Loving greetings from Engeltal with Psalm 133: “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”
When Aaron and his sons were consecrated in Leviticus 8 and 9, Moses poured the anointing oil upon Aaron and they performed the instructions of the Lord for seven days of consecration. Aaron stepped out of the tabernacle and blessed the people, then the Glory appeared to them and fire came out from before the Lord and consumed the sacrifice on the altar. When we allow the Presence of the Lord to give us the grace to look past each other’s quirks and annoying habits, and we find one another in the spirit, He gives us the ability to live in unity. And unity brings forth the anointing, and the anointing brings forth the Glory, and our sacrifice is accepted!
In the Glory the Lord COMMANDS a blessing of eternal life. From about mid-April until late September or October, no rain falls in the Land of Israel. God provides water for the fields and vineyards by the dew that falls in the evening. It is precious and life-giving. Nothing would survive the hot Middle-Eastern sun if it were not for the night’s dew. Our choice to walk in love and unity silences the accuser of the brethren as we bring the Blood of Jesus to bear in intercession even for those who offend us.
In this new year of 2018, we will all have new challenges to face and offenses to choose not to take. Choose wisely and don’t let the sun go down on your wrath. Keep your heart set to praise and give thanks even when your circumstances don’t encourage you to do so. Choose to walk in God’s love, and unity will follow with eternal, life-giving Glory as His Presence descends to transform us!
New Website www.eth-s.org We have had a lovely show of unity, anointing, and blessing among our staff as we have worked together with our IT expert to launch a new website. It has a completely new look and we find it exciting! You can:
- shop our online bookstore with well over a thousand items to choose from.
- read our blogs, including Daily Devotionals.
- keep up with events, including details about the World Convention.
- watch videos from our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and other archives, and download audio files to listen to even when you don’t have an internet connection.
- read archived articles, tracts, and publications.
- view photo galleries.
- subscribe to our various email lists.
The Move Is On! Just before Gene and Marylois return to Israel, they are going to move into Zion House! Hallelujah! We are scrambling to get the finishing touches done so that we can help get them settled in their new place. Then renovations can begin on St. John’s (where they have lived for 27 years) and make room for the Saller family who are very cramped in the House of Praise (where we raised Heather). Please pray with us for the finances to come in to finish Zion House and refurbish St. John’s. We will be so grateful to all who help in prayer and in provision! It’s another place to pour the oil of unity, and experience the Glory!
Israel Prayer Assignment: We have opened the application process for the Israel Prayer Assignment, March 21-April 1, for intercessors who have been to Israel on a tour before. We have an amazing and glorious assignment from the Holy Spirit to contend for the Covenants. In this amazing year when Israel is celebrating 70 years as a nation, having just months ago celebrated 50 years of the reunification of Jerusalem, this is a strategic time to intercede before the Lord regarding His Covenants with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and their descendants. We will be spending three days in worship in the Galilee to unify our team and get that oil flowing! Then we’ll return to Jerusalem for training in the Covenants, and worship and intercede with local believers and others on assignment to pray. We plan to pray on site on the Temple Mount, in Judea and Samaria (Alon Moreh, Shechem, Mt. Ebal, Bethel, Shiloh), and in Hebron. We will have a Seder meal to celebrate as Passover begins, and to “put icing on the cake,” we will attend the Sunrise Service at the Garden Tomb on Resurrection Day! Please be praying with us for the Lord to put together His anointed team of ten intercessors who will walk together in unity for this assignment! The cost is $1850 for the Land portion and the team members will purchase their own airline tickets to meet us in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Click here to apply or call 870-446-2252 for an application.
40th World Convention, July 2-6, 2018, Springdale, Arkansas: In the first chapter of Acts, as Jesus was about to ascend into the Glory He had laid aside to take up His earthly ministry, He challenged His disciples to wait for the promised Holy Spirit Who would transform them in the Glory. They were to be His witnesses in Jerusalem, all Judea, Samaria (the next province), and unto the farthest-reaching parts of the earth. With this scripture in mind, the Lord has given us the theme, “Mantled with Glory for the Nations”! We feel that this year we are being called to gather in unity on this momentous 40th occasion to receive an outpouring of His Glory to equip us to reach the nations, whether by physical travel, on our knees in prayer, or by “Philip’s Airlines” translation. That face-to-face meeting with Him causes us to lay aside everything that has kept us from the fullness of our
destiny. You won’t ever want to tell Him, “no” again once He has held you in His Divine Glory embrace, for He will impart to you the vision of His heart for your place and purpose in His Divine Plan! Please pray fervently for all those whom God is calling to be present to hear about it and set their faces like flint to attend. If you are an End-Time Handmaiden or Servant, this is YOUR convention—it’s your “family reunion.” You shouldn’t ask the Lord’s permission to attend, you should ask Him to stop you if you shouldn’t. It should be automatic to assume that you should be there! You will so enjoy the unity in His Presence!
Speakers include: Etienne Blom, Dutch Sheets, Barbara Yoder, Sigi Oblander, Mark Bristow, and yours truly. Let’s encourage everyone we know that has a hunger for God to get there to meet with Him! You can make your reservations online or call (479) 751-8300. The rate is $89.00 plus tax ($101.24) per night for up to four in the room, including a sumptuous breakfast.
Thank you! We are always so grateful to each one who is standing with us in unity both in prayer and in giving. Heaven is recording your acts of love and unity in the Body, and the Lord’s Glory and blessings are being poured out for you!
Your handmaiden and servant,
Sharon and Philip