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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Accidental Discovery Reveals Israel Was World Center of Ancient Glass Trade By Tazpit Press Service - BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS

Ancient glass kilns were discovered in Israel's Mount Carmel region, demonstrating the centrality of Israel in the global glass trade many centuries ago. (Photo: Shmuel Magal/Israel Antiquities Authority)
Ancient glass kilns were discovered in Israel’s Mount Carmel region, demonstrating the centrality of Israel in the global glass trade many centuries ago. (Photo: Shmuel Magal/Israel Antiquities Authority)

Accidental Discovery Reveals Israel Was World Center of Ancient Glass Trade

“Gold and glass cannot equal it; neither shall the exchange thereof be vessels of fine gold.” Job 28:17 (The Israel Bible™)
A first-of-its-kind accidental discovery of ancient glass kilns at the foot of Mt. Carmel demonstrates that Israel was at the center of the global glass trade during the late Roman period, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Monday, April 11.
The extraordinary kilns, which are approximately 1,600 years old, are “the earliest found in Israel and the missing link for the production and export of glass,” Yael Gorin-Rosen, head curator of the Israel Antiquities Authority Glass Department, told Tazpit Press Service (TPS).
The kilns were discovered by chance last summer during construction of a new railway line to the northern city of Haifa, when the on-site archaeologist, Abdel Al-Salam Sa’id, noticed peculiar shards of glass and ash. Sa’id immediately halted the construction and called Gorin-Rosen, who quickly arrived at the scene.
Stunned, she uttered a simple “Wow,” Gorin-Rosen recalled to TPS. “I was very, very excited.”
“The Valley of Acre was renowned for the excellent quality of sand located there, which was highly suitable for the manufacturing of glass” she explained. This glass traveled the ancient world, Gorin-Rosen said, noting that vessels made in Israel were “discovered at sites in Europe and in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean basin.”
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“Now, for the first time, the kilns have been found where the raw material was manufactured,” Gorin-Rosen said.
“This is a sensational discovery,” said Professor Ian Freestone of the University College London, a specialist in the chemical composition of glass who came to Israel to inspect the new find. “It is of great significance for understanding the entire system of the glass trade in antiquity. This is evidence that Israel constituted a production center on an international scale.”
The newly discovered kilns contain two compartments, a firebox and a melting chamber, where clean beach sand and salt were inserted and melted together at a temperature of about 1,200 degrees Celsius (or 2,000 Fahrenheit). This produced enormous chunks of glass, some weighing as much as ten tons.
An edict issued by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early fourth century CE, refers to two kinds of glass: Judean and Alexandrian. The Judean glass, originating from Israel, was a light green color and less expensive than its contemporary Egyptian, Alexandrian counterpart.
Cameron Pearl contributed to this article.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Jennifer Eivaz: "The DROUGHT IS OVER! A Prophetic Word for California and How it Will Affect the Nation"

Jennifer Eivaz

A Prophetic Word for California 
and How it Will Affect the Nation"
The Elijah List
May 29, 2015

Word of the Lord: "The Drought is Over"

I was enjoying the cool beach air and the light rain in Carmel, California last week, as I took some personal time to think about and work on some writing assignments. The atmosphere was spiritually open and I sensed the prophetic anointing the moment I arrived. I normally encounter moderate to severe spiritual problems in each city I travel to, requiring a day or two of focused prayer just to find my balance. This time it was different and I was just grateful to have the peace of God on the very first day.

As I was walking towards the beach, the Holy Spirit spoke clearly to my heart. He said, "The drought is over." I didn't react, but continued to listen. He repeated it again saying, "The drought is over and the rains are coming back to California." 

California has been in a physical drought for three or four years officially and has been rationing water. I live in the farm belt of California and water is critical to our economy. I've had prophetic words connected to the appearance of rain in the past, but this time it felt like a much stronger word.

Elijah and Intercessory Prayer

I suddenly connected the analogy of Elijah on Mt. Carmel in I Kings 18 and my personal trip to Carmel, California. The opening verse of this chapter is a specific instruction to Elijah from the Lord to "present yourself to Ahab and I will send rain on the earth." They too were in their third year of drought and without a word from the Lord, it was not going to change. It was also the set-up for that famous showdown between the prophets of Baal, Jezebel, and the prophet Elijah.

