Pictured above: Mt. Gerizim (left) and Mt. Ebal (right). In the valley between the mountains lies the city of Shechem (modern-day Nablus). CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons.

The Lord used two mountains to drive home to the Jews the difference between blessings and cursings. 

Through Moses, the Lord had differentiated between the two, especially in Deuteronomy 28. Then, when Joshua and the people entered the Land, they followed instructions given through Moses to plaster, write, and call out upon one mountain the blessings (Mount Gerizim). On the other, they were to write and call out the cursings (Mount Ebal). (See Deuteronomy 27; Joshua 8:33.)

It seems to me that, by and large, the Jews can tell the difference. Sometimes I think that Christians could use two mountains. They so often confuse the two. And I think the enemy helped the matter along by convincing Christians that somehow poverty is “holy.”

Sickness as well.  



Something I read about the Jewish attitude toward money stuck with me. Here it is:

“Everything belongs to God. We are simply given stewardship over things. We are to be faithful over the stewardship He gives us and cause it to increase. If we are not faithful, He will give that stewardship to someone else.”

That principle is exactly what Jesus put forth in the parable of the ten talents (Matthew 25:14–29). We all want to hear, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” 

By the way, I might add that an ArtScroll note on Psalm 112 says, in effect: The basic definition of blessing is increase. The definition of curse is decrease.


Our Stewardship at Migdal Arbel

When we were at Migdal Arbel on December 11 (I hope you’ll reread that blog), I thought about our stewardship there. It is so miraculous that we got that land. Only a very small percentage of land in Israel can be purchased outright. Nir Kimchi told me that if we had not gotten it so many years ago, we could not get it now. 

Yet, from the beginning, I knew and realized deeply that we have been granted stewardship only for a while, for God’s purposes. This Land, including the land we own, belongs first to God. Then to the Jews. We are merely the Lord’s stewards over it for God’s purposes and for God’s timing. It is a God-given stewardship. And it must increase and grow. Building must continue and not stop for any reason. That means there must be funds to do so. 

I wrote a letter to you about that before I left for this trip. I do trust you read yours. If you didn’t receive it, the letter, which I called an appeal letter, is posted online (read here). I explained therein some things about this project.


End of Year Giving

There are only a few days left for you to receive tax benefits for giving into this stewardship. Some people say it is not important to them to receive a tax deduction. And that may well be true to certain ones. [Click Here to Give.]

But, I tell you to whom it is a benefit to give you a tax deduction. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I believe our country is blessed for having recognized the giving of Christians and Jews and others doing beneficial work. 

Thank you for your part in causing this stewardship to increase to the glory of God for His purposes. For I believe with all my heart that Migdal Arbel is the plan of God and the plan of God for us. And I intend with all my heart to aim toward the high calling of hearing, “Well done, My good and faithful servants.”


Shalom, Shalom 

Billye Brim








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  1. Debbie Malonson on December 27, 2023 at 11:27 am

    Blessings sister Billye and Brim ministry team that is my prayer also is to hear well done My good and faithful servant. Prayers for shalom over Israel and her people as they walk out the derech of their God given purpose much love to all and have a blessed and wonderful New Year 🎆🎶💃🏻🇮🇱🇺🇸Jesus is Lord 🙌

  2. Dianna Rolfsen on December 27, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Shalom Shalom.

  3. Shelley Snow on December 27, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    lol. This is my 3rd attempt at leaving a comment. Thank you sister Billye, you are a blessing. I read your letter after making my declaration concerning funds that are being held up to be released! These funds are blessed because they were first tithed on prior to our investment. You brought me back to the word I needed! Fathers timing is beautiful🥰

    Bless you my sister.
    Shalom, shalom.

  4. Mary and Norman on December 27, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    Shalom Billye and Shelli. He who blesses Israel I will bless. Fathers words. Migdal Arbel is part of Israel and in Israel.. He’s a great Blesser..can’t wait to January to sow back in to this Fathers project. Wish we could have tax reduction in Ireland like the USA. We would sow it all back in to the Blessing. Cead mile failte from Ireland

  5. Narrynetta Bruton on December 27, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    Thank you for always taking time out to keep us informed

  6. Susan McIntosh on December 27, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    Bless you for leading this great Army.

