctors fear she will lose her eyesight.
Doctors are unable to operate at this time, but they are hopeful that a new course of medications will be without side effects, and subsequently allow them to perform the necessary surgery to repair the aneurysm.  
The operation is very delicate and risky. Our dear friend is very concerned, as are we all.

Irene believes strongly in the power of prayer. Earlier today as we spoke with her, she remarked:
“Tell the world~I need all the Prayers I can get!”

Please, Pray for Irene…

We are asking for prayers to insure that the current treatment will be effective, and that the doctors will soon be able to perform the vital surgery to save her vision.
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