I believe this was a God-ordained coincidence as I've had my own dealings with the spirit of Jezebel in California. I keep prophetic watch for the state and intercede deeply for it. This prophetic watch began with a vision about eight years ago that would play repeatedly inside my imagination. I kept seeing a scene of a mother bear fighting for her cubs. It reminded me of the bear on the California state flag, but I didn't connect it until a visiting minister from England came to speak at our church. She had shared a prophetic word about the coming glory revival for the state of California. 

When she shared the word, a prophetic burden came on me from the Lord and I began to fight in prayer for the children of California like a mother who had lost her "cubs." (Photo via Wikipedia)

Soon after, I also had a visitation from an angel with instructions on how to intercede for the state. I can't give all the details here, but one of the instructions was to: ask the Lord for the anointing of Elijah to come upon the state to 1) reconcile families and 2) to destroy Jezebel (Mal. 4:5-6)

As my intercessory teams and I obeyed the Lord to pray, we experienced very complex spiritual warfare that told us to never be complacent about the sick and violent assignments against children. The Jezebel spirit hates and destroys children and we were to pray always. We've continued our intercession for California and have not given the Lord rest on this matter (Is. 62:7).

Prophetic Dream: Storms of Glory Coming to the Church

At the end of my week in Carmel, the Lord gave me a prophetic dream. I was in a two-story educational facility in the middle of a well-watered, lush valley and hillside. The facility didn't belong to me, but in the dream I held authority to provide counsel within this building. I only saw one room on the top floor, but it needed some attention! It was dusty and the furniture was all out of place. 

I looked out the window and watched a white tornado hit a home about 1/3rd of a mile away. It flattened the garage and then went through the interior and gutted the inside. I also knew there were 30 tornadoes coming towards this educational facility very soon. The facility leader was a pretty red-haired woman who had a small company of followers with her. I warned her in the dream about the coming white tornadoes.

The timing of this dream concerned me at first. Understand that I had heard a specific prophetic word about rain and then I had a specific dream about the coming tornadoes! The very next day after this dream, and as many of you have read, there were dangerous rain downpours in the mid-west with tornadoes touching down in different places as well. In all sensitivity, I don't think my word and dream were about the mid-west situation, although it can appear that way on the surface. I have too much intercessory history with California and it resonated with me to be more about the West Coast with promising implications for the rest of the United States. I wanted to make that clear and to remain sensitive to the serious weather mayhem that occurred with all prayerfulness.

With that being said, what is God saying? First of all, to California He is saying: there are storms, actually movements, of white glory coming to the Church. This is good news. It's a deep glory, it's full of His holiness, and has movement on it. Ultimately, this is about the salvation of souls and advancing the Kingdom of God in ways we couldn't make happen on our own. 

This glory "movement" will first challenge anything out of order by removing it or cleaning it out. If you are a pastor, you will most likely experience your church being sifted. People who aren't with you will be moved out. You need them to go so you can move forward. Set your heart to not stay in grief, to not be bitter, but to praise Him because it needed to happen. (Photo via Wikipedia)

For others, this will challenge your friendships for the same reason. Your friendships and relationships will be reordered so you can run with those who are willing to run. 

We are also going to learn on a whole new level that just being sincere is not enough. Sincerity must also host the Presence of God to be effective. We will have to be in step with what God is doing and really learn how to carry the Glory of God in a way that "moves." It will be a new thing for many of us. Glory!

For the rest of the nation, here is what I believe God is doing in connection with this white glory – this "movement" coming to California. Former San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom, once said, "What happens in California will happen everywhere" (my paraphrase). I'm not in agreement with most of the former mayor's stances, but many of us heard the prophetic word in his statements. (The Holy Spirit does prophesy through unbelievers on occasion: John 11:49-51.)

When I was attending college in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I began to notice a weather pattern. When it rained in California, that storm would many times show up three or four days later in Oklahoma. It would pick up force along the way, however, and be much stronger once it came to the mid-west. I believe this is a prophetic illustration for us. 

This glory movement coming to California will travel through the United States and pick up force along the way as it travels into different states.

California is a "Revivalist" State

California is a historical "well" for revivalists and revival movements. God blesses each state with its own glory and we recognize California as a consistent carrier of revival. I'm not saying that powerful moves of God will never start anywhere else. Of course they will! Either way, we can always count on California to bring forth a move of God and she's going to birth another.

When Elijah heard from the Lord about the rain, he didn't sit there. He went into a cave and actively prayed for the rain to come. With that said, I actively make the decree to California, "Your drought is over. The rains are coming!" 

