Yes Virginia, It Snows in Jerusalem

20 02 2021

Snow rejoicing

Israel Snow Part 2: So many people think of Israel as a desert, but this week they enjoyed a beautiful snowfall. From two feet on Mt. Hermon, to several inches in Jerusalem, Israelis rejoiced and played in the snow. It was a welcome break from the virus lockdowns, which are finally being lifted. Here is a link to some great snow pictures from this week. There was also abundant rain and another rise in the level of the Sea of Galilee. (Previous post: Snow in Israel?)

Yehovah gave specific instructions for us in the 21st Century to pray for rain. That is why I always include it as I close my posts. Zechariah 10 is a powerful declaration of His Plan to restore and save Israel and Judah! Here is the Biblical command:

“Ask Yehovah for rain In the time of the latter rain. Yehovah will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone.”  Zechariah 10:1

The context of this verse is amazing. When you read the rest of the chapter, you will find at least 12 references to saving them and “bringing them back” from having been scattered among the nations. We are living in the historic prophetic fulfillment of the great restoration of Israel! Here is a list of the promises:

  1. Save them, bring back, have mercy, and heal them. v. 6
  2. Gather them, redeem them, and they shall increase. v. 8
  3. They shall return. v. 9
  4. Bring them back, gather them, and bring them in. v. 10
  5. Strengthen them. v. 12

“So I will strengthen them in Yehovah, and they shall walk up and down in His name,” Says Yehovah. Zechariah 10:12

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.
Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists                            (Read more)




Snow in Israel?

23 01 2021

snow in Israel 2

Most people think of Israel as a desert, but Israel has a complete variety of climates. Mt. Hermon is nearly 10,000 feet tall. This week several more inches of snow fell at the Mt. Hermon Ski area in the north part of Israel. There are now 27 inches on the upper slopes. The temperature at the peak of the ski lifts in 24F and 30F at the base. I should admit that they call that “extreme cold.” Okay, I never said Israel has Arctic weather. Occasionally there is even snow in Jerusalem. We were there in February 2015 when they had 10 inches in Jerusalem. But we were in balmy Tel Aviv (45 minutes away) at 60F. Unfortunately, the ski area is closed this week because of the pandemic, but here are some pics.

The Galilee area is almost always warm with date palms and bananas, beautiful green hillsides, and lots of flowers. The lake is nearly 700 feet below sea level. Then, if you travel south to the Dead Sea you will find yourself almost 1,400 feet below sea level in extreme dry conditions and very hot in the summer. The salt content is about ten times normal sea water. No wonder you can float and read a magazine.

The Bible talks about snow directly and indirectly. There are 23 verses with the word “snow.” It directly refers to times of snow, and God asks Job if he has entered the “treasuries” of the snow. But, the other use is comparison, where something is white like snow as with leprosy. But the best comparison is found in Isaiah.

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says Yehovah, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18

Here is the link to all 23 verses in the Bible that mention snow. The forecast is for snow across the U.S. this week, so it is a good time see what the Lord says about snow. Enjoy!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain and even some more snow!

Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists                     (Read more)





Rain and Snow is Falling in Israel!

26 01 2018
Israel Snow in Jerusalem

Snow in Jerusalem

Israel rain flooding

A jeep submerged in Chilazon Stream (Photo: Adi Segal)

Israel is enjoying several days of heavy rain and snow this weekend. We thank and praise Yehovah God for this blessing after four years of serious drought. The Sea of Galilee was at its lowest recorded point. But the total rain this weekend may exceed eleven or twelve inches! Pray that the flooding caused by this rain will not cost lives. There is also snow falling on Mt Hermon.

Friday will see rain, thunderstorms, hail, and strong winds in Israel’s north and center. There may be flooding along the coastline. Snow will fall on Mount Hermon, and there may be snow on the tops of northern and central mountains.

During the afternoon, the rain will spread to the northern Negev, and there may be flooding near the Dead Sea and in the Judean Desert. 

Israeli farmers breathe a sigh of relief – Winter is here to stay: Thunderstorms, rain, and hail expected to remain over weekend. After two days of rain and stormy weather,farmers in northern Israel are beginning to breathe a sigh of relief. Israel National News

Ask Yehovah for rain 
In the time of the latter rain.
Yehovah will make flashing clouds;
He will give them showers of rain,
Grass in the field for everyone. Zechariah 10:1

Be glad then, you children of Zion,
And rejoice in Yehovah your God;
For He has given you the former rain faithfully,
And He will cause the rain to come down for you—
The former rain, and the latter rain. Joel 2:23

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.first month. James 5:7

Keep praying, much more is needed to fill up the Sea of Galilee.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)








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