The Delicious Israeli Breakfast

Everyone who visits Israel is overwhelmed by the amazingly delicious breakfasts. From garden-fresh produce to free-range eggs to fresh-squeezed juices to European-style bread to mouth-watering preserves and more! Watch this 60-second overview video and see if you can control your taste buds.

 (We start every morning on our tours with breakfasts like this. Aside from our quiet time, it’s the best start to our day)

Why Travel May Be the Secret to a Longer Life

Just ask this 86-year-old who has been to over 87 countries—and shows no signs of stopping.

When 86-year-old June Scott is asked where she’s based, she responds: “This morning or in travel?”

Considering she’s visited all seven continents and over 87 countries, it’s a fair question. The Oak Brook, Illinois-based traveler just returned home from Palestine and Israel; before that, she was in Cuba; and in December, she slept in a pop-up tent in the world’s largest sand desert, the Arabian Peninsula’s Empty Quarter—often considered one of the least explored places on Earth. Last August? She and her family hiked sand dunes over 900 feet high, flew over the Skeleton Coast in a tiny plane, and kayaked with seals in Namibia.

Read more here

Can’t Miss Video from the Historic Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast

Arlen & Elsa Leading in Prayer

It was historic. It was miraculous.

As Founders of the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast, we were overwhelmed with the miraculous response. Sixty nations were represented as we came together in June for several days at the first Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast and conference. Incredibly, this Christian gathering was supported by the Knesset (Government of Israel) and Israel’s President.

During the Prayer Breakfast day, we were hit with the reality that it was 50 years to the day since the Six-Day War.  Remembering this, the former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren stepped to the stage and presented the stirring message below.

The video may be the most inspiring 11 minutes of your day.

Will you watch it? Will you join us in prayer for Israel?

In Christ,
Arlen & Elsa Salte, Hans Weichbrodt
Founders: Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast
Break Forth Journeys

PS – Do you want to join us in May 2018 for Break Forth Israel & Jordan Next Level? Please ask for your free brochure by emailing us at journeys@breakforthministries.com.

Be Still And Know That I Am God

I miss the stars. Of course, they haven’t gone away. But, the world has changed and I’ve gone away.

Please let me explain.

I remember staring up at the splendor of the stars when I was a child. There were few street lights where I lived in my little town. There was even less light when I spent time at our relative’s farms.

I loved finding the Big Dipper, the Little Dipper, Orion and Taurus. But, those days are almost gone for me.

Now, there are so many street lights where we live that it’s hard to see the stars at night.

But, they’re not the big culprit. I am.

I usually keep myself so busy that I don’t take the time to experience the quiet “wow” of staring into the sky at night and seeing God’s glorious creation.

That’s one reason why I love the desert at night. I’ll never forget a few months ago when Elsa and I were in the desert in the Middle East. All the lights were turned off, we lay on the ground and we stared up into the majesty of the skies. We didn’t talk. Our heartbeats slowed. Our “to do list” took a break.

As I stared up at the majesty of the stars, I was struck with the reality of God’s immeasurable power.

Power to heal. Power to save. Power to care.

I pondered some immense obstacles that I was facing.

In the power of that moment, staring up at the star-splashed skies, I remembered anew, “The God who holds these stars and planets in their order is the God who not only cares for me but also is unlimited in His ability to deal with my miniscule challenges.”

I think the writers of the scriptures had a better understanding of this than we do. Every night, unburdened by blinding street lights, they stared into the skies and wondered:

“I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
    your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
    Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
    Why take a second look our way?” – Psalm 8:4 MSG

I also wonder if many of our favourite scriptures were written in the stillness of the desert, amid awe, wonder and stillness:

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”  – Isaiah 40:31

So, when I’m in the desert, especially in the Lands of the Bible, my heart stills and I hear once again, “Be still, and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10

The truth is: It’s not that God doesn’t speak. It’s that we seldom take the time to quiet our hearts to listen.

May we all be encouraged to have our “desert time” each day and to quietly wait to hear the gentle whispers of God.