Go ahead and receive this for yourself and receive it for the Body of Christ. When the physical rains come, recognize it as a blessing. The Lord spoke to me a few years ago out of Deut. 28:12 and said, "When you see the rain, know that I am blessing all the works of your hands." With that said, we bless the rain. We don't curse it, complain against it, or accept the attitude that it inconveniences us. We bless the rain! (Photo via Pixabay)

Finally, how do we prepare ourselves for these "white glory" movements coming to our lives and to our churches? I haven't experienced this before in the way I see it coming, and honestly feel inadequate to instruct for it. I do know the Word, however. It says, "The Lord God is a sun and shield, He gives grace and glory..." (Ps. 84:11). 

I believe that God shines His light on what needs to be seen and He then shields your heart as you see it. This helps us to see what needs to be set in order in our lives with joy and not condemnation. He also gives grace at the same time He's giving glory. He's not bringing a glory movement to California and then to the nation so we can fail at it. There will be His grace to match His glory.

Jennifer Eivaz, Executive Pastor
Harvest Christian Center, Turlock, CA

Jennifer Eivaz is a vibrant minister and international conference speaker who carries the wisdom and fire of the Holy Spirit. She presently serves as an Executive Pastor with Harvest Christian Center in Turlock, California, and is focused on raising up a passionate and effective prayer community that is tempered with love and hears the voice of God accurately. Jennifer loves the presence of God and is a prophetic voice to her Church and to others. 

Her teaching style is authentic and aimed at the heart, having been built on her personal testimony of God's incredible goodness and miraculous display in her life and in the life of her Church. Jennifer is a graduate of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is married to HCC's Senior Pastor Ron Eivaz, and they have two wonderful children. She has written a book called The Intercessor's Handbook.

May 29, 2015

Jennifer Eivaz: "The DROUGHT IS OVER! A Prophetic Word for California and How it Will Affect the Nation"

From the Desk of Steve Shultz:

Steve ShultzJennifer Eivaz lives in California and she and her husband Ron pastor a vibrant church in Turlock, CA.

 When the Lord gave Jennifer this assignment years ago – to carry the state of California in prayer, she was obedient to the call. I'm sure it must be gratifying to now be able to declare prophetically that the drought is over. It is also an act of GREAT FAITH because the drought appears anything but "over."  

When I receive words like this from credible prophetic and intercessory voices, I LOVE IT! Because now I get to agree in prayer and I get to watch it come to pass. I hope you'll be as excited with this word as I am. Here's how you should respond...
Agree in prayer, reminding God of this promise and telling Him you are partnering with this prophetic word to both declare and yes, DECREE that the drought is over. Just keep doing that until the clouds begin to burst with rain!

I was raised in California, met my wife in California, was married there, and our first two children were born there. MY HEART is WITH CALIFORNIA and I am partnering with this word that, "THE DROUGHT IN CALIFORNIA IS OVER." I plan to agree with and decree this word and I hope you'll do the same.


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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kim Clement: "Stop Looking to OPEC and the Middle East...I'm Going to Give You a New Source of Energy and Resources"

Kim Clement:
"Stop Looking to OPEC and the Middle East...
I'm Going to Give You a 
New Source of Energy and Resources"

Kim ClementGod Wants to Open Up Resources

September 21, 2013 - From The Den:

[God] started dealing with me about the blessings that are supposed to be on the people of God – people that serve Him, people that give, people that do good. There's supposed to be a blessing.

So, I began to pray for different things, and while I was in the garden, I was speaking to someone about building an altar there so that I can bring all the prayer requests to a literal altar as well, and then I heard this in my mind: He said, "I want you to tell all the businessmen and businesswomen, all the business people, that you are going to dedicate a specific day to pray for their businesses."

I saw it developing and I began to pray. I saw young people become entrepreneurs, and they're going to make millions and billions of dollars that are set aside for them. You see, God sets times and seasons aside for certain things.

When I was in the garden, I was catching a glimpse of this season where God wants to really raise up businesses for people that want to start businesses and people that are in businesses now that are drying up (in other words, you're not doing very well). 

There's another business for you. There's something new – a new opportunity, a new door that has opened up for you.

I heard all this and thought, "What do you want me to do about it?" He said, "The first thing you've got to do is enlighten them, because there are a lot of people that are discouraged."

There are a lot of people that have lost out so much, they think it'll never be retrieved and that it's impossible for God to ever restore them. But what you're doing is, you're looking to the same source. In other words, if you sell shoes, you're trying to sell more shoes, and the shoes are not selling. What you're trying to do is beat that dead horse when there might be something else.

