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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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your faithful partnership with us as we continue sending out the Word of God from Jerusalem among the nations.
You are a vital part of fulfilling Bible prophecy in these last days. Nearly every day a plane load of Jews returns home to Zion from around the world. They are coming from war torn Ethiopia, Yemen, Europe and modern day Russia as well as France, the UK. Canada and the USA. Each person is a miracle as together they make up the “ingathering of the exiles and the Lost 10 Tribes.”
Jewish tradition, based on Scripture, says that this event is the preparation of the beginning of the “END DAYS. But more than that, each person is the answer to the 10th prayer of the Amidah or Standing Prayer that is prayed 3 times daily by devout Jews all around the globe. This faith filled petition is being answered by the Lord Himself. Can you say Amen?
For 50 years now Meridel and I and our family have been involved in and promoted this MIRACLE in every way possible.
I have just finished writing Volume 2 and 3 in our Timeless Secrets trilogy of books and they are filled with stories of how we travelled the world calling upon Jews to make their way home to their ancestral homeland. Our prayer is to have these books released in January, 2022.
Israel today, with all its challenges and threats against it is like a modern day “Noah’s Ark” providing a safe haven for her people. The Word says that in Zion they will find rest for their souls and will never be uprooted again!
“I will restore My people Israel from captivity; they will rebuild and inhabit the ruined cities. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit. I will firmly plant them in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land that I have given them,” says the LORD your God. “ Amos 9:14,15 Berean Study Bible
“For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up.”
Jeremiah 24:6 NKJV
That is GOOD NEWS and it flies in the face of all those who are planning the destruction of our nation. The Iranian religious leaders repeatedly call for the annihilation of Israel; work feverishly to achieve nuclear capability. Sorry, but, they are actually fighting GOD and His eternal promises.
Our other GOOD NEWS is that our son Daniel and his wife Shelly, after prayer have decided to
take on the leadership of the ministry of Jerusalem Vistas/ Israel Vision. This transition will begin
on January 1, 2022. Meridel and I will to do short video clips, but begin to retire. We will be here to help them from behind the scenes until they feel comfortable. Today, together we planned an 18 to 24 month shooting schedule for programs in the future to show how the Lord is working in the Holy Land from a youthful perspective showing young faces. This move has been ratified by our JVCS Board of Directors. We commend them to you for prayer. It is a daunting task. Thank you in advance for giving Daniel and Shelly, young Israelis, your continued prayer and financial support.
I never cease to thank God for you. May He Lord bless you mightily is our prayer.
Jay and Meridel and Team
Warm greetings to you from Albania and Greece and of course Jerusalem, Israel.
We just spent nearly 2 weeks visiting the Balkan areas of northern Greece and southwest Albania.
We have been so blessed meeting these dear people whose hearts are open to the Lord everywhere.
Praise God I was able to lead Manuel to Jesus. He is a young Albanian student who is running his own summer car wash business and he eagerly received the New Testament that I gave him. I encouraged him to read John 3:16. He has a very bright future. We feel like this is a brand new mission field for us to reach from Greece.
We recorded some Video reports there as well. While filming at the ancient synagogue ruins in downtown Saranda, Albania, a young lady came rushing up to Meridel and me and asked if she could interview us. She was from ABC, the national Albanian TV channel. Now our interview will go all over Albania. You will see this report soon on our Israel Vision YouTube channel. Miracles are happening! Praise God!
Also, just to let you know, we have made a tremendous connection in Cuba through our Swiss friends Rene and Brigitta Bregenzer. Their friends there led us to a Cuban professor of English at the University of Havana. He is busy this summer translating "Stain Remover." Through you, our partners, I was able to transfer some funds to him today. We are so grateful for your partnership with us in getting the message of Jesus' love into Latin America especially in light of the fact that the problem of sexual abuse is rampant there. They desperately need Meridel's book. We call for prayer for Cuba at this time of national unrest.
Please pray that we can find good translators for "Stain Remover". We are believing for the book to go into Russian, Brazilian, German and Chinese. For responses so far I refer you to Meridel's Still Small Voice website: www.stillsmallvoice.tv Join yourself and tell others.
We have been so encouraged to hear from you this summer. Keep up the good work dear friends of Israel Vision /Jerusalem Vistas. Check us out on Facebook and YouTube. Tell others!
May God bless you all mightily is our prayer.
Jay and Meridel
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