Shabbat in Israel

It is Shabbat. And I am taking a shabbat. Resting in the hotel while most of the others went to Masada and the Dead Sea (Yam HaMelach).



I’ve been coming back to the hotels and writing the blogs after very busy days. And then arising early for what the next day holds. So I got behind. To fix the matter, I wrote three days in one. 

When I checked to see what your comments were, I saw the 3-day post was not posted. This morning I checked. Still not there. I thought, Oh my! The work week is over, and they didn’t get it posted.

It was then that I looked back at my email and found that I had written the blog, but did not press “Send.”  

So that post will probably be posted at the same time this one is.


Yom Shishi (The 6th Day)

Yesterday the tour began at Yad V’Shem, the Holocaust Museum. How horrible to think that the same evil satanic actions are still going on against God’s Chosen People. 

Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem). Photos of victims.

Shelli and I took a taxi to meet them later at the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. This is one of our favorite hangout places when we are here just by ourselves. 

We love visiting with longtime friends who operate shops around the square or on the Cardo. But now, many shops and restaurants are closed.

For those of you who have been here with us, even Shorashim was closed. Moshe was with a family sitting shivah. His brother Dov was unable to come. I will call them when the tour leaves and arrange a meeting. Moshe always has up-to-date information on the spiritual side that I love to hear.

Esther, from whom we buy hats, was open. She said she opens every day. Esther explained that besides the fact there are no tourists, the restaurants close because they don’t have adequate staffs. The war effort.

One of our favorite places is Mira on the Cardo. He just happened to be in the shop for some reason or other, but does not open these days. When our group flooded the place, he said to me with eyes full of tears, as he looked out the windows, “This is just so wonderful to see. Whether they buy or not. A group of tourists inside my shop and out just like always.” Like everyone else, he expressed what it did for his soul. 

This tour is impacting Am Israel!!!!!!!


(Time Out)

I took a time out just now. As I was writing this blog, I noticed it was nearing 3 o’clock in the afternoon. A watch hour! A watch hour in Jerusalem! Now I have just finished praying 15 minutes in tongues.


The Wall

Guy, our guide, arranged for us to be at the Wall when the Shabbat came in yesterday evening. Of course, there is no place in all of Israel like this one. Having been there many times, I observed that things had not changed so much there. Still lots of people praying. But things were soon to change. I’ve seen a video of those same people, not long after we left, scurrying to the shelter.



We drove back to the hotel. 

I pressed the “high tech” pad to select my floor. A little boy of about four had pushed several buttons. (I had just watched him as he joyfully tried to blow out the Shabbat candles.) His button-pushing delayed my getting on the first elevator. When I got on, just he, his little sister, and their nanny, who was evidently perturbed with him, were on the elevator with me. 

We got off. I couldn’t wait to “go prone.” To get off my feet from a long day of standing and walking. Aah! I sighed as I lay down on my bed. The phone rang. I could tell it was Guy, but his voice was a little garbled. 

“Are you coming to the shelter?” he asked.

What! I thought Guy was headed home for Shabbat.

“No.” I said not really understanding.

He turned to someone and said, “She’s not coming.”

Evidently the siren had sounded when I was on the elevator. I did not even hear it. And I’m glad I didn’t.

Shelli saw the people going to the shelter on her floor and she followed them. She said there were several young people, couples who looked to be in their 20s or 30s. The young women went inside the safe area. The men stood outside the door. Though they were in civilian dress, they had their military guns over their shoulders. I’m guessing they were soldiers who were on a Shabbat R & R. After a very little while, one of the men looked at his watch and said, “It’s over. We can go out.”

It seems the Hamas fired several missiles in the direction of Jerusalem. This is rare. They usually don’t want to risk hitting the Dome of the Rock or Al Aqsa Mosque. 

The Iron Dome, with the help of angels I am sure, took them out.

I’m glad I didn’t know about it and was able to keep my feet up.

Everyone proceeded to have a Shabbat meal. 

That was the evening of Shabbat. The day of Shabbat is about to end. 

Shavuah Tov (May you have a Good Week)




P.S. “Friends of Arial” posted on Facebook a great account of our visit there. See here.