Start digging for wellsGod wants to open up resources. 

All He needs are a few people that are prepared to start digging for wells. That's when it happened in Isaac's time; there were wells that were stopped up that belonged to him by inheritance, but by occupation the enemy had them. 

In other words, the wells that Abraham had dug were Isaac's as an inheritance, but he didn't occupy the territory; therefore, even though it was his inheritance, by occupation they (the enemy) controlled the wells. 

That's happened in America; that's happened all over the world. Those who take occupation of a region or of a soil – they have the power. That's what's happened with the oil.

So what did God begin to do? He did exactly the same thing. He said, "Stop looking to OPEC, stop looking to the Middle East, and wherever." He said, "I'm going to give you a new source of energy; I'm going to give you new resources," and people found it difficult to believe. 

They found it difficult to believe because what we do is we focus on that which we are familiar with. I want you to take your eyes off that which you are familiar with.

Don't Give Up; I Hear the Sound of the Abundance of Rain

Elijah must have gotten insecure, and God said, "Elijah, go to Zarephath, and from Zarephath, after you have been fed, I'm going to take you to a mountain and I'm going to give you an abundance." It took diligence on Elijah's part. It took Elijah getting on the mountain and saying to his servant, "I want you to go and look for that little cloud."

The man went once – nothing; then twice.

You know what the problem with us is? We give up too easily because we heard a word and we don't see it manifested.

He said, "Go look," a third time; the man went looking for a cloud somewhere on Mt. Carmel, looking at the sky. They hadn't had rain for three and a half years. He came back again and said, "Nothing." Elijah didn't stop and say, "My God, what's happening?" He said, "Go back, for that which you have never seen shall be seen today." 

He didn't attempt to run back to the brook. He didn't attempt to run back to Zarephath. He said, "I want you to look ahead, because there's got to be a cloud in the sky because rain is coming."

You know why? He said, "Because I can hear an abundance of rain."

I hear the sound of an abundance of rain!He didn't say he could hear a little bit. He didn't say he heard a drizzle. He said, "I hear the sound of an abundance of rain."

So he goes a fifth time; he goes a sixth time, then goes back to Elijah and says, "I tried, but nothing. What must I do?" Elijah says, "We've tried six, but I hear the sound of abundance."

How many of you hear the sound of abundance? And yet you've looked and there's nothing. Have you continued, have you pressed in? Have you continued giving and praying? Because that seventh moment is upon us. 

That seventh moment is upon many, many businesses all over the world, and many of you watching me that don't have businesses – that moment is upon you now. If I've heard it, you've got to see it before you can get it.

I prophesy to every one of you now that there is a realm of craziness, and there's a word God has for you at this very minute to get this to happen.

If for Jacob, why not us? If He could do it for Jacob, why not us? If He could do it for Isaac, why not us?
You might say, "The New Testament tells us we're supposed to be poor." Who told you that? It says that Jesus became poor that we might become rich in our souls, in our spirits, in our bodies, and in our families, relationships, and our businesses.

We are a people that are going to make a difference in the world today. 

There's the word from God. "...and today My word to you is let go and open your eyes, for today I will open doors and bring prosperity to your businesses, to your industry, to your ministry, to your artistry. Today, shake off that which you have held onto, for I open a brand new door for you," says the Lord.

This is what I'm hearing: "There are people that have stepped out before and it hasn't worked, so you're afraid." God says, "Don't fear. Don't fear, because I watched you as you took the step of faith. 

Today I'll honor that faith, so take a step out of the boat and say, 'Why not us?! Why not us?! Why not us?! If Moses could prosper, why not us? If David could prosper, why not us?! If Abraham could prosper, why not us? Why not us?! Why not us?!'"

Kim Clement
Prophetic Image Expressions

Kim Clement: The life of Kim Clement is an expression that has defined "the prophet" for the modern era. This has made his journey unique; a journey that has taken his inspired message to schools and colleges, churches and synagogues, alleyways and prison cells. 

Kim's prophetic gift is a magnet that has drawn a broad audience, as he has whispered to kings and inspired prisoners; his path through life continues to be an exciting adventure. His diverse and extemporaneous perspective has gained him notoriety that transcends culture, race and religion, placing him onto a world platform. 

He has performed at the Rose Bowl Stadium in California, Times Square in New York City, Mt. Carmel in Israel, and even the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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