So Cute!

So Cute!

We took this photo of an ibex near Mitzpe Ramon, Israel. They are very friendly there and are use to tourists stopping on the side of the road to take their picture.

Advertisements

The Coming King

If you were at our Fourth Annual LoveIsrael.org Conference in Orlando, you know that Baruch has written a new book.  It was available there for ‘presale”.  

The Coming King:  The growing Controversy about the Millennial Kingdom and the coming reign of Messiah

This book guides the reader through the primary Biblical texts associated with the Millennial Kingdom.  When a person understands the events which will take place during the Millennium, he will gain a greater appreciation for the faithfulness of G-d.

Please check back often to our website to find out when it will be available online.

At the MJAA Conference, Orlando

Baruch had the opportunity to speak at the Southeast Regional Conference of the MJAA.  There was a very good response.  We are so thankful to Yaacov and Shari for arranging it and we are thankful to David and Rose who manned our table when Baruch could not be there.  THANK YOU!

Baruch’s new book, “The Coming King”, will be available online soon.  It deals with the Millennial Kingdom.  Please keep checking our website for the link.

Bus bombing in Bat Yam

Sunday there was a bus bombing in Bat Yam, a suburb of Tel Aviv.  Someone on the bus notices an unattended package and the bus driver asked if it belonged to someone on the bus.  When they found that it did not, a young man looked in the bag and saw a “pressure cooker” type device.  Everyone was safely evacuated from the bus and immediately thereafter the bomb exploded.  Thankfully, no one on the bus was injured.

We have noticed that security has relaxed drastically in Israel over the past year.  We hope that this will encourage the authorities to reinstate stricter security measures!  Please pray for Israel.

A thought from the LoveIsrael.org Conference

Matthew 26:3-4 states, “Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas.  And consulted that they might take Yeshua by subtilty, and kill Him.”

As Baruch stated at the Conference, what we see here is that the leaders had their own agenda–they were supposed to be servants of G-d, but instead they were concerned with their own desires.

How often are we concerned with our own desires and not G-d’s will?  G-d is perfect and He knows what is best for us–much more than we know.

Perhaps as 2014 approaches, we can make the decision to totally turn our will over to HaShem and let go of our own will.

Shavuah Tov!

Parashat HaShavuah–Shemot

Each week in the synagogue, a portion is read from the Torah.  The Torah portion this week which will be read on Shabbat morning is Shemot.  The next parasha will be read beginning at the afternoon prayers.  Below is Baruch’s commentary.  Shabbat Shalom!

בס”ד

Parashat Shemot

Exodus 1:1 – 6:1

How do you respond when you see other people being blessed? Often the success of other people causes those around them to be envious. First, there is nothing wrong with wanting to be blessed too. The problem is this: instead of applying the same principles that brought about the blessings in those other people’s lives, individuals attempt to stop those blessings from continuing. A good example of this is the Egyptians.

In this week’s Torah reading, it is clear that HaShem was blessing the Hebrews in their dwelling place in Egypt, Goshen. The Hebrews grew and multiplied and became a strong people in a relatively short period of time. The Egyptians saw this and instead of coming before the Hebrews and asking what was the source of this blessing and implementing the answer into their lives, what was their response? Their response was malice and to enslave the Hebrews and attempt to exterminate them by killing all their male offspring.

There is something very similar taking place today. The tiny nation of Israel, only 65 years old, has grown and advanced in a manner that far surpasses it neighbors. The success story of the modern nation of Israel is truly a sign of G-d’s continued call upon the Jewish people. Instead of the other nations taking note of this, there is an utter complicity in regard to those who are calling for Israel’s destruction. Under the leadership of the United States, Iran is being allowed to continue their nuclear program.

The prophet Malachi, 2,400 years ago, described an attitude that will surely bring about the judgment of G-d.

You have wearied HaShem with your words; yet you have said, “With what have we wearied (You)? (HaShem answers) When you say, “All who do evil (in reality do) good in the eyes of the L-rd and what He desires; or (when you say) where is the G-d of judgment?”   Malachi 2:17

Although the actual meaning of the Hebrew verb is to weary someone, in this context the idea which is being expressed is one of contempt. HaShem will have contempt for those individuals who call evil good or doubts that G-d will judge sin.  Prophetically, Iran will play an important role in the future, as this nation will lead other nations to attack Israel (See Daniel chapter 8).  But Iran will not be successful. Be aware that this war will not be the final conflict; rather, it will only serve to bring the Antichrist into power and set things up for the end times. History has a way of repeating itself, yet many ignore the numerous examples of what has happened to those nations which have attacked Israel in the past. Will the United States of America join that illustrious list?

 

Keeping in Touch

On the Friday before last, I met with a friend from college whom I hadn’t seen in 20 years.  As we sat and caught up with each other, I realized what an encouragement we were to each other.  Afterward, I thought about how little extra effort it took to make time and meet up with her.

Consider if G-d has someone He’d like for you to email, call or meet up with who might need some encouragement.