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Politics 2018: My views… for one week (day 5)

3 Nov

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I love knowing what God thinks.  It’s so liberating when we know what He thinks and begin to ‘track’ with Him.  It empowers us!  No more ambiguity or doubt.  Actually, we were made to walk, talk and partner with God.  And the cool thing is that he wants to train us to recognize His voice (John 10:27) and partner with Him as a “friend with a friend”.  God’s ways are so much better… and they’re so much more fun!

Today, I’m highlighting Lance Wallnau.  He’s a very respected man who is equally comfortable standing before world government officials or preaching in a church.  His insights are cutting edge and his prophetic words are fresh and bold.  I think you’ll especially like the following!

Relevant Lance Wallnau prophecies:

“Donald Trump is a wrecking ball to the spirit of political correctness.” – Oct 2016

“I was given an image of Trump along with the words “45th president of the United States” and a directive to read Isaiah 45 which begins with “Thus saith the Lord to Cyrus whom I have anointed…” Cyrus was a heathen king whom God used to protect the Jews.  God can raise up secular rulers “to protect His interests.”  Specifically, God used Cyrus in three ways: to deal with terror, to restore economic stability and to honor the Jews’ houses of faith.  God will sometimes raise up non-believers and confer on them “common grace” (not the grace of salvation but grace to protect and assist in carrying out a mission) so they can be used by Him.  Past leaders like Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill and FDR are other examples of Cyrus-type leaders.”

Let’s read Isaiah 45… and as we do, let’s replace Cyrus’ name with Trump’s name and see “if the shoe fits” for both men.

1 “This is what the Lord says to his anointed,
to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of
to subdue nations before him
and to strip kings of their armor,
to open doors before him
so that gates will not be shut:
2 I will go before you
and will level the mountains;
I will break down gates of bronze
and cut through bars of iron.
3 I will give you hidden treasures,
riches stored in secret places,
so that you may know that I am the Lord,
the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
4 For the sake of Jacob my servant,
of Israel my chosen,
I summon you by name
and bestow on you a title of honor,
though you do not acknowledge me.
5 I am the Lord, and there is no other;
apart from me there is no God.
I will strengthen you,
though you have not acknowledged me,
6 so that from the rising of the sun
to the place of its setting
people may know there is none besides me.
I am the Lord, and there is no other.
7 I form the light and create darkness,
I bring prosperity and create disaster;
I, the Lord, do all these things.

(Read Ezra 1 for more on King Cyrus)

Did you notice that nowhere in this passage does God say, “I’m picking Cyrus/Trump because he was a Godly man.”  The actual fact is, Cyrus/Trump is a heathen… he “hadn’t acknowledged” God.  But God needed a man to do a specific job… and He can pick whomever He wants.  God says, “I will summon you by name”…. and God’s intention is to use Cyrus/Trump as a ‘wrecking ball’ to “subdue nations”.  God will give him “treasures and riches” so that Cyrus/Trump would know that God is the Lord.

Does any of this sound like the prophecies that we’ve visited over the last 4 days?  And it even explains some of Trump’s foibles, follies and social failures.

But let’s move on.  To confirm Wallnau’s parallel of Cyrus and Trump, you won’t believe what happened in Israel this year!  At the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, several Jewish entities created a ‘temple coin’ to commemorate two foreign leaders who lived about 2500 years apart, but who rose to strongly support Israel… yep, you guessed it – it is Cyrus & Trump.

In their 70th year of captivity in Babylon, King Cyrus authorized and funded the Jews’ return to their land to rebuild Jerusalem and their temple.

On the 70th anniversary of Israel becoming a nation, Trump declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

Can anyone say, AMAZING! 

Back in 2016, when Wallnau gave his comparison of Trump and Cyrus, no one could have guessed that two years later, Israel would mint a ‘coin’ emblazoned with both of their heads.  This is startling confirmation of Wallnau’s word, in my opinion!  Although both were highly unlikely picks, Trump, like Cyrus, is being used by God to bless the Jews.