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  1. Victoria Fletcher on December 17, 2023 at 10:33 am

    Thank you again for your blog! I can hear your weariness as you write about missing the siren! The Lord is your strength and shield, an ever present help in time of need. I pray for all the businesses to pick up once again and tourism to flourish once again. It is such a beautiful country and everyone needs to visit Israel at least once in their life!!
    Good bless you all.

    • Karen Simmons on December 17, 2023 at 10:49 am

      God will continue to keep you and Israel safe in His arms!!!! Shalom!!!!

  2. Nancy Cole on December 17, 2023 at 10:49 am

    Billye, your blog is so awesome to me. I sit here in 110 in 37743, safe, 87, asking GOD what, who and more for the prayer. There are times I send notices out, to those I pray over, to be concerned aboout you and your group as you send me your blogs. I thank GOD for your blog to me.

    Be BlESSED, you and your group, rest of 2023 and on until JESUS, my LORD and SAVIOR says: “Hey, ………… COME WITH ME.”

    love, Nancy

    • Shirley on December 17, 2023 at 12:12 pm

      Thank you for a first hand look into our beloved Israel..may Jesus uphold all of you♥️♥️

  3. Leaf Mushrush on December 17, 2023 at 10:58 am

    Almighty and Holy God protected you from hearing the siren. He knew you needed your feet up. Praying for you and your family and crew as you serve our loving Lord under these dangerous situations.

    • Amy L Schueler-Beuder on December 17, 2023 at 4:21 pm

      I am so glad we are praying. 😊 I missed your blogs.

  4. Jane W Milligan on December 17, 2023 at 11:13 am

    Oh my. I looked for your blog and of course the devil told me something had happened. I thought , no no no, they went with NO fear and the blood of Jesus surrounds each of them. I refused to fear as well. All is well. Jesus is Lord. We tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. Thank you for your blogs, your endless service to His body, and just for being you. I am the lady who got out of wheel chair. I saw someone this week who saw me a year ago, and could not believe their eyes. I am a walking miracle. He is so good, His chesad endures forever!

  5. Pamela Byrd on December 17, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Shalom pleating the blood over this blog. Father in Yeshua Holy name I speak Psalms 91:1-16..Matt.8:23-27 Is.54:17 Mark 11:22-25.Eph.3:20 and Phil4:19 . Father in Yeshua Holy name I blind the wicked Hamas and 5 evil nations that come against Jerusalem and Israel and everyone. I command warriors angels with flaming swords to go now and rescue many others right now. Father in Yeshua Holy name strength sister Billye Brim and Max and Joe and Shelli and pastor Terry and all the tour company members of wwps there in Israel and protection over Jerusalem and Jerusalem and the border of Gaza. I command millions of strong warriors angels with flaming swords to go help everyone in Israel and Jerusalem and businesses and children and love like never before. Love never fails. Remember to take time to rest read the Word to strengthen you sister Billye and all in hotel. The Lord is with you we stand with you in great love because He your beloved your everything He will never overcome you. He never let you fail. Your assignments you will complete I decree it and declare it by blood of Yeshua amen. This is Pamela Pamela wwps from Orangeburg S.C. 📖🕊🇮🇱🇺🇸💗💗💗💗💗🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯🥰🦁. Also Brother Bruce from Canada is going home tomorrow and his wife he was on prayer conference call this pass Thursday night December 14th,2023. Max’s birthday was this pass Wednesday prayer conference call. And pastor Quinn is in Virginia with Max’s and Quinn daughter she at hospital with her daughter Max’s and Quinn daughter is having a baby boy. We speak he is protected and he will be healthy and strong and will be used mighty by the Lord in advance thank you Lord in advance amen. 🕊📖🇮🇱🇺🇸🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🥰🌹👼🤱🍼 thank you Lord in advance amen. Love. 💗💗💗💗💗

