Shabbat in Jerusalem


I am writing this Friday afternoon here in Jerusalem where most are preparing for a family dinner tonight after Shabbat has officially come in. Shelli and I are invited to the home of Nir, our Migdal Arbel project head. 

As we talked on the phone, he told me it would be noisy. His brothers and their families will be there. Lots of children. I told him I was used to that.

Family—so important to the Father. I think there are no people who exemplify this more than the Jews. They practice family. Shabbat after Shabbat. Pesach after Pesach (Passover). Sukkot after Sukkot. Etc. Families gather. And more often than not, they eat!

[Saturday, December 23, the Day of Shabbat: We had a marvelous time with this wonderful family. Amazingly enough, their brother from the army, a commander of 80 soldiers, was released to come home for Shabbat with his family. He has been in the war from the beginning. He arrived just before we did. At the very same time, I was conscious of two very strong feelings. One, sharing the joy of welcoming this brother home was a-once-in-a-lifetime thrill. At the same time, though, I was so hoping we were not intruding into something so very intimately personal to this amazing family.]


Israeli Breakfast

Israeli breakfasts at the hotels are a sight to behold! And to enjoy!
Here, one can get the recommended daily requirements of fruit, vegetables, and protein, at one sitting.

As I am enjoying the breakfast spread, I watch the families. And when I can, I listen to their stories. Everyone has a story.


Aviva from Kiryat Shmona

Aviva came over to our table to meet us. She was born in Kiryat Shmona. And kind of sadly, jokingly said, “I was born in a bomb shelter.” Not literally, but if you are familiar with Israel, you know that Kiryat Shmona has suffered more missiles than any other northern city. 

She said, “It is hard. But we love this land. We wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

In her normal life she is Branch Manager of Genesis Tours. Her wartime duties cover managing the refugees from Kiryat Shmona. As you know, thousands of people who live within a certain radius of the Lebanon or Syria borders have been evacuated from their homes, as well as those from the Gaza border.

Aviva glowed when she told us of her two sons now serving in the war. One is in special ops, and the other in what she described as “undercover” operations. She said her mind is never off of them. 


Loyal Family from France


In my people watching at breakfast, I’d noticed a beautiful family for a few days before I approached them and asked about their story. 

I had observed that the father, mother, sisters, and younger brother sat with their soldier son who wore his gun to breakfast. I know that the soldiers get a few days leave from time to time, and I supposed this was the case with this Israeli family. However, what was going on with this amazing family was beyond that.

They are from France. And they have two sons serving in the IDF. The son with them has been serving in Jenin, in the region of Samaria (what the world calls the west bank). If you have been keeping up with things, you know there have been very dangerous operations in Jenin to take out the terrorist enclaves that have operated there for years.

All the family is gathered here to await news from their brother, who has served inside Gaza for 53 days. From day to day, they await news. They have been told that he will have a time of R & R soon. His six siblings, with their father and mother, will go where they need to go to be with him. 

When I met the father at the hotel desk, he told me how pleased he was with his soldier sons. He said, “They are where they are supposed to be.”  



Your Family and You

May these stories inspire you to value every moment of this holiday season with your loved ones. Don’t waste a second. Hug them tightly. Tell them you love them.

I won’t be home for Christmas or New Year’s celebrations, but I knew that by Thanksgiving. So, praise the Lord, I stepped up to the plate and rented condos at the amazing Big Cedar Lodge, where we enjoyed its facilities already brightly lit up for Christmas. That was my Christmas gift to them, and I told them that their gift to me was their coming. Everyone was there except for Branden and Destanie and Saint. They live in California and were awaiting the birth of their son, Braeden Kent Brim. I got a video of him this morning and I can’t wait to squeeze him.


A Blog Recess

This may be the last blog posted of the year. Our staff has next week off to be with their families. I will still keep writing (it serves as a journal) and will post them later. Probably after January 3.

May You Have a Blessed Christmas!

And in the New Year, May God’s Richest and Best Be Yours! 