Wallnau has met with Trump on multiple occasions and in a recent podcast, Wallnau conveys Trump’s warning and entreaty to Christians

Another time Trump speaks to Christian leaders: “Every other ideological group in the country has a voice.  If you don’t mind me saying so, you guys have gotten soft,” Trump said, according to Wallnau.  “People who identify themselves as ‘Christian’ make up probably the single largest constituency in the country, but there is absolutely no unity, no punch … not in political consensus or any other area I can see.” – Trump 2016

In the last few days, we’ve highlighted four clear prophetic voices that heralded the similar content… and were spoken long before the last election, saying that Trump would become America’s president.  And the words came to pass!  In my mind and heart, that clears up any doubt as to whether Trump is our God-appointed president.  I don’t have to love all of his actions and attributes, but at the very least, I MUST NOT oppose him.  Case in point: Saul had murder in his heart to kill David, but David said, “I will not touch the Lord’s anointed.” (I Sam 26:9; Ps 105:15) (I’m not likening Trump to Saul, I am only highlighting the fear of the Lord that governed David’s responses.)

Disclaimer again: I am not vouching for the future claims of any of these prophetic voices!  It’s up to you to determine what you believe.  For me, I must pray for Trump and release Heaven’s angel guardians around him to escort him into the fulfillment of all that is in God’s heart for his presidency.

Tomorrow we’ll talk about how our serious core life-values affect everything else; personal life, societal norms, business decisions, government policies and politics, etc.  When the foundation is flawed, most of the rest of the house will give evidence of that problem in the foundation.  

— MLH

DPM Update – 2018 June – ‘Open Hands’ Israel trip #2

14 Jun

Dear Friends

The adventure continues
We joined Dave & Ann Clark again on this latest installment as Team ‘Open Hands’ stepped onto the land of our mission objective.  It was a great trip!   Walking out this vision has been an exciting adventure because although we had pre-scheduled with some people, many of those appointments led to unexpected meetings later.

Hashgachah Pratit – Hebrew for ‘personal divine guidance’
To our delight, our trips have been highlighted by many Divine connections and appointments.  In fact, as we shared our stories to our Israeli friends, several of them told us this phenomenon is something called, hashgachah pratit (pronounced hosh gah kah prah teet).  It describes a special place of favor that happens when they receive specific personal guidance from God.  And that topic inspired even more exchange. So much fun!

Great fellowship til midnight

Heart-level relationships
While some of our connections could be described as introductory relationship building, others have been surprisingly rewarding on the heart-level.  One late night meal with some of our dear Jewish friends yielded a most rewarding exchange of hearts… it was momentous for all of us.  We found a great deal of freedom sharing about… family, anointing, compassionate care for others, prophesying, tears, etc.  Encouraging ‘word in season’ deposits were made in each other’s lives.  We exclaimed to each other how spiritually refreshing our time was.  True friendships were established and deepened.  Several times on this trip, upon parting ways, people exclaimed, “It’s been like a refreshing breath of spiritual air” and “You’re special people” and “You’re spiritual people”.  No doubt about it, Heaven is delighted.  

Every person we’ve connected with has responded VERY graciously.  We leave deposits of love and care wherever we can.  We trust HaShem (their word for God) will watch over the deposits of ‘life’ from each other… to bring forth His fruit in all of our hearts.

Dignity Clothing warehouse and distribution center

Mission details: Clothing distribution
Earlier this year, Dave & Ann were introduced to a charitable distribution organization called Dignity Clothing.  It was a welcome and powerful ‘God-sign’ for the vision.  Dignity has offered to assume a significant part of the workload (free gratis) in the over-all ‘pipe-line’ between the clothing manufacturer and the people.

We personally presented the samples of clothing from China to the people who will be in charge of their distribution in Israel.  With a few modifications, the samples were approved.  We were impressed as we visited the warehouse that receives the clothes, bar codes each one and distributes them to over 1600 families in Israel.  The components for the ‘pipe-line’ of this vision are falling into place.  Next, we’ll place an order with the clothing manufacturers… and the vision will be in full swing.  

Bambi – midwifery
Our midwife friend Bambi, (you may remember that she is the woman who has personally delivered about 40,000 babies in her life) was instrumental in connecting us to Dignity Clothing.  It was fun to watch her surprise and pleasure as the favor of God gave Open Hands a solid relationship with the executives of Dignity Clothing.  Among other great accolades for Bambi, we’re impressed with her organizational records… including the moneys received from donors and given to people in need.  She has some great stories of the impact of her help.  Here’s one…

Pressing needs – woman with MS
A woman has 12 children, 6 of whom are now married.  Some years ago, she was stricken with MS – she is now paralyzed, deaf, vision impaired and needs help 24/7.  She had a husband who was working in education.  He became sick with cancer last winter and passed away.  They were living in a 3 bedroom apt.  He left a lot of debt.  The family determined that it would be cheaper to move from Jerusalem and live in Modi’in Illit… and one of the married children decided to live with their mother.  They combined two apartments into one by removing walls in order to make room for the combined families.  Bambi’s organization gave them $10,000 for their financial debt and currently supports them $1000 per month to keep up with the bills.  Many more stories as dire as this one have stirred our hearts to come alongside Bambi with financial help.  

