Category: Michael Bentley

May1, 2019. Owasso, OK updated May 13, 2019

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Dear Mission Partners,

  I have been in USA since Sept. 18, 2018. I went from Jacksonville, FL to Bethesda, MD for my 59th high school reunion. I am thankful to have met old & new friends there. I met believers in Jesus.  I visited with Toni Birch with whom I roomed in 1959 at the University of Maryland.  I met some Jews.  I returned to Jax, to trade my van in for a mini-van.  Then headed to Chattanooga, TN. Richard Cohen turned 70 in Nov. and started receiving his social Security check and got a permanent part time job. All along the way I met financial supporters and prayer partners. Then to Tulsa , OK where Pastor David Langley helped me with my computer needs.   I then went to OH, NY, NJ, VA and back to Jax to be with my brother and sister for Christmas. In Jan. I covered FL then headed to AL and AR.  In Morrilton, AR area I spoke in 2 Baptist churches I have never visited before. I returned to Owasso, OKwhere again David helped me with my computer needs and correspondence to supporters. David sent out this first letter of recognition of financial support in May.  I am thankful for the body of Christ. I went to TX, to be with CMC headquarters (March 2-3) then to Odessa (Mar 9-14), Plains (16-23) & Lubbock TX (Mar -24) where I have supporting churches.  Then to Davenport, Iowa Mar 29-31) and then Chicago, then to northern Manitoba, Canada to Thompson to a supporting church. I witnessed to an Israeli father & son in Winnipeg, MB with Elvin Ensign.  Then returned to USA to Chicago to visit Dan Flasman & Norman & Kathy Oswald.  I visited Calvary Bible Church in Ellerslie, MD (May 3-5),  Dick Tredinnick in Gainesville, VA (May 6), NC Bill Barnard (May 7)  and to Jax, FL to return to France May 15 to continue my summer ministry to East Europe beginning June 1.  I must first go to Switzerland-CH.
I am thankful to all who have received me on this trip and for those who have prayed. I am thankful for each financial gift given so far in Jan to April, 2019.  As Abraham’s servant said after finding Rebekah for Isaac: “I being in the way, the LORD led me..”. Genesis 24:27

Michael David Bentley 

Rom 1:8-13   verse 12 “That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.”

I being in the way, the LORD led me..

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I have been in USA since Sept. 18, 2018. I went from Jacksonville, FL to Bethesda, MD for my 59th high school reunion. I am thankful to have met old & new friends there. I returned to Jax, then headed to Chattanooga, TN. All along the way I met financial supporters and prayer partners. Then to Tulsa , OK area, then to OH, NY NJ, VA and back to Jax to be with my brother and sister for Christmas. In Jan. I covered FL then headed to AL and I am now in AR and I am due to go to OK tomorrow. I am thankful for the body of Christ . Here around Morrilton, AR I spoke in 2 Baptist churches I have never visited before. I am headed to TX, then to Iowa and then Chicago, then to northern Manitoba, Canada to Thompson to a supporting church. Then back to USA to MD, VA, NC and Jax, FL to return to France May 15 to continue my summer ministry to East Europe.
I am thankful to all who have received me on this trip and for those who have prayed. As Abraham’s servant said after finding Rebekah for Isaac: “I being in the way, the LORD led me..”. Genesis 24:27

SCHEDULE FOR MICHAEL BENTLEY JAN. 18, 2019 TO MAY 15, 2019

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“I being in the way the LORD led me”. Gen 24:27

Jan. 2019

18-21 Mark Rosenthal Bradenton, FL (8 of his children were there.)

22-23 Orlando area

24-25 Elias Monsour, Diane Spence, Lakeland, FL, Vincent Lucido, Rand Rossier

25-27. Silver Springs, FL Faith Baptist Church, pastor Joshua Sweet

28-30 Jacksonville, FL

31- Madison, FL Buba Greene.

Feb 1-6 Milton, FL Tim Judge 79 blind still sends literature to the Philippines, Janice Pierce

9-10 Birmingham, AL. Bluff Park Bible Church, Edward Avery

10-11 Northport, AL Herman & Beverly Pinion and Dafny their daughter.

12-13 Athens, AL Wahls, www.wisementrading.com

15-19 Morrilton, AR Dwight Scott

20 Danard, AR Rick Montgomery, Drug rehab, Zoo Church.

21-26 Owasso, OK. David & Martha Langley, Bethany Missionary Baptist

27 Texarkana, TX Joan Davenport and her relatives.

28-March 4 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX or Houston, TX?