Never miss a blog

Subscribe now to stay current with Dr. Billye's Blogs.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit


  1. Kathy I Fain on December 24, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    I love you Miss Billye and Miss Shelli. Have a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas in the land of our Savior. Awesome! May you have more special encounters of those there and the Spirit. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    • Pamela Byrd on December 25, 2023 at 12:30 pm

      Shalom pleating the blood over this blog. Merry Christmas Sister Billye Brim and sister Shelli Brim. As I received your blog it is Christmas afternoon 1:17 pm. Thank you for stories and pictures they are blessing and beautiful. Pleating a blood watch over this blog and continuing to praying in the Spirit and watchman and a blood watch. Is.54:17 Mark 11:22-25.Eph.3:20 and Phil4:19 and Phil4:19. Praying for miltary in Israel and Jerusalem and Gaza and the hostages and healing for the businesses and homes to be protected Psalms 91:1-16..Matt.8:23-27 Is.54:17. And salvation John 3:16. Luke 1 and Luke 2. I watched proph witness as you spoke when Yeshua was really conceived on September 29. This is truth with Word and scriptures and numbers that back it up. I also watch Rick Renner the Christmas story that backed up with scriptures. Very deeply. Its raining here in Orangeburg S.C and thunderstorms tomorrow on Tuesday December 26th, 2023 then I be on prayer conference call Wednesday Wednesday December 27th, 2023 and on prayer conference call at moon on phone since no one at prayer mountain in the Ozarks. I know you be coming home on January 3rd.2023. Will be in prayer for you all .you are on assignment still and so we cover you and Shelli and Israel is forever. Much love sister Pamela Diane Byrd from Orangeburg S.C wwps. 📖🕊🇮🇱🇺🇸🐑🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🌟💗💗💗💗💗🎶🦁🥖🍇🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯

    • Birgitta Johansson on December 25, 2023 at 1:15 pm

      Dear, Billye🙏❤️
      Have A Great CHRISTMAS Holyday and The New YEAR 2024 with Mighty Miracles ‼️✝️🕊🙏🙋🏻‍♀️
      From Åland Island 🇦🇽 inFinland🇫🇮

      • ALICE K SHAFFER on December 26, 2023 at 3:42 pm

        Merry Christmas Ms. Billye and Shelli. So meaningful to have you both in my life. Glory to the Lord Jesus for all He brings through you both. Much love and prayers to you both. WWP Chesapeake Virginia, Alice.

      • ALICE K SHAFFER on December 26, 2023 at 3:46 pm

        Dear Sister in Finland, so happy to see this. Elke Jarrell is my family from Finland. I pray for her and she will know the Lord Jesus. Merry Christmas. Alice Shaffer WWP Chesapeake Virginia.

    • Teresa Duke on December 26, 2023 at 1:29 pm

      Hello Miss Kathy, I’m new to this blog. How do I respond on my own? Thank you

    • ALICE K SHAFFER on December 26, 2023 at 3:39 pm

      Merry Christmas Ms. Billye and Shelli. So meaningful to have you both in my life. Glory to the Lord Jesus for all He brings through you both. Much love and prayers to you both. WWP Chesapeake Virginia, Alice.

    • Sylvia Davis on December 29, 2023 at 4:26 pm

      I agree I love Miss “Billye, and “Shelli,
      I love both their compassion and love for Israel and people.
      Mrs Billye love Israel so much it wasn’t a care or fear to be there with or without anyone joining her she knew she would be there,war and all and for her to write her story of Israel 🇮🇱 is like reading a book full of galdness and sadness and glory.
      And although we’re not with her we’re blessed to be apart of this journey of a true life story. Reading it as it unfolds before our eye’s. For this i am very greadful. Thank you Mrs Billye and family. Happy new year!👍🔥📖🔥✝️🛐😘❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  2. Daunis K Bethke on December 24, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    We send our LOVE to you both and am so glad you are there for the holidays. The stories of meeting the people are the best!
    Precious times as soldiers are with their families. Thanks for letting us be a part of this adventure!!

    • Mary Brisbane on December 25, 2023 at 7:55 pm

      Merry Christmas 🎄✨✝️

  3. Darlene Callery on December 24, 2023 at 7:56 pm

    Merry Christmas !!! Bless Israel!!! The apple of the Lords eye!!! Thank you both !!with 💕 ❤️ love DlC

  4. Connie K Stevens on December 24, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    SO very Thankful for following the lead of Holy Spirit. He has blessed me with bringing me into the WWP family. My heart is full in hearing your teachings and listening to your prayers before we start with our prayers. Thank you for being our eyes and ears while in Israel!!! While praying in the watch hours, times in the Spirit, I sense I’m closer to Israel. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

