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16 Av – A Reflection Of His Character

The Bible tells us that, after Moses had returned from speaking to the Lord on Mt. Sinai, the glory of God was reflected upon Moses’ face (Exodus 34:35). The radiance was so brilliant that a veil had to be placed over his face. It’s important to underscore the...

15 Av – Dwelling Among Our Enemies

According to tradition, it was on this day that the last of the Exodus generation - those who were barred from entering Canaan - died in the wilderness. These are the people who refused to enter the land of Canaan at the time God had appointed and, according to Moses,...

14 Av – Seek And You Will Find

It was on this day, in the year 636, that Arab armies wrested control of the Holy Land from the Byzantines. It’s interesting that all three monotheistic religions have lost control of the Holy Land in the Hebrew month called Av. Judaism lost control on the 9th of Av....

13 Av – Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

If you’re like me, the troubling news in this present world leads you to conclude that we are in the midst of great spiritual darkness. There is a darkness descending upon the earth, so dense, that can almost be felt. There is no doubt that we are living in perilous...

12 Av – Breaking Down the Walls of Division

It was on this day, in 1263, that a famous discussion occurred between the noted Rabbi Maimonides and a Jew who had converted to Christianity by the name of Pablo Christiani. Christiani had taken it upon himself to challenge Judaism and its views on writings other...

11 Aviv – Fight For The Promise

It was on this day, in 1948, that Arab forces blew up a pumping station that supplied water to the city of Jerusalem. This occurred just months after the state of Israel had become a reality. By cutting off Jerusalem’s water supply, the enemies of Israel tried to...

10 Av – The Sons of Issachar

According to tradition, it was on this day that the son of Jacob, Issachar, was born. One of the most notable verses about Issachar and the sons of Issachar is found in 1 Chronicles 12: “And of the children of Issachar which were men that had understanding of the...

9 Av – We Are Well Able

It was on this day that the scouts returned with their evil report. Ten of twelve notable men were convinced that the conquest of Canaan was impossible; only Joshua and Caleb were ready to go into the land. Upon hearing the report, the Exodus generation, responded...

Ministry Update 8/09/19

Ministry Update from Bill  Shalom everyone. I trust that everyone is doing well and pray that your week has been peaceful and prosperous. As for us, its been another busy and event-filled time. I wanted to take a few moments and let you know what’s going on with...

8 Av – Brother Against Brother

It was on this day in the year 66 that civil war broke out in Jerusalem between activists and the so-called “Peace Party” - those who wanted to sue for peace with the Romans - demonstrating that, when judgment comes, it isn’t necessarily administered by an external...

7 Av – When the House is Empty

It was on this day, in 586 B.C., that Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, occupied Solomon’s Temple. As we’ve stated in previous installments, Nebuchadnezzar and Babylon epitomize everything that God’s people are to avoid and resist. Babylon manifests everything we are...

6 Av – Head East, Young Man (and Old Man, Too)!

Horace Greeley, writing for the New York Tribune, once told his readers: “Go West, young man. Go West and grow up with the country.” At that time the country was, indeed, growing and expanding westward with the belief that it was mandated by heaven. The history books...

5 Av – Piece By Piece

It was on this day, in 1970, that one of many cease fires that have occurred during the many wars Israel has fought with her enemies went into effect along the Egyptian, Jordanian and Lebanese border. Like many more to follow, this cease fire did not produce a...

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