7-12 Odessa, TX. Tabernacle Baptist Church, Northside Baptist Church.

15-20 Plains, TX Royce & Cynthia Blair, First Baptist Church

21-24. Lubbock, TX Glenn Harlin, Skyline Baptist Church, knee pain

25-31 Go to Davenport, Iowa, Samuel & Damaris Bolet

April 1 Cousin Corki in Sycamore, IL

2- Visit my parnets’ graves, Norm & Kathy Oswald in Richmond, IL

To Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

To Thompson, MB, CN Burntwood Baptist Church, Pastor Lee Picket.

25-28 Chicago, IL

29-May 5 Ellerslie, MD. Pastor Greg Miller, Calvary Bible Church, Ken Korns

6- Dick Tredinnick, Gainesville, VA

7 Glenn Fogle, Charlotte, NC

8-14 Jacksonville, FL

15 To France.

Around June 4 start summer tour.

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

As Christ makes it possible, Michael Bentley Rom 1:16

PRAYER LETTER DECEMBER 2018. CHRISTMAS CHINCOTEQGUE, VA

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Dear PRAYER PARTNERS,

The Messiah was born in Bethlehem according to Old Testament prophecies.

In Israel In 1969 I was riding in a big Mercedes taxi I think 8 or 9 people. My Hebrew was limited. We started from Bear Sheva going north to Jerusalem. It is 44 miles direct route. I found no grace to speak before we reached Bethlehem, which is 2 miles south of Jerusalem. As we reached Bethlehem I could keep silent no longer. I quoted Micah 5:2 in Hebrew. “But thou Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” The Messiah has always existed, “But when the fullness of the time was come, God brought forth his Son”. Galatians 4:4. “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14. May the Holy Spirit of God lead us into meditations of Jesus Christ’s birth.

Grace was given once again to make the 3-month summer tour from Paris to Romania-RO. I again had contact with the Jews in Budapest, Hungary-HU. I met an Israeli who has contact with an Israeli believer in Tel Aviv.

I renewed fellowship with 2 Independent Baptist churches in Romania-RO, in Beius & Hunadoara. It is helpful to hear of their blessings and needs. In Hunadoara a member of the church has prayed many years for his wife’s salvation. Florin’s wife was saved! Florin is a happy man. As usual in Bucharest, RO I spoke in Episcu Radu Church with Pishti Benedek translating. I met Pishti in 1988 as he invited me to teach in a week camp. That was before the change in government. And I spoke in the Maranatha Baptist church with Pastor Ioan Tone. He had in the last year a severe heart attack, but he is back preaching. I hurried on to Bulgaria-BG where I preached in Russe, Plovdiv and Sofia the capital. I was thankful for clothes Pastor Viorel Dumitru gave me in Giurgiu, RO for BG. Lit. was distributed. In Plovdiv Elisabeth Nicovi-Popov had a stroke on her spine and after a year and a half has made it to a wheel chair. Her father Dimitir Nicovi was pastor of the Baptist church and now her brother Stoico Nicovi is the pastor. In Katerini, Greece I visited Linda Callahan-Sinopidis who was a student in the Christian college TTS in Chattanooga when I was. Her husband has dementia and Linda is caring for him. I was blessed as I handed out Greek literature. Literature went out to truck drivers of many countries. I especially like to give out Turkish literature. I always meet them at the border between Germany-D & Austria-A.

Again we had our camp in Rucar, RO with the Mioveni church. There were about 30 young people mostly teen agers. We studied the Sermon on the Mount, Matt 5-7. I hurried back to France-FR by way of HU, Croatia-HR, Slovenia-SLO, Italy-IT, A, Switzerland-CH to leave for USA on Sept. 18. Jews were met in Budapest on the way back. I spoke in 2 Independent Baptist Churches in Biudapest at this time. Literature was distributed in Zagreb, HR and SLO and Trieste, IT, A & CH.

There was a meeting with 2 Pastors in CH: Bruno & Doris Scharer & Hans & Sylvie Rufenacht. I visited Donald & Violet Gyger in Tavanes, CH. Jesus helped me to arrange my affairs for my trip to USA.