  6. Hattie Greenhouse on December 17, 2023 at 11:28 am

    He is with you ALWAYS. SHALOM

  7. Diane Lauria on December 17, 2023 at 11:33 am

    That day of all the alerts in Jerusalem, I pictured you there as I knew you had yet to see all the local sites. I, too, viewed the Wall video and everyone running for shelters. No shelters were close for sure. You know we are praying and truly I have also been praying for strength, to keep you in that anointed bubble of strength and rest (not only you, but, Shelli and everyone).
    Wonderful to see the anointing, the light over you in the picture Guy took. You always have supernatural signs following. Israel is supernatural!
    We are busting our buttons to see the honors bestowed on you this trip. Thank you for your blogs, written at great sacrifice, to keep us abreast the tour. So glad you’ll have time to rest up and finish God’s business.
    In the Spirit, I’ve been right there with you.
    Merry Christmas and an Overcoming New Year

  8. Carolyn Mundt on December 17, 2023 at 11:36 am

    “The LORD bless you and keep you;
    The LORD make HIS face shine upon you,
    And be gracious to you;
    The LORD lift up HIS countenance upon you,
    And give you peace.”

    Shalom, Shalom

  9. David and Fiona Ingham on December 17, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    David here in N Ireland blessed and encouraged to
    read your daily blog and just to know you and your team are in ISRAEL right now encouraging and loving the people in their distress – how powerful how pertinent. Praying for you all – protection wisdom revelation and His provision, right place right time right people right connections. You are true champions. Always love seeing the progress of Migdal Arbel – what a shining light of hope it is.

  10. Terry Parrott on December 17, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you for the blog today! Our God Reigns…during peace and during war!

    Blessings and prayers for Israel and her peace restored.

  11. Vicky Davis on December 17, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    Thank you Sister Billye for sharing your trip with all of us through your Blogs. It means so much to me. Praise be to the Lord for His plans and purposes for this trip. Blessings to you all! I love you.
    Vicky Davis

    • Patricia Strong on December 17, 2023 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you for sharing, it’s almost like being there with you ll. Love ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

  12. Michele K. on December 17, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    Oh Billye I wait with anticipation to read your blogs. It is so exciting to learn what you all are up to. I was pleased to see you honored on the last blog. Also blessed by Max’s videos! Was looking to hear about the missiles. Glad all are safe. Praying perfect SHALOM to you and all involved!

  13. Terri Schenk on December 17, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    The report about Mira on the Cardo brought me to tears. Thank you Miss Billye for sharing little bits of the precious lives you are encountering. It’s a window into their hearts and causes me to pray again for the countless ones like Mira.
    We live in serious days but greater is He who is in us than he who is in this world. I’ll be praying for strength for you, Shelli and Terry as you close out your time in Israel.
    Much love,
    Terri Schenk, WWP from Yukon Canada.

  14. Mary Dullforce on December 17, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    Dear Sister Billye, You give us all courage to go and witness like Paul was sent to the Gentiles and Peter was sent to the Jews and their Pharisees to bless the people with your message of reconcilation and how The LORD will turn again and save Israel from all their enemies. Is it possible to send your words through the airspace on a youtube short broadcast while we stand in agreement with your prayers for Israel during your stay. We could all pray in Holy Spirit Utterances in agreement with His plans and purposes as you stand for Israel on location. That would be amazing to charge the atmosphere with your words of faith mingled with ours resonating in The Throne Room of Elohim against the Adversary and his plans. I remember you said my name aloud during a broadcast and smiled. It gave me much hope and courage as do the words of James 1:12 “Blessed are all who persevere under all trials and persecutions, so that when they overcome they shall receive the Crown of Life that God has promised to those who love Him. Amen.

    • Marie on December 18, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      The Lord’s hand is upon you. HIS Blessings are with you everywhere you go. Thank you for these blogs.

  15. Brenda Sasa-Hummell on December 17, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    I’m thankful for the hugs, the love, the little bit of normalcy you are bringing to a weary weary land. I pray for a refreshing breath from God to resuscitate this time. Thank you Father for the constant reminder of the iron dome and your loving arms that protect us and deflect the darts on the enemy.
    In Jesus mighty name and power!

  16. Donna Medina on December 17, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    You are in my prayers as well as Israel , Gaza and leaders. Hamas has to go and end rocket attacks. I’m so glad you and your team are o.k.

