On Christmas Eve, Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke with President Morales, entreating him to follow President Trump by announcing that he, too, would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. That evening, he did exactly that.
Shira writes, "For the first time in the history of modern Israel, a faith-based film on Yeshua the Messiah has been produced and premiered in theaters across Israel. "A New Spirit" tells the true story of Yacov Damkani, once a local gangster from a poverty-stricken town in Israel, who fled to the United States and was introduced to Yeshua as his Messiah."
Shira writes, "In this world of chaos, believe it or not, there are 124 nations which actually have border disputes, and some are occupying disputed territory. Yet 123 have chosen their own capital without any question from the rest of the world. Only Israel doesn't have a capital—that is, a capital recognized by the world."
Shira writes, "It is the Sovereign God who positioned men in places of authority and power, who knew the Bible. God's plans will never be thwarted. Blessed are those who have eyes to see and ears to hear!"
Shira writes, "To us who believe, we see a mighty act of our Creator instead of maintaining some ridiculous idea that this is mere happenstance. Yet few in this generation saw it as an act of God. However, the Bible proclaims over and again, that such phenomena are signs from God."
Shira writes, "Most lovers of Israel are not aware that the average Israeli, including college graduates, do not read the Hebrew language Old Testament because many of the books are written in vocabulary too ancient to easily understand. Neither do they read the New Testament, because they don't believe that it is God-inspired."
On the program, Shira shared about her personal life - how she accepted Yeshua, moved to Israel, met Ari - and how together they started Maoz Israel Ministries. She also spoke about what is happening in Israel as related to the Gospel being preached, and the challenges the Messianic community faces in the Land.
Shira writes, "As President Donald Trump tries his hand at this ultimate peace deal, hopefully his advisors are supplying him with accurate briefs on the subject of "whose land is this?" Certainly, for every Bible believer, it is worth spending a few minutes to review the historical facts."
Shira writes, "'You are destined to live in Israel.' This prophecy was given to me numerous times as a young girl in my early 20's... But on October 15, 1967, 50 years ago, I arrived in Israel for a two-week visit with my parents. Only four months before, the little nation of just over two million Jewish citizens had escaped complete annihilation..."
The script was simple, just use the word of God, straight from the Bible. The pictures were simple, just show what God was actually doing in re-born Israel. Now 40+ years later, the film is as timeless and powerful as ever.