Today, we send you our love and very best wishes and prayers for your safety, health and prosperity during this very difficult time on earth.
I was filming in our garden today recalling some very important lessons that the Lord taught me over the years. The topic was, “Timeless Secrets” and the lesson was about “God’s Measuring Rod” as mentioned in Ezekiel 40:3 and Revelation 21:15 when the angel instructed Ezekiel how to take the measurements of the Holy Temple and John the cubicle Holy City coming from above. Paul, the Apostle asks a very important question in Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” I believe his observation is very relevant today! Reluctantly I tell you in this letter how God “measures” me. COVID is just such a time for this!Permit me to take you back 52 years to 1969 when we left our prosperous life in Canada. Our first stop on a “round the world” scouting trip was Israel. The one thing we knew was that eventually we would return to live in Israel. But now we gave two years of our lives in helping a grass roots work in Manila. God, always made it very clear that we were to focus on Israel. The next seven amazing years were spent in 120 nations visiting Jewish communities to encourage “aliyah”.Now our “boot camp” was in Quezon City, the capital of the Philippines. There we learned invaluable life-lessons. American couples, the McDougal’s, the founders, and the Robinson’s, evangelists, needed help and so we volunteered to assist them for “a season.” They, along with dedicated Filipinos, had planted a Bible school and raised up 500 churches nationwide. Meridel and I pastored the “mother church”. We witnessed national revival. (for details please see my book Timeless Secrets – Volume 2 – Miracles among the nations)However, before accepting to take on this new challenge as pastor, I turned to the LORD for guidance. He gave me a vision that changed my life. I saw The Lord’s Measuring Rod used prophetically to measure the Temple in Jerusalem. This pure golden instrument gleamed with an aura. Delicate measurements etched into it would display how much I had yielded my will to the Will of Almighty God.Foolishly, I assumed that I was worthy of praise. After all, I had left my profession of Hospital Administration, my financial security, and all our earthly possessions were given away. Meridel and I had only US$75.00 to go on but we were debt-free. Oh, yes, and I reminded the “Holy One” that I was serving my fellow man in a foreign land. My times were in His hands.Expectantly I looked at the golden rod to find out how much I had yielded… What? I was just at the very first etched point. I cried out in despair. “Abba, please show me where you are taking me?” Instantly I saw Jesus crucified. That was 100% yielded! His words pierced my ego saying, “It is finished.” Then He bowed His head and died.” John 19:30 Holding my head in my hands, I moaned, “Please Lord, forgive me for thinking that I had yielded anything.”That vision made me realize that I must never become complacent. My life must be one of continual yielding to the Will of God. For some of you this simple truth may sound self-evident. But it allowed me see my life in relation to His. I never ever felt condemned but always encouraged to press on to know His plans, the “High calling.” The Lesson was and is, “Never stop Yielding”.We returned to visit that very church 46 years later. Meridel and I were delighted to learn that over the years another 100 congregations were birthed out of that one. Thank God forevermore. One day in Heaven we will joyfully discover the miracles that sprang up because we (all) dared to trust and obey, in yielded obedience to His Will!
We are reminding you, our dear friends, that “Jerusalem Vistas” is grateful for YOU, our partners. May you sense the pleasure of the Holy Spirit when you support us as we keep “Publishing the Good news from Zion”. Thank you for keeping us in prayer and in your donation plans for 2021. We need it! Our monthly income depends entirely on your faithful support. See below how to help.In addition we are asking for two laptops, our “tools of the writing trade”, one each for Meridel and myself. Our current ones are literally worn out. Any help to get replacements will be greatly appreciated. Meridel has even worn some of the keys off of her keyboard, and it sends out electric shocks.We are in the process of publishing Meridel’s book Stain Remover, 464 pages with Amazon ebooks. I have completed Volumes 2 and 3 of Timeless Secrets, which are now being “proofed”. Daniel films Meridel and I each week, the short segments of “life experiences” which are to encourage you on Facebook and You Tube. These desperate times need our yielded obedience!Please hold up our hands. Yes, we are encouraged here in Israel. The country is OPENING! There is light at the end of the tunnel, in spite of the tragic loss of 6,000 Israelis to COVID.Israel’s National elections on March 23rd have us all praying for change. Please pray into the mind of the Father, and keep praying even after the outcome is known. Oh, yes friends, thank you for standing with us. We are so blessed to love what we do, and YOU are all part of it for eternity!
Every blessing in Yeshua,
Jay and Meridel and sons and team.
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