The Lord has blessed me with a passion for Israel and the Jewish people. This has resulted in me going to Israel on four occasions. First as a tourist with Prayer for Israel, then later as a volunteer for two months in 2002, where I helped shift a ministry to a new location, with a new vision. During this time meeting and mixing with believers from many countries, this little glimpse showed the faithfulness of God in re-gathering his people to Israel, from around the world.
Perhaps the greatest fulfilment in my life as a believer has been to help fulfil Jeremiah 16:16, where God will send fishermen to regather His people. I was a volunteer under the umbrella of Ebenezer Operation Exodus. Part of our work with Ebenezer was to continue to build and strengthen our relationship with the Jewish agency.
In 1986 we purchased the property where we now live. We built a new home on the property in 2009. As the years have progressed I am becoming more certain that we are living in the end times. As such, along with the new home we rely on our own electrical generation and hot water. Our only cost is in purchasing 4-5 9kg bottles of gas per year. With our own garden and fruit trees and firewood, we are close to being self-sufficient. We can only be sufficient up to a point, ultimately we continue to rely on the Lord’s provision. I believe that we can help ourselves to a certain level. In my case He has blessed me with the land, the energy and the will to accomplish these things.
The day maybe very near when we will be no longer able to buy or sell, we need to prepare for such a time. Or are we to sit on our hands and believe that God will provide manna as He did for the Israelites in the desert? I have received 14 one hour DVD’s that give a perspective of the times that are ahead. This I believe is an opportunity to seriously explore the times that we find ourselves in. Be encouraged to come on this journey with an open mind.