Remember – From International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

Pledge to Remember

Shalom, Ed,

No one who experiences Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) in Israel ever forgets it. And from sundown April 11 to sundown April 12, something very moving will happen.

At precisely 10 am, for two minutes, sirens sound across the country. All activity literally comes to a halt. People stop working, pedestrians pause, cars pull over to the side of the road, and Israel is united in silent remembrance of the six million people murdered during this terrible chapter in history.

This year, as Israel prepares to celebrate her 70th birthday, I am asking friends of Israel everywhere to show their solidarity with the Jewish state that rose from the ashes of the Holocaust by observing two minutes of silence to remember those who perished.

In the Bible, God told Ezekiel to prophesy to the dry bones – the people of Israel – “I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land” (Ezekiel 37:14). For 70 years, the modern state of Israel has stood as fulfillment of this prophecy.

Thank you, my friend. Your moment of silence will remind the world that we must “never forget” the Holocaust – and that we must continue to support Israel, the sovereign Jewish state that for 70 years has been a refuge where Jewish people can live in safety.

With prayers for shalom, peace,

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
Founder and President

One Year Ago Today

One year ago today, February 26th of 2017, my wonderful wife Amy suffered a stroke. Thankfully, God wasn’t ready just yet to take her home. She has been through so much in the last year, that it’s only appropriate that I give thanks to the Lord for the blessing that Amy truly is to me and so many others.

She has endured numerous days in the hospital on more than one occasion,  several trips to the ER, weeks and weeks of speech therapy, countless doctor appointments, the guilt of raking up thousands of dollars of medical bills, and so much more.

If you feel led to comment to Amy, you can do so in the comment section below or by going here.

May God continue to bless Amy in all that she does!

Our Prayer Page

For a long time, we’ve had a Facebook Prayer Page. It’s always been a small part of what we do (the page and not prayer in general).

It seems like the right time, with the conviction of the Holy Spirit, to take this part of the ministry up a notch.  Prayer is certainly no small thing, and we want to make this a safe place where you can bring your requests, and also where you will pray for others.

To be a part of the Prayer Group – go here.

While there, you can either “like” the page, just visit, or just leave a request. For requests that you would like for only Pastor Ed Boston to see – use this link.

Matthew 19:26 – Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Can We Mourn About The Florida Tragedy Properly? Please!!!!

The thoughts and prayers of all of us at the Ed Boston Podcast Network go out for everyone affected by the tragic situation today in Florida.

Here are some thoughts I have on this topic in general.

After giving some thought about this situation and how it will be reported on and reacted to, I came up with the following.

  • The story will change so many times so the early story will not be the final story.
  • The kid will be called mentally ill (seems to me that one would have to be to open fire inside of a high school).
  • Liberals will blame guns.
  • Conservatives will throw up the 2nd amendment (which you know I’m all for).
  • None of the above will bring those precious lives lost back or heal the wounds, both physically and mentally, of everyone who were victims.

All the while – where is the grief for all those affected? The bodies are barely cold (some haven’t even been removed from the building) and you know that every side of the equation is doubling down right now instead of giving respect to those who have passed, those that are injured, those that survived, and all of their families and friends.

For once, can’t we put aside all of the things above that  I listed and just take the time to properly mourn another horrible chapter in American history.

God’s blessings and comfort to those who need it, and may the healing power of Jesus Christ be with all who have been injured.

Gathering In DC In The Name of Jesus

Christians From All 50 States Praying in Nation’s Capital for ‘Spiritual Shift’ in America

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of Christians from every state in the U.S. have assembled on the National Mall this weekend to sing and worship in dozens of tents and pray for a “spiritual shift” in America.

America’s Tent of Meeting, is sponsored by Awaken the Dawn and several other partner organizations for the express purpose of focusing on Jesus and to pray for a nation in crisis. ATM began Friday night with a call to repentance on the main stage where an estimated 30,000 people were in attendance park police said, according to an and event organizer.

“I see Awaken the Dawn as part of a bigger story that God is telling,” said Michael Beardslee of Phoenix, Arizona, in an interview with The Christian Post outside the New Mexico prayer tent. Beardslee works for a nonprofit volunteer engagement agency and has just begun doctoral studies at Grand Canyon University.

“There is a story that the enemy is telling in our nation, and he likes a lot of attention and he gets the attention a lot of the time,” he said. But it’s God’s story that will prevail, he added.

Go here to read the rest of the story.  Christian Post Story

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