The Plumb Line, by Jennifer LeClaire

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Insight from Jerusalem

Vision for Israel founder Barry Segal offers reflections from the Holy Land on the nation's current threats. read more
Israeli and American Flag

Become a Watchman

The American church remains largely unmoved by and uninvolved in Israel's struggle, yet Robert Stearns explains why our fight--and very survival--rests upon this tiny nation. read more
Israel saves Muslim child

Israeli Group Saves Muslim Child's Life

The Save a Child’s Heart medical team travels to partner sites throughout the developing world in order to perform surgery, conduct cardiology clinics that evaluate pre- and post-operative patients together with local cardiologists. read more

Israeli Leaders Praise Christian Life Missions

In 2006 Israeli leaders gave Christian Life Missions a message commending the nonprofit organization for giving to the country during the second Lebanese war. Below we've transcribed the Hebrew message signed by the heads of the municipalities in the north of Israel.  

From The 2nd Lebanon War in 2006

Whoever makes peace in heaven will make peace with Israel.

This is in appreciation in honor of that which was given on Thursday, October 12, 2006.

This certificate is presented to

Christians Life Missions

For your generosity, your donations and your activities for the residents of the people who live one the border in Israel.

In the days of the 2nd Lebanese war, your generous assistance helps us to hold on in the terrible days of war and strengthen our self-determination to hold on in the country.

May you be blessed and may your prayers from the Bible become true to you,

The one who comes in strength are heroes to stand against the storm, Your are our strength in the days of rage.

We hold you hand and strength your hand and wish you blessings.

Signed by all the heads of the municipalities in the north of Israel. read more

Reasons for the Sabbath

God created everything in six days, and He rested on the seventh day (Gen. 2:2). This initiated a set time each week called the Sabbath, or Shabbat in Hebrew, which means “to rest or lay aside labor.” There are Hebrew words translated rest in the English translation of the Torah. They include: shabath, which alludes to letting go (Exod. 23:11); shamat, alluding to letting alone; and nuwach, to settle down (Isa. 23:12). They all carry the same connotation. A shabbat was a personal letting go and resting. God commanded that the land and animals rest and be “let alone” in order to fulfill the commandment.

The theme of resting from labor was so important that God hallowed the seventh day each week as a Sabbath of rest. Every seventh year was a Sabbatical rest year (called Shemitah in Hebrew). Every seven cycles of seven years—forty-nine years—was designated a Jubilee cycle of complete rest. During these three Sabbatical cycles, people, animals, and the land enjoyed exemption from work (Exod. 23:10–12; Lev. 25:4–55). With each of the seven feasts, God commanded the people to refrain from work. The Sabbath was created for man’s enjoyment: And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27). read more


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