Wednesday, October 18, 2023

I stand with Israel

Below are items that saw on fb... I "borrowed" them as they reflect my thoughts and feelings...

Why does Israel matter?  

Did you know that the time clock of the return of Jesus Christ isn’t based on America’s timeline? It’s based on what is happening in Israel. 

Did you know Jesus wasn’t a “Christian”? He was a Jew. He celebrated and kept the Jewish holy days and customs, as well as the feasts of the LORD. He didn’t come to eradicate the Torah and writing of the Prophets / Old Testament. He came to fulfill the prophecies that were written in them.

When Jesus returns, He isn’t returning to the United States. The Bible says He is going to plant His foot down on the Mount of Olives and go through the Eastern Gate, which is currently sealed off with 16 feet of concrete. A cemetery was also placed in front of that gate because touching the dead makes a Jew considered unclean and unable to enter the Temple, which is considered Holy. The Word of GOD says He will return there and from there He will rule and reign for 1,000 years. 

The final battle isn’t going to be on U.S. soil. It’s going to be in the Valley of Megiddo, in Israel. The Bible says as the nations wage war against Israel Jesus will come and destroy His enemies with the breath of His mouth. 2 Thess 2:8 

GOD did not replace the Jews with Christians as some believe. We are actually grafted in with them as you would graft a wild branch into an existing tree. 
The Word of GOD says, “When you touch Israel, you touch the Apple of GOD’s eye.” Zechariah 2:8

“He that keeps Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. The LORD is thy keeper.” Psalm 121:4

“I will bless those that bless you and I will curse those that curse you.” Genesis 12:3 

We are also commanded to pray for the peace of Jerusalem in Psalm 122. 


In my own personal response, with feelings of helplessness, I made this mini quilt, #41/52.  The small Jesus picture has been on my prayer board for several years.  I took inspiration from a Moda blockhead block that I saw on Insta and joined the two together.  

I have a friend who gifts to me, as she calls them, "pretties", each time we see each other. The sparkles and rainbow prisms dance in my studio each afternoon as the sun shines into my studio window.  

Above, one of the "pretties" has a stained-glass angel on it.  As I quilted a customer's t-shirt quilt, I noticed that the shadow of that angel appeared as a dove on the sewing table... the Holy Spirit. 

And a few days prior I saw that one of the prisms landed on one of the crosses hanging near the front door.  I waited for the perfect timing to be able to capture it on Jesus' face and then on the cross.

Keep Piecing... and Pray for Israel,


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  1. Lovely quilt! It says everything. Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.

  2. Thank you for this post! Perfectly put into words about our Lord and Israel.

  3. I stand with Israel also!!

  4. Well put - I stand with Israel too. Although we have very troubled times, we have the Hope that never leaves us.

  5. We're got good blogging buddies over there and we totally join you in standing with Israel, always! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. Nice finish. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

  7. I love your little mini quilt, reminder to pray for Israel, Melva.

  8. wonderful message... so thoughtful and true and meaningful
    humans could do much better than they do... we're in body form for such a relatively short time on earth, why spew hate while here?

    1. Life is far too short to be angry all the time. I choose JOY!

  9. Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks Melva. I love the picture of the "dove".

  10. Well said, Melva. Such a lovely mini in support of Israel.

  11. Our creativity always helps us to heal! Enjoy your slow stitching!

  12. Accurately and well said, Sister. Praying for the peace of Jerusalem and blessings for all of Israel, whether in the Promised Land or around the world. I wish everyone knew how much Jesus loves them, and how that’s eternally important.
    Laura H.