  17. Chris Twinn on December 17, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Oh how I miss being there in The Land!
    Love and blessings Miss Billye
    Chris and Jilly Twinn

  18. Lorraine Rua on December 17, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    I love hearing all you are sharing God Bless you

  19. Linda Fassett on December 17, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    Billye, it was so good to receive your update. Watch my email every day for your mesages.
    What a blessing to read how people there are so encouraged by your group coming.
    Pray for all of you, and look forward to hearing
    Thank you for sharing that you prayed in tongues 15 minutes. My goal is to increase the time I pray in tongues, after reading of Dr. Cho, Kenneth E. Hagen, and many more, who do/have spent hours before the Lord, praying in tngues. The fruit that results indicates the value the Lord puts on it.
    Linda J. Fassett

  20. mori on December 17, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    Oh Billye you’re moving in the Supernatural and showers of Blessing are falling on all of you and wherever you go,so glad you were able to escape and get off your feet. You are such a Bright Light and an example ,thank you for taking this time to share!!

    • MaryAnn Byrd on December 17, 2023 at 4:46 pm

      I am so so grateful to get these updates and most especially this one. I praise God for you, the group there, your ministry, and for all those who have been a part of your ministry. I’m just so so very thankful to God Miss Billye. Praying for you all and on my watch.
      Blessings from Bryson City North Carolina

  21. Darlene L Callery on December 17, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    All so GOD ,!!!Praying Love you all and thank you again Grateful!!! Love DLC 💕

  22. Beth Kelly on December 17, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Praise the Lord for your super natural rest, energy and protection. Shalom Shalom, Beth Kelly

  23. Agnes Hendry. on December 17, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you sister Billye for your up dates..keeping you in my prayers..and your team..I thank God for His Blood and His protection as you go about Fathers are a true ambassador for CHRIST..

  24. Jeanette Harmon on December 17, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for your update. We continue to pray for Israel, God’s protection & wisdom at this time.
    Praying for the safety of you & your team there & on your return home. Blessings!

  25. Annabelle G. on December 17, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing what you are experiencing in Israel. Praying for God’s continued protection and peace for you all.❤️🙏🏽

  26. Myrna Williams on December 17, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you for sending a blog each day. So glad to hear that we will be receiving the blogs for the missed days soon. It is such a blessing to be able to keep up with your daily activities.
    Keep on the whole armor of God daily, covered with His shield of faith. God is accomplishing miracles through you and the group. We are keeping you and group covered in prayer any His Blood in Jesus name amen!

  27. Jamie on December 17, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    I love reading your blogs, I admire your faithfulness and obedience to the Lord so much, you are such an inspiration! I watched a video where you were telling the story to a group about how God has lead you to Isreal after Ken moved to heaven, and I just was trying to imagine that all those years ago with 4 children and he has carried you. I continue to pray for you all and for Isreal. Much love! Jamie. WWP

  28. Bettie Binford on December 17, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    Love reading the real life moments in Israel! Thank God for His Angels watching over you and tour group along with Jerusalem! Blessings of rest and strength to you in Jesus Mighty Name!

  29. Cindy Knudsen on December 17, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    Thank you Billye for your blogs. Praying for you all and for Israel. Hallelujah for the LORD is good and His mercy endures forever 🙌❤️🙌

  30. Sharon Stern on December 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    We are praying that God will continue to cover you under His wings. Our love is with you and all of Israel.

  31. Karen Jacobs on December 17, 2023 at 8:28 pm


  32. Vivian Amoako on December 17, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    We praise God for your lives and what He is doing in the holy land through you and the tour group. We are praying with you and you are blessed.

  33. Kathy I Fain on December 17, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    So glad God has you in the palm of His hand, He knew you needed rest. And Guy was aware that you weren’t there and checked on you. I have so enjoyed all of your blogs, won’t say it’s like being there, but it’s the next best thing. Looking forward to going back very soon. Also enjoy seeing several familiar faces of dear friends. Love you all, blessings!