Divine appointment with Rabbi Machlis
A friend named Sally told us that we really needed to meet Rabbi Machlis.  We were told that he and his family open their home weekly to anyone who wants to share the Shabbat meals together with them.  Upwards to 100-150 people show up spontaneously.  Different beliefs and faiths are all welcomed.  He invites everyone to speak during the meal… and they’ve been doing this for 30+ years.  Sally’s account of this rabbi resonated deeply with our hearts.  We knew we had to get to know him.  When parting, she gave us a check to give to him.  Then she simply instructed, “Just look for him at The Kotel” (Western Wall).  

Prayers inserted in The Wall as a point of faith

On Shabbat, a few days later, we visited the Kotel.  Our minds were focused on finding our way to the Wall.  But as we entered the prayer area near the Wall, we were asked if we’d like to join a small group to pray about 10-15 feet from the Wall.  We found a place to sit down directly behind a praying rabbi.  As we approached our chairs, this rabbi graciously reached out to shake our hands… and shortly thereafter he found a book in English and gave it to us to follow along with him.  He kept reciting the prayers but occasionally turned around and helped me find the appropriate place in my book.  Having no idea who he was, we were struck with how gracious he was.

Eventually, Dave and I went up to The Wall and prayed for about 15-20 minutes.  The rabbi was only about 10-15 feet behind us the whole time.  As we were about to leave the Wall area, we realized that we needed to take care of Sally’s check, so we asked someone if they knew how we could find Rabbi Machlis….  We could hardly believe it… they pointed directly back to the very same rabbi who graciously greeted us and who helped us follow along with him.  It was Rabbi Machlis!!!  Crazy cool!!

Well, we tried to give him the check but Rabbi Machlis refused, without explanation.  We didn’t realize it, but he can’t touch money during Shabbat.  We didn’t know!!  We apologized later!  Anyway, we were amazed that HaShem had helped us find and have a personal interaction with Rabbi Machlis, even when we weren’t looking for him!!

The next day, we called the rabbi and he quickly invited us over to his very modest apartment.  He was exceptionally gracious and welcoming!  It was a great exchange, although short.  We’ll definitely be connecting with him again when we return.  Here’s his website: https://www.machlis.org 

Here are a few more crazy stories that have too many amazing details to share: 

We just ‘happened’ to bump into a government official… in our conversation and in follow-up emails we’re all confident that it was a Divine appointment, which has a future purpose.

One of our good friends was asked to be Israel’s president, but she refused because it would diminish her influence in Israel… 

A USA-based Jewish philanthropist to Israelis in need has eagerly entered into a partnership with ‘Open Hands’… accepting the cost of importing, warehousing and distribution of the clothing in 35-40 distribution sites in Israel…

A friendship emerged with the director of a world-renown mental health institute… we shared a Shabbat meal with him and his family… and he’s a rabbi who sits on a rabbinical council over 1000 rabbis… 

We have a deep heart relationship with the director of an acting school in Jerusalem that is as influential in Israel as Hollywood is in the USA…

One late night the US Embassy security saw a fire directly across the street on our good friend’s 3rd story patio and woke them up by pounding on their door.  The fire was easily contained.  Our US Embassy may have saved their home and their lives.  A sign hanging from their patio now says: “Thank you, President Trump.”

In the media/arts/movie industry, rewarding heartfelt friendships have been established with a director, a producer and a distributor… they each are well established, independent and seasoned veterans in the industry…

These are just some of the impacting encounters that were without a doubt, hashgachah pratit… personal divine guidance.  So many cool things happened that it looks very suspiciously like God is setting us up for something bigger than we’re currently aware of now.  And that’s the stuff that makes for great God-adventures!

More soon.  We’ll keep you posted. 

Our love and blessings!

Mark & Debbie
Dave & Ann

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