  5. Margie Patterson on December 25, 2023 at 12:13 am

    I just finished my watch prayer time and then prayed for many sick, and many other needs and my family miles away from me, again this Christmas. Then came to read your news, so blessed to see the closeness of families there! And the soldiers spending time with their loved ones. I feel very close to Israel and I am so grateful for God leading me to find you, dear Billye and Shellie. I know you are a blessing to all you meet. I am praying for you both, too. God be praised forever. Love to you both, in Him Margie

  6. Alison Roxanne Attebury on December 25, 2023 at 6:43 am

    Merry Christmas Miss Billye to you and your family. Thank you for your faithful witness. I like so many have been prompted by the Holy Spirit to follow you as you follow God. We are all part connected like spokes in a wheel. We may never meet on this earth yet in Christ we live and move and have our being- miraculously accomplishing our united purpose in prayer. May His Will Be Done!✡️🩷✝️

  7. Corrine on December 25, 2023 at 10:11 am

    Merry Christmas Billye and Shelli,
    I have enjoyed the blogs from this special trip to the Land, especially at this time. You have been in my prayers.
    Thank you for representing us all a d we continue to pray for aisrael, the Jewish people and the plan of God.

  8. Victoria Fletcher on December 25, 2023 at 11:24 am

    Thank you for your continued updates! Family is so important and I continually thank God for mine. It is a blessing to have children and grandchildren! It is one of the most important aspects of life – to have a family and spend time with them! I continue to pray for you and what God is doing through you.

  9. Mary Emmons on December 25, 2023 at 11:26 am

    I’m so thankful for you and your ministry!!! You make everything real for us and it inflames my spirit to pray harder for Israel! Thank you for sharing and doing God’s Will!

  10. Beth Kelly on December 25, 2023 at 11:31 am

    Merry Christmas. Thank you for the beautiful stories of Family.
    Shalom Shalom, Beth Kelly

  11. Linda Long on December 25, 2023 at 11:40 am

    Our Love and Prayers for you, Ms. Billye and Ms. Shelli! And to your precious Family! We are so deeply grateful for all you share with us!
    Your Blogs are very helpful. THANK YOU!!!
    Keeping our Prayers going often for Israel and all His Precious People. Such an honor and a privilege to be a tiny part of your End of Times Prayer Calling.
    Many prayers for the IDF and their Families and for our own U.S. Military and Families.
    Thank you for taking this Trip to help our love and prayers reach Israel.

    We are SO VERY THANKFUL to Our LORD and SAVIOR!!!

  12. Hattie Greenhouse on December 25, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Merry Christmas to All! & Happy New Year! I pray continued Blessings, Favor, & God’s surprises as you continue to experience His Land & His People. JOY!!

  13. Narrynetta Bruton on December 25, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    Thank you for in lighten us about Israel.

  14. Sarah King on December 25, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Wow, this makes me so emotional. What a mighty God we serve.
    Bless Israel! Am Yisrael Chia!!!
    May the Lord keep us all tenderly in His hands.
    He told us in prayer we are in a war. He told us what was coming, including Him!! Glory!!!

    Praying always for everyone. All of the Pray-ers..
    From Ms. Billye and Max, to each voice I hear on Wednesday, and all of those I don’t.
    May our covenant God keep us as we keep Him. Above and never beneath. Glory to our risen King!!

  15. Pam on December 25, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    May your Christmas be filled with great Joy. May the New Year bring us glad tidings as we continue to stay in prayer in the Ruach HaKodesh: for Israel, Jerusalem, for the Lord’s America and ours. Thank you, Sister Billye and Shelli for being our touch point to share in blessing the precious people of Israel! Listening to carols this Christmas morning it suddenly dawned on me: It would an unrecognizable Christmas without having been blessed by a wonderful man named Irving Berlin – though secular songs, they are a part of the fabric of Christmas here…how intertwined we are as God’s extended family.
    May the Shalom of our great King and Lord be with you as you continue your time in Israel, and be wrapped in His precious Blood as you go. A safe return with angel and hosts of heaven as escort. Shalom Shalom

  16. Maureen Lauer on December 25, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    I am with you in Spirit! Thank You Abba Father for Your faithfulness towards Your people Israel…. for the protection and salvation of souls. You will have the reward for Your suffering Yeshua, our Mighty King of kings and LORD OF ALL.