In the USA I spoke in 2 supporting churches in my home town of Jacksonville, FL then I went to the 59thhigh school reunion in Bethesda, MD. I met 3 believing couples, a brother and 3 Jews and Toni Birch my roommate at University of Maryland in 1959. I met Glenn Fogle in Charlotte, NC who was a fellow student in Tennessee Temple Schools-TTS. He has a throat problem with difficulty speaking. In Chattanooga, TN I was with Richard Cohen. His Messiah has blessed him and he now is 70 and is receiving his social security check and has a part time job. I visited Casper Koning of Gospel Signs. He has turned the work over to 3 brothers. I have been distributing the coroplast Bible signs and metal ones. The Bible verse signs can be a silent witness in your front lawn. Casper will have open heart surgery December 5, 2018. I will be with my brother and sister for Christmas in Jax, FL. I will visit in FL in January. Jan. 27 I will be in Faith Baptist in Silver Springs, FL. I then head west to AL, LA, AR, OK & TX. I have 2 Baptist churches that support my ministry in Odessa, TX. I will visit Plains and Lubbock, TX where I have supporters. After TX then head toward Chicago. I plan to be in Davenport, IA with Sam Bolet & his church March 30-April 1, not confirmed. Then I will go to Chicago and from there I will fly to Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada then go to Thompson to be with Burntwood Baptist church, pastor Lee & Donna Picket. One of the members Joyce Trainor has been sick for a long time. I have prayed 4 years for Chrsitain singer Johnny Miles who is a back slidden Cree Indian. He posted no new song since 2013, In Nov. 2018 he posted a new song!!! You tube: johnnymilescreehymns

May15, 2019 I plan to return to France. The summer tour will be early in June. It is planned a 7-day meeting in the Mioveni church in RO in June. We will be studying the book of Revelation. I plan to go to UKRAINE-UA before the summer camp in Rucar, RO in early August.

Thanks for traveling with me with your prayers and interest,

MERRY CHRSITMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Michael Bentley. Rev 1:3

PRAYER UPDATE NOV 2018

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PRAYER UPDATE NOVEMBER 7, 2018
SALAMANCA, NY NEAR BUFFALO
I came to USA Sept. 18 for an 8-month furlough. I spoke in 2 churches in Jacksonville, FL my home town. I went to my 59th high school reunion in Bethesda, MD. I was blessed to meet born again Christians there, 3 couples and a brother. I visited Glenn Fogle in Charlotte, NC, who was a student at TTS. Throat surgery of 5 years ago left his voice impaired. In GA I met Sally Lauderdale who is now 90 and living alone in Wrens, GA. Her husband George died and Intercession for Israel was closed. She is teaching Sunday school. I returned to Jacksonville to trade my car in on another and the new one is working all right.

I visited Richard Cohen in Chattanooga, TN who is now 70 years old. He was a student in Tenn. Temple schools in the 70’s. His father a Jew was saved and baptized in Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga. I saw also Jeanne Allen & Curtis Stiltner who were students at TT Schools. I got gospel signs in Cross Plains, TN from Casper Koning of Gospel Text Mission. He has retired from the Mission and 3 other men are carrying on the ministry.

I visited Pastor Dwight Scott a supporter in Morrilton, AR. Br Floyd Stell was from this area. He died about a year ago, he was a student at TT Bible School. He would go with me to the Jews when we were Bible School students. I visited Pastor David Langley in Tulsa OK area for help on my computer. I spoke in his church Bethany Baptist in Tulsa.

I went to NY planning to meet supporters there. I am presently with David Kaus in Buffalo area in Salamanca where the Seneca Indians live. I will speak in East Pharsalia Baptist church Nov 11 a supporting church in NY. I will visit NJ, PA, VA, GA. In VA I will visit in Chincoteague at a supporting church in Horntown Baptist church. In GA I want to see May Suddeth and David & Barbara Beatty in Roswell, and Mary Evelyn Hernandes & her daughter’s family Leonel & Laura Valdez in LaGrange. There should be time to visit in AL in December. I plan to spend Christmas in Jacksonville, FL then visit in FL in January.

I am scheduled to teach the book of Revelations in a 7 or 8 day meeting in Mioveni, RO in June then in beginning of August we have an annual 1 week camp where I will continue The Life of Christ.

Michael Bentley Rev 3:20

PRAYER LETTER JUNE 2018

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Frauenkirchen, Austria

Shalom Prayer Partners,

Thanks to your prayers God’s grace has kept me going. The summer tour has started. I was in Frauenkirchen, A this morning. The town’s name means The church of the Women. Jews were expelled from this small town. In 1876 there were 864 Jews here, in 1938 there were 400. The Nazis came to expel the 400 Jews, and all were expelled. Later that year Nov. 9-10 was Crystal Nacht in Germany when Jews were harassed, their shops broken, & their synagogues & homes or apartments burned. Some of the Jews of Frauenkirchen went to Hungary where the Nazis took them to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. The synagogue in Frauenkirhen was destroyed in 1938. I visited the old Jewish cemetery and area where the synagogue was. In the old Jewish cemetery there are 1200 graves. This is the 3rdconsecutive year I have stayed in Paula camping run by Helmut Hochedlinger in Frauenkirchen. He has helped me each year, especially this year. Today I came to Budapest, HU to be at the synagogue Shabbat morning.

