Update: Israeli Messianic Leader Continuing to Recover from Heart Surgery

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We praise God! Jacob is out of the hospital and now in rehabilitation. He still has a lot of pain, much to learn and we desperately need the Lord in every step of this path.

We are seeking the Lord for guidance. It looks like He has something new, something different. We do not know what yet.

These two verses came to mind today:

“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” (Genesis 32:26)

Jacob often relates to Jacob, our forefather as an example. The situation the Lord has brought Jacob in now is somehow similar to what Jacob experienced at Peniel. What Jacob experienced in the heart of the sea and the hours that followed was definitely an encounter with the Lord, a visitation of the Almighty. We stand in awe over the magnitude of it.  And the visitation is not over yet. Jacob has been taken away from people, from the world – in solitude, alone with the Lord – and we know that this is for a purpose, that the Lord wants to visit Jacob, to be with him, to bless him and to instruct him about how to make use of this new life he has been given.