  7. Peter Pritchard on December 27, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    Billye, blessings and curses can come out of the same mouth. That’s where the enemy tries to get that rudder causing fire. Growing up in a Christian traditional church sickness and poverty were considered by many to be a blessing indeed. In that same church I was born again in the CCR. PTL.
    The Bible became my life blood and it’s my job to share the Word now. What you’ve done for many years is to be bold and share the joy. Keep rowing sister.

  8. Darlene Callery on December 27, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Thank YOU ,BLESSINGS and increase -to all -Love DLC

  9. Sandra Hughes on December 27, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    We appreciate your blog so much. Helps us stay connected and updated. I know I speak for all of us – WE AGREE TOGETHER TO BIND HINDERING FORCES AND RELEASE THE HEAVENLY HOSTS TO BRING IN THE FINANCES AND RESOURCES TO PAY CASH IN 2024. Sweat-less anointing to steward this project. The burden removing, yoke destroying anointing is upon BBM for this and all needs for outreach and admin with plenty left over. Thank God for supernatural favor for not only the ministry but also those connected to this ministry by prayer and giving. Not a burden, not a care, not a worry anywhere, I declare! Love you….

  10. Karen Jacobs on December 27, 2023 at 10:38 pm


  11. Wendy Brown on December 28, 2023 at 7:58 am

    Billye I’m so thankful for all the technology that has opened the doors to bring us together. Kcm is where I first heard you and you were talking about the awakening . That caught my attention as in a prayer group the Holy Spirit kept saying through me AWAKE over and over again. I love Wednesday prayer ( haven’t been too faithful in that area) sent a letter about my little grand daughter making a mound with the fence around it. My Husband then suddenly passed away a fee months later. This turned things a bit upside down for a little while.
    You inspire me with things God has done through you, as a widow and how The Lord has kept you strong and has so many great plans He’s working through you in the ministry.
    God Bless you and keep you safe
    Much love and adoration,

    • Robyn S O'Neal on December 30, 2023 at 9:01 am

      Dear Wendy, I just hopped on this website for the first time. Read your comment and so want to acknowledge your courageous heart attitude as you look forward to your future as a widow in a new season, empowered by the Lord through your childlike faith and the awesome faith of your grandbaby girl. As a widow, you have honor and are recipient of the love and resources of Heaven, through Christ’s mandate to care of widows and orphans. I know that the blessings of the Lord are upon your life and make you rich (Prov. 10:22), and that His grace abounds toward you, that you will have sufficiency in all things and abound to every good work according to 2Cor. 9:8. I declare Amos 9:13 over you, that the plowman overtakes the reaper, and the treader of grapes- the sower of seed, and you shall live in continual harvest. In Yeshua’s precious and powerful Name, I pray the Father’s will back to Him on your behalf as an interceeding redeemed saint! Amen!

  12. Agnes Hendry🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 on December 28, 2023 at 9:09 am

    Thank you sister Billye for those updates..and I thank you for your faithfulness and your obedience to GOD..and all that your hand finds to do WILL PROSPER..more and more.

  13. Miss Alta Prout on December 28, 2023 at 11:37 am

    God Bless you real good !!! Thank-you! 🌿🌾🌷✨ GOD for all You have already done. I pray for your health and happiness quite often dear Miss Billye ! Love, from ALASKA

  14. Patricia Strong on December 30, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing.

  15. Corrine Cardoza on January 3, 2024 at 12:35 am

    Amen and amen. I remember visiting the site of Migdal Arbel when you were praying about what you were to do regarding renovating the old or building new. Our group even went back to the property so you could pray again on the land. I believe the Lord spoke to you to build new. That trip was 2002 in the Middle of the Second Intifada. It seemed we were the only tour group then, too. Look what the Lord has done! He had sustained you, brought you through, blessed beyond what you could ask or think. What He has promised He is able to perform. To God be the glory.

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