On Monday I had three emails referring to Israel from readers, one of whom is a personal friend. It was mid-morning when I got online and, unusually, did things back-to-front. I didn’t boot up my browser but instead hit email button first. Normally it’s the other way around and start-up browser tabs slow down their full online display, which hinders email program from connecting and downloading mail.
The ‘God-incidental’ and noteworthy relevance of this will, I trust, will become plain.
Although appreciative of this modern state’s role in the Almighty’s plans and purposes, only very rarely do I communicate outside this blog about Israel, but I keep abreast of top-level news about the nation via the internet.
Therefore, I offer a brief resume of those emails for readers’ discernment, especially in the light of the vision Veronika West reported on the Israel’s, Britain’s and the USA’s inter-linked destinies wherein she states,
“…Suddenly, I found myself aware once again of my natural surroundings and I began to pray as the Spirit led me to pray for the three Nations I was shown. The Spirit of Revelation quieted my Spirit as I began to meditate on everything I was shown. I believe and submit that the three Nations I was shown have a UNIQUE AND DIVINE CONNECTION IN THIS HOUR AND THAT THE DESTINIES OF THESE THREE NATIONS ARE INTRINSICALLY INTERWOVEN WITH ONE ANOTHER…”
‘Susan’ forwarded news from a 3-day prayer-and-fast convened by Dovetail Shalom Ministries in the last week of November and, in view of my earlier reference to Genesis 12, this extract is noteworthy on the state of our nation (emphases mine):
‘…We had imagined that the Brexit would have been completed by October 31st, but the Lord knew that another prayer push would be needed, and He showed us a big block to Brexit being accomplished. We prepared everyone for deep repentance on day 2 at 2pm, concerning our shameful treatment of Israel in the Yom Kippur war. We all understood how we had completely treated Israel’s sovereignty as of no account, and the Gen 12 curse took effect in Britain, and we soon lost our own (sovereignty) through the EU.
‘As Brexit is a matter of the restoration of British sovereignty, it was clear this issue had to be dealt with before God. He showed us that actually it is His land, and the only place on earth He has chosen to dwell, which we also failed to honour, and that Matthew 25 was relevant here: whatever we do (or don’t do) to His brethren, it is as though it was done (or not done) to God Himself. Extremely serious! It was easy to humble ourselves as we all felt the weight of it. Many around the nation joined us at the time, and we knew that the Lord had heard us, and received our confession. ‘S’ from Tel Aviv was among our guests, and she released forgiveness on behalf of the Jewish people. There were around 150 intercessors present, but hundreds more around the world..’
Upon being strongly nudged to get my email up and running first on my desktop, I noted at the top one sent just minutes earlier from ‘Julie’ headed, ‘Is this something for our nation of significance?’ It refers to the sonic boom heard the previous day (Sunday).
Being drowsily awake at the time I thought the two sharp bangs came from our nearby army training ground where a night-time exercise may be under way. However, I later read a very brief report on the event and wondered if the RAF jets had intercepted a Russian military plane, as on previous occasions, as the pilot was incommunicado.
Therefore, I took keen notice of Julie’s remarks:
“I have some thoughts that I’ve mulled on this morning and want to pass them along for you, and those who move in the ministry to consider, and share if they have relevance. I will just lay out what I have so far.
“Sunday morning people awoke to sonic boom over eastern uk. It was in the news. I felt compelled to look at what newspaper reported – and dissect.
So, plane leaves Tel Aviv; captain is Steven Giorgiono. Tel Aviv = spring mound source. Steven = a crowned garland and Giorgio = river Jordan flowing down.
[RB: Wikipedia – Tel Aviv was built on sand dunes north of Jaffa and was envisaged to become a city. ‘The name chosen in 1910 from several suggestions…It was found fitting as it embraced the idea of a renaissance in the ancient Jewish homeland. Aviv is Hebrew for “spring”, symbolizing renewal, and tel is a man-made mound accumulating layers of civilization built one over the other and symbolizing the ancient..’]
“This plane flies across Europe and at 4:20 am uk, two planes from Lincolnshire (and near Boston) scramble to intercept it and sonic boom is radiated across eastern uk.
“So thoughts here are. Number 2 significant on relationships two planes, time 4:20 = 4 = wisdom; 2 = relationship; 0 = spiritual
“The commanders name at RAF base is Mark Flewin: Mark = a hammer coming down and Flewin = Glory flow.
“Looking at Boston; it was at one stage really important trading point as was Jaffa in Israel and apparently New Hampshire, USA (sic – Boston is Massachusetts) was too.
“I’m not sure how to take this really I do think it’s important. I’ve asked Holy Spirit to lead me but this is so far all really got. It could be it’s about brexit, but I think it’s far deeper, about this being a significant time for our nation spiritually, and how we treat Israel.
Obviously my other thoughts were it was first day of advent when we remember Christ’s first coming and more significantly his imminent return.”
RB Note: According to Monday’s Daily Telegraph the pilot told the BBC that problems developed “whilst flying across Germany en-route to the USA…It took us 10 minutes to realise the radio wasn’t working and then about 10 minutes to resolve the problem.” He said the RAF Typhoons stayed with the airliner for 5 minutes before leaving.
REFUTING RABBINIC OBJECTIONS…
The third email is from ‘Ann’ headed ‘Eitan Bar: One for Israel’ and asking,
“I was just wondering if you are familiar with this man who is a young Jewish Christian and an academic. He has recently written an interesting book, ’Refuting Rabbinic objections to Christianity & Messianic Prophecies’…I found it really, really interesting!
Digging around I find Eitan is ONE FOR ISRAEL’S director of media and evangelism – and was born in Tel Aviv! The 3rd time the city is mentioned, connecting these emails!
Am so surprised to be able to continue in next post >>