David Soakell’s weekly news report from Israel

Watching Over Zion - 9th March 2017

The Word:  Now Esther spoke again to the king, fell down at his feet, and implored him with tears to counteract the evil of Haman the Agagite, and the scheme which he had devised against the Jews. And the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose and stood before the king, and said, "If it pleases the king, and if I have found favour in his sight... let it be written to revoke the letters devised by Haman...

Watching Over Zion - 9th February 2017

Please note: Until further notice, these reports will only be every other week.

 

The Word:  If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, and the Lord will reward you… Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls. (Proverbs 25:21,22 & 28)

Watching Over Zion - 18th January 2017

The Word:  So they answered the Angel of the Lord, who stood among the myrtle trees, and said, “We have walked to and fro throughout the earth, and behold, all the earth is resting quietly.” Then the Angel of the Lord answered and said, “O Lord of hosts, how long will You not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah…  So the angel who spoke with me said to me, “Proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “I am zealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with great zeal.  I am exceedingly angry with the nations at ease; For I was a little angry, An

Watching Over Zion - 5th January 2017

The Word:  Pointless! Pointless! — says Kohelet — Utterly meaningless! Nothing matters!  What does a person gain from all his labour at which he toils under the sun?  Generations come, generations go, but the earth remains forever…  Everything is wearisome, more than one can express; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, the ear not filled up with hearing.  What has been is what will be, what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1: 2-4, 8 &9 CJB)

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