Sunday, May 23, 2010


Dear friends,

Elizabeth and I have just returned from an amazing month long visit to Israel. It was amazing firstly because the Lord organized the visit from the very beginning to the end. We did not actually definitely decide to make the trip until a couple of weeks before we were due to leave. Even so Elizabeth was able to organize our flights from our frequent flier points which in itself was quite remarkable. Although we flew economy we were treated like VIPs all the way.
Initially we were due to share the ministry to Russian and Ethiopian Messianic believers with our good friend David Smethurst. However, at the time of departure Dave was in the UK and all flights from there were cancelled because of the volcano problem in Iceland. Liz and I escaped the ramifications of this crisis in several ways as thousands of international flights across the world were cancelled. Through several miraculous interventions we arrived in Israel on schedule and ready to conduct the meetings that Dave and myself were supposed to share.
The first of these meetings were in Tel Aviv and I shared the basic message of my soon to be released book THE MESSIAH COMES TO ISRAEL. It is a message that vitally affects the immediate prophetic future of Israel and it was received very enthusiastically by all who heard it. Initially we spoke to a Messianic group of Russian believers. A few days later we shared the message with several even more excited groups of Ethiopian believers. The theme of the book centres on an inevitable attack that will soon be launched upon Israel by all her bordering neighbours plus Iran. When faced with the prospect of national annihilation Israel will be delivered by a direct supernatural intervention of Jehovah and His Messiah. This amazing victory will be followed immediately by a revelation of the Messianic identity of the deliverer which will provoke national grief, mourning and repentance and bring the whole nation to a recognition and acknowledgement of their Messiah. Although the message presented a very new and different prophetic perspective to all the leaders present, they examined it like the Bereans of old and became thrilled with the prospect of what Zechariah 12 actually presents. Every group to which we ministered begged us to return soon and promised that many other groups would be thrilled to hear this exciting message.
I was also very extremely interested to share the concept in discussions with other individual Messianic leaders in the land to discover what their reaction would be to this somewhat revolutionary prophetic scenario. The Lord organized numerous such occasions with avid discussions and much searching of the scriptures. In every case after much searching of scripture and frank discussions that provoked great interest, every leader we were privileged to meet gave us very positive and excited responses. We actually drove through many parts of Israel to connect with various Messianic leaders. In several cases we met some leaders unexpectedly as God caused our paths to cross in various parts of Israel.
One Messianic leader initially admitted that he did not want to even think about the future and what might transpire in and against Israel. But as I shared the theme of our book with him he became very excited and admitted that it was the most exciting and encouraging possibility he had ever heard or considered.
God has commissioned every Bible believer to “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6). However this command is even more necessary and imperative now that EVER BEFORE as the often repeated threat of mass destruction through weapons of mass destruction looms over Israel. In order to respond intelligently and passionately to this command it is ESSENTIAL TO UNDERSTAND from the scriptures exactly what is predicted for Israel’s future. We are also commanded to “Blow the trumpet in Zion and sound an alarm in God’s Holy mountain in Jerusalem.
Joel 2:1-2
1 Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the LORD is coming, For it is at hand:
2 A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, The like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any such after them, Even for many successive generations. NKJV
We need to sound this alarm in the ears of ALL BELIEVERS but particularly in the ears of every person in Israel. Please join us in prayer that God will supernaturally open up ways and means for this to happen. Our book has recently been printed and is now ready for distribution. Please pray with faith for its distribution TO ALL WHO NEED TO READ IT.

Gerald Rowlands’ new book THE MESSIAH COMES TO ISRAEL is certainly thought provoking and somewhat controversial. He introduces a prophetic possibility that is quite different from any of the usual Christian End Time scenarios. From Zechariah 12 and Psalm 83 he describes an attack launched in the last days upon Israel by all her nearby neighbours supported by Iran. This attack concludes with a supernatural and astounding victory for Israel through a direct intervention of God and the “Angel of the LORD”
Zechariah 12:10 then describes a time of Israel’s national grief and repentance towards their deliverer who reveals Himself as the One who was previously pierced. An outpouring of the Spirit of grace and supplications on all the descendants of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem elicits a spirit of grief by the entire Jewish nation. This verse also describes the national recognition of the Messiah as the One consistently predicted throughout the Jewish Scriptures.
This amazing revelation would introduce a period of peace, prosperity and exaltation for Israel of the nature described by Isaiah 60, an inspiring prophetic chapter that begins with “Arise and shine Jerusalem for the glory of the Lord has risen upon you…The Lord will arise upon you and His glory shall be seen upon you…Gentiles shall come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising”.
Whilst gross darkness covers the Gentile world, Israel is illuminated before all the nations on earth by the Shekinah glory of the Lord. All of this transpires well before the war described in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Indeed it is the peace and prosperity that pertains in Israel following this victory that entices Gog and Magog to finally launch their attack on Israel which is also repulsed and defeated by the sovereign God.
All of this makes for fascinating, challenging and insightful reading that every Bible lover should closely study. Without an understanding of this amazing chain of events that will happen very soon, an essential aspect of Bible prophecy is missing. These events constitute the next item in God’s prophetic agenda.

The book is published by Destiny Image Europe and can be obtained from

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