Truth in Palmyra

By Wally Fry



God Will Deliver His Flock

Ezekiel 34_12

Ezekiel 34:7-12

In A.D 70 the Roman armies overran and destroyed the city of Jerusalem, and the Jewish people were scattered throughout the world and were for some 1900 years. This prophecy addressed a real, physical scattering of God’s chosen. The fulfillment of this prophecy therefore had to include a real, physical gathering together again of God’s chosen. On May 14, 1948 a huge piece of many prophecies concerning the gathering of God’s chosen people was fulfilled when the nation of Israel was once again in existence on this Earth.

What does this mean to us today? It means, simply, that God’s promises never fail. While it may seem sometime as if God has forgotten us today, this is simply not true. The Jewish people waited almost 1900 hundred years for God to gather them back to The Promised land. During this time they endured affliction and persecution on a scale we will likely never see. The efforts to eradicate them have been relentless. In fact, the nation of Israel happened at the end of the greatest of them all, The Holocaust, in which some 6 million of God’s chosen people were murdered.

Friends, God never forgot those who were scattered in 70 A.D, and He will not forget you either. No matter what Satan and the world hurl at you, God has promised a better, glorious future for all who believe. Have heart, and believe that He is planning that for you also!

Day One, Or is it Day 2?

Well, it’s been awhile since I have traveled to foreign lands, and I had forgotten how odd it can be! We left Arkansas on Tuesday morning and now its suddenly Thursday morning! Actually, as this picture was taken, it was 230 in the morning Israel time. We were both wp-1488420459091.jpgwide awake , ready to get something done. I suspect later in the day, we will both be ready to fall asleep. That is the nature of jet lag!

We are excited to begin the “official” tour today, and have a event packed 10 days coming up. So far the most exciting thing has occurred in the Little Rock Airport, when my laptop kept alarming, so I was selected for additional very “thorough” screening. Did I say very thorough? Only a proctologist would be more thorough than that TSA guy. Just saying.

So, here we are day two, or one, or something. I suppose it doesn’t really matter.

Supper was really good last night here at the Leonardo Plaza Hotel in Netanya. Netanya is more or less a suburb of Tel Aviv, so by all intents and purposes we are in Tel Aviv. That was an interesting trip into the city. Apparently the population of Tel Aviv is about a half million, but well over a million actually work in the city. There was LOTS of traffic.

Back to supper! It was very good overall. It was a buffet just full of various Middle Eastern and Israeli foods. Lot’s of chicken, which is always a winning proposition. The salad bar was truly outstanding! I will have more detail on the food as I learn what some of the food items actually are!

We have our first full day today, led by our Driver Awad, and our guide Moshe. Moshe(Moses) has already assured us that we won’t wander the desert for the duration of our trip. On our agenda for today(This was copied right off the Facebook page of our Tour Leader, Brother Neal Clark):

Well today we began our Tour of the Promise Land, we plan to Visit Caesarea By The Sea, The Ancient Water Aqueducts,The Mediterranean Sea ,then on to Mt Carmel Where Elijah killed the prophet of Baal, The River Kishon ,Visit The Valley of Megiddo,Solomon’ Stables, We are planning to a Falefal for Lunch today ,then on to Nazareth, The Beautiful Jezreel Valley, The Brow of the Hill, Cana of Galilee ,Horns of Hetton , we Continue on our journey through the Mountains of Galilee to our Hotel on the Banks of the Beautiful Sea of Galilee at Tiberius for Dinner & Over Night !!

That’s all for now, dear readers. As I wake up randomly in the middle of the night, I am sure there will be more!





Happy Are the Peacemakers

It’s Monday night and time for another installment of this great study from Don at My Heart is for Israel on the Sermon on the Mount. I have, as usual, left comment open here, especially if anyone wants to argue 🙂

But please head over and see Don and let him know what  you think of his work. These studies are also available in PDF format if any one wants to save them for future reference.


In my last post, we began looked at the how happy are those who are pure in heart.  In this post, we will explore the seventh Beatitude regarding the peacemakers.

“How blessed are those who make peace! for they will be called sons of God.”  ~ Matthew 5:9

Verse 9 teaches us about becoming bridge builders.  It also implies that, “we have to make peace with ourselves before we become peace makers with others.”  Once again, Yeshua takes this lesson from the Tanakh.  Isaiah 54:13 says, “All your children will be taught by Adonai; your children will have great peace.”

In Romans 12:18, Rabbi Sha’ul exhorts us to “live in peace with all people.”   He goes on to say to the Ephesians, “always be humble, gentle and patient, bearing with one another in love, and making every effort to preserve the unity the Spirit gives through the binding power of shalom” ~ Ephesians 4:1-3.

The Jewish people were looking for a peacemaker.  They were longing for the Messiah to lead them in war, to conquer all the Gentiles, and to rule the world in peace.  Peace is more than a passive existence; it’s a very positive state of good.  A peacemaker is more than one who stops quarrels; he brings good into other people’s lives.

A peacemaker might become involved in great conflicts.  As long as the forces of evil prevail, there is no way to have peace except by destroying evil.  Real peace can never be found in a compromise with evil.  There can never be a peaceful coexistence with sin (1 Corinthians 5:7; Isaiah 57:20, 48:22).  [I’m so tempted to make a political statement at this point, but that is not the purpose of this blog.]  Peacemakers bring others to God.  Man’s basic problem is that he has to be reconciled unto God.

Helping bring peace where there is tension, conflict and strife brings about a healthy sense of satisfaction, self-esteem and self-worth.

Let’s take a closer look at the meaning of this verse……read the rest of the post on My Heart Is For Israel

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