  17. Joy Evans on December 25, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    Delighted to always read of your precious times with your friends and family. Blessings abound towards all you endeavour to do for HIM xx🙋‍♀️🎄❤️🙏✝️
    Love from Perth Australia 🇮🇱🇦🇺

  18. Terry Parrott on December 25, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    Another time of of blessing with news from Israel. Thank you and congratulations on newest great-grandson.
    Looking for more when you return home. Get rested and enjoy your family – you can make up for missing Christmas and New Year’s.

    love and blessings

  19. Vicki Womack on December 25, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    Christmas day 2023
    Psalm 122:6 GNT
    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you prosper.

  20. Linda Fassett on December 25, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    Billye, your updates are always a blessing.
    Praying for safety around you & Shelli.

  21. Mori on December 25, 2023 at 8:58 pm

    So thankful for your sharing! You and Shelli have impacted these precious ones and The. Lord been Faithful to give you every where your feet tread.

    • Karen Jacobs on December 25, 2023 at 10:20 pm


  22. JClare on December 26, 2023 at 12:52 am

    The over shadow you today,and always.

  23. Julie Migliorisi on December 26, 2023 at 4:18 am

    Such truly precious experiences! Thank you so much for sharing them! ❤️🙏🙌🏼🥰

  24. Christine Blevins on December 26, 2023 at 7:50 am

    God bless the Brim family and all the WWP’S and of course our brothers and sisters in Israel and around the world.! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. We lift up all these beautiful families and pray for comfort, protection and reunification for each one of them along with God’s richest blessings upon them. I’m keeping you and Shelli and Israel in prayer daily and to have safe travel on your going out and coming in. With much love and blessings, Shalom Shalom.

  25. Nancy Park on December 26, 2023 at 10:38 am

    Merry Christmas Billye. So many people visit Belethem usually at Christmas – now it is silent. I need to stay connected with you and in the word. So much is happening. Billye I love you so much and thank God for you. I have been taught so much through you. Thank you and stay safe.

  26. Mary Hanlon on December 26, 2023 at 10:49 am

    My heart is so full with the wonders and depth of love you and God’s people are experiencing in Israel. My heart and prayers are with you!

  27. Beverly Allman on December 26, 2023 at 11:32 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Billye and Shelli, praying for both of you and have loved all of your blogs. Looking forward to hearing more in the upcoming New Year….Love and Blessings ……

  28. Renata Childs on December 26, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    May the blessings and safety and Love of the Lord be on you dear Billye and all your family. You are such an inspiration to me and love you dearly. Thank you for your TRUST and BOLDNESS in the Lord, and most of all I so appreciate how you walk in the LOVE of the Lord. I have enjoyed Wednesdays now for a few years and have grown so much in Prayer. The Lord keep you and all safe as you continue to minister in Israel. I believe that the coming year will be an amazing one. So honored to be a part of your Ministry. Standing and Praying for a mighty victory for Israel and that many will come to know their true Yeshua. Love and Blessings..

  29. Jerri Breland on December 27, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you ALL there. I have loved you since first hearing you teaching with Gloria Copeland but I’ve grown to appreciate your ministry like never before through this blog. Thank you and God’s continued rich blessings of usefulness to His Kingdom be continually over you in Jesus Name.

  30. Brittany on December 29, 2023 at 12:49 am

    Merry Christmas Dr. Billye!

    God is good. I am now studying Biblical and Modern Hebrew more fervently than before. I would like to do as well as I can. What are some good resources you, or any of your friends can recommend? It’s alright if you answer privately.

  31. Debra Fritts, Joshua TEXAS on December 31, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Praying for your returning home; Billye and Shelli, safely and be blessed with extra strength and joy. You are a rich person having so many praying for you. I am also blessed to be able to participate with you in prayer as a WWP and earlier for over 15 years. Taking my stand to pray for Israel daily as a watchman and for the USA (turning our government back into our forefathers’ covenant with God) Pleading the Blood over Trump for 2024. Also for other nations where Christians are persecuted that God will keep them from harm. We live in a very violent world with satanic beings constantly harrassing. So blessed for the authority Papa Hagin was revealed that we can function in. Daily putting on the armor and making my voice one with others through Billye’s lead. Love your letters Billye; be encouraged to keep writing it helps us not in your circle to keep in oneness with God’s will for the Prayer Force. Much love in the coing New Year.

  32. Tammy Elkins on January 1, 2024 at 2:52 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Ms. Billye. So happy that your are able to be in Israel, doing God’s work. May the Lord bless you and keep you, May the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you, May the Lord lift His countenance upon you, and give you peace. I pray I will finally get to meet you this year. Love you in the Lord!

Leave a Comment