Lovers Of What Is Good


Let us be hospitable

lovers of what
is good

just and holy

holding fast
the faithful word.


I can be a lover of good things, for You are with me .


“For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,”

“but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just,holy, self-controlled,”

“holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught . . .”

Titus 1:7,8,9. NKJV

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Be Ready


Preach the word
in season and out

convince, rebuke

for the time will come
when sound doctrine won’t be heard

so be watchful and fulfill
your work.


I can preach the word for You are with me.


“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears they will heap up for themselves teachers;”

“and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

“But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

2 Timothy 4:2,3,4,5 NKJV

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The word works
wonders in us

as we remember
who it’s from

not simply those
who speak it

but truly the Lord


You are with me and Your word works effectively in me.


“For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.”

1Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV

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Teaching And Preaching


I will teach
and preach to you

the wonderful
word of God

in ways you can
believe, receive –

new wineskins of
My love.

You establish Your word to me.

“Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then He went out again by the sea, and all the multitude came to Him, and He taught them. ‘And no one puts new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins.’ ” Mark 2:2,13,22

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With You


I am with you
to deliver you

don’t be afraid
of what you face

for I have known you
before you were born

and My word in you
I’ve placed.

You establish my deliverance.

“‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you,’ says the LORD. Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: ‘Behold I have put My words in your mouth.’ ” Jeremiah 1:5,7,8,9 NKJV

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In The Beginning

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”  John 1:1-5   NKJV

Always-always He was and always-always He will be.

Thank You, Lord, for being our life and light and loving us from the very start.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

All things were made
through Him

and without Him
nothing was made

for He’s the life
and light of man

that shines in the darkness
and does not fade.

God bless you as He lights up your life today!

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Inside Israel – Nov. 21st letter



Hi and welcome to a look inside Israel today, thanks to our sis in Him in Jerusalem!  I still have a few communications of hers from when Operation Pillar and Cloud was happening, and this is one of them. God bless you and thank you for praying for Israel and J!   Now, here’s J . . .

‘IMMEDIATELY!’  I love that word.  In Hebrew it is ‘me‘ad’.
 When I was a young believer I had almost every prayer answered ‘immediately’. One day Pastor Hill said ‘It is in the distance between the prayer…and the answer to that prayer…that saints are made.’  I looked around me at some people who had been waiting for YEARS for specific answers…and indeed…the word ‘saint’ was a good description of their character.  As I ‘matured’ (please God!) I found that I too was told more often then not to ‘wait’. The ‘immediate’ answers came less and less and I ‘stood’ more and more. 
TODAY I had an IMMEDIATE answer to prayer and it deeply encouraged me as the nature and intensity of this war was ratcheted up.
I was at work when my boss’ daughter called her dad ‘Abba! Pagua b’tel aviv!’ – ‘Dad! There was a bombing in Tel Aviv!’ That is where she lives and attends school.  I switched my computer to ynet and it was already being reported: The first bus bombing in a long time. Ten injured was being reported…then 17…finally 21.  Three are in severe to moderate condition.  There were quite a number of injuries on our side as well yesterday…and two killed: a young soldier and a Bedouin.
You might remember that I rode the bus daily during the last intifada with buses blowing up sometimes in front of me.  I learned to trust The Lord to lead and prayed before each journey, and stayed alert.  But I understood today that it left a ‘mark’ that I hadn’t known was there. 
I had to leave work a couple of hours later and my stomach was in a knot. Everyone around me was nervous but I am usually the calming effect.  But everyone knows that Jerusalem is ‘the prize’…and that it is just a matter of time before they begin here again.  I walked to the bus stop praying…but nervous.  I did not want to ride the rail.  (remember I ride first the bus and then the rail home) I also had to stop at the shuk on the way home.  I felt fear rise.  I prayed for guidance…for Him to lead me.  I felt to go to the right up a different street and obeyed.  ‘Was that Him or just my own flesh? Can I hear Him? What if I am only hearing myself…or worse…a DIFFERENT spirit…’ Fear gripped my heart and I knew it.  I needed now to walk up to the shuk and as I looked up the road I didn’t want to go.  I began to pray and out of my mouth (yes, out loud) came the words ‘Lord, I really NEED to see another believer.  Please have another believer cross my path?’  Now, I have to tell you…this almost never happens.  I think I WRITE about every time that it does!  The prayer was not 2 seconds out of my mouth (I am not exaggerating) when I looked into the window of the bakery along side of me, and there was a sister from another fellowship whom I have not seen in YEARS!  I ran into the bakery and threw my arms around her (scaring her to death I’m afraid!) and said (in Hebrew) ‘SISTER!  YOU ARE AN ANSWER TO PRAYER!!’ and I relayed the story to her.  ‘Sis, you are in the right place…and now I know that I am too.’ 
I walked to the shuk with the confidence that I AM my Beloved’s and He IS mine! 
I hope that you are keeping up with the news and with the commentary of believers who are called to translate the seasons with His anointing.  There is no doubt that this conflict is in great danger of becoming far far greater and spilling over many borders.  I speak to those who KNOW THE WORD, and to myself, who also seeks to know The Word and love the Truth…KNOW THE WORD AND HIM WHO IS THE WORD THAT WE MAY NOT BE DECEIVED IN THESE DAYS…AND THAT HAVING DONE ALL…TO STAND.  May we stand for HIS glory!
I wish ALL of my American sisters and brothers a joyous THANKSGIVING FILLED WITH THANKFULNESS TO HIM FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!  I am thankful for you.  Your sis hidden in Him in Jerusalem
ani b’derek
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Affliction and Joy

“And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe.”  1 Thessalonians 1:6-7

Affliction and joy wouldn’t seem to go together.

Lord, thank You for doing what doesn’t make sense and wouldn’t be possible but for the power of Your Word.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Life Skills


He comes to us
in our affliction

bringing life
to what was death

giving joy
by His Spirit

increasing faith
with every breath.

No Blotting

“And the Lord did not say that He would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven, but He saved them by the hand of Jeroboam, the son of Joash.”  2 Kings 14:27

I was saddened to hear that people believe in Replacement Theology.

Lord, thank You for Israel and all that You have done and are yet to do through her.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

But He Saves Them

Israel is My first born
the apple of My eye

I would never blot her out
and here’s the reasons why –

through her has come My promises
through her has come My Word

through her I will come again
remember what you’ve heard.

Prepare Your Hearts

“Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, ‘If you return to the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and the Astoreths from among you, and prepare your hearts for the Lord, and serve Him only; and He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines’.” 1 Samuel 7:3

We prepare for tests, prepare dinner, and prepare ourselves (somewhat) before heading out the door.

Lord, help us to prepare our hearts for You, putting aside anything contrary to Your Word, so we can serve You only. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Nothing But Worship

Be careful what your heart beholds
and longs to hang onto
causing it to serve
other gods, not Me.

Look strong and sure at My Word
and let it purify you
leaving you with nothing
but worship, for Me.

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