Abundance of Rain and Tragedy

27 04 2018
Flood in Israel April 26-2018

A general view of flooded water running through a valley blocking the main road along the Dead Sea, near the desert fortress of Masada, following heavy rainfall on April 25, 2018. (AFP Photo/Menahem Kahana)

This week’s flooding rain and hail in Israel was a mixed blessing. It was an answer to prayer for God’s favor (which is often characterized as rain). Yet this time there were 15 deaths from the flooding. The worst incident was ten teenagers on a desert hike on Thursday, with a pre-military program. They were all 18 years old. Two leaders of the trip have been arrested. Nine were girls and one boy died. Israel is in mourning. The other deaths were a Bedouin teen and a Palestinian woman on Wednesday and two young Palestinian children in Hebron, aged 9 & 10 on Friday. We need to pray for all the families. Pray.

However, for so much rain to fall at the end of April is a sign that maybe the five year drought may be ending. We will continue to pray for rain and perhaps include a prayer for safety as well. Here are some of the reports for your interest.


Two killed in flash floods as storm, hail batter Israel – The Times of Israel

Floods cause Jerusalem security fence to collapse – Israel National News

Floods kill two children in Hevron – Israel National News

‘An energetic girl full of life and joy’ – Israel National News

Even in this time of glorious celebration of Israel’s 70th year as a modern nation, they are faced with a tragic time of mourning. Our hearts break for them. I pray that they will experience the comfort of the Holy Spirit and place their trust in the Messiah of Israel. Many hearts are open in Israel as you could see in my previous blog video (below). Yehovah God is still with us even in times of terrible loss. Most of the world this week is abuzz with North Korea and Iran and other news. But Israel has taken a body blow this week.

More than ever today, I ask that you join me to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for rain, but including protection from all kinds of the floods of life.

“Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from Yehovah’s hand double for all her sins.” The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of Yehovah; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; The glory of Yehovah shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of Yehovah has spoken.” Isaiah 40:1-5

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)

(Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, here is a link to my book which explains it in detail, The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)



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2 05 2018
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