 

 

 

PS – One of the highlights of our Break Forth Israel & Jordan NEXT Level 2018 tour will be spending a night in the desert in Wadi Rum. We’ll be ‘glamping’ with luxurious accommodations where each ‘tent’ has private washrooms, hot showers, Egyptian cotton bedding and maid service. But, even more important: We will take the time at night to get away by ourselves, look up at the immense star-studded sky, experience the wondrous
overwhelm of  God’s power and then listen to His gentle whispers of loving care.  

Would you like to experience that star-studding evening in Wadi Rum and all Break Forth Israel & Jordan Next Level has to offer? To ask for your free brochure, just click here.   

Break Forth Israel & Jordan Next Level 2018

We’re thrilled to announce Break Forth Israel & Jordan Next Level 2018.

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Your Bible will come alive as you step onto the land where prophets, priests, kings and our Messiah walked.

You’ll experience scholarly teaching, amazing sites, grace-centered ministry, personal renewal, wonderful fellowship, heart-lifting worship and maybe more smiles than you’ve had in years.

This tour is for those who’ve been to Israel before or those who want to dig deeper.

You’ll experience:

  • 11 Days of wonder and growth from Jerusalem to Masada to Mount Nebo to Petra to Jericho to Mt of Temptation and more!
  • A breathtaking luxurious ‘glamping’ experience in Wadi Rum
  • Daily sumptuous breakfast and dinner buffets
  • Exceptional 4 and 5 Star accommodations
  • Teaching from the world-renowned Hans Weichbrodt at every Biblical site
  • Heart-lifting Worship experiences along the way with Arlen & Elsa Salte and team.
  • Experienced leadership who’ve led over 2,000 people to the Lands of the Bible
  • The best of the best, hand-picked guides and drivers.
  • Travel by first-class air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Free pre-trip study and preparation materials
  • Free audio recordings of all teachings sent to you after the trip
  • International round-trip air, deluxe airport transfers to and from hotel (not included in land only option)
  • Opportunities to add on incredible post-trip extensions
  • And so much more!

We’ve sold out every tour. We encourage you to move quickly.

You can download your free beautiful brochure now: Just click here.

You can also call to reserve your space at 1-866-978-2997. If that toll free line jams up due to an overload of calls you can also call 1-604-279-8794. 

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This is your spiritual journey and adventure of a lifetime. Please join us!

Break Forth Israel & Jordan NEXT Level 2018!

Keep an eye on this website. Registrations will open soon for this spiritual Journey of a Lifetime!

We have a trip planned that is simply astounding.

You’ll experience deep ministry, jaw-dropping sites, engaging worship and prayer, wonderful fellowship and visits to some of the most amazing places in the world.

To be put on the advance notice list, email us at journeys@breakforthministries.com.

Please see the photo below for one little hint of something amazing we have planned.

Can you guess? 

 

Do you want to know Hans Weichbrodt’s morning prayer?

Hans teaching outside Philippi

Have you ever struggled with a morning prayer pattern? Does your mind tend to wander?

Here is the prayer pattern that I’ve used for years. It was passed to me from my spiritual father.

The Biblical Foundation for my morning prayer pattern is the temple-service Numbers 28: 1- 4 and Daniel (Dan 6:10

These passages show us that God’s people could pray “linked” to the temple-service even if the temple at that time was in ruins!

We can also see that the early Church seemed to have this focus:

We see this with Peter and John in Acts 3:1 on their way to pray at the evening/afternoon prayer.

We also see this with Peter himself in Yafo (Jaffa) praying in Acts 10:9. Just like Daniel, Peter seems to be praying three times per day. Peter and John probably learned this pattern from Jesus himself!

Yet, this didn’t end with the Apostolic Age!

The tradition of praying at fixed times during the day (morning-prayer included) was passed on through the centuries. A good example of this is the monasteries who have prayed this way for almost 2000 years.

I was inspired to pray this way by my spiritual father. He follows a fixed order (just like the monasteries).

I’ve altered it somewhat so it fits me all the better. I believe that this is spiritually sound- We inherit an order but we’re free in Christ to change a fixed order so that it fits us personally “like a hand in a glove”.

So here´s my order – You should also feel free to change this order so that it fits you as well. 

1. Greeting of the Lord (standing):

“Lord, let us see your grace and give us your salvation! Honor be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, as it was from the beginning, now is and shall be forever and ever, Amen!”