May 1 I went to England with the De Rozier Drakotoarisoa family with their 4 children for 6 days. They are originally from Madagascar. We went by car and ferry. Some literature was given getting on the ferry going to GB. I visited Anthony & Jeanne Atwood whom I knew from my years in Israel. Anthony worked among the Arabs. I had 3 blessed days of distribution in Northampton. Many took. One woman stopped to share her experience. She was in the church in her teens and distributing as I was doing. She got pregnant and was rejected by church & parents and then fell into sin. She did not appear ready to return to Christ. If I would have had the 4thday I could have finished my literature. I got hit hard with lower stomach-bowel pain. It came and went for the next month. I met Patrick in distribution in Northampton and he has been visiting Anthony and his meeting since. He apparently is after abusive drug use with brain damage. June 20 I saw a specialist for internal medicine and his ultra sound test showed nothing alarming, but more tests may need to be done. The doctor received the tract and commented a little.

In mid-May I traveled in France on my annual France-Tour with a 1 night visit in Switzerland-CH. While putting up a Bible poster a man was right up next to my shoulder. He said he wanted to help me put the poster up. All was ready so I gave it to him. He did a good job but when he read “Do you believe on the Son of God” he realized he was into something he did not want to be a part of! He shouted to his buddies what he had just done! On another occasion a man came from the bar opposite where I was putting up the same poster about the Son of God. He came close and asked who is that for? I said “for you!”. He did not agree, but he said it was all right to poster it. I again visited retired pastor Kurt & Mireille Rugger. Kurt helped me find posters in Montelimare. Mireille called city hall and they told her where 12 posters where. That was a great help. Their church in Dieu le Fit must move but for perhaps 2 years they can not find another place to rent. During WW11 the Mayor of Dieu le Fit got false ID papers for Jews to get them out of FR into CH which is not far from their city. I was thankful to see François & Veronique Blum in Lyon. He is a Messianic Jew and works with Jews for Jesus. Their son Olivier is in full time ministry among students in Lyon area. I went to Bienne, CH to see Pastor Hans & Sylvie Rufenacht. His church supports my ministry. I stayed with Donald & Violet Gyger once again. It had been several years since I saw them. Donald is retired and is quite busy. They have always helped immigrants. I was able to get a good supply of French tracts in Bienne. Pastor Louis Marie Lemofac in Olivet near Orleans, FR was happy to get a good portion of these tracts as his church is very active and regular in distribution.

As the summer tour begins I meet truck drivers from various countries and literature is received in their languages. Each year I stop at the D-A border especially to give Turkish tracts. This time there was a good distribution to the Turkish drivers. In the camp sites often Dutch-NL is needed. It is a challenge to get out and distribute in the rest stops but once distributing Christ gives grace and blessing. I was in Germany ready to enter A. I had to stop to make a call. After the call I offered a man a tract. He said I had spoken to him before! I remember that meeting. He is Romanian born living in D. His work brings him to rest stops often. After getting my literature at GBV in Eschenberg, D, I went to visit Michael Gabi. Michael was born a Muslim in Jerusalem. He came to Christ while I was living in Jerusalem in 1982. I moved into his apartment to help disciple him, but his family did not allow it. The First Baptist Bible Church of East Jerusalem ministered and prayed for Michael. A sister in Christ witnessed to him earlier on a train in Europe. Michael settled in Germany and has 8 children. The youngest now is about 13. I went to Berg to Word of Life for the week end. As always they were helpful and gave me food and a place to park my van in which I slept. Sunday morning I attended the meeting in Wolfratshousen in which I shared about the Jew. Jn 4:22 I stayed in the evening with the Rainer & Valerie Nothoft family, 5 children. The oldest Benjamin who is 18 was a great help to me. Irmgard Krauter filled my van again on Sunday evening. Benjamin arranged so I did not have to sleep on the front seat as the back was full. Benjamin helped find a place to sleep in Salzburg, in an Evangelical Church. I was glad to meet Pastor Stefan & Claudia Huoniger, they have 5 children. They have an international church as there are members from several different countries. I did a distribution near the church. I met one man who had a friend who went to the Baptist church in Salzburg. He had had a serious heart operation, he showed me his scars. I pushed on to Paula Camp where Helmut gave me a cabin for free for 3 nights.

