Overlooking the desert valley from the heights of the Mitzpe Ramon, one could notice a stark change in the normally desolate desert plane below.  Veins of green could be seen on the desert floor as the fresh rains had graced it usually hard dry surface.  The rains of this season have been much heavier and frequent this year, a refreshing reprieve for Eretz Israel as spring quickly arrives.  Indeed, the desert is in full bloom with a rainbow carpet of shockingly beautiful flowers where before it was lifelessness and desolate.  Driving into the valley from where we had looked from a distance, we were shocked when we came upon a small newly formed lake in the low point of the desert with cold, fresh turquoise blue and clear water.  People from far and wide had come to witness and partake of the miracle in the desert. Immediately, Isaiah 35:1 came to mind that says, “The wilderness and the dry land will be glad; the Arabah (desert) will shout in exultation and blossom like the autumn crocus.”

You may say however, but of course this happens every season, but that is where you are wrong.  For the first time, fish are living in the Dead Sea in freshwater sinkholes on the shores of the Dead Sea along with a landscape of flowers instead of desert for kilometers around the saltine sea.  We are not saying that Ezekiel 47:8-9 has been fulfilled, as Yeshua has not yet returned, but we are saying this is a sign that has not graced the shores of the Dead Sea in living memory.  Before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot described the Dead Sea area as being well watered, and even that it was like the “Garden of the Lord” (Genesis 13:10).  That was before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and now after nearly 4,000 years of desolation and mockery, the land is beginning to live again.  This is certainly a sign of the times we are living in, and of the season of acceleration we that is upon us.  The creation is reacting and sensing the revealing of the sons and daughters of God that Romans 8:19 speaks of, and has harkened unto the return of the Jews to the promised land after nearly 2,000 years of absence.  We are living in very special times, and this is just one of many signs that the Father is giving us to prepare us for now and later.  As the rains continue to bless Israel, this is also a sign to you that whatever desert is currently in your life, the rain of the Elohim of Israel is about to pour out upon it, and life will appear where there was only death before.  The seed of a desert flower lays dormant for years and years, but just like every promise of Adonai over your life, it will blossom to perfection when least expected.  We pray for the Latter Rain (Joel 2:23) that will make the nations blossom all the way back to Jerusalem, and for the beauty of the Bride of Yeshua to be complete!  To Adonai be all the glory!  Don’t forget to pray for the salvation of Israel and the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6)!  God bless you and keep you!

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