“Jerusalem Inhabited as Towns Without Walls . . .”

Excavations at the City of David

Zechariah 1:14-16  and Zechariah 2:4,5

On this, the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, this prophecy was released to me. Enjoy!

Placed strategically in the midst of the valleys surrounding her, Jerusalem stands . . . a city with fortified walls. Below is a picture of the “City of David” built 3,000 years ago and continues to be unearthed. Debbie, Sophie, and I stood at its highest point, presumably on top of the remains of King David’s palace itself. From this vantage point we could see the hills surrounding Jerusalem . . . from the Mount of Olives, continuing through Mount Zion and extending 360 degrees around; making a natural defense barrier for her. Surely, this could become a “city without walls.” But how? We know scripturally that Jerusalem will be surrounded by armies. The indication from Luke 21:20 is its destruction. But, either before or after these things occur, either a new day or an intermission from conflict is coming for this, the City of the Great King. To this end, we prayed. To this end, eschatologically, I saw. My hope is that this vision speaks of an interlude that will be soon and last long.

Vision: By the grace and revelation of our God, I saw Jerusalem become a bastion of peace, a city defended; without need of any walls. The city was safe! The people were safe! As I looked in the Spirit, I saw warring angels upon every hill surrounding the city. God Himself, the Lord of Hosts, was defending her. Our God will be, as the scripture says, “A wall of fire around her and the glory in the midst of her. As we prayed, I saw war begin. This multitude of angels stood; fiercely prepared as vast enemy armies approached; coming up the backside of the mountains with tanks, infantry, and munitions. These armies had one intention; “conquer Jerusalem!” Suddenly, acting at the awesome commanding voice of the Lord God Almighty, the angels went into action, hurling “hail stones” and “balls of fire” down the mountains. A glorious light then immediately filled the whole interior space; reaching from earth to Heaven. Shortly after this war was won, Jerusalem was in peace. She was never touched.

How I thank God for the confirmation that followed this revelation. First, a Messianic Pastor in Jerusalem told me he had the same vision. He was standing on the Mount of Olives when he, too, saw the band of angels on the mountains surrounding Jerusalem. Shortly after, our Bishop over the African meetings which were going on in Kenya, wrote to say that he, too, had a vision of angels on the mountains surrounding the city.

May this be a time not only of external peace, but of internal as well…peace for people that the walls within their hearts might come down, a time when they are prepared to receive their God, that they might say, “Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.” Those of us already saved know that Name above all names, the beautiful name of Jesus, Yeshua, our Messiah and King.

So, to you Jerusalem I say:

Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the King of glory. Selah

Psalm 24:7-10, NKJV

 

 

 

Mission to Puerto Rico

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“Remember” in Hebrew at the Holocaust Memorial, San Juan

Human being, I have appointed you to be a watchman for the house of Israel. When you hear a Word from My mouth, you are to warn them for Me” (Yechezk’el) Ezekiel 3:17).

The letter and Word to our contact in San Juan:

Thanks for checking on our Seder reservations. Bill and I enjoyed it! I did make a bit of a mistake, though. I was complimenting the Rabbi on their new building and Mikveh. In my enthusiasm, I said: “And your future daughter-in-law will be in the Mikveh soon!” He said, “Oh, you’ve been listening to the gossip!” I looked at him with a totally blank stare and said: “No, I don’t know any gossip!” He then left the table.

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Bill and Penny at the watch tower

I was rather stunned! Pretty soon, he came back to clarify the situation and explained it was your sister’s future daughter-in-law (the Jewish BRIDE) who will soon be using the Mikveh. In this case, the Mikveh is for purification for marriage. She doesn’t know it yet, but the Jewish bride-to-be, along with the Christian bride-to-be, is making herself ready for her Messiah! He will soon reveal Himself to the Jewish part of His Bride–in the Land of Israel!

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The Mikveh in San Juan

There is a portion in Yesha’Yahu (Isaiah) that may apply to some of our people in Puerto Rico! It is this portion:

On that day, Adonai will raise His hand the second time to reclaim the remnant of His people who remain from Ashur, Egypt, Patros, Ethiopia, ‘Eilam, Shin’ar, Hamat, and the ISLANDS OF THE SEA.”

Puerto Rico may well be one of the special islands of the sea! Jewish agencies do most of the help with Aliyah, but it is nice to have extra help from people who care. That is Bill and me! We care! I remember when I traveled to India. There was a family in Delhi that helped me–just by having me to dinner and being there for me. Extra funds are always good, too, once in the Land. So, if anyone in Puerto Rico would like extra help making Aliyah, will you please let us know? We have friends in Israel to contact and friends in the US to help with extra finance. We will often be in Israel, too!

Love your island–especially the people! By the way, we had an opportunity to welcome some Israelis to Puerto Rico last evening! We were on a private boat tour when we saw a boat sporting an Israeli flag drop anchor! “Captain Ivan,” our skipper, said the boat had just arrived from Israel! So, Bill and I yelled: “SHALOM! SHALOM ALEICHEM!” The Israelis looked so weary, but seemed encouraged as we all waved and shouted together. It is so nice to feel welcome.

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Israeli boat