  34. Lisa Garrison on December 17, 2023 at 10:43 pm

    Ms. Billye, thank you so much for taking the time to keep us WWP’s updated. I so wish I could have been there with you all. My heart and prayers are with you and all of Israel. God Bless you for being obedient to God, it is doing much for the Kingdom of God. Shalom Shalom.
    With Love and Blessings,

  35. Sarah King on December 17, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    Wow! So much going on.
    Praying for all of your hearts. For endurance and rest. For supernatural protection! In Jesus Name!
    Thank you for the updates, Ms. Billye 💛

    • Rhonda Dickerson on December 18, 2023 at 7:53 am

      Ms Billye,
      Thank you for keeping us updated and giving us first hand account of what is going on there. I pray for protection for your group just as I do for the people is Israel. I enjoy reading your blogs and so wish I could’ve been with you. Sending you much love!!

  36. Keith & Mary Hudsob on December 18, 2023 at 12:10 am

    Dear Billye,

    It is so encouraging to see you boldly, marching around Israel, keeping the Lord‘s banner, high and encouraging the people there. Interesting the Lord did not even move you during an air raid alert, since it was, he knew it would come to nothing, and you needed your rest! You receive and rest. Billy, your boldness encourages all of us. Keep up the great work, big blessings and merry Christmas,

    Keith and Mary Hudson

    • Billye Brim on December 19, 2023 at 2:16 pm

      Great hearing from you two!!!

  37. Frances Waddams, England on December 18, 2023 at 1:50 am

    May the Lord continue to bless you and your group so that you can be a blessing to Him and in Him, a blessing to all around you.

  38. Linda on December 18, 2023 at 2:02 am

    Thank you again! I am living the updates. To be there would be answered dream! Perhaps next year!

  39. R Mullins on December 18, 2023 at 9:13 am

    I thank God for your work in the body of Christ and your faithfulness to do all God has called you to.

  40. Nancy Park on December 18, 2023 at 9:42 am

    Oh Billye we are so blessed to hear from you. A true General in the armies of God. True life is Isreal. I love you Billye.

  41. Susan McIntosh on December 18, 2023 at 9:43 am

    Bless you all for being in Israel “for such a time as this!”

  42. Beverly Allman on December 18, 2023 at 9:58 am

    Thank you so much Billye for writing the blogs…..praying everyday over you and the tour group. ….What a Blessing this trip has been, to get to hear all you have shared with us and Praise God His Hand of Protection is on you and all the group.

    God Bless Billye

  43. Victoria Brand on December 18, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    It is Monday December 18,2023 here in New Jersey and I am praying for a safe and speedy return trip home for All on the praying tour of Israel. In JESUS NAME.

  44. Anne Jutras on December 18, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you for each update, I truly appreciate you sharing this special tour with us. 3John1:2. Following from Calgary Alberta Canada 🇨🇦

  45. Corrine Cardoza on December 18, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    Shabbat at the wall is an experience that can hardly be expanded. What a great joy to be there in Jerusalem, at the wall on Shabbat. I love reading and following you all by this blog. Thank you for catching us up.

  46. Jeane Batty on December 18, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    Blessings, strength, and Divine abilities in the Holy Spirit. Praying watchfully for you, your team and Israel.

  47. Deborah on December 18, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you for the daily blog from Israel! It’s so wonderful to witness some of the places there. I have been singing this song a lot during your visit to Israel and I hope you enjoy the words.





  48. Jane Viebrock on December 18, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    Thank you Billye & Company. You are a gift to us.

  49. Leah Ibbotson on December 19, 2023 at 4:44 am

    I love reading your blogs and I pray for a safe return to the U.S.

    God BLESS you all!

  50. SGM (Ret.) Judy Hindman on December 19, 2023 at 8:56 am

    I’m still weeping over the joy that Mira the shop owner felt. I see in my “minds eye” the busyness of the shops when we were there in April, 2023. So thankful that you and the team are there to bless Gods precious people. Thankful that you were safe during the attack and that the angels and the iron dome is working perfectly.
    Praying angels and pleading the Blood of Jesus over you all and ALL of Israel and PEACE over Jerusalem.
    Your partner in the Lord,
    From Edmond, OK

  51. Jerri Breland on December 19, 2023 at 10:01 am

    So thankful for an opportunity to read your blog. Praying for you, your team, and all of Israel in deeper heartfelt earnestness with each account read. Thank you so much!

  52. Mary Brisbane on December 19, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    May the Lord Bless each one of you! Thank you Ms. Billye for the post!

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