Wednesday, January 4, 2012


From David Ortiz in Ariel we received an extremely sobering dream he had that we believe is important for the coming year.  In his own words:
January 4, 2012   I want to address this crisis because it applies to those of us who live here and those who live outside the country. There are many who are doing an excellent and vital work in Israel, and who are glorifying the Lord in this land.  In the Messiah, David Ortiz

16 So it was, from that time on, that half of my servants worked at construction, while the other half held the spears, the shields, the bows, and wore armor; and the leaders were behind all the house of Judah. 17 Those who built on the wall, and those who carried burdens, loaded themselves so that with one hand they worked at construction, and with the other held a weapon. 18 Every one of the builders had his sword girded at his side as he built. And the one who sounded the trumpet was beside me. 19 Then I said to the nobles, the rulers, and the rest of the people, “The work is great and extensive, and we are separated far from one another on the wall. 20 Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.” 21 So we labored in the work, and half of the men held the spears from daybreak until the stars appeared.   Nehemiah 4:16-21

DREADFUL DREAM   Last night I had a dream.  I heard an announcement that was made from Hell, saying, “There is a sword that has been issued to cut down those that are declaring the message of salvation to the Jewish people that Yeshua is the Messiah. It should cut them down to pieces.”

I could hear that the order was given from far away and from a very deep pit.  The believers were in a type of a dark catacomb, caves where there were many passage ways.  Soon a very tall man came out who had a very dark shadow on him.  He came out running and swinging a machete with all his might.  People began fleeing from before him.  As he ran towards the groups of people, one of the brothers braced himself as the man was swinging and coming in his direction, but he bypassed this brother and made it clear that he wasn’t the target, but the others were. 

As he chased the others, I could hear the clinking sound of the weapon hitting solid rock when the machete didn’t hit its mark, but some were hit.   But just because he wasn’t able to hit some, that didn’t deter him from continuing to pursue the people in the catacombs and didn’t stop him from his goal. 

The brother that was spared by being bypassed was gripped with fear and backed up to the cold wall behind him in order to not be seen.  Once again, the assassin bypassed him, but this time made it clearer that he would not be targeted as long as he didn’t get involved.  The brother felt relieved that his life had been spared.

Among the courts of men, people’s motives aren’t always clear-cut and identifiable.  Sometimes it isn’t immediately clear if the crime was intentional, 1st degree, 2nd degree, or done out of ignorance, because man doesn’t know the heart and it can take a long period of time or even years before the true motive is revealed.   But with God this is not the case.  Truth is evident in less than a second because all the intentions of a man’s heart are laid bare and not hidden. 

Man stands before God completely naked and without excuse (Hebrews 4:12-13), and in the dream this was plainly understood and evident.  The reason why the brother did not get involved and didn’t take interest in trying to save the others is because he was relieved that his life had been spared.  It was almost like he was in the heat of a hot a desert with no relief in sight and all of a sudden he was transported to a room that was fully air conditioned and comfortable and  had all the amenities he needed to refresh himself from the trauma of what he had seen.  At least he thought so, because little did he know that his escape was temporary and he would also meet the same fate.

When I woke up, I was in shock that I had even dreamt something like this so clearly and plainly.  These words from the book of Esther came immediately to my mind:

 And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. 14 For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”  Esther 4:13-14  

I am a student of history, like many of us are.  As a child I always wondered how people could stand by and let others be mistreated, just so their lives could be spared.  I wondered because I was raised in a home and in a certain group of people with the mentality that felt that it was a cowardly act to stand by when others were being attacked and abused especially if it was in your power to do something about it.  But my experience growing up and examples in history show us that when people don’t stand up for others, it allows aggressors to hurt whole people groups and communities. The Bible says

But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?  1 John 3:17

As we see, read and hear, the Ministry of Interior, other government agencies, anti-missionary groups and non-believing religious groups that purposely target Christian groups to get funds and benefits, are making it clear that all those who work with Messianic believers will be harassed directly or indirectly, and when applicable, visas will be taken away or put into question. 

The College in Ariel has made it completely clear to Christians that come to study in their programs that if they work with or even fellowship with Messianic Jews, their visas will be revoked.  Born-again believers submit to that threat and intimidation, thereby even considering to have their right eye to be removed like in the book of 1 Samuel 11. The Ammonites came against a tribe of Israel, and the Israelites who were badly outnumbered wanted to make a peace treaty with them.  The Ammonites said they would consider that only if the Israelites would allow them to gouge out their right eyes, and thus bring a reproach to Israel.  In the same manner, believers allow their God-given freedom of choice and worship to be taken away in order to spare themselves.  May God give us the strength when the time comes to cling to the words of Yeshua,

Greater love has no man, than to lay down his life (or his self-interest, or his ministry) for his brother. John 15:13

And to stand up for His bride that He gave and shed His blood for.

Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.  Hebrews 13:3  

Here are some practical steps you can take to help Jewish Believers who have made Yeshua Lord and Savior of their lives in Israel.

-          Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure.” Ps 122:6  
-          Pray for body of the Lord that lives in Israel.
-          Adopt a person, family or congregation in prayer.
-          Support businesses and buy things made by believers in Yeshua.
-          Request newsletters from credible ministries in Israel so you can stay informed.
-          Support the more than 120 Messianic Congregations which are spread from the Northernmost to the Southern-most part of the country.
-          Read your Bible, understand history, the economy, up to date events, understand disputes, facts about Israel, past present and future, know who are the Ethnic groups and religions that live here.

World War II was won with more than tanks, missiles and an army.  It was won also by something called “The Home Front” who were people who took it upon themselves to write letters, make phone calls, send pictures, remember people’s birthdays, send care packages, and in doing so encourage and strengthen the soldiers on the front lines.

There are numerous ministries in Israel that are doing a tremendous work for the Lord in spiritual and physical ways that the home front can strengthen and encourage. 

ADDITION added Jan 5 2012 at 7 AM
by Donna Diorio

"Dreadful Dream" is the warning of an assignment from hell that has gone out against those declaring salvation to the Jewish people, and how some believers think themselves "safe" if they just keep out of the way, un-involved. I received the Dreadful Dream early yesterday from a ministry in Israel whose sons was miraculously spared by God when he opened a Purim basket that had been rigged with powerful explosives and left on the Messianic family's doorstep by a religious extremist.

I believe that all word curses spoken out against these are a major factor in David Ortiz's "Dreadful Dream".

Words are like arrows - whether intentional or unintentional - speaking evil against someone unleashes an assignment for those words to hit their mark.

I'm not just offended by the lack of backing the Body in Israel gets from the Church - I am alarmed at how vulnerable we leave them. Selah.
January 5, 2012 6:57 AM


Donna Diorio, said...
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Mid Stutsman said...

I stand with you and your family, David. My love for Israel is greater than my allegiance to this country or governing body. My love for the Lord more than my life. Would that I could be there with you. I'm writing the second novel in my Jerusalem Crisis Trilogy...and the main focus is about the Messianic Jews and their plight. I hope I can visit you all soon.
Baruch atem b'Shem Yeshua,