Izzy here. I told you last week about an interview I did with Caleb Waller of HaYovel fame. This week I'm excited to tell you about a report that he and his twin brother, Joshua - YES you heard me right, twin brothers named Joshua and Caleb! - have just finished producing their second season of.
It's called the Joshua and Caleb report. In it they interview the brave Jews of Judea and Samaria - what the media today calls the 'West Bank' - and have them tell their incredible stories.
Watch the trailer here, and get your own copy here!
We're big fans!
Mindy is following Yeshua in a Hebrew way! Here's her story.
God, Elohim, found me, I did not find Him, I was the one lost not Him.
Many of us endure great hardship in childhood and sometimes there are none for us to turn to for help, love, security and guidance.
I was one of those children, frightened, alone and nowhere to turn. At the age of 6 God looked down on myself and my 2 siblings, He saw fear, pain and anguish and He had love for us. He sent The Word to us, in the form of a Christmas show, The Little Drummer Boy. Yes, I know not what anyone is expecting to hear.
He showed me Jesus, He also sent the Holy Spirit to me to provide for myself and my siblings. Speaking for myself, I can say that when I was afraid The Holy Spirit would comfort and protect me, when I was in danger He would save me, when I was hungry He provided for me, when I despaired He gave me hope. I was out on my own at age 15 made many bad choices, never drugs or sins such as that, relationships were the problem , whether it be a friend or a romantic relationship, I made very bad choices and those choices often endangered my life. I live only because of Jesus Christ, only because of Him.
I have seen many miracles, my being alive and prospering is a miracle. I think the miracle that people truly understand was irrefutably God's hand was when my son died at the age of 3 months. I had flown to Spokane Wa, it was very late when we arrived, 1:00 AM.
My son had a seizure and ceased to breathe, I did not know the city, did not know where to go. I saw a 7-11 and told my sister in law to go there. As she pulled into the parking lot I jumped out of the car even as it was moving. The cashier saw Jeremy was dead before I even entered the store and was already calling for help. Jeremy had been dead for many minutes. Man would not be able to save my son, it was too late and God knew that. So God sent his angels to heal my son, raise him from the dead.
Angels come in many forms, these angels were a Priest and a Nun, they came in right behind me. Now, keep in mind it is after 1:00 am in the morning, they weren't there and then they were. They did not speak to me, they just took Jeremy from me the two of them, they both held him between themselves, heads bowed, they prayed and suddenly he breathed. They handed him back to me, the Priest smiled, a slight smile and then they were gone.
Jeremy spent about a week in the hospital, but, God healed him fully, no brain damage. Many saw this miracle, today I wonder, who did God draw to Himself that early morning?
I did not pursue Jesus though until I was 52, I prayed, I had faith in Him but I was ignorant of the words of the Bible. It was God's plan that it be this way, I still don't know the why of this. Despite my ignorance of the Bible and even the Holy Spirit, I didn't know about the Holy Spirit, I thought it was Jesus who was with me, always guiding, always protecting, always comforting me.
There is a church on the highway I drive every day and for roughly 2 years every time I drove by that church God would say , "I want you to go to that church" and I would say back "I will when I have time". Every day we had this conversation until finally, the Holy Spirit moved in me so greatly I could no longer disobey. I was headed to town to get feed for the farm animals and church was in progress, the same conversation started to take place, but, God would have no more of it, it was not possible for me to drive by that church, I had to go in. It is a good church, filled with Godly people who are not afraid to teach the truth.
They do not deviate from God's word, not even in these times. There are many in the congregation who have spent untold hours in study with me. Once I started reading the Bible, I could not stop, there is so much to understand, so much to read. Every time I read it God reveals something new, I can read the same verse 50 times and then suddenly I understand what I did not understand before. It is God's desire that I pursue His Word with intensity, He has filled me with need to pursue Him that is so great that if it is denied I would suffer. In the process of pursuing His Word He eventually led me to learning Hebrew, why, I don't know for certain, not yet.
My theory is that He want's me to learn Hebrew so that I can read The Torah and maybe other written books as well, in Hebrew. Will something become clear to me or a new understanding obtained by this, very possibly. God has a plan, only He knows what it is, I trust Him and so I obey.
I heard a phrase that I would like to share, it's a truth that we can hang on to. "The shallow end of hope is the deep end of Grace" . This has proven to be true throughout my life, when all hope was lost, God raised His mighty and powerful arm and pulled me from the jaws of despair.
God adopted me as a child, I was as an orphan and He cared for me when no other would. I was blessed in my suffering, I was given life through Jesus Christ.
Psalm 10:17-18 Lord, You know the hopes of the helpless. Surely You will hear their cries and comfort them. You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so mere people can no longer terrify them.
Today, I am a database administrator and once again, it was the hand of God guiding my path and providing what I needed to accomplish this. A high school dropout with 2 children, He provided the finances to go to college, He gave me the desire to go to college, then He gave me knowledge I did not possess to jump through the hurdles to even get into college and through His efforts I graduated top of my class.
This set the foundation for the financial well being of myself, my children and the many creatures He would send to me over the course of my adult years. Not faring well in cities, God has made certain that I was provided with a farm which is populated with whatever creatures He sends my way. I love horseback riding, camping, anything that keeps me close to nature.
God also blessed me with 3 children and 11 grandsons, He has evidently decided to withhold from me a granddaughter. My thought is that I am spoiled by my Father and so He has decided to say no to this one request or perhaps He will work another miracle. :)
I love our Father, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit, who are one, Jesus will come for us soon, let us pray that we are all ready.
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Shavua tov - have a good week!
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