Archive for the ‘Studies’ Category


Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (1) – Chapter 1 – Introduction

editor 20 February 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

For many years we all have seen the miracle happen – the return of the Jewish people from all over the world to the Promised Land of Israel. We are the generation that is seeing Biblical prophecies being fulfilled before our very eyes. Many prophecies in the Old Testament speak about this. To quote just one, where God speaks to Israel: “…Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ – and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the earth – everyone who is called by My Name, whom I created for My glory, whom I formed and made. Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf…” (Isaiah 43:5-8). (more…)


‘Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done’

editor 19 February 2018

By Andrew Tucker.. Prayer is at the heart of our Christian faith. Throughout the gospels, we read that Jesus Himself was almost constantly in prayer with His Father in heaven. For Him, this was the most natural and important thing to be doing. Regularly He withdrew from the crowds to spend time with His Father; even His own disciples often did not know where He was. He spent nights alone on the mountain in prayer. His last night before His arrest and crucifixion was a long night of tears spent in close communion with His Father. (more…)


Why End Times? (94) – Chapter 8 – Thy Kingdom Come (Final paragraph)

editor 15 February 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 8 – Thy Kingdom Come

Europe and world union
Not only is the power block called ‘Europe’ on the march (with North America, Australia/New Zealand and other European   disseminations elsewhere in the world as extensions thereof), Africa is also making attempts at uniting itself, as well as Latin America, the Middle East, India, China and Japan, South-East Asia, etc., all are trying to unite themselves. The world is beginning to consist more and more of a number (10?) of power blocks. (more…)


Tu BiShvat 2018 / טו בשבט

editor 30 January 2018

By Christians for Israel International.. Tu BiShvat or Tu B’Shevat or Tu B’Shvat (Hebrew: ט״ו בשבט‎) is a minor Jewish holiday, occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It is also called “The New Year of the Trees” or (Hebrew:ראש השנה לאילנות, Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot‎). Tu BiShvat is one of four “New Years” mentioned in the Mishnah.

Tu BiShvat begins at sundown on Tuesday, 30 January 2018. (more…)


International Holocaust Remembrance Day – January 27, 2018

editor 24 January 2018

By Christians for Israel International.. International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an international memorial day on Saturday January 27, 2018 commemorating the victims of the Holocaust. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish men and women, under whom where 1.5 million Jewish children. Also 2 million Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. (more…)


Isaiah’s Prophecy Appears in Sahara as Snow Falls in World’s Hottest Desert

editor 20 January 2018

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz.. “The arid desert shall be glad, The wilderness shall rejoice And shall blossom like a rose.” Isaiah 35:1. The people of Ain Sefra were greeted by a strange sight when they woke up last Sunday (January 15, 2018): 4-12 inches of snow had fallen overnight in the northern Algerian town known as “the Gateway to the Desert”, situated between the Sahara Desert and the Atlas Mountains. This is only the third time in the last 40 years that the Sahara’s dunes have been coated with snow. The Sahara is one of the hottest places on the planet but strangely, it snowed there last year as well. Before that, it had been 37 years since Ain Sefra’s last snowfall. [Photo top right: Snow covered Sahara Desert (YouTube)].  (more…)


Why Are There No More Prophets?

editor 12 January 2018

By Yehuda Sherpin.. The Talmud explains that with the death of the latter prophets Chagai, Zechariah and Malachi at the very beginning of the Second Temple era, “the spirit of prophecy departed.” Why did that happen?

Maimonides: Lack of Joy
The Talmud states, “Prophecy does not come upon a prophet when he is sad or languid.” Maimonides (1105-1204) in his Guide for the Perplexed explains that every faculty of a person’s body at times grows weak and at other times is healthy. The “imaginative faculty,” through which the prophet receives prophecy, is no different than the other faculties. (more…)


Biblical Reflections – Lake of Fire

editor 11 January 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. “What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have You come here to torture us before the appointed time?” (Matthew 8:28-32) “Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” (Matthew 25:41) “And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” (Revelation 20:10) “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12). (more…)


Chanukah 2017/ 5778 חנוכה

editor 11 December 2017

By C4I International.. Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah or Chanuka), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. Chanukah begins at sundown on Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Chanukah ends on Wednesday December 20, 2017. (more…)


Jerusalem in the ‘End Times’

editor 8 December 2017

By Andrew Tucker.. There is a lot of talk about the end times, or ‘last days’, that have been prophesied in the Bible. The term ‘end days’ in the Bible does not mean the end of the earth or the end of the world. It means the end of a phase of world history (the Greek word is ‘aeon’ meaning ‘vital force’, ‘generation’ or ‘period of time’). In Matthew 24, the disciples ask Jesus “what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?”. Jesus answers by telling them about all the things that will happen before ‘the end’. He talks about ‘birth pains’ (verse 8), wars, famines, earthquakes and other signs of the ‘end’. In all of this, He speaks in the context of the prophecies of the Old Testament which are full of God’s promises to send the Messiah to usher in the kingdom. (more…)


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