I will be in RO from June 26 to July 17: 26-27.6-Beius,Pastor Beltechi-Baptist; 28-29.6 Hunadoara-Mihai Czentye-Baptist; 30.6- 1-3.7 Cisnedia-Ovidiu Domnariu, 4-5.7 Medias, 6.7 Talmachiu; Hunadoara-Mihai C., 7-10.7; 11-14.7 Camp Birheni Don Forrester of Fredericksburg, VA teaching; 14-15.7 Bucahrest- Episcoradu church & Maranatha Baptist; 16.7 Giurgiu, Pastor Viorel Dumitru; Bulgaria-BG 17-30: 17-19.7 Russe, Baptist pastor Ivaylo Syarov, Darin Ivanov, Bishop Peter; 20-22.7, Plovdiv Baptist church Stoico Nicovi; 23-24.7 Baptist Pastor Mitco Podgorsky; 25-26.7 Katerini, Greece, 27.7 Sandansky, BG; 28-29.7 Sofia-Pastor Rassovsky; 30.7 Russe,BG; RO-July 31-Aug.16: 31.7-9.8 Mioveni, 1-3.8 Mioveni meeting The Jew, 4-10.8 Camp Rucar -Sermon on Mount; 11.8 Piatra Nametz wedding of Tibi & Emanuela; 12-16.8 RO; HU 17-20.8 Budapest; 21-22.8 Zagreb, Croatia-HR; 23-24.8 Slovenia-SLO; 25-27.8 Trieste, Italy-IT; 28-29.8 A; 30-31.8 D, Ludwigsburg, challenge Afghan converts, 1-3.9 back to FR.

I plan to come to the USA MID SEPTEMBER, 2018 to MID MAY 2019. I will need your prayers to meet these appointments. May our good works glorify our Father in heaven. Matt 5:16

April 13, 2018. ATHIS-MONS, FRANCE

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April 13, 2018. ATHIS-MONS, FRANCE
Dear Prayer Partners,
I have enjoyed being home since I returned from Crete March 17. I had one day of postering. After a year of trouble with my laptop I finally ordered a new one. I enjoyed handing out tracts and Bible meditation calendars since I returned to FR. I supplied others with tracts and calendars. Two are waiting for me to send them Bible posters. One is in Cameroon, East Africa. There needs to be Bible posters printed in Africa.

April 14 to 20 I will be in Northampton, England. I will visit Antony & Jean Atwood who worked among Arabs in Jerusalem. I plan to give out tracts and join the Atwoods in their church and ministries. I recall giving out tracts-in NORTHAMPTON when a Christian stopped to talk. He had just come from the doctor who told him he had cancer. Jesus Christ has His purposes in His leading in our lives.

Mid-May I will have my annual trip in France putting up posters, visiting believers and visiting churches. I will speak in Saone, FR May 27 in Saone Assembly. I will be with Jean Paul Burgat, who has over 60 years of service for Christ in FR. May 29-30 I will visit Switzerland. I will visit Hans & Sylvia Rufenacht. Hans had an operation to help with pain in the neck he has had many years. When I return to my studio, I will go to Normandy, FR to Cabourg and I will visit the Independent Baptist church in Bayeux, pastored by Eric Hossack. I saw his father in the South Paris conference recently. He is 84 and still active. He is an American Independent Baptist Missionary.
Today I was able to witness to a Jew I have known many years. I used the current feats of Israël. Passover: Jesus was the Passover Lamb sacrificed for sin. 1 Cor 5:7, John 1:29; Bread without leaven: The sinless Jesus Christ, 11 Cor 5:21; Firstftuits: Jesus was the first fruits from the dead 1 Cor 15:23; feast of Weeks, Pentecost: Jesus from His Father’s throne sent the Holy Spirit on the first believers who were all Jews, Acts 2.
Holocaust Remembrance Day was April 12. Israel’s Armed Service’s Day is April 18, followed by the next day Independence Day.
The 3 month summer tour will begin in 2nd week of June , I pray. By mid-September I trust to be in USA for 8 months.
Thank you for the encouragement I receive from your prayers.
Traveling as Christ permits,
Michael Isaiah 53:1-6

HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY BIBLE

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HAIFA TO TIBERIAS, ISRAEL
Jan. 2, 2018 I traveled by bus from HAIFA to TIBERIAS. This was my birthday and this trip was my birthday present from Jésus Christ. Many events from the Bible come to mind in the area of this trip. Tiberias is about 40 miles East of HAIFA.
HAIFA is on Mt Carmel. 1 Kings 18. Elijah’s contest with the worshippers of Baal. Elisha took Elijah’s place and he also lived on Mt Carmel as Elijah. 2Kgs 4:25 The Shunammite woman came to Elisha to his house on Mt Carmel. Naaman came here as well. 2 Kgs 5:8-9. NT Carmel is on the south west end of the Valley of Jezreel.
In the western end of the Valley of JEZREEL is Haroshet of the Gentiles. Here dwelt Sisera captain of Jabin’s Canaanite Army. He fought Deborah & Barak of ISRAEL. The brook Kishon flows west out of the Valley of Jezreel into the Mediterranean Sea. Sisera lined up his 900 chariots of iron along the Kishon in preparation for his attack on Israel’s army which had no weapons. Jdgs 4:13; 5:8 for no weapon. Elijah killed the prophets of Baal by the Kishon. 1Kgs 18:40. On Carmel Elijah prayed for rain. 1 Kgs 18:42-46. JEZREEL mentioned in verses 45-46 is the city of JEZREEL. It was in the Valley of JEZREEL. In the western part of the Valley of JEZREEL is the tribe of Asher. When you are near to Tiberias on the western shore of the Sea Of Galilee you are in Zebulon. Matt 4:13-16 in Capernaum Jesus lived after leaving NAZARETH. Zebulon goes south to the Jezreel Valley.
As you come to Tiberias you are in Galilee. Just before Tiberias the mound of the Horns Of Hitim is easily seen. Here was the last big battle of the Crusaders against the Muslims. The Muslim leader was Salacn Il Din. Din is judgement in Arabic and Hebrew. After this the Crusaders left ISRAEL. The Sea Of Galilee is also called the Sea Of Tiberias. Jn 6:1 Luke called it the Lake Of Gennesaret. Lk 5:1. It is also called Sea of Chinneroth which is plural for Chinnereth. Joshua 12:3. Modern ISRAEL calls it the Sea of Chinnereth. Which means violin as it is shaped like a violin. The Sea water level is the lowest my friend Benjamin Brenner has seen in 60 years. It rained on the day I came Jan. 2 and today the 4th it has rained, for which many are pleased, but much more rain is needed.
Jan. 2-5, 2018 Rain around the Sea of Galilee ! On Jan. 5 an amazing downpour! Yeshoua Hamashiac has abundantly answered our prayers. Elijah before praying for rain after 3 ½ years of no rain, told King Ahab “Get thee up, eat & drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.” 1 Kgs 18:41. Elijah said to his servant after praying for rain on Mt Carmel “Go up, say unto Ahab, prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.” 1Kgs 18:44 Missionary George Wald who knew the Jezreel Valley as a soldier in British Army in 1930s said When it rained the Jezreel Valley became a sea of mud. And that is what happened to the 900 chariots of Sisera when the banks of the Kishon overflowed. In Judges 4 is recorded the battle of Sisera against Barak. In v 15 Sisera leaves his chariot and flees on foot. I assume what happened is the chariots of Canaan were in the mud. The Kishon overflowed. Jdgs5:20-21. The stars fought against Sisera. It rained and the Kishon overflowed. “The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon.”
Yeshoua Hamashiac has an abundance of spiritual blessings to pour out unto His believers.

