Posts with the category “shofar”
Shofar - In the 'Last Days'!
by Alta de Lange on January 5th, 2022
These days, one often hears and sometimes on a daily basis, that we are living in the “last days” before our Lord Jesus comes back. I believe that God is building His kingdom out of all the nations across the world. This includes you and me. Remember we are the salt and the light of the world.With that in mind, I have not seen “believers” so confused as they seem right now. It seems as if they are...
Shofar - Anna
by Alta de Lange on November 25th, 2021
I have been in Persia many times and every time I go, I meet people and make new friends. Persion culture is very deeply rooted within social structures. Islam have however “disrupted” their pure Persian culture in many ways and today one can understand why the youth are so “confused” and very desperate for new beginnings or a “free” life. Many years ago I came to the understanding that a person’s...
Shofar - His written WORD
by Alta de Lange on September 9th, 2021
I have always believed, I still do, that the Word of God, the Bible; should be central in a Jesus follower’s life. I am not talking about having a bible or several bibles but to make it part of your life. We should study the Word of God and read it constantly. We always say that the Will of our heavenly Father for our life is in the Word. You see, another way of making the statement relevant i...
Shofar - Show me Your glory!
by Alta de Lange on August 5th, 2021
Sometimes in one’s life one get so used to doing the “right thing”. Especially if you believe that you have been called for that one “thing”. Routine can be good or bad depending how it affects one’s heart. Like the old saying that says: ‘A person gets so busy with the “things” of the Lord and not the Lord of the “things”’.A couple of years ago, I went to Persia and in the last week of the trip I ...
Shofar - An unexpected request
by Alta de Lange on June 2nd, 2021
In the beginning of 2020, I was glued to the TV watching the events unfold in the Middle East. I have been to this specific Persian country a couple of times and the people of this country hold a special place in my heart. It was not easy for me to watch these events as I knew without a doubt, that the people that will eventually suffer the most, will be the believers in the underground church.M...
The Shofar: Pivot Point
by Alta de Lange on May 7th, 2021
I believe that as believers we all have pivotal points in our lives. They can either be very personal or general experiences. These experiences affect our hearts and minds to the extent that we make changes in our lives. They can often lead to a deeper understanding of certain aspects of our lives.Personally I have experienced three major pivotal points while in the country I was called to serv...
The Shofar: Go...
by Alta de Lange on March 18th, 2021
Not long ago the Lord ask me to go the Israel. The message was: “Go and preach the Gospel in the synagogues of Jerusalem”. Preparing to go was not an easy task at all. Firstly, I have never done this before and secondly I have been going to a specific country in the Middle East for a number of years. By now I have become familiar with the local language and culture of that country. I could not...
The Shofar: The Shepherd's Voice - Part 2
by Alta de Lange on October 6th, 2020
In the first article I mentioned the Bakhtiari tribe. There are many Bakhtiari people that still live according to their traditional way in the South-West of Iran. Bakhtiari nomads migrate twice a year with their herds to find pasture for their herds. During Spring they migrate to the mountains and stay in their Summer quarters. In Autumn they migrate to valleys and the plains and they stay in the...
The Shofar: GOOD NEWS
by Alta de Lange on August 28th, 2020
In my life, being involved in missions for 25 years, I have met a lot of people from different backgrounds and cultures. I truly believe that our heavenly Father loves different cultures with amazing different colours and languages. No culture is better than the other as we are all born in the image of God. Culture becomes a problem when it influences the true gospel (the GOOD NEWS) by adding o...
The Shofar: Fear vs Faith
by Alta de Lange on July 31st, 2020
I believe that Jesus calls all His followers to participate in the establishment of His Kingdom. I also believe that the deeds of one are not more significant than the others. As we read in the Bible: “Our best efforts are like filthy rags in front of the Lord. We do it not out of our own flesh but out of His love for us and what He called us to do.”At one stage of my life the Lord called me t...
The Shofar: The Shepherd's Voice
by Alta de Lange on July 2nd, 2020
I have been in “missions” since 1994 and I have been traveling to a fair amount of countries, tribes and remote areas. I have seen a lot and I have experienced quite a bit in my simple life. But never have I had a moment like the following. It lasted only 5 seconds but it left a profound imprint on my heart and mind. It is with trepidation that I put a trembling hand to paper.If I close my eye...