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Honoring Hanukkah

This year Hanukkah will begin on the evening of Tuesday, December 12 and ends on the night of Wednesday, December 20. The Hebrew word Hanukkah means “dedication” and the Jewish holiday celebrates the re-dedication of the second temple in Israel. Hanukkah is also known as the ...

National Aliyah Day

Israel celebrated its second National Aliyah Day on Friday, October 27, 2017. Yes, that's right, Yom HaAliyah (Aliyah Day) is an Israeli national holiday celebrated annually on the seventh of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. This celebration was established to acknowledge Aliyah, immigration to the...

The Balfour Declaration

On November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration, a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild, the president of the British Zionist Federation, publicized Britain's support of a Jewish state in Palestine. That monumental declaration was the outcome of years of...

What is making Aliyah?

"...and they shall bring your sons in their bosom, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders." Isaiah 49:22b
 
Aliyah in Hebrew means “ascent” or “the act of going up” that is, towards Jerusalem. The immigration of Jews from all nations to the “...

The Source

I love the word of focus the Lord gave OEUSA this year, “Growth.”

Let me tell you a brief story. About ten years ago I bought a plant for my wife on Valentine’s Day. I honestly don’t know the name of the plant, but it has the hardiest green leaves and resilience that is incredible. We go...

When You Bless Israel You’ll Be Blessed

"They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings." - Romans 15:27 NIV

Years ago, God gave me a desire to help the people of Israel....

Just an Observation - Pastor Bill Clark

My first trip to Israel was in many ways a blur. I saw so much and God was showing me so much, it took weeks to unpack it all. There were times when I felt as though it was just God and me…alone in the Land. Almost completely oblivious to those who were there with me. First timers…be forewarned...

Ruth, Daughter of Yahweh - Part 4

“Where you go, I will go...” Ruth 1:16

So often we hear these words at weddings, as brides pledge their love and loyalty to their soon-to-be husbands. These same words were actually words spoken by Ruth to her mother-in-law Naomi. She declared, “Do not urge me to leave you or...

Impressions From the Land - Pastor Bill Clark

I'm back in the Land again, and it feels like home to me. There are few places or things on this earth like Israel! The moment your feet touch the ground...it touches you back, God Himself touches you.

Out of all the places I've visited in Israel, none have impacted me like Caesarea. I'm...

Ruth, Daughter of Yahweh - Part 3

Tragedy Strikes and Strikes Hard - Ruth 1:3-4

Ruth 1:3-4 tells me that a tragedy of epic portions struck Naomi’s small family. Husbands and sons died, and three women were left alone. The words are few, but they are sharp and painful, and they penetrate deep into the heart and...