Michael David Bentley

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JERUSALEM December 7, 2017
Christian friends,
Interesting, exciting, historic and prophetic events are happening in Israel especially concerning JERUSALEM. On Dec. 6 President Donald Trump recognized Israel’s right to have their capital in Jerusalem and he wants the American Embassy moved from Tel Aviv to JERUSALEM. Before Trump’s speech commentator Jacob “Corbi” Barkai (?) compared Trump to President Truman who was the first president to recognize Israel as a nation in 1948. Trump mentioned Truman in his speech. I find it interesting that an Arab said Trump’s declaration was a second Balfour declaration. In 1917 Balfour of England promised England’s help to establish a Jewish homeland in Israel. Recently was the 100th year anniversary of British General Allenby taking ISRAEL from the Ottoman Turkish Empire. General Allenby was a born again Christian.
I was walking in JERUSALEM and offered a Hebrew tract, a man said he did not read Hebrew. He reads English. In my hand I had an English tract entitled JESUS. He did not want it. We were in between where Jesus was born and died. From Bethlehem to Jerusalem is about 4 miles and we were in the middle. People come so close to Jesus but many miss the purpose for which He came. “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Like 19:10. This was God’s plan from the beginning of time. Many this Christmas will not realize who Jésus Christ is. A few days later I was walking in JERUSALEM with books in my hand. I said hello to a religious couple. The man had side curls. It was the first evening of Hanukkah. John 10:22 Feast Of Dedication. We talked and the woman asked what I had in my hand. I hesitated but then said books. She wanted one. I gave the one on top which was in large format brochure but thin on the prophecy of Daniel. Now a book in Hebrew is visible. The man asked about the book titled “This Man”. The title is a an expression in Hebrew for Jesus. He asked who is he. I said he was born 2 kilometers south of here and died 2kilometers north of here. He said he would check it out. Micah 5:2 predicts that the Messiah will be born in Bethlehem. “But thou, BETHLEHEM Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” The Messiah, the Son of God has always existed. Jesus Christ is God In human flesh, Immanuel-God with is. “ But when the fullness of the time was come , God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” Gal 4:4-5. The Redeemer has come! After Jesus was circumcised on His 8th day, and Mary passed the time of her purification, Joseph & Mary brought Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. Luke 2:21-24. It was revealed to Simeon that he would see the Lord’s Christ (Messiah) before his death. When he saw the baby Jesus, he said “For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation. Which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel.” Lk 2:25-32. Now is the first day of Hanukkah, the Feast of lights. Jesus is the Light of the world. John 8:12. Anna also knew at this time when Mary & Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple who the child Jesus was. “And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of Him to all them that looked for redemption in JERUSALEM.” Lk 2:38. Those who accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior “Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Rom 3:24.
I will leave Israel Jan. 14, 2018 for France. Feb. 7 I will fly to Romania for a month. My conference in Mioveni assembly is Feb. 11-18. We will study the miracles of Jesus in John. The first 2 weeks of March I will be in Crete, Greece before returning to FRANCE.
Let us make plans to serve the risen Christ in the NEW YEAR.
A BLESSED REMEMBRANCE OF CHRIST’S BIRTH and
A FRUITFUL NEW YEAR FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!
In Messiah’s love,
Michael David Bentley. Like 2:11