2. Confession and Absolution (kneeling)

“I confess to you holy and righteous God that I have sinned with thoughts, Words and deeds. Think on me with mercy and forgive me for the sake of Jesus Christ the sins that I have committed.”

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

Here I add my own Little addition: “In Jesus name! In the blood of the Lamb!!!” I often proclaim this with a loud voice. This is especially appropriate when I’m under spiritual oppression.

3. Psalms (from now and also during the Gospel standing or sitting)

Here I read 3 psalms. I just flip open the pages and take the first three psalms I see in the book of Psalms. It´s probably even better to have a fixed order (that’s the way my spiritual father prays), even though I’ve been amazed through the years at how many times God has spoken to me prophetically through my “random” reading of three psalms. If it´s a long Psalm (like 119) than it’s of course ok not to read the whole Psalm.

4. Gospel

Here I read one passages/section from any of the four Gospels. I do it the same way as I do with the psalms and also here a fixed order of reading might be preferred.

5. Benedicamus- The blessing (from now and on standing)

Here I read (as my spiritual father does) the prayer of Zechariah in Luke 1: 68- 79. It truly has become a treasure for me but this is the section of the morning- prayer that I would suggest for you to omit if you want to shorten your morning- prayer.

6. Our Father (The Lord’s Prayer)

A suggestion is to try to pray it not to quick but to take a minute to reflect on at least one of the passages in Jesus prayer.

7. Free Prayer 

This section is, of course, totally flexible and that´s a great strength. If you´re in a hurry perhaps you will only pray for 30 seconds. If you have time, it´s an awesome privilege to take some time and now let the anointing of the Holy Spirit just lead you where He wants to go.

You can also include some soaking-time perhaps combined with some specific things he leads you to pray for.

Even though I try to “go with the flow” there is a pattern that I most often follow:

  • I start with thanking the Lord for all the good things He has blessed me with. This often creates joy, thankfulness and faith!
  • I pray for others in the following order:
    • Family
    • Ministry
    • People I think I’m going to meet that day
    • People I don’t yet know that I´m going to meet.
  • Then I pray for myself.  I try to pray with boldness, knowing that I am secure in the grace, love and promises of God. 

8 . Blessing

I finish the prayer with proclaiming a blessing over my family and myself. I will often use the priestly blessing in Numbers 6: 23- 24.

This prayer time can take less than 5 minutes to pray if there´s no “free” prayer.

I think it’s important to point out that it doesn’t take a longer time to pray just because you pray following a specific order. The only difference in my opinion is that this order gives you focus!

This is, not the least, due to this order being founded in the Word of God! 

Because of the power in prayer I have seen in those who have used this biblical pattern,  people who follow this pattern might finding themselves praying longer than they expected.  They may not be able to resist to take time to rest in the anointing during the “free” prayer.

This prayer time has been transformational for me. I pray that if you choose to follow this scriptural prayer pattern that it will be a blessing to you as well.

In Christ,

Rev. Hans Weichbrodt

Spiritual Teacher, Break Forth Journeys

Please note: We’ve seen miracles during our prayer ministry times throughout our Break Forth Journeys trips. Hans, Arlen and Elsa choose to lead trips of spiritual impact. If you want to learn more about our upcoming trips, please email us at journeys@breakforthministries.com.

My father was killed at 38. It changed me forever.

Our car from the accident where my father was killed. It’s a miracle some survived.

July, 1963.

On a dusty Saskatchewan road. My father was killed.

My life changed forever.

I went through dark years. I felt I’d been abandoned by God. 

Years later, God changed my life.

When that happened, I knew that He gave me a gift.

A gift of life. A gift of love. A gift of purpose.

Every day was a gift. It still is.

When I outlived my father’s 38 years, my heart was especially stirred.

I determined to honour each day as a gift from God.

We each have a choice. We can choose one: A life of purpose. Or a life of complacency.

How about you? 

Who have you outlived?

Each day is a gift.

Let’s live it with purpose. Let’s change the world.

We only have one earthly life.

This is it.

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” – Ps 90:12

 

 

Arlen Salte

PS – One of Elsa and my life’s purposes is to bring people to the Lands of the Bible. People fall in love with the scriptures anew. Break Forth Israel Signature Tour 2017 is sold out. We’re putting the details together for Break Forth Israel & Jordan NEXT Level for May, 2018.

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