Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Patriarch of Faith Award 2010

Israel Today is privileged to present its second Patriarch of Faith Award to Reverend Gerald Rowlands of Queensland Australia.

Rev Rowlands has been a faithful minister of the Gospel for more than fifty years. He has served at various times as pastor, evangelist, missionary, Bible College lecturer and College principal in Zimbabwe. Africa. He has written several books and is the author of the Church Planting Institute series of Studies. He is the founder and president of Church Planting International, a training course for prospective church planters which is being used effectively in numerous nations. In 2006 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal(OAM) by the Australian government for services rendered in the emerging world.

God’s mandate to Gerald and Elizabeth Rowlands – given over 30 years ago – was loud and clear and altered the direction of their lives forever. The Spirit of the Lord spoke to them during a Derek Prince meeting in Africa “I want you to get your attitude towards Israel straightened out because the effectiveness of your ministry from now on will depend on you having a right attitude to My ancient people and their land.” A Word of knowledge followed describing events that would soon connect them with Israel and Jerusalem.

Currently Reverend Rowlands serves as president of Israel’s Prophetic Future ( a ministry that seeks to promote Israel’s sovereign role in the end times. He has a weekly radio program entitledShalom Israel which focuses on the nation’s biblical past and prophetic future. Gerald also served for ten years as the director of praise and worship at the annual Feast of Tabernacles Celebration in Jerusalem. In the course of their ministry, he and Elizabeth have travelled to some 70 nations and have lived in Africa and Asia. Gerald’s newest book The Messiah Comes to Israel was released by Destiny Image Europe in July 2010 and is a must read. This intriguing book is available postage free from It encourages a fresh approach to the scriptures that promised glorious things for Israel – not in the distant future, but in our times. The Lord has truly multiplied and prospered the work of the Kingdom through the hands of his servants the Rowlands. Therefore ISRAEL TODAY is proud and honored to present them with the Patriarch of Faith Award for 2010.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


The whole world is currently sitting on a time bomb that is about to explode. When it does, and this will very soon, it will change the future of the world forever. The event of which I am speaking may seem an innocuous one to many uninformed people, but it will trigger results that will vitally affect the future of every nation on earth. It is an attack that will soon be launched on Israel.

It must be very evident to everyone that the attack that currently threatens Israel is now both inevitable and imminent. Islamic forces have armed at great expense with high tech weapons that have the capability of virtually annihilating Israel. They fanatically believe that Allah will soon rule the whole world and that the conquest of Israel is the first necessary step towards that global conquest.

The Church, which ought to be awake and alert regarding this event that has been foretold in the Bible, (Psalm 83 and Zechariah 12) is virtually silent and inactive regarding this predicted event. It may take the Church completely by surprise. This fact is truly sad because the ultimate result of the amazing victory that God will grant to Israel will be followed by a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Israel and ultimately on all flesh (Joel 2:28).

Church, it is time to wake up, become aware of Biblical predictions, and urgently prepare for the greatest harvest of souls that has ever been reaped. Israel will soon arise in glorious splendour out of the darkness that envelops the nations (Isaiah 60:1). In a world that will be in absolute confusion, God will also cause the Church to arise and together with Israel proclaim the reality of the Kingdom of God. This great move of God will be different to any visitation in history. The Church of Jesus Christ will be transformed from an insipid humanistic organisation to a powerful army that will overwhelm the powers of darkness and achieve a mighty and splendid triumph over every enemy of Jehovah. The present form of Christendom that exists will be divided asunder. The institutional Church will wither and die. The true Body of Christ that is born again and completely surrendered to the will and purpose of God will assume the role of a mighty spiritual army led by the Lord of heaven’s armies. It will also become like a bride prepared for her bridegroom without spot, wrinkle or blemish (Ephesians 5:27).

Our vision of the Church of the future must be clarified and freshly identified. The emergence of this Church must be the most important issue on our agendas. The ranks of this Church will be filled with a prophetic people that truly know their God and are strengthened by Him to accomplish GREAT EXPLOITS. Daniel 11:32-33
...but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. NKJV

Daniel 12:8-10
8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, "My lord, what shall be the end of these things?"
9 And he said, "Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand. NKJV

Gerald Rowlands