PRAYER LETTER NOV 2017

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PEAYER LETTER NOVEMBER 2017. JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Dear prayer partners,
My last prayer Letter was written as I began the 2017 summer tour. It was by Christ’s power & grace I accomplished the tour. Thank you for your prayers & finances. God miraculously provided the funds during the trip. Some of the churches I visited helped financially. It was 6500 miles. In Germany-D at GBV Literature supply a brother gave me extra lit. which I was thankful to have. Among the lit. were 750 Ukrainian calendars which I distributed some myself and some to other distributors. I am blessed when I distribute tracks in mail boxes in D & Austria (A). Irmgard near WOLD as each year loaded me up with gifs, some of which we used in MIOVENI-Rucar Camp. I was able to share to workers in Word of Life- WOLD-Germany Camp. I again was blessed to share in nearby to WOLD in WOLFRATSHAUSEN church. On the border between D & A there are always Turkish trucks as the border between Italy-IT & A. Camping in A,Croatia-HR,Slovenia-SLO,IT & D gave opportunities to distribute and witness. Jews were met in Budapest, Hungary-HU especially from Israël. A Russian Jew was open to receive a witness. WOLHU is a needed place to rest and organize, pray and reach Jews in nearby Budapest.
A message which I preached during the summer wasThe Progressive Revelation of the Lamb in the Bible. From Gen 4 Abel’s lamb to Rev 21 & 22. The Lamb is first an animal, Gn 22 Abraham & Isaac, Ex 12 Passover lamb, Lev 4:32 Lamb of sin offering, then in IS 53 a Person the Messiah and in NT it is Jesus The Lamb of God, Jn 1:29, Acts 8:29-35, 1 Ptr 1:18-21, and the Lamb of the New Jerusalem in Rev 21-22 where the Lamb is mentioned 7 times! I got this from J. Sidlow Baxter.
As I enter Romania I visit 2 Independent Baptist churches-IBC in BEIUS & Hunadoara. In Cisnedia I visit Ovidiu & Nelly Domnariu. They help in the Mioveni-Rucar Camp. I preached 4 times in RO before I entered Ukraine-UA on July 5. The new director at the Baptist camp outside of Chernovsy, UA Vitali, welcomed me on my first and last day in UA (20 days). I pushed on to ROVNO where I visit the IBC Pavlichenko. Saturday I spoke in the Messianic meeting in Rovno and retired pastor of Pavlichenko came as he would not be in ROVNO church on Sunday. He is over 90 and came by train by himself. His parents kept Jews during WW 11, as other believing families did. The visit with Stephen & Ina Yanchuk & their daughter was nice as usual. Ina got through cancer treatments. Stephen’s health has lessened. Domca, Stephen’s mother lives with them but she has Alzheimers. Then to Kiev to be with MYkhylo & Masha Mistecekiy. MYkhylo leads a Messianic Assembly meeting in IBC Pochovo on Sat. I spoke Sunday night in Pochovo IBC. Sura, Mykhylo’s Jewish Mom died earlier this year. Masha is now very sick. I gave out Literature on the streets of the capital. Eugene translated for me in the Messianic meeting and in Pochovo IBC. I went to Uman where is an Orthodox center to the Rebbe. I talked to a Jew but no witness and tried to give lit.to another but he refused. But many on The streets of Uman took lit. Then to Vinitza to retired Baptist pastor Vladimir Yukhomets who is the old age pastor for several years. We went outside of Vinitza to 2 old age homes. He had a team and they ministered, they sang, preached, gave presents and visited in rooms. We visited a newly formed Bapt. Church. Back in Chernivtsi I visited The First Baptist church near the large old Jewish Cemetry. I met a saved Jewish woman Larisa in the cemetery who is s member of this church. Her husband is not saved.
I returned to RO and visited Zenovia in Baia. I have visited her many years and her son that returned from work in IT is building a new house. At least her living conditions have improved. I pray for her salvation. While visiting Nelu Anton in IASI we went one night into Moldova-MD and I spoke in the camp for children where I was before. In RO I went to a camp with John Poenar in Bicaz district in the mountain with young people mainly from PIATRA NAMETS Church. Teebee Timofti was the organizer. In Bicaz district there are many Hungarian-Romanians. Again I got potatoes, 3 times this summer. We had the Mioveni-Rucar Camp and we were about 60. They were mostly teenagers. I taught the first lessons in The Life of Jesus Christ. I did not say much about the Sermon on the Mount Matt 5, 6 & 7. I will teach that next year. With Baptist pastor Ioan Tone of Bucharest we did an outreach in a Gypsy community where Ioan has ministered before. I am thankful to have visited several churches in RO. In HU in Budapest on way back to FRANCE-FR I met Yossi from Israël and we read Is 53 in Hebrew together. Passing through HR, SLO, IT & A lit. was distributed mainly in mail boxes. In SLO in camping I met the Orter family. They are believers and I stayed a night on their mountain farm in A. I taught Friday night in Brno, Czech-CZ and Sunday morning in PRAGUE, CZ. I met and witnessed to Jews in Brno & PRAGUE. In Brno I met a Jew from Boston at the Jewish cemetery. That morning I asked my host for Czech stamps for my friends that collect stamps. The Jew from Boston collects mint CZ stamps. I looked among the used stamps and I found mint stamps for him! Lit. was distributed to mainly Jews from ISRAEL in PRAGUE. One couple lingered to talk and asked several questions. In Annaberg-Bulholt, D I stayed with Gerhard Goetzel a believer. He sold his optician store to a believer that worked for him. The new owner fixed my glasses. I met the new owner in a church in Jerusalem.
Back in France I put up Biblical posters. It was a good time as not many others were postering. While distributing tracks in Paris one week before the Day od Atonement I spoke to an Orthodox Jew with his son about 13. We spoke in Hebrew. I quoted Lev 17:11 in Hebrew, it says the blood upon the altar makes atonement for the soul. He asked what does that mean? I said there must be a sacrifice. God sent His Son the Messiah to be a sacrifice. He asked, will Jews go to heaven? I said no because they have no sacrifice. I will go to heaven because I have a sacrifice. He was not angry as he left. On Oct. 18 I entered Israël . It is a joy to walk the streets, talking to some. Lit. mainly in Heb., Arabic, Russian & Eng. is given. I have visited Beit Hesda Assembly in Haifa, First Baptist Bible church an Arab church in East Jerusalem & Jerusalem Assembly. J.A. averages about 350 on Saturday. The dentist Dr. Said Fadi is working on my teeth. I will be in Israel until Jan. 14,2018.
As the year approaches it’s end, I pray blessings on Thanksgiving Day remembrances. “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thes 5:18. May our hearts be prepared to review the history of God the Son, the Messiah taking on human flesh to become our Savior. “But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law.” Gals 4:4
The trip to RO is planned in Feb.2018, The 7 day conference in Mioveni is scheduled Feb. 11-18. We will study the miracles in John. Then from RO I will go to Crete the first 2 weeks in March then back to FR.
In appreciation for what Jesus Christ and you have done, Michael Bentley. 1 Thes 5:28