My Rewarder


With My great power
I have reigned

and will also
judge the earth

rewarding My saints
and prophets

proclaiming My name
and worth.

Jesus establishes my reward.

“We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty,
The One who is and who was and who is to come,
Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.
. . .And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints,
And those who fear Your name, small and great . . .” Revelation 11:17,18 NKJV

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Who Am I?



” . . .Who do men say that I am? ”  Mark 8:27 NKJV

“And they answered, ‘John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.’ ”  Mark 8:28  NKJV

“He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ ”  Mark 8:29

It’s good for me to listen and read who others say He is.

Thank You, Lord, that I can also know who You are for myself.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

You do
all things well

and are here
for everyone

being who we need
at any given moment

Healer, Savior, Friend
and Christ the Son.

God bless you as He reveals Himself to you today!

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By The Word Of The Lord

“And he said, I cannot return with you nor go in with you; neither can I eat bread nor drink water with you in this place. For I have been told by the word of the Lord, ‘You shall not eat bread nor drink water there, nor return by going the way you came.'”  1 Kings 13:17

“He said to him, ‘I too am a prophet as you are, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the Lord, saying, “Bring him back with you to your house, that he may eat bread and drink water.'”  But he lied to him.”  1 Kings 13:18

Otherwise good and godly people can ask us to do things that just aren’t right for us.

Lord, I pray to want for others what You want for them and have asked them to do.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

What You Want

Lord, if I detain
someone for me
when they are on
a mission for You

please quicken my heart
to let them go
to do what You
want them to.

Jesus Fulfills

“Then He said to them, ‘These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me’.” Luke 24:44

It’s always been about Jesus and it always will be.

Thank You, Jesus, for fulfilling all our desires and being our all in all. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Concerning Jesus

All throughout the Bible
You are spoken of

Yahweh, Prince of Peace
Jehovah, God of Love.

You were there in the beginning
before the earth was made

knowing everything that would happen
how much we would need saved.

This will be the last post from Luke. I tried to make it last through Easter . . .but just couldn’t. ha! So tomorrow I’m moving back to the Old Testament , Deuteronomy, and we’ll see what God has for us from there. Thank you so much for joining me and helping me! I appreciate all of you so much!

Inside Israel – Back On Line

Hello and God bless you for joining me today for a look inside Israel. J, a Jewish believer in Jesus, living in Jerusalem, sends us a thankful e-mail and shares about her Yeshua, her life in His care, and her and His nation, Israel. Thank you so much for caring, reading and praying! And now here’s J . . .

I am not sure how to begin this email. It has been so long since I wrote, but daily I have wanted to.
I will begin the best way possible. I greet you, lovingly, in The precious Name of Yeshua h’Meshiach.
May HE be blessed, and may we, as His body, be blessed and encouraged in one another. I have needed
encouragement during this time and HE and His body is where it comes from!

While events in our region, and our own lives, swirl around us at a fierce pace, I have been given so much
opportunity to prove that Yeshua, Jesus, truly IS able to keep our hearts and minds at perfect peace. He is
just so perfectly faithful! That does NOT mean that ‘the path’ has been ‘easy’, nor does it mean that I have
always felt that peace and soundness, because I haven’t, but, I am learning to return to that place of peace more
quickly and more steadily…to forget that which is behind and to press on to HIS calling… (loosely from Phil 3)

Tomorrow will be a month since my husband’s heart attack and we understand more now then we did at the beginning.
It was a serious heart attack and there was a lot of damage done to the heart. We saw his cardiologist for the first time
this past week and he did a second eko cardiogram, which was only slightly improved, however my husband is feeling well
and was able to return to work yesterday, and begin driving today. This is now FOUR months that his shop has been closed
(3 months following the broken hip and now another) and he was really looking forward to returning. He is now going to
heart rehabilitation 4 mornings per week and enjoying it, but who wouldn’t…a state of the art gym with paid for, mostly,
by the health fund; a real blessing! He was encouraged to take some additional therapy that is not covered and it was
explained to us that it is well worth it because of his age (relatively young, nice to hear!), his very good overall
physical condition and the seriousness of the damage, it is worth it to maximize his recovery. He is to take physical
therapy for a year…as well as a PILE of medications.

Thank you all SO much for your prayers!

I have just finished reading the books of Jeremiah and Luke, and am now in Ezekiel and John and I am daily breathless to
see how the scriptures speak to my daily life and the events in our region and the world. My husband and I took our first
drive today into the hills surrounding Jerusalem and sat on a lovely quiet mountain top overlooking the city. When we first
moved here we had often come to this area which are dotted with natural springs that had been enclosed for purposes of
both drinking water and either mikvas (ritual Jewish cleansing sites) or baptismal sites in ancient times. There was a sign
near them reading ‘Danger, deep water, danger of drowning’…however they were all dry as a bone. The continuing drought
here is a major concern following yet another very dry winter…is this the 7th or 8th already? The price of water (we pay for
water to the house) has gone up dramatically, but, we all know, that only affects the poor…to the wealthy it is not a problem.
I listen to the prophets and lift my heart in prayer. ‘Open my ears, Lord.’ That has been a major concern to me through this
time of upheaval here…no…not water…but the opening of my ears. ‘HOW TO PRAY into all of this??’ Oh yes, I pray and I do
get all of the prayer letters that tell us what we should be praying, and how we should be praying, but my spirit does not bare
witness that I have yet found God’s Heart in the matter! So I pray for salvation of those in the midst of rebellions…on both
sides…KNOWING that, of course this is His will, His general will…but…there is a discomfort in my heart that I am still NOT
hearing concern…and I pray for things brought up by my brothers and sisters here and around the world…but…Lord? I have
read letters telling of wonderful miracles in the midst…some I believe and some I feel, sadly, are not truthful. And I speak to
the people around me about the Words of The Lord through the prophets (you know…my bus goes down ‘Prophet’s street’, but
what good is a name if we do not listen?) and some listen and some don’t…

By now I think that many other countries around the world are beginning to understand that the problem is that there just are
no groups prepared to step in and govern, so a vacuum is left when the ruler is overthrown…and into that vacuum your choice
is tribal leaders, intellectuals, Islamics. It is way too big for me, and God knows. We watch as country after country is destabilized
in the name of ‘democracy’…which is an alien idea here…one alien to the cultures that go back to the beginning of time, and one
that may not be able to be learned and applied ‘overnight’. Yes…’change’ has become a sacred word as all that truly IS ‘Sacred’ is
scoffed at. “The Lord is good and a stronghold in the day of trouble…and He knows all those who put their trust in Him.”

It is time for me to get ready to go to our fellowship, so I will close this first email in weeks. Our new Grandson, Asher, is a
blessing and a joy! Thank you for continuing to pray for our daughter to be emotionally healthy and not to experience a repeat
of the severe post postpartum depression that she did last time. Actually…THANK YOU for keeping our whole family in prayer!

And thank you for not forgetting me (us). I do not forget you. I am awfully tired…even weary, but I am safe in Him!
Lovingly, your sis

ani b’derek

Oh That All

“Then Moses said to him, ‘Are you zealous for my sake? Oh that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them.’ ” Numbers 11:29

Two men stayed behind while the rest of the elders went with Moses to receive a portion of God’s Spirit. When the slackers received God’s Spirit too, some in the camp weren’t happy about it.

Lord, may I rejoice in whoever receives You, wherever they are. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Good Now and Good Later

Some start to
believe and follow
from a young point
in their lives.
Others fall hard
on the road
blinded like